I stayed here for a few days in March. It's cheap, it's not far from the main train station, and it has wi-fi, those were the three reasons. I spent most of the time out and about. Location-wise you turn left and left again from Termini (which is massive) and continue on for fifteen minutes or so and you're there; it's round the corner from a small supermarket, within a short walk of a local McDonald's if you feel like examining the Italian menu. There's a Spar in Termini itself, and a second (packed) shop in the basement if you want munchies.
I stayed in a tiny one-bedroom room. Unlike some places in Barcelona (e.g.) the window opened on the outdoors, not an air conditioning duct, and the location is surprisingly quiet (I could sleep with the window open). Your comfort largely depends on the other guests - the walls, doors etc are very thin, and of course everybody smokes. You either get weary people who arrive late and need a place to sleep, which is great, or yakking Euro-backpackers, which is less good.
As some of the other reviews have pointed out, for some reason the bathroom was mildly whiffy, as if the drains had packed up. If I ran the shower for a while the whiff vanished. On the positive side again the wi-fi worked fine. The breakfast is just coffee, crispy bread, the thought is nice. I had no problem with the sheets. Rooms generally tatty but no rats, cockroaches etc. The staff were I assume the owners' kids, they spoke English and did their jobs just fine. The area around the hotel was quiet at night although as you get closer to Termini it becomes akin to downtown Mogadishu, but perhaps I'm being harsh.
It was cheap.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 300 metres from Manzoni Metro Station, Hotel Ginevra is 10 minutes' walking to coliseum, 2 metro stops from Termini Train Station. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.The Ginevra Hotel is 5 minutes' walk from the Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. The surrounding neighbourhood is full of popular bars and restaurants. Staff are available 24-hours a day and can recommend the best places to eat and drink.Rooms either overlook the street or private garden. Each one includes a desk and private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. An iron is available on request.You will be given a voucher for a light Italian breakfast, which is served buffet style at a café 70 metres away. Parking is available on the street in front of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ginevra Hotel Rome