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Hotel Solis
Ranked #171 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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Oakland, California
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“Great Location - Jekyll and Hyde Staff...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

The pro's:
1. Great location!
2. Nice staff (When you could find them).

The con's:
1. They locked us in! At 8:30 in the morning! We couldn't get out of the hotel! There was no desk clerk in sight and so we spent about 20-30 minutes just hanging out in the lobby gazing longingly out the windows through the locked doors.
2. They locked us out! At 11pm at night! We spent about 45 minutes knocking on the door and ringing the buzzer to be let back in to the hotel, and wondering if we'd have to find somewhere else to sleep for the night - sans luggage. On the plus side, the nice waiter from the restaurant next door also came to help us pound and shout and we made a friend.

Summary: We would not stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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SolisHtl, Responsabile reception at Hotel Solis, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Dear guests

First of all we apologize for the inconvenience you've created.

Unfortunately our goalkeeper was committed to helping our client who was unwell.

I hope to see you again in the future to be able to pay homage to our wonderful gadget

See you in Rome
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

We found the location of Solis to be exceptional - just a short walk to the Colloseum, whilst offering great value accommodation. We travelled on a budget so our rooms were not enormous, but they were definitely comfortable and beautifully clean. We did sneak a peak at the other rooms too, and they looked big and roomy. Part of the deal was breakfast, which we expected to be basic, but it exceeded expectations. Juices, meats, cheeses, yogurts, cereals, breads, eggs, teas, coffees, jams, croissants - all well presented in a small dining room. The staff could not have been nicer - arranging all sorts of things for us and even negotiating a great taxi rate back to the hotel(they probably do this all the time, but we were grateful)! I also managed to leave some items there, and I am hopeful that they will return them to me!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

The best thing about Hotel Solis is its location and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Right at the bottom of Via Cavour, just a 5min stroll from the Colosseum.The breakfast was coffee/ tea, juice, toast, cereal, croissants, donuts, salami, cheese and spreads; and there was plenty, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we would recommend this hotel, Giavanni was very helpful gave us great directions and when leaving Andre even printed our boarding passes!!!! can,t wait go back

Room Tip: we had a lovely room out the front with a view of the street.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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SolisHtl, Responsabile reception at Hotel Solis, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Dear guests

Thank you very much for your comments about Hotel Solis, who was a real pleasure for us to accommodate people like you.
I am sure that if any of you back to Rome will know 'where to stay, and surely you will be honored with one of our fabulous gadget.

See you soon
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

The best things about Hotel Solis are its location and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Right at the bottom of Via Cavour, it is a 25min walk from the Termini Station (at the top of Via Cavour) and puts you right in the heart of Rome, just a 5min stroll from the Colosseum. We travelled with our children (aged 11 and 13) and booked a quadruple occupancy room. This turned out to be a regular room with 2 extra beds installed. This made for a tight squeeze, but in all other respects the room was very comfortable, clean and well serviced. The absence of coffee and tea making facilities was made up by the fact that the Reception staff were happy to provide free hot drinks at the breakfast bar upon request. The breakfast was basic- coffee/ tea, juice, toast, cereal, croissants, donuts, salami, cheese and spreads; but there was plenty of it and it was served with pleasure by the friendly breakfast staff. Suggest you get down before 9am to avoid a queue as the breakfast room is not quite large enough to accommodate all the guests in the hotel at the same time. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a good city centre location and a comfy place to put your head down at the end of a long day sight seeing.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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SolisHtl, Responsabile reception at Hotel Solis, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Dear guests

Thanks dellla your great review.
it is our great pleasure to have our guests maximum to be able to spend their vacation in a beautiful Rome.

I hope to see you soon .........
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

I recently stayed at Hotel Solis (May 19-May 23) with my parents and we loved it!!! My parents had a double room while I had a single room. It's within walking distance to the Coloseum, the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill and the breath-taking Victor Emmanuel Monument. It's also very close to the Metro but we walked everywhere as we were fearful of the pick-pockets in the subway/metro.

As for the rooms, they're typical European rooms - small, but they are clean. We had our own private bathrooms and again, they were cleaned everyday. It was also quiet at night so we were able to get a good night's sleep. It was also nice to have free wi-fi...you just need to get the password from reception and breakfast was included, which was good quality. It consisted of pastries, bread & jams, cereals, cold cuts & cheese and boiled eggs. The hotel also has a capuccino machine.

As for the staff, everyone was courteous especially the lady that runs breakfast...always making sure everyone has what they need to the cleaning staff who always greeted us with good morning. The Reception staff as well, always courteous :-)

If we are lucky enough to return to Rome, we will definitely stay at Hotel Solis. Please note I cannot comment on the pool...but tripadvisor does not have N/A as an option.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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SolisHtl, Responsabile reception at Hotel Solis, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Dear guests

Thanks again for your kind comments,
is a great joy for us when our clients return home satisfied and with a good memory of Rome.

We would be pleased to be able to riospitare in our hotel in the future

GOODBYE
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Miramar, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Stayed from May 19th to 26th, 2013. This boutique hotel is at an excellent location on Via Cavour. You are literally a stones throw away from the Coliseum and Forum and is within walking distance from all the attractions. We even walked to the Vatican. Numerous restaurants on and around the hotel including an Argentinian steakhouse next door. The room was Euro small but had all the amenities. The breakfast was more than enough and the staff was very helpful. I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Choose an inside room. Rome is a busy city and street noise may bother some.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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SolisHtl, Responsabile reception at Hotel Solis, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Dear guests

every time our guests go away happy we are always flattered by your words.

I hope to see you again to spend a beautiful holiday in our Hotel Solis

see you soon

GREETINGS FROM ROME
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Schoonhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

We stayed for five days in Hotel Solis. The location was perfect, in the middle of old Rome, 200 meters from the Colosseum. You can do everything walking. The staff are all very, very friendly people, the hotel is very clean, the breakfast (buffet) is very good, the rooms are large. The bathroom has a good size. There is a free safe box and a small fridge with drinks in the room. There is a free computer on the lounge.
This is a fantastic place to stay in Rome!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Solis
Address: Via Cavour 311, 184 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#87 Family Hotel in Rome
#155 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Solis 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Hotel Solis you will immediately feel the warm and inviting atmosphere of a typical Roman residence, where you will feel right at home, just a short distance away from the Fori Imperiali (Imperial Forums) and from the Colosseum, in the fascinating historic center of the Eternal City. The hotel has rooms and areas that are tidy and well kept even in the smallest of details, managed by a multilingual staff who is always available to help you and provide you with useful information on Rome and on how to visit the most beautiful areas of the city. Hotel Solis in Rome has wi-fi free connection, an essential item for every traveller, convenient parking on the street area for those coming by car and a vast array of other services. The favorable quality and price ratio and the great location makes our hotel the ideal choice for those who wish to discover Rome and enjoy a splendid vacation, in addition to easily reaching the head offices of important firms and companies. The hotel's common areas include a bar and a reading room, great places where to spend an evening socializing with the other guests or enjoying a great movie, after a day spent visiting the historic center or at a business meeting. ... more   less 
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