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Residence Lodi Rome
Ranked #660 of 1,072 Speciality Lodging in Rome
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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“Generally not bad”
Reviewed 21 October 2012

We arrived in Rome at Tuscolana railway station from Fiumicino airport by regional train (9 € per a person). This station is situated rather close to the hotel so we got to it by walk. It took 20-25 minutes and it was easy to find the hotel because at home we traced this route in Google Maps. But we don’t advise to follow our experience if you have much luggage. Wheels of suitcases don’t like the stones of pavement.
The hotel is located a bit far from the city center and the tourist attractions, but the trams 5 or 14 in 15 minutes take you to Termini from where these places are easy accessed. The tram stop is on Via Prenestina (Piazzale Prenestino) in 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Also supermarket and good pastry-shop are very close and located on the same street. It's very convenient to buy food stuff when you return at the hotel from the center. Just keep in mind supermarket's work hours.
The room was clean and spacious (nevertheless we saw someone's footmarks on the wall near the bed). It is separated by partitions into several zones: for cooking, for sleeping and for having meals or leisure. The furniture was not brand-new but it looked very well. It was simple but quite comfortable. Although I considered the beds were normal, my wife complained that the mattresses were too hard and caused feeling of discomfort.
The only significant disadvantage of kitchenette was that it hadn't enough dishes for cooking. In fact there were only two old pans. Don't hesitate to ask signora Linda at the front desk for extra dishware. She has a good command of English and gave us an extra pan. Besides she helped us to book the museum visits by phone and provided us with other useful advices.
The bathroom was clean, equipped with shower and stationary hairdryer. Shower cabin had a difficult character and it was in ‘slimfit’ style. It was funny but due to feature of ventilation I easy smelled in the bathroom what the guests in the nearby rooms had for meals.
It was a bit noisy late at night and early in the morning because the window of our room overlooked the street. The closed window partly solves this problem.
Don't forget that wireless internet is not included in the fee. You have to get account and to pay for the connection time (1,50 € per hour) which is spent each session you connect. The speed is not high but enough for web-serfing.
Summing up, it's an acceptable place for simple but quite comfortable staying.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

At first a small advice for those who decide to stay here: if something like toilet paper or soap is missing, which is likely to happen, ask the person on reception twice, you are not going to get anything upon first request.

The beds are very thin and uncomfortable and the positioning of the cabinet just over the bad ensures maximum inconvenience.

There is a strong unpleasant smell there which can not be removed nor by opening windows, nor by air conditioning.

You are responsible for trash removal and the garbage cans are on the opposite end of the street.

The kitchenware was very basic and lacking essential pieces.

The location is not as good as you may think by looking at the map. While there are direct connections to Vatican and Coliseum the public transport is extremely slow.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Only returned from our stay at Residence Lodi yesterday and already missing our small apartment- but mainly the city of Rome! We found Lodi hard to find initially but soon got used to jumping on the number 5 or 14 tram every morning to Termini which only takes 20 minutes. The apartment itself is sparsely furnished and the kitchen utensils provided are limited but when there are so many amazing places to eat so close by it doesn't really matter. Within 2 minutes walk are 2 very good restaurants: necci: a little expensive but lovely (and you get lots of free snacks even if you just order drinks) and Mr Mazo, which we ate twice at during our 8 day trip. The asparagus risotto is amazing as are the rice balls- a new discovery for us which we are now addicted to. It is also very reasonably priced and there is a menu in English as well making choosing much easier. We had very few issues with the accommodation except for the thumping music we could hear through the walls from about 8pm until 4am. There is a nightclub on the street (not that we could find it) but it might have just been a noisy neighbor as the walls are very thin and we could often hear people talking in the apartment next door. Having said that we slept easily- but that was probably a result of our busy days sightseeing. We also had problems with the air conditioning and often woke up in the middle of the night freezing cold, but possibly that was just us. The room is also a little dark and wouldn't advise opening the windows too much unless you want to get eaten alive by mosquito's during the night. For the price we paid Residence Lodi was very good value, the woman at reception friendly and helpful and our stay very enjoyable. We look forward to our next trip!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jamshedpur, India
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Reviewed 3 December 2011

We visited Rome over a weekend in November as a large group of friends(10+).

