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“Perfect for the After Cruise Visit to Rome” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Smeraldo

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Hotel Smeraldo
Ranked #183 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Bigelow, Arkansas
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Perfect for the After Cruise Visit to Rome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Smeraldo May 5 - 9, 2014 after our trans-Atlantic cruise. The staff was fabulous, the rooms great for a large city, Wi-Fi that worked wonderfully (everytime), the breakfast was tasty with cold meats, tomatoes, cheese, fresh rolls, wonderful selection of teas, and cereal. The room (211) was very interesting, a two step down to the room and one step up to the bathroom, very clean, and quiet (despite being located across the street from a bakery that starts deliveries very early in the morning). What is best thing about the hotel is the location. We never took a taxi (although we were tired at night) anywhere. The hotel is also within walking distance of the #8 Tram.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel and the staff is extremely nice. The rooms are great for Italy, the wifi actually works (also great for Italy), and the location is excellent. The only thing stopping me from giving it five stars is that the breakfast and coffee is horrible. Luckily there is an amazing cafe about fifteen feet away.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a few days in Rome after a cruise. Stayed here last year and enjoyed it so returned. Love the location. Walking distance to many attractions. The roof garden has been redone with great furniture. Buy a bottle of wine from the bar across the street or from the fabulous bakery around the corner and enjoy it in the roof garden.
The bakery has the best pizza and the breads etc. are heavenly.
Not the fanciest hotel but great for the price and location. Slowly being remodeled.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Smeraldo Hotel and loved our visit to Rome. The hotel was clean and quiet, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the location was in walking distance to most of the sights we visited. We did not care for the coffee served at breakfast, however we found a bar around the corner where we got a wonderful cappuccino. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mitchell, Indiana
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Although smaller than our other Roman hotel, they were currently under construction on the rooftop terrace, so we couldn't enjoy that. However, this hotel is in the heart of great restaurants! Great location for walking. Everything in the room seem to be new, cleanliness was great. Hotel lobby has a computer if you need to print out reservation tickets, etc. The breakfast is okay, however, we found a great bakery up the street so we skipped the hotel breakfast a few mornings.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ontario, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed 4 nights in the Smeraldo and found it was a great location for walks along the river and to the Pantheon. Also it's not to far from the main shopping district and then war memorial. My wife and I found to we could walk to the Coliseum in about 1/2 hour and ended up never taking a bus. There's a great cafe across the street (15') for morning espresso or evening wine & prosecco. The staff was very helpful. Breakfast was very good except for the coffee (Get a cappuccino across the street).

This is NOT a luxury hotel, but it's clean, quiet and safe and provides great value in a great location.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Don M
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

We stayed in Hotel Smeraldo (party of two) during Palm Sunday weekend and really enjoyed it! Rome is very busy at this time of year but thanks to the location of our hotel it was very easy to get around the city. The farthest place to walk to (Vatican City or Colsseum) is about 22 mins or 10 euros on a cab. The staff was very friendly and helped us book tours and taxis whenever we needed one. It is only a 2 min walk to Campo di Fiori and 10 min walk to Trastevere, where the nightlife is in full effect! We will definitely stay here when we come back to Rome.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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
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2 Thank Zeek G
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Property: Hotel Smeraldo
Address: Via dei Chiavari 20, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#316 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Smeraldo 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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