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“Mixed Opinion about Hotel Rosetta”
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Hotel Rosetta
Ranked #415 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Sylvania, Ohio
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Mixed Opinion about Hotel Rosetta”
Reviewed April 9, 2008

This was our 2nd trip to Rome, and I chose Hotel Rosetta after seeing all of the great reviews online. The hotel is basic... and if you're used to traveling through Europe, it's a typical 2 star hotel. (Interesting shower/toilet combo, no decorations, etc.). However, we travel on a budget, and love these cheap finds with a good location. Here are a few thoughts on our stay (April 2008):

1.) The location is terrific. Just a 3-4 minute walk to the Colleseum, Palantine Hill, etc. Two metro options are within a 5 minute walk (Colleseum and Cavour) and both of these options have a quick metro connection to Rome Termini station (1 Euro)

2.) My main issue with the hotel was the awful noise level from Cavour Road. We stayed in the quadruple room, which overlooked Cavour, which was FILLED with traffic - even at 4AM. Cars honking.... ambulances at all hours, and the scooters speeding by were surprisingly noisy. Most of us were still awake at 4AM, wishing we had ear plugs to drown out the noise. If the window was open, you could hardly hear another person talk across the room. It was awful. My husband is sleeps like a hibernating animal... and it even woke him up!

However, all of the other rooms appeared to be either in the courtyard, or on the other side of our noisy room. So, if you are booking the quadruple room (#21), do not stay here. If you are booking any other room, I bet you won't have any of the noise problems. We were just unlucky with the room location & Carvour. (Or ask upon reserving the room to make sure you don't get room 21 - or a room overlooking Cavour.)

3.) The staff was willing to hold our luggage, which was a bonus. They also had a hairdryer available on request.

4.) Pay in cash... we asked before submitting payment on check-out, and they dropped the price by approx. 5%.

5.) There are a few good restaurants and a fantastic Gelato shop in the area (around the back corner). Do not go to the Cafe/Pizza/Gelato shop across from the hotel. VERY unfriendly and very pricey. Walk a minute or two behind the hotel, and you'll find a few great places.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Extremely Noisy
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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U.S.A.
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2007

I love this hotel!

First of all, it is clean and well-kept -- a welcome relief given some of the other places I've stayed! Secondly, moreover, the hotel enjoys a prime location. Not only does it sit within about a five-minutes' walk of the Colosseum, but it also happens to be on a busy street, so I felt comfortable walking home alone in the dark.

I was sorry to leave the Hotel Rosetta and would definitely return if I were to visit Rome again!

  • Liked — location, cleanliness
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2007

My family (husband and two teenage sons) first stayed at the Rosetta in August 2003 - it was recommended by a friend in Australia and loved the location.

In February 2006 we came to Italy to live for 12 months and stayed again at the Rosetta for 4 days in February, 4 days during Christmas and prior to our return to Australia in February 2007 for 3 days.

I made only one mistake - trying out another place in Rome for 2 days which was a nightmare!

Our hosts were wonderful - on arriving at 6.30am Christmas eve, we asked if we could leave our luggage at reception until check in time. The owner was wonderful and as the room was ready she allowed us to go to it immediately to rest after our journey. The owners also allowed our luggage to be left there for more than half a day prior to our departure.

The location is central to everything, safe and only a short walk/bus ride from the train station.

I cant recommend the hotel highly enough - yes it is basic- but spotless and value for money - who cares about "included breakfast" when the cafe a few doors up on the left as you exit is excellent and cheap..

  • Liked — location, value, cleanliness
  • Disliked — where there is no box shower, the shower is over the toilet
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2007

My husband and I found this hotel online and read the reviews on trip adviser carefully. We loved this little gem, hidden away in a very convenient part of town. We were so close to the subway and walking distance to most everywhere. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel was quiet, clean, friendly and very inexpensive. We would highly recommend this hotel for anyone who is looking for no frills but an enjoyable place to rest their head.

Stayed November 2007
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2007

Stayed at the Rosetta for 4 nights.As others have already said a good location for what in my opinion is a basic no frills hotel.We had room 26 inside overlooking the courtyard which helped with the noise from the street.The room was fairly small with a comfortable bed.It had a air conditioning unit but you must pay 10 euros at reception to get the control box.The bathroom was a good size with a strong shower and clean towels everyday.The cafe just up the road for breakfast was ok but I felt expensive.15 euros for 2 cups of tea and 2 croissants.One other warning there is a cafe called Sqi Sito across the road and about 30 yards down the street on the corner.We went for 2 caffe Lattes and sat outside on our last night and was given a bill for 14 euros.The drinks were only a medium size.I felt this was a complete rip off and told the manager so.Avoid this place.Overall for 80 euros that we paid the Rosetta offers very good value for money.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Very basic
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2007

My wife and I, celebrating our 60th birthdays in Europe, spent 4 nights at the Hotel Rosetta in mid May 2007. We had room 7 which was on the 2nd floor inside corner, just above the most wonderful little restaurant one could want. More on that later. Our room , average in size compared to our previous 10 days in Paris, Florence and Sienna, included washroom and shower was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. We had two windows overlooking the small streets below that gave a intriguing look upon Italian life passing by. Any street noise was shut out when the windows were closed. The price was very low compared to other offerings when we were booking, but worth double. The location was a few minutes walk to all the sights of ancient Rome. The only public transport, buses just outside the main doors, we used was to go to the Vatican/ St Peters, and to the train station on our leaving. It is amazing close to everything and so much more.
The staff at this hotel were wonderful. It is family run with some help. Special kudo's to the young daughter, ( we apologize we do not remember her name) and to Gianni. They spoke great English, as compared to our Italian, and were willing and able to provide any information and suggestions to assist our visit to Rome.
The restaurant downstairs. At the recommendation of Gianni, we tried this wonderful place the first night we were there. Sufficed to say we were impressed. This was Italy!! We tried a different location the next night, but came back the next two nights. The meals are wonderful, staff are great and they serve a wonderful red wine. Our meals were long, delicious, entertaining and the whole bottle of wine later, it was only a few steps home!
We would most definately recommend this hotel to anyone wanting the Rome experience. We will be back for sure!!

  • Liked — Location, ambiance, family running the hotel
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike!!
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2007

We have just returned from a wonderful 1st trip to Italy and intend to return again much sooner than later.
Spend 3 nights at the Hotel Rosetta, Via Cavour No 295, Roma at the recommendation of a friend.
The hotel is family run and the location is terrific. A 5 minute walk from the Colesseum, The Roman Forum, the magnificent Military muesem, close by is the Via Del Corso which has fantastic shopping to suit all tastes and on route there you can view the Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, even cross the river to the Vatican. The food is simply the best.....wonderful!, and the waiters are impeciable and so gracious at all times. The restaurants and cafe's are spotless.
The Hotel Rosetta is very central, clean, comfortable and very reasonable, ask for a room overlooking the courtyard, it is less noisy but then all cities are noisy.
The owners are charming and very friendly and always available be it for information or advise or to order a taxi.

I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere nice and safe to stay in a busy city, central to all locations & some fabulous cafe's and restaurants and there is also an Irish bar close by called "The Surge" if you tire of the vino!

Hotel Rosetta and Rome are wonderful!
See you again soon.

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Property: Hotel Rosetta
Address: Via Cavour, 295 scala B/1, Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#149 Family Hotel in Rome
#254 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Rosetta 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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