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“Great location, comfy beds, wonderful staff”
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Hotel Artemide
Ranked #8 of 1,259 Hotels in Rome
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Broomfield, CO
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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“Great location, comfy beds, wonderful staff”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband, 11-year-old son and I stayed here over Spring Break. The beds were very comfortable, room was clean and updated with a large bathroom. Free wifi. Great breakfast with more choices than we saw in our hotels in other cities in Italy. The staff was very friendly and the front desk people were always ready with directions and recommendations for restaurants. It is close to the train station, the subway and lots of shopping. We walked to the Colosseum/Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and walked back from the Vatican. Perfect location in our opinion. Would absolutely stay here again!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

A well positioned, friendly hotel with a great roof terrace restaurant/bar area. Clean comfortable rooms, great breakfasts to set you up for the day and helpful staff. The position on the Via Natzionale makes most of the typical sites of Rome 'walkable' and there are some great bars and restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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qatif
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

i visit Italy for honeymoon in February, and i stayed 5 nights in this hotel. The room is very good, clean and beautiful, the reception they are very helpful and always smiling, the room service is very good, breakfast and restaurant perfect, and the price is good. I have very nice stay in this hotel and I had unforgettable moments on it. I really Advice this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed at this hotel at the end of April. The room was on the small side but everything else was great. the bathroom was very large, the free mini bar was a nice touch. Included breakfast with cappuccino definitely helped to get us going in the mornings for a long day of walking. The location of the hotel is fantastic. The only place we didn't walk to was The Vatican. Everything else is within walking distance. The staff was very friendly. Couldn't have asked for more.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

My husband and I were on a three week trip celebrating our 25th anniversay to Paris, Milan, Como, Venice, Florence and lastly, Rome. We were looking for a centrally located hotel that was somewhat luxurious, but not over the top fancy so we would feel too formal. The Artemide Hotel was perfect for us. We arrived early from Florence and the concierge recommending going up to the rooftop bar on the 7th floor for refreshments while we waited for our room to be ready. He estimated it would be ready in an hour so it was not a long wait. The rooftop bar/restaurant is worth visiting. Sitting outside, enjoying the sun on tastefully decorated chairs, was a great way to review the map of Rome and plan our next four days.

We got our room within the hour as promised and were pleasantly surprised by the decor. A nice sized room, that included a mini-bar where you can help yourself to 3 bottles of water per day, 2 Italian beers, and juice. I believed this to be "free," although one reviewer insists it's in the room charge. Either way, I felt as if it were free and was very happy to drink my 3 bottles of water per day not worrying about being charged 20 Euros, or whatever they do in Europe. Alas, I do not drink beer, so that sat there day after day. Maybe I should have snuck it home for my daughter, ha....There were also little cookies and crackers set out on top of the mini bar, in addition to coffee and tea. There was a kettle that you could put water in and heat up. I loved having a cup of tea in the room after exploring the streets of Rome for hours.

We are always eager to have good Wi-Fi and we both brought an iPhone, in addition to both having our own iPads. We were given a Wi-Fi code and surprisingly, all four devices worked great. This was not always the case at the other hotels in Italy. At some of them, only two devices worked well. Always try a hotel's wi-fi code on the most important devices first, the ones you can't live without. No problem at this hotel though--everything was working very well.

The bathroom was quite nice with marble and all the fancy soaps and shampoos you can expect these days. Our only complaint, as usual, with hotels in Italy, is it's hard not to get water on the floor when you shower. There was only a partial glass door and for whatever reason, the water ends up outside on the floor. Felt bad having to mop it up a bit with a thirsty towel and then leave the wet towel on the floor, but what can you do. I think a better designed door would prevent this. That is just a minor complaint, though, and I felt bad for the hotel cleaning staff, not myself.

I would highly recommend eating at the rooftop restaurant. We ended up there our last two nights we liked it so much. They give you a huge glass of wine if you order by the glass and the food was delicious. I would suggest making a reservation, though, as by 8:00 it starts to fill up. We had to get used to eating later while in Europe as is their custom. Many restaurants do not start to serve until after 7:30. I believe we came one night at 7:00 p.m. and were served so it may be different at a hotel restaurant. My husband had a swordfish appetizer that was amazing!

