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“Don't stay in the quad room” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Sonya
Ranked #243 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't stay in the quad room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

We were traveling with our two adult children so we decided to stay in Hotel Sonya's quad room. We were truly disappointed. The room is definitely older and has not been updated in quite some time. We had difficulty with the Wi-Fi and heard the bathroom from the floor above - especially noisy in the middle of the night. We did find that this hotel is nicely located near the train station and several other major sites. The staff was friendly too. If you stay here, try any other room not the Quad.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Victoria
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49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed overnight post cruise as we wanted to see more of Rome. This hotel is conveniently located for walking distance to the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain and lots of shopping and good places to eat. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. We felt very welcome. The rooms are modern European style. Good size for Europe. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this place to stay when in Rome.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

My girlfriend and I were going on a planned tour of Italy and Sicily but decided to add a couple of days on our trip by going to Rome first by ourselves. We looked into various hotels and came across the Hotel Sonya. It is an older hotel with small but clean rooms. It is located a couple of blocks form the metro which we thought would be great.Ii checked into directions to the hotel and followed them but got lost because there are several doors you can use when leaving the train station. After finding the hotel we were pleased. You do need to walk a bit to the sites but considering the cost it was worth it. It gave us shopping in various areas and about 20 minutes from the Fountain of Trevi. once you are in the old area of the city it's easy to get around. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We got there early and they held our bags so we could do some site seeing. Included was a small breakfast the next day which was enough for us both. They called a cab for us to get to our next location. The room also had a private shower which many do not which was small but very clean. the elevator is old so be prepared otherwise the steps are steep.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We chose this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The hotel was clean, the room a typical European size, the breakfast was fantastic and the hotel staff could not have been more gracious or helpful. I loved the European amenities like bidet and towel warmer, things we don't see in the US. We had no problem with the free Internet and enjoyed being able to catch up on things back home after being on a cruise. The hotel is in easy walking distance to most of the major sites and we loved getting out to "stroll" in the evening with the local population. We will be recommending Hotel Sonya to friends who will be in Rome this summer.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Torun, Poland
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I highly recommend this hotel. Excellent location, close to most places you want to visit in Rome. Nice, spacious rooms and fine breakfasts. Close to the station-which makes it easy to get to from the airport.

  • Stayed January 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights prior to a cruise across the Atlantic to Galveston Texas. Enchanting place that accomodates both tourists and people who actually live in the building. It's located about 20 mins walk to the Colosseum. Rooms were smallish but fine for us. Food in the dining room was acceptable and very nicely presented. Yes we would return. The price was great and it oozed the Italian charm one looks for on their first visit to this beautiful country. Definately worth a try!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

We love the breakfast as it has a wide variety of selection with quality. The breakfast receptionist is very friendly and provide very good service too!

The traditional lift is interesting but the room and bathroom are quite small. Wifi not very reliable and quite slow. But for the price, it's a great value.

The location is not very convenient. While within walking distance to the termini, it's quite a tough walk across busy and rocky roads with your heavy baggages.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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:
#170 Family Hotel in Rome
#274 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 2-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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