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“Wonderful stay at Hotel Dorica” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Dorica
Ranked #319 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay at Hotel Dorica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Hotel was close to Termini station, many attractions all within walking distance. Catch the Roma shuttle from airport to termini station for 4 euros. Hotel is within walking distance even with luggage. We walked to Trevi Fountain in less than 15 mins. Hotel is clean, very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was great and one of the best cuppacino in Rome. Loads of nearby restaurants with fabulous food. Fast wifi. I stayed for 3 nights. Will definitely stay here again. Thanks Emanuella.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Lucy T
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Dorica, Responsabile reception at Hotel Dorica, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Dear customer,

thank you very much for the time you has dedicated to us in writing these words, we are very happy that you liked it so much our staff and the hotel in general, because this is our primary goal.

Our central location, our proximity to major historical monuments, make our home a place to know, specially for all those who have Rome as your next destination.

For all this and much more I recommend other Tripadvisor users visit our official website.

Hoping you will offer us the possibility to welcome you again soon, we wish you a serene Christmas and a wonderful New Year! :)

Regards e arrivederci


Diego - Reception Manager - Hotel Dorica
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed in the Hotel Dorica 5 days in the middle of November. Warm and friendly reception, good service, clean rooms. But the most important - it's situated very close to all historical places, to Republic metro station and just 7 minutes by foot from Termini railway station, where the train from the airport arrives. Right in front of the hotel there's the Ministry of Internal Affaires, so you can be for sure safe and sound here! If you need something - just ask Florian or Diego at reception. And don't forget to try their famous cappuccino or latte in the bar! Best choice of place-price-quality!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NDemchenko
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Dorica, Responsabile reception at Hotel Dorica, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear customer,

Our central location, our proximity to major historical monuments and the most important Roman churches (like Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Maria degli Angeli, etc), our quiet area, our view of the Palazzo Viminale, and obviously our cappuccino :), make our home a place to know as you said.

Thank you very much for the time you has dedicated to us in writing these words. We are really very happy that you liked it so much our staff, our rooms and the hotel in general, because this is our primary goal.

Sincerely

Diego - Reception Manager - Hotel Dorica
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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

I stayed in Hotel Dorica for 5 days mid-October. The hotel is simply charming. It is not a 5-stars establishment, but you do get everything for the value of your money. I liked the friendliness and the helpfulness of the staff; they are not just employees, but rather parts of your extended circle of friends. Their services include the possibility of booking tours from the hotel's reception desk for Rome, the Vatican, Tivoli, Firenze, Napoli and Capri, and other locations. The hotel is centrally located in Rome on Piazza Viminale, upon which it has a charming view. This is adjacent to Via Nazionale, home to elegant boutiques. Most touristic sites are within a circle of 15-20 minutes walking distance radius, and so is StazioneTermini, Rome's main railway station. The rooms are cozy and comfortable. WiFi is available for free, which is quite an asset for a tourist on a first visit to Rome. Breakfast is generous and fuels you up for a day full of excursions. For my next trip to Rome, I know where I am going to book.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dorica, Responsabile reception at Hotel Dorica, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Dear customer,

we are really happy that your stay was so nice, because this is our primary goal. You said it all, I can only encourage other Tripadvisor users to visit our website and visit us to discover the wonders of this city.

Thanks again for the time that you have spent, and we await for you as soon is possible.

Diego - Reception Manager - Hotel Dorica
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Sorong, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

My wife and I stay 4 nights in this hotel. The complimentary breakfast are standard with no Ham, Salami. But the Front Office Staff (Emanuella, Florian & Diego) are very attentive, knowledgable and very friendly. Complimentary to the housekeeping, they have done a very good job. The Bedroom and bathroom are clean, new towels every day.
Location is about +/- 500 meters from Termini Central Station, but close to lot of Restaurant.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank philipthio
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Dorica, Responsabile reception at Hotel Dorica, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Philipthio,

Grazie :) for your time and your words, because for the location and rooms the other Tripadvisor users can see all the pictures in our web site, but our friendship and dedication for our costumers is not possible to see it there, so, thank you very much and we hope to see you again in our House.

Diego - Reception Manager - Hotel Dorica
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Holmdel, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Here is why:

- location - it's in a walking distance to the MOST of the places from "must see in Rome" list including Termini station if need a train; a couple of buses stop right across the hotel or 5 mins walk to 2 metro stations
- very clean, simple but elegant room, mattress was rather firm;
- very quiet street at night or just close modern window during the day;
- FREE wi-fi is strong AND stable;
- breakfast is more than sufficient: juices, yogurts, large variety of baked good and, of course, coffee. Not your "dripper" watery staff but full blast espresso or whatever you request;
- front desk chaps are VERY friendly and helpful. Thank you guys!!!

