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“Accessible to Train, Bus & Underground, room was ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Continentale

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Hotel Continentale
Ranked #373 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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“Accessible to Train, Bus & Underground, room was ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

We've stayed 4 nights at the beginning of our visit to Italy and return overnight for transfer to airport next day.

Room# 232 got a smallest bathroom in the world !! It's barely fit a person in the bath room, if you're not moving in the bathroom carefully, you'll hit the wall !! Having said that, it's clean and the bed is tuck up nicely everyday. Sometimes the maid forgotten to put shower gel, so have to collect it at the desk.

Room# 230 got a very stink smell coming from the shower, but better bathroom space though. There is no window in the bathroom, yet extractor fan is so small, we have to let it run all night to get rid of the smell.

Both rooms got enough space to move around and put your luggage on the floor or on the table if you're not using it often. It's quite cold at night (end of November) even though the heater is on but you can't adjust the heat coming through the room. So, quick shower then in the bed to get warm !!

Location is good, there are lots of restaurant to choose from. We particularly like the pizza store opposite the hotel call Pizzeria Del Secolo. We went there every night when we were staying at Rome. Lots of fresh pizza to choose from.

If you are not fuzzy about small details and got small budget to stop by in Rome, I think this is not a bad choice.

Room Tip: Say no to Room #230, got a stinky smell from the sewer.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Iolanda M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Continentale, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Thank you for your review, which allows us to improve in order to achieve higher standards of quality.
We have taken note of your suggestions and we have already proceed with all necessary improvements that will result in a better service regarding your advices.
We really appreciate your opinions.
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2nights as part of a whirlwind european tour. Paid less than 90euro for 2 nights, so cant beat that. Also had good reviews,so decided to give it a try.
Firstly, the directions weren't too clear from the touristdesk on platform 24 of rome termini station as there are two or more main exits etc.So here's my guide if in termini station - whichever direction your coming from,make sure Mcdonalds is on your left,then keep going straight until you reach the main exit below the huge roma termini sign. Head toward the main road straight ahead, and via palestro is the 5th road on the left. Pass the laundromat and mammas restaurant, and youcan see the signage of hotel continentale, which shares the building with hotel romae and positano. Is really more of a nice guesthouse.
Pros
- less than 10minute walk from termini
- surrounded by restaurants,cafes,laundromats
- great choices for breakfast nearby,pay no more than 2euro for cappucino and a warm brioche if the 5euro breakfast doesnt entice
-clean with basic amenities
- great staff, was able to use their toilet after checkout, as I know some guesthouses/ hotel don't allow this so easily
- room was warm and toasty,and hot water showers helped ease chilly autumn winter weather
Cons
- literally the smallest ensuite seen in my life despite the niceblue tile facade. Don't understand the bidet, given there's no space!
- the reception doors needs to be replaced as there is a huge crack, which does little to provide assurance on safety. But it was safe,nonetheless except for annoying sellers of umbrellas!
- some drainage problem in the tiny shower
Overall, good and not fantastic. However, I would try hotel romae next time, only because I know where it is and has better reviews. Also with so many choices, good to try others for comparison.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

i have been there in november 2013, has good location near the termini station (not dangerous location but a lot of homless) you can find all the busses from the termini station for all rome just ask the polite people they work at the hotel.....room was avarage size with good bed but most of all it was CLEAN and every day the staff was cleaning and change towels...... good breakfast and price just 45 euro per night.... i will go back again

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Good location, close to Termini station, buses, metro. Plenty of restaurants, pizza bar, gelateria etc close by. Staff helpful and friendly. No room safe. Shower (heat,pressure) in room 222 needs attention.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of September.

It's a small hotel in a block with others but easy enough to find and within walking distance of the Termini. Our room was a reasonable size, cleaned and new bed linen every day. Breakfast was good with a typical continental fare although not a huge choice.

The staff spoke good english and were very friendly and helpful.

For restaurants, try Mamma Angela's right next door. Very popular, good food and service.

All in all, I would recommend this hotel for a short break at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

stayed at the continentale many times just for a 1 night stop over, better than others ive stayed at in rome, close to train station, typical italian breakfast, enough to see you through till lunch. decent size room & clean, bathroom's very small but ok only in it for 5 mins. friendly & helpful staff.
will be staying there again next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Continentale
Address: Via Palestro 49, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#52 Best Value Hotel in Rome
#322 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Continentale 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Continentale a central low cost hotel in Rome Center,our main priority is guests complete wellbeing!Hotel Continentale, a charming no frills low cost hotel in Rome centre offers best deals price quality rooms of all hotels in Rome for family vacations, romantic getaways, business travel and week-end escapes. Boasting easy access to historical city center Hotel Continentale, best budget accommodation in Rome, features an unsurpassed Rome center downtown location, best room prices, lavish breakfast, WI-FI access, exclusive hospitality and a classy ambiance.The central location allow you easy walking distance to Trevi fountain, Diocleziano’s thermal baths, the Quirinale (President Palace) the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.The nearest bus stop and underground station are a mere 30 metres from the Hotel, enabling those who prefer to use these service to reach the more important monuments quickly. ... more   less 
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