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“Good value for Rome”
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Elyse
Ranked #963 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
North Vancouver, Canada
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“Good value for Rome”
Reviewed 8 August 2012

We stayed at the Elyse for one night after a cruise and before our departure for home the next day. I chose it because of its proximity to Termini and a favourable price.
While the map shows it is literally across the street from Termini, it is actually 3 or 4 long blocks from the main entrance. If you are arriving in Rome by train look for a station exit closer to Via Cairoli.

The hotel is older but this is Rome - what do you expect? We found the lobby very hospitable and the staff very friendly and helpful. There are no elevators and the bellman wasn't around so I shuttled our bags up one flight of stairs to our room.

The room was clean with air conditioning and a large bathroom with a shower only. We were not situated on the busy streets or facing the station so noise wasn't an issue and we slept comfortably.

If you are used to walking then you will be able to reach the main attractions by foot.. Otherwise the hotel is within blocks of two metro stations.
In the morning there was breakfast that included pastry, fruit and toast. They stored our luggage for us after we checked out so we could spend more time touring the city before we caught the airport bus (located at Termini).

If you are on a budget and just looking for a convenient place to park your bags while you spend the day and evening exploring Rome then the Elyse should work for you.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

Hotel is old and a little on the down side. Room was large and convenient to the Roma Termini train station. But it was located at a corner where all the traffic must turn, and as a result there was a lot of road noise at all hours. Easy walk to the Metro. Neighborhood looks dicey at night but it's really not that bad. I walked around late at night on way back from dinner and there were a number of people on the streets, also returning home. Not bad, but you can probably do better for the same money.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Whitley Bay
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234 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2010

Elyse

2.5 stars would have been about right, had it been available.
It is a 10-15 min walk from Termini, far enough with luggage, and first impressions are not good, very scruffy outside. However, once through the doors it is clean enough inside, though the photos are very flattering and taken quite some time ago.
The staff have limited English, but then again you are in Italy, and I found them all very pleasant. The room was very basic, maybe the pitfalls of being a single which always draws the short straw with rooms, and overlooked the rail system which meant it was pretty noisy and no sign of air con but the bathroom was fine even if it was a juggle round the door to get to the toilet.
The breakfast was basic rolls/small cakes/juice/tea/coffee but was fine for me though people with a more “American” diet would want more.
There was a pleasant courtyard at the back but no sign of a bar.
The big problem for me was the location as it was a fair walk to get to anything and there are a lot of hotels of all grades better located and I feel that it is a bit overpriced for what you get.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Satun, Thailand
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

Great location, located right next to Roma Termini however the close proximity of so many trains and trams will provide an alarm clock that you can hear and feel starting at 5 in the morning. Rooms small, old and barely adequate, however if arriving on a late train and looking for a simple, cheap place to rest for the night I'd recommend it. No Internet in lobby or in rooms, when you see how old this place is it won't surprise you. Hotel staff very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2009

Cons - Rooms is shabby looking, the carpet in the reception is stained and dirty looking. Not a safe area to stay particularily for a single traveller. I felt very uncomfortable walking in the area especially after dark. I am not a picky traveller but I will not stay here again.
Pros - Very close to Termini station, hence convinient to get to airport and get around the city.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
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London
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2009

The hotel is about ten minute walk from the Termini station in Rome, direct trains run every half hour from the City airport. The area around the hotel is a bit slumby looking, a lot of small creepy shops and homeless, but the hotel is a little diamond in the rough! The hotel itself is fairly classically decorated, with a warm comfortable family feel to the staff. When my boyfriend and I checked in (speaking no Italian) the girl at the desk gave us a map of Rome, and wrote all over it, showing us the best bus, tram and train routes to get around town, she showed us which attractions were free, which were actually worth going to, even where people our age go out at night, where the cool bars were etc. Unbelievably helpful, we ditched our typical tourist guidebook and stuck to her map, and we got around EVERYWHERE we wanted to and saved a lot of money! We didn't actually see any trouble there, but you wouldn't want to be walking around the area alone at night, but the hotel is mighty conveinent and the staff are lovely.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Arboath, Scotland
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2007

I visited this hotel with my teenage daughter for a get-a- way break to see the historic sites of Rome.
The staff were friendly and approachable.
Breakfast was a bit meagre, coffee and two rolls, which was fine for us.
Our room was quiet as it was at the back of the hotel. The room was large and clean, but in need of updating. The bathroom was large, clean and with plenty of towels.
The area the hotel was situated in was dingy, with grafitti and litter, and no near by restaurants.
It was also too close to the railway station for night time walking, as it made us both feel uncomfortable.
It was central enough if you are willing to walk, which is the best way to take in all the atmosphere of this great city.

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  • Stayed October 2006, travelled with family
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Property: Elyse
Address: Via Cairoli 133, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #963 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Elyse 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Elyse, situated in the center of Rome, is glad to welcome you in the heart of the city, only a few steps away from Termini Station abd Colosseum, between the Basilicas of St. John Lateran and St. Mary the Greater. In the immediate vicinity are the principal bus stops. The underground station and air terminals. The Hotel Elyse is proud to offer you a very tasteful and comfortable palce to stay. ... more   less 
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