Hotel Bolivar

Address: Via Della Cordonata, 6, Rome, Lazio, 00187, Italy | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Historic Center area of Rome, is near Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, Forum of Trajan, Trajan's Column, and Scuderie Papali Museum.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Bolivar Rome

A Great Location, but not 4 Star


There are many positive features of this hotel. The location allows you to walk everywhere. The first rooms we were given were so small and shabby, that I made plans to leave. However, we were upgraded to deluxe rooms at no charge and were reasonably comfortable for the week. Get to breakfast early! Even though it is served until 10:00, when things (even coffee) run out they are not replenished (as early as 8:30.

Helpful front desk staff - cranky breakfast ladies although a tip makes everyone nicer. A good 3 STAR not 4 STAR hotel.

Excellent Central Hotel in Rome


This was an excellent hotel in Rome. The location is superb being 10 minutes walk to The Forum, and 5 mins from the Trevi Fountain and 15-20 mins from Termini.The walls are thin and bedroom was not big but well furnished and modern. I even had a balcony.Breakfast was passable.I stayed 1 night, (we went for Chelsea`s game with Lazio in Nov).As good hotels that offer fair value for money in Rome are often elusive I will definitely use this tremendously located hotel on my next visit to The Eternal City.High Marks

A Good Hotel in a Terrific Location


The Hotel Bolivar is a great choice for those looking for a moderately priced hotel within walking distance of nearly all the tourist attractions in Rome. The rooms are small by American standards, but are well appointed with fridge, safe, very good lighting, and a comfortable bed, and are kept exceptionally clean by the housekeeping staff. Our bathroom was also small, but the shower water pressure was strong and there was plenty of hot water. We were on the 3rd floor over the steps outside but didn't have any problems with noise from the steps, nor did we hear our neighbors through the walls. We arrived well before official check-in time, but the staff was willing and able to accomodate us within the hour, and directed us upstairs for breakfast (included) while we waited for the room to be ready. Busses to the Vatican can be picked up a block from the hotel. Across the courtyard from the hotel is the family-operated Ristorante Santa Cristina, which has fabulous food (Mom does the cooking) at very reasonable prices.

Altogether, a very good experience!

Good Enough!


We stayed there from 10-14-03 to 10-17-03. The hotel overall is excellent. Breakfast was great (don't expect a continental breakfast, though) and since it was on the top you could have a small view of the city. The side that we were staying at we didn't hear noise from the street. But we could hear everything from the next room though. Since we were 4 people they smashed 2 more beds with a full size bed which made the room very unconfortable to walk through. Those were not really beds but couches and they were a bit unconfortable. But other than that the room was recently painted and the bathroom was well equiped. The staff's service is excellent and they are willing to help. Housekeepers were excellent and front desk always gave us a lot of information and a taxi deal to the airport. I fell very welcomed. It is a 10 min. walk to Trevi fountain and everything was accesible, even to change currency. I suggest to take the bus to the Coloseum and Vatican city though, but you can go walking if you like (is not that far). If it wasn't for the beds I would had rate it 5 stars.

Bolivar Bargain


Situated in a relatively unattractive immediate setting, next to steps used by locals to party (can be very noisy if your room is on the steps side), the Bolivar is however one of the better hotels we stayed in.

Rooms are very modern - some much larger than others - and well equipped. Breakfast area on the roof is very attractive. Front office staff friendly and helpful. Trevi fountain and great restaurants only a 10 minute walk, but you must be reasonably fit to navigate the area.

Great Hotel


This hotel is right in the middle of town (about 5 minutes from the Trevi fountain) but nestled in a small alley-type street shielded from the noises of busy Rome streets. The hotel and the rooms were quite small, but inviting! It appeared that it was newly renovated. Our room, although smallish, was incredible. Clouds frescoed on the ceiling and the most amazing bathroom!! Rooms were very clean and well air conditioned. The room included a mini bar and a small safe. The only downside is that the walls are paper thin....We could hear everything that was going on in the lobby and in the next room. Overall, for the price and the location, this hotel is definitely a good choice!!!