The lady at the desk was quite helpful and a small tip ensured that the hotel manager was available well past midnight to help us with the check-in. The rooms were big and had all the basic necessities. The rooms were neat and tidy but the last renovations must have been quite a while ago. The "hotel" is basically four separate buildings at a stone's throw from each other.

There was no intercom to talk to our friends in other rooms. Internet(WiFi) was charged at 1.5 Euros an hour. The tram/bus stop was a two minute walk and the nearest ATM was 10 minutes away. Parking could be a problem if you arrive with your own car.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

We, like another reviewer here, booked this and researched thinking it was the 'Hotel Lodi'. We didn't realize our mistake until being dropped off from the airport, but it was the most fortunate mistake. The room we had was pretty spacious with the kitchette, bedroom and bath, and very comfortable, if plain. The local market was a short walk and we stocked the fridge, bought wine, ate at a really good, and cheap, restaurant/bistro kitty-corner from the residence. It was like actually living there for a week. It's a short walk to the trolleys that take you to the termini, which goes everywhere you want to go, and the neighbourhood, while looking rough by western standards, is a delight, and if you go to the aformentioned bistro in the evening, it is packed with the locals - mostly couples out for an evening meal. Linda was wonderful, and helpful, and the map she gave us, along with instructions of which trolley to take, was more than enough to get us around. This may be more of an adventure than some people want, but we had a fabulous time, and part of that was the experience of being a real neighbouhood with the people and flavour that is really Rome. We rate this as our best travel experience so far. By the way, the Roman people are lovely and were really helpful and friendly - the market was a prime example. If you like to really feel a place, this is it. And there was nothing like making your own coffee in the morning, or coming home from a long day out and making a sandwich in your own kitchen. We loved it.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 18 October 2010

Our room was on ground floor at back and had 3 single beds, plus small kitchen (sparcely equipped but who wants to cook in Rome?) and bathroom. All spotlessly clean with good air-conditioning, but we did get wakened in morning with neighbours leaving and slamming door. Linda was very helpful and friendly. Although hotel is a bit far out from city centre, we used the tram every day, which stopped at the end of the street every few minutes and reached the Termini in about 10 minutes for 1 euro. Only downside was when we first arrived at 11pm, reception was closed. We had sent an e mail to say we would be arriving late. We spoke on the intercom and said we had a reservation and were told we should go to register at the Hotel Centre. We were 2 women on our own and had no idea where the Via Giolitti was or how to get there. Linda eventually came down and let us into our room. This is not a satisfactory situation, so beware if you are travelling by Ryanair and arriving after 8pm. Otherwise we were happy with the accommodation and would return.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Guelph
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Reviewed 20 August 2010

The prior postings were very helpful, although some unduly harsh in expecting to get more than what you pay for. Cleanliness was accurately depicted by all and influenced our decision. The room was basic and the kitchen supplies sparse. The twin beds were more like cots. Pushing them together gave you a better sense of security from falling out.

To the extent possible the staff were friendly and helpful. Linda was leaving for vacation the day after our arrival so we had limited interaction with staff.

From a location standpoint, it is conveniently located close to Prenestina (a 5 minute walk to regular tram/bus service) which takes you to Termini in about 10-15 minutes and from there you can go anywhere in Italy fairly easily. In the opposite dfirection across the street and very closeby (1 Min) is a wonderful local cafe Necci which served great snacks with each drink between 7 and 9 pm. They also opened around 8 in the morning and espresso/capuccion was under $2. Between 7 & 9 for 20 E dollars you could drink and eat enough for the night even with large appetites for both.

The site will become even more convenient in the future when the addition of a new metro line (subway) will be 5 minutes away is built.

We like to walk and on our first night we walked to St. Johns of Latreno (one of the 4 big RC churches) and another 10-15 mins we could have walked to the Coliseum.

The price is indicative of it not being luxury accomodations and if you insist upon a comfy bed this is not the place for you. If you embrace your stay with a sense of adventure, accept a little inconvenience or are smallish singles It is a wonderful facility.

As a location for a first visit, it very much suited our needs and I would have no problem returning, but having had an extended stay in Rome and a few days in the Tuscany area would be more inclined to short stays in numerous locations.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Residence Lodi Rome
Address: Via Fanfulla da Lodi 45, 00176 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
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Ranked #660 of 1,072 Speciality Lodging in Rome
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Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Lodi Rome 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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