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Locanda Del Fante
Ranked #933 of 1,270 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed 5 April 2005

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in May 2004, and it was very disappointing. The entrance/reception area is awkward and as uninviting as the slow, dilapidated elevator. The various desk clerks were pre-occupied with their own phone calls and newspaper reading. The coffee & packaged toast breakfast was a joke. Overall, we felt "had", and this bad hotel experience took away from our enjoyment of Rome.

  • Stayed: May 2004
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Reviewed 30 November 2004

Worst place to stay in Rome! Bad location, terrible service and is a trap for tourists that do not know better! It is located upstairs in an office type building with a concierge who isn't on the ball to ring you into the building. We stood outside for 30 minutes to get into the hotel. When we complained about the sewage smell they transferred us to another one of their hotels, the Domus, not much better but at least didn't smell bad.They also charged us for both the Domus and the Locanda and refuse to refund any of the charges on our credit card. Their idea of breakfast is a package of dried toast and coffee. Right down the street for the price of a room at Locanda you can get a Jr. Suite with a complete American breakfast buffet included for less than a terrible room at Locanda or Domus. Travelers beware!

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Reviewed 27 October 2004

Just back from Rome. Stayed at the Locanda del Fante for 3 nights and found it very pleasant. The hotel is very small and situated in a block of flats/businesses.Room was clean and nicely furnished, staff were polite and friendly,and location was good - only 10 minute walk to main bus/metro/train station. Breakfast was served ,at whatever time requested, in room. Only gripe is that it is situated in quite a busy area so the traffic noise may upset light sleepers - but other rooms may not have experienced this problem. Overall, i would recommend this hotel - something a little bit different.

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Reviewed 11 October 2004

I went to Rome for the weekend with my boyfriend. The week before we were due to arrive at hotel locanda del fante we tried to contact the hotel to confirm our booking which we did over the internet however we never got a response. When we did arrive at the hotel they said they had no room for us as they were only as small hotel and were fully booked. However the hotel did arrange for us to stay at another hotel around the corner which from first impression was just as pleasant as Hotel Locanda del fante. I was a little disappointed that we weren’t able to stay at our first choice but at least they provided us with equal accommodation. Hotel locanda del Fante is in a good location and is less than a 5 minute walk form termini station I would recommend it to anyone, however be prepared to be relocated if they are fully booked.

  • Stayed: October 2004
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Reviewed 29 June 2004

Four of us travelled to Rome between 24th - 27th June and stayed at the Locanda del fante. It is not easy to find as the rooms are in an apartment block but as soon as we reached the reception area we were shown immediately to our rooms and I was pleased to note that the rooms mirrored the description on the internet
As there is no restaurant or bar breakfast was served in our rooms every morning with no extra charge for room service
The receptionists were helpful and they recommended restaurants close to the hotel which were of a high standard and well priced
The hotel is within walking distance (15 minutes) of the via veneto and another 10 minutes walk takes you to other major attractions
I would recommend this hotel to visitors who are seeking something slightly different from the norm and seeking accommodation at a reasonable rate

  • Stayed: June 2004
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Reviewed 31 May 2004

We booked and paid for a room at this hotel online more than two months in advance. We planned to stay there only one night after a week-long trip in Tuscany. When we arrived at Locanda Del Fante, we were told that we didn't have a reservation. After further searching in the hotel's ledger, the receptionist found our information. But said there was no room available and sent us to another hotel several blocks away. She was very rude and insisted there was no problem. She said the hotel has several sister properties in the area and that we would be booked at one of them. When we arrived at our new hotel, the receptionist there had no record of our reservation and told us they were not at all associated with Locanda.
After much fustration and a few phone calls back and forth, we ended up getting Locanda to pay for the room at the new hotel.

While we never saw a room at Locanda, we did find it very odd that the hotel has no signage out front, and that it is basically located in some sort of office/apartment building. The lobby was little more than a small office on the second floor of this seedy building. I wonder if they have rooms there at all or whether it's simply some sort of Internet scam.

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Reviewed 29 March 2004

My boyfriend surprised me with a long weekend in Rome for my 30th birthday and booked Locanda del Fante through the Internet after seeing a few pictures. We hadn't read any reviews so were not sure what to expect, but were so pleasantly surprised. The hotel is small - only 7 bedrooms and is located on the first floor of an apartment block. The hotel is well hidden and we wondered if we were in the right building when we first arrived. As soon as we reached the first floor though we were greeted with a friendly welcome and felt right at home. The hotel is very chic and modern - wooden floors throughout, high ceilings, white walls, big windows. The furniture was very tasteful with a very large double bed, and looked EXACTLY as it did in the photos. The hotel was extremely clean and the room was arranged well to maximise space.
The room had a mini-bar, satellite TV, chaise longue and en-suite shower room with heated towel rail! Breakfast was served in the room every morning (there is no separate dining room) which was a nice touch. We couldn't have asked for more. The room had a heating / air conditioning unit that worked well so the room as always the right temperature, the bed was comfortable, plenty of wardrobe space etc. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

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Address: 2nd Floor Via Piave 61, 00187 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
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Ranked #933 of 1,270 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: £39 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Locanda Del Fante 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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