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“Very fair for the price in Rome”
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Hotel Ripa Roma
Ranked #364 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
Aberdeen, Scotland
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37 reviews
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“Very fair for the price in Rome”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 8 nights in September and were very satisfied, considering the price of comparable hotels in central Rome.

The room, bathroom and indeed, the whole hotel, was very clean, and we definitely did not see, or feel, any sign of bed bugs, as claimed by the previous duplicate poster. Certainly, some of the furnishings in the room were perhaps a little dated but everything was in good, working condition and the room (just a standard room) was massive by European standards. It was nice that the bed area is semi - partitioned from the living area, and I like the large table and chairs to sit and plan the days exploring! The TV was small, but we never switched it on - didn't go to Rome to watch TV!

It's a shame they don't seem to have furniture on some of the balconies, but staff were happy to give us a couple of extra chairs when we asked. Staff were always happy to help with any requests about transport to the sights, etc.

Breakfast was very good by Italian standards, with a range of cooked food, cold cuts, pastries, fruit, cereal and yogurt. Breakfast time could be busy but the large and airy room could easily handle the volume of diners, as could the staff who kept the food restocked and tables cleaned really quickly and efficiently.

There is a very large new block of flats being built next door, but the bulk of the heavy work is finished now with only internal work to complete, so this shouldn't cause noise or dust for any future visitors.

The street is very quiet but 2 mins round the corner to excellent tram and bus stops to everywhere you need to go, and an easy walk to the busier area of Trastevere. Buy a travel pass, so you can hop on trams and buses at will, and save your feet - you will do a lot of walking in Rome!

We also had a lovely birthday surprise, returning to the hotel one night to find a complmentary bottle of prosecco waiting! The fridge in the room was very handy for storing drinks and nibbles but bring a travel kettle if you like hot drinks in your room. The staff at reception even keep a bottle opener handy, if like us, you manage to break the one you brought with you!

We didn't use the restaurant or gym so can't comment on them.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

My husband and I stay at this very dated and bed bug infested hotel. Location is ok if you don't mind public transportation. The AC didn't work and if you wanted to shower find another room. We had the room showen on their web site. The room looked good from afar but far from good. Don't stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Our first trip to Rome, the location was ok as long as you were comfortable taking a tram, the local neighborhood was just ok..we rented a great suite that was as the saying goes..."looked good from far but far from good"...an 8th floor room featured in the hotel photos with curved walls...the 'good' was the size of the room and the enormous balcony, the "bad" was the bedbugs that ate us alive over our stay and the power that shut off completely every hour or so...so no AC, no lights, no power for cell phones/laptops...the staff showed us how to reset the breakers which we did more than 50 times during our 3 day stay. The staff were very friendly and tried to help but to no avail...oh, and no showers, just a well used jet tub...for a $1,000USD, there must be a better place to stay in Rome for 3 days...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Strasbourg, Alsace, France
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Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

Very nice hotel for a small tourist visit.
Clean very reasonably priced, very friendly people, and good service.
Had a bottle of pro seco served in my room for my birthday, really great surprise.
Really always ready to help, speak several languages

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

We visited the Ripa Roma hotel for three nights and just arrived home to the UK. This hotel is great, don't let the bad reviews put you off.

The rooms are very spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. We had a balcony also and had a lovely view of the local area.

The staff were fantastic and really helpful. The room was serviced each day to a good standard. It was my fiance's birthday during our visit, and we hadn't told the hotel staff this. But the cleaning staff must have seen his Birthday cards in the bedroom as they left us a surprise bottle of Prosecco and a card saying Happy Birthday which was a lovely welcome back after a long day of sight seeing. Nothing was any trouble and the staff were very polite and happy to help with anything.

The breakfast was delicious and plenty of it with a good selection of food, and hot and cold drinks.

Our flight home was late in the evening so we booked a taxi with the hotel back to the Airport. We arrived at the reception early for the taxi and the hotel staff arranged for the taxi to collect us earlier rather than us hanging about. The taxi was the same price as the airport shuttle.

The tram is 2 minutes walk from the hotel and takes you right into the heart of Rome.

Thank you Ripa Roma for a wonderful stay, we will be staying with you when we visit Rome again!

Stayed October 2013
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Do not let the urban side-street location put you off, nor first impression of the hotel. The No 8 tram & 3bus/tram stop is only 50metres away to give you access to all the main sightseeing and restaurant areas within a few minutes. The hotel itself is a bit of a puzzle - there must be a big variation in the rooms judging by previous comments, but our superior room was very spacious especially for Rome although in an outdated modern style with no drawer space for storage just limited shelving. There is free WiFi available when requested and a helpful front desk. The breakfast is a buffet attempting to cater for all nationalities with limited hot food and the area can get crowded at peak times as anywhere - but the staff worked at a tremendous rate to keep the tables clear. The cafe area is bit weird and could do with the access and ambience being more user friendly - it really is not very inviting.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed at this hotel for four nights five days. The location of the hotel is OK, it is close to bus stop #8 that takes you to some turistic places. It is close to the Tiber and if you take side streets you can actually run into cafes and cute shops.
The staff is very nice and is always willing to help you at all times. I personally did not like the bedroom my parents, my sister and I stayed in. It was a cuadruple bedroom with a built-in kitchen that had no utensils (except for two glasses). The bathroom was small but it was clean. The two TV's that were in the room did not work and the internet conection worked some times. The furniture of this room was old and the carpet looked dirty.
Breakfast was OK as it consisted of juices, cereals, eggs, sausages, bacon, water, coffee from a machine, not from an expresso, or cappuccino machine.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Ripa Roma
Address: Via degli Orti di Trastevere 3, 00153 Rome, Italy (Formerly Worldhotel Ripa Roma)
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#199 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ripa Roma 4*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest most vibrant neighborhoods, Worldhotel Ripa Roma is daringly modern and smart with a look and feel of a contemporary art gallery. Modern design in no way inhibits the personal service and attention devoted to all guests. 197 rooms and suites to optimize space, light and comfortin a chic but friendly atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, minibar, working desk with sofa, WI-fi connection and rooms Rituals amenities. Mini gym on first floor with Techno-gym facilities.Underground parking. Ripa Place, our newly refurbished restaurant is a bistrot serving innovative roman cuisine to appeal and surprise our guests and friends. The minimal and chic atmosphere is enriched by a selected list of local wine.When in Rome, you cannot miss: strolling around in Campo de’Fiori, rent a scooter to feel like the famous couple Peck-Hepburn for a real Roman Holiday, every day at noon on the Gianicolo Hill the cannon sound Midday, sunset at Giadino degli Aranci, Aventine key hole, test if he really loves you and ask him to put his hand inside the Mouth of truth inside church S.Maria in Cosmedin. ... more   less 
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