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Hotel Giotto
Ranked #1,088 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Old furniture, maids misplace things when they clean and they even threw away new bottles of water. One particular reception guy couldn't care less when we tried to ask him something. Poor selection at breakfast and even for dinner, just two pizzas and two kinds of pasta to choose from. Location is not ideal as public transport stops before the hill you need to walk to arrive to the hotel. Definitely not a 3 star hotel

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Where to start... We arrived here on 3rd of October at exactly 2PM. We had our check-in done with no hassle, no waiting time, very fast. Do not forget to pay the city tax BTW.

If you arrive from Fiumicino, pay some extra money and get the Leonardo Express to Termini metro station. From there you have quite some stops to take to Cornelia on Line A.
Avoid the Feriale Regionale at all costs if possible, as in 90% of cases it has delays from 15 minutes and over.

The room is small indeed, but the bed was quite comfy. The bathroom is very small as well but we had constant hot water. Maybe it helped a bit that we stayed at the ground floor.

The staff is okay and occasionally not giving two s**** but given my personality overall, i kinda got past this detail.

The room was cleaned everyday and towels changed on the same frequency (kudos for that).
The Wi-Fi reception was pretty bad so if you want Wi-FI your best bet is to stay near the reception or at the eating tables where you can have breakfast or dinner. I think they also turn off Wi-Fi over the night so I sometimes "stole" a bit of Internet from a neighboring available network.

The TV had plenty of channels to choose from and you could pay some extra for some country specific ones.

Walls are pretty thin indeed so we could hear our neighbors clear their throats or whatever noise was audible. In our last night they had some karaoke at 8 PM but it only lasted one hour so we could rest in peace afterwards.

The breakfast food was mainly great except from the juice . Else pastries, milk, cereals and jam were nice for our taste. Pretty bad they do not have eggs and vegetables for example. The breakfast is the same irregardless the period you spend here.

As for those who complain it is far from Metro station, i guess they walked Rome only with four wheels or underground. It is 10 minute walk actually . You can take 3 buses to and fro the Metro station if you want. Do not forget to ring the bell when leaving from the Metro else you might get past the bus stop (driver does not stop if you do not ring). Also you can get caught in between the bus doors so make sure you make your way pretty clear off the doors.
Italians generally drive like crazy so you have to specifically make them know you want to cross the street... or you can choose to rally through the cars (running) and/or crossing junctions wherever you feel like (at your own risk of course).

Generally, this is a decent hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank larrythefixer2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

everything was good except soundproofing(bad) and wifi(very slow).the hotel isn't near to centre bad transportation help you for an easy access to the centre [bus 49 or metro].Breakfast was fine.Polite and distinctive staff!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank olga0312
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Hotel is very far from centre, my room was unbelievable small, maybe for dwarf, walls are (maybe) from paper, because you can hear every sound from next rooms, "sleeping" and slowly staff, and also very bad breakfast. Something like this? Never again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

Quite a jaunt from FCO but we made it!! It's quite a way out from the main tourist attractions. A shirt walk takes you to the metro and bus stations at Cornelia. Tiny room but clean. Reservation hadn't gone through but was dealt with in minutes! Very nice staff! Breakfast was surprising! A good buffet of meats, cheeses etc and topped up constantly. Lovely little place over the road for dinner...... Basic but quaint and nothing else open!
I would not give this hotel a 3* rating. I practically live in hotels for my job and this is more a 1*...... But adequate nonetheless!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed here along with the British Airways deal. It requires a bus and metro to reach the Vatican. However, Day pass is only €6 for all day travel so it's not that bad. The room is okay and comes with air conditioning. The room we had smelt like cigarettes and we couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Staff were really nice and friendly and even showed us the pizza vending machine :) there's also a bar garden on the hotel's rooftop so there's a little place on where you can chill at night.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank ErikaReyes
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Far from the metro. Even if you take the bus, you have to walk a lot. Really bad location for tourists.

We got a sou-terrain (!!!) room, with noises from the parking place and from youngsters having a party in front of the hotel. Reception did not help to send them away at night!
You can hear every noise from the neighboring rooms and from above.

Bed is nice.
Breakfast is very poor quality.

Room Tip: Ask not to have a sou-terrain room, away from parking.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Agnes F
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Address: Via Cardinal Passionei 35, 00167 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1,088 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: £36 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Giotto 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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