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“Nice room, grumpy old lady”
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Rosa Hotel
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

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Nice looking hotel, comfortable bed, clean & cosy modern interior.
Good sized window which opens right up to let fresh air in, whilst outdoor shutters can let in as much light as you want, or completely darken the room.
The location is great - it is at the very top of San Marino, sitting right under the first tower built in the 1300's, in the middle a shopping & restaurant area.
Breakfast is nice.

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When we were first greeted, by the older lady [who has close to no English], she wasn't all that friendly or helpful, actually seemed more like we were an imposition on her! The gentleman later on (her husband perhaps?), who does speak English, was however more helpful and friendly .
The WiFi connection, whilst the signal is strong, is intermittent at best.
The only downside to the great location is that it is 1-200 metres into a limited traffic area - no cars are allowed in before 7pm - this means that you can only bring your luggage in then, unless you are willing & able to walk it up the hill.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

My wife and I liked our stay here, the main man was helpful although I asked for a small quantity of milk one evening for a cuppa for my wife and was refused, even offered to pay. The older lady at the front counter was not what I would call friendly, rather abrupt and I would say has something against smiling.
The cleaning staff were very friendly and helpful as was the fellow doing the coffees for breakfast in the mornings. ( Top bloke ) The German shepherd in the reception room was also very friendly :)
The beds I would liken to sleeping on an ironing board with a rolled up towel for a pillow.
The views are spectacular, possibly some of the best I have seen in the world.
The rooms were fit for purpose, the Wi-Fi although slow worked well enough. Rooms were very clean and breakfast was adequate.
Car parking is very very tight, surprised no one else has mentioned it but you can get in and once in you stay :) the main man will be sure to let you know this.
For a meal head straight down the driveway and turn left, approx 20 mtrs down on your right is the entrance to another motel and its restaurant, was a delight to eat there, in fact if I go back to San Marino I will also stay there as I like spending my money with people that provide a friendly service.

Room Tip: We had a room that looked towards the castle, was ok.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bill C
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I'm still amazed by the beauty and spectacular views offered by San Marino. Checking into the Hotel Rosa was a joy. It is located a short walk from parking lot 6, just inside the gate and near the first tower.

We were helped by the owner, a very nice man with good english. He was prompt and got us to our room right away. The room was very nice, not big, but not small. It had a fantastic view of the mountains and valleys below. The room was very clean and comfortable.

The WiFi worked great inside the room and made it easy for us to update the blog and upload pictures. Breakfast was adequate, not elaborate. I would stay here again and would recommend it to any travelers.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Ed K
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

I have been coming for years to this family owned hotel.
The location can be treaky to find, but the location is great and so are the views from the rooms facing the valley.f possible try to book one of these
Room and bathrooms are very clean.
The restaurant has been suspended for the time being. Will probably reopen for the summer months.
Breakfast is simple but sufficient, and is included in the price.
You have two choices of parking, one public not far, and also at the hotel..

I strongly recomend this place if you intend to discover the oldest republic of Europe.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
Thank Jose Manuel D
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Choose a room with a view, it's definitely worth paying the extra for, the view from our balcony was amazing. The hotel is run by a couple who were very helpful, the rooms were nice and clean and the breakfast was ok. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dan146
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Rosa in San Marino in October, 2012........it was a little hard to find but once we figured out that you could only drive to it at certain times of the day it was pretty simple......Beautiful Location on top of a Mountain in the center of the City, next to one of the Castles in the town..........our Window opened onto the Castle next to the Hotel and the City below.......a wonderful Restaurant, had a great Dinner and the free Breakfast was wonderful.....if we ever get back to San Marino this is certainly where we will stay...........Bill in Texas....

Room Tip: Request Castle View........
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Room was fairly big with a very nice bathroom. The hotel was perfectly clean and very close to the city center.
I have just a little complaint about the quality of the sleep: the walls where really thin and I heard (way too much) the neighborhood's snoring.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank wsep
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Address: Via Lapicidi Marini 23, City of San Marino 47890, San Marino
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Location: San Marino > City of San Marino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in City of San Marino
Price Range: $70 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rosa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel, situated in the historic centre of San Marino, a few steps from the "Guaita" tower, offers to its guests the privilege of a unique position between the walls, the silence of the Mediterranean bush and an excellent view on the Montefeltro. Recently restored, the Rosa Hotel is open all year long and it is also ideal for long stays. ... more   less 
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