"Some probs, but great location"
During our five night stay, we were happy with this hotel because the staff was, overall, quite friendly and helpful and the location is unbeatable. The breakfast buffet was very good and is served on a rooftop location with nice views. We would recommend that you insist on a room above the ground floor. As noted in other reviews of this hotel, some […] rooms on the ground floor are simply in an unacceptable condition. To their credit, the staff was responsive to our complaints when we were placed in one. The hotel would be well served to convert these rooms into an expanded public space, since the lobby is of limited dimensions and it is difficult to imagine an American guest finding such a room acceptable for the price. That said, this is, overall, a great hotel that offers many of Rome's most attractive destinations within walking distance. A lovely restaurant is situated across the courtyard from the hotel, and another that features very acceptable pasta dishes and pizza for reasonable prices is only five steps further away. Highly recommended, if you get an acceptable room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Convenient location"
Enjoyed the most wonderful breakfast ever in any hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Best of the best, great hotel, wonderful staff and the perfect location for seeing Rome in all it's glory. Room and view was excellent, comfortable. Great breakfast would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the eternal city, definitely would stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel at a great hotels.com price"
Small and quaint hotel. The room was very small, but nothing unusual for Rome. the breakfast is served on the top floor of the hotel and has a beautiful view. The coffee is outstanding. The service was great....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"FABULOUS except for"
Everything was wonderful. The room was spacious the breakfast was more than substancial, cleanliness was great all in all I would stay there over and over again except for the front desk day (clerk) he had sticky fingers. He was not to be trusted....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Bolivar / Rome"
Awesome location, our room was OK but smelled a little musty.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Bolivar - Rome"
Nice, quaint little hotel, on a cul-de-sac, so don't have all the traffic noise of main streets. Great location, close to many main sites, easy access to and from. Rooms and esp. bathroom a bit small, but manageable. Would stay there again (although not necessarily cheap these days given the dollar to the euro.).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Bolivar, great location, wonderful staff"
We loved our stay at Hotel Bolivar. The location is excellent, being a block off a major street meant easy access to sites without the noise of the busy street. It is tucked away in a little cul-de-sac with a fantastic little restaurant across the street. The room was a little small but very comfortable, the breakfast was great with scrambled and hard […] boiled eggs, bacon, etc. We would definitely return to this hotel again. The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Bolivar, Rome"
A small hotel tucked away within easy walking to Trevi fountain and most other sites. If you are lucky to have a room on top floor they have small patios attached that make the room very appealing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect hotel for first timers to Rome"
Fantastic location..surrounded by all the historical sights. Able to walk to everything. Wonderful breakfast on 4th floor. Quiet and peaceful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Bolivar - great location / tiny rooms"
Teh Hotel Bolivar is located very centrally in Rome. It is on a very quiet street - really a dead end. teh rooms are very small, even by European standards. But, it was fairly clean, though it could use some updating. The staff at the front desk was helpful in recommending local restaurants.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Could have tried harder"
We booked the hotel with two other sets of friends so we could be in the same hotel. The hotel had some issues with power on one of the floors so they could not accommodate all of us. One of the couples were given the grossest room I've ever seen (think seedy no-tell-motel complete with stains) while two of the other rooms were re-booked into another […] hotel over a mile away. The hotel we were re-booked to was still under renovation and did not have a working elevator which might not have been bad if we were not on the 5th floor. The point of booking was to be in the neighborhood together to make meeting up for meals and tours easier. Overall, it wasn't a great experience and was very inconvenient. There was no attempt to contact us early in the day so we could make other arrangements or to move our entire group. I realize there are things beyond the hotel's control, but a little effort and an apology would have been nice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The stay was above average. It was a good hotel, good location, good rooms, and a good breakfast. It was good, nothing more, nothing less. In a nut shell it was above average.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location and central sites.nice team."
good hotel for those who spend most of the day outside the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, lovely staff - go stay there!"
Super little hotel, great staff and very friendly! Excellent location for getting to all the main attractions in the city. Nice and quite to sleep in and the breakfast was enough to keep us going for the day. Would absolutley recommend this hotel for anyone travelling to Rome! :-)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location but dated"
Fantastic location for a sightseeing visit to Rome, with a decent spread at breakfast. Unfortunately the hotel was very dated and noisy. The staff were friendly and helpful, however the bar never seemed to be open. On check-out we felt the lack of drink pricing clarity had left us with a 20euro bill for two drinks at the bar. The hotel is rated as 4star […] by expedia, however I would say that 2-3 is more accurate. Despite the hotel sign saying 3star outside, the rome city tax is priced as 3euro pppn not the 2euro it should be for 3 star hotels. Having said that, we did enjoy our stay in rome greatly, and the location of the hotel was perfect. The old style of the hotel was not to our taste (as a young couple). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfort Hotel Bolivar"
This hotel was an absolute disgrace!! We had booked it over the internet (a big mistake) thinking that we were booking a quality four star hotel and instead got a totally substandard dirty hovel of a hotel. We picked up the key and were directed to the first floor next to a room with a yapping dog!! We immediately realised that this hotel was going […] to be poor. We went downstairs to complain and were then directed to another room on the same cramped floor just a few doors away. We could still hear the yapping dog, the door to the room didnt fit properly, the room was no more than the size of a shoebox, dark, dank and extremely dirty. We were so disappointed. There was no tea or coffee making facilities no fridge. The bathrooms was small and smelt of bad drains, there were a few unappealing soaps on the small old sink unit. No separate shower just a shower head that didnt work properly. Tepid water. The rooms was below standard and reminiscent of dirty budget hostel. The whole hotel felt run down and in disrepair. Totally disappointing, would not recommend this hotel at all. If you are thinking of booking this dont!! Not worth the money a complete rip-off. We paid way too much and dirty beyond belief. Very very poor!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved the location"
Air conditioner in our room was being worked on when we arrived. We were offered a free drink while we waited a few minutes. We were offered a smaller room or a room at another hotel or we could wait till later to see if it was fixed in the original room. When we returned, the air conditioner had been fixed. Rooms a little small but then again we didn't […] go to Rome to spend a great deal of time in the hotel room. The shower door was missing making it a little awkward to take a shower. The hotel is tucked away on a quiet street. The location is close to all major attractions and shopping. We were very pleased with the breakfast selection. Would certainly book here again. the breakfast. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I had read mixed reviews about his hotel before booking it. Upon arrival I thought that I had made a mistake in booking it as there was an electrical problem when we arrived which meant we couldnt check in. The staff however were very friendly and explained that if they couldnt resolve the problem then they would accomodate in a sister hotel however […] the problem was resolved. Our room was plesant enough but not to a 4* standard but the friendliness of the staff made up for this. The location of the Hotel is good and there are enough bars and resteaurants in the area. There is a small resteaurant accross from the hotel which has excellent food but is quite expensive. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location ... shame about the room"
Having looked at lots of photos of this hotel I was anticipating a room that would be of a good standard. The room we were given was ok ... functionable at best. We soon realised that all the rooms on the first floor were not of the same standard as the rooms on the other floors and that are room was probably just a standard room and the others superior. […] When we were booking we were not given a choice. The actual location of the hotel is fabulous; near to all the main sites and it is in a quiet and safe neighbourhood. The breakfast room on the roof terrace is lovely and there is plenty of choice and enough to enjoy a good breakfast. All in all, the hotel is good and I would recommend it as long as you get booked into one of the superior rooms. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Slidt og småt"
