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“Comfortable Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Principe Eugenio

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Principe Eugenio
Ranked #413 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Comfortable Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

My mom and I stayed at the hotel Principe Eugenio for 3 nights in September 2011. The room we stayed in was on the bottom floor and had 2 twin beds. The room itself was equipped with a TV, desk, spacious closets, and powerful AC. The continental breakfast was sufficient and the wait staff is willing to make cappuccinos if you ask. Our first morning there we walked 30 minutes to the Colosseum. There was a metro stop along the way but we decided to enjoy the morning walk. Across the street from the hotel is a gelato place I highly recommend.

Upon arrival, the staff was friendly but we had some complications during our check out. The credit card machine wasn't taking our credit card and the owners insisted that we go to a bank to get cash. There wasn't a sense of urgency from them in getting the system up and running and after insisting once more for them to try our card, the machine magically worked. Overall, the stay in the room was comfortable but the friendliness of the staff was not as expected.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank CurlyTraveler7
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Darwin
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

This is a small family run hotel sitated inside an apartment block based around a courtyard. While probably not the most central location, we found it very easy to get to everywhere from. It's a 15 min walk to Termini, 5-10 minute walk to a metro station which takes you to most tourists sights, 25 minute walk to the colosseum. While the area does appear a bit run down, we never felt unsafe waking to and from the metro at night. It also had eveything we needed within a few blocks- laundry, phone/fax place, supermarket. Oh and there is a fabulous Indian restaurant around the corner, Himalaya I think it was called, if you get sick of Italian food. The family who ran the place were friendly enough, their English was adequate and they were more than accommodating to special requests such as moving to a quieter room and helping us communicate on the phone and in person with Italian couriers. The room was massive for an inner city European hotel. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom clean. There was excellent wifi service in the room. The only downfall was the a very simple Italian interpretation of breakfast, but not too different from what we have had at other Italian budget hotels. Overall, an excellent budget hotel. Couldnt ask for better value. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kassthomas4
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Bengaluru, India
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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

The hotel is a basically a large flat, actually an entire floor converted into rooms, but they have been kept spotlessly clean, and frankly, though small, are definitely bigger than a number of others I have stayed at in Europe, and far more comfortable. The rooms and attached bathrooms are cleaned daily, have fresh linen provided, safes, have double glazed windows to keep the street noise out, and free wifi.
Lorenzo and his family were friendly and helpful. He takes the time to orient you to the surroundings in detail.
The location could have been better, but it's well connected, and has the best gelato store, Fassi's, just down the road. There's a grocery store right across too.
Breakfast was decent and if you asked for it, you would be treated to one of the finest cappuccino's ever.
The hotel was perfect for our visit. We were traveling with grown up kids and we had taken two rooms.
It would be ideal if they could have provided a tea/coffee maker in the rooms too.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kavitavij
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New Delhi, India
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights and were in the hotel room for only sleeping in the night. It has a very good location since the nearest metro station is only a short walk away. We took the place for that reason and did not regret it. It is not very visible but Google maps helped find the location. It is a very basic hotel (more like a flat converted into hotel rooms) but has decent amenities like a clean room, fresh linen, air conditioned room, balcony etc. It also had an attached wash room too. Nothing exceptional, but was good for a night stay only. It is a family run hotel/guest house and we got some good advise from the reception guy in terms of metro to use, while we had done our own homework on the places to visit. Breakfast menu is rather limited, but as vegetarians choices were limited for us.Colosseum is walking distance from the hotel.It was a good value for money!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Guddon
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Odenville, Alabama
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Stayed here first week of August 2012 with my two sons. Very clean, nice room with balcony, private spotless bathroom with hair dryer and buffet breakfast. Breakfast included rolls, two types of meat, cereal, milk, juice, tea, coffee, pastries, hard boiled eggs, apples and toast. It was all you could eat and with two sons 16 and 20 years old that was a big plus. There is also a Emme Pui grocery store across the street. The oldest gelato store is around the corner and we got gelato there every day it was the best in Rome ! The lady working the desk has limited English but communication was not a problem even though we spoke almost no Italian. She was very sweet and friendly. The neighborhood is the only drawback. There is a lot of grafitti on the buildings but the hotel is very secure and safe. It is a multi ethnic area with a lot of chinese which was not a problem for us. 10 minute walk to Termini train station or 2 metro stops nearby (Manzoni or Vittorio Emmanuelle) and a city bus which stops right outside of the hotel door. We walked to the Colosseum in 15 minutes. I had my sons so felt very safe. A woman by herself might want to take the number 105 bus right outside the door. We traveled in Spain, to Rome, then Florence, Venice and Paris and I have to say that Rome was the dirtiest city. The metro tunnels, trains are covered in grafitti, pick pockets are everywhere so use common sense to keep your belongings safe and AC, ice in drinks and free refills that you take for granted in the United States are not the norm in Europe. Rome does have a great system of free fountains for tourists to refill their water bottles up while walking around seeing the sights. Metro system easy to use and once you figure out the bus system it is too. Spend one day at the beach to escape the city which I highly reccomend. Take the Metro outside of the city like going to Ostia Antica but go to the end of the line to Cristoforo Colombo you can then go to the beach across the road or do like we did and take the #7 bus there down the road to a beach less touristy. Nicest areas in Rome for those who want to spend more need to look at area arond the Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps but I bet you won't get as nice a breakfast or a cleaner room.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank melody t
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York, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights at Principe Eugeno and were pleasantly surprised, having stayed in other 'adequate' European hotels.
The owners/staff are very friendly and pleasant, offering us tips on travel, dining and lesser-known touristy-attractions.
Rooms are very spacious, modern and maintained to a high standard, with large bathrooms (inc.frills - shampoo, soap etc); equipped with safe, TV, telephone, full-length mirrors and large wardrobe space.
Breakfast was typical European (cereal, packet toast, fruit, cheese, ham, fresh bread etc, but nothing hot).
In terms of location, it is a 5 - 10 min walk from Termini station, closest to the coloseum attraction-wise (15 mins), and a 30-40 min walk into the center, but you can always get the tube (3 min walk) to save your feet.
Would recommend for single travelers, couples and families with older teenagers

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank oreo_jo
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Stayed 4 days in July. Had requested a quiet room and it was perfect. Rooms are spacious and very clean. The owners are very helpfull and the hotel is well located close to train station and metro access.

We will likely return on our next visit to Rome.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Andre H
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Property: Principe Eugenio
Address: Via Principe Eugenio 90, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
#297 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Principe Eugenio 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Principe Eugenio is located on the Esquilino hill, between the Basilicas of San Giovanni (St. John in Lateran), S. Croce (Holy Cross), Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Major), the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Thanks to its position, the hotel is only 3 bus stops or one subway stop away from the main Termini train station, from where it is easy and quick to get to the two Roman airports. The hotel has been completely renovated and offers large, sunny rooms with essential style, every comfort and free wi-fi. The reception is accessible directly from the street and the Hotel has the following rooms: - double room for one person - double room for two people - triple room - family room All rooms are equipped with: - Individually regulatable air conditioning - bath with shower or tub and complete with hair dryer, towel warmer and toiletry kit - sat tv - free wi fi - electronic safe - writing table - minibar - direct line telephone ... more   less 
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