We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great location, great hotel - highly recommended”
Review of Hotel Isa

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Hotel Isa
Ranked #70 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
adabrown
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Great location, great hotel - highly recommended”
Reviewed 24 May 2009

We spent 4 nights in the Isa Hotel on our recent trip through Italy. It was clean, very new, and very comfortable. The location was perfect - just outside the really crazy tourist area, but close enough to walk to almost everything. The windows blocked out the light and most of the noise - I'm a very light sleeper and was satisfied with it. The bathroom was very modern, and the room had ample space for luggage, etc.

The staff spoke English and were sufficiently helpful. There was a computer in the lobby which was free to use, which was really nice. The staff even printed out a reservation for a tour for us. The breakfast buffet had a huge variety to choose from and made your coffee/espresso/cappucino to order. LOVED the freshly squeezed OJ!

We booked our hotel using reviews from TripAdvisor - they were pretty acurate, and the pictures from the website were true. Overall this was a great hotel - I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank adabrown
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,163 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    570
    462
    88
    24
    19
See reviews for
238
572
34
103
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (135)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
nantucket
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2009

We spent 4 nights at the hotel and were really glad we had chosen it, there were so many to chose from in Rome. The front desk staff was super helpful, the maids were really nice and the staff at the rooftop terrace was over the top great, especially the chef who seems to work constantly! The breakfast was a real crowd pleaser for our our group (5 adults) because once we got on the street we walked and explored all day. The rooftop is a bar in the evening and it was the perfect place to meet up and regroup while overlooking the dome of St Peters. We would stay there again, it was great to be on that side of the river rather than in the busy heart of Rome.

  • Stayed May 2009
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank wife-o-chris
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2009

When we arrived our room was not ready and we were asked to come back in an hour to check in. We came back and were given the key to our room. The housekeeping staff seem to be the only ones allowed to use the lift during the day, so we had to drag our case up 3 flights of stairs, only to find that our room had not yet been cleaned. So back down the stairs to reception who made no apology and asked us to come back in another hour.

The pictures on the hotel website are very misleading, as only 2 out of the 5 floors have been renovated and our room was very very run down. We were woken up at 6.30am every morning by constant chatter of housekeeping staff. The reception staff weren't rude but made no effort to be friendly or helpful. No advise was given on times or locations for breakfast, dinner or the bar, you simply had to work this out for yourself. This hotel was extremely overpriced. Not to be recommended!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kenny79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ireland
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2009

This is a really nice city centre hotel. Its location is perfect 5 mins from the vatican. The breakfast is brillant will keep you going until dinner. The staff were very friendly and always willing to help and chat.

The room was not quite what I expected from the website but they seem to be doing up the hotel floor by floor. The decor in my room was a bit dated and bissare but it was very clean.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank teemoretraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2009

Spent 3 very active days in Rome during our Italy vacation. Hotel Isa was the perfect location for our daily excursions. The hotel is centrally located to walk to the many atractions. If you choose to take a cab to save time the front desk will make all arrangements. The hotel is very accomodating, a safe, extremely clean, and comfortable place to return to every evening. The breakfast buffet is a wonderful start to the day. We ate 2 of our evening meals at the hotel because the food was exceptional. The staff and the rooms werea above our expectations. When we return to Rome we will be staying at the Hotel Isa again. I almost forgot that from the roof top resturant there is a breathtaking view of the Vatican.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank kakrn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
raleigh, nc
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2009

great location. rome is very walkable and fun to tour on foot. having isa as a base worked out well. it seemed to be in the more quite part of rome, separated from the drones of tourists and obnoxious middleschoolers with mullets.

when we booked this hotel, and booked the cheapest room, i did not expect to get the room which is shown on the website, nor did we get the room that was on the website. what we did get was a nice, spacious room, which was clean, comfortable and safe. my only complaint are that the doors and walls are thin and would be dreadful if you had noisey people on your floor.

the staff was friendly and the rooftop was a nice place to relax with a drink and overlook st. peters.

bottom line, dont be dissappointed if you book the cheapest room and you dont get whats on the website.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank xplrmor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manchester
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2009

The rooms in Hotel Isa (3 couples - 1 room on 2nd floor and 2 rooms on 3rd floor) were quite adequate. We did not have a bath in these rooms and after walking all day around Rome it would - on reflection - have been nice to have a soak.

The breakfast was lovely - so much cake!! Freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh coffee from the counter. Hot stuff not quite so good but great selection of cheeses, cold meats, fruit, yoghurts etc..

All the dining is on the roof terrace which has thick canvass to protect you from elements, however it was very cold (mid Feb) and we needed double layers to go and eat breakfast. We had a complimentary dinner one evening and having been slightly disappointed at the buffet bar, the 'cooked to your liking' steak or fish was fantastic (even if we did get a bit smoked out!! In summer this would not be a problem as the canvass would presumable be lifted)

In terms of location - this is the vatican side of the river - 5m from Castel San Angelo and 10m from St Peter's (which you can see from roof terrace but not our rooms which were either a courtyard or street view) We love walking so very happy to cross river each day to see all other key sights. Metro not too far a walk either if you decide on that...

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 50scoupleManchester
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rome hotels
Prati
Hotel Dei Mellini
Hotel Dei Mellini
#64 of 1,257 in Rome
1,495 reviews
Prati
NH Collection Roma Giustiniano
Vatican / Borgo
Hotel della Conciliazione
Hotel della Conciliazione
#59 of 1,257 in Rome
619 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Esquilino
The Independent Hotel
The Independent Hotel
#34 of 1,257 in Rome
1,295 reviews
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Boutique Hotel Campo de Fiori
Prati
Le Meridien Visconti Rome
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Isa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Isa

Property: Hotel Isa
Address: Via Cicerone 39, 00193 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
#46 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#60 Business Hotel in Rome
#85 Family Hotel in Rome
#95 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Isa 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star Isa Design Hotel Rome is located in the heart of the city, in a 19th century historical building, and at a few steps away from Vatican City, St. Angelo Castle and St. Peter's Basilica. Navona Square, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Via del Corso shopping street are just a short walk away. The convenient location combined with the singularity of the interiors and high standard service will grant you a perfect stay in the Eternal City. Isa Hotel is the best expression of a boutique hotel in which a welcoming atmosphere perfectly matches with the luxury environment. Each floor features a unique and high level of style, from classical to design rooms, realized with the best tailor made fornitures and thought by brilliant italian interior designers. Hotel Isa is famous for its panoramic terrace "La terrazza di Isa", a roof garden with an astonishing view of the city and St. Peter's dome, where you can enjoy the rich breakfast or a drink at the relaxing bar. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, MyHotelShop, Expedia, Odigeo, Priceline, Agoda, Hotels.com, Travel Republic (UK), Ebookers, 5viajes2012 S.L., TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your Hotel Isa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Isa Hotel Rome

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing