Hosianum Palace Rome
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Well appointed, very clean hotel, great breakfasts!
We stayed for 3 nights in early October, and were given a rather strange room, number 502, the only room on the top floor. It was very large, but half the room was taken up with the sloping roof timbers, which made that part of the room unusable. The room had a beautifully appointed but very small bathroom. There was no number on the door, which made the room hard to find, and we had to get a member of staff to help us. There was also no safe in this particular room, although I believe all the other rooms had safes. Everything was very very clean. Our room had a faxinating view over Roman rooftops. Breakfasts were great, very comprehensive, and go on until 10.30 daily. Just don't get a drink from the bar by reception, as 2 weak rum and cokes cost us 22 euros! We took a very expensive taxi from termini to the hotel, but after realising how close it was to Piazza Venezia we realised we could have got a bus there and then walked. Just make sure you buy a Rome guide with map in advance which shows the street name, walk from Piazza Venezia down via S Marco and turn left into via dei Polacchi opposite a clock standing on the pavement in via S Marco. The hotel is then just on the right in what appears to be a gloomy alleyway.
My husband and I have just returned from a trip to Rome. We stayed at this wonderful hotel for 5 nights. The position is fantastic - literally minutes from all the major locations - the Vatican was the longest walk (25 mins). Buses to all areas run from the Piazza Venezia (2 mins walk) and the metro is about 10 min walk. My advice, if arriving at the airport, is to get a mini-shuttle to the hotel (tickets are available on-line but can be purchased on arrival at the airport). The hotel is tucked away in a side street and is a little hard to find so the shuttle was a very convenient way to get from the airport to the door of the hotel. The hotel was spotless, the breakfast delicious and the staff helpful. A really wonderful stay in the most magnificent city!
Great Location, Clean, Convenient, No Surprises
I spent four nights there (1st week of October 2005) and couldn't have been more pleased. The room was well-equiped and spotless, the staff spoke English and were very helpful, and it had the best breakfast--including bacon and scrambled eggs!--that I encountered in a month of travelling in Switzerland and Italy.
The worst thing about this hotel is that the neighborhood isn't quaint. It's not a dangerous neighborhood, just rather dull. Having said that, though, it certainly is convenient. I found it to be less than a half-hour walk from any place I wanted to go, e.g., termini (train station; 30 min), Vatican (30 min), Spanish Steps (20 min) Forum/s (10 min), Capitoline Hill (10 min), etc. Also, a stop for the 110 sightseeing bus is at Piazza Venezia, about a block from the hotel.
Advice on getting there: Though the hotel only a 30-min. walk from the train station, I suggest taking a cab, as it is on a very small side street which you ain't going to find on your own. The ride was only 8.5 Euros; make sure to wait in the marked taxi line outside the station, i.e., DON'T take a gypsy cab (gypsys are the ones who accost you walking to the real taxi line). A gypsy quoted me a fare of 30 Euros for the aforementioned 8.5-Euro ride.
Also on the subject of cabs, a ride to Fiumicino Airport cost me 65 Euros.
Stayed for a long weekend.The hotel was very well furnished and our room was very clean.All rooms had air conditioning.The staff were very helpful and arranged for a taxi to pick us up and take us back to the airport.Great location,just around the corner from Piazza Venezia.One tip,get to breakfast early to get the best choice, really nice on the sun terrace each morning.
All in all a very enjoyable stay.
WHAT A LITTLE GEM!
My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights in July and loved it. Our mini-bus driver from the airport had trouble finding it and although he had the address and knew roughly where it was he still had a problem. But once we arrived we were delighted with our first impressions. A warm welcome in a beautiful lobby which led us up by lift to our 3rd floor room. One downside though was the size of the room we were put in for our first night. It was a tiny single room in which they managed to cram a 2nd single bed, no way could we put up with this for 3 nights. I went straight away to complain and we were offered a second single room for the night - 1 each, as they were otherwise fully booked for that night! We agreed to stay put for the night as it was late and we were ready to go to sleep after our long journey. However, we did manage to get a complimentary glass of chilled white wine from the roof terrace bar before retiring to bed. The next day, true to their word we were moved to a larger twin room. Decoration of the hotel was quality and the carpets were thick and luxurious. We loved the bathrooms - even though they had only showers, all the fittings were luxurious. Breakfast on the roof terrace was excellent with plenty of variety, eggs, sausage and bacon, ham & cheese, cuppachinos, bread, rolls, croissants, cereals and lovely fresh fruit. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone - only hope they aren't fully booked next time we want to go to Rome. A little gem and the position was ideal for site seeing as well.
Excellent Rome base
We stayed at the Hosianum Palace for a short visit to Rome last week. We had a little difficulty finding it (we caught a bus into the city but had to get a taxi from Palazzo Venezia as we couldn't find the hotel and the Police had no knowledge of it either!). Once we arrived we realised what a good choice we had made from the hundreds of hotels that we had viewed on the web. It is located in a quiet side street but is very conveniently situated for seeing all the major sights - we walked to them all despite 40C temperatures. The hotel itself was spotless, the staff very friendly and breakfast on the terrace good. We had a room at the end of the landing which meant that no-one passed us at all but I would imagine that all the rooms are very quiet due to the location of the building.
We were recommended an excellent salad restaurant (L'Insalata Rica) nearby and walked the short distance over the river to Trastevere for evening restaurants - a wonderful atmosphere.
Would definitely use this hotel again if/when return to Rome and would recommend it to anyone looking for a very comfortable base close to the heart of the city.
A great location in Rome
We couldn't find anything out about this hotel before we stayed recently as it had only just reopened after renovations but it turned out to be perfect. Firstly, the location is excellent, in the Jewish quarter set in a maze of little lanes with great little restaurants just a few minutes walk. It is only 3 to 4 minutes to many special places including the Piazza Venezia and then on to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. In the other direction it is probably about 10 minutes walk from the Pantheon. major excavations were occuring just 2 minutes away. The rooms are decorated quite formally and attractively and we had shuttered windows that opened onto the narrow lane. The only negative was the bathroom which in typical Italian style was small and had a shower with only a curtain so water leaked out. It was spotlessly clean though. The breakfasts were the best we had in our entire month in Italy, including lots of fresh fruit ( strawberries and cherries) and scrambled eggs and bacon as well as the usual pastries and cereals. Best of all it was served on the roof garden terrace with a lovely view across ancient Roman roof tops. Staff were helpful and generally spoke good English. Price wise it was very good value and we would stay again which is the best recommendation.
Best kept secret in Rome - perfect location!
This is a fantastic new hotel in a refurbished building in the very centre of Rome.
It is situated just off Piaza Venezia and is within easy walking distance of almost everything (including the Vatican - although that took about 25 mins).
Hotel staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean and excellently decorated - not the biggest, but perfectly adequate. Breakfast was included and was also good - it was served in the basement when we were there, but I think for the summer it moves onto the roof terrace with views over the whole of Rome.
Cheapest rates I found were direct with the hotel's website at (---) - they got cheaper as it got nearer the date so risk it if you dare!
Make sure you take the address with you as it's down a very small side street and not many people have heard of it!
Excellent location, very good facilities
I had a very nice stay at this hotel. More than anything else, the location of the hotel is fantastic; it's located right next to Palazzo Venezia and the Roman Forum. The facilities are also very new and very clean. Breakfast on the roof terrace was a nice way to start each day.
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