"Great location and breakfast but chalenges within"
Small room and bathroom. Be prepared. The toilet in the hotel room was virtually unuseable with a design that forces your legs below the sink. We ended up using the bathroom in the lobby. Our toilet seat was broken...probably because people had to find a way to sit comfortablly in a away that overcame to poor design. When we arrived, our room was not […] available because of a broken shower. The hotel tried to move us to another (remote) location in the city which would have runied our trip as we chose this hotel because of its location. The hotel foiund another room for us after some complaining. Later that evening, a group of young girls showed up and was given a room that we were told was not available. The next day, a room that we had booked became available and remarkably the shower was an issue (some of the plumbing fixtures were installed backwards and shower curtain missing.) We did not complain for fear we would have been told there were no more options....the other hotel offered was very far aay from the historical sites. All in all, a frustrating stay. The staff tried to explain and apologize, but we could not help but feel that the prpblem with the room could have been handled before we arrived that day. To be told we were going to be shipped to another section the city was unacceptable....expecially when, after comlaining, another room quicly became vacant. This hotel is in a great location. If you can deal with the challenges, it is a good find. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great little hotel in a great location"
If you go in with reasonable expectations, and not expect an American size resort in the middle of Rome, you will not be disappointed. Little rooms, but with everything you need and a staff willing to help those of us trying to book train or attraction tickets. I would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, Clean, Great Staff"
Hotel Bolivar is great. It is around the corner - kind of hidden but walking distance to most of the main attractions in Rome. The staff is fabulous. Very friendly and will help with whatever you need. THe breakfast was not the best food I've had in Rome and the wine in the bar left A LOT to be desired but the staff made up for the rest. Its a small […] hotel. Small rooms which you can find throughout Europe. Very clean. Highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"Good hotel, very well-located for sight-seeing."
Nice hotel in an excellent location, only minutes from Forum, Trajan's column etc. Clean and cool and calm. Breakfast buffet excellent, and the breakfast room on 3rd floor is very pretty with an intriguing view out over the city. Chose the hotel for its very central position so can't really complain that the room was not over-large - with 3 single beds […] it was quite crowded. But very clean, and comfortable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
When searching for a hotel, this one had some negative reviews that had me scared. The location looked great so I went for it. The hotel is located in an incredible location, within hours of our arrival we were able to walk to many desirable locations such as the Trevi fountain, the Pantheon, piazza Navona and the Spanish steps. The staff were very […] helpful when directing us around and giving us suggestions on where to eat/visit. The rooms were small, but that was expected, they were very clean, breakfast was a great continental, some fruit, pastries, eggs, bacon, prosciutto etc. In the end, I feel this was a great little hotel, quiet (35 rooms or so), clean, affordable. I say, go for it. Read moreGenuine Expedia 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
"hôtel remarquablement situé"
au centre-ville, très calme néanmoins, car à l'écart des axes de circulation. Très bonne literie, confort suffisant, Petits déjeuners excellents dans une salle à manger située au dernier étage avec une vue magnifique. la situation est exceptionnelle : il n'y a qu'un escalier à descendre pour se trouver au forum. Le personnel est très efficace et d'une […] parfaite courtoisie . en conclusion : excellent séjour Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Om läget är viktigare än komfort på själva hotel rummet så är detta hotel perfekt. Vandra hela dagarna med en hyfsad frukost i magen och komma hem sent för att bara sova. Om man tänker sig något mer bör man välja ett annat hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Flott med gangavstand til de fleste turistattraks"
Rent og pent, bra frokost men stygt utenfor hotellet! Ingen takterrasseGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Super leuk italiaans hotelletje in rustige straat een paar minuten vanaf Trevi fontein, Piazza Venice en Colosseum. Lekker ontbijt en goede bedden.Genuine Expedia 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
"Great value for money!"
01/19/15 ABreesch Leuven, Belgium
We stayed with several colleagues a weekend before our conference. It's a charming hotel, on a little square away from the main road. It's nice and quite, staff was super-friendly, giving us tips, arranging a taxi for 7 and Luggage (nearly impossible to get in the center)... Breakfast was OK. Good location: safe, not far from main attractions, ... I would recommend everyone who is looking for a hotel to do a city-trip in Rome. It has all the basics.
"Charming hotel, Great location, budget friendly"
01/06/15 Janet S Moraine, Ohio
Great little hotel in the center of everything. Room was small; it's Europe! Small, but functional; great bathroom with tub/shower combo. We had a small balcony, but not able to use it because weather was stormy. In the summer, it would be fabulous. We were right next to the breakfast area, which could be noisy if you're a late sleeper. As early risers, not a problem for us. My husband is a light sleeper and was awakened by the elevator. This was not an issue for me. Peter at the front desk was enormously helpful in every way; helping us with tickets for Borghese Gallery, directing us to buses, calling taxis when we needed. The hotel sent a car for us upon arrival at the airport, which was extremely helpful. Breakfast was sumptuous, fresh, delicious. And the view from the breakfast room is absolutely fabulous! Beds comfy, though our "double" was two twins pushed together as is often the case in Europe. It's Europe! All in all, we would stay here again. Walking distance from Colosseum, Pantheon, Forum, Trevi; what a plus!
