Just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel. Whilst I fell in love with Rome I can't say the same for this hotel!!
The location is fab - right round the corner from a tram stop. Although the staff at the hotel failed to tell us how to buy tickets (which I've since seen they sell in the hotel!) so we just travelled around Rome for free...oops!
Hotel room was VERY basic. We booked a standard double room with balcony (through lastminute.com) but we had no balcony. Although we had a double bed it was clearly 2 single beds pushed together as one was higher than the other. On the subject of beds, they were VERY HARD. So hard I woke up with back ache every morning. And I usually like hard mattresses.
The walls were paper thin and on the first morning we were there we were woken up early by the sound of washing machines or something similar. We could clearly hear the man in the room next to us chatting on his mobile.
There was also a VERY tiny old fashioned TV in the room. No paintings or mirrors in the room. Very very basic.
The bathroom was OK - nothing special but it was clean which was a major relief. No shampoo/conditioner though.
The breakfast was fine - a wide choice but the cooked selection left a lot to be desired. The hotel bar was super expensive - 14 Euros for 2 (not particularly big) glasses of wine. Apparently there was no wine menu.... I guess they just charge whatever price they like! After that night we bought wine from a local shop and kept it in our mini bar fridge!
The wifi didn't work the entire time we were there.
The staff on the whole were friendly.
If you're not expecting much and just want a base whilst you go exploring Rome it's fine, but if you want to relax a bit, I wouldn't recommend it. Def not a 4 star. If it was a 3 star I wouldn't have been as disappointed.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ripa Hotel Rome
- Hotel Ripa Rome
- Rome Hotel Ripa