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Hotel Forum Roma
Ranked #204 of 1,270 Hotels in Rome
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is our second stay at this hotel, the first as a couple with a young baby 10 years ago, and now as a family of 4 with a 10 and 8 year old. The hotel is superb, we had a great family room with 2 adjoining rooms, lots of space for all. The location is superb for exploring Rome in the middle of everything. The location of the restaurant is stunning with beautiful views over the city. Great service offered by all staff.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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DirezioneRoma, Direttore at Hotel Forum Roma, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

We thank you and we are happy to read that you came back after all this time and we hope to see you again before 10 years!

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Just returned from a long weekend in the wonderful city of Rome. We contacted the hotel before we left and they arranged a car to pick us up at the airport to take us to the hotel, it cost 55euro and was worth the money. When we first got into Rome city, its was totally daunting and I kept thinking we are defo going to get lost lol. They drive like lunatics out there!!
The hotel on check in was wonderul, very swift and the room was ready even though we were 2 hours before check in allowed. The room we booked was a delux room, as we wanted a good view, and we werent dissapointed. The room was located at the side of the building but you still had a great view of the forum. The hotel as others have said is perfectly located, just walk outside into the pedestrian square look left and there is the glorious colessium in all its finery! Right accross the road from the hotel is the Forum. We did both those attractions on the day we arrived as they were so close. You buy a ticket at the Colessium for both the attractions. Dont bother with the tour guides who try to say they will get you straight into the attractions, as although the ques look massive they actually move quickly! And you can browse at your own leisure. Everywhere in rome is within walking distance of this lovely hotel. We even walked to the Vatican. Although it totally lashed it down when we did, but it was part of the fun!
Back to the hotel, the hotel itself is full of character and charm and holds the history of rome. The room was small but we didnt expect anything different as rooms in europe especially in old buildings tend to be on the small side. The only suggestions I would make to the hotel is, an extra pillow would be great as there was only one each, tea/coffee in room would be nice and the TV has NO english channels at all. After a very long tiring day walking around Rome the evening time was relaxing, lucky we had an ipad with movies and the first series of Mrs Browns Boys to watch lol. Marco at receiption is wonderful and extremely helpful. On arrival he gave us a map, although we already had one, the one he gave us was extremely helpful, with little pictures of the attractions on it to help you see where you are.
Rome itself is extremely expensive. We paid 10euro for a cafe latte near the Vatican and 16.50euro for one burger and chips!!! Very pricey, and dont expect them to know what garlic bread is, as what we think is Italian food isnt really! But what food we did have was amazing, totally fresh and nothing like the mush we all get here in the UK passed off as italian food.
We ordered a car to take us back to the airport and the driver was so helpful he came into the terminal to make sure we were going to the right desks. The italian people are wonderful and very friendly. We had no issues with anyone out there and felt totally safe. Just be careful of your bags as you walk around, like any city in the world, pick pockets are rife. The other thing is annoying is the beggers, there are many many its seems romanian gypsie beggers in the streets, and they dont take no for an answer and keep sticking their hands in your face you just have to ignore them!
All in all its a great city, there are no modern high risers in this city, they have totally retained their history and character, its full of things to see, just bring trainers with you lol. The hotel is lovely just dont expect 5* but it is very clean and friendly and in a fantastic location. We would defo go back there again.
If youre going enjoy and have fun xxxx

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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DirezioneRoma, Direttore at Hotel Forum Roma, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review that we have shared we all the staff.
We welcome all constructive critiscism about rooms and services and we inform that we are finishing the renovating works in all the rooms, including the T.V. with internationnal channels.
We wait for you next time at the Hotel Forum!

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Amazing location and view The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful. With so many of the other sites within easy walking distance. But the hotel needs severe fitting up, bathrooms are not up to the standards, rooms on the back side are dark and shoul offer more to back it up. The feeling is of a potential great hotel which is falling apart.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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DirezioneRoma, Direttore at Hotel Forum Roma, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Dear Sir,
We thank you for your compliments about staff and services and we inform that we are actually renovating the entire hotel.
We would be happy to have you back at the Hotel Forum as you can see the improvments.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Wonderful views from breakfast! We asked a room with three beds and were given one at the back of the hotel - not such a view but a lovely room, with good beds and plenty of room. It is a lovely hotel and very helpful!

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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DirezioneRoma, Direttore at Hotel Forum Roma, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Thank you for your kind remark. As you have noticed, you can approfitate of the wonderful view at the restaurant for breakfast. We are happy that you were satisfied by the room and by everything.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The hotel has the most amazing location, right on the main road to the Colosseum and Centro Storico. I managed to walk to all the attractions with ease. The hotel itself is full of character, rather than a boring chain hotel. The staff were exceedingly polite and helpful. The room was nice and clean, but dark as the one window opened onto a neighbouring wall. The morning breakfast was excellent, with a nice selection of continental options and cereal. Eat enough at breakfast, skip lunch, and you can just about afford the astronomical cost of food in central Rome!

Would gladly stay again and definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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DirezioneRoma, Direttore at Hotel Forum Roma, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

We thank you for your kind review and we are really happy to read that you have appreciated the location, the staff and the cleaning of hotel.
For next time, don't hesitate to ask for an external room (that looks outside) or even a Superior room and you will have the most beautiful view of Rome from your room.
We wait for your next reservation :-)

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We booked a family room through a travel website but had little idea what this would comprise. however we had a welcome surprise to find we had a very large room with two bathrooms and a sofa bed for the girls divided from our double bed by a curtain. We rather liked the antique style furnishings - a change from the usual dull fare. The lack of anything on the television was also rather welcome as we got down to catching up on some reading after long days out walking round such a beautiful city. Staff were helpful and discretely sorted a problem with a taxi booking without any fuss. We arrived on a New Year's Eve with a concert and firework display by the Forum which was spectacular. There was some street noise but nothing out of the ordinary for a hotel in a city centre.

What makes this hotel so amazing is the location. Having breakfast overlooking the Forum and Palatine was wonderful and set us up for the day. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful. With so many of the other sites within easy walking distance this hotel helped make this a very special four days in Rome!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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DirezioneRoma, Direttore at Hotel Forum Roma, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

Thank you very much for your review and see you soon back at the Hotel Forum!

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We spent three nights at the Forum hotel during Christmas holidays; actually we were there on New Year's Eve and we could enjoy the lively concert organized by Rome municipality on the Fori Imperiali.
The location of the hotel is really excellent, we walked to most of the sights.
The room was very clean, but we were very disappointed because the wireless did not work in the bedroom; also the television was not working properly and the choice of channels was very limited. Despite our complaints at the reception, nothing happened!!!
Breakfast was included in the room rate and served in the restaurant at the fifth floor. Apart from the view, food was not very exciting: it was a basic continental breakfast. Waiters were very nice and kind.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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DirezioneRoma, Direttore at Hotel Forum Roma, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2013

We thank you for your review and we inform that we are renovating the hotel (including televisions and WiFi connection) beginning by the first floor which is already finished.
Best regards and see you soon back in Rome!

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Address: Via Tor De' Conti 25-30, 00184 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#121 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#143 Family Hotel in Rome
#214 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range: $130 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Forum Roma 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The elegant and exclusive Forum hotel is situated in the very heart of the Eternal City, between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum and just a short walk from many of Rome’s major attractions.The property features a lovely panoramic roof garden restaurant, with an amazing view of the Roman Forum, elegantly-furnished comfortable rooms, spacious lounges, parking, and meeting facilities. ... more   less 
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