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“Excellent For Exploring Rome”
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Hotel Mancino 12
Ranked #40 of 1,259 Hotels in Rome
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent For Exploring Rome”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Nice little understated hotel on a tiny side street right off a major road. As many have said, it is surprisingly quiet. In fact, we slept like the dead at this place. Best sleep of our 2 week Italian honeymoon.

Very centrally located. If you like to stay in the middle of it all, this is a great choice. Most of the major monuments within 10-15 walk. And here’s the thing: my wife and I typically don’t like to stay in the real touristy spots, but this hotel was in a great location. Right next to the Jewish Ghetto (that's a good thing btw), close to Campo Di Fiori, 2 of the 3 best places in Rome (Trastevere takes the cake).

The hotel itself is very modern, shower was amazing, room on the smaller side, but that’s how it is in Rome. For a small incremental price, you could book the suite on the top floor.

We arrived around 10am after flying in from NY. Our room wasn’t ready and we were exhausted so they booked us in another room and got us in there within 20 minutes. The staff was incredibly nice, always helpful, never.

If you’re traveling around Italy, stay in a more modest hotel in Rome, like this place. Hotels in Rome are so expensive and it’s not really a city that affords you great views. Save the splashy place for southern Italy, like Amalfi Coast or Capri. That’s what we did.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We loved our stay in this small hotel in Rome! This was a boutique hotel and the price was very reasonable for Rome! We were in the center of it all - near Piazza Venezia. Hotel was super clean. We stayed in the suite on the top floor and had a terrace also. Unfortunately, we didn't get much time on our terrace, b/c there was so much to see in Rome for the 3 days we were there... Front desk staff speak English and were so friendly and helpful!! We will return to this hotel...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kalispell
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We loved this hotel. The location was perfect and we felt like we were able to experience Rome the very best way ... right in the middle of it. We walked to the Colesseum, shopping and everything we wanted to see.
The rooms were elegant and quiet and the beds were VERY comfortable.
The staff was very helpful and accommodating. They worked with us on restaurants, taxi to the airport, maps and touristy recommendations. It was such a perfect location in the heart of Rome, but you would never know it by the quiet luxury of our rooms. Hope to stay again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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140 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Just returned yesterday from Rome and stayed at this hotel. The location is excellent, you are minutes from everything.

Hotel service was great and the hotel was very clean.

I recommend this hotel 100 % if you are in Rome, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Truro, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My friend and I stayed here over three nights at the end of June.
The hotel is small but perfectly formed, and a short stroll from some major sights.

5 mins stroll to Trevi (which is sadly scaffolded and dry now for approx 18 months) :(
5 mins stroll to Piazza Venizia
15 mins leisurely walk to The Colosseum

I cannot rate the location of this hotel highly enough. It's on a quick back street, so no traffic noise. There is a little corner shop 1 minute away where you can buy 1 litre bottles of chilled water for a lot cheaper (1.50 euro) than you can buy the tiny ones from the street sellers (And you do tend to drink a lot of water if you're walking a fair bit)

The receptionists are friendly and happy (even after us clearing out the sweety bowl on the front desk!!)

We stayed on the top floor suite. It is SMALL - do not think you are going to get a spacious living space... however there is everything that you need, and it is clean and contemporary. My friend utilised the little desk and sofa room as she had to take her laptop away to be able to work in the evenings. The wifi seems reasonable, and even though a little slow, it was adequate.

We didn't use the balcony, as being June/July it was very hot and the air con was a welcome relief, and we were only really in the room to sleep!
We toyed with the idea of having an optional continental style breakfast in the hotel foyer area, but to be honest it's not necessary... why miss out on sampling the local eateries? It was much more fun buying fresh fruit off the street sellers, and grabbing pastries from the bakeries as you wander.

If you were planning to take a leisurely long break, say a week or more and were planning to spend lots of time in your hotel (which when in Rome would be ludicrous quite frankly lol) then you might like to seek a larger hotel with more facilities.
If you are desperate for a pool and spa there is an option when booking to utilise the spa facilities at one of Manccino 12's sister hotel's THE PARCO DEI PRINCIPI GRAND HOTEL & SPA. It is a 10 min taxi drive away, but is worth the trip - just what we needed for our aching feet and legs after all that walking.

I would most definitely stay in this hotel again for a short break... and actually am in the process of booking again for next year. It's on the slightly more pricey end of the scale - but totally worth it in my opinion.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We spent four nights at the Mancino 12 in July / August 2013. We loved it, the rooms were of a decent size, clean and extremely quiet. The hotel was walking distance from most attractions which was fantastic, as this was our first stop on our holiday. The gentleman at Reception was always willing to help and gave us a map on our first day and highlighted all the attractions and showed us some good restaurants to eat at. I would definitely recommend Hotel Mancino.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bay Area, CA
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54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We spent 4 nights at the Hotel Mancino 12. It is located close to so many attractions, we walked almost everywhere. Seriously, we didn't see the inside of so much as a taxi until we were headed home from a late dinner one night. The hotel is small, but the rooms are spacious enough. The room was also very quiet, despite the hotel being a block off of a busy street. I loved the modern decor. The hotel staff was exceedingly friendly. The La Cabana next door had delicious pasta, so it would be a good bet for lunch or dinner while you are staying here. The only complaint I have is that breakfast was not included in the hotel rate (unlike every other hotel we stayed at in Italy), so we spent most mornings wandering around trying to find other options (note that there is a McDonalds just a few blocks away, as well as several cafes to get a simple cappucino and croissant).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Mancino 12
Address: Via del Mancino 12, 00187 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Trevi
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Ranked #40 of 1,259 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mancino 12 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Mancino 12, a few steps from the Trevi fountain, is just close to the Renaissance Guglielmi palace and next Piazza Venezia. Thanks to its strategic position, it is the ideal hotel to stay in Rome for short or longer periods of time, or even just for a weekend in the very centre of Rome. For those who are looking for a a special stay, the exclusive suite with panoramic terrace at the last floor of the building is the perfect location to experience the city from above.The rooms of the hotel will welcome you in an elegant ambience, with the quietness and intimacy you are looking for to then live Rome with the right energy. ... more   less 
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