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“Our Favorite Hotel in Rome” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Katty
Ranked #516 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Mexico, New York
Level Contributor
52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Our Favorite Hotel in Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

We found this hotel while searching online and judging by the reviews on this web site, we thought we would give it a try. We do many transatlantic cruises that either begin or end in Rome and this is now our favorite place to stay. Rates for a double average 85-90 euros. The rooms are always clean, the location is good; about 5 blocks from the Termini station and 2 1/2 blocks from the Metro. The beds are very firm and if that is a problem for you, you may wish to consider another hotel. Breakfast is included and you receive a chit which can be redeemed at a nearby cafe for coffee and sweet roll. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. They will arrange transport to the airport for you and although their English is somewhat limited, we always manage to communicate. The hotel is on the 5th floor but there is an elevator although it is typically tiny. We usually arrive prior to check-in time but they have always offered to hold our luggage for us so we can get out to enjoy our visit to Rome right away. Their web site is easy to use and you will receive a reply to your reservation request within 24 hours. We find this hotel to be a perfect choice for us.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room for better views. Room 111 is our favorite.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank traveler69
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

This a no frills cozy and pleasant budget hotel. Quite close to the main Roma Termini and centrally located, it is a perfect choice for budget travelers/couples who intend to avoid the generally loud and crowded hostels for a change.

To reach: This is a few min by walk from the Roma Termini station. Alternatively you can hop on to the Metro line B and get off at Castro Pretorio station and take a short stroll to the hotel.

-- The check-in process was fun due to the language barrier. The lady did not know English but was quite helpful and we managed with some English, French and Italian words.
-- The rooms were very nice, with clean bathroom and nice view of Rome via the large windows typical of Italy.
-- The room had all the basic stuff i.e. nice, clean bathrooms, AC, TV, mini fridge and good wifi.
-- The cleaning is done only at a specified time and when the guests are not in the room. So better to have your breakfast or go sightseeing so that your room is cleaned.
-- The complimentary breakfast is served at Bar Montebello which is basic and decent.

Overall, a good, clean and quiet place to stay without burning a hole in your pockets. Definitely recommended.
PS: The Yellow, hostel which is closeby has a great bar and you can meet some fellow travelers and backpackers.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Sandeep S
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Warsaw, Poland
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218 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

We arrived in Rome from Ciampino Airport. Hotel helped us to get a 6-pax SUV which took us to the hotel for 65,00EUR with no problems at midnight.

There is a small lift for max. 2 persons which will take you up to 4th floor where Katty is located.

We got 1 x double and 1 x quadruple room. Clean and cosy. What we appreciated the most is greta location of the hotel. Just in 7-10 min. walk to Termini Station! Nice and silent neighbourhood.

Breakfast is sarved from 8 to 10 at Montebello Bar in Via Montebello (3-5 min walk).

You have to check-out at 11:00 otherwise you will find your belongings on the floor at the reception.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Robert S
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

All was perfect for those who don't need any luxury, that is for people who don't have so much money they don't know what to do with it!!
The location was extremely convenient, the neighborhood very interesting, full of picturesque roman buildings. The building in which the hotel is housed is also a typical roman building, renewed and beautiful and clean and nice-smelling.
The rooms are all you could ask for in my opinion: spacious, well-furnished, clean, with a new, clean, spacious bathroom, airconditioned, with a nice lg tv.
Breakfast is served in a brilliant, absolutely beautiful cafe around the corner, it's basic (coffee out of 4 choices and a croissant but adequate) but you fee just great taking it outside, amongst theese gorgeous buildings in such a beautifull cafe.
The receptionist was quite ok, her english was very basic though. Nonetheless, compared to the other italians who not only ignore english but also scorn it, she was the most you could ask for.
The value i think was even bigger than the money we paid.
All in all, i tottaly recomend the hotel to all travellers and i am sure to stay at this hotel again the next time i visit rome.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank snowwhite124
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Virginia
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

