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“Pleasant hotel in a VERY good location”
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Hotel Grifo
Ranked #113 of 1,258 Hotels in Rome
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Pleasant hotel in a VERY good location”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We choose this hotel because it looked good in the pictures and because of the location.

We arrived before check in time and found the member of staff to be very friendly and understanding. He kept our luggage there and had the room prepared much ealier than than the check in time. He was very knowledgeable of the area which was very nice.

The hotel was only 5/10 mins walk from Colesseum and 10/15 mins walk from Piazza Venezia. Vatican City was only 40 min walk.

The room (room 42 on the 5th floor) was accessible by lift to the 4th floor and then a flight of metal steps from the terrace. For us this wasn't a problem at all and in fact was brilliant. The 2 floors on the 5th floor have their own terrace which is fairly private.

The room itself was a little on the small side but manageable. We didn't expect a huge room anyway. Only thing that I found not to work was the aircon. Wasn't an issue for us and completely forgot to mention to staff.

Breakfast was lovely. Both members of staff in the breakfast room were friendly and very helpful. Breakfast consisted of some yoghurts, cereal, crossiants, bread, various jams and some meat / cheese. Set us up nicely for the day.

Overall, a lovely little hotel that was perfect for us. Would reccommend and would stay there again myself.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Stayed at the Hotel Grifo during the recent Rome Marathon. The hotel is located in a rustic street, just 2mins walks from the Cavour station. As i was traveling with just a cabin size baggage, i decide to skip the metro and took a brief 15mins walk from the Termini station (main train station of Rome) instead. The location of the hotel is fantastic as there are many eateries around and its located just 600m from the Coliseum, which happens to the start/end point for the marathon.
The room is simple but everything is well maintained and clean. The staff at the reception speaks very good English (which is a comfort for me as i speak no Italian) and very friendly and helpful. They are also very knowledgeable with directions and recommendation.
Breakfast is of the typical continental variety (bread, croissant, cereals, etc) but i think it would be nice if they could include some fruits. The lady taking care of the breakfast room impress me greatly, as she was very efficient in clearing and re-setting the tables after the guest leaves (very important as the capacity of the breakfast room is rather small). She also made sure that the food are replenished regularly.
What impress me most was the attentive and thoughtful service of the staff. I originally booked a twin sharing room, but i arrived alone, due to some last minute changes. Noting this change, the hotel took the initiative to convert the room into a singles room, the following day.
Will be my choice hotel the next round i am in Rome!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

My wife and I have stayed in Rome on multiple occasions, and our favorite hotel for location and a true Italian experience is hands-down the Hotel Grifo. If you are traveling with just your husband or wife, opt for the least expensive room: room sizes are ample for European standards and you won't be disappointed. All rooms are clean, have excellent air-conditioning, fridges, comfortable beds, and adorable decor. The hotel offers rooms in the main building and across the street, but all are safe and eclectic in a neighborhood that feels as authentic and artistic as you can get in the center of Rome just blocks from the Coliseum. Hotel Grifo offers an ample and filling free breakfast, and best of all a multi-level rooftop terrace that is open ALL HOURS of the night and is almost never used. For a great price, you can amble the ancient streets, cross the Tiber into Trastevere, wander through piazzas, and finish your night on what seems like your own personal rooftop gazing out across the Eternal City. Hotel Staff are friendly and if you take the time to ask about "true" Italian food, you will be graced with advice and tips that will make your travel experience exponentially better!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Richlands, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

'Stayed here for three nights in March 2014. The hotel is centrally located and very close to the Cavour Metro station, yet within walking distance to everything really. Several restaurants are nearby as well.

Nice staff. Decent, but somewhat intermittent wifi--at least during our stay. Room was fairly spacious if a bit dated (though that is not a priority of mine). The beds were quite comfortable, and we (my college-age daughter and I) slept soundly and were not bothered by noise.

There is a terrace on the fourth floor for smokers and other patrons. It is quite close to others' rooms though, so one must be quiet. It's not a great choice for a drink and snack in the late evening. There is also a small lift, which is always nice, at least for checking in and checking out. Breakfast room is a bit small, but we always found a space, and the staff was very nice and helpful. There is an honor bar, apparently, but it was not fully explained to us. Perhaps it was self-explanatory or we should have asked. (Other places we have stayed, there has been a book for recording what has been consumed, so the final tally can be applied to the bill at check out.)

The price was quite good for the location, service, and the hotel, itself. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Stayed in this hotel for 5 night - absolute pleasure!
The hotel is in a great location in the center of the city, just a walking distance from almost everything!
The staff is super helpful and super nice, when we first a arrived the hotel receptionist took the time and showed us what are the must places to see in the city and more importantly - where not to go! where are the tourist traps and how to skip the lines in the big attraction :)
The room was quite small but very clean with a daily room cleaning-bed making-towels changing service.
Free WiFi in the hotel and in our room was very good (good signal, good speed).
Breakfast is minimal but enough (coffee, OJ, cereals, cheese, cold cuts and bread).

The only downside was that the street was very noisy with the windows in the room open, but when closed it wasn't noticeable (good noise isolation).

For summery i will defiantly recommend staying in this hotel!!! Especially if it is your first time in the city.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Very helpful staff, nice location near to the city centre. Bathroom is a bit too small, but it doesn't spoil overall image of our stay. Breakfast is very good. The district near hotel is authentic, very pleasant to walk along.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Room with terrace was wonderfull. We stood in Rome a week and each day spend time on it. Breackfasts were nice. Personal very pleasure and open to guests. And of course main thing is few minutes walinks from Colesseo and Foro Romano location.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Grifo
Address: Via del Boschetto 144, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#122 Family Hotel in Rome
#189 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Grifo 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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