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“Repeat Guests” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Grifo
Ranked #110 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Repeat Guests”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

This was our third stay at the Grifo and yes the rooms are small and the street can be noisy but this is Rome and for the price this hotel is great. There are some really good restaurants choices in the neighborhood. You can walk to anywhere in the city from here but there is also a bus stop right across the street.

The hotel provides a very generous breakfast compared to some other budget hotels. Meats, cheese, cereals, yogurt, croissants and good coffee. The rooms are clean and attended to daily.

We were surprised by the warm weather in mid November and the air conditioner and refrigerator were not working so we had to keep the window open. This was a very small issue and would not keep us from going back again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roberta C
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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is a great hotel to stay at for the budget traveller. It is tiny by North American standards, but this is Rome, and it is to be expected. It is about a 10 minute walk to the forum and the Colosseum. The neighbourhood is safe, and there are a lot of nearby gelaterias and restaurants open late for some night life. The staff is kind, knowledgeable and very willing to help the guests.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Hotel Grifo has a great location - within walking distance of Forum / Colosseum and other major sites.

The front desk staff (Rosa, Alessandro) were very helpful every day with sightseeing tips, showing us on a map how to get there, etc.

Small breakfast area has enough to get you going in the morning - breads, milk, yogurt, juice, cheese, ham, turkey.

Nice terrace on the 4th floor.

The rooms are small and quaint, but good value compared to other hotels we considered.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay during our first trip to Italy. The staff were very helpful and were happy to store our bags when we arrived early in the morning. Although the room was not large it was an adequate size, had good air conditioning and was clean. The shower may cause problems for anyone of bigger than average size but we managed fine. The location was what made this hotel stand out. There were lots of restaurants in the local area and staff were happy to recommend suitable ones. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank threekiwis
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We enjoyed very much the friendly and knowlageble staff, all the tips on exploring the city. The breakfast was great and one can also enjoy it by bringing it upstairs and be surronded by the roof gardens and the ambiance of the streets. Great location, 8 minutes to Coleseum and 20 to the Trevi fountain. Close to a lot of amazing little churches and other gems of the city. Close to bus and metro stops.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank asaraill
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Oshakati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had a really pleasant two nights at Hotel Grifo. It was one of the best hotels we stayed in during our two week trip to Italy, and not the most expensive by any means.
The hotel is well positioned to explore the historic "east bank" of the Tiber on foot. We booked a tour with pickup transport for the Vatican, which was worthwhile. The hotel is close to buses and the underground, but we didn't use either.
In particular the staff were very helpful with advice and bookings.
The breakfast was great too!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DeborahBrune
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Grand Bend, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights Sept 16 &17, 2012.Great location for walking and sightseeing. close to the Colesseum. Rooms were basic but very clean. Hotel staff were very helpful, gave us a great tip on a lookout over the city. Amazing. The rooftop terrace was a great place to enjoy some wine while we relaxed from our day of sightseeing.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pddeline
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Property: Hotel Grifo
Address: Via del Boschetto 144, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#122 Family Hotel in Rome
#189 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Grifo 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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