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“AMAZING LITTLE HOTEL”
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Hotel San Marco
Ranked #454 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed September 26, 2013

This hotel is amazing 300 meters from the Termini, walking distance.
All the staff are cheerful, helpful and friendly, nothing is too much trouble from timetables to finding a place on the maps with best way to get there, local good restaurants etc. Lisa is an amazing receptionist, keep up the good work you are an asset to the hotel as are all the other staff.
The rooms are large, clean, air conditioned, modern and serviced every day, large clean bathroom (no bath) with shower, suites me better than bathing, so much quicker.
The breakfast is continental cold and hot self-service and is a very good spread as I have had in a 4 or 5 star hotel. (If you cannot find something you like it is time to stay at home.)
Only let down is no WIFI in rooms but easy access in the reception area.
Plenty of local good restaurants in a few minutes’ walk as are the underground, bus station and railway station. Just far enough out of the centre to be peaceful but near enough to walk to all the places of interest and more.
Cracking little hotel, I would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone going to Rome.

Room Tip: all appear to be very good.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Don't stay here if you don't have to.
We were disappointed with this Hotel.
On check-in we were told that we were staying at another Hotel around the corner that night due to air conditioning problems (and that hotel was better the San Marco).
We checked in the next morning and were on the 4th floor, with 1 small elevator that was also used by housekeeping staff.
The front desk staff were an unhappy bunch.
We asked 3 times for an Iron only to be told that they couldn't find one then advised that it was 5 euros to hire an Iron !
The Breakfast was average with a small range of food available.
Location was good because it was only 300 metres to the train station but it is a fair way from the city itself.
Advertised as a 'budget hotel' and that is what it is, (we expected a little more from the
Don't judge a book by its cover.reviews, photos and their own website.

Room Tip: I can't offer a tip to choose a room.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Willsy2013
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed here for three nights in March 2013. The room was clean and had a small balcony overlooking the street. 5 minutes walk to the metro and the railway station. A 20 minute walk to the forum and historic centre down via nationale. There is a pleasant bar next door to the hotel and many other bars and restaurants within easy walking distance. Staff were pleasant and accommodating, allowing us to check in early. The breakfast was good. This budget hotel is ideal for a short city break. Only one lift can mean a wait if a big group is checking in or out.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank chad66
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Its a good budget hotel, not far from city central station. Room was small but good and neat and clean. Staff was good and breakfast too. There are good restaurants nearby. It's a good choice as a budget hotel. I was here in

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Arshid
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed here as a couple in October 2012, and were suprised by the size of the room, and how light and airy it was. The bathroom was also a good size, however lacked a bath which would be useful after a long days walking, and there was certainly room. The double bed was two singles, but made up using a double sheet which meant they didnt fall apart into two.

Its in a good location- 5 mns walk from termini, from which you can get the train from the airport for 14 euro.

We booked this hotel via jet2 as a package but it worked out cheaper than many of the other surrounding hotels, and having stayed at the Hotel Luce nearby i can say this one was far superior.

Breakfast- at 8am breakfast was good- abundance of sweet pastries, bread, croissants, three types of cereal, meats and cheese, as well as a hot plate with hot dogs,bacon and egg in. However at 7am (when we were told it opened) we found there was NOTHING left, therefore felt this was a let down, as not sure why other guests were allowed in earlier. I assume they only replenish on the hour or so. Coffee was good! orange 'juice' vile- some sort of concentrate.

The room- light and airy with shuttered windows and double glazing that kept the noise out. The TV-one CNNn channel which ceased to work and wasnt really fixed which we were annoyed about. Also the WiFi doesnt work. The minibar or fridge wasnt cold. That said as a base when in Rome it was adequate although a kettle might have been nice. The shower was very good with no shortage of hot water.

Staff- rude! no hello how are you or anything, and she walked off mid sentance as we checked out, breakfast staff also snappy. Also passports are held for duration of stay just behind desk in plain sight- which wasnt always manned when they went off to sort something out, which we felt wasnt too secure.

Lift is tiny and being claustrophobic i didnt use it, and didnt seem to ever be available, taken up by people going to the first floor,

The city tax was payable when we arrived which we were never informed of.

We would stay here again simply for the location and knowing it was a decent bed to come back to.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Stayed for four days on a short break. The hotel has seen better days but it's central location, five minutes from Termini, and the excellent staff make it well worth a visit. Yes the lift is tiny and slow, the shower had a mind of it's own but breakfast was adequate and the staff could not have been more helpful. In particular Anastasia in reception. Free wifi is a real plus. We had a great time, notwithstanding the 24 hour public transport strike and saw all the sites we wanted to visit

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank John_Delap044
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Great hotel in a good location near the Termini station and could get the tour bus there leaving every 20 minutes. We found the staff very friendly and always answered our queries their English was brilliant which helped us as our Italian is not great !! Breakfast was very good lots of choice and always hot. Would definitely recommend for a cheap central location. Rooms were modern and bathroom was new clean towels each day and a fridge in the room. Hairdryer not great though! Lots of choice to eat or have a drink near the hotel. Weather was great as well !

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Villafranca 1, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#309 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range: $69 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Marco 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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