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Hotel Luce
Ranked #1,057 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed 22 February 2012

I stayed in Hotel Luce for a week and everything went great! The hotel is really close to Termini station and other several public transport options. There are good and cheap restaurants nearby. The staff is helpful and the breakfast was pretty good too!
My only critic is that we could sometimes hear other people talking next door, but nothing too disturbing.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Just got back from staying at this hotel with my partner. The room was lovely and comfortable and very clean. The hotel staff were very polite and helpful and all spoke very good English. The hotel itself was less than a 5 min walk from the main train terminal. The only fault i had with the hotel was that there was nowhere to sit and get a drink when we got back in the evening, there were also no tea or coffee facilities in the room.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

My wife and IWent to Rome for our 30th anniversary. We caught the Leonardo express from the airport to the centre and hotel Luce is about 200 yards from the station. It is in an ideal location for the Metro or walking. Because it is near the station, it is easy to find. The staff were always helpful, the rooms comfortable and the breakfast is enough to keep you going. There are plenty of restaurants nearby offering reasonably priced menus, I'd recommend the fixed priced menus

Room Tip: We had a room overlooking the street (via Magenta) it was surprisingly quite, but nice to watch the...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

This hotel is situated a stone's throw away from Termini, which is the main train station, the bus terminus and where the Metro lines cross. There are plenty of places to eat nearby, covering all price ranges. The staff on reception are very friendly, speak perfect English, and do their best to sort out queries regarding sightseeing, transport, etc.

The hotel is clean, the furnishings are old fashioned. The wardrobes are weird, incorporated into the headboard. The room (207) was small, with only one chair. The air conditioning was not very efficient, but better than nothing. My husband had a problem finding a news channel in English, but finally managed to find one on our last day.

I'm, surprised at the 4 star rating considering there is a very limited choice for breakfast, which is the only meal they serve. There is only one person to clear the tables, replenish the cold buffet and wash up. She doesn't understand much English. The coffee in the machine is undrinkable, so we stuck to tea.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

Where to start? Stayed 3 Nights (more than enough) Sept 11-13 2011
Twin room with breakfast. Room 209.

The facts:
NOT a 4 Star.....2 at most....and I am not exaggerating.
Rooms are small....real small.
NO NATURAL LIGHT COMING INTO OUR ROOM!!
The staff dont care. Rude and uninterested.
Breakfast is woeful. (Maybe its all like this in Italy)
The elevator fits 3 people in it...WITHOUT luggage.
Old-fashioned.
Wi-fi only in the lobby...for this ''4 star''
No tea/coffee making facilites in room (maybe thats an Italian thing, I dont know)
Loads of Sky channels IF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND ITALIAN!! 2 English channles- Sky & BBC news
Wardrobes are about 3 feet off the ground
Bed and pillows were hard
Shower is tiny; I banged my elbows many times
Most unromantic hotel ever.


Our Stay:
I hope I remember all the details...anyway I'll give it a go...
When we arrived the desk guy was taking a personal call....he continued this personal call for the entire duration of us trying to check-in...no manners, no greeting....asked for our passports...after a couple of mins he just said 'Second floor', gave me the key, and said '10 minutes'....as in 'I will be off the phone in 10 minutes, go to your room and I'll photocopy your passports and you can get them later'. We were not comfotable with the fact our passports were with him, so we waited instead of going to our room while this guy talked and talked, laughed and joked with whomever he was talking to.....he even went outside! Then a hotel maid came, and i asked her. they guy came over and mumbeled something in Italian, obviously pissed off he had to do some work.

OTHER RANDOM EVENTS:
After our early morning flight we needed some rest. So we slept after unpacking. After about 1 hour of sleeping we heard the door unlocking, it woke us up, it was the maid!! She was coming into the room, just as I got to the door!
This HAPPENED AGAIN on our last day! At about 10am!

NEVER NEVER AGAIN WILL I STAY HERE.
I do not reccommend it for anything other than location.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Room was so small it was funny. Bed clothes were clean but well worn. Breakfast was very basic but ok. Staff friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

This is a 4 stars hotel (?????), perhaps 2 would be enough! From 3 front desk staff only the lady speaks English. Hot Rome, about 33 oC and they close the air conditioning in the evenings (everyday) .....Very difficult to sleep. Breakfast just terrible, the basic! No fresh fruit, machine coffee with lot of sugar in it! Just unbearable! My dog’s cage is larger than their rooms. We saw, at least 8 guests asking to change rooms, we included!!!! No Wi-Fi. You can access internet from the lobby only. In the room, no way!
Surrounded area, very bad and depressive…. Only 1 stars hotel in the neighborhood. The worst is: They don’t care, because Rome is so full of people that they will always have guests!!!!!!
How did they got a 4 stars...!!!???? Perhaps God knows! It is unbelievable.

Room Tip: teriivel, very very small, no air condicioning, no wi fi
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Magenta 34, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
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Hotel Style:
#358 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £38 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Luce 4*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcoming and refined, Hotel Luce is ideal for anyone seeking tranquillity and elegance for their stay in the heart of Rome. The elegant hall welcomes guests upon their arrival, spacious and lit up by precious crystal chandeliers; there are also comfortable lounge areas where guests can relax on comfortable couches after a “hard” day visiting the Capital. Here guests can have a snack and a drink using the automatic dispensers. Hotel Luce offers its guests all the comforts that might be expected from a hotel of this category, guaranteeing a complete service catering to everyone’s needs. Guests may be in Rome for a romantic weekend, celebrating an anniversary, attending a cultural or artistic event, discovering the artistic beauty of the Eternal City or shopping in the elegant streets in the city centre. ... more   less 
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