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“Old world hotel”
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Hotel Locarno Rome
Ranked #583 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Spent one night here on a business trip. The hotel had a slightly disheveled, old world charm, with a bird-cage style elevator and metal keys. Had some wi-fi issues but they were settled quickly. The bar was hopping at night but I didn't have time to linger. Breakfast was tasty and abundant but in a dimly lit room. Location was good for meetings at Piazza del Popolo.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Love this place, and would go back again and again! Strategic location, right off of Piazza del Popolo, on a lovely street surrounded by good eateries, and other little gems. It's old, it's got style, and it's got oodles and oodles of character..! Hotel Locarno is definitely for those in the "know", and for those looking for an authentic "Vacanze Romane" experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Albergo R, Direttore at Hotel Locarno Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Dear Guest,
We deeply thank you for the great review you have shared with all our followers and we hope to have you back soon here with us!
Best regards,
Claudia Giuliani

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Stayed here 27th-30th September. What a great place. Helpful front desk, room decent size with aircon(needed) and free wifi. Breakfast in the courtyard was just lovely, friendly staff with prosecco included. Very central, and lots of great restaurants -Porto di Ripetta, nearby. We walked everywhere. 5 minutes to Spanish steps, 10 minutes to the trevi fountain, 20 minutes to the Pantheon and 45 minutes to the Colosseum & Forum. The nearest metro (Flaminio) is a few minutes away off Piazza del Popolo. We caught the metro close to Vatican only two stops away. Be aware on the metro, carry only what you need and have a great time, Rome is one of the most beautiful places ever! I will return to Rome with my hubby and son and stay at the Hotel Locarno. We did pre book online the Vatican and the underground tour of the Colosseum which was def worth doing as both places were very busy. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Albergo R, Direttore at Hotel Locarno Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2013

Dear Guest,
We thank you for having chosen Hotel Locarno and we are very glad to hear you did enjoy your recent stay with us and discovered the best sights of Rome.
You’ve enjoyed the city as a true Roman would do!
I hope to personally meet you here in Rome meanwhile I send you my personal best regards,
Claudia Giuliani

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

The location is wonderful, the common areas are charming but the rooms are a different story. Tired Art Deco. Our first room was dismal, a large elongated room with the window opening onto the bar/breakfast area, noisy at night & the wait staff start at 6am preparing for breakfast. The A/C blew warm & humid air so it was useless. At 4am I got up to open the window & was then wide awake by 6.30am. Needless to say we changed rooms because 4 nights of this would have been unacceptable, our new room was much smaller but on the 2nd floor with good A/C & a huge window overlooking a side street with an extremely comfortable bed. The food at breakfast is great & the lunch buffet which we had once was delicious, the only problem is it's served in a dimly lit room - luckily I have a tiny torch on my key chain. The roof top garden is delightful even though it offers little view, you can order a drink from the bar if you wish. The staff were very efficient & friendly however the reception staff are guarded because I felt they were used to getting many complaints.
Two wonderful restaurants right across the street.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

This was a nice and charming hotel in Rome, near everything! The hotel is quite old, needs new beds as the one we had- the mattress was super hard. The room was a decent size, and the best part was that they had a fan we could use for our duration. The breakfast staff was not too eager to help us with coffee, or any other special requests. The front desk staff was very accommodating, and quite pleasant. The bar- nice, but very expensive. 25 euros for a hamburger is really expensive! The roof top terrace was very nice- but no service, you have to call for a drink. All in all, it was nice if it was your first visit to Rome.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We stayed here for our stay in Rome. There were many positives to speak of. We did not have any of the issues some have mentioned. There were no stolen items, or poor service. The staff was very accommodating, call for taxis when needed, provided helpful directions and fulfilled any requests we made.

The breakfasts were suitable and welcoming each morning. To the point, one morning I arrived just as they removed the buffet, but the staff offered to bring out some platters. Very appreciative. the court lounge area and the rooftop garden are both very relaxing and worth an hour of two for a conversation, drink from the bar of just gaze.

The only 2 issues I would comment on: If your not "stairs" walker, the only ride is an old elevator that fits no more than 2 people and is rather slow to say at best. The other is the "air conditioning". This is not much of a mention because, while you see them, they are rather useless. An improvement and upgrade would definitely be welcomed when having summer vacationers.

One of the BIGGEST benefits for the Locarno is location.. location.. location... It is a short and pleasant walk to the Vatican, the Spanish Steps, the Piazza, shopping shopping and more shopping. Even the taxi rides, to several of Rome's attractions were only 10 minutes away in every direction. For travelers who want to see the most, the Locarno gives you that just.

Room Tip: We traveled as a family of 6 - 2 Parent and 4 Teens. We rented the apartment which was considerably...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I stayed in Hotel Locarno for my 78th birthday and loved it. I was even given an upgrade to a suite - Large, beautiful ceiling and head-board and big well-appointed bathroom. The breakfast area was most attractive and a very good selection of food was available. Well situated. Very pleasant and efficient staff.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via della Penna 22, 00186 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Campo Marzio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#283 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £164 - £285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Locarno Rome 4*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travel back in time to the 1920s!Near the splendid Piazza del Popolo, at the very heart of Rome, is a romantic and intimate guesthouse sought by actors, directors, writers, producers and musicians. Its two buildings are adjoined by an open garden where in spring and summer guests can take their breakfast and lunch or just an excellent aperitif. Enjoy relax and atmosphere in our bedrooms and suites strictly antique but also featuring modern facilities.Hotel Locarno: we’ll make you feel welcome! ... more   less 
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