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“Nice hotel a bit outside the center” 3 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Globus Hotel
Ranked #272 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
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Athens, Greece
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice hotel a bit outside the center”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

We spent only one night at Globus hotel. First impression from the outside was not so nice. I did not really nice the neighbourhood, but once you walk inside it is very nice. We had a small problem when we arrived because they could not find our reservation we had made through booking.com. We were a bit worried because it was getting late and we had our 3 kids with us.
I'm not sure if they ever found our reservation, even though we sawed them the confirmation mail, but they were lucky enough to have a quatrable room free.
The room was spacious and clean. It even had a sofa bed for our youngest one.
Another problem were the thin walls. You can hear everything from the people staying at tbe rooms next to you. Thankfully we were all very tired abd fallen asleep quickly.
Breakfast was nice, had a big choice of everything (toasted bread, eggs, bacon, cereals, croissants etc).
Better ask the stuff for coffee and dont get the one from the coffee machine. Same for the juice, after a while it was juice diluted in logs of water.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Being a family of 5, it is difficult to get a room and a good price. This hotel meet our expectations. It is not walking distance from the tourist attractions. But it is about 10min walk to a Metro station that takes you to the main rail station were other metro lines and bus lines connect also outside the hotel you can get the bus to that takes you to the main rail station. Highly recommend this hotel if you don't mind not being walking distance from the major attractions. But with the Metro you could hit all attractions within minutes. Breakfast was good and a good selection based on European Hotel standards.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chisinau, Moldova
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Room was cleaned well every day. Not too far away from two subway stops, Termini and Policlinico ( Termini was a bit farther, but with nicer sidewalks on the way, and you could get on either the Blue line or the Red line). We stayed with a 5 year old and a 1 year old in the 4 bed family room. I would not reccomend this type of room if you have a baby, as the bunk bed stairs and top bunk are a very big hazard; each moment we were in the room we had to be on constant gaurd, to keep the baby safe. But for older kids (5 and up) it would be perfect. We loved the scavenger hunt on the first night; and every night after my daughter expected there to be another. Breakfast buffet was typical of Europe; toast, pastries, plain cereal, deli meat and cheese. Sadly the only coffee was instant. If my kids were older I would probably stay here again. They really do try to cater to families with younger kids, but some of the safety points don't quite meet American standards

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Larissa S
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Draper, Utah
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We were very pleased with this hotel. It was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the complimentary breakfast wasn't fancy, but it was good. The front desk people were very friendly and helpful. We also liked being in a quiet neighborhood. I would highly recommend this hotel, but ONLY if you enjoy walking. The subway station is quite a walk. I can't comment on the bus service as we didn't use it. The walk to the train station pulling luggage was not bad at all.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Derbyshire
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

As people have said before. This hotel is a bit of a way out of the centre but if it wasn't it would be much more expensive and out of our price range. It is only a 5 min walk to the Metro but you do have to change lines to see most of the sights. This only got te be a bit of a drag at the end of our holiday when we were exhausted and it certainly wouldn't put me off booking it again.Our room (410) was very big and spotlessly clean. There wasn't much noise disturbance from the traffic or other guests or staff. We didn't fancy any of the places nearby to eat other than the cafe/bar near the Metro stop (the one with the bright green and orange chairs outside). This did an happy hour from 5.30 until 8.00 and that included an acoholic drink and finger food for 5 euros. I don't know if we were just lucky or not but they brought us more food than we could eat! I would recommend this hotel unless you are not a good walker, but then again I doubt if you would be coming to Rome if you aren't good at walking! One major drawback that definitely does need mentioning is that we had a balcony that was very high up and the doors did onto it not lock. This would be very dangerous if you have children as the balcony is only waist high. We barricaded it at night with furniture as I was afraid out teenagers were going to sleepwalk out of it!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Carthage, New York
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

At first glance, the hotel is nice. The balcony is a nice touch and the AC makes the room really cold, there are restaurants and gelato shops within walking distance, and the walk to the metro isnt terrible. That's about all that's decent in this hotel. The towels smelled like glue, the toilet water smelled like rotten eggs, we had ants all over our room and the balcony doors didn't lock. We ate at the hotel restaurant once ($15 euro pp) and it wasn't good. Food didn't have any taste and although its a buffet, there isn't any variety. Its located on a really busy corner with traffic zooming by and this hotel has NO private parking. We searched for parking for 20 minutes and got lucky to find someone pulling out of a space close by the hotel. The rooms have no microwave or iron & ironing board. You have to request an iron and ironing board from the front desk, and when I did, i waited 30 minutes before requesting it a second time. It took 20 minutes at that point for it to be delivered. Hotel staff start cleaning at 8 in the morning, so the one morning my husband and I tried sleeping in, we were disturbed by hotel staff about 5 times, trying to enter the room. Completely annoying. This hotel doesn't understand that people who visit are on vacation, and need things like irons & sleep. We do plan on visiting Rome again but we definitely do NOT plan on staying here.

Room Tip: There is NO private parking. You have to park on the street, if you can find a spot.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aiyala K
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We stayed here the one night , after traveling by train to Rome from Salerno. Chose this hotel as it was advertised as being close to the Termini. In fact it was 5 bus stops on the 310 bus. However on arrival we were greeted by very friendly staff who spoke English. Our room was spotless, roomy and very well appointed. We had a small balcony and a separate dressing room. Breakfast included in the price was delicious and had lots of choices. We would be happy to stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony. Lovely watching the world go by.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN Globus Hotel
Address: Viale Ippocrate 119, 00161 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#171 Business Hotel in Rome
#196 Family Hotel in Rome
#284 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Globus Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
he BEST WESTERN Globus Hotel is in the immediate vicinity of the Policlinico Umberto Primo hospital and "La Sapienza" University of Rome.Well connected by underground and public transport to Rome Termini central railway station, and therefore with the city's airports and other areas, the hotel is close to the city centre. Many of the city's tourist attractions, including the Baths of Diocletian and Piazza della Repubblica are within walking distance of the BEST WESTERN Globus Hotel. ... more   less 
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