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Espana Hotel
Ranked #954 of 3,643 Rome B&B and Inns
Ireland
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Reviewed November 2, 2010

Hi Greetings from Ireland
Myself and my Son Damien stayed in Hotel Espana for 5 days in October
Only 600m walking distance from Manzoni Metro Station we paid 16 euros for a weeks ticket great value. The Hotel is on a quite street and across the road lovely supermarket
We found the staff very friendly breakfast was good eat as much as you like
This is my second time staying at this hotel and hoping to say there again some time
Regards Michael Lacey in Ireland

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Athy, Ireland
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

Arrived about noon after 10 hours traveling. Were were told by a indifferent young man we could not check-in until 2pm. We would have to go away and come back at 2pm? There was no place for us to wait in the 'hotel'. We were allowed to leave our luggage in a bedroom adjoining the reception area. There was not much for the tourist in the immediate locality or maybe after traveling all night we were not energetic enough to seek out the amenities. We waited the 2 hours on public benches nearby, luckily the weather was pleasant.
Checking-in was no more friendly than when we first arrived. No smile, no conversation, disinterested, almost hostile.
We stayed in 2 rooms, 2 persons per room. The rooms were tiny! The 2 single beds were like a single double because there was no room to put a space between them. There was an empty fridge in the rooms which could not be used because there was not enough room to open the door sufficiently. The smallness of the room maybe contributed to the stuffiness and the air conditioning did not appear to help the situation. We left the window open on the first night and the following morning we were covered in insect bites - mosquitos, we guess. We were not aware of this being a problem at the end October even in Rome, a reminder would have been nice especially as we were obviously from a colder climate. But disinterested, unfriendly staff was the norm during our stay in this hotel.
As a parting shot, as we were checking-out the 'frosty faced lady' informed us we had to pay €5 for water?? We asked for an explanation of this 'extra charge' and were informed we had taken water from 'the bar'. What bar? A fridge in the reception area. We were not even aware of its existence let alone that this was available to guests. An argument ensued as we insisted we did not 'remove drinks from the bar'. She said it was written down to our rooms but could not say by whomever, or when. Our denial was not accepted as we got no apology and we were dismissed with a wave of her hand.
Not a pleasant way to leave Rome. 2 of our party had been in Rome previously at a different hotel and had a very enjoyable stay. We paid more for this hotel because we were foolish enough to believe the description on the web site. "A friendly family atmosphere ensures that guests can relax in a cordial and soothing ambience after a long day". Nothing could be further from the truth!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Red deer
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Reviewed October 5, 2010

My husband and I and two friends stayed at the Espana for two days before heading out on a cruise and one more day when we returned. We found the staff friendly and helpful. The rooms vary in size from small to midsize but as we didn't come to Rome to spend too much time in our rooms they worked out well. The roooms were clean, the water hot and the airconditioning worked. Since the Espana is an old house they don't have an elevator so be prepared to haul your suitcases up the stairs ( that's why we bring husbands along ) A continental breakfast was served on an enclosed patio and in the afternoon when it wasn't being used the staff was quite happy to let us use it to visit and relax. We found a number of sidewalk cafes and coffee shops as well as a grocery store that were all close by. We did lots of walking and felt that the area was very safe.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2010

The hotel is very nice,clean,quiet(good neighborhood,very safe),near the Manzoni metro station and ten min.away from the Colosseum(on foot),big supermarket around the corner!
Our room was very small,but basic,with TV,conditioner,not on the sunny side!They say that rooms have safe deposit box,and it's true,only they are broken,so you can't use them:(
The other fault of the hotel is that it doesn't have a lift and you could have problems with heavy luggage and after the long day sight-seeing!
Breakfast is o.k.-cold buffet and same every day.
All in all it is good value for the money and I think you won't regret staying in it!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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lithuania
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Reviewed March 3, 2010

Good location ( 500m from Manzoni metro station, walking distance from Colliseum, S. Giovani Laterano, quiet street, supermarket on corner). Rooms clean, bathroom size OK, rooms need repainting.
Breakfast good (cold buffet). Only negative point- no lift and steep steps, so you could have problems with carrying heavy luggage to 2-nd floor.

Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Varna
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Reviewed December 26, 2009

My spouse and I stayed in this hotel for 5 nights in December. We were very happy with its location ( close to a metro station) as we organized our days in Rome independently. The hotel is not located on a busy main street, which is definitely a major advantage. However, it is close enough to the main street and you can easily find places to eat. The rooms are not big but comfortable and clean. The staff are friendly and helpful and the breakfast is very good. The only disadvantage we saw was the lack of an elevator ( so you should climb stairs all the time); however if you do not have health problems that's not a big deal. We strongly recommend this city hotel for a pleasant stay in Rome.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sunderland, England
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Reviewed October 3, 2009

This hotel is the perfect base for a short break in Rome. The rooms are small but the amenities are more than adequate .... safe, air conditioning and a small fridge included.

Room was small but the bed was comfy, plenty of storage for clothes etc, and the bathroom was a good size and very clean.

Breakfast is in a small room downstairs, and was more than sufficient ... breads, hams, cheese, cerals and hot and cold drinks.

The surrounding area doesn't look particularly inviting but the hotel itself is in a very quiet residential street, and we felt very safe when wandering out for a meal at night.

At the end of the street over the road there is a large supermarket which is perfect for bottled water or wine/beer, snacks etc.

For eating out there is a lovely resaurant about 5 minutes walk away called Red, turn right at end of street and cross first crossing and you are there ..... lovely food, staff are very friendly and prices are reasonable.

As for sightseeing ..... Colliseum is around 15-20 mins walk away, and keep going to see other attractions such as the Pantheon and the Trevi fountain. Take plenty of water with tou as it can get very hot in between attractions !!!

We used the metro to go to the vatican, which wasn't daunting in the slightest ... ticket machines in english and stations clearly marked.

To sum up, I would highly recommend this hotel to people who just need a base and are not bothered about a hectic nightlife.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Espana Hotel
Address: Via Luigi Luzzatti 21, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
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Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #954 of 3,643 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
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Hotel Class:2 star — Espana Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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