"Wonderful small hotel with great staff and locatio"
On recent first time trip to Rome my husband & I stayed 3 nights (based on reviews by others). Very glad we did. Front desk staff gracious, room spotless with glass chandelier sparkling over the bed, patio closed but inside seating was equally pretty with buffet enough to last all day! Was worried about a neighborhood so close to a train stn. but I […] felt safe even late at night walking from metro. Great value for the money! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Three day visit to RomeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to most of the sights we wanted to see"
Nice Hotel......Good location to most of the sights....The continental breakfast was good and the staff was very helpfulGenuine Hotels.com guest review
If we could rank the Hotel Columbia higher than 5, we would! The desk staff to a person were helpful, knowlegeable, and in a word, delightful . .. darling rooms with the most beautiful breakfast room imaginable: rooftop tables, inside and outdoors, with great views! We will definitely recommend it to our friends and will stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cozy & close to transportation"
The room was very small, but comfortable. Just make sure that when you leave your room and you give the front desk your key and someone is still in the room, TELL THEM someone is still in the room!!! In Rome, the lights automatically turn out when you leave your hotel !!! The breakfast is very satisfying: pastries, rolls, boiled eggs, yogurt, cheese, […] lunch meat, fruit, cereal, juice and coffee. They are close to the Termini Station and Metro. The Red Hop On/Hop Off Bus is great for tour of the city and to determine your own walking itinerary. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, good value, helpful staff"
Great location with walking distance to Rome Termini and Republica train stations. Many restaurants near hotel. Hotel has reasonable breakfast. Hotel staff very helpful. Quiet and roomy (by EU standards) room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good hotel stay in Rome"
Helpful staff-great new elevator-small room-good closet space-excellent TV BBC CNN NBC available. Lovely dining room ,nice breakfast included. Location practical close to all tour buses,many good Trattorias (Favorite La Fontana al Viminale) .Genuine Expedia guest review
"A great staff made it a great visit to Rome"
You have to look beyond the exterior for the value of this hotel. Like many hotels in the tourist areas of Italy, they have limited space but make the best of it with a very pleasant helpful staff and strategic use of resources. Although close to Rome Termini (which we walked from in the rain), there is no continuous sidewalk convenient to roller suitcases; […] still with 2 suitcases each and a carry on, it was not impossible to walk the 3-4 blocks. The breakfast provided was well above average and a great start to every day. We were able to easily walk to many of the tourist sites (Forum, Colliseum, Pantheon, Trevi fountain , but also take the nearby subway to further destinations (Vatican, Villa Borghese). Also, I must commend the staff who were so helpful when I realized after relocating to Firenze that I had left our passports in the safe in our room. A quick trip on the "fast train" to pick up my contents which the staff had ready and waiting for me, inventoried and signed by two staff members who retrieved the contents, allowed this gaff of mine to be a minimal disruption. I can't remember the names of the two ladies who were so greatly helpful, but I will be eternally grateful Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to Termini train station."
We booked this overpriced hotel through Expedia based on convenience to the Termini train station. We were returning to Rome, having stayed in Tuscany for a week, to catch a flight out the next morning and needed a place to stay near the train station. The guy at the front desk got testy when we would not let him keep our passports openly stacked with […] others. Instead, we gave him copies. He did not like that but accepted them. We never let ANYONE keep our passports and certainly not where anyone could walk by and grab them. Our room was hot, the AC only blew air, and was too noisy (on a busy city street) to open the window. The mattress was very hard as well, so we did not sleep well. Unlike other hotels, you could not take your own wine up to the terrace to watch the sunset but had to buy theirs instead. We were not told until after the fact that guests must buy the hotel's wine and beer. We would have been ok with that but there was no one there to sell it to us! We would not return to this hotel nor recommend it since there are many hotels near the train station from which to choose. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very clean and close to train station. A bit of a walk from most of the sites we wanted to see- the biggest negative. Hotel staff was nice and we got upgraded to a queen bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location - convenient to everywhere!"
