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“Rome - Oct 2013”
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The Church Village
Ranked #1,097 of 1,256 Hotels in Rome
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Rome - Oct 2013”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed there last week - not sure how it got rating! Very cramped room with minimal space in en-suite. No kettle or tea/coffee making facilities in room. In Oct restaurant is closed in the evening so only food is limited bar snacks. Breakfast food starts off plentiful but after German coach parties have got at it, it becomes limited!
Staff are not especially helpful and it is a long way from anywhere of interest. There is a bus stop across the road or the Cornelia Metro station is 15 - 20 mins walk away.
All things considered I was disappointed and will not be going back again!

Room Tip: Go to a different hotel - or take Holy Orders
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

The web pictures show clean room colorful furniture and furnishings. In reality, it is probably one star or less by North American standard. The 14 inch TVs are still CRT probably from recycling depot. The daily internet rate is probably higher than the Sheratons, the Marriotts. They cater to group travelers. Breakfast is bare minimum, no sausage, no bacon, Every morning is the same ham and cheese. The dinners for all hotel guests are all pre-set. No a la Carte. Always start with a dish of pasta, then a "main" course of 2 thin pork slice, with potatoes, and some veges. No second helpings. lucky to have chicken. Two things drove me nuts; (1) at dinner time, no tea or coffee or even hot water. Have to pay tips just to get a jug of hot water! (2) Since the dinners are included in the price of stay, you pay for it whether you eat it or not. You cannot order something else on top of the common menu. They don't sell anything more at dinner time. My friend bought some fruits from his shopping trip and start eating his orange or apple after the "main" course, and the waiter told him that he cannot eat any food brought from the outside! They don;t sell you fruits but they would let you eat your own fruit! My friend is not taking advantage of not paying for his meal and brought food from outside. He paid for his meal already and the hotel is not loosing any money! How idiotic the mentality and thinking!
Lastly, it is not minutes from the Vatican, you'll get lost if you try to walk there.

Room Tip: Rome is expensive, this is a budget hotel. Put up or pay up
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

I read a lot of bad reviews before I travelled, but all of them proved to be wrong in my experience. Yes the rooms could do with redecorating, but they we're clean and the bed was an American king size. the bed was at one end and the desk, chair and wardrobe at other end by bathroom. Bathroom was reasonable size with a large walk in type shower. Yes the shower was a bit flimsy, but the power was great and the water always hot. A little flat screen telly with remote, and there was air con which worked fine, but we did not use as travelling in October. Breakfast was great everything you could want. From eggs and bacon to yoghurt and fruit. Also had twinnings tea ( English breakfast) so got a very decent cuppa if you don't like coffee. Also a very pretty garden to sit out in and have a glass of wine. Bottle of house White was 15€. The room and breakfast was part of a package deal with British Airways. The package cost just £196.00 for 3 days. Easy to get to Rome centre from hotel at there is a bus stop across the road. Danny at reception was particularly helpful with info on transport etc. great guy. All in all a great stay. Don't know what other reviewers paid to stay there, but on my package I thought it was a great bargain.

Room Tip: We had rooms in the last block furthest away from reception and it was very quite.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

I recently stayed at this Hotel for four nights whilst on a Tour round Italy and have to say this was probably the worst Hotel I've ever stayed in. The main areas of the Hotel were nice and clean but the actual bedrooms we stayed in were fairly grotty - paint feeling off walls, toilets needing bleach put down them and mouldy grouting and dirty showers.

We stayed at the Hotel on a half board basis and when eating found the restaurant staff extremely rude and disinterested - did not get offered any drinks whilst eating and seemed to only be bothered about clearing up other tables whilst we were still eating.

I have to say that the best part of the Hotel was probably the Bar in Reception as they offered a wide range of drinks and couldn't have been more helpful and the breakfast offered as there was plenty of choice.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We stayed here for one night whilst visiting Rome this September and I was a little disappointed. The hotel reception staff weren't very friendly or welcoming. The room was tiny but wasn't really an issue for just one night. The breakfast was good and had a wide enough selection for me and my husband. We both felt very unwelcome in this hotel and couldn't wait to check out!
On the plus side it was easy to get to and from the Vatican on the local as the stops were a short walk from the hotel gates.
Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this hotel to friends or family based on the poor attitude of the staff.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petaluma, California
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We stayed at this hotel because it was reasonably priced, and offered a breakfast. The rooms were small, but that is to be expected in Europe. They were very basic-not even a soap tray in the shower. The breakfast was surprisingly generous. The front desk people were somewhat helpful to us, but there is no information for tourists, the way there is in most hotels. No brochures, recommendations, etc. The bus comes very close to the hotel, and the metro is about a 1/2 mile walk. We used both. The wifi didn't work on my phone, and when I went to use their computer, discovered that they were 20 year old Apples. And they charged for using them! If you don't mind walking, and informing yourself of what you want to see, this is a good choice. We also discovered on our last night that the restaurant almost across the street is a wonderful choice, reasonably priced, and has good food. Lovely surprise.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a queen room, as they apparently don't have many.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Why I score 1 to all:
We arrived at 11pm the receptionist gave us the key room with a smile... On our reservation ticket we have a book for a double room. When we arrived at the room we saw a room for disabled people and besides that very dirty with a lot of hairs in the floor and dirty walls.. the fotos and video can confirm this... Then we requested to change room, the receptionish told us to wait in the room for someone that will take us to another room.... after 30 min waiting we decide to call again and this time she said 'you have to wait until tomorrow...' so we decided to go to the reception and speak with her explaining all these details... the only thing she was able to do was smile and say sorry you have to wait until tomorrow...
We artived sweated from the trip and not possible to have a shower on a 3 star hotel with a room already paid for nights...

Is this a 3 star hotel or even 1 star ?
I will check for the first time the roles that establish the stars for the hotels and then let you know...

Bruno Lopes

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: The Church Village
Address: Via di Torre Rossa 94, 00165 Rome, Italy (Formerly Domus Pacis Torre Rossa Park)
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,097 of 1,256 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Church Village 3*
Number of rooms: 238
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Church Village in Rome is located in the immediate vicinity of the Villa Doria Pamphili park and is 3 km from the Vatican City. This 3 star hotel offers 235 comfortable rooms divided between four buildings set in a magnificent park, whilst the main body of the hotel is home to the hall, the conference areas, the restaurant and the bar with its pretty outdoor seating area. Here guests can avail from a wide choice of drinks, aperitifs and a selection of pizzas and light dishes for either lunch or dinner. Amongst the services and facilities on offer guests can avail of the hotel's large outdoor car park free of charge. At The Church Village visitors can relax and enjoy the peace of this calm and tranquil area, away from the noise and bustle of the busy city centre, yet still within striking distance of the action. Busses stop outside the property and go to the Cornelia metro station (line A) from where you can travel directly to Termini railway station, Piazza di Spagna or the Vatican City. Attention to detail and care for our guests are the fundamental characteristics of The Church Village Hotel, whose multilingual staff are on hand to satisfy out guests' needs, whether tourist, family or business orientated, ensuring that relaxation and comfort are the elements that distinguish your visit to the Eternal City. ... more   less 
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Domus Pacis Torre Rossa Park Hotel Rome
Torre Rossa Park Rome
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