Hotellet er ved at blive renoveret, boede i den del der ikke er renoveret, slidt og gammelt. Skal man bestille værelse der, skal man bede om er fra 2.sal og op, her er værelsernen nyrenoveret og pæne. Ligger centralt, gå afstand til det meste.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sentralt hotell i Roma"
Det er tredje gang jeg benytter meg av dette hotellet. Hotellet ligger ikke langt fra togstasjonen Termini, gangtid ca 10 minutter. Fra hotellet er det enkelt å komme rundt i sentrum av Roma, man kan fint spasere rundt uten å benytte seg av kollektivtrafikk. Det er 3 - 5 minutter å gå til Trevi. Rommene er litt slitt, men helt grei standard. Det er […] god frokost, og hyggelig betjening. Jeg benytter meg av hotellet neste gang jeg besøker Roma. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Emplacement central et calme à la fois"
L'hôtel est noté 4 étoiles ce qui se justifie par son décor (beaux matériaux)& son emplacement, le service, le petit déjeuner et l'entretien ne sont pas à la hauteur, la terrasse annoncée est fermée.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gutes Hotel für Romtouristen"
Hotel in sehr guter Lage. Alles bequem zu Fuß zu erreichen. Zimmer ein wenig klein aber ok. Bad etwas veraltet. Frühstücksraum im obersten Stockwerk mit Blick auf Rom. Frühstück ist auch ok, gibt sogar frischen Cappuccino.Genuine Expedia guest review
Really quiet hotel in the backyard of the backyard of the middle of Rome. Not even seen on Google streetview. Short walking distance to all tourist traps. Will be back soon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Prima una camera maleodorante, poi una rumorosissima sembrava di essere in un acquario e nell'ascensoreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nærde alle de viktigste severdighetene"
Hadde et fint opphold i Roma. Hotellet lå i nærheten av alt. Hadde Via Nationale rett ved, noe som var positivt og negativt mht støy. Vi var en familie på 4, og fikk et dobbeltrom med to ekstrasenger i. Rommet var lite, og trangt. Aircondition virket ikke særlig, og da det var mye støy fra trafikk var det uholdbart å ha vinduet oppe. Det ble temmelig […] varmt i rommet på natta. Ellers var det rent og servicen var god. Frokostbuffeten var enkel, men grei nok. Fin utsikt fra frokostrommet. Personalet var veldig behjelpelig med alt. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excelente localização. O hotel funciona bem. Recomendo a todos.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gammelukt på rommet"
Rommet var klamt - luktet mugg/gammelt, hadde fuktige og slitte vegger og slitt vegg til vegg teppe på gulvet. Badet har ikke vært pusset opp/vedlikeholdt på en stund så det ut til. Det var ikke varmt vann i dusjen. Vi ba om dobbeltseng i bestillingen, men fikk to enkeltsenger plassert sammen, greit nok det. AC viften bråkte forferdelig og viftene var […] urene. Hotellet har to pluss-sider; koselig frokostsal i øverste etasje med utsikt over nabolaget, og beliggenheten er ypperlig ift gangavstand til de aller fleste severdighetene. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nær alle de viktige severdigheter"
Svært fornøyd med oppholdet, svært hyggelig betjening på hotellet og stor god frokost. Vi gikk til Coloseum 10 min, Trevi fontenen 10 min, Spansketrappen 10 min og Vatikanet 40 min langs små koselige gater i gamlebyen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ideale per turisti di Roma antica"
Ideale per turisti che devono riposare ogni tanto. Ottima localizzazione, in pieno centro. Personale servizievole. Manca una vera e propria hall ove ricevere eventuali ospiti. Camera piccola ma ospitale e pulita.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Gångavstånd till det mesta"
Den var positiv från oss alla 6Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Kurzurlaub in Rom"
Sehr ruhige Lage in einer kleinen Sackgasse in unmittelbarer Nähe zu fast allen wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten Roms. Das Frühstück in der hellen Dachterrasse mit einem wundervollen Ausblick ist üppig und schmackhaft, so ist man für alle Unternehmungen in der Stadt gut gerüstet.Genuine Expedia guest review
personnel très gentil, excellente situation dans la ville, mais hôtel vieillissant à rénover, et plomberie aléatoireGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfort Hotel Bolivar- nära till alla sevärdheter"
