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“Great location”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Adriatic Hotel

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Adriatic Hotel
Ranked #488 of 1,290 Hotels in Rome
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“Great location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

I was on a right budget and this hotel seemed to fit it. On arrival me and my friends laughed but the room he had to fit 5 was very large. The bathroom was a tight squeeze but we made it work. The hotel was close to everything. When we were in rome there was a transportation strike so this hotel saved us by being in walking distance to everything. They handed us a map upon check in and it was our best friend! If all you require in room is a place to sleep then you've found the perfect place.

  • Stayed July 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

My daughter and I had booked a twin room for a week in Rome. We arrived late at night and were glad there was someone at the hotel who could order us a taxi when we phoned after finding ourselves at a suburban station with no taxis in sight. However, although I had stated twin room, when we arrived we were told the room was a "matrimoniale", ie double bed. After some discussion a different room was discovered with a single and a double bed. The travel agent said it is common to regard a room for two as "twin or double" but this seems ridiculous. I don't want to sleep in a bed with my daughter, nor for example with a male friend.

Reception is manned 24 hours and the three men we dealt with were helpful and spoke English, though quite happy to use Italian.

The room was overlooking a busy road but we had no trouble with noise. It was satisfactory for sleeping and bathroom arrangements, clean but with only straight chairs and there is no public seating apart from a settee in the reception area. There is a roof garden which we used because the wifi is there but in November evenings it was not particularly attractive: it would be good in warmer weather. As we knew, no meals are provided but there are nearby bars for breakfast and restaurants for evenings, of which the best we found were Taverna Angelica quite close and the Toscana a bit firther away near the Vatican.

As you know from the web page what kind of establishment it is, and the fairly low charges, it should be judged by that standard and it is in that sense that I rate it. I think on another occasion I would pay more and get a little more comfort.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Liked the location simply because we wanted to be near Vatican City and was here for 6 nights. It did not exceed our expectations and neither did it try. Had a nice sized room which unfortunately faced the main street. Was unable to change room as we were told hotel was fully booked. No sympathy was available either. Was able to locate ear plugs after couple nights. Metro was within walking distance but not close by by any stretch of the imagination. Close to eateries as in other parts of Rome. Apart from location to sights we wanted to do this time around, did not consider this place a steal compared to other reviewers.

Room Tip: If light sleeper look elsewhere as our request for quiet room was unfulfilled.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Beneath the walls of Castel Sant Angelo, close to the Vatican, and within walking distance from Ottavio Metro Station, the location is excellent. Anything closer to the city centre would likely be much more expensive an/or have lower quality.

Expect some traffic noise (local traffic), not unlike many other hotels in Rome.

Staff was friendly throughout, hotel clean and tidy.

Free WIFI, mostly working ok, at the terrace, get password from reception. Don't expect WIFI to reach into your room (our room was next to the terrace, so it happened to work for us).

The lobby is on the mezzanine floor where the elevator doesn't stop which was a bit awkward, especially when arriving.

We can't comment on heating or air conditioning since we were staying in October when neither were necessary.

Breakfast isn't served at the hotel. Do as the Romans - have it in a bar at the street outside, there is plenty to choose from.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great little hotel very close to Vatican and good eatery's. Room we had was clean and reasonably quiet. With the exception of one staff member all the other staff members including the cleaning staff very friendly towards us and helpful.

My wife and I intend to return to Rome again and this hotel will be on the top of our list and one that I would recommend to my friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rosario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

General:
Location – Better located than expected. Before travelling, it looked rather far away from the main Roman attractions, but once you are there you realize everything is at walking distance. We did not take a single bus or train while we were in the city. Nice neighborhood, cozy trattorias nearby. Very close to Vatican City and Castel Sant´Angelo.

Status – The layout is rather odd, as the building is shared with family apartments. You have a couple of stairs to get to the lobby (up, if you are on the main floor; down, if you take the elevator to the 1st floor). Nicely maintained and clean. It has a lovely terrace where you can have a beer at sunset, surf the web or simply chill out.

Check –in / Check-out – Simple and fast. We were provided great maps to find our way in the city (much better than the ones we took!).

Personnel – We had little interaction, but overall friendly.

Internet – Only in the terrace, no Internet in the rooms or lobby. Rather inconvenient, but easily solved by going up the terrace.


Rooms:
Size / Furniture – Standard, larger than expected for a 2-star hotel. You have a little desk and a nice closet with plenty of hangers.

Air conditioning – They charge you 10 euros / day for the air-conditioning! That was definitely a negative point. The rooms do not have fans, so if you are going in the summer, I am afraid you will have to pay for AC.

TV – As tiny as it gets, and almost at ceiling level. Could not use it at all – not that I needed it, we were barely in the room, so much to do outside!

Bed – Ok size, rather hard, nice pillows. Extra blankets if you need them.

Deco – Rather dull, but that´s fine. Again, you spend little time in the room.

Minibar – No.


Bathroom:
Size – Small, but well distributed. You have shelves to put your toiletries. At first the shower seemed tiny, when we visited other Italian hotels we realized it was the standard.

Water pressure – Really good.

Toiletries – Re-filled every day, basics: soap, shampoo, shower cap.

Towels – Huge! A plus.


Breakfast:
No breakfast included


Value-for-money relation:
This hotel was incredibly cheap, and we got way more than we expected. Nice surprise!


Bottom line – would I stay here again?
Definitely, yes! It has everything you need for a simple, inexpensive yet comfortable stay, and grabbing breakfast outside is not that bad – plenty of lovely cafés around! For a yummy Italian dinner, we recommend the trattoria just around the corner, to the right of the first traffic light.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank ClaraMGR
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Gilbert, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We loved this little hotel. It shares space with apartments, which was a little odd at first, but it really made it feel more home-y than a typical hotel. The concierge Fabio was wonderful! Put up with my attempts at Italian and spoke back to me in very good English. ;-D Tons of shops and restaurants nearby but still a very quiet space. Also very clean, which is always a plus! Best of all, only 3 blocks from St. Peter's Square!! We will definitely stay here again when we return to Rome.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Adriatic Hotel
Address: Via G Vitelleschi 25, 00193 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Vatican / Borgo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#96 Best Value Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Adriatic Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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