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“Great location near Popolo, delicious breakfast, fantastic happy hour”
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River Palace Hotel
Ranked #47 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great location near Popolo, delicious breakfast, fantastic happy hour”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Our family our four loved River Palace. The staff was warm, hospitable and professional and the hotel was lovely and very comfortable. The spread at breakfast was wonderful (we had to resist the Prosecco since we walked about 10 miles each day), but it surely tempted us. We enjoyed the cappuccinos however and the lovely assortment of food. The location near Piazza del Popolo was ideal and we found our favorite pizza (Pizzeria del Rey) just down the street. We walked everywhere but the tram and metro are very close by. Fabulous happy hour. Also very close to Borghese Gardens. It would be hard to stay anywhere else in Rome. This hotel is almost always sold it so if it's available, grab it. You will be glad you did

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

What an excellent hotel. We stayed at the River Palace for 3 nights as part of our Italy holiday (Rome - Florence - Venice). We chose this hotel for the great reviews and the rooftop suite. It did not disappoint. The welcome and subsequent service were top notch. The breakfast was more than acceptable and the bar cheap for Rome during the long happy hour. The room was the big winner though. After a long morning & early afternoon sightseeing it was fantastic to chill out with a bottle of Rosso on the private roof terrace overlooking the city. Bellisimo.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I am surprised at all of the glowing reviews of this hotel. It is just average. This was our fourth time in Rome and this the least favorite hotel that we ever stayed in. I am surprised that people think this is a good location. It is right outside of the city wall near the Piazza di Sant Maria di Popolo and near the Borghese gardens but this is an ugly area with graffiti all over the walls and it is at the very end of the city. Our room was so small that one of us had to sit on the bed while the other person moved around. It was impossible. The elevator system was so weird. You took an elevator to and from the first floor and then could take the stairs from there but you couldn't take stairs to the first floor. There were 5 of us and we couldn't fit on the elevator together and we would have gladly taken the stairs but we couldn't so we had to keep waiting for the elevator. They did have a nice happy hour but I would choose a more centrally located hote the next time. The staff was very nice.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Just returned from Rome, having gone there with 3 friends to celebrate my birthday. We decided to pay a little more for a nice hotel and were not disappointed. The hotel was really lovely. From the extremely friendly and helpful staff, to the clean rooms and facilities, we couldn't fault it.
There was ample choice at breakfast with both warm and cold food.

We really enjoyed the happy hour which was from 6pm to 10pm where all drinks were half price. I would definitely recommend the mojitos :). The hotel even provided a small buffet on an evening to compensate for the lack of a restaurant.

The location was good, within walking distance of many of the attractions and sites, and a metro station at the end of the road.

We found a good supermarket across the road selling some of the local chocolates and biscuits and slightly cheaper then nearer the centre of Rome.

We had a lovely holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the River Palace. I would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again.
Beverley, Tyne and Wear

  • Stayed July 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Greeted very warmly by staff who were continuously friendly and helpful. The best part about this hotel was it's location, right by a beautiful square and more shops and restaurants than you'd ever want, all at your doorstep. I highly recommend the gelato shop directly outside - a wonderful treat to enjoy in the rooms, which if a little on the small side, are very nice. Breakfast wasn't anything special, but was always a good start to the day. Nice hotel, would certainly recommend.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We have recently returned from this hotel in Rome and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The hotel itself is immaculately clean and has all the facilities you would want, including a mini bar in the room and the facility to choose Sky News in English which was good to have on a morning while getting ready and on an evening whilst lying down to let your feet recover from all that walking before going out for the evening.
The bar is very good with friendly bar staff and nibbles. It is happy hour for 4 hours too!! Breakfast is good with a lot of choice and the restaurant staff will make you and Espresso or Cap if you ask.
Mostly though it is the staff who were just fabulous, really genuinely friendly and helpful. They can recommend places to eat, sort out tickets etc. They could not do enough to help and were always smiling.
The bedrooms are a bit small but we knew this about hotels in Rome generally and you are really only sleeping in there so it doesn't matter, the beds are comfortable and you even get a weather forecast and a couple of chocolates left on your bed in the evening...they even close your curtains for you.
Finally, it is a good location - close to the city and with a Metro stop at the end of the street. The Metro is really easy to use.
Thank you guys for looking after us, we loved staying with you x

Room Tip: If space is important to you ask for a bigger one!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Great location with easy walking distance to many popular sights. They have an excellent happy hour from 6-10 pm each night with 1/2 off all drinks. The bartender makes great mixed drinks. Our room was small but very clean and had an upscale feel to it. Every night you get chocolates on your pillow along with a card with the next day's weather forecast. The complimentary breakfast was wonderful. Good assortment of food offerings. My favorite item was the mini croissants. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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:
#29 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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