Outstanding! Verena at the front desk in the afternoon/evening was the most helpful even though she is relatively new to the hotel staff. Love the location. While an older hotel, the rooms were well appointed, plenty of space and very clean. The hotel has an outside terrace on the 5th floor that is nice for sitting with a drink at the end of the day […] or eating breakfast in the morning. Everything was very good. Only improvement I would recommend is upgrading the internet access system. Had intermittent disconnects but not a show stopper. Great location as we walk across Rome to all the sites you would want to see. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value for the money"
Great location, very friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast (no thrills but good variety and you can't beat the price tag!). Hotel staff was very accomodating and actually talk to each other! The only issue I had with the hotel is the bed as the mattress was very firm. So if you don't like firm mattresses, you may not be comfortable. Overall though, […] this hotel is a very good option and great value for the money. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location, clean, comfortable, helpful staff"
Room was small but adequate. Everything about the hotel is dated; however, spotlessly clean. AC worked well, breakfast was very good. Convenient to Termini, Metro, bus terminal and great local restaurants. Staff answered every question and made suggestions regarding transportation, restaurants, etc.Genuine Expedia guest review
Perfectly located and staff was extremely helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't stay here"
I'll start with the good. 1. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. 2. The location is very close to Termini station so it's very convenient. Now for the bad. I've stayed in my fair share of old hotels but the walls in this one were something special. You could hear everytime anyone on the floor used the bathroom. I'm not just talking about […] the muffled sound of a flush through the wall. I'm talking about it sounding as if they are in the room with you. This of course meant that every neighbor's conversation was clear as a bell too. A good night's sleep was simply not possible as we didn't have ear plugs. The price was not in line with the quality of the hotel at all. Do yourself a favor and stay at the Star Hotel down the street. It was cheaper and far better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"rome not relaxing"
rome is a hard city to cover very exhausting too much to see a do in a week. accept idea that tourist areas are mostly bad restaurants el president by trivoly fountain was good used conard market in terminal .omnia pass was great took tours several days toward end of stay help but several people late returning and bus just left. rome saints martyrs […] and art. to do over i would go to end of a metro walk 3 more blocks and find a hotel i a good area Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Service, Great Location, Great Breakfast"
We had heard about the great location and service of this hotel and were not disappointed. The staff could not have been more helpful and the location is perfectly situated to the Termini subways, buses and trains. The breakfast is outstanding and can be eaten outside on the roof top of the hotel. The rooms are clean yet non descript. The hotel is on […] a relatively quiet street. We would return to Hotel Columbia without hesitation. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Most helpful staff"
Easy to find and walk to from train station. Friendly and helpful staff. Helped us with our tours while in Rome. Excellent room, plenty of space. Luscious linens!! and pillows. Room stayed cool even though it was unseasonably HOT. Breakfast was lovely each morning on their 5th floor terrace. We cannot speak highly enough of the service and assistance […] from the staff. There are also many restaurants within walking distance. And a pharmacy. The location was close enough for us to walk to Trevi fountain, Colosseum, and other beautiful sites. Taxis were easy to come by as well. "hop on hop off" bus stop around the corner. We would definitely stay here again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Overall, a lovely old hotel"
Nice lobby and terrace (for the free breakfast). Very disappointed with the two little twin beds and the ragged, dirty bedspreads. The hotel was quiet and the lady at the desk was very nice and helpful. The bathroom seemed clean enough and the clothesline was a nice quaint touch.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Average small hotel"
Hotel was well located near the train and bus station. Hotel staff was helpful. Wi-Fi was erratic and only worked from time to time. Breakfast was average for a 3 star hotel. Room was small but quiet. Air conditioning was adequate.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable with a Great Breakfast"
The breakfast was the best of all 3 weeks I spent in Italy. The staff is very nice. The rooms were small, but it is pretty typical for Rome and the other amenities made up for it. The ladies who serve coffee during breakfast are so kind and accommodating!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall we enjoyed our stay. Staff was very helpful and attentive. Beds comfortable. Great location for getting around Rome. Street was very noisy at times, but didn't impact my experience too much. Beautiful breakfast room and outdoor terrace. I would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very pleasant stay"
A really cute hotel, well maintained with good amenities. Breakfast on the roof terrace was a delight and the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful especially with a non-Italian speaker like me. Cute balcony on our room with a table and two chairs. The shower was nothing short of fabulous, beds were hard I'm ok with that and the pillow menu was […] a nice touch. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice little place with clean and quaint rooms."
Chose this hotel as it was near Termini Station. Clean, charming rooms. Loved the terrace where breakfast was available. Delicious cappucino, too! My only complaint would be that the Wifi access was problematic.Genuine Expedia guest review
Close to bus and train station as well as colisium.Genuine Expedia guest review
Don't be put off by street (google) views of this hotel. Inside, you'll find clean, modern tastefully decorated rooms and a cool elevator. The street on which it's located is very quiet considering how close it is to the Rome Termini. We were a group of seven with three rooms and two different check-out dates. This was all sorted out with aplomb by […] Samir and his service was reflected by all other staff we dealt with. The weather was unseasonably cool during our visit so we didn't test the a/c, but it's modern and should be fully up to the task. We paid about $215 for our 3rd floor room with an outlook onto a patio. A nice touch is the choice of pillows. On the 5th floor is a small lounge with a patio where breakfast is served. The variety and quality of the breakfast far exceeded our expectations. Negatives? The shower enclosure was a bit small and like any small hotel, a loutish neighbor could be annoying, though we had no problems. All in all, and excellent value and highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful memories of Rome"
We totally enjoyed our trip to Rome, and we were especially pleased with the Hotel Columbia and its wonderful and efficient staff, very accommodating. And they have pleasant smiles and a nice greeting when they see you. The free breakfast buffet was a great way to start our mornings. I am a ‘foodie’ by nature and aside from seeing all the beautiful […] history and art that is Rome, the food was a natural draw. And if your stay allows you a few days at the Columbia, the friendly staff get to know your preferences for coffee, decafe, tea, etc. The buffet selection was decent enough, and it kept my hunger at bay for a good number of hours. There are enough selections, but no fresh fruit; although they have a fruit cocktail. I do not eat pork, but for those that do, I think they offer Prosciutto. And the eggs are hard boiled. Breakfast is served upstairs on the 5th floor. And on nice day the terrace doors are open and it’s extremely lovely to sit outside and eat your breakfast amidst pretty surroundings. The hotel room was clean and we found the bed, mattress, and pillows decent. I think the one thing to remember is that at home, we get to choose our own furniture and bedding selections. When we travel, and especially outside of our own country, it is tough enough to find accommodations that can practically match what we have at home. Overall, for our stay in Rome, we liked the Hotel Columbia very much. Plus, it was also a short walk to the train station. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location for sightseeing can't be beat"
The hotel was very clean the staff very helpful. The location is right near the Termini Rail Station so and easy ride on the express train from the airport. It is location blocks away from a museum of sculpture which is must see. The location is perfect if you are looking to see all Rome has to offer as it is walking distance to both metro lines. One […] is two stops to the Colloseum and the other 5 stops from the Vatican. Perfect central location with very helpful and friendly staff. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Columbia Great staff, breakfast and location"
Very good value for the money and a great hotel staff. Front desk people and the lady at breakfast could not have been more pleasant and helpful. Would definitely stay here againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful quaint, quiet hotel!"
My husband and I have stayed here before. Quiet, quaint, clean. Staff very friendly and helpful, maids wear cute aprons. The breakfast is amazing! Home made jam! Great selection of breads, cheese, meats, eggs. Sit inside or outside on lovely garden patio. Handicap accessable, elevator. My husband travels with a small scooter, and no problems getting […] into room or bath. The hotel even provides a bath chair and a scale that was great for weighing our suitcases. Close to the colliseum and ruins. We also walked to Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain (apx. 1/2 mile). 2 blocks south, opposite side of the street is one of the best gelato/ice cream stores we found in Italy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great place"
First, the hotel staff upgraded us to a larger room. Concierge Anke, when realizing we would be in Rome for only a short time, assessed our priorities and mapped out a route that would maximise our visit. She added some sites that we would have been sorry to miss. Breakfasts at the hotel were delightful. The breakfast staff (we didn't get her name) […] set our table, provided coffee service at the table, and replenished coffee when needed. The buffet was always well stocked with an array of