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“A lovely hotel in a quiet neighbourhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel San Anselmo

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Hotel San Anselmo
Ranked #48 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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Shanghai, China
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“A lovely hotel in a quiet neighbourhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Loved this small hotel in a quiet residential area of Rome. The room we had was small but more than adequate for our needs. It overlooked the garden where weather permitting, you can enjoy the continental buffet breakfast every morning, sitting under an orange tree.

One quite important point about the location is that it is not far from some main attractions such as the Colosseum, but it is still quite a walk up the Aventine Hill, especially if you are tired and exhausted from a long day of sightseeing. So, we ended up getting a taxi home every night, except when we ate in the area at the bottom of the hill whee there is a reasonable selection of local neighbourhood restaurants. You should therefore budget the cost of a taxi which was around 10 euro for almost every trip. The hotel calls the cab for you and it only takes 3-4 minutes to arrive if you want to get a taxi from the hotel.

Only one small issue which relates to the night staff's attitude. The wifi wasn't working on any of our devices. This itself is not an issue, these things do happen. But when I went to reception to inform them, the man simply refused to accept there was a problem and showed me his own phone which he claimed was connected (actually it wasn't working and what he showed me was the hotel's own website that was cached in his phone's memory). He also claimed another guest was using the wifi in the garden and wasn't having any issues and told me to go ask her. Wheni did ask, she said she was having problems too. It's a real pity that they didn't want to recognise there was a problem until I had to prove it.

In the end, all they needed to do was reboot the wifi router and it was working again, but so much time would have been saved if they avoided all the denials. This was the night staff who I think was from the Philippines rather than the daytime reception staff.

But don't let this minor issue deter you. Overall we loved the hotel and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Peter L
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Peter,
We are happy you had a comfortable stay with us and we really appreciate you shared your satisfaction with the Tripadvisor community. Thanks for your appreciation about our room arrangements and hotel location.
It was really a pleasure for me and the staff to take care of you during your roman Holidays
Kind regards
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

This was our second stay at Hotel San Anselmo, and, we think, the perfect place to stay when visiting Rome. As lovely as Rome is, because there is so much to do and see your days tend to be quite full. So we really appreciate the quiet Aventino location, away from the city center, but within walking distance of the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Capitoline Museums, and great restaurants in Testaccio. The rooms are well-sized, comfortable, quiet and well-appointed. The relaxing garden with shaded outdoor tables, a full-service bar and lounge area and an expansive breakfast service (included) are great features. The staff is friendly, helpful and accommodating. We look forward to our next visit to Rome and Hotel San Anselmo.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank K E
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Sir,
Thank you for posting such wonderful review! The staff and I are very pleased to know that the service received during your stay meet your expectation. This encourage us to do always the best for our clients. Glad to know that you appreciate our relaxing garden, hotel location and surroundings
Hoping to have you again as our Guest in our “House” and wish you happy summer season !!!
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

The air-con was quiet! That's the best thing you can say about any hotel! Breakfast in the orange tree filled garden was lovely. The service was good and courteously friendly. The car was stored in a garage a very short way from the hotel. There was also some parking meters nearby.
The only downside of the hotel was that it is up a hill. It's by no means a big hill but after walking round Rome for 5 hours a hill of any size is a struggle. The area around the hotel is quiet and tree lined. Definitely a nice area to stay in. There was a mains plug at the head of the bed, good for getting your phone charged whilst using it in bed. The jet bath was lovely after a whole day walking round the ruins. The breakfast coffee was tasty and served in a pot. A lot of coffee compared with the tiny expressos served in the rest of Rome.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Madam,
Thanks for taking time to write a positive comment about our hotel S. Anselmo. We are glad to know that you appreciated the hotel surroundings and the care and friendly attention of the staff members.
We wish you a very pleasant holiday season and looking forward to your next visit!!
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one week. Loved every minute. Great Staff. Rooms are updated. Great AC. Breakfast was outstanding. Right in the center of everything you want to see in Roma.

Spent a month in Europe, this Hotel was best of trip, and a can not miss.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Sir,
Thanks for your positive feedback about our hotel and the staff. We are also happy that you had a wonderful stay.

Wish you happy summer and look forward to welcome you again at our HOTEL S.ANSELMO

kind regards
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights after our med cruise. The staff was awesome. A very quaint Boutique Hotel. I would recommend this to couples. It is in a neighborhood that is very quiet. Great location. The staff greeted us with fruit punch. Very nice first impression. They have a great seating area on the front where you could sit and enjoy coffee or a glass of wine. Very relaxing.

Room Tip: We had a very small room but very comfortable. We were traveling with two other couples and their r...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Sir,

Thanks for the positive review.

We are glad to know you had a lovely break in our lovely Hotel and we are happy to know you have very fond memories.

We really look forward to see you on your next occasion.

Wish you happy holiday season

Kind regards
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Desborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

We booked here for our 25th wedding anniversary trip. Excellent hotel in quiet and beautiful area of Aventino. 10 minute walk to Circus Maximus and metro. The Courtyard Garden at Hotel is wonderful. After a long day exploring the city to sit out there with a bottle of wine was just great. Staff were very helpful and friendly also. We booked a year in advance so got a great rate, suggest you do if can. Breakfast very good also. We couldn't fault it really. Some nice local cuisine restaurants close by too. Beautiful hotel in beautiful City.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Andy L
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Andy,

Thanks for taking time to write such a positive review about our hotel. It’s always a pleasure read nice things about our the staff and appreciate about the hotel rooms and location.

We wish you a very pleasant holiday season and looking forward to your next visit !!

Best regards
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Millburn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

After traveling all day from the U.S. we were shocked to find Hotel San Anselmo lost our reservation.

We even provided the hotel with a screenshot of our reservation and confirmation number.

To top it off, the guy at the front desk was a total jerk. Knowing that we were desperate, he tried to book us a room at a local hostel for an amount that was 50% more than what Trip Advisor stated at the time.

After feeling stranded, alone and coming to terms with the very real possibility of sleeping on the train station floor, we luckily found an available hotel nearby. What a NIGHTMARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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11 Thank John T
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dear John,
unfortunately we must contradict you as we didn’t lose your reservation because we never received it.
As a matter of fact you showed your tentative booking which of course is with no reservation number as not confirmed.
It would have been a pleasure to accommodate you without a confirmed booking but, unfortunately our hotels were fully booked and the concierge, after your request, suggested a nearby hotel. He simply called and indicated you the price proposed with no responsibility at all about the value of the room proposed because he takes no control or decision about the price indicated by other hotels.
Of course it was your decision to accept it or not.
Strange, that at the desk you realized your error and you also enjoyed the drinks at the bar offered by the sympathetic concierge and free internet access which usually is reserved for our guests only.
We really think is not fair that you consider us responsible for your nightmare and I’m sure you would have had a perfect and relaxing time in our hotel if you simply completed your reservation.

Anyhow we wish you a pleasant stay in the eternal city of Rome.
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Property: Hotel San Anselmo
Address: Piazza Sant'Anselmo 2, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Aventine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#18 Family Hotel in Rome
#25 Business Hotel in Rome
#28 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Anselmo 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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