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The Beehive
Ranked #6 of 1,072 Speciality Lodging in Rome
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Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“highly reccommended”
Reviewed 15 June 2009

beautiful rooms, amazing value, good cafe and nice garden. As long as you don't mind staying in Termini... this was a great place to stay by myself.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 June 2009

Location : 2 Mins walk from Roma Termini, great place to stay in Rome - easily accessible from everywhere. With good places to eat around.

Rooms : Clean but Cold ! We stayed in one of the apartment houses instead of the main property. One cold room with shared bathroom. Its a nice clean apartment, but no solace from heat or cold in the apartment.

Cleanliness : Both the hotel and the apartment were very clear and nicely decorated. The actual Beehive hostel is very nicely decorated in what-i-assume is owner's personal style, with nice mirrors and their family photos, but very little italian about any of those.

Food : They have an organic vegetarian cafe with fantastic food. Laura is one of the nicest people we met in Italy, she cooked awesome food for us. And you can decide portions, and how much you want to pay for the food..so it is convenient.

Facilities : internet in the apartment/ lounge , hot water all day. They also allowed us store luggage for quite a while, also have nice books

Value : Not great value for money. You can easily find a cheaper equally nice hotel nearby, with attached bath. Perfectly fine to pay for if you nice the experience of a nice hostel vs a hotel.

  • Liked — Nice Decor and Great Cafe
  • Disliked — Cold Rooms
  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Wolfville, Canada
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Reviewed 12 June 2009

The beehive is very close to Termini station in Rome which is a little bit away from some of the major sites (1-2km walking) but close to the train, bus and subway.

It is a very safe hotel/hostel. We stayed four nights in a double room with shared bath and one night in a dorm. The breakfast was tasty (not included in the price of room). A break from the usual croissant.

They have free internet and a cosy area to curl up and read a book. The room we had was very large and a great value. The dorm was a little less than my expectations and not such a great value. For us, I think next time I will book all nights in a double room.

The staff at the desk were friendly and helpful with all of our inquiries.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Northern Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2009

We were very happy with the Beehive during our 3 night stay in May, 2009. It was a short, easy walk from the Termini station. We opted for a double room, which was extremely clean and had a private sink in it. The shared bathrooms were always very clean and available. The hotel was quite at night, we even left our window open and the noise didn't bother us. There is a handy computer downstairs with internet, and the motel has it's own little cafe downstairs...although we didn't eat there. It's a vegitarian cafe, which really isn't our thing.
The staff was extrememly helpful and friendly. I believe the coliseum area is about 15-20 walk from the Beehive, but we always walked back to the Termini station and used the metro, which was easy and convienent.
Overall, we loved the beehive and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 2 June 2009

We saw The beehive on Getaway about 12 months ago and booked immdeiately thru their website. My husband and I loved it! 24 hour reception, great food, clean rooms and bathrooms and happy hour in the evening with beautiful organic wine after a full day of walking Rome. Its just far enough away to be quiet but close enough to enjoy any of the sites of Rome by foot. Who could ask for more?

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2009

My partner and I have just returned from a weekend in Rome staying at the Beehive and we would have no hesitation in recommending it. Having searched the web for other hotels in Rome, we felt that the Beehive was the perfect balance of economy and practicality. The double rooms were 'Ikea' styled with a fan and were clean and more than adequate for 80 euros a night. In our view, the owners have put some thought into the hotel - each room has a hairdryer, bath sized towels and shampoo and shower gel in the showers to enable you to travel light, which we appreciated. They were also really helpful with other aspects of travel such as luggage storage. It was a little noisy with other travellers coming and going as well as activity outside, but my experience of staying in other City Centre hotels is similar and we enjoyed this place more for the laid-back atmosphere. We personally found the location very useful - arriving from Ciampino airport, the bus from the airport takes you to the Termini station and it is a 5 minute walk to the Beehive, which was convenient on arrival and departure. Whilst the hostel isn't that central, it was interesting to walk into the centre and a day bus/tram/metro ticket is only 4 euros, so it was no problem. Finally, as non-dairy eaters, we found the cafe very useful for stocking soya products and other vegan food, which isn't easy in Rome! The 'pay what you think for the food' was a little unsettling at first but the intentions are good. We would recommend and would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2009

We didn't stay at the main Beehive, but stayed at their Millefiori apartments & did not like the experience. The apartment basically has 3 rooms, with a shared bathroom & kitchen. The rooms can each be rented out separately (no need to rent the whole apartment).

The things we did not like about the apartment are:

1. The floor/ground shakes in the apartment when someone is walking around - as if there is an earthquake. It feels really creepy.
2. Though they provide Internet access, the computers are probably what the Flintstones might have used - terribly slow!
3. The apartments are on the other side of the Termini station & the neighborhood gets a little desolate & quiet late at night. Thankfully, we didn't have any untoward incidents.
4. The apartments don't have any attendants / ready help. You need to contact the main Beehive for anything & everything (the main Beehive is a good 10-mins walk away from the apartment).
5. No breakfast is provided at the apartment. They didn't have any milk/bread there so that we could have our own breakfast.
6. No Aircon or fan or heater in the room - you are at the mercy of the elements.

Lastly, the Beehive is ridiculously priced. We paid 80Euros per night for the apartment - we found a hotel with Aircon & attached bathroom for less than 60Euros the next night! :(.

The only good thing about the Beehive - their organic cafe at the main Beehive. They cook fresh, vegetarian food there using organic materials which tastes simply fantabulous! And thankfully, you pay as you see fit for the food - no fixed prices.

All in all, do goto the Beehive for a meal - don't stay there!

  • Liked — The food at the organic cafe
  • Disliked — Pathetic value for money
  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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LindaatTheBeehive, Owners at The Beehive, responded to this review, 9 June 2009
We're sorry TheTravelingHorse did not enjoy their stay at one of our off-site shared apartments. We have had many guests who liked staying at the apartments and actually request them on subsequent trips to Rome. They are offered as an alternative when The Beehive is full or if someone wants their own cooking facilities. However, the rooms at the apartments are not everyone's taste and that is why we are so detailed about them in e-mails as well as in the FAQ section located on the apartment page. All the issues commented on are characteristics that we describe with the utmost clarity and transparency both on our website and in e-mails and no one is booked in these rooms unless they specifically request it or if we make the suggestion and they accept it. We also just want to be clear that the price paid was 70 euro per night, not 80 euro (which is the rate at the main Beehive location). We don't believe it is helpful to other travelers or fair to the hotel for guests to complain about things that they were made well aware of in advance if they would have taken the time to read the information provided before the booking was confirmed.
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Property: The Beehive
Address: Via Marghera 8, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 1,072 Speciality Lodging in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beehive is a cool, stylish, eco-friendly budget hostel/hotel owned by an American couple, Linda & Steve, who came to Rome to follow a dream. In 1999 we packed up our apartment in Los Angeles and, along with our 2 cats moved to Rome and opened The Beehive, a unique cross between a budget hotel and an upscale hostel - a place where you can feel at home. Everything about The Beehive reflects our own personal values and we genuinely want to be helpful and hospitable. We love to share the kind of information that helps you get the most out of your travels. Over the years The Beehive has evolved along with us and our many repeat guests. With our amazing onsite staff and manager, all of our guests receive our dedication and effort to helping you get the best out of your holiday. As always, we want you to know you have a safe haven and friends in Rome. ... more   less 
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