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“5 star 3 star hotel”
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Celio Hotel
Ranked #551 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“5 star 3 star hotel”
Reviewed May 21, 2011

A great 3 star experience. Meaning rooms were clean but small. Staff was courteous but mostly left you alone. Good location within walking distance to coliseum, forum, and ancient downtown (e.g., pantheon). Good choice for somebody that doesn't need a lot of help/recommendations for things to do from staff but wants a good location for cheap-er price.

Wifi was great - FaceTime, skype and Netflix worked perfectly.

  • Stayed May 2011
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New Braunfels, Texas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

Great Hotel specially for the price and location.Small hotel very close to the Coliseum, metro station and main attractions. Across the street was a small grocery store and around the corner we found some great places to eat. Staff was friendly and very helpful. We arrive early in the morning they stored our luggage, we came back to the hotel before check in time and they had our room ready for us. I could not have picked a better place to stay. I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast. You need to see this quaint hotel loved the mosaic tiled floors.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed April 5, 2011

This charming boutique hotel is located in the best part of Rome, especially for those who want to spend their time walking & sightseeing! Not only did we love the location, the owner and his staff were extremely friendly & polite. The location also gave us the opportunity to walk to restaurants and night, go into the grocery store if we wanted a snack, change money around the corner, or just begin our day with one of the most magnificent sights in Rome - the Colosseum!

This 140 year old home is a sight to see in itself. We had a fairly large room (for the 3 of us) and what some people might consider as a small bathroom (but there is only so much remodeling that can be done to an antique house). They are nicely decorated, clean, and have an outlet for American plugs. For those of you who need to stay connected, free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.

As you head down to the breakfast area, check out the frescoes and decor - very fitting for the location. There are so many little things to appreciate in this hotel. The continental breakfast was delicious - exactly what I expected for being in Italy, and the perfect start to the day!

  • Stayed March 2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 1, 2010

This hotel is a gem. Very tastefully decorated, comfortable beds and very clean rooms and bathroom. The towels were great! ( A personal rating indicator) We had a room w/ a little outside courtyard where we read, sipped wine before dinner and chatted. All of the staff were friendly, helpful with restaurant and travel tips; very accommodating.The location a block from the Colosseum/ Forum and the metro was very convenient.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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79 reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

We arrived at the hotel Celio, tired and hot after traveling by train from northern Italy. The man at the reception desk was brusque and indifferent. He did not give us his name. Right away things did not get off to a good start. He yelled at my son for putting his backpack on the couch beside him. Fair enough, but he had to continue to berate him for having done so. After demanding two pieces of photo id, why I don't know, he suddenly became irate because there were 5 passports. He said we had only booked a room for four. I had booked all our hotels in Italy, always getting two rooms, but I had mistakenly thought I was renting a spacious quadruple family apartment which could have a cot added. He became more and more irritated because the copier wasn't working properly and he couldn't copy our passports. I explained that obviously we were wrong but could we rectify the situation by getting two rooms. He mumbled and grumbled, but said we still had to take the quad room. After much prodding he said he could give us a single for 140 euros. We agreed, however, we later checked online and found that the rate for this room, was between 96 and 120 euro. When we got into our rooms, they were swelteringly hot. The single room had a horrible mildew smell from the bathroom. The so called spacious family quad was just a normal room with 3 beds packed next to each other. We figured we would be out all day and we could handle this, however, the A/C wasn't working so we could not sleep. My wife went down to talk to them about the heat and it turns out they control it with a switch underneath their desk. I had booked this hotel because they said they had A/C. For a while it worked then it stopped. The kids couldn't sleep and the next morning we were tired and not at all rested.

Unlike most of the reviews, we found the breakfast to be exactly as advertised. Nothing great, just a continental breakfast. The server, Antonella was very nice.

The next night was also sweltering, with no A/C. When my wife went to talk to him, he insisted on checking out the room. Our kids were lying on the beds in only their shorts, totally lethargic. He declared it wasn't hot and then said he couldn't make the room cold enough to satisfy Canadians. Yeah, right, obviously he hasn't been to Toronto in the summer. I wanted to check the internet, he said it wasn't working. We had picked this place because it supposedly had A/C and internet. The next day my wife went to see him and told him we were leaving. He told her we couldn't. After much arguing she asked to speak to the owner. He told us that the owner, Roberto was unavailable. Then he said he was in Russia. When we continued to press, he was suddenly able to get him on the phone. We thought the guy we were dealing with was rude but he was nothing compared to Roberto. Within a minute of talking to him, he asked my wife was she really wanted, and when she said an air conditioned room, he replied, "maybe you would like me to sprinkle rose petals on the ground where you walk". My wife replied that she considered herself a nice and fair person, and as he didn't know her, his comment was unwarranted. They still insisted we couldn't leave, and then said if we did, they would charge our visa for the full four nights. We negotiated and settled reluctantly on paying for the third night in order to get out of the contract. So beware when you give them your visa, it cost us an additional 190 euros to leave but much as we hated having to pay this, it was worth it. Finally we could enjoy Rome. Out new hotel had real A/C and very pleasant staff. Roberto told my wife he couldn't care less about negative reviews as he had loyal repeat customers. Perhaps thats what keeps them going and explains why the reviews are so polarized, but why take a chance on getting terrible customer service when there are so many hotels that value your business. For the life of me, I can't understand why this hotel is not even further down the rating list. The next street over has the Hotel Lancelot and the Hotel Capo D'Africa, both would be wonderful alternatives. This location is excellent for the Colliseum and though most of the restaurants are tourist traps, there are a few gems.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Occidental, Ca
2 reviews
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Reviewed June 24, 2010

We stayed at the Celio Hotel for two days when we first arrived in Italy and it was very quiet and comfortable. We planned this trip around Karen Brown's Italy guidebook and she was spot on with her recommendation of this hotel. Roberto and his staff were very helpful and his charming little boy was very sweet. Roberto helped us make our arrangements for our train trip to Venice, Florence and then back to Rome where we stayed an additional three days in the Celio Hotel's beautiful suite. The hotel is just steps to good restaurants, market and of course - The Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill were just a few blocks away as well as the metro which was so handy to drop us at all the other Rome highlights. Roberto then helped us with our arrangements to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2009

We just got back from Rome and a cruise. We stayed at Hotel Celio both before and after our cruise for a couple of nights. We thought the decor of our room and the bathroom was really nice. The hotel staff were very nice and supremely helpful. They arranged cars to and from the airport, recommended restaurants, and advised on sites to see. The breakfast were good continental breakfasts with delicious croissants, yogurt, cheese, rolls, juice, and coffee. The hotel is close to most of the ancient city sites and right around the corner from the metro station, bus stops, and a taxi stand. Our room also had a private terrace that we enjoyed immensely. The only downside is that the shower is on the small side, but this is pretty typical in European hotels and we were certainly able to shower. The size of our room was fine and the bed was heavenly which is important after walking around Rome all day. There are loads of restaurants in the neighboring streets that are very good. We really liked the Hotel Celio and would certainly stay there when we go back to Rome.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Celio Hotel
Address: Via Dei Santissimi Quattro 35/c, 00184 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #551 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Celio Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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