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River Palace Hotel
Ranked #42 of 1,258 Hotels in Rome
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Grand Rapids, MI
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“River Palace Hotel Rome”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

This hotel is, bar none, my favorite hotel. The lobby is beautiful, the staff very friendly and helpful, and the location is perfect. Our friends were visiting Rome, staying at a different hotel, at the same time we were, and wanted to switch hotels (to river Palace).

Rooms: On the small side, but the bathrooms are gorgeous marble. Upgrade if you can.

Happy Hour: An afternoon favorite, with half price drinks. Low slung couches, and creamy yellow lighting add to the afternoon ambience.

Breakfast: Fabulous. Full American breakfast, wall to wall food, and included in the price.

I highly recommend this hotel. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Rome.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a larger room. Do not miss breakfast!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Excellent hotel.. Very clean..Beds were very comfortable..Excellent location..Staff were very friendly..The Breakfast had a great variety of food and drinks to suit everyone..The Hotel bar had a good variety of drinks and had a happy hour between 6pm to 10pm..With all drinks half price.. Would definitely recommend The River Palace and would certainly go back and stay again :)

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

the personel was very friendly. the beds are good, the rooms very clean, and the breakfast is excellent! We had a very good stay at this hotel! The hotel lies just north of piazza del Popolo, most main attractions you can walk within 30 min. There is a metro station at less than 5 min walk.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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siler city
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

I loved this hotel, close to metro, excellent service particularly georgio and antonio. The rooms were not big but that is standard for europe. The bathrooms were very nice and the breakfast (included with rate) is fantastic... Also, there is a little bar that has happy hour with specially priced drinks and appetizers that could fill you up very easily. Finally, there is a great pizza place just steps away on the same street. We would definitely go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Toronto
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

We enjoyed our stay at this clean, friendly and well-located hotel on a recent trip to Rome. It's just a couple of blocks away from the very useable metro, which made arriving and leaving the city by train super easy. It's a bit of a hike to big attractions like the Colosseum and Vatican City, but it's an easy lope over to places like Piazza Navona, Campo de Fiori and the the sweet Il Popolo square which is great to enjoy the warmth of the sun.

The best part about this hotel, though, was the incredibly generous breakfast. What a treat to wake up and have such a huge selection in a cozy atmosphere. When you're on the go in Rome, it really helps to feel satisfied and fuelled as you set out for the day.

Room Tip: For 20 Euro/night, we upgraded to a deluxe room which was a little more spacious than the standard a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

The River Palace Hotel is an excellent spot for the first time tourist to Rome. We booked the airport transfer at €55, yes I know it sounds a bit steep but local taxis advertise from €45 plus baggage charges and of course, they could add a few miles on the clock – we decided on the fixed rate and couldn't be happier to find our driver waiting for us. Well, it was a holiday! It is a lot cheaper on the train if you feel up to it.

Our standard double room was small, it would be difficult if you travelled with large suitcases – ours were smallish cases and we struggled a bit. The bathroom was neat with good lighting, and a hair-dryer. The room had a safe (free of charge) and in the evening a turn down service with a chocolate and weather report. The bed was queen sized and extremely firm, no I am being polite – it was rock hard. We did have some difficulty obtaining a good sleep even though we exhausted ourselves walking everywhere – but I guess that is a very personal observation. I just know that we could have done with some comfort for our aching limbs.
Breakfast – Fab!
Staff – Happy and mostly helpful - all praise however go to the solitary bar staff (you will see why)
Top tip – Please plan and book your sightseeing before you arrive especially if you are just there for a weekend. The volume of tourists at the weekend is just mad! We stayed from Fri-Wed and found that the queues were so much easier during the weekday (still mad, just not as mad as the weekend).
Would I go back…yes, but I would go for a bigger room and ensure that I had extra pillows for comfort.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We had been recommended this hotel by a good friend and we were really pleased with our 3 night stay (9-12 April). We arrived by taxi and we quickly booked in before being shown to our room on the 3rd floor which overlooked the courtyard and then our bags were brought up to the room. Whilst the room was quite snug, the bathroom was fine and the décor was marble and everything was clean. Complimentary toiletries were provided and the bathroom had a hairdryer. The room had a good sized safe and each night complimentary chocolates were left on our bed together with a weather forecast for the next day.

Breakfast was on the first floor and the food selection was extensive with continental options, bacon, egg, sausage etc as well as fruit, pastries, cakes, cereal etc. This was help yourself and really good value.

Each night we took advantage of the 50% discount on drinks between 6-10pm and the bar was always covered with free snacks such as sandwiches, nibbles, crisps, bruschetta etc.

Every member of staff we came into contact with was incredibly helpful and polite. We booked out early in the morning and the hotel looked after our bags until we returned late afternoon before we got the train back to the airport.

The location is less than 5 mins walk to Flamino metro station and seemed very safe. Other comments have mentioned the lift/elevator situation where you have to go up to the first floor in one and then cross to another for the other floors - it didn't cause us any problems at all.

We can't thank the hotel staff enough for making our first trip to Rome such a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: The Classic Double Rooms are very snug - opt for larger if possible
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: River Palace Hotel
Address: Via Flaminia 33, 00196 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#32 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#57 Family Hotel in Rome
#83 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — River Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 59
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