We were looking for a 3 star hotel with budget in mind and booked here based on the glowing reviews but were utterly disappointed. Ours was a triple room with attached bath. There was no dearth of hospitality and it pains me to give 2 stars when you have such a welcoming and helpful host in Ali. Ali immensely helped us with directions to nearby restaurants, supermarkets and pharmacies and with itinerary planning but I cannot write anything nice about the facility.
Make no mistake - this is a hostel and not a hotel of a B&B type! Rooms have a tired look. There is no aircon - we didn't need one fortunately. Plug points are sparse and hidden behind shelves etc. You could either operate the 16" screen TV or the fan as there was only one power source. The room was so cramped that we had to use the child's bed to stove our luggage. There are no paid laundry facilities. There are no lifts either. I could barely manage to move inside the shower, the piping was leaking and water was on the floor. The windows are a century old and do not shut - we had some mosquitos too. The breakfast was apalling - we just had the tea; croissants gave a stale feeling (no butter or jam provided). Apart from tea, there was an awful juice and that was all! I was asking myself if 220Euros for two nights was too small a sum for a broken property in a desolate location.
The nearest metro San Giovanni is a 25 minute walk on footpaths that are full of excreta and smell of urine - this is the same story if you walk in any direction within a 1-km radius centred around the hotel. The buses towards the metro are infrequent and can't be spotted on a Sunday. I feel sorry for Ali to write this review beacause there is potential for this place to strike big with such good staff. May be most of the people coming here do not spend enough time in the rooms - unfortunately for us, our daughter fell ill and we were confined indoors for two days and could only feel happy checking out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A High-Standard service for competitive prices distinguishes Hotel Lodi as a top choice for your stay in Roma! Our multilingual staff is available 24hrs to offer to its guests all the information and tips, which make your time in Roma memorable. The Hotel is set in a charming, Art Nouveau Villa, located in an elegant and peaceful residential part of the "San Giovanni" neighborhood. It represent the ideal position for those who want to escape the chaotic traffic of the historic center while also being able to have quick access to the main sightseeing that only Roma can offer and, if you want to take a break-in-the-break, our garden with fruit trees and flowers is a unique place to read a book, drink a coffee or a glass of wine. Walking around our district, you will find a good choice of local Restaurants and Bars with a special "Roman vibe." We look forward to welcome you at Hotel Lodi, your home away from home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lodi Hotel Rome