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iQ Hotel Roma
Ranked #23 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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Zug, Switzerland
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“Great hotel in a great location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

This affordable gem was located in the heart of Rome, making it easy to walk everywhere. Our room was quite large, even by American standards, and the front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We were able to buy our Roma pass from the front desk. The hotel was clean and the 10 Euro breakfast offered was very good. We were on the ground floor, so we could hear some noise from the street, but it didn't bother us. I had requested extra pillows when I made the reservation, and they were waiting for us when we checked in. I was very impressed with this hotel and will definitely stay here again if we return to Rome!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Good, modern Hotel in the city centre of Rome.
All attractions are reachable by foot, this is very convenient!
The Hotel is clean, modern and bright. The beds are good and the breakfast even better.
Excellent WiFi signal is available throughout the Hotel.
The staff is friendly and always there to help.

One negative: the windows are not really 100% soundproof, if you have a room facing the street you might hear some distant street noise.
Also the walls are quite thin, you might hear banging doors of other hotel guests and noise from other hotel rooms.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

A very nice hotel within a short walk from Roma Termini. Very modern furnishing, clean, and bright room off a quiet street yet very close to some good restaurants and pizzerias. Staff is friendly and helpful. I would stay there again next time when in Rome.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Clean, tidy hotel near Termini station in Rome. Had no problems at all. It's not top end or boutique but simply appears like an average chain hotel which is v comfortable & makes the best of what it has. Rooms decent size, reception helpful, WiFi good. Décor bit uninspiring maybe, but overall this place ticks all the boxes if you don't want to push the boat out in terms of price.
Only point would be location: good for Termini station, but a good half-hour walk if you want to regularly go to places like Trastevere, Piazza Navona, Campo de Fiori & so on.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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RomeGR, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at iQ Hotel Roma, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Dear Guest,

We are glad to understand that your overall stay with us was pleasant and that you have especially appreciated our cleanliness.

As for your considerations about our concept and décor, we are sorry to learn that although this has been widely explained on our selling websites and on previous occasions here on TripAdvisor, we did not manage to convey to you what iQ is about. First of all we have never advertised ourselves as a boutique or luxury accommodation. This is not only clear from the description we offer of ourselves but also from the pictures we provide of the rooms and common areas. Therefore, we are sorry that although we try to be as clear as possible on our descriptions and pictures you were not expecting such an “uninspiring” décor. One of our strong points is to be completely honest with our customers and not sell something that we are not. This is also true about the size of the rooms. We understood from your words that you might have preferred a larger accommodation; in this regards we can only advise our future customers to contact our front office before booking so that they can help them choose the best accommodation for their needs.

Regarding your note on the distance to the Trastevere area, please note that nowhere on our website we refer as being close to this neighbourhood. As a matter of fact we also offer some distances to the closest sightseeing spots on our side of town (20minutes from the Spanish Steps, 1.5 km to the Colosseum, etc.) so that guests can better understand where we are and how long it might take them to reach what they want to see in town. We have voluntarily omitted the Trastevere and St. Peter’s area since they are in a completely different district from ours and did not want to confuse our guests.

Said this, we hope that your stay with us was pleasant and that in case you will not be staying with us again due to the location, you will be able to find some other hotel which will allow you to be closer to you preferred spot in town.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

It is a very clean (it was a surprise that we had clean towels and sheets every day), simply decorated and absolutely clever hotel. We loved the all day roof garden. The self service machines are very useful. There was a great variety of choices at the breakfast. Polite staff and convenient location, even if you choose to walk or take the metro.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

The hotel is very well located. It takes merely five minutes’ to reach the Termini station. The room was spacious with a balcony overlooking the Rome opera. The room was decorated with thick carpet and the beds were really comfortable. Each room had complementary toiletries with satellite TV, high speed internet and a mini fridge where you can keep all your meals and drinks cool. The breakfast buffet was excellent. The large terrace is accessible at all times where you can just relax any time of the day. The hotel also offers free access to gym and sauna. Overall, I had a quality time in the iQ Hotel Roma.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

spent a long weekend in Rome, and of course stayed again at the IQ. great location, spotlessly clean, friendly staff, reasonably priced; what more could you ask for? the breakfasts are huge, and their roof deck is just great!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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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
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Ranked #23 of 1,291 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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