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“In the heart of Roma” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Hotel de la Minerve

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Grand Hotel de la Minerve
Ranked #192 of 1,287 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Namur, Belgium
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195 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“In the heart of Roma”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Nice hotel with a perfect location in the heart of Roma within a very short walking distance from "the Panteon".
Booked by my Company for 1 night at a rate of 240€ breakfast included, this hotel is in the "style" of Roma, offering a good comfort in relation with a 4* hotel, my room (202 on the second floor) was peaceful during the night despite its situation with view on the piazza. Room fully equiped of course but bathroom a little bit "old fashioned" as well as the hall leading to the rooms which should be refurbished! (really)
By nice weather, don't miss the terrace on the rooftop offering an amazing view on Roma (360 degrees), very pleasant after a busy day! (Probably one of its best asset)
No particular comments on the breakfast but "hot" buffet could be improved with more choice on the way eggs are cooked (really personal).
Warm welcome at the reception with people talking a good english, free wifi at disposal everywhere, internet corner allowing you to check on line and print a boarding pass if necessary and of course a concierge to assist you.
So, a good choice in the center of the city.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Fantastic place to take a holiday Rome!
Great places to tour around + centrally situated to visit most of them.
The Pantheon is right on your doorstep.
Disappointed with the hotel.
Lack of tea + coffee facilities in room.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

On our third trip to Rome and we picked this hotel based primarily on its central location, tripadvisor reviews and website photos...

Although I would take a guess that the professional photos may have been taken a few years ago and the rooms were a little on the small side, they were very clean and with their large windows facing the piazza & basilica of St Maria Sopra Minerva (not to mention the rear of the Pantheon), we were all delighted with our choice of hotel.

We also dined one fine but chilly evening in the wonderful rooftop restaurant. The food & service were excellent but I guess the views would be even better in the summer months when the weatherproofing is completely removed and the dining truly alfresco!

However, as our stay wore on it became apparent that the real gems were in fact the hotel staff! From the very friendly and helpful reception & concierge to the infectiously happy doorman, not to mention the charming, storytelling bartender - who all in their own way, went that little extra for us (and the tips, naturally).

But it is the culmination of all of this that made our long weekend in Rome a very enjoyable stay indeed!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Aarhus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

You literally have the Pantheon on your door step, and other major sites in Rome are within easy walking distance.
The area surrounding the hotel is full of life, cozy streets and boasts plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars etc.

We arrived around noon and were able to go to our room immediately. Very nice!
Most staff we encountered (door men, front desk, housekeeping) were very accommodating and smiling.

Our room was nice and clean, and from both bedroom and bathroom, we had access to a large terrace.
Apparently we stayed in a Deluxe room, but I suspect we were put in a Superior room (Judging by information available at the hotels web site).
Air conditioning was a bit noisy and only worked with one setting, so we decided to sleep with the balcony door open instead. This was not a problem, as our room was located on the back of the hotel, so no noise at all.
The bed was very comfortable.

For a 5-star Luxe hotel, I expected a better breakfast buffet.
Breakfast was included in our rate, but if we had to pay EUR 35 per person (like other reviewers), we would have considered having breakfast at a nearby cafe.
On our first morning, breakfast was moved to the roof top terrace. The views were spectacular, but the selection was limited, and the buffet was not restocked regularly. With plenty of guests still coming up for breakfast, the buffet lacked scrambled eggs, juice etc. When we arrived the head waiter was playing some sort of YouTube/pop video on her PC – pretty loud and kind of strange…

WIFI is free throughout the hotel and the connection is good. Ask for a password at the reception.

The hotel is charming, most of the staff are a credit to the hotel and the location is amazing! At the same time our room seemed a little tired around the edges, and the breakfast wasn´t up to 5-star standards.
Now we´ve tried it, and will probably look for an alternative for our next visit to Roma.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Cheshire
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140 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

What a beautiful,classy,elegant and friendly hotel.
This ticked every box for us. We had adjoining rooms with our children which enhanced our stay.
Staff were absolutely delightful and couldn't do enough for us. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ajayCheshire
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EzioSacrini, Direttore at Grand Hotel de la Minerve, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Dear Guest, thank you for review. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Our staff wishes too thank you for your kind words. We know that when travelling with children, the parents like to keep them close. The hotel have 3 sets of connecting room, all of them in the Superior room category. We are currently renovating our Two-bedroom Suite, it will be ready at the beginning of March. This suite will be perfect for families, we will be able to accommodate a 5members family in two bedrooms, a living room with a sofa bed, two bathrooms. The overall surface will be 90 square meters, aprox 295ft. Hoping to have you with us again, best regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We arrived at the Grand Hotel de la Minerve at 10am after a very early morning flight, expecting to deposit our bags and head off for a day of touring. To our great surprise, both of our rooms were ready and we were checked in by the extremely friendly front desk team.

The location of the hotel is unbeatable. Steps from the Pantheon and walking distance to all of the sites that we intended to see during our stay, to the extent that we only used public transportation on one occasion during the 5 days of our stay.

The rooms were clean and comfortable, although the bathroom was a little outdated with a cold tap that ran hot water. We requested twin rooms and were given rooms with 2 double beds in each. The beds themselves were extremely comfortable to the extent that it was difficult to get up in the mornings!!

All of the staff that we encountered during our stay were extremely helpful and friendly, and without any hint of the attitude that other reviewers have mentioned. We didn't try the breakfast as at 35 Euros per person we simply went to one of the numerous coffee shops in the vicinity.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this lovely hotel again in the future, and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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EzioSacrini, Direttore at Grand Hotel de la Minerve, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking you time to let us know your appreciation, a reward for our daily efforts. We look forward having you again with us , Best regards
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a Valentine Weekend in Rome. We stayed at this hotel and it was brilliant. The rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable and so quiet. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food and service in the rooftop restaurant was first class if a little on the expensive side, but the view was worth it.
My only criticism of the hotel was the lack of gtea/coffee making facilities in the room. But that's me being picky.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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EzioSacrini, Direttore at Grand Hotel de la Minerve, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review , w look forward to have you again with us, Best regards
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Property: Grand Hotel de la Minerve
Address: Piazza della Minerva 69, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#101 Business Hotel in Rome
#105 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#189 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#230 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel de la Minerve 5*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Six-story hotel housed in a restored late-17th century building with Napoleanic decor. ... more   less 
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