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“Worth the stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
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California Hotel
Ranked #323 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Munich, Germany
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth the stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

The hotel is an old building renovated to modern style including room & bathroom interiors, (just like most things in Roma). The room was very spacious, however we found the washbasin & bath section strangely positioned and exposed which would leave an odor once you left the room as the exhaust system would turn off. Hotel is at a convenient location for tourists traveling by train as it is 3-4 minutes by walk to Roma termini, which is also helpful for intra-city transport to the sightseeing destinations. Staff is very cordial and helpful. In-hotel breakfast options are limited, especially if you do not eat meat. Definitely worth the stay for the price we got during the Christmas time.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarang9982
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Gabriele L, Direttore at California Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Hi there,
we are glad you had a good stay here, next time we will provide you a different kind of room, so you can take a look also to a different styled one. We hope to see you again here to offer you once again our best services at the best price.
Best regards
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed in this hotel before and after the Cruise. Located beside Roma Termini train station made our stay very convenient for us. The rooms were lovely. Selection for BF not great but at the same time did the job. Plenty of restaurants around the hotel and the centre of Rome is walkable distance. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gabriele L, Direttore at California Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Hi there,
we are really happy you liked our locations and our renovated rooms. For the next time we are going to improve the selection of the breakfast, so your stay will be even better.
Thank you very much,
best regards
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Chania Town, Greece
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in October . Very nice hotel . The first night we had a problem with one bedroom ( we had two triple rooms ) but the staff did the best and finally the next day changed our room which was even more wonderful ! The staff in reception was very good. Especially those who were in the morning. One man and one woman. Polite and very good . Unfortunately not remember their names. Maybe Francesco and Gabriella.. I’m not sure … It was wonderful when they give us a map from Rome . Helped us a lot. The breakfast was good enough. The room was clean and every day the change us towels. The location is very good ! Three minutes from Termini Station and not far from the Colosseum .Would recommend it .. !!!! :) :) :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gabriele L, Direttore at California Hotel, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Hi there,
we are really glad you appreciate our services. Our staff always try to do the best for our guest, giving informations about Rome or changing something in the rooms if necessary, and it's a joy for us to know that you have appreciate it.
Hope to see you soon here!
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Zebbug, Malta
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Hotel room was very clean and right size. Breakfast was also very good. This hotel has an excellent location as it is about 2 minutes by walk from Termini station. The best thing is that free WIFI can be accessed in the room.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janice T
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Gabriele L, Direttore at California Hotel, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Hi there,
it's good to know that you liked our accomodations, we know how Internet is important today and that's why we have invested to give our guest a good wi-fi network for free.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay,
see you soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

I traveled around Europe and it´s the better hotel I´ve stayed. Only the breakfast could be a little better, but it´s not a problem. If I had the chance to come back to Rome, it´s going to be my choice

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fabiana F
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Gabriele L, Direttore at California Hotel, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
Hello,
thank you very much for your wonderful words, it's amazing for us to know that we have been the best part of your trip.
We are waiting for your return!
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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

Less than a ten minute walk from Termini Station so ideally located. Being near a station however, there are a few dubious shops nearby. We were two girls but felt safe nonetheless – just need to be streetwise. Ideally located for getting around Rome. Staff were helpful although said it was easier to hail a cab from outside rather than order one from reception (there was torrential rain at the time) and seemed quite blunt about it.

Rooms – be careful what you end up with. We were looking at their website and noticed that some rooms’ bathrooms were separated from the room only by a screen and seemed very dated. They seem to offer a variety of rooms/layouts/standards. I called beforehand to ensure we had a room with a private/enclosed bathroom. The hotel is part a building that’s shared with other hotels, although from the outside you wouldn't think so. If you return late, the porter will need to accompany you to your floor to grant you access. Our rooms were on the fifth floor (annexe?) which seemed to have the most modern rooms (probably with the enclosed bathrooms too). It had more of a wet room fell and drainage was not that great (sink and shower) which explained the three (supplied) bathmats that we used to surround the shower base. The flimsy shower curtain was one where it gets sucked in as soon as you take a shower!

Rooms were very spacious and clean. Beds were comfortable and large enough, we asked for a twin room and the room had three beds (not sure if this is because I called up beforehand to ensure we had a decent room). Ample storage – Ikea like. Quite minimalist with stone floors, nice decor and linen. Reasonably priced for Rome when compared to other hotels which were quite expensive for when we visited.

Breakfast was a cold buffet – the usual, cereal, yoghurt, toast, pastries cheese and meats. Shame the coffee was from a machine though and not real Italian coffee. Would stay here again as I spend most of my trips outdoors and not in my hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Herwin
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Gabriele L, Direttore at California Hotel, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Hi there,
thank you very much for your review.
We are sorry about the little problem with the shower, after you told us about this we fixed everything and now there are no problem.
We are glad you liked the style of our rooms in the fifth floor, your one has three beds because it's large enough to become a triple room if necessary.
We are waiting for you to come back here, so we can show you the rooms in the fourth floor too, just renewed last spring.
Thank you very much, merry Christmas!
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Kladno, Czech Republic
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

Perfect location ,easy to go everywhere by foot, to Vatican by metro from Termini station.Connection to airport by bus or train from Termini / 200 m /.Modern room , very clean , staff helpfull. Not noice from the street. Neighbourhood safe .

Room Tip: Due to elevator capacity recommend lower floors.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gabriele L, Direttore at California Hotel, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Good afternoon,
thank you very much for you good review, we are glad you like our ospitality.
Hope to see you soon again here!
Best regards,
Hotel staff
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Property: California Hotel
Address: Via Principe Amedeo 39, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#253 Family Hotel in Rome
#261 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — California Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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