We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“welcoming and hospitable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ape Latina

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ape Latina
Ranked #669 of 1,067 Speciality Lodging in Rome
Everett, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“welcoming and hospitable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Showed up to the front door and was greeted so kindly by Francesca. she showed us a map and gave us great tips of the city. she brought us fruit to our room to welcome us. That made my whole stay worth while. The room was spacious and clean and had a private bathroom. Would definitely recommend it. So close to the Colloseum too.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jensfrnds1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

50 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    19
    14
    4
    4
    9
See reviews for
4
25
4
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

What's good about this place? Lets see - the location, the price, the cleanliness, and Francesca the host. She will tell you everything that you need to know about Rome. Just trust her recommendations (especially when it comes to food) and you will not go wrong. Her place is also located in a nice residential neighborhood near the colloseum so we felt safe coming back late at night. I would highly recommend this place!

Helpful?
Thank pointandshoot
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at Ape Latina and could not fault it. Francessca and Andrea's hospitality and recommendations were fantastic. The rooms were clean and comfortable and in a great location. If anyone is heading to Rome I would not hesitate in booking a room at Ape Latina.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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 293Travelbug
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

When we arrived we were in the big room as it was vacant, we checked in late but Francesca waited for us and gave us a lot of information about Rome. The room was decorated very beautifully, it felt very comfortable and cosy. The shower and hairdryer were to die for, probably the cleanest i felt the whole trip so far haha. Second night we moved to the smaller room as a big group was checking in to the other room. This room was just as beautiful and not even that small, she also left breakfast by the check in desk you just help yourself which was nice. We loved Rome so much we wanted to stay another night unfortunatly due to there only being 4 rooms we couldnt stay at Ape Latina but Francesca got us a room at her friends b&b which was just as nice. She was truely lovely and made out trip so much easier, thanks Francesca!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Kate P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
The Woodlands, Texas
Level Contributor
55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

Very small hostel/hotel. Only about 4 rooms, but this added to its charm. A very small breakfast was provided. The owner gave us good recommendations. The bed was a bit uncomfortable and the walls very thin, but we enjoyed our stay and loved the location close to the coliseum.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BRITTANY M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

Wow. I absolutely loved this place, Francesca was quite honestly one of the kindest people I have meet. From the map with super recommendations, the help with our case and of course an added treat!! Would I stay here again... Yes! The hotel has just 4 rooms, and a small kitchenette where you can make something if you wish (for me it provide tea and biscuits every morning, perfect!) it's just over a 5min walk to the colosseum and the same to the metro line. Termini station is also walkable (10 mins). All in all this place is great, rooms are basic but clean, spacious and well equipped. I challenge anyone to find better value in Rome. A city known for being notoriously overpriced, ape Latina provides an excellent base from which to explore the city at an excellent price.

Thank you Francesca.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Lucylu_4444
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Centereach, New York
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

I highly recommend Ape Latina. OK-here is what you really need to know: Ape Latina is like renting an apartment. It is not the hostel experience where you can really meet people, and not the hotel experience either. It is great for having a comfortable room and using it as home base to see Rome. The location is excellent. It is in a safe, quiet neighborhood quite close to the Colosseum. The Metro is close, & there are several restaurants, bars (Fiddlers Elbow is good Irish Bar) and supermarkets close by. One restaurant at the corner (literally 20 meters away) had a basic 3 course meal for 9 Euros. If you buy food, there is a fridge behind the reception desk you can use (along with a microwave, plates, cups and utensils). There was fresh fruit, coffee and tea provided throughout the day.

To see the sites - no problem. For those of you who are walkers-you can be in San Lorenzo in 15-20min, & central tourist area (Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps) in about 20-30min, but the walk is through nice areas & well worth it. There is also a bike rental place 5 minutes away that offers bike tours (which are a great way to see the city).

I was with a friend, so our room was with 2 twin beds, cold AC (which is much needed in the summer), & a small bathroom. Everything was clean and it is hard to complain about anything. OK - one thing - for our bathroom, if you are tall it is not easy to sit on the toilet. Francesca runs the show, and she is open, has a warm smile and ready to answer your questions.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank scifiyanky
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rome hotels
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Navona Colors Hotel
Navona Colors Hotel
#68 of 1,292 in Rome
4.5 of 5 bubbles 609 reviews
Esquilino
Alessandro Downtown Hostel
Esquilino
B&T Rooms
B&T Rooms
#2,559 of 3,734 in Rome
3.5 of 5 bubbles 86 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
San Lorenzo
B&B Stay at Rome
B&B Stay at Rome
#1,732 of 3,734 in Rome
4.0 of 5 bubbles 50 reviews
Esquilino
Hotel Artemide
Hotel Artemide
#8 of 1,292 in Rome
5.0 of 5 bubbles 6,356 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ape Latina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ape Latina

Property: Ape Latina
Address: Via Angelo Poliziano 27, 00184 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Hotel Style:
Ranked #669 of 1,067 Speciality Lodging in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 27
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Ape Latina reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ape Latina Hotel Rome

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing