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“Quality place to stay on a budget” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Aquarium
Ranked #1,046 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Torino, Italy
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quality place to stay on a budget”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

The Hotel Aquarium was a great hotel experience for my friend and I. It was extremely close to the Roma Termini (5 minute walk). The bathroom was clean and the sheets looked sanitary as well. The front desk was helpful, they gave us a map, restaurant advice, and free luggage storage after we had checked out. Breakfast was a nice thing to have as well, typical European breakfast consisting of croissants, rolls, jams, butter, and coffee to order. Nothing special, but a time saver in the morning. They also had wifi, but only in the lobby. The only thing i would warn people about is the fact that the hotel lobby is on one floor above the ground floor, so you have to ring the buzzer to be let in. My friend and I (two girls) never felt unsafe, but we also did not stay out past 12 each night.

Room Tip: Room on the 5th floor was quiet, but chilly in February. We were thankful that there was heater/AC.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Em G
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

As me and my other half were travelling around Europe for a month last summer, Rome was our final resting place. The Hotel itself was very handy for us, being only a two minute walk away from the train station. We were warmly welcolmed and showed where our room was.

The room we had was very dated and dingy. Dark green, and only one tiny window that was in the side of the wall so hardly any light came in at all. In the early morning you could hear the bins being collected, but this wasn't a big negative for us, just one of those things. Overall, the room suited what we needed...a place to sleep at night! We really weren't using it for much more than that, and from the hotel we walked to every place we wanted to see, except the Vatican city were we got the train too.

Breakfast is included in the price which is good, but when we were there it looked like either a large family group, or a small school group, were staying at the same time, and really the breakfast area was not big enough to accomodate everyone, so we only ate in the area once during our stay. Was alright, bread, pastries, tea coffee etc. However, out of everything, the service was great, with the owners doing all they can to accomodate you, even phoning us a taxi to take us to the airport.

Don't expect a fancy hotel, but great for people on a budget wanting to explore!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lauren R
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Miami
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

For the price this hotel is amazing. Talk with Tony at the front desk who is there the major portion of the day. He'll treat you like family. Need a question answered, ask Tony. The hotel is very cozy and very close to the Bus Terminus. It includes a morning breakfast and great service. Book now and enjoy a super exciting trip in Rome. At least I did : )
OH tips in ROME:
If you like walking and you'll be there at least 3 days, then don't buy the bus tour, just walk. Get the map from Tony and literally walk from the hotel to close to the Vatican in 30 min.
We bought the bus tour then the next day we gave it up and walked. If you get tired just catch the city bus for 1e. Just see a popular site you want to go to and ask at the bus termini for the # bus that goes there.
To get back to the hotel just ask what bus goes to the termini, then walk from the termini to the hotel (2min)
OH, as for resto's ck trip advisor. Your'll see great recommendation, just choose Italian food, Dinning, $70 and under and you'll have excellent resto's at 14e a person.
OH. To and from the hotel from airport is 4 euros each way eachperson. Take bus company called .... hmm i don't have the name with me, but the bus stops on the opposite side of the termini from Aquarium's side's hotel. I told Tony about it, just ask him. The info inside the termini don't even know about it or won't tell you cause they want you to use their train at 15 e each.
Enjoy and have a blast : )

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jiany36
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights in July and loved it! Let's be honest, in a place like Rome, your not going to be in your hotel for long periods, and as such, it did everything we needed it too, location is perfect, minimum travel to any attraction, service was very good, a very homely kind of feel I thought, the staff were great, helped us a few times with buses etc, always joking and making conversation as well, which isnt something I've experienced in a hotel before. Even let us hang around in the lobby for 2 hours after we checked out whilst we waited for our transfer to the airport,mand considering the lobby is quite small, that really impressed me! Would urge everyone to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tallmrpaul
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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2010

A Great value Hotel, large rooms with balconies and views of the Roma aquarium. Personal service for breakfast. Short distance to Termini and walking distance to Colloseum. Short distance to two of the stops for sightseeing buses. In short, a good hotel in terms of price.
Beware of the old mother who is night watchman she is a bit grumpi if you wake her.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JorgenH
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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2010

We stayed at the Aquarium for 3 days, honestly we cant find the address easily as the hotel is in 2nd floor, but the WORST case is BE CAREFUL with your belongings when you leave the rooms for day trip. Our luggage was broken into and we lost our new purchased LV bag and wallets which we hide inside our own luggage and clearly to my remembrance the nite before was in my luggage ..... So its true the saying goes ... Be careful in ITALY too many thieves but we never think this happened in AQUARIUM hotel, in my own room 523, our prediction is the HOUSEKEEPER ..

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank bozybozy
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Wellington
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28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2010

The one good thing about this hotel is the location, but only if you are wanting something close to the main railway/metro station. Otherwise there is very little to recommend it, and there are loads of other hotels in the area which looked nicer (from the outside at least). We knew it was a basic hotel but were still disappointed.
There are a few things that made our stay unpleasant: the neighbourhood feels a little dodgy, there is no soundproofing so expect to be awake at least half the night, the bathroom was tiny and not that clean (bins not emptied for 3 days) despite the very strong chemical smell, the shower was so small you can hardly move and it did not drain properly, so you end up standing in a few inches of water and after maybe about 2 minutes you actually have to turn the shower off to let it drain otherwise it would flood, then you can resume your shower for another few minutes....and repeat the process....
Also very expensive for what we got.
Rome is not that big, so you don't really need to stay near the station anyway....

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BillyandNic
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Property: Hotel Aquarium
Address: Piazza Manfredo Fanti 10, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1,046 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Aquarium 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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