Location, Location, Location


After researching several hotels, I liked the fact that this one was nestled away from the busy streets and within walking distance of the Trevi Fountain, shopping districts and other attractions. Across the street is a wonderful restaurant that you can eat, drink and walk back to the hotel and enjoy yourselves in the tiny little enclave of a bar. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and wanted your stay to be pleasant. Recommending restaurants, tour trips, etc. There were 5 of us staying that the hotel and everyone said they would return. The only downfall is that the walls were thin but being in Europe I found that the norm. Try it out for yourself and for the rate it was great.

Enjoyed the Stay


We enjoyed our stay at the Bolivar Hotel in Rome. The location cound not have been better, tw0 blocks from the Forum, a 10 min walk to Trevi fountain, another few blocks to the Spanish steps, and 12.6 km to the Vatican. The room was nice, nothing spectacular. It was well-lit, important when trying to read the map to plan the next days sight-seing. The staff was accommmodating. Finding it on the map was a chore. The address is listed as "Via Della Cordonata, 6 and was not shown on my street map. Via Della Cordonata is a small alley very close to the intersection of Via XXIV Maggio and Via Nazionale. It actually runs between Via XXIV Maggio and Via IV Novembre. The fact that it was a bit off the main street meant that it was insulated from all the Rome street noise. All in all a pleasant stay.

TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Bolivar Rome

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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A travel blog entry by lbreault on Jan 09, 2015

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... third century BC. The identity of the sculptor of this white marble statue is unknown. It was first recorded in the private collection of the Ludovisi family. As a nursing major, I am confronted with death often. In my profession, there is an emphasis on dying with dignity and what exactly is dignity in death. This sculpture particularly moved me. This Gallic warrior is depicted ...


A travel blog entry by davidbell on Sep 21, 2014

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... Cooling our heals in the room ATM. Its been a big day. Lots of restaurants closed today, but found an ok place called Wanted, food was fine. I finally had lasagne and Marianne had a great hand made pasta with ricotta and asparagus inside in a butter and sage sauce. Really nice!! Also witnessed the ugly american abroad syndrome, which wasn't so nice, no wonder the locals hate them. We noticed that others in the backstreets don't seem to think about it being a Sunday. ...

Drunken musings on arancini

A travel blog entry by groovyduck on Jun 15, 2014

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... meat & tomato & peas, like a bolognese". I then went on to teach the staff how to say "peas" correctly so now they are saying "****" which is near enough... And entertaining... We even wrote it down, In turn they taught me 'take away' Currently I'm getting very ****** on the hotel roof eating them - tomorrow perhaps we shall dine finely but we is doing ok for now (this wine is 13,.5% but I think that is a mere ...

Louis and Roger set sail in the Gulf of Naples

A travel blog entry by ceseal on May 20, 2014

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... city center. They did a lot of window shopping and compared the collection of high end shops to be much like Rodeo Drive in Hollywood. John was particularly amazed to see a pair of shoes with a price tag of 500 Euros!

We met in the lounge for the disembark info and the captain’s farewell. He reported that we had traveled slightly more than 1000 nm with a total sailing time of about 125 hours. He admitted that often the sails were just for ...

Traveling Woes

A travel blog entry by travelingsmith on Dec 22, 2013


... meal at Trattroia Tritone. Following homemade items such as Bucatini Amatriciana and Lamb Chops, we were in need of a walk. We walked a short distance to the beautiful Trevi Fountain and took turns throwing coins into the fountain - a local legend that is supposed to ensure your return trip to Rome. On our way back to the hotel we stopped at Brian's favorite gelato shop, Gelato di San Crispino, and wandered down beautiful old ...

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Hotel Bolivar
Rome, Italy