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“Perfect locale and ambiance for experiencing Rome”
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Hotel Sonya
Ranked #238 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
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Newbury Park, California
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect locale and ambiance for experiencing Rome”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Our fourth trip to Italy provided us with 5 nights at the Hotel Sonya selected because of excellent ratings by guests; it lived up to all the ratings. Location: excellent, near Termini Station, 3 blocks from the bus terminal, safe streets into the night and around the corner from local restaurants and shops. Room- very clean, bright with excellent daily cleaning; Breakfast-good variety, comfortable hours and great coffee. Staff-welcoming and helpful with service at breakfast, suggestions for directions and eating. You can literally walk everywhere you want to go, and we did...wonderful for an older but inshape couple.
We still have a small wish list for Rome viewing and the Hotel Sonya will be our base.

Room Tip: Inside rooms are bright and while there is little late traffic on the streets, they are very quiet a...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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sydney
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

This was the last hotel on our trip having stayed in five others before this one. I was pleasantly surprised with the room after an oldish looking building and lift. The room on the 5th floor was very modern and clean. It looked like it had been recently renovated. Good sized bathroom. Tea and coffee facilities in the room which is not always available. Obliging and helpful staff. Walking distance to Rome Termini station. I would recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great choice of a hotel and location - away from the crowds but not away from easy access to all that I wanted to do (although I am a walker and took great pride in being able to navigate my way - eventually!- to all that I wanted to get to, and enjoyed immensely getting around with the very useful Hotel Sonya map). However, what I really appreciated was the help from the very friendly staff - no question a stupid one, etc. thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Timisoara, Romania
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2013

The hotel is situated across the Opera, at 10 minutes walking distance from Termini station. It is situated in an old building. Due to its location it is very convenient to walk to the main attractions, in just 15-20 minutes walking distance.
The room was large, with classic furniture and a classic bathroom. All was clean and functional, including A/C. There are coffee and tea facilities in the room. I think that the room and the bathroom need a refurbishment, but it is OK, anyway, ones go to the Rome for visiting the city.
The breakfast was repetitive, but it was very good. There is no carpet on the floor so do not forget your slippers at home!
There were cakes, salami, ham, cheese, tomato, butter, honey, eggs, cereals, yogurt, etc. The vegetable pie is delicious, but the eggs and the omelets were cold. It was better if they would have been at least warm.
The shower was very narrow. The towels were clean, without any spots.
The room was not sound proof, as we heard the sound of flashing the toilet from the next room and the car noise from outside.
The staff is friendly and helpful. I recommend this hotel for its good location!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2013

From India,I went to Milan ,venice and Rome in Italy in this Trip..
Overall in all hotels, Hotel Sonya Was the best.

Cleaniness: room Was clean and infact very big.

Heater: Working good on Dec ( CLimate was 8*) we didn feel that.

Bed: Kind Sized.

Rate: Best Budget Hotel in center of Rome.

BreakFast: The best u could get i can Say. They have their own traditional food for breakfast. They don't just stop with American breakfast. They keep few more things extra, which is still mouth watering for me now. Will stay there again just for Breakfast :)

Location: Center to all location. hop on - Hop Off bus will be very helpfull and available from hotel.

Staff : Lovely Staffs. They were very much helpful. They were able to arrange cabs and comunicate us on time and made our journey very confortable.

Extra Note: Lot of Indian Restaurents available near Hotel Sonya.( hunt them for good masala Chai )

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went to Rome for the first time for my daughter's 18th birthday. The hotel was in a great location centrally for all the sites. The longest walk was about 30 minutes but many interesting things were much closer. Termini station where you could get hop on hop of buses was just 5 minutes away. If visiting the Colluseum enter via Palentine Hill, you get through a back entrance and skip the massive queues!
Our room was spotlessly clean, I'm quite fussy, but the bathroom was a good size and looked newly fitted. Towels and bedding bright white! The room itself was not particularly large but in Rome you don't spend much time in your room.
Breakfast was always ample with a selection of rolls, pastries, cakes, cold meats, boiled eggs, yoghurts etc, along with tea or coffee. Juice wasn't the best quality. I was always able to find something to eat and staff were all friendly and helpful, even giving me directions to specific eateries that we fancied.
I felt that the hotel was definately the best 3 star hotel I have stayed in, exceeding my expectations. Over and above that it was quaint, with its old iron framed lift and big imposing front doors.
If ever back in Rome I would stay there again. Perfect for sight seeing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Mansfield, Ohio, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Hotel Sonya was incredibly clean and centrally located to all Rome attractions. Short walk to underground station and train station, and in a quiet area of the city. Within walking distance of great restaurants. Offered a wonderful full breakfast. Staff always happy to give advise (in English) for local attractions.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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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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