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“Great hotel, location not so hot”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Columbia

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Hotel Columbia
Ranked #97 of 1,290 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, Calif
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136 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great hotel, location not so hot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

As a former client of the now-defunct Hotel Venezia, I elected to try the Columbia out of loyalty to the Diletti family. Staff at the front desk recognized me and upgraded me to a top floor spacious room, which had murano glass chandelier and nice Old World furnishings. Great service was also one of the reasons I chose this hotel. Noise from the street below was easily blocked by the doublepaned windows and shutters you could easily draw. Breakfast here like the Venezia's is absolutely comprehensive, including fruit, cheeses, yogurt, eggs, ham, pastries, bread, etc etc, though the (orange?) juice tasted a little odd. What I would give for another slice of that polenta-like cake they served every morning! Location is just a few blocks from the main train station - convenient, but not where you would want to wander around late at night on your own very often. Nevertheless there are many restaurants up the road from via Viminale so you have adequate choice in that regard. Metro stations nearby included the Reppublica and Termini stops.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Steamboat Springs, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Nice, clean rooms in a convenient area near Termini (go with "superior" for the extra space). The entire staff was very welcoming and helpful for duration of stay. LOVE the breakfast on the sunny terrace!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

Even tho our stay was short, we enjoyed it and found the staff to be pleasant and helpful, and our room comfortable. As other reviewers have said, this Hotel is an eclectic mix of old and new. Modern lobby, and elevator (the elevator is very funky, lights on the ceiling change color as you climb floors), oldish room. Very comfortable beds. Breakfast was good. In fact Anke (great receptionist!) offered to call us upstairs in the breakfast room, when our transfer arrived. Most things are in walking distance. Area is busy, with lots of foot and vehicle traffic, so its not like you are in a dicey, secluded area. As two females, we felt comfortable, tho we did not venture out late at night.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Stayed 3 nights from May 17th through May 19th. Hotel was excellent. The staff are wonderful and it almost felt like home from home. We would recommend this hotel for anyone looking to stay in Rome for a few days, easy walking to all of the sites.

Dave & Robbie

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Stayed for four nights in February. Location is great, we found all the top attractions within walking distance - We walked for most of our trip. It was clean and tidy, lovely breakfast and friendly staff. Restaurants just up from the hotel were very reasonable and served a range of tasty dishes. This was just what we needed, a small quiet hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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birmingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Our 3 night stay from 10th May was very nice. The room was very clean, and the bed comfortable. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The rooftop terrace where breakfast was served was very pleasant. I would like to thank the hotel for surprising us with a nice bottle of complimentary bubbly when they found out it was my wife's birthday. They must have noticed it on her passport.
If you want a clean,reasonably priced hotel with a convenient location, you can't go wrong with this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Stayed four nights. I picked this place because of reviews and because I needed to be near Termini. It is a nice hotel (very nice in fact for 3 stars), with a mix of old- and new-fashioned decor (though mostly old). The staff were nice and breakfasting out on the terrace was pleasant. If you want a hotel (rather than a B&B) and need to stay near Termini, or if you are only staying for a couple of days, this is a very solid choice. But from experience I know you can get larger, more modern quarters in a better location with a B&B for the amount of money Columbia charges. So it depends what you're looking for.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Columbia
Address: Via del Viminale 15, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#70 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#105 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Columbia 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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