Ett hotell som ligger bra till alla sevärdheter. Rent och trevlig personal. Men definitvt inget 4 stjärnigt hotell!!! Bilderna stämmer inte med verkligheten. Glad pack över ost och skinkan på frukostbordet mm. Vi undrar vem som har bedömt detta som ett 4 stjärningt hotell.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Perfect position. Quiet hotel, but very bad conditions. It requires a complete renovation. Far from a four stars hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfort Hotel Bolivar"
Hotellet ligger veldig fint til med gangavstand til det meste av severdigheter i Roma. Dette var mitt andre opphold på hotellet, kommer gjerne igjen. Hyggelig betjening. God frokost.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Gute Lage.Ruhig. Aber falls man mit mehr als einem Rucksack anreist, kann man sich im Zimmer nicht mehr bewegen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hyggeligt central beliggende hotel"
God service Tæt på seværdigheder Tæt på restauranterGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gangavstand til "alt""
Flott hotell med stille og rolig beliggenhet midt i "smørøyet" av Roma. Colosseum ligger bare 10 minutters gange fra hotellet, Trevi-fontenen ca. 8 minutter, Spansketrappen ca. 1o minutter osv. Av severdighetene vi besøkte, så lå Vatikanet lengst unna, ca. 45-50 minutters gange. Hotellet anbefales på det sterkeste.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Zentrales und gutes Hotel für eine Städtereise"
Das Badezimmer und das Mobiliar im Zimmer wäre schon austausch- bzw. renovierungsbedürftig. Aber nichtsdestotrotz haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Es ist alles sauber. Frühstück war gut. Für eine Städtereise hat das Hotel eine ideale Lage.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lukt på badet"
Hotellet hadde god service, men rommet var mørkt, lite og lite komfortabelt. Badet luktet mugg og råte.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Lite hotell som ligger veldig sentralt plassert med de fleste av Romas severdigheter i gangavstand. Hyggelig frokostsal i øverste etasje med litt utsikt.. Veldig god service - hyggelig personale. Rommet var greit men slitt, og kunne trengt litt vedlikehold. Men renholdet var veldig bra, og det er det viktigste. Et hotell som vi veldig gjerne benytter […] ved neste anledning. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotell Bolivar Utsökt läge, men tvivelaktig rumskv"
Bästa tänbara läge i Rom. Nära till det mesta. Vackra Piazza Venetia runt kröken. Rummet dock litet. Störande med rökodör som jag tror kom in via ventilationen allt som oftast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bolivar Hotel - perfect for a Rome-first-timer."
Location, location, location is a term that really can be regarded to this hotel. Centered right in between the Colosseum and the Trevi fountain, it's a great budget choice for the first time traveler to Rome. The only negative thing about this hotel might be the rooms, which looks nothing like the pictures. That is if you stay on the first floor which […] has not been renovated to a big extent. I suggest specifacly asking for a room on the second or third floor. The service however is of very good standard. Friendly, professional and helpful staff. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Kun 2 stjerner"
Topp beliggenhet - bortimot bånn komfort på bad, spesielt mht. manglende varmekilder. Bra frokostrestaurantGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"4 days in Rome"
03/10/14 kurt a London, United Kingdom
My wife and I stayed at the Bolivar Hotel for 4 nights at the end of February 14.It is located centrally and we never walked for more than 10 minutes in any direction to reach a major attraction. The front desk staff (Angelo e Sante ) were extremely friendly and helpful and the breakfast also was very good on the top floor.If i have a chance to return to rome i will return to Bolivar Hotel
"Great location, great hotel, outstanding staff"
03/03/14 michael w Queensland, Canada
The location is definitely one of the reasons we picked this hotel.The hotel is located near most of the important sites such as the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.The staff were all friendly and helpful, particularly Rocco, who couldn't have made us feel any more welcome.The breakfast was delicious every morning with hot scrambled eggs and bacon. There was also a very big selection of pastries, fruit, and juices. This is a lovely gem.
