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Grand Hotel de la Minerve
Ranked #206 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 21, 2014

The location of the hotel is ideal for seeing the sights, that's the only good thing I can say. The staff and service are quite poor, with the roof top restaurant being the worst place that we ate during our 3 day stay over the Easter break. The roof top restaurant is over priced and over rated, the service was particularly bad, long delay to be served and having the wrong main course served. I can't say it was down to it being busy, as there were only 7 couples in the place. All the waiters just seem to be standing around talking to each other or on their mobiles!! We had to pour our own wine as the waiters were too busy chatting, the table next to us did complain about the service.
The final straw for me was when I was paying my bill by credit card the waiter walked off to answer his phone!!
Don't stay in room 353, if they give you this room ask to be moved,
Wont be staying here again, and will eat out in the Piazza Novona nearby where the service and food was superior.

Room Tip: chose another Hotel in the area
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very well located for those who want to stay in the historical center, this hotel offers a superb roof terrace, unfortunately not available for breakfast.
Confort and services are definitely closer from a good 4 stars standard rather than a 5 *. Rooms are clean, confortable but a little bit small (both the room and bathroom) and could be very noisy (bad isolation from the corridor or the room beside). Staff is nice and kind to help.
Breakfast is good but doeńt worrth the €35, charged.

Room Tip: Despite being small, if you go for standard room i would suggest to ask for the ones located in the...
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Perfect location in the centre of Rome with walking distance to many attractions. Some parts of the hotel feels a bit outdated, others are quite good. After making some demands I got at great room at the 4th floor with my own terrace. Some colleagues were less fortunate and got very small rooms. Don't miss the roof terrace with good food and a great view of the roof tops in Rome.

Room Tip: Get a room on the higher floors.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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4  Thank AdTrosa
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Loved my stay at La Minerve. Very aesthetic hotel. Slept incredibly well, not a great sized room (won't find any bigger in Rome) but more than adequate. Very clean, very professional with friendly staff. More than happy to recommend this hotel. The hotel may be quite expensive but you won't be disappointed. View on the roof is good too albeit with fairly expensive drinks.

Best location in the heart of Rome also. The pantheon is right outside, 200m at most. Didn't get any noise from the tourists gawking at the pantheon which was good. All of Rome's main attractions can be seen via walking from this place. Trevi fountain - 15 minute walk, Vatican - 20/30 min walk, Spanish steps - 20 min walk, Piazza Navona 10 min walk, Colosseum - 25 min walk and Vittoriano - 15 min walk. The best view would be the top of the vatican. Best point to make here would be to queue to get into the duomo, which means you come down next to St Peter's Basilica. Better than queuing twice.

Top tip = Great ice cream parlour 5/10 minute walk from the hotel. Head towards to the Pantheon and bare right once at the square. It's huge with over 150 flavours! Go mental.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We loved our stayed at La Minerve, this hotel is magical and very well kept. The service was excellent from all the staff. If you are staying in Rome, I will recommend this hotel 100%. The rooms are great, very clean, had great amenities, and actually very big for a big city. We had a room with a view to the Pantheon and Piazza Minerve. The location of the hotel was great, we were able to walk to all the mayor Rome attractions, and with enough time to take some breaks back at the hotel and take a small afternoon nap. If the weather is good, you can crack the window open and just listen to the sounds of the piazza. I loved the terrace at the top, great views and drinks. Also the bar by the lobby is fantastic, very elegant and the bar tender was very friendly and suggested local drinks and places to see. There is also no shortage of food around the hotel, you can go from very touristy to whole in the wall places within a 5 min walk. There is free wifi and the connection is great in the rooms and lobby. If we go back to Rome we will stay here again for sure

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 6th floor with a view to the Pantheon
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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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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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
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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
#119 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#187 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#228 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range: $289 - $566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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