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“A Return To The Eternal City” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Columbia
Ranked #101 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A Return To The Eternal City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We visited the Columbia Hotel in a recent visit to Italy. It was the second visit to the hotel after our first visit in 2011 when we got engaged in Rome. Like the legend of the trevi fountain and the throwing of the coin we returned to the eternal city. The city means so much to both of us and we just had to return to the Columbia.
The helpful lady on the reception whilst checking us in recognised us and asked if we had visited the hotel before.
The rooms have everything you need and the bar area upstairs offers a welcome place to rest after a day of walking in the glorious weather.
The hotel staff do everything in there power to help and will happily offer suggestions for places to visit and eat.
The very lovely Italian lady who worked upstairs in the bar even attempted to learn us some basic Italian
Cannot find fault with this hotel and would not stay anywhere else when we visit Rome again

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LouiseNeil
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Just come back from a 3 night stay at Hotel Columbia.
Excellent location, fantastic reception staff from the minute we arrived at the hotel. Room small but adequate. Really traditional with the extras you need etc hair dryer safe fridge and toiletries. The bedding and comfy beds are what you need after a long day sight seeing.
Breakfast excellent best we have had on a city break. Roof top terrace for breakfast and the odd bottle of prosecco a nice place to start and end the day.

After reading some reviews I think they must have been at another hotel and they got the wrong hotel name as we could not fault anything.

We will return without a doubt. Thank you for a very nice enjoyable stay

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Canz61
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Uxbridge, Canada
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Last week I stayed at the Hotel Columbia for two nights with my family. It was the final two nights of our two-week holiday in Italy and the hotel was the prefect way to end our vacation. The hotel has a great location and the rooms were great but what really made the stay wonderful was the helpful staff at the reception desk. Not only did we have a warm friendly reception, we were allowed to check in early. In fact we had interactions with three different people at the desk and each was incredibly helpful. It was our first trip to Rome and they helped with everything from recommending local restaurants, to giving us tips on how to see local sights (like the Forum and Colosseum), to booking us a cab to airport. They were fantastic.

If you're staying in Rome for a couple of nights, I recommend the Hotel Columbia!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank marriedin03
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying, that thanks to this hotel my trip to Rome was all ruined ...

Small rooms, noisy, same breakfast, unbelievably old furniture , disgusting feeling is just what comes at the top of my mind.

I was really dissapointed with this hotel, but i have to say that the staff was really friendly, but other than that this was a huge dissapointment .

Avoid

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Just got back from Hotel Columbia, it was a wonderful holiday to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, we were presented with a bottle of Champagne and a wonderful card from the staff.
All the staff were excellent from the helpful front of house staff, they answered all our questions with patience and a smile, to the friendly and efficient waitresses and housemaids.
The breakfast is buffet style on the 5th floor, lots of choice, very fresh. You can also get a bottle of wine served on the roof top terrace, a bottle of very good white wine is 9 euros which is the cheapest bottle of wine we found, drinking in the local bars is very expensive.
The room was very clean and nicely decorated, although it was a bit smaller than I was expecting, but the wonderful feel of the hotel made up for this.
It is very close to a Metro stop (Republica) and a few minutes walk to the main Termini, we love walking but because it was very warm we used the Metro to go to the Vatican it is 3 euro return per adult very good value, the Vatican stop is just a few minutes walk to Vatican, worth the few euros. Columbia is walking distance of all the tourist attractions, with lots of great places to eat.
Will be going back to Rome and returning to the Columbia.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JackieBirminghamUK
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Letterkenny, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

i had a very genuine welcome and stay in this lovely hotel , as a single traveller who has been to rome often,this was the very best .my room was so perfect for one ,the two lady staff on reception, so lovely and genuine. i wanted to stay the next night but was booked out, no wonder .!but i 'll be back. margaret , donegal ,ireland.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank magsbrads
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California
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207 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

My husband, 12 year old daughter, and I stayed at the Hotel Columbia for 4 nights Monday June 9 – Thursday June 12, 2014. Hotel Columbia was one of the hotels recommended by our travel agent. To get the best rate, we prepaid 692 Euros for the 4 nights.

From FCO airport, we took a white taxi and paid the 48 Euro fixed rate to Rome, to our hotel. Don't let a so called “supervisor” tell you that a taxi will cost 70 Euros and that you should take a bus or shuttle. They will lie to you to get your money.

After a 40 minute drive, we arrive Hotel Columbia, which is close to the Opera House, and not too far from Termini Station. We were greeted by Verena, who so warm and welcoming. She tells us that we booked a standard room, but we were upgraded to a superior room on the 2nd floor, room 204. She gives us a map to give us some familiarity of the city.

Our room is small, but fine. There are two twin beds put together, and another twin bed for our daughter. The bathroom is nice and clean. There's a laundry line in the shower. Toiletries provided are: 3 sets of soap, 3 shampoos, 3 sets of toothbrushes & toothpastes, 3 shower caps, 3 nail files, and a sewing kit.

There is a television, and a small refrigerator, a couple of shelves, two end tables on either side of the beds, and a desk with a chair. In the closet, there's many wooden hangers, a mini ironing board, a show valet, several drawers, and a safe for you to program a personal code. They offer laundry services at mainly 6 euros per item of clothing.

The hotel provides free breakfast on its 5the floor rooftop terrace Monday – Friday 7 – 10am. There's different hours on the weekend. We met Jean, who will prepare and bring you your drinks. We had cappuccino every morning!. The breakfast has a nice spread of breads, croissants, butter, cheese, meats, jelly preserves, hard boiled egg, Greek yogurt, fruit cocktail, figs, cereals, oats, granola. Drinks are grapefruit juice, orange juice, milk, and water.

Also, there's free wifi that Verena gave each of us three separate codes. The wifi was pretty good.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JennShio
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Property: Hotel Columbia
Address: Via del Viminale 15, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#70 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#105 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Columbia 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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