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“A complete disaster”
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Osimar Hotel
Ranked #390 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Pros: great price. That's it. Moving on to the more important stuff.

Cons: everything that you can imagine could go wrong, went wrong. First, our bathroom was most definitely NOT as depicted in the pictures. We did not have a full shower... Simply a shower head in the middle of the bathroom and a flimsy curtain. Second, the hairdryers are a complete joke. If you're male, then you can probably live with it. But my girlfriend could not dry her hair with that pathetic of a medieval looking device. I had to ask the front desk for a hairdryer, and the nice gentleman seemed prepared for the request since he had one right next to him. Third, the toilets are designed for giants. I stand at 5'9" and my feet barely touched the floor.

The best was yet to come. Our bed had one sheet and one flimsy bed cover that was more of a bed sheet. I thought this would be enough, but in the middle of the night I had to wake up the front desk clerk to request an additional bed sheet. Finally, power problems plagued the hotel in the last night of our stay. Lights flickered on and off for a full two hours. It was so annoying that we had to leave our room door open to let in the light from the corridor. But even better, we were identified as the source of the power problem. Apparently, my laptop was causing these so called power problems, even though I had it plugged in for two other days without a problem. After they seemed to have fixed the power problems, the next morning we discovered that the power in our room had been limited since the hairdryer we had been loaned was not working with its full power. As such, my girlfriend spent the morning and afternoon walking the streets of Rome with wet her hair. I apologized to her for booking the worst of the four hotels we had booked during our stay in Italy.

So, I'm not sure if the good reviews are simply ancient and the hotel has now taken on a new trend, or if I was just incredibly unlucky. You be the judge, but I would avoid at all costs.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

We spent about 7 days there and it was exactly what we needed while staying in Rome. The staff are extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about the best places to go and how to get there. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the Bologna Metro Station which provides access to almost ever major site and just a short walk to a few important bus stops. The rooms are a little small but for the amount of time you will spend in them they are more then good enough.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

we stayed at Ozimar during our honeymoon. Actually it is 15 min walking to bologna metro station then almost 30 min by bus to city center.
rooms are very clean, not very big but very enough since all day you are hanging out in this beautiful city
breakfast was basic but delicious.
Staff are helpful.
P.S we stayed there (October 2011) just posted this review and could not find older dates ;)

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

We stayed for 4 nights and it took us only one day to figure out how to get around.
Breakfast was pretty standard but OK. The only trouble we had was that we get to bring our luggage up to the second floor LoL...
Since it is located in a residential area, staying in this hotel was a good way of sampling the daily Italian life.
The staffs are helpful and friendly. I don't have any complaints.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Our first visit to Rome ... and Osimar proved to be the ideal base. Away from the centre (so it's nice and quiet) but with nearby bus (61) every 15 minutes to Bologna Metro station (or 15 minute walk).
Very comfortable reasonably sized room and friendly helpful staff. Very good value for money. Stayed for 5 nights and would certainly return.
Buy a 3-day or whole week all-in-one bus/metro/tram ticket (includes journey to Ostia and coast) and go in to the centre to eat in the evening.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We've been there for 6 nights. As other reviewers already mentioned, the hotel is located outside the center of Rome but thanks to the nearby metro station that's not a problem (e.g. approx. 20min to the Colosseum). The very Italian, non-touristic neighborhood with its shops and restaurants adds to its charm. Our room was very small but the balcony made up for that. Perfect base to discover Rome.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

I have been in Osimar for 2 nights. Staff is very friendly and helped very much. They also gave us good idea on what to visit. Even if this hotel is little out from the city, it is very much accessible through bus number 61. the bus stop is very near to hotel. Only problem is bus wont be frequent.
The breakfast was pretty decent one.
The rooms were clean and have full facilities.

Room Tip: No lift so try to get in the lower floors, even though staff will help you to carry your luggage to...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Osimar Hotel

Address: Via Felice Gondi Grossi 87 | angolo Via Rasponi, 00162 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#57 Best Value Hotel in Rome
#137 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £38 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Osimar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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