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iQ Hotel Roma
Ranked #21 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Boston
2 reviews
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“Felt great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

Our stay was so perfect that we will return next year. Excellent service, excellent staff, great breakfast for 10 euros, incredibly clean, very modern. The position is perfect + they have free wifi. This hotel cannot be wrong.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights as part our holiday in Europe and it was great. The reception staff were brilliant from the beginning pointing out everything we needed including the hotel's coin operated laundry! The hotel is very modern and the rooms are an excellent size; our room had a separate bath! The hotel doesn't have all the expensive add ons like room service and a bar and restaurant so if your keen to stay in a great location (we walked with cases from the train station) with a modern clean room and a great price, this is the place to stay! Keep up the great work IQ.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

This hotel was absolutely great. It is clean, modern, and practical. Very close to Termini station and to Repubblica metro station as well. The front desk staff was very nice, Cezar was very helpful when checking us in and later he recommended a nice restaurant for us. Thanks Cezar! The upstairs breakfast is 10 euros but definitely worth it, you wont get a breakfast like that anywhere outside the hotel for that price. The staff upstairs in the breakfast area were very courteous also. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Rome and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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hampshire, england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

Had a great 3 night stay at this hotel at the end of Nov 2012. It's very new and everything is clean and modern. Genius idea to use vending machines for drinks/snacks/toiletries etc. and these items are very reasonably priced - we used to buy our bottled water here before we went out as it was cheaper than the shops! The hotel has a lovely heated roof terrace which seemed to be open all the time we were there.
It is about a 25 minute walk intor the historic centre of rome, but there is a metro stn five minutes walk away.
Only issue we had were the single beds - tiny beds and hard mattresses - which i managed to get round by using a thick blanket between the sheet and mattress and made it a lot more comfortable to sleep on,
Despite that I would definetly recommend this hotel to all.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank miztraveller
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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

We stayed at iQ for 3 nights in Nov 2012. The location of the hotel is its strength. Close to Termini (the train station) and 2 subway lines right in the centre of many of Rome's top attractions. Its location is the primary attraction of staying here. The staff at the hotel were polite and helpful when we requested information or required reservations at restaurants. The rooms were clean and reasonably sized for a city hotel. It reminded me of a chain hotel (Day's Inn, Holiday Inn - well, the good ones) in the US with smaller rooms, vending machines for drinks and snacks on each floor, ok free wifi service and limited laundry facilities (one coin operated washer and one dryer). Everything works, facilities functional and reasonably good value for a chain hotel like establishment. If you are looking for a hotel with character, top notch concierge services, a place to lounge around after a day of walkabout, this is NOT the hotel for you. For our purposes, this hotel works for its location, its cleanliness and its reasonable (for Rome) pricing.

Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

Stayed at the hotel for 5 nights in Nov. Clean, modern hotel, with mini fridge in the room. Bed a bit firm. Friendly staff. It's well located: next to the Opera House, easy access to Termini station to/from airport on Leonardo Express, and the Republica metro station. Many of the tourist sites are also walkable. We didn't sign up for the breakfast; instead we got pastries from Rigoli (Via dello Statuto 60), got coffee from the vending machine and enjoyed the meal at the 5th floor roof deck. Watch out for pickpockets on crowded bus - they work really fast!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

We stayed at the iQ in Rome in Oct. 2012 for 2 nights, then at Hotel Sonya in Rome for 2 nights:
Room size and amenities was about par, but Sonya offered complimentary breakfast and was half the price. The one plus for iQ was that it had laundry room - 1 small washer, 1 small dryer: each was 3 euro and not easy to operate, but the hotel did send the maintenance man each time to make it work, get extra coins when lost, etc. Both were clean and within a block of one another, close to transportation, good dining and interesting places to stroll around. There are many hotels in this area, so I would stay at Sonya next time or another like it, but not iQ Hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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RomeGR, Guest Relations Manager at iQ Hotel Roma, responded to this review, 7 December 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to writing a review on our property.

We read your comparative review with interest and we would like to comment on your views.
We will stick to the facts, as we cannot comment on Sonya Hotel’s features and services, but we believe that the fact that they are classified at the 114th place for hotels in Rome, in this very website, and that we hold the 15th place for guests’ preferences, sets us apart in a significant way.

For the past two years we have consolidated ourselves as an innovative alternative in the Roman hospitality scene, offering our guests the best value for money and providing them with modern and state-of-the-art facilities in a central location within Rome’s downtown.
The iQ Hotel offers its guests a free gym and sauna, free wireless internet, a lovely roof terrace overlooking the Opera House, coin-operated washing and drying machines, a well-equipped business centre, as well as vending machines where one can purchase the essentials from toiletries to wine, at affordable prices. There is also a rich and varied breakfast buffet that can be purchased separately, either on the moment of booking or while at the hotel, and this is an option that guests normally consider worth taking.
We will not try and build our case against Sonya Hotel, but being a 3-star structure as it is and not offering the services we offer we think that the price difference you mention is somehow justified. However, we respect entirely your opinions and sincerely welcome your feedback.

We would just like to take the opportunity to clarify the issue with the washing/ drying machines. As we mentioned before, these are coin-operated devices with clearly visible instructions that need to be followed to make sure they function without problems. Now, we are not sure what was the specific problem you encountered, but sometimes guests open the drying/ washing machines while these are still working to, say, add a garment, and then maintenance need to be called as the machine does not restart on its own. Our maintenance team is always happy to intervene and assist guests who find it hard to operate these machines, or for any other issues they might encounter.

Lastly, this is the first time that a guest mentions that there was no space to open a suitcase in the room. All our rooms are designed having in mind the comfort of our guests and were projected to make the best use of the available space. We guess it all depends on the size and number of suitcases our guests might have, but we can assure you we never had a guest complaining about not being able to open their luggage in the room.

Again, thank you for your feedback from all of us at iQ Hotel – Roma.
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Property: iQ Hotel Roma
Address: Via Firenze, 8, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — iQ Hotel Roma 4*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
IQ is a 4-star hotel, with a twist! Located in downtown Rome, just a short 15 minute walk from the Trevi Fountain or the Colosseum and with Repubblica metro station just 200 metres away, hotels don't get much central than this. IQ guests enjoy free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel, a lovely terrace where to unwind overlooking the Opera House, and free access to our gym and sauna. We believe in tailor-made hospitality, so there are vending machines in virtually every floor, where you can buy yourself a bottle of wine, a pack of crisps, a tooth-brush or even an umbrella (not that you'll need it often!), All at very competitive prices. Now that you've found us... Welcome to a whole new hotel experience! IQ STAFF ... more   less 
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