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“Nice and clean hotel not far from city center”
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Hotel Derby
Ranked #585 of 1,258 Hotels in Rome
1 review
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“Nice and clean hotel not far from city center”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

For a relative good price you can have a clean and nice hotel with small, but comfortable rooms and terrace. I recommand. It is better to stay in this silent area than the center or near the Termini. The services are better and you need this after a long and tired day. The breakfast is also good here.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I liked the hotel from the very beginning. Staff was great, atmosphere was relaxing and warming, and service high quality. I felt like home and thinking to return some day in Rome and also in Hotel Derby. Grazzie mille!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Amston, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

We were visiting our son who is studying at Roma Tre this term. The hotel was situated close to his apartment so we could see him on the evenings when he was free. It is also only a short walk to the metro station so we could easily get to Center City to explore Rome on our own. The staff was wonderful, warm and helpful and the room was great - very clean.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

The 4 of us, girls, stayed here for 2 nights, the room is clean and cosy for the 4 of us, though a bit small but it didn't matter to us. Staff are friendly and gave recommendations on what transport to take to have a nicer view around rome to our destination. Good thing that they had lift up the steps,, thus we need not lug our luggage up any step. Breakfast has a good spread, and is quiet to have a nice breakfast there. A convenience store, bar, take away food are located near the hotel.

About 10-15 mins walk to the metro station. Will be quite dark and quiet along the way back at night, just be more alert. One Saturday night we heard a strike somewhere along the street, where some people were shouting. But seems like a peaceful one, and there were policemen around.

Would recommend this place to others!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stopped here for one night for a friend's wedding. The hotel is well situated for the metro and train and has a few nice cafes within walking distance. The room was big and clean and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: If you're coming from the airport you can get off at Roma Ostiense railway station.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We sought out the Derby for a five-night stay in Rome because it ticked our boxes - not too big, not in an area dominated by tourists, great value for money, and good TripAdvisor reviews.
Can corroborate all the comments about helpful staff, they are a lovely bunch who are always happy to help or advise. Room was fine if a little faded, and came with a big balcony and reliable air con. which was handy in the August heat.
Only issue were some lacklustre areas in the breakfast buffet - if the only bread on offer is toaster-friendly sliced stuff, then why no toaster? Other Italian hotels of this size have usually served fresh rolls as part of the breakfast offer, which would have been preferable.
Coffee was never more than lukewarm, but Italian taste does not tend towards the piping hot.
Nice touch was the tea and biscuits tray in the lobby, tea and coffee in rooms is still very rare on the continent but this was a handy halfway house.
If you're tempted, a couple of tips - flying in from Fiumicino, take the train to Otiense and catch a 715 bus which stops outside the door, going the other way the same route takes you to the heart of the city (Teatro Marcello)
Plenty of serviceable family eateries in the area plus a couple of places with higher ambition - was disappointed not to be able to sample http://www.ristorodegliangeli.it/ after good ratings on TA, but it was holiday time so we were out of luck. www.acinobrillo.it was a happy find, though, and both are only about five minutes walk away.
Whole neighbourhood is great for evening strolls and little discoveries.
Nearest metro at Garbatella is 10 minutes, buses more flexible once you get your head around where you might end up.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Tuscany, Italy
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

I had booked this hotel because it was exactly halfway between the Garbatella metro station and the university structure where I had to be the following morning, and it certainly qualifies for location, location, location since it's right in the heart of the Garbatella area.

The extremely cordial, helpful and multilingual staff who I heard move smoothly from Spanish into English and back into Italian offer some balance to the aging structure. My room was very small if clean; the thing I noticed most was the strong smell of cleaning products when I entered, probably used to cover the smell of cigarette smoke from some former, impolite guest who smoked in a non-smoking hotel.

It would take very little for this hotel to be de-classed to a two-star structure; if my room had been less clean, e.g., I wouldn't have stayed there, and perhaps the owners, if they read this, might consider installing better smoke alarms and changing the curtains, etc., in rooms where someone has smoked. They might also want to update some of the furnishings, which are old and unattractive.

The hotel offers a basic but acceptable breakfast, with all-you-can-drink coffee (always a plus), milk, cereal, bread and cold-cuts, as well as fruit and yogurt, and every guest is brought a croissant. The public area of the hotel is very clean as well; the owners are wise to keep the hotel CLEAN since it's their one winning card.

And when you leave, there's the excellent staff, wishing you a safe trip.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the side street. I had seen that others had mentioned the noisy front rooms; my ro...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Derby
Address: Via di Vigna Pozzi 7 | (Largo delle 7 chiese), 00145 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Ostiense
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Best Value Hotel in Rome
#317 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Derby 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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