The added bonus, for me at least, is the view from the window. A lot of hotels located in the old buildings offer nothing but ... the view of the walls/windows across.
Hotel Dorica overlooks a good size piazza with a fountain. I was delighted to fall asleep listening to the murmuring water.

Prices do vary significantly based on the season and, as I am guessing, availability of the hotels in the area.

Room Tip: rooms overlooking the piazza below I think are the best.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vesnaileto
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Dorica, Responsabile reception at Hotel Dorica, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Vesnaileto,

all roads lead to Rome, but from Termini Station just two streets lead to Hotel Dorica :) and just in 10 minutes walking you have arrived, and you can't go wrong!!!

Thank you very very much for your comments, just let me add some words to the other Tripadvisor users:

-Location: Take a look out from our window, see the pictures in our Official web site.

-Cleaning service: we know very well that this is essential for a traveler, in order to make feel the traveler like home, which is our main goal.

-Quiet place: front of us you'll find the Minister of Interior, beautiful palace with an majestic fountain: decorated with reliefs: three mountains (the emblem of the district of the same name), and the wolf of Rome, on the back, a turreted crown, symbol of Italy. But the most important thing about the fountain is what our costumer said "I was delighted to fall asleep listening to the murmuring water" :)

Tante tante grazie e arrivederci!

Diego - Reception Manager - Hotel Dorica
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Tampa, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

I can honestly say that the staff here is nicer and more helpful than any other small hotel I've ever stayed with. When we first arrived from the airport, we were treated to warm greeting and an extensive discussion about the the most efficient ways to see the sights. Our room was clean and refreshed beautifully each day. View from the room is the Viminale Piazza which serves as an easy landmark when walking home. Personal bathroom has great water pressure and stays hot (always important when you're primarily walking all day in the Roma heat). Breakfast each morning was continental style (bread, cheese, yogurt, fruit, muessli, assorted pastries) and there was plenty of it. I recommend having the staff make you a cappucino as they were phenomenal. We took the train several times and were extremely pleased with how close Hotel Dorica is to Roma Termini. Really saved us a lot of time by being so close. One other thing we really enjoyed was buying tickets for museums / sights online and having the staff print them for us. This little trick saved us a ton of time by allowing us to bypass crowded ticket windows.

One thing that could be improved is the WiFi service. Our room was in the middle of the hallway and we sometimes had trouble connecting using an iPad. Luckily, we were on vacation and didn't need internet too much but could have been frustrating if we were relying on it. WiFi seemed to work pretty well in reception so worst case scenerio you could sit on the couch and take care of anything you needed.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Justin617
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Dorica, Responsabile reception at Hotel Dorica, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear customer,

We are glad that you have enjoyed your time in Rome as well as our hotel, and we surely will do our best to help you to know this beautiful city, our city, The Eternal City. So, thank you very much for your time and your words.

We appreciate any one of your comments because we always work to improve listening the voice of our customers.

I would just add one very important thing: you're right, our Cappuccino is spectacular :)

Sincerely,


Diego - Reception Manager - Hotel Dorica
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Carlsbad, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Dorica October 12-15th of this year. The front desk personnel were so nice and helpful and went out of their way to provide information on restaurants etc. in the area. The view was great and the rooms were comfortable. Hotel is located in a good area with walking distance to many of the sights we wanted to visit. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kim632013
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Dorica, Responsabile reception at Hotel Dorica, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear customer,

thank you very much for the time you has dedicated to us in writing these words, we are very happy that you liked it so much our staff, our rooms and the hotel in general, because this is our primary goal.

Our central location, our proximity to major historical monuments and the most important Roman churches (like Santa Maria Maggiore), which are also museums for the high value of the works of art they contain, our quiet area, our view of the Palazzo Viminale, and let me tell you , our custom stroke with the client make our home a place to know, specially for all those who have Rome as your next destination.

For all this and much more I recommend other Tripadvisor users visit our official website.
Tante tante grazie e arrivederci!

Diego - Reception Manager - Hotel Dorica
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Property: Hotel Dorica
Address: Piazza del Viminale 14, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#175 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#212 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dorica 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dorica Hotel is situated in the historical center of Rome opposite the Home Office (Ministry of Internal Affair) in a stupendous commercial area rich in works of art, monuments and museums, near the Termini Station-train and the Opera Theatre. The staff of the hotel are all members of the same family and run the hotel so that each guest will be offered a serene and tranquil environment. Special agreements heve been made for parking in a garage nearby. The rooms, completely renovated, are equipped wiyh every comfort: TV SAT, safe, direct- dial telephone, hair driers and air conditioning. ... more   less 
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