"Great location but that was it for me"
12/12/14 Bridmoni Marbella, Spain
This hotel was centrally located to all the great sites of Rome. Its walking distance to the Vatican taking about 30 minutes. I found the room on the small side. The two most things I would complain about was the thin pillows and I see from most other reviews, most people complain about the pillows. So why they havnt improved this aspect which is a small thing, I do not understand. The second is the bar. 20 euro for two spritzers and a sparkling water is on the expensive side. I can understand why nobody uses the bar. But on the whole we enjoyed our time in Rome. In my opinion this is not a four star hotel.
"Good Stay in Rome"
12/02/14 Klute Sacramento, CA
Stayed 3 nights at the Bolivar with another couple. Rooms were a little on the small side, to be expected in this part of Rome. The beds were comfortable, the water pressure in shower was great. Room was clean and functional. The included breakfast was decent to get you started, the view from the breakfast area was fantastic. The hotel is in a very convenient location, 10 mins walk to almost all the tourist sights. It is located in an ally but the taxi can drive right up to it. There are quite a few stairs down to the Victor Emmanuel monument, but they were not too hard, you do have climb up to get to the hotel. The reception staff was quite helpful, the only complaint I have is that the hotel does not have irons in the rooms or for checkout. You will need to have their laundry service do it for you. I think they send out the laundry, I had about a weeks worth of cloths to wash and iron and they charged 35 euro, a little steep I thought, but it was convenient. They do have a small bar in the lobby of the hotel which we never saw anyone using it. All in all a very good stay in a very convenient area of my favorite tourist city.
"Great Little Hotel"
11/19/14 Debradms Liverpool, United Kingdom
Just back from a fantastic weekend in Rome and have all decided that when we go back we will use this hotel again. We were a party of 7 spread over 4 rooms and whilst some of them were quite small, they contained everything we needed for the short time we spent in them and they were kept spotless. A couple of our party had an issue with noise as they were located right next to the reception but this was not a problem for those of us on the second floor. The location of this place is excellent, we were able to walk everywhere very easily so we saw all of the major sites and there are plenty of decent restaurants nearby (recommend il Girasole on Via del Boschetto). The best thing about this hotel though is the staff, everyone we met was so friendly and helpful but special thanks to Angelo on the front desk who organised a Champagne on our first morning.
"Central location, very clean!"
The only let down is breakfast with luck of fresh fruit! Some apples and oranges but quite tired looking. Otherwise, good choice of breakfast. Lovely view from the breakfast room. The location is central, walking distance to Colloseum, Vatican, perfect! The room is good size, probably the furniture overpowering but reasonable comfortable bed. Can be noisy at night but it is trade off between central location and peaceful nights.
We stayed at the Hotel Bolivar for 4 nights, the most amazing aspect was it's location. You can easily get to Piazza Venezia, the Colosseum & Pantheon within a few minutes. We even walked back from Vatican City in around 30 minutes. The staff were great, particularly helpful in explaining to our driver that we didn't provide the wrong flight info but were stuck in international passport control for over an hour. Always willing to assist & answer any questions. We stayed in room 120, the room was a good size for the price, bed was comfy although the pillows were a bit thin & hard (personal taste, i just rather big soft pillows) and you could hear the noise from the corridor very clearly so if you're a light sleeper I would suggest ear plugs. The bathroom again was a good size & had all you needed. The shower was powerful & the bath comfortable. The only thing I was a little disappointed with was the lack of in room coffee making facilities (i love coffee) My favourite room in the hotel was the breakfast room with a beautiful view that showed you just how close you were to everything as you could see the monument in piazza Venezia from there. Breakfast, included in the price was nice, standard continental with the addition of scrambled egg & bacon. The tables were regularly cleaned down & very presentable. For the price & location with only a few niggles that can most certainly be lived with this place is most certainly a must for anybody who wants to stay in the heart of Rome for a reasonable price. We would definitely stay again.
"Don't Expect To Sleep"
Bring ear plugs if you stay here. The street noise, at least on the 2nd floor, is loud throughout the night. Not to mention all hallway noise carries into the room, and for some reason, the neighbors loved slamming the door. The wifi was spotty at best. Bed was thin as were the pillows. That being said, the location can't be beat. We walked everywhere in Rome from this location and it was really very easy. The family owned restaurant across the way is top notch. Best pasta I have ever had there. The front desk was not particularly helpful or friendly. Not saying they were surly, just didn't feel particularly welcomed. It was clean, though water didn't drain well in the shower. All in all, for a four star hotel, I just wasn't impressed (nor well rested).
"Comfy and Convenient"
11/10/14 yasminealabbasi Springfield, Missouri
Stayed at hotel for weekend. The staff was very friendly, helpful with directions and recommendations for restaurants. Helped with arranging transport to airport. Clean, comfortable, well kept with amazing full breakfast included in room. We booked with Choice points, all we had to pay was the city tax of EUR6 per day per person, the norm for Europe. Would definitely stay there again.
"one day at bolivar"
11/05/14 annamarkos Tinos Town, Greece
very clean, nice room, big bathroom, very good staff, nice breakfast at third floor. Very good location. We were for shopping and sightseeing by foot. Easy to find it. They made us discount we paid 100 euro
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