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Hotel Philia
Ranked #1,133 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
Évora, Portugal
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Thank you for a pleasant staying”
Reviewed April 1, 2005

This last week, we travelled to Rome in a study trip. Hotel Philia was our "home" for five days. At a first glance, it seemed a little bit worrying (mainly the elevator which needs maintenance)but when inside, we had some pleasant surprises: the rooms were comfortable, clean and the staff was always ready to help us. Considering that it is a two-star residential, specially intended for backpackers, it highly fulfilled our expectations. We strongly advise any teacher in a study trip to stay there. It is also very well located. Our special thanks go to Mr.Giovanni ( a little bit frightening but just in the beginning), to Manuel, always with a pleasant smile at breakfast and specially to Stefanno, who was always considering, polite, friendly and attentive to the needs of a group of 22 students and teachers. It was really a pleasure.Thank you for a nice staying.

Gabriela, Florbela , Elsa and all the students from E.B. 2,3/S. Dr.Isidoro de Sousa de Viana do Alentejo, Portugal

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Reviewed October 10, 2004

After the review I read about this hotel, I was prepared for something average--clean, yet simple. We had been traveling through Italy for about a week and stayed at similarly-priced places throughout Italy, including in other large cities such as Venice and Florence. However, what we saw at this hotel was WAAAY below avearge. The room was dark and hot, facing the inside of the building. When we opened the windows, a bunch of mosquitoes flew in. When we called the concierge to ask about how to turn on the A/C, we were told that it doesn't work and WILL NOT be fixed. The room had a bad smell about it, resembling a swamp or possibly a sewage drain. The walls were covered with mosquitoe guts killed by similarly unhappy guests, I am sure. The surprise came every morning when I discovered that my leg had bites all over--not mosquito bites but some other type. We realized that these were probably bed bug bites. THe staff was rude and unfriently. The breakfast was mediocre--croissants, yogurt, coffee and juice--far worse than at any hotel we stayed at in Italy. We paid 90 Euro /night in the begining of October for a double room. I definitely do not recommend this place.

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Reviewed June 9, 2004

if you can't stand anymore staying in hostels paying way to much for the service they offer, consider staying in this budget hotel. I stayed here with my girlfriend a couple of weeks ago (May 2004) and I was quite pleased with the room (very clean, nice bathroom, very spacious), and their service (excellent staff, very good breakfast, maps and all the help you could need to get around in the city and enjoy your stay). I have to mention also the 24 hours reception, it is great if you want to go out and spend the night drinking some good italian wine without getting locked out like in most places!

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Reviewed June 9, 2004

if you are going to rome and have a low budget consider this hotel. good location (walking distance to the Termini railway station), low price, and all the essentials (private bathroom, tv, etc.). It is also clean and the staff is always friendly and helpfull. Oh, I almost forget to tell you they serve quite a good capuccino for breakfast!

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Property: Hotel Philia
Address: Via Palestro 88, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1,133 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Philia 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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