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River Palace Hotel
Ranked #47 of 1,268 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 3, 2012

We loved this beautiful hotel close to the Plaza del Popolo. Subway/tram stops were just 2 blocks away, and the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps were about a 15 minute walk. The rooms are small, but very elegant. The "Hours of Happiness" in the downstairs bar had finger foods and half price drinks. Breakfast was exceptional. Front desk was very helpful. Can we say more??? A great place at a good price for downtown Rome.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

I concur with the other recent reviews. The staff is extremely helpful and courteous. The rooms were extremely clean and well air conditioned. The breakfast was fantastic and the location was great. We were only in Rome for 2 days, but didn't find any great restaurants near the hotel. The last day we found a great outside cafe Mauri Pizzeria on Via Germanico & Via Ottaviano. I'd stay here again if ever had the chance.

Room Tip: The shower was TINY with only a half glass door, so the floor was constantly wet while showering.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the River Palace during the middle of July - we were worried about the heat and the crowds, and both were evident in Rome, but we had our little oasis to come back to each night. This hotel is, as others have said, a small one with very small rooms - but they are beautifully appointed and have great A/C. The breakfasts are amazing (artichokes to potato rosti to the standard cereals, "stickies" and so on - something for every taste. The happy hour bar is also a good deal and has many munchies and is a wonderful place to meet people. The real treasure of the hotel, though is the location and the staff. The location is just a couple of hundred yards from the Piazza del Popolo - a super place to be dropped off when touring Rome. There is also an excellent casual restaurant (the Cafe de Popolo) half a block away, and the Metro runs right in front of the Hotel - superb. The staff at this hotel though are among the best guest service personnel I've ever experienced and I have worked in the business. Rebecca and Tatiana on the front desk could not have been more helpful, and all the staff did everything they could to make your stay as pleasant as possible. All staff spoke to us any time we encountered them and the ladies on the front desk helped with tours, transportation and other recommendations. This has to be one of the best hotels we've ever stayed at in terms of helpfulness and knowledge-sharing of the staff. Well done, and I would heartily recommend the River Palace to anyone (and already have!)

Room Tip: The rooms are very small, so large suitcases and other items have to be stowed carefully, but the cl...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Bill C
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

I have to start by saying that the River Palace is in a great location right near Piazza del Popolo and to great shopping and restaurants. The rooms even if they are extremely small are very clean and had everything you would need to make your stay enjoyable. The happy hour was fantastic and we had the best drinks during our week in Rome at the hotel. Breakfast was good as mentioned I think in all the reviews, sometimes we ate enough that we weren't hungry until later on in the afternoon.

The reason why I mention that we had a dark cloud during our stay is because they informed us as soon as we arrived that they had no room for us at the hotel and that we had to move into a different hotel due to over booking. I informed them that this was unacceptable since we booked back in January and I had reconfirmed that previous week for a pickup service and they never mentioned that it would be a problem. This was our 10 year wedding anniversary and we left, for the first time, our two daughters to make our anniversary a special one. We had our heart set on the River Palace so they finally said they would do something to help us out. They finally came back saying that it was okay to stay but it ruined our stay to some extent.

I would love to stay at this hotel again or to recommend it to others but because of what happened I wouldn’t feel confident.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

This hotel was exactly what we were looking for in Rome - a small hotel, close to everything. Like mentioned in previous posts the happy hour was a great value and the mini bar also had very good prices. The business center was nice because the wifi did not work in our room, only in the common areas. However we did have a major drawback when staying there. When we checked, we were told that they had overbooked the hotel for 2 out of 4 nights of our stay. We were moved to a hotel in a completely different part of town! The hotel was not as nice as the river palace and was not an area we wanted to stay in. While the hotel did pay for our taxi back and forth, we were extremely disappointed that we could not stay at this hotel for our entire stay. I had even emailed the hotel the week before our stay to confirm our confirmation and they had verified my reservation! Also the street that this hotel is on was not well lit at night. Again, while were there we enjoyed the hotel but moving to another hotel was very disappointing.

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We stayed here 3 nights at tail end of a two week trip and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this small hotel. Reasonably priced. Everything is tastefully decorated and rooms are comfortable, small but good layout. Breakfast was very good with mimosas! The bar offered a happy hour which was a nice place to mingle before heading out for evening. They make very good use of their public spaces. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. It is located near the Piazza the Poppolo and a short walk to Spanish Steps through great shopping area. The Metro is practically outside door. Would definitely recommend!

Room Tip: Ask for an upgrade. We were upgraded to deluxe rooms. They are pretty accommodating.
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

This was a wonderful "find"! Very reasonably priced; great location,staff, breakfast, cocktail lounge with happy hour. Beautifully appointed rooms and common areas although the guest rooms are rather small. We stayed one week and would return again. I have already recommended the hotel to several friends and travel agents.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Address: Via Flaminia 33, 00196 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#32 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#57 Family Hotel in Rome
#83 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range: $116 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — River Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 59
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