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“Better than I expected”
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Hotel Royal House
Ranked #710 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Royal house for one night before we started our Mediterranean cruise. We took the train/metro from the airport to the hotel. There is a metro stop a few feet from the hotel across from the Colosseum which made getting around easy. We dropped off our bags since we arrived before check in and Catia at the front desk was very nice and helpful. When we returned to check in we were pleasantly surprised to find that our room had an amazing view of the Colosseum and the room was larger than we expected. The room was very clean and had two windows. One window was the view of the colosseum and the other window was a view of some ruins. Keep in mind that there is a restaurant downstairs. You get a discount if you eat there if you are staying at the hotel. The food was ok... a little over priced but that's expected for the location. There are a bunch if restaurants and bars around the area that became busy with the younger crowds at night. Breakfast is included with your stay and that was very good. They gave you a nice selection of items. Bread, fruit, juice, coffee, sliced meats. Also, the hotel offers free wifi. We were only able to get it to work while at breakfast the morning that we checked out. Overall I enjoyed my stay at this hotel and would stay there again if I ever went back to Rome. We couldn't have asked for a better location.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We were taken aback by the location and the view from our room. The rooms were a good size and the bathrooms newly updated. Service was rather slow but the staff were friendly nevertheless. Unfortunately there is no noise filter and the bar was noisy and filtered onto the street to almost 3am. Luckily we were too tired to let it stop us falling asleep. So bring ear plugs!

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Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights during our 4 nights in Rome. We decided on this location as we wanted to see the colosseum during our stay and our other 2 nights were near the Vatican. Fortunately this was the 2nd hotel of our time here as our 1st hotel was a huge disappointment! The room we stayed in was very big with a very good bathroom area. We also had a fantastic view of the colosseum from our window. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much bother for them. They allowed us to check in early although we arrived hours before the check in time. When we checked out they offered us to take a breakfast pack up as we didn't have time to stay. The breakfast was very simple but this didn't bother us. Food on an evening was good quality in thr restaurant and we met some great people staying at the hotel. We didn't hear any noise from our room although there are some rooms that look over late night bars so could potentially keep you awake. We really enjoyed our time here although we would stay somewhere more centrally positioned in Rome now as the transport systems are so easy to use. We stayed here in August 2011.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

View and location are wonderful. Manager was very fair and friendly. However, as the three of us are in our 50's- the noise of the late night disco (that stopped playing at 2:00 AM), the marble pillows and the lack of air conditioning made it very difficult to sleep. We checked out the next day (although we had booked for 3 nights) and were given a full refund for the unused days. Truly appreciated! I am sure that if we were younger, this would have been THE place to stay. It just wasn't for us.

Room Tip: Don't get the room with the view of the coliseum. This is terribly noisy and not worth the view...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Fabulous location for exploring Rome. Very friendly and helpful staff. Typical European breakfast but plenty of it and a good choice. Rooms were clean and of typical Italian style. Beds comfortable. I would take my own kettle next time as no tea or coffee making facilities. A great hotel, I would happily book here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

We loved the location of Royal House. Seeing the Colosseum was at the top of our list and we were able to see it at the beginning and at the end of every day since it is directly across the street from the hotel. We couldn't directly see it from our room (#2 with two double beds) but with a slight lean out the window and a turn of the head to the left it was there. The facilities were kept clean and were more than adequate. Our room was spacious enough for the 4 of us (we were only there to sleep) and had hardwood floors (no carpets). Its window was located on the side of the hotel (not looking straight out at the Colosseum) and was right above an area that seems to draw revelers into the night. Despite the sounds of people socializing, our kids were so tired they slept right through. On the Saturday night, there also seemed to be quite the party in the downstairs bar with the lively sounds coming up through the stairway. Breakfast was included in our room price but varied each day with the available items being croissants, bread, cheese, cold cuts, coffee/cappuccino and orange juice. Katia (the manager) was helpful with advice on Rome sites. Overall, we enjoyed our stay there.

Room Tip: #2 met our needs. It would have been lovely to have a view of the Colosseum but, again, we saw it e...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

Can't beat the view of the Collosseum in the evening from the restaurant, our room, and juts seeing it every night on our way back! Or having breakfast, lunch or dinner on the restaurant terrace, or on the street in front directly opposite the Collosseum.
Service from staff was bad and often confusing and rude. Room is basic and be aware that with windows open it gets very noisy in the late evening with a get-together of (gay) people directly at the entrance to the hotel - but you don't really hear it if you keep the windows closed or are not a light sleeper

Room Tip: If you will mind the noise from the social get-together out in the street, ask for a room away from...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Piazza del Colosseo n. 1, 00184 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #710 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: £84 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Royal House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for a hotel where you can watch the Colosseum from your bedroom window while you sleep this is it, you cant get any closer to the Colosseum from your bed than you Can with us. We also offer a restaurant which has a terrace facing the Colosseum, so you can dine in front of the Colosseum day and night, by the way, the Colosseum is fantastic by night which gives a very romantic atmosphere while you enjoy our extensive wine list and Italian menu. ... more   less 
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