01/26/14 hikertrash1 Bemidji, Minnesota
We stayed here two nights. We took a train from the airport to the Termini station and walked to the hotel from the station. We arrived too late to purchase a SIM card so we had to use GPS coordinates for navigation. Unfortunately, the coordinates listed on the Choice website (N41.905392 E12.493144) are WRONG! These coordinates led us to a closed building about a mile away from the hotel. We walked around for a while trying to find the hotel and eventually found a friendly police officer in a “box” and asked him for directions. We struggled to understand the Italian street names and they struggled to explain it to us. We all laughed and eventually they gave up on verbal directions and drew us a map. We arrived at the hotel very late but the check in experience was friendly and quick. Note: The CORRECT coordinates for this hotel are: N41.896901 E12.486372 The entrance to the hotel is off the main street. But, the location is great. We found plenty of restaurants and attractions within walking distance. The room was pretty small (even for a European room), but it was clean. The room was very hot. We tried to turn off the heat but eventually gave up and opened the window. The bathroom was also very small but clean. It had a refrigerator with some refreshments. The breakfast was good with friendly service.
"Excellent service, great location"
12/27/13 Irina B London, United Kingdom
I am happy we booked this hotel for our weekend break. The service here is outstanding and everyone is really friendly. It is located very closely to many attractions, we could reach the Trevi fountain, Coliseum and Pantheon by foot in 10-15 minutes, at the same time it is conveniently hidden away from the major roads, so the nights are nice and quiet. The rooms are slightly on a small side and the interior is dated, just don't expect anything grand. Otherwise a very pleasant stay is guaranteed.
"Great hotel and great service"
12/14/13 ian s Birmingham, United Kingdom
I highly recommend this hotel. The service was outstanding and location was excellent for all the walking tours we took. We were early but after a delightful breakfast buffet, we had our room.Staff all speak English and are friendly and helpful. We eil lcome again
12/05/13 houston12013 Houston, Texas
We stayed at this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were very satisfied.The location is perfect for walking to all the Major sights in Rome. Hotel staff were all extremely friendly and welcoming and reception staff are particularly helpful. Good view from the breakfast room.Will be back.
"Small but comfortable hotel"
11/25/13 gail j Liverpool, United Kingdom
This hotel has an excellent location, it's close to many attractions of this beautiful city, like Piazza Spagna, Villa Borghese, Via Veneto, Fontana di Trevi etc.The breakfast range was great and the staff very friendly and helpful - particularly the man on the afternoon.If I go back to Rome, I would definitely stay there again.
"Great hotel, comfortable clean room, well priced."
11/20/13 stewart b London, United Kingdom
The hotel is situated five minutes away from Trajan's Column/Market, so not very far from the center of the city. Staff were very friendly and approachable and only to pleased to help. Room was very stylish, clean and comfortable. Great view from the Breakfast room. The breakfast was very good, excellent choice available. All considered, this hotel offered great value for money considering that it is rated 4 star. I would book this hotel again on my next return to Rome.
11/20/13 Susann R Krefeld
This was the first time we stayed at this hotel. It is perfectly situated, the piazza venetia is very close and the Forum Romanum - you can walk to most of the touristic highlights. And of course there are lots of good restaurants and bars nearby. But most important is the excellent service we had at this little hotel. The people who work there are friendly and very helpful. I forgot my purse and noticed it when we had already arrived at the airport. With the help of the hotel personel I received my purse in time to take my planned flight. Thank you sooo much, again! I will definitely come back and book this hotel, when we come to Rome next time. Susann Reckeweg
11/17/13 Larry C Richmond, Virginia
We spent three nights here taking in the sights and waiting to join our friends in Tuscany. This hotel is tucked into a small dead end street, I would call it an alley, and you really need to know where it is to reliably find it. Take a cab. Don't do like one couple in our group and wander the streets looking for it for five hours. That aside, this is a nice little hotel and I would not hesitate to stay here on future trips to Rome. Very near the major sights. The rooms tend to be a little small, but this is Europe. Get used to it. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The breakfast upstairs is generous and varied. The view is a great way to start the morning. One caution: We asked for recommendations for restaurants near the hotel. The first night we were directed to a little family restaurant, Al Boschetto, that we found absolutely excellent. So much so we took more friends for an additional dinner. On the other hand, Corte Del Grillo, was an astonishing rip-off and should be avoided at all costs. You have been warned.
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