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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel des Artistes Rome
We thought we were to be booked into their sister hotel and were quite surprised when the booking had been changed on us without us being notified. Staff were very friendly and helpful though
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel des Artistes Rome
Good value, but not in a choice neighborhood.
Within 5 min walk from Rome's main train station and even closer to Metro stop, hotel was comfortable, quiet, clean. Room, bed, and bathroom were bigger than others in Europe. Good value if you don't mind taking the metro to get to tourist areas. Staff speaks English very well. Hearty continental breakfast included in 120 euros per nite price.
Friendly, quiet, clean
To add to the good reviews about Hotel Des Artistes, my family of 3 enjoyed our 3 day stay there. It was clean, quiet, roomy enough, and the airconditioning worked well during the heatwave. We thought the breakfast was generous and delicious. Yes, the lift was small, and sometimes you had to wait, but at least there was one, compared to other hotels.
So welcoming, great value
The staff at this terrific hotel are so welcoming and helpful. We had a quad room with bathroom and it was beautifully furnished, very clean and quite spacious. So close to Termini and a metro stop around the corner so sightseeing was easy. The large roof terrace is fantastic, especially if you are travelling with children. Lovely breakfast setup , and the room is transformed in the afternoon into a communal sitting area with free internet access from 2.30 until 12.30 at night. Bar is open almost around the clock and lots of restaurants etc close by. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.
Very friendly helpfull stafff, nice room (#207) with a large bathroom.
Nice terrace on the top floor (6th) where you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine. We thought the room was good value, a very good location, 5 minutes from the Train station, walk to most attractions. I would go back to stay!
Good Value - Great Hotel
Wasn't sure of what we would see having booked the hotel on the internet, even if we had read the reviews. What we got was a great hotel, close to the station and an easy walk to all major attractions in Rome. The hotel staff are friendly and very helpful. We stayed in dorm rooms and found them to be very clean, with the beds and rooms cleaned daily. The rooms are large and the beds (no bunks) comfy with fresh linen. Shared bathrooms are no problem as there are several on the one floor - very clean and modern. The garden roof top is great for relazing after a big day site seeing or just chilling out in the sun. There is a supermarket only one block away and a bar and laundrymat across the road from the hotel. Also there are lots of good restaurants in the area. There is free internet from mid afternoon until midnight which is very handy when travelling. We spent two nights at the hotel and then travelled down to the Almalfi Coast for a few days and were booked into the hotel for a couple nights on our return. We had no problems with leaving our large backpaks at the hotel enabling us to just take our daypaks with us. It is a very busy hotel/hostel - as it was booked out most of the time we were there as friends of ours who had not booked could not get in. The staff found other accommodation in the area for them. I would have no problem recommending this hotel/hostel to anyone wishing to stay in Rome.
Very Helpful Staff
I stayed at Hotel des Artistes during the summer of 2002, and was very impressed with the room and facilities. I stayed in a room with private bathroom which was beautifully decorated, almost as romantic as the roof terrace. I had a real sense that I was in Rome, a pleasant change from the many non descript hotel rooms I've stayed in over the years. However, I was most impressed with the staff. They were extremely friendly, and I must say a great deal more helpfull than the nearest Tourist Information Office. They provided me with a map of the city when I checked in, and marked for me all the major sights, explaining how to get there and how to use the public transport. They also helped me plan the next stage of my journey to Florence, booking a hotel for me and checking train timetables and fares, saving me a great deal of stress and a lenghty queue in the train station. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Rome, perhaps the best recommendation I can give is that if I ever return to the Eternal City I will be delighted to stay at the hotel again. Patrick Gormley
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I booked this hotel for my parents on their anniversary, but wasn't sure it was the right place for them. I later met up with them in Rome and stayed myself in the hotel, and was happy to find that I had made a great choice. Though it is listed as a three star hotel, it undoubtedly had the quality of a five star hotel. I'm sure that anyone who has stayed there would agree with me.
Best Hotel in Heart Of Rome
We just visited Rome in Italy and stayed at a very cozy Hotel
"Hotel Des Artistes" in the Heart of Rome on Via Villafranca 20, their web site is ...
They have very clean rooms very reasonably priced and very helpful staff that can speak your language. Internet Access is Free not likely other places that charge for Internet. Their roof terrace adds to the coziness of their beautiful hotel.
We had a wonderful time in Rome and it would not have happen without the assistance and directions of the helpful staff of Hotel Des Arististes.
You definitely want to stay at Hotel Des Artistes if you plan to visit Rome.
Very fond of HDA
Hmm, I was just getting a little nostalgic about Italy and was looking up the hotels where I've stayed, and guess I was a little surprised by some of the comments I saw listed about Hotel des Artistes. I have stayed at des Artistes several times over the past few years, most recently in August of 2002, and have always enjoyed myself.
My budget has been very different on my various trips, and I've stayed in the dormitory rooms, a room with shared bathroom (a few times), and a room with private bathroom. The rooms with shared bathrooms are as nicely decorated as the ones with private bathroom, but cheaper [and there are usually enough shared bathrooms to go around].
A common theme throughout (except for the dorm beds, those exist only for budget accomodation) is the elegance of the furnishings. The rooms are very tastefully decorated, the breakfast/lounge area is clean and pleasant, and the roof terrace is great. Actually, the terrace is des Artiste's best feature; it's a great place to share a bottle of wine and relax after tramping all over Rome. It can get a little raucous at night, but as I usually travel alone, I enjoyed the impromptu camraderie that the terrace inspires.
The staff is great too, and surprisingly international. Maybe it helps that I return every year or so, because I always feel welcome. It is a pain that reception is on the 5th floor, but I've found that that's not an uncommon trait of Italian hotels. And the elevators work, it's just that they aren't automatic, so guests have to make sure that they've closed all the doors when they get off.
I guess I like des Artistes b/c it's a fairly large hotel which manages to retain an awful lot of charm. One of the receptionists told me that it's owned by three brothers, their sister works at the reception desk, their mother serves breakfast (oh, a point against, the breakfast is not ideal, even by Italian standards), and their father is the repairguy (fixing those holes in the wall). Although I really dislike the cloying 'when you're here, you're family' Olive Garden commercials, des Artistes is a nice, real-world application of that ethic; they're not going to adopt you, but you will have a nice room, free internet, an amusing staff, a fantastic terrace, anf an affordable stay.
Not worth the money!
My husband and I recently stayed at Hotel Des Artistes in Rome, Italy. We were very disappointed. We were there for five nights. After the third night, they made us change rooms to accommodate another guest. This was very inconvenient and not told to us when we reserved the room. When we changed rooms, the room was not very clean and the bedspread had fresh food stains on it. The walls had holes and cracks and the rooms were in need of some immediate repairs. The elevator was constantly broken and we had to take the stairs to the 5th floor several times a day. This was not very convenient when we checked in at night, and had to carry all our luggage up the stairs. No one from the hotel staff offered to do this. Their web site was beautiful and it really looked like a great place, but it wasn't. Please BEWARE if you plan to stay there!!