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Augusta Lucilla Palace
Ranked #180 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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Sussex, UK
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“Perfect to see all the top sights in Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

First of all the hotel staff are extremely polite and friendly. Look up their website and email them regarding a taxi transfer. A private taxi driver arranged by the hotel will meet you and will cost you 55euros from Fiumancino. These are each way prices. If there are 4 of you this is the quickest and best way to get from the airport. The train I believe is about 15euro each and the bus is about 6 euros each, but we couldn't be bothered with the hassle of queing for the bus and then walking (albeit a short walk from the bus terminal). Hotel is perfectly placed to see everything. Close to the bus/train terminal. Close to the Basillica de Santa Maria and the Kings Palace, both very impressive. The rooms are small but clean and have everything you need for a short stay including free wifi, mini bar and hairdryers. THE BEDS ARE FABULOUS, ADJUSTABLE WITH MASSAGE and MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES AND PILLOWS - SPOTLESS! Rooms have aircon and use this rather than an open window at night as being in the centre the traffic noise is loud, window closed blocks this out completely though. Perfect location for loads of good restaurants nearby. Breakfast was continental, toast, crossants, pastrys, fruit, cereal, juices, meats, cheese, scramble eggs, bacon, basic but adequate. Book an open top bus tour to see everything quickly the hop on hop off one for 3 days was 30 euros each but its a great way to see everything. You can walk to the Colosseum from hotel about 20 mins, get a guide, we did a night guide for 20 euros each, it was fantastic, would like to do a day visit next time. The walks to most of the major sights were 20-30 mins. The Vatican a little further. The hop on hop off bus drops you near each of the sights though, we used City tours. Taxi's to the Vatican from the hotel about 10 euros. Agree the price up front. We got in a cab from the Colosseum back to the hotel and he wanted to charge us 18 euros so we all got back out again, a man watching us said he had just done the same thing with the same driver so check the price and don't get ripped off. Colosseum back to the hotel again about 8-10 euros. If you can afford it, it is a MUST to get a guided tour at the vatican, as it avoids a 2-3 hour queue and give you information you would never have known. Its 48euros and the company we used were fab What a Life Tours. After the tour, You must sit down and have a rest and then climb to the top of the dome on top of the vatican for fabulous views of the whole of Rome its 7 euros, lift for first 200 steps then walk 320 steps, difficult but well worth it! Trevi fountain a must, free to see apart from your coin you will want to flip in, its very busy around that area, great restaurants around there, Pantheon a must and is free. Beware the roman gladiators you see dressed up are there to charge you 5 euros each for a picture, if there are 2 of them they charge you 5 euros each! don't get ripped off. Some only charge 2 euros. All the churches are fabulous and free to enter but like a donation. Spanish Steps free to see. For something a little fabulous for your evening meal location wise - Try the roof garden restaurant and terrace at the hotel forum. Expensive but lovely, especially the corner table, you will need to book though and they don't open Sundays, sadly we couldn't get booked in but looked great will do next time. If you have 3 days 4 nights you will get to see most things, if you pack in your day and are prepared to do loads of walking, comfy shoes a must. If you have longer you will find time to leisurely walk down all the fabulous side streets and enjoy the ambience of Rome, little tucked away bars and restaurant and little gems. Saturday evening the areas surrounding the hotel are buzzing with people sitting outside by fountains drinking and chatting. You can eat on a budget with pizza's and pasta from about 9 euros, House wine is generally 12-14 euros a bottle. However if you want to go our drinking then be prepared to spend alot of money. Rome we loved you and we would definetely go back and would be more than happy to stay at this hotel. Only one complaint about Rome and that is the amount of "looky looky" men selling stuff. Why would we want to go to Rome and buy and African carving or dish from Somalians! In Africa yes. Although I have to say I liked the look of many of the fake designer bags that were being sold by the street traders (sadly I can't afford the real thing) although I didn't buy any as had no luggage space, however did watch and listen alot and again if you do buy, haggle and don't take first price, I reckon you can get these for about 15/20euros each. Loads of beggars, watch them before you give money, they hunch over and pretend they can't walk and then once they have the money they straighten up and walk away perfectly well. Also watch your pockets, money and possessions, like any major city pick pockets everywhere. As city breaks go, this is now one of my favourites. We had fab weather with just one night and morning of rain, I would imagine a weekend of rain could have dampened our spirits but you can't account for the weather. LOVE ROME HOPE YOU DO TOO

Room Tip: We had 305 and 306, tiny but fine and right by the stairs and lift.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had the Superior room - was very good. Big clean amazing beds. Bath. very close to Termini Metro. Only problem was the coffee and internet connection. All in all - the price was great for a 4 star hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Just got back from a 3 day short break and stayed at this hotel. It is not a luxurious opulent hotel but a practical, excellently positioned and friendly decent hotel. Spotlessly clan and the staff are all very helpful. Breakfast is plentiful and relaxed. Bar shuts at 11pm. Quite a few reasonable decent restaurants all around the area and 5 minutes from the main termini. 15 minutes walk from the Forum/Trevi/Spanish Steps, going in all directions.
Overall, an ideally located hotel with all the amenities you need in close proximity and at a very good price. I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

The hotel is a little bit hard to find, as it is located in a small one-way street, but the location near the termini station is perfect. We could walk to the Colosseum and Forum Romanum in 15 minutes and be ready to board the subway for the Vatican in 5 minutes.

The staff was very friendly and were eager to tell us all about the city, and what bus, or subway, to take to reach certain landmarks. Breakfast was great with a lot of different options to choose from.

We stayed for 4 nights and there were no noise at all to keep us from falling asleep after a long day marvelling this beautiful city. Also the beds were really comfortable. Overall a great place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

This Is a special hotel. We moved from the St Regis to the Augusta Lucilla Palace! We had 2 nights free at the impressive St Regis. Was a little wary about the move. I needn't have been concerned. The staff was knowledgeable, & multi-lingual. My Italian is nonexistent.
We were impressed with the updated beds, quiet rooms and efficient maid service.
I recommend this hotel to anyone planning to travel to Rome.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

The hotel is clean and tidy as are the rooms we stayed in. However the usp for this hotel are the great beds I have never had such a good nights sleep in a hotel. The ability to adjust the beds certainly helped the aching feet and legs after a long day sightseeing. The staff were very good and found them to be professional and assisted wherever they could. The breakfast was good although a little too much salt in the food for my taste. Overall a good place to stay close to Termini and Tour Bus.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Fridley, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

My mother and I stayed at the August Lucilla Palace last fall during a group tour of Rome. I have since recommended this hotel to family and friends planning a trip to Italy. The hotel was good for the usual reasons: close to the Termini Train Station, directing us to Santa Maria Maggiore for morning mass, helping with internet connection issues, working with us to take care of the "end of stay" hotel fee. It's the unusual reasons that make this "my hotel" when I travel to Rome. When the power went out in the neighborhood, the staff at August Lucilla Palace were ready. We were still able to get access to our rooms, even though there was an electronic key. A secondary series of lights gave a soft glow to the halls and dining area. Although the power went out in the early morning, they prepared a welcoming breakfast. The staff was always professional, friendly, informative, and welcoming.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Augusta Lucilla Palace
Address: Via Massimo d'Azeglio 24, 00184 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#104 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#184 Family Hotel in Rome
#246 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Augusta Lucilla Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 98
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