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“Clean, friendly, great location!”
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Hotel Paba
Ranked #312 of 1,270 Hotels in Rome
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

We stayed a week at the hotel, and had booked it based on both the location and the recommendations here. We have nothing to add to all the good things already said. This is a very small hotel located on the 2nd floor of a building and has no dining room but has the breakfast served in your room. The room we had was very clean and nice and the location of the hotel is perfect for visiting Colosseum and its surroundings, and for good Italian dining! There are lots of excellent dining places within 5-10 minutes walking distance, e.g. Taverna Romana and La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali. The lady at the reception is very helpful and friendly, and will happily make restaurant reservations for you if you need help. Very recommendable place to stay!

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

This is our second stay at Hotel PABA. We were here in 2010 for 6 night and have now been here for 13 nights, leaving tomorrow. The location is perfect. You are only minutes to 2 metro stations, The Coloseum and The Forum are literally at the end of the street and the owner is DARLING! Mrs. Castelli (Alberta) takes such pride in her hotel and has been so good to us. Breakfast is included in your stay. I would never stay anywhere else in Rome!

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
3  Thank StacyCentralFlorida
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

This hotel was easy to find, and we walked to almost all the sites from it. The lady running the place was really kind and helpful, and gave us a charming simple breakfast every morning. The rooms are certainly old fashioned, but we didn't find that they were lacking anything. We really liked our stay there.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

This B&B offers a lot for the money. It has a great location very close to the Colleseum and Roman Forum and walkable to many of the local attractions . It is also conveniently located to the Metro foir more distant places like the Vatican. Owner Alberta is very helpful , particularly in making sure we had a reliable and fairly priced taxi to the airport . The continental breakfast is served in your room, a nice touch , every morning.. Our room was a good size and was quiet even though we were on the street side. There are a number of very good restaurants located in the neighborhood , including those largely frequented by locals. We have no hesitation in recommending Alberta's lovely little B&B.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

I was there from 18-20 March and enjoyed my stay. Alberta, the owner, and also the lady who personally sees to her guests, gives you that personal motherly touch. She comes by to serve breakfast, which although is simple, it's done from the heart. The only thing is that the room may need at least a spoon or stirrer for the drinks. It has a kettle and wi-fi (2Euros / 24 hours) so I think it caters well even for business travelers. Location wise, excellent. The room facing the road, yes, it's a bit noisy. Alberta has done her best by having blinds, an another glass window plus heavy drapes. I think a sound proof glass window may be better. Very clean. Thanks Alberta and I recommend this for anyone who's not looking for frills but a nice place to return back to after a day out in Rome!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

The pros for this hotel:
* The location could not be better, that's for sure. It’s just a few steps away from Forum Romanum and a few more steps away from the Colosseum and the Capitol Hill. And it is close to the subway if you want to go to the Vatican for example. Walking from Station Termini takes 20 minutes or so, (or take the subway).
* Well run! Everything works and the rooms are clean and tidy.
* Very comfortable beds (however the pillows were not very soft).
* The prize: 88 Euros a night for a double room in low season (late February).
* No noise apart from what we created ourselves.

During this visit to Rome we were four and occupied two rooms, room 1 and 2 that had a separate corridor with a door almost making the two room into a suite (room 1 is actually two rooms, one with a double bed and one with a single). These two rooms does not face Via Cavour, thus there is no real view from the rooms.

You ask to have the breakfast brought into the room when you wish for it. Coffee/tea/chocolate, juice, croissants and toasted bread with marmalade. A good continental breakfast, I'm not personally very keen on continental breakfasts, but that is what you get in Rome :-). It worked very well having breakfast in the room.

The actual hotel is on the second floor. There is an old elevator that appeared a bit scary. We tested it once and it worked, but we preferred to walk.

The reception is not manned after eight in the evening.

The wifi costs 2 Euros per day and it worked well.

Signora Alberta helped us print our boarding cards on the day of departure, and we got to keep one of the rooms for our luggage unit twelve o’clock.

However, this is not o five star hotel. It's a two star hotel that is very well run with an outstanding location. Much better than the ordinary three star hotel in my view. With the low season price it definitely brings great value.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Tiny hotel, but quite large rooms. Ours faced the backyard/courtyard so it was also quiet. I would think street side rooms may be noisy as via Cavour is a large street. Only noise complaint is that our door let through all noise from the reception, which meant waking up at 7.45 when the reception lady arrived. Beds were reasonably comfortable, maybe would have liked another pillow.

The owner lady was kind and helpful. Also, breakfast, even if only adequate, delivered to the room is always nice!

Location is great too. We walked everywhere as that is my preferred way of seeing places. Easy 15 min reach from Termini, right around the corner to Colosseum etc.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Paba

Address: Via Cavour 266 | (2° piano), 00184 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#86 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £45 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Paba 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Paba is a small, but fine two star hotel with elevator on the second floor and every detail is carefully planned. Our location is in the center of Rome, 100 mt. from the Roman Forum, 200 mt. from the Coliseum, Capitol Hill, San Peter in Chains (with Moses by Michelangelo )ecc.. We are steps from the best shopping area and restaurants. ... more   less 
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