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Merulana Inn
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed at Merulana inn for 4 nights in September 2011.

The room was quite small but had nice colors and decoration. The bathroom was also quite small, but OK. The breakfast though was fairly poor and not much variety. However the lady who worked there was very helpful and kind. She made us feel at home, which really suits this hostel; it comes across as small but nice hostel that feels like your second home.

The location is good, only a short walk away from Colosseum and the main train station. I could for sure stay here again! Good value for money.

Note: we had some problems with our key cards, one day they suddenly didn't work and we had to call the lady (who is not there all the time) to get it solved, so I'd advice anyone to check your cards every morning before you leave your room, so that you don't come back and can't get in!

Due to the problems with the keys, and the mediocre breakfast, I rate this hotel as "average". I guess we were unlucky, because it seems very nice,

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank ScratchMap
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

We loved our stay and would recommend Merulana to anyone visiting Rome.

Our room was quiet everything was exactly as shown on the website photos. The room, hallway and breakfast area were all kept spotless by Judy and her staff. Breakfast was always delicious and nutritious. Judy and Roberta were both helpful when we asked for their advice and recommendations. The hotel has a great location being close to the main train station. We enjoyed short walks to many sites including the Colesseum.

The three of us (my wife, twelve year old daughter and myelf) loved every minute of our stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Thank Dan907
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

If you don't need a full-service hotel, this is a great option in Rome. We stayed here for two nights in June 2012 during our honeymoon and left completely satisfied. The room and bathroom are pretty spacious by European standards and the breakfast was better than nearly every other place we stayed in Italy and Greece. The staff are really informative and helpful and we really appreciated the free wi-fi.

While the big attractions aren't right outside your door, Merulana is really well situated. We walked to Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon every night and had no problem getting to the Colosseum, the Forum, Termini Station, and plenty of other places in less than 15 minutes.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

we have stayed here at the end of April 2012.
Cleanliness was perfect, rooms are not very large but also enough for a medium sized standards. House keeping changes sheets and towels everyday.
Location is great when you arrive from Airport to Termini.
It is about 15 minutes walk distance to Colosseum and historic center and 5 minutes to Termini and also subway station. Rome does not have a great subway system like Paris or Moscow, so do not expect to use subway too much, you will be walking all day probably.

There are no reception, only house keeping lady comes mornings to prepare breakfast and for house keeping activities. It seems there are no security issue in the flat. Doors are opened with your magnetic cards. Elevator is too small, and does not work some times.

Breakfast was acceptable, with coffee. Milk and fruit juice are not supported to drink :)
As we have spend just 10 minutes for breakfast each day, get some nice things on your daily walk from little cafe's to enjoy Rome.

Value for 450 € for 4 nights for a room was a good value, could be a little more cheaper :)

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Hi there, I have just returned from a weekend in Rome at the Merulana Inn. First of all, it's important to say that this is NOT a hotel. So, if you're expecting room service, 24 hour reception etc, this is not the place for you. However - for a cheap and central place to stay, it is hard to beat.
The rooms are very modern and secure (you are given a security swipe card to access the main front door, room doors etc). The beds are huge and the bathroom was large, modern and very clean. We had a lovely sunny balcony too. We arrived quite late at night and were met by Alex who was very friendly and waited until we were settled in before leaving for the night.
The breakfast in the morning is great. Yes, it is quite small, but it was absolutely fine for us, we went out to explore Rome every day on full stomachs!
It was my birthday on our first day and I had put out my birthday cards I had been given. When we came back that night, there was a bottle of red wine, two glasses and a bottle opener left in our room. What a lovely gesture.
The location of this guesthouse is ideal. Just round the corner from Termini station, it is very easy to get to from the airport and we walked everywhere else, we didn't use any other form of transport once!
I would definitely recommend the Merulana Inn to others - in fact, I already have!
ps - just a quick tip, when going to the Colosseum, you need to take photo ID with you, otherwise they won't let you hire an audio guide. We queued for ages on the first day and didn't realise until we got right to the ticket desk which was annoying.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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