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Hotel Apollo - a great value
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Apollo for 4 nights. We wanted a reasonably priced, clean hotel close to the sights of Rome and Hotel Apollo met all of those requirements!
Hotel Apollo is within CLOSE walking distance of all of the sites of Rome - the Trevi fountain, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trajan Column and even conveniently located 2 blocks from the bus that will take you to the Vatican.
The rooms are large, recently renovated and clean (although the towels are thin) and the hotel has an absolutely lovely rooftof terrace where it offers a substantial breakfast. The service is also warm. Also there is the best gelateria just down the street!
The Hotel Apollo does not have views from the room (ours faced the back of a bank building) and the street is relatively non-descript, but for location and value and service, the Hotel Apollo is perfect.
Good place to stay
I stayed here in May 2004. The hotel was in a very good location for visiting the sites of Rome. About 5 minutes walk to the colosseum, 10 minutes to the Trevi Fountain and 15 minutes to the Spanish steps. It was also close to the bus route along Via Nationale which goes to the Vatican and the railway station. The hotel was clean and fine, except the bed linen and towels were very old and worn. The continental breakfast was very good. It seemed expensive for what it was, but then all Rome hotels are expensive! I would stay here again, but would look at alternatives first.
Going on a city break alone for the first time, i wanted to make sure i chose somewhere clean, safe and central. This hotel was perfect! Having stayed at Hotel Apollo for 4 nights this August, i thoroughly agree with all the previous reviews - this hotel is excellent! The room was spotless, with lovely (and good-sized) bathroom. It was quiet and the air-con coped with the hot august weather well. Towels and hairdryer are provided and the minibar is reasonably-priced. Staff are lovely and happily wait while you search through the phrasebook for the appropriate italian! (They also mind your luggage after check-out if you ask). The best feature is the breakfast roof terrace. There could be no better start to a day! On top of everything, this hotel is less than 10mins walk to the Colosseum and once you find your way round Rome, you realise its not much further to most of the other main sights and shopping streets. I was quite comfortable walking round the streets nearby alone and there are plenty of shops/restaurants within v easy walking-distance. If you have loads of luggage, there is a bus from Termini station to the top of Via dei Serpenti where this hotel is.
When i go back to Rome (one day!) I shall definitely choose Hotel Apollo again.
Hotel Apollo rooftop
Spent 4 days at the Hotel Apollo in Rome May 7-10, 2004, and loved it. Paolo and his staff (many of whom are family) were pleasant, and didn't laugh too much at my efforts to speak Italian. The beds were very comfortable, and we were within walking distance of everything, although we did take a taxi to the Vatican. But my fondest memory is of breakfast on the roof, which is fitted out like a fine dining room. The open air area of the roof is surrounded with flowers. I would definitely stay there again.
Central, Clean and Quiet
The Hotel Apollo is a gem in the heart of Rome. The recently renovated rooms are spacious (by European standards) and clean. The breakfast terrace on the roof is cozy and the perfect start to a day wandering around Rome. The colosseum is visible at the end of the street, but not from anywhere in the hotel. Apparently a family run hotel, the family lives on-site and is very gracious. Due to solid windows and walls, there is very little outside noise. However, interior noise was a problem as it travels up the marbled central staircase. We can't wait to go back and explore more of Rome from the Hotel Apollo.
Great Hotel, Great Location
The Hotel Apollo great hotel at a great location. The high ceiling and recently renovated rooms give a plush and spacious feel to the rooms.
The bathrooms are nicely tiled with plenty of room. I had a single which had ample room to move around in. My mother got a double which was quite spacious. The walls and windows are solidly built and blocked all noise from the outside. The best part was the rooftop breakfast terrace with views over the surrounding neighborhood. The breakfast had several choices of fresh pastries, fruit and cereals, and great coffees. The staff were very cheerful and helpful providing a second pillow on request. The location is fantastic. I walked to the central train station in about 10-15 minutes. Taking the bus back to the station from Via Nazional was only 5 minutes. All the major sites are very close, trevi fountain is a 10 minute walk north and the coloseum a 10 minute walk south. Hint: if you walk from the station, take Via Nazional or the road one block east. Via Cavour looks shorter on the map but has a couple of hills. The other way is much flatter and easier with the luggage.
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