This hotel is located very centrally to all the places you will want to see. We had a walking tour the first day with a guide and from then on were able to find our way around. Get a map at the front desk. It is very useful and they will circle the attractions most people want to see. Rome is a big city so be prepared to do a lot of walking, even with the hotel being in a good location. We ended up walking 5-10 miles a day, but that also has to do with the fact that we love walking. There is the metro nearby that many people take to get about.

Each morning you can have breakfast in the breakfast room and this is included in your room price. The staff is super friendly and will whisk about clearing plates from your table when you're done with them and bringing you fresh coffee or tea. Each morning a server came around with a huge bundt type formation of freshly made ricotta cheese. I don't eat much dairy, but had to have a sample and was glad I did, it was delicious! The food at the buffet was the typical European spread of cucumbers, tomatoes, salad, eggs, bacon, cereals, breads, cakes, juices, yogurt, fruit, Nutella (what is with the European obsession over Nutella??), and cold-cuts and cheese. Everything was well supplied and who could not find plenty to eat! We looked forward to eating in this charming room every morning and would linger over our second pot of tea!

I would definitely recommend this hotel and hope to return some day in the future! We were there the last part of April and were grateful they had turned on the air conditioning since it was getting in the mid-70's during our visit. Some of the other hotels we stayed at previously in April had the heat blasting with no way to regulate it and this meant we had to keep our windows open at all times or be way too hot. The air conditioning worked great at Hotel Artemide!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Stayed 3 nights at the beginning of April. Location is ideal if you are arriving by train (Termini station). If you have only one piece of luggage I recommend you to walk from the station to the hotel. Hotel is also close to “Repubblica” subway station (please notice that subway system in Rome is not as large as other cities in Europe, but it’s enough to take you to most touristic places).

Staff at check in was really efficient and proud of their job. The hotel is old and somewhat outdated but service is great. Rooms have enough space and bathrooms are large for European standards. If you are looking for a base to explore Rome, look no more.

Free beverages in the mini bar are a nice touch. Also breakfast is great in terms of service and food quality. Hotel has a private car service to FCO Airport, which is at the same price as a taxi cab and more reliable than a regular taxi (FCO airport is a 45 minute ride at 6 am).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Issaquah, Washington
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed at the Artemide in late April and it was a wonderful hotel in a great location. The room was very nice and clean, and the bathroom was spacious (we booked a triple room). The rooftop bar and restaurant was amazing, with great views of the city and wonderful food. The free breakfast was amazing -- very good spread with great, fresh food and wonderful coffee.

The strongest asset of this hotel is its staff. Wonderfully attentive, very friendly and went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. On the final night of our stay, I stopped by the front desk to ask if someone would be there at 4am, which is when we had to check out in order to make our early flight. Of course, the front desk is staffed 24/7, but that's not the only part. When we checked out of the hotel, they had a boxed breakfast for us to take in the cab. We were overwhelmed by the amazing hospitality. Would recommend the Artemide without hesitation.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Artemide
Address: Via Nazionale, 22, 98043 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Family Hotel in Rome
#2 Business Hotel in Rome
#2 Spa Hotel in Rome
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#5 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Artemide 4*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Artemide, your 4-star hotel in downtown Rome! Just a stone's throw away from the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum or the Spanish Steps, Artemide is right in the heart of Via Nazionale, a lively and bright street, with plenty of shops to choose from. Within walking distance of Termini Train Station and with the metro station Repubblica at just 100 metres, the Artemide Hotel is the perfect starting point for discovering the Eternal City. Free mini-bar and wi-fi connection in every room, and a fully-equipped gym are just some of the perks we offer our guests. Also, make sure not to miss the Artemís Spa to dedicate a moment for your well-being and enjoy individual or couples massages. And to complete the experience, don't miss the Ambrosia Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, on the 7th floor of the hotel, with its magnificent view over the Rome' skyline. ... more   less 
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