My teenaged daughter and I stayed 3 nights in April. The hotel was about a 15-minute walk (with roller-bags) from the Termini station, and about a 10-minute walk from the Castro Pretorio metro stop, so it was a very convenient location. The stores in the area all had roll-up security doors over their windows/doors, some of which were graffitied. We felt safe enough in the daytime, but didn’t feel comfortable venturing out after dark. There is a nice grocery about a block away on the way to the Castro Pretorio metro, which came in handy for getting breakfast things (more on that later). Although the desk and rooms are four floors up, there is a tiny elevator to help with bags.
The desk lady was very nice, and provided us with an excellent map. She also made a call to the Villa Borghese to try to get reservations for us, since I wasn’t able to get any online. The reason turned out to be that there was a special exhibit, and they were booked up for a month.
Our very clean room had a queen-sized bed that almost completely filled the room. There was only about 10 inches between the foot of the bed and the wall, so we had to lift suitcases across the bed. On either side of the bed there was more room, and even a mini-fridge. The ensuite bathroom was small, but had everything we needed for one person at a time. There was a nice power strip provided, but the plug holes were recessed in a cylindrical casing, so that our adaptor wouldn’t fit. We ended up unplugging the mini-fridge each night to charge up our phones, etc. The wireless internet signal was good in the room. The main drawback was the “firmness” of the bed. When I say, “firm,” I’ve slept on floors with more padding, and had to get up twice per night to stretch out the screaming muscles in my back. This was harder than in the very firm bed in our Venice hotel, but lest you think I’m a whiner, the bed in our hotel in Florence on this trip was fine. Also the pillows were very flat, and we had to fold them in half.
Breakfast was served at a small shop about 4 blocks away, and consisted of one croissant (cornu) and either an espresso or a bottle of water. We didn’t bother after the first day.
I wouldn’t stay here again, and would only recommend it to someone who really liked an extra-firm bed. I feel badly about saying this, because the people were so nice, and it was very convenient to public transportation.
The final tip I would pass along is to watch the sidewalks very carefully for dog feces on the sidewalks, and even on the train platform – it is everywhere. The pile on the train platform even had roller-bag tracks running through it – ewww.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AnonVirginia
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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Hotel Katty was a great place for our family. We had a room for 5 adults with sufficient space and it was very clean. The metro was only a couple of blocks away and easy to use for getting around Rome. The Wi-Fi worked great to make our plans and the light breakfast a couple of blocks away made us feel like we were getting the whole Italy experience! They were great at getting us a shuttle to the airport and saved us money on train tickets.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank mary K
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Property: Hotel Katty
Address: 35 Via Palestro, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#95 Best Value Hotel in Rome
#173 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Katty 1*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Katty, 1 star, located downtown Rome just a few steps from Termini Station, is an hotel offering a comfortable and clean ambience, with reasonable prices and in an ideal location for exploring the Eternal City. The services offered by the Hotel Katty include reception open from h. 8.00 a.m. to h. 11.00 p.m., with autonomous management of room keys; free Wi-Fi connection in rooms and in common areas; free baggage storage; a typical italian breakfast, included in the price of room, in a new and cozy cafeteria located in front of the hotel; and a very friendly staff at complete disposal for any kind of request or need to make holidays in Rome unforgettable. The shuttle service from and to the airport is available upon request. Near the hotel you can find also private parking, laundromat, internet point, cafeterias, restaurants, supermarkets and banks. From the hotel you can easily reach the main attractions, as Piazza della Repubblica, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Villa Borghese and the famous shopping streets of the Capital. Nearby there are several embassies and consulates, the Hospital Policlinico Umberto I, the La Sapienza University and the National Library. Hotel Katty offers 18 comfortable and bright rooms, recently renovated, with simple and homely atmosphere. There are several room sizes which can accommodate from 1 to 5 people, meeting needs of anyone who comes in Rome alone, for study or work purposes, as couple, for a romantic weekend, as a group, for a stay with friends/family. All the rooms have their own private bathroom with shower, air conditioning, TY color, minibar and telephone. ... more   less 
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