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“Comfortable hotel a short walk from the Colosseum”

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Eurostars Saint John Hotel
Ranked #379 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Scotland
1 review
“Comfortable hotel a short walk from the Colosseum”
Reviewed 20 February 2009

This hotel made a good base for a sightseeing trip to Rome - quite central, close to a Metro station and comfortable without being too expensive. Our room was quite small but had everything we needed, including a good bathroom. There was a good choice of food at breakfast, though the drinks were a bit disappointing - customers help themselves to drinks from a machine, and the coffee and cappucino were not as good as you find in bars across Rome. It's a 10 minute walk to the Colosseum. There are a few places to eat near the hotel but a wider range of options if you don't mind walking further into town.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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London UK
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Reviewed 12 February 2009

This is a beautiful hotel, clean, lovely comfortable rooms, helpful and polite staff.

Fantastic location in terms of being walking distance to the Colosseum, bus stop and metro.
Breakfast was above average with a reasonable variety.
I would definitely recommend this hotel and won't be staying at any other hotel on my subsequent visits!

  • Liked — comfortable, clean, pleasing decor, helpful staff
  • Disliked — no restaurant
  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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Belfast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2009

This hotel is fine as long as you don't expect too much. It has a beautiful reception but, although we were warmly greeted at checkin by a very friendly member of staff, some of the other receptionists were not quite so helpful.

The rooms are spotlessly clean but, like a lot of the other posts have said, quite small. The bathroom, although a good size, had no shower curtain and the floor was soaked every morning! Also, just note that some of the rooms have their temperature controlled from reception so if you want it altered, you have to phone down!

Something else that we noticed about the room was that although it had a small wardrobe, it had no drawers at all which was a bit inconvenient.

The breakfast each morning was fine and a typical continental- rolls, sweet pastry, cereal, cheese etc. However the hotel does not have a restaurant so make dinner arrangements elsewhere, there are some good restaurants nearby.

Overall, the hotel is conveniently located for the Colessum and the Metro. The area it is in is slightly run down but there is no need to stay there as you can easily get into the more beautiful areas of Rome and enjoy!

  • Liked — Convenience
  • Disliked — unhelpful female receptionist
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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Chester
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2008

This hotel is just ok!
The hotel is situated in what seems a very working class area, down a quiet street and next to a school (dont be mislead about the beautiful courtyard which appears in the photo - thats the school!)
The colisseum is only a short walk away, as is the nearest metro, shops etc which is great.
The reception area is beautiful - very modern and stylish, however the staff weren't exactly very helpful, and seemed miserable and very inexperienced.
Our room included sky tv, large bathroom with jacuzzi bath which was lovely, however the room was extremely tiny, so small that to get to the other side of the bed (by the way - 2 single beds shoved together - although very comfortable!) you had to climb over the bed which was an absolute joke!
The hotel doesn't have a swimming pool on site, but there is one situated a few minutes walk away in the local fitness centre, and its not free!
All in all, if you're looking for a very 'cheap' break then its worth the money as we got an absolute bargain with this hotel!!

Stayed December 2008
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 December 2008

I stayed here this past weekend and can say that my experience was simply fantastic!!!!!

Every part of the hotel I saw appeared newly renovated, the foyer/bar/lounge is lovely and modern. The staff - everyone from the front desk to the breakfast people and cleaners - were lovely and always willing to help.

The room was quiet and even though the bed was huge the room itself didn't seem cramped. We had TV with Sky, and the bath in the bathroom had spa jets!

Breakfast was average but there is still all kinds of things to choose from like fruit, cereals, fresh breads and spreads. Coffee/tea is from a machine but there's a bar in the foyer that does a proper coffee!

The location was great because Manzoni metro station is a five min walk away, taking you directly to Termini or Piazza di Spagna, etc.

I will definitely come back to this hotel!!

Stayed November 2008
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lim
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Reviewed 24 October 2008

we visited the hotel with my husband for our honey moon.. the hotel was very good and the stuff also helpfull.. the location was alittle far away from sites but on the other hand was a quiet neighbour... the room was clean and the breakfast was fine..

Stayed September 2008
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2008

This hotel has a great deal to recommend it. Very clean; reasonably quiet; excellent bathroom with jacuzzi; good air conditioning, good breakfast, and is reasonably good value when using one of the special deals. On the negative side: bedroom (classic double) was small; the staff were not very friendly ( not an uncommon trait in busy Italian cities), and those we asked were not able to give simple information about museums etc. In the foyer there were no information items about tours, restaurants, bars, etc. The restaurant was poor: food was ordinary and a hot meal was cool. The tv was on in the restaurant which was not a +. The bar was nothing more than an excuse for charging double the prices charged in the nearby bar (which by the way had a great jazz band - the nearby bar that is, not the hotel) It's a pity that the nice bedroom accomm isn't matched by a decent restaurant and a comfortable lounge and bar.

  • Liked — the bedroom and bathroom
  • Disliked — the restaurant and bar ambiance
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Eurostars Saint John Hotel
Address: Via Matteo Boiardo 30, 00185 Rome, Italy (Formerly Prime Hotel Saint John)
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#207 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Eurostars Saint John Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eurostars Saint John has a great location in the center of Rome, between the Coliseum and San Giovanni Laterano. Among a wide range of great services, the client can enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, complimentary newspapers and a bar service, plus a covered pay parking. The 4 star hotel Eurostars Saint John is also the perfect place for business events in the centre of Rome, as it offers a large conference room that accommodates 100 people and a small meeting room for 10 people. ... more   less 
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