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“Good Value in Pricey Rome, Great Location”
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Colors Hotel
Ranked #244 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 30, 2011

We stayed for a week and were pretty satisfied. Comfy bed. Bright decor. Good TV. Nice ensuite bath, though "wide-bodied" people might have a squeeze into the shower stall. Of course, you carry your bags up the stairs, it is a budget hotel in an old bldg. Prati is a great "normal n-hood" -- near enough to access the Vatican and Centro Storico, but away from the touristo madness. Though the competent staff might not be the most cheery group, they always came through w/ accurate and helpful info/directions. Breakfast was fine. The coffee was not as strong as found at nearby cafes. One oddity was the steaming hot water that flushed the toilet....... We'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

Rooms were clean and gorgeous ! I loved it. Bright and colorful. Great amenities. The price was amazing for everything we got. The breakfast was delicious and a great variety. Me and my three girlfriends went here and we enjoyed ever second of it ! We loved drinking coffee on the beautiful rooftop terrace! This hotel is relaxing, not for the partying type.

Room Tip: I shared with three other girls and it was fine room wise. It was nice having our own bathroom.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

I had an excellent experience with Hotel Colors. Very clean rooms, along with towels, linen, and a bright atmostphere make this palce a comfortable place to stay for a couple of days at a reasonable price...for Rome.
Where my difficulty with this place comes in is when you start talking about it as a hostel. It is obvious that this Hotel has converted some of its larger (and smaller) rooms into dorm-style accomodations in order to drum up some business. This is fine, and the rooms are both bright and large enough (mostly) to accomodate this idea, but they have yet to buy into the rest of the hostel vibe, which can be difficult. There is no secure storage space in this "hostel" except for the one safe in each room, the hotel kind with the changable code. That is great if you are by yourself and you get there first, but not so good if you are together with other people or don't get it first.
They also do not have luggage storage, and although they are nice enough to let you leave your luggage there, you leave it in the hall, and they do a poor job of monitoring it.
The breakfast is good for the price and you can eat as much as you want, which is nice when you are an all-day walker like I am.
All in all, this is a pretty good palce to stay, and in a pinch I would stay there again, but I would look for another place first I think.

Room Tip: Get a room with the ensuite. The price difference isn't taht much on the dorm end of things and...
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Luc C
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

This hotel was a great value, at only 144 euro for 3 nights for two people. It's REALLY clean and well kept. Breakfast includes yogurt, cereals, breads and pastries, and fruit and juice. Ours was a room with a shared bathroom, but even still we got a sink and a shower in the room. only the toilet was shared. Downside: bed was a little stiff, but not too bad. There's not elevator, so you have to lug all your stuff up to the 4th floor. It was a small room, but rooms are generally pretty small in Europe.
The area was pretty quiet and about 10 minutes walk from Piazza Cavour, where you can get lots of buses. Lots of locals around and a pretty major shopping street. But a bit removed from nightlife if you want to be a part of that.
Loved it!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank niati
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

The hotel is situated in really safe area of Rome, near to the Vatican City. You can come back late at night and you feel absolutely secure there (and the reception is open 24/24).
The room was charmful- colorous, clean, with small balcony.
And the breakfast is just awesome- wide range of sweet, salty and you can eat as much as you want!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Anna R
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

It's the norm in Rome for people in the hospitality industry to be rude and unhelpful , but the staff at hotel colours have taken being rude, unhelpful, bad mannered , crass and everything nasty to new heights. I would avoid this place like the plague . The rooms are tidy but the horrible staff really make the experience bad.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

The bright pictures may attract you. Although the reality is dull. I understand that rooms are often tiny in Rome hotels, but could not imagine it can be than tiny for three people. In addition the third bad was so terribly uncomfortable. It was not a normal bad even, but kind of a folding bad. And there was absolutely not enough space for three people in our room. Although we paid for a fully-featured room for three persons! They simply put this folding ban in a room for two! The hotel's manager always lied to us and ignored all our complaints. We booked this hotel through booking.com and had a print-out stating that the stay can be cancelled for free. The booking confirmation also indicated that the nights have different price. However this print-out was so unhelpful! All the terms and conditions were not stated in an explicit form. When we tried to leave this terrible hotel the manager claimed that we cannot do so as the credit card will be charged anyway for the full duration of stay. Also the manager claimed that all nights have similar price. According to the manager we had to suffer till the end. There was nothing I liked about this hotel, but can say that the breakfast was normal.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Via Boezio 31 | Rome, 00192 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #244 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: $54 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Colors Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A wonderful budget hotel in a perfect location in Rome, Hotel Colors offers the visitor a choice of quality double bedrooms as well as simpler dorm or backpacker rooms. This welcoming modern hotel and cheap hostel looks and feels young and bright and is imaginatively decorated with more hues than Michelangelo's palette! ... more   less 
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