"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
"Hotel Bolivar / Rome"
Awesome location, our room was OK but smelled a little musty.Genuine 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
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
"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
"Quiet unpretentious accommodation in a brilliant location"
07/26/14 MarkBrennand Wolverhampton
There can be few better locations in Rome from which to reach all the major sites on foot. Tucked away in its own square the Bolivar offers quiet functional accommodation with a team of staff who are always on hand to help. Having originally put us up (me and my two teenage sons) in a small down stairs room the management deemed it unsuitable and had us moved to a larger room, all without me having to raise a query. Perhaps that says more about my unwillingness to rock the boat. That said the rooms are tastefully decorated, clean and functional - good shower and air conditioning. The breakfast is a buffet style and provides a filling start to the day. For evening entertainment there are plenty of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance but it took us a couple of days to hit on the area around the Via Del Boschetto off the Via Nazionale as a good place for restaurants. It's not really a tourist trap and all the better for that. As for the Bolivar we would definitely go back.
"Fabulous. Perfect location. Clean. Great service."
07/23/14 PeppermintyPatty Plymouth, Massachusetts
My daughter had stayed here in May and the whole family came back in June. Very clean hotel with fabulous service. The rooms are a little small but bigger than most European hotels. Great location to walk to colosseum and pantheon. Close to restaurants. Would defiantly stay again.
"Great location and staff"
07/22/14 ijvecchio Encinitas, California
Room was tiny but sufficient. The manager was gracious & helpful, and breakfast was a delightful surprise. The hotel is an easy to walk to everything. Hotel arranged a driver to the airport that saved us money and time.
"Great Hotel :location, staff, rooms, food, courtesy , etc"
07/21/14 IrinaKot Toronto, Canada
This is a truly great hotel with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Room are well equipped and clean. In terms of location - you can't wish for better one . It's right in the center located in quite street, which is great as it protects you from noisy Rome night life. Breakfast was amazing with variety of fresh choices to satisfy picky eaters. Stayed there for few nights in May and staff made my visit very enjoyable.
07/20/14 WoburnExpress Doha, Qatar
The hotel itself is an architectural gem. It is within walking distance of all downtown Rome touristic spots. Rooms are spotless and, despite its central location, very quiet as it is located in a pedestrian alley. Nice breakfast on the rooftop. Great service, they even let us park the car for free after check-out. Internet can be a bit patchy.
"You have to read what happened to us"
07/14/14 Douglas8098 Fairbury, Nebraska
I booked two rooms at the Hotel Bolivar for two nights before the family went on a cruise. Normally $300+ to stay at this hotel! we used our Comfort Brand rewards points to intend on staying for only 10,000 points per night per room. This is a great perk of Choice Rewards staying in Europe for less We got to this hotel and the guy at the desk says "mr Lambert you will not be staying here, we have a nice 4 star hotel for you one of our partner hotels" I complained because I told him the hotel he wanted to put us in was way North of this location. My family knows I spend days analyzing location before picking a hotel and Bolivar was close to it all. He told me this was close as well.......not a chance Bolivar is 5 minutes walk from the Coliseum and the new hotel was 30 minutes walk. The new hotel was way North and took us an hour to walk to the Vatican The person is going to argue in response to this review that they had a flood and had to move us that the only floor used was the first floor but we saw 37 Japanese tourists and a bunch more people staying here. We were told by the driver that they oversold and since we paid with points vs cash we got dumped. I also confirmed with Comfort Inns that there was no reports of flooding at this hotel All of this is a shame because I think the hotel is a prime location and I would be needing a nice hotel the next time we come back to Rome but it will not be here They put us in the Clarion which was a nice hotel with great staff but it was so far away we had to eventually take a taxi everywhere we wanted to go and this really damaged the joy of Rome that I was trying to share with our college children Even if they reimbursed our total stay the damage was done I do not think I would ever stay here again
07/11/14 Y C Fairfax County, Virginia
The hotel is tuck away so quiet from all the traffic and noise. Yet, it is only few minutes walk away from the major attractions of Rome. It is not a fancy hotel but got everything you need and room is clean. For a place to rest after long walk in Rome, this is perfect.
07/10/14 renee w Oakland, New Jersey
My husband and his family (ten in total) recently stayed at the Hotel Bolivar for three nights and four days. The Hotel is centrally located within walking distance of all the major sights. This alone was fantastic! The service was impeccable! All of the staff was available for any of our needs, especially Angel our concierge who went above and beyond to help us find restaurants, night clubs, tourist locations or simply to pour us a drink before an evening out or after a long day of touring around the city. Angel’s professionalism and easy conversations made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The rooms were clean and the air condition was efficient and constant. Breakfast was delicious and the coffee was hot. I highly recommend this Hotel! Renee Winslow
"Very Nice Hotel"
07/09/14 KIP47 Prescott, Arizona
Stayed on the first floor behind the reception area, had a window onto small alley so room was very quiet at night. Room was very clean and enough space for three of us. The location of the hotel is excellent as we walked to all the attractions except the Vatican, but we did walk back. Staff is very friendly, helpful and spoke English very well. Breakfast was the best, a large selection of pastries, cheeses, eggs and bacon, and a lovely view of Rome. Across the street is a restaurant (Ristorante Santa Cristina) that gets very good reviews on TA, but it was closed the night we wanted to try it. We enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Hotel Bolivar and would not hesitate to stay again if we are in Rome.
"Unbeatable Location & Great Value (and one small ding)"
07/08/14 DDreytser Chicago, Illinois
This is a not a 5-star hotel by any means of the imagination, but it exceeded our expectations. Here is why: 1. Location. Quiet street, 5 min walk to Piazza Venezia. 10 min walk to the Forum. Great for exploring the city. 2. Value 3. Friendly staff 4. Great-looking breakfast with a nice view overlooking Rome (unfortunately we couldn't really partake, but it was great nevertheless). 5. Room was adequate by European standards. Then again - you shouldn't go to Rome to spend time in your room. It was clean, comfortable and reasonably spacious. And the ding: 1. Very slow wifi (especially on the 1st floor). The manager was apologetic, and said that there is nothing they can do. Unless this is a working trip for you, it hopefully wouldn't matter as much. It worked a lot faster in the breakfast room though... Overall, a thumbs up!
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