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“Fantastic! Perfect location”
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Colors Hotel
Ranked #264 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, England
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fantastic! Perfect location”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was my second stay at Hotel Colors - my first time being over 6 years ago and my return visit did not disappoint. This Hotel/Hostel has so much going for it. The location is superb. Around 5 minutes’ walk to the Vatican. The neighbourhood is lovely - very leafy and residential - and of course safe!

Hotel Colors is a great budget option if you are looking to make your money stretch further. It has all the amenities you would expect. We stayed in a superior ensuite room which had everything we needed - including air conditioning and a mini fridge. The accommodation is light, bright, clean and welcoming.

The breakfast is great - a tasty continental buffet consisting of meats, cheeses, yoghurts, pastries, all different kinds of juices etc. As other reviews have stated - it is fair to say that the breakfast room is very small and this may not suit everyone. We always got a table however you could also take your food back to your room if you wish or to the small roof terrace on the
top floor.

Please do your homework before booking to ensure you know what you are getting and that it meets your expectations. There are steps throughout the building as it is a beautiful authentic Roman walk-up. If you want first class customer service and a concierge type service then this is not for you. If you are an independent traveller then this is a great find. Great value and perfect for all your needs. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ColorsHotel, Manager at Colors Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
There must be a reason for a traveler to appreciate for the second time their stay with us. It's been great to hear that your expectations have been satisfied and we also cannot wait to be again your host in the future.
Thank you again for the appreciation.


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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Wow, what a great stay, and a great way to kick off a 3 week trip to Italy! My boyfriend and I spent 8 days at this hotel and never had a complaint!

The service was always friendly and they were always very prompt. We got buzzed in every time immediately and they quickly would grab our keys for us even when we stumbled in a little drunk late in one night.

The room was clean and comfy. We didn't have a toilet, but the shower was nice and alway clean with hot water. Rooms were always clean when we came back too, even whem we slept in late and didn't leave until 1pm-2pm. The bathroom on the first floor was always spotless and was perfect for us as well.

This may seem silly, but the TV was great in the room too. You could change the channels to english and they had mostly American shows. So the first few nights when we had serious jetlagg and were wide awake at 2am it was nice having something to do.

The two best parts of this hotel though was the location and the breakfast. The location was literally right around the cornor from the Vatican and it seemed to be a super safe area. We never once felt uncomfortable strolling around late at night. Also there were great places to eat everywhere, which was convenient whem we first got there. The breakfast I think saved us so much money. Every morning we would wake up and make little sandwiches with turkey and cheese, sip coffee, and nibble on chocolate croissants, while sitting on the CUTEST balcony. They had fresh fruit salad, toasts, 5 kinds of cereal, many kinds of breads and pastries, several cheeses, turkey slices, 10 different juices, coffe, milk, tea, and more. We always stuffed ourselves and then didn't need to eat until much later in the afternoon, whch saved us so much time and money.

Overall it was a perfect stay. We paid in cash too so we got a 10% discount, which was perfect. While they ask for the cash the first 2 days we never got hassled for it. We gave them $300 on day 2 and then the rest the night before we left and never had a problem with it. I would reccomend this place to everyone, from young people like us backpacking through Italy, to my 50 year old parents looking for a nice hotel in a nice and perfect location. We will stay here again some day for sure!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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ColorsHotel, Manager at Colors Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you so much for such nice words :)
Please return again on your future visits to Rome.

Best wishes.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed at hotel Colors in September 2012 for three nights. It was a great value find by my partner. It was modern and kept very clean. The breakfast in the morning was excellent with so much to choose from. Our room was very big and airy with a lovely modern bathroom. Each evening before going out we enjoyed wine on the communal balcony. Yes you have to walk up quite a few stairs to get to the hotel but its in an old building so we found nothing wrong with this. We found we were in a great position for exploring Rome. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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ColorsHotel, Manager at Colors Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Hello!

Thank you so much for all your appreciation. You're welcome at anytime!

Best regards,

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

I've found this place literally a stone throw away from the Vatican City and I absolutely loved it! such a nice change from the usual, almost sterile hotel chain environment. the colours of the rooms are refreshing and adds such a nice vibe to the hotel.
I particularly liked the food in the morning, the service was top notch with really friendly waiters to see to my comfort.
Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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ColorsHotel, Manager at Colors Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you so much. Great to hear that you enjoyed everything.
We are always here for you to return on future trips.

Wish you all the best,

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We spend in the Coloros Hotel three sleepless nights. There was a group of German kids on our floor that made our stay a night mare. To my surprise the teacher was on the same floor. We did try to talk to her and to the hotel staff but there was no improvement. The staff member even suggested that we should try to sort the situation out ourselves. I’m not sure what he meant by that.
The hotel itself is nice but we were just were unlucky.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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ColorsHotel, Manager at Colors Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you for your comment on the hotel.We appreciate the effort which helps understand eventual problems. As you said, probably got unlucky with the kid's issue and we are sorry to hear that, but other than that we hope you enjoyed the rest of our services.
Hopefully you will nevertheless consider our hotel for your future trips to Rome and we will certainly have an eye of regard on choosing a nice quiet room for you.

Best regards,

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

I stayed at hotel with my mom, and I was a bit worried would the hotel be good enough for my mom. But I was so positively suprised about the rooms, location, service and breakfast was the best of all! Only bad thing was that there wasn't elevator, but I assume that's normal in Rome. Room was clean and really comfortable. Staff was really nice and helpfull and eventhough we had some missunderstanding with our payment, they were really professional and friendly with it. Location was really good, just a few steps from Vatican and ten to fiftheen minute walk to "centrum" where are most of the sights.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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ColorsHotel, Manager at Colors Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you so much for all the appreciation. It means a lot to us.
About the elevator we're sorry but the ancient roman building cannot have one projected.
We're here for you and your friends whenever you'll plan another trip to Rome.

Best wishes,

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We got in early to Rome as we came from Paris and we got a transfer to the hotel. When we arrived we got greeted by a rude woman who said the room won't be ready until 12:30pm so we went out and left our bags there. We came back at 12:30 and the room wasn't ready so we continued to wait. They were really pushy about wanting the money before anything! When the room was ready the woman then came out and started arguing about the check in time which was not on the email we got sent. She continued to argue for 5 or so minutes until we got into the room. The room was a triple room with an attached bathroom. The toilet was leaking water all over the floor, the shower was too small to stand in, and no fan. Beds were very hard like concrete. The wifi is terrible! Kept cutting out every few minutes to not connect for another 5. We went out one night and you have to be buzzed into the building, they didn't answer the buzz for 5-10 minutes standing out in the cold rain, and when we got in the new woman at the counter hounded us for what room we were in. Never in my life at a hotel have I been hounded as I walked in the door for what room we were in. Never again will I stay in this hotel with the worst customer service EVER!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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ColorsHotel, Manager at Colors Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
We are very sorry to hear that your experience with us hasn't been nice. First of all we should apologize about the lack of hospitality as this is very important for us and trust us, it's not usual. The check in time is at 2.00 pm, but usually we make our guests wait for a while if the room is to be ready in a few minutes, or we just tell them to leave the luggage and return back around the check in time (2.00 pm). It's strange if you were told differently, there must have been a misunderstanding. Also being pushy about the payment isn't the way we work.
As for the problems encountered with the toilet we try to change the room when technical problems like that occur, as in a hotel unfortunately it happens that things get broken. The mattresses are brand new, that's why you found them hard. As for the wi fi, this is a service that we offer for free to all the guests and it actually works pretty well, but sometimes it occurs that many people use it at the same time and it slows down, but this could happen anywhere.
The point is that overall we are terribly sorry to hear that the customer service wasn't as good for you. Our intention is to make make people feel home for the days they stay with us and having failed this time will certainly push us to understand what the problem was.
We hope you will consider the cozy atmosphere of the hotel, the breakfast that we offer to everyone, the central position and the fact that we are sure, should you return your experience will be only pleasant.

Best regards,

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Property: Colors Hotel
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
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Ranked #264 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Colors Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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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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