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Hotel Virgilio
Ranked #320 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
259 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Spot on”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Clean, friendly and well-placed for the station and some major sites. We had a family room which was large, clean and comfortable. Everywhere was in easy reach and we appreciated being on a quieter back road.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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wiganuk
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

We have just returned from a stay at the Virgilio hotel. It was spotlessly clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
The hotel is situated between the Colloseum and the Trevi fountain, so it was perfect to access these and the Roman Fort, The Palatine, the Spanish Steps etc.
The breakfast was fine and you could have as much as you wanted.
On the down side, the walls are very thin. In the room next to ours a family were up at 6.30am and weren't in the least bit considerate. Another night I heard someone's tv at 3.25am.
That said, I would recommend this hotel.
On cautious notes we had a gladiator/roman soldier approach us just after we'd arrived and asked if we wanted a picture with him. In our innocence we thought he was just promoting Rome and said that we would. After taking 4 pictures he asked us for 10 euros. There was no way he was getting that just for posing in pictures. We gave him 2 euros. These guys must make a fortune if everyone pays them what they ask for!
I would barter when buying anything in the street.
One other bad point, but nothing to do with the hotel, is about a restaurant we went to. I ordered lamb with potatoes. After waiting over an hour, they brought me 'lamb' which was more or less just bone and fat. It was what you would give the dog as left overs of a joint. We complained, but they didn't want to know. The restaurant was near the hotel and was called al 19 trattoria. Don't waste your money

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

After staying in an unsafe hotel in Rome, we were so happy to find this hotel that was recommended by a friend. Staff is professional and definitely into your safety and making sure your stay/experience is good. Great value and good, central location. Close to shopping streets and great restaurants.

  • Stayed March 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carrickfergus, N Ireland
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169 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

This being our second stay here, says it all! Hotel very well situated within easy walking distance of all the sights. Staff very friendly and the room was well cleaned. Liked the fact that you could put the heat n low at night as it was still a bit chilly. Bed really comfy especially after a hard days walking! Breakfast was good and adequate. Previous reviewer said that other guests were hostile! Not while I was there. Also there is another room for breakfast that nobody seemed to use - so there was plenty of room for everyone. I would definitely go back to this hotel again. Rome is expensive and although this hotel isn't The Ritz is offers good value for money.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

we booked two rooms and requested low floor and adjacent to each other which we got. The rooms were spacious and exceptionaly clean, maid service was daily and the bed linen and towels were also changed. The breakfast was fine and there was always room for us to sit together as a family of five. Staff were all pleasant and helpful and I would recommend a stay here, take a travel kettle for tea/coffee as there is not one in the room. This hotel is in a great location, within walking distance to the major tourist attractions and restaurants and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Virgilio is a very good 3 star hotel,good value for money and ideally situated for most if not all of Rome's major sites(just 10/15 mins walk). There ample eating places within that walk.The hotel itself is well decorated although the rooms could do with a freshen up.The staff were very friendly and helpful,breakfast was variable with scrambled eegs and bacon,fruit and cereal etc.There are mini bars in each room and a bar on the lower floor which is opened on request.The hotel is on four floors but has a lift albeit small but functionable.There is a sfe in each room and reception will give you a key on request for a 10 euro deposit there is also a city tax of 2 euro per day payable on checkout. The hotel is just a 15 min walk from the main train and bus station and is easy to find.My only downside was there were no tea or coffee making facilities in the rooms. Air conditioning was available but not needed in Febuary.I would most certainly stay here again. P.S Take a comfortable pair of walking shoes Rome's roads and pavements are mainly cobbled stones.

Room Tip: A room at the back may be beneficial if you are a light sleeper
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas, United States
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

To say our room was tiny would be a drastic understatement. There was enough room on one side of the double bed for one person to stand. It was a challenge to find a spare place to store our luggage, and the bathroom was as well lit as a prison chamber of a ancient castle.

Upon arriving, the elevator didn't work, so we had to drag our bags up three flights of stairs. We had to pay for internet, and were only able to use it on one device at a time.

Around breakfast time, other guests were hostile and aggressive. The spread was lack luster, and the seating was limited. The staff was less than friendly and the area was surrounded by scaffolding and construction.

DO NOT STAY HERE.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kate W
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Property: Hotel Virgilio
Address: Via Palermo 30, 00184 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #320 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Virgilio 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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