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“Raphaele - a diamond”
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Hotel Virgilio
Ranked #279 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed August 11, 2013

The only reason this lovely hotel isn't a 5 is because they really need to sort out the aircon which in the height of summer really needs an overhaul...it just isn't adequate. Otherwise, it ticks every box.....clean, tidy rooms, nice hard beds, good showers, more than adequate breakfasts for a three star hotel, terrific value for money and a terrific location....right on Via Nazionale and easy walking distance to Trevi, Colloseum, Piazza Venezia, Termini and so on. For us though as a family, our lasting impression of Hotel Virgilio is Raphaele, the afternoon and evening front desk manager. I've stayed in hotels all over the world but rarely have I met a more jovial, friendly, helpful and delightful hotel employee. I hope the hotel management are reading this.....he's a credit to you, the hotel and the Rome and Italian tourism industry....absolute top bloke.....we'd stay here again like a shot.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

For a long weekend break in Rome on a budget this hotel was excellent.

We stayed here as a couple 2 years ago and would recommend to anyone looking to stay in central Rome without breaking the bank.

Rooms were small, yes, but for the time we were there this hotel served it's purpose nicely.

Staff were friendly and helpful when needed. Rooms were clean but small. Breakfast was basic so would perhaps miss that if returning to Rome.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the road (Via Palermo) are best.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jonathan T
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Excellent location, clean rooms but our air conditioning was faulty (hence only 4 stars). Restaurant across road was noisy and lots of traffic noise.
Breakfast was excellent, lots of choice.
Rooms were very comfortable and there was free wifi.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Julie D
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

This hotel was really lovely, from the moment we landed in Rome to the time we left 5 days later. The hotel arranged a chauffeur for us both from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport. They also helped me arrange flowers and champagne in our room as a surprise for my wife, at a reasonable charge. They warmly welcomed us upon arrival, the room was plenty big for two of us, and we didn't have anything to complain about. Our bags were taken to the room for us and we were shown around and given the lay of the land, so to speak.

The room was immaculately cleaned every day when we went out, and coming in to a fresh room is just amazing after a full day of sightseeing. Fresh sheets and towels every day without fail. The cleaning staff are top notch!

The only fault we could really pick, if any, was that we went in mid-July and the air conditioning couldn't really keep the room cool at night.

The breakfast is very nice, and you can eat to your heart's content. It consists of a wide coffee selection (via machine), a few juice options, eggs, multiple sausage types, a nice local bacon, and a huge selection of pastries. They also have breads, rolls, and cereals. Some mornings my wife was quite tired and I was able to take plates up to her also, with no problem.

The location is awesome, if you go in one direction you're at the Colosseum, and if you go in the other direction you're in modern Rome. Directly across from the hotel is a restaurant called Pasta Love, which is pleasant also. Just down the road to the left is a hidden Gelato gem which has the best Pistachio we've ever tasted. To the right is an Indian restaurant (for when you want a change from Italian food) called Indian Affairs, which itself is absolutely brilliant (the best meal we had in Rome).

Also, the Metro Termini (the heart of travel in Rome) is a 10 minute walk away, and you can put it to excellent use getting to the sights and sounds a bit further afield within Rome without breaking your legs walking by road.

All in all, we really enjoyed it here and we'd definitely come again!

PS - did I mention the free wi-fi? Communicating with family without roaming charges, awesome!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank James H
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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

The reception people were not all that nice, the cleaning personnel was super friendly. Breakfast is not whaw, do not expect a lot. Rooms are clean but the walls are very thin. Noise and toilet flushing is a sound that you have to live with if you stay here. They have worked on free wifi and rooms are clean. This is an improvement compared to former reviews.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank AnnDhondt
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel. Staff were pleasant but our Family room looked like a normal room with two extra singles beds added to "transform" the room into family room which was a little on the cramped side.......
There is no restaurant at the hotel but they serve an adequate breakfast down stairs in the morning.
The location of this hotel is excellent (our main reason for picking it!). Walking distance from main train station, Pantheon, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain.

Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed here for one night on our way home from Italy. Nice, clean and for Rome very quiet room with good airconditioning. The quadruple room was more than enough for our family. The breakfast was good with bread, jam, sausages, eggs, ham, cheese, youghurt, croissants etc. The bad thing about it was that they only had a coffeemachine, no home made italian coffee in the morning!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Miamoto_13
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Additional Information about 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
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Ranked #279 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: $69 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Virgilio 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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