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“A Gem of a Hotel”
Review of Hotel Sonya

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Hotel Sonya
Ranked #249 of 1,263 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Gem of a Hotel”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have stayed at the Hotel Sonya 3 times now and every time it has been nothing less than wonderful. The staff are friendly and accommodating. I have recommended this Hotel to many of my friends who all say the same thing. I will continue to stay there on my trips to Rome. They make the best capuccinos in Italy!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Jan H
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HotelSonya, Proprietario at Hotel Sonya, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Jan H

On behalf of myself and all the staff of the Hotel Sonya, I would like to thank you for having chosen us for your stay in Rome, as well as for taking the time to post your comments online.

It has been a great pleasure for us to have you here. We are proud to know that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and that our hospitality reached your expectations.

Your positive comments will help us with our continuing effort to improve the service quality for our guests which is our aim.

Looking forward to welcome you back to the Hotel Sonya.

Warm Regards,

Basilio Nicoli
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Morley, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Just back from 3 nights at the Sonya. Friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms, towels changed daily and a very good breakfast. Our boys loved the old fashioned lift (as did we). Good location for all the attractions. Ordered a taxi back to the airport via reception and were impressed with the suited driver and smart mercedes option that we got. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Simon B
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HotelSonya, Proprietario at Hotel Sonya, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Simon B

Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us!!It is a pleasure to know that you had a great time in the Hotel Sonya.

We hope to see you soon in Rome and welcome you again in our hotel.

Warm Regards,

Basilio Nicoli
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SLC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We just got back from a trip to Italy and stayed 3 nights in the Hotel Sonya.
Nice,clean and comfortable, convenient location.
The staff were very helpful. Breakfast was good, stowed our bags after check out.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank KCSLC
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HotelSonya, Proprietario at Hotel Sonya, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your kind words regarding your stay at the Hotel Sonya. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedbacks.

We are proud to know that you have enjoyed your stay in our home. I will share your comments with our team, who I am sure will be encouraged by your remarks.

We hope to see you soon in Rome and welcome you again in our hotel.

Kind Regards,

Basilio Nicoli
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great hotel close to Termini Station. Wonderful, helpful staff. Laundry down the street (cheap and delivered right to your room). Clean and tiny room, but it felt brand new. I had a view overlooking the Opera. Super cool old fashioned elevator and corridors. Close to all the sights and bus lines. Safe neighborhood with an Irish Pub down the next block! And the breakfast!! Helpful staff attending and cleaning up. Wonderful fresh baked goods, more choices for breakfast than any other hotel I stayed at in Italy. They actually had hot, scrambled eggs!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank TinkaWink
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HotelSonya, Proprietario at Hotel Sonya, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear TinkaWink

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. It is very nice to read your kind comments about the Hotel Sonya. We are really proud that you had such a wonderfull experience and our Hospitality met your expectations.

Warmest Regards

Basilio Nicoli
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Florida
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Rick Steves was absolutely correct on this hotel. It was clean to the extreme, quiet, safe and ideally suited to train, bus and Metro travel and, of course, walking to visit Rome sights. If you are arriving by train it will take no more than 10 minutes to walk to this hotel The room was fairly large by Rome standards. The price was 4 times less than other larger hotels within the area. Yes, you could eat the stuff out of the mini bars in the other hotels for free and sit on their roof for drinks at a cost but, if you are like me, I can spend the money I saved on the hotel eating and drinking at several places in Rome.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank wrmomxg
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HotelSonya, Proprietario at Hotel Sonya, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

It is a pleasure for us to know that you have a good experience during your stay at Hotel Sonya.

We always work hard to meet guest expectations and for us is a honour that you have enjoyed your stay here with us.

For all the entire staff of the Hotel Sonya it will be a pleasure to welcome you back! Now you can consider our hotel like your home.

Best Regards,

Basilio Nicoli
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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2012

This was our first stay in Rome. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We got in early and they went out of their way to get room ready for us, as they knew we were so tired. They made us feel so welcome. Anything we needed they helped us with. I am looking forward to our next visit and will definitely stay with Hotel Sonya again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Deb33026
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HotelSonya, Proprietario at Hotel Sonya, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Deb33026,

On behalf of myself and all the staff of the Hotel Sonya, I would like to thank you for having chosen us for your stay in Rome, as well as for taking the time to post your comments online.

It has been a great pleasure for us to have you here. We are proud to know that we were able to make your stay enjoyable and that our hospitality reached your expectations.

Your positive comments will help us with our continuing effort to improve the service quality for our guests which is our aim.

Looking forward to welcome you back to the Hotel Sonya.

Warm Regards,

Basilio Nicoli
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed in a standard room for 2 in the Hotel Sonya for 4 nights. The price and accomodations were very good for our stay and I would recommend it to others.
Pros:
good location, walking to train and subway
excellent buffet breakfast included cold cereals, meats, cheeses, rolls, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, jams, juices etc... Made on site croissants, cakes, delicious vegetable pie and egg pie. Excellent waiters treat guests like VIPs and bring fresh cappicino, coffee, etc... made to order
clean
comfortable beds
some nice ammenities - fridge in room, free wifi in room, computers to use for free in lobby, clothesline and magnifying mirror in bathroom, reasonable prices for bottled water in fridge, interesting old elevator
front desk staff helpful with directions, advice about banks etc..

Cons:
Room was on the dark and small side but fine if you are out sightseeing all day
Shower is extremely small - may be a problem if you are a large or claustrophobic person
Front desk provides limited info about local tours (have brochures for Green Line only) and offers only taxi to airport ( no info about shared shuttle buses with hotel pickup). Fine for people who do all their own research but don't expect much in the way of tour literature or advice about guided tours.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank FBFTo
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HotelSonya, Owner at Hotel Sonya, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

First of all, I would like to thank you for having chosen us for your last stay in Rome, as well as for taking the time to post your opinion on Tripadvisor.

We highly appreciate your comments, thanks to them we continously strive to strengthen the points that need to be improved.

We hope to see you back soon in Rome. Please, remember that we are at your complete disposal.

Best Regards,

Basilio Nicoli
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Property: Hotel Sonya
Address: Via del Viminale 58, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#169 Family Hotel in Rome
#273 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sonya 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sonya is in a quiet area of central Rome, in front of the Opera House and 55 yards from the Viminale Palace. Rooms offer free internet and free Sky satellite TV. Rooms at the Sonya Hotel are air-conditioned and feature a private bathroom and a tea/coffee maker. Breakfast includes a variety of breads and pastries, cold cuts, fried eggs and fresh fruit. The Sonya is a 5-minute walk from Termini Train Station. Free maps of the city are available at the front desk with ticket-booking service. ... more   less 
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