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“A good base for a short city break.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Ripa Roma

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Hotel Ripa Roma
Ranked #375 of 1,290 Hotels in Rome
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“A good base for a short city break.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

We have just returned from a city break in Rome organised by Riviera Travel for a group of 40 that included our 24 strong party from Sheffield. Overall we were quite well looked after and no great problems encountered. At the time a part of the front of the hotel was covered in scaffolding and we were told that none of our party would be in a room affected by this, however the balcony of our room was covered on scaffolding. Anton our guide insisted on getting a change of room and we were taken to another room without scaffolding.
The new room turned out to much smaller and the wardrobes looked like they had come flatpacked and put together by someone with no DIY experience. We immediately returned to reception saying the room was unacceptable and got the response that the hotel was fully booked and they couldn't change the room. However as my wife could speak a reasonable amount of Italian and had a somewhat stubborn streak, the argument was won and we were provided with another room that was perfectly satisfactory. Apart from this incident the hotel was fine and made a good a base from which to explore the City.
As previously mentioned the breakfast buffet was fine with plenty of choice although the decor in the breakfast room was interesting with floors sloping into walls along one side of the room giving a strong subterranean , OK if you weren't too late the night before!
The location was good with the main restaurant area of Trastevere within 5 - 10 minutes walk, where there are so many bars and restaurants that you should always find something to your taste. This area gets really lively in the evenings, even around midnight there are still some shops open. Great fun.
Transport links are good with the no 8 tram virtually on the doorstop to take you into the centre of Rome. Once there it is great fun to use the little electric buses; we used the no 116 & 119. The 116 goes round a lot of the narrow, cobbled backstreets, so you get to see parts of the city you might not otherwise visit and you will quite often get into a conversation with other local passengers/visitors. It's route runs from near the Ponte Principe to near the Villa Borghese. However be prepared for a bumpy ride across the cobbles and constant near misses with parked cars and vespas.
To sum up, it was a perfectly adequate base for our needs.

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ariannaroscioli, Direttore generale at Hotel Ripa Roma, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
dear Holliwoodhero,

thank you for your review and comments. I also liked a lot your wordds about our futuristic style!
thank you from sunny warm Rome,the city of Etarnal Peace and Love.
Kind regards

Arianna Roscioli
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Good Hotel
I have stayed in this hotel on 13th of October with my other 2 friends. Generally no big comments about the room, spacious room, please note we are in the suite.
Located in the centre, and also the Sunday local market also nearby, where you can buy all the items in cheaper level / quality
The elevators are nonstandard, 1 m X 1m size, you can accommodate a small size bag and yourself only.
Restaurant, Fantastic breakfast, but dinner we were not happy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

The Ripa website describes it as a four-star hotel, which is certainly isn't. However, it filled the bill as a reasonably priced hotel in a central position and a good base for exploring Rome during our four-night stay.

My wife and I both found the breakfasts excellent, with a good choice. The scrabled eggs were praised by everybody who had them. We found the coffee excellent, contrary to some reviews, but that is perhaps a question of taste.

While our room on the sixth floor was comfortable enough (again, contrary to one review, we found the bed just right) and very spacious, with a separate sitting area and mini-kitchen, the decorations were very down at heel. Perhaps they refurbish the bedrooms on a rotational basis, in which case ours must certainly be due a makeover. There was black mould around the bath, scuffed paintwork and plaster around the plinths and the wood veneer on the front edge of the bedsite units was worn right through. The air conditioning was very iffy.

On our second evening there was a thunderstorm which perhaps prompted more people than usual (ourselves included) to eat in the hotel's own restaurant, which seemed unable to cope. The food was OK-ish, but the service very slow.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Geel, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was the third time staying in this hotel, and as always it was again a nice experience. Although the hotel is not located in the historic center, it is situated in trastevere close to tramline 8 which is going to piazza argentina.
Rooms are nice and modern, also bathrooms are ok. They are changing the outside colour of the hotel into grey , which is much nicer as before , very friendly staff and very helpful in arranging restaurant reservations.
Some minor issues : small elevators, old tv's in the rooms, no view
for those wanting to visit a local market , the market at the porta portese on sunday is just around the corner and it is enormous.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stayed at the Ripa hotel for 4 nights with my boyfriend last weekend. The hotel is nice enough and the staff are friendly. The room we stayed in was very large and spacious. It was clean and provided a good base to explore Rome. The only bad aspect of the room would be the mattress, it was rock hard!! But to be honest by the time you get home after exploring the beautiful city of Rome, it doesnt matter much...We both slept well!

Breakfast was fairly good, consisted of a hot and cold buffet - reasonable amount of choice. I would recommend going before 9am as after this time the breakfast room became quite chaotic and finding a cup or a plate was very difficult.

The location of the hotel is perfect, just a short distance away you'll find lots of restaurants where the food was good. Easy to walk to the main attractions, including the Vatican City and Collosseum. Alternatively the tram line is only a 5 minute walk wth regular trams and buses to most destinations.

Just a warning the hotel is quite far from Ciampino airport, taxi is 50 euros, we had not realised this and were a bit shocked. The hotel can arrange a private transfer for 45 euros!

Generally a good hotel in a great location, if travelling to Rome again we would return!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Prata di Pordenone, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

AC did not work and it was stifling in our room, which also was filthy. I requested another room which was finally given to us, even though previously they had claimed no more rooms were available. That 2nd room was really small and only cold showers in the morning; for 142 Euro a night!!! When I complained in the morning, all they said was these things happen and it was unfortunate they all happened to us. Stay away from this place!

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ariannaroscioli, Direttore at Hotel Ripa Roma, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
dear Guest,
you are more than welcome again in our lovely hotel.
I could not find records about your stay. But your words sound very strange to me as all our staff is trained to handle any situation. that is why I ask you to please write me an email to inform about dates and room n. and the person you spoke to at the desk (all staff wear a visible name badge).
Another thing I want to write you is that in the past weeks (from August to last week) Rome Water Agency caused water pressure decrease without notice. This created a big issue for us and I am asking a letter of excuses.
I wish a better stay everywhere you are.
thank you and please come with us again.

Arianna Roscioli
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Property: Hotel Ripa Roma
Address: Via degli Orti di Trastevere 3, 00153 Rome, Italy (Formerly Worldhotel Ripa Roma)
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#203 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ripa Roma 4*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest most vibrant neighborhoods, Worldhotel Ripa Roma is daringly modern and smart with a look and feel of a contemporary art gallery. Modern design in no way inhibits the personal service and attention devoted to all guests. 197 rooms and suites to optimize space, light and comfortin a chic but friendly atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, minibar, working desk with sofa, WI-fi connection and rooms Rituals amenities. Mini gym on first floor with Techno-gym facilities.Underground parking. Ripa Place, our newly refurbished restaurant is a bistrot serving innovative roman cuisine to appeal and surprise our guests and friends. The minimal and chic atmosphere is enriched by a selected list of local wine.When in Rome, you cannot miss: strolling around in Campo de’Fiori, rent a scooter to feel like the famous couple Peck-Hepburn for a real Roman Holiday, every day at noon on the Gianicolo Hill the cannon sound Midday, sunset at Giadino degli Aranci, Aventine key hole, test if he really loves you and ask him to put his hand inside the Mouth of truth inside church S.Maria in Cosmedin. ... more   less 
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