Residenza Ki Rome

Address: Via Rasella 53, 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 Fontana del Tritone, Il Gelato di San Crispino, Teatro Sistina, and Galleria Communale d'Arte Moderna.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Residenza Ki Rome



    3 days in November with my girlfriend in a beautiful B&b.

    is located near all the most important monuments (4 minutes to fontana di trevi)with a good breakfast (fruit fresh, croissant and cheese and ham) in a quiet room(204).

    All staff is kindly and will advise to my friends.

    i hope to came back again.

    Good location shame about the showers..


    We have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Ki, it was a nice place to stay, however it did have it faults. We has to check in at another hotel and then when we finally came to the hotel we had to go up 2 flights of stairs with our luggage.

    I agree with an earlier review, you get the feel you are staying in an apartment more so then a hotel.

    The rooms themselves looked nice on first inspection, but the beds were very uncomfortable and squeaky. The showers were also not the best; the hot water was very temperamental. Our room was OK but the other two rooms we had the water would fill at the bottom of the shower and you had to turn the shower off and wait for the water to drain...

    Breakfast was basic tea/coffee (both were very nice) bread buns and croissants, boiled eggs and cereals. The gentlemen on reception was very helpful and informative.

    Great Vacation at Residenza Ki


    My wife and I have just returned for a fabulous weekend in Rome.

    After a serious search we decided to go to the Residenza Ki.

    I am happy to say that the hotel was great for many reasons.

    1. It's absolutely in the best location in Rome (5 min to Spanish

    steps, Trevi fountain and metro station.

    2. It is a small and very quiet hotel.

    3. The staff is very professional and curdies. I would like to

    mention Francesco who will help you in any way he can (He

    speaks fluent English).

    I would definitely go there again

    Great location, basic B&B


    Stayed at Ki for 3 nights in early November. Easy to find and only 3 minute walk from Barberini (2 stops from central Temini station) on Rome's excellent metro.

    Wonderful welcome from Francesco on reception who explained how to find all of Rome's must-see sites and their proximity on a guide map. This is Ki's best feature - everywhere except the Vactican is an easy walk of no more than 10 minutes. Even the Vactican is only 4 or 5 metro stops away (and walkable if you have more time). Very good restaurants for all budgets are only moments away.

    Ki is little more than a B&B and standards are basic. However, the rooms are clean, breakfast is a good continental affair with excellent coffee and Francesco is a an excellent host who is happy to share information on his city.

    The only drawback we encountered was intermittant lack of hot water which solved itself with a little patience.

    Ki more than served its purpose as a moderately-priced base from which to spend a few days seeing all that Rome has to offer. Recommended!

    Amazingly central


    My daughter and I stayed here for 4 nights in October 2006. It was astonishingly central and you could walk to all the main was about 5 mins walk to the Trevi Fountain one way, and 5 mins to The Spanish Steps in another! Accordingly it was near to historical sites, culture, a range of restaurants and shopping.

    The hotel was clean and everything worked...TV, air con, showers etc. Breakfast was included and very basic....but with the most fantastic coffee. The staff were charming, friendly and genuinely helpful without being obsequious.

    The only strange thing was the location.....quirky maybe...maybe I'm just inexperienced, but it was more like having a room in an apartment. "Reception" is only manned from 8 til 6, and out of those hours you have to check in at another hotel ( big brother hotel, I think), collect your keys 9front door key and landing key as well as the room key!) and then find your way. We had arranged for a pick up from the airport thankfully or we might have felt a bit lost.

    In general, would definately go back and would definately recommend to others. Thanks!

    A comfortable oasis in Rome


    My husband and I were fortunate to stay at Residenza Ki in Rome September 15-19, 2006. Rome was our first stop in a 2 week trip to Italy (first time) and I was very unsure about our accomodations being that Residenza Ki was not in any of the major guidebooks. What a blessing that turned out to be! The hotel is located in a convenient location near the Barbarini metro stop and close to the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps (less than 10 minutes by foot). It is in a residential building and thus, unassuming and quiet. We were greeted by Francesco after a long flight from San Francisco. He spoke excellent English and was very friendly and accomodating.

    The room we stayed in was #205 - a gem in many ways. First off, the air conditioning was efficient and quite silent, so we could sleep with our windows shut and be comfortable. Next, the bed was comfy and a good size - Italian mattresses were all fairly firm in all the hotels we stayed in. I have a bad back and I slept well. The room was spacious and en suite bathroom - clean and well kept. The breakfast we enjoyed every morning was delicious! In addition to cereals, pastries and fresh bread, there was prosciutto, eggs, and made-to-order caffe and cappuccino. We started our day well! The location of the hotel was key because we could split our activities and go back to the hotel to freshen up and rest (siestas were awesome!) before going out again for more sightseeing and meals.

    I must return to our host Francesco. My husband and I were very impressed by his hospitality and knowlege of the city and travel in general. He graciously made fine restaurant recommendations and helped us avoid touristy spots. He took the time to talk with us (for hours) and gave us insight into how locals like himself live. We could not have asked for a better host - he really made our stay! I would recommend this hotel without reservation.

    Absolutely Great!


    Just back after spending a week in the Residenza Ki - and it was great!

    The hotel is incredibly central - you can walk everywhere (& I'm lazy!). The hotel is unprepossessing from outside but is lovely inside: basically an old style apartment block. The rooms are fresh, clean, quiet, en suite, have multi-channel TVs, very effective air conditioning and a mini bar (all essential!).

    The breakfasts are substantial: a mix cereal, pastries, rolls, cheese, egg, coffee, juice, etc - to which you help yourself (and set yourself up for the day!).

    The staff in the hotel are incredibly helpful: with a special mention for Francesco who was not only a great source of information, but also good fun.

    I would recommend this hotel to anyone - and we will definitely be going back.

    Che bellissima vacanza


    Veramente delizioso.

    Io e il mio ragazzo abbiamo prenotato una camera doppia per un periodo di tre giorni comprensivi del week-end.Dire che Francesco il ragazzo responsabile stato carino e premuroso nei nostri confronti dire poco,ha prenotato per noi ristoranti e musei ed per ogni nostra richiesta ha tentato sempre di cercare una soluzione.

    Le camere sono spaziose,pulite e confortevoli la colazione abbondante e soddisfacente.

    La posizione veramente tattica,siamo venuti in macchina da Torino, ci ha fatto trovare il garage gi prenotato e abbiamo ripreso la macchina solo al momento della partenza.

    Consiglieremo questo posto ai nostri amici e familiari nella speranza di poterci tornare sempre prima noi.

    buona vacanza a tutti

    Francesca e Mauro

    A fantastic place to stay


    I stayed at Residenza Ki for two nights in mid August. Although the hotel doesn't look much from the outside, the interior and customer service entirely make up for it. The staff were extremely friendly (not always the case in Rome) and very helpful. We were talked through and shown on a map where to find everything touristy on arrival, and any questions were answered with patience. The room was nice, neat and cool. For price, location and friendliness this hotel is really superb. I would definately recommend it.

    A great wee spot worth staying in


    Just returned from a city break in Rome. Stayed at the Residenza Ki hotel, on via Rasella with my Mum and My 2 sisters. It is so central to a lot of major attractions like the Trevi fountain and the Spanish Steps. It has excellent transport links to the metro. This meant that no where was too far to go to. The hotel is family run and being small meant that nothing was too much trouble for the manager GiGi who was always friendly and welcoming. The rooms had air conditioning a must have in Rome and were clean and comfortable. I would definately stay there again when I go back to Rome.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Residenza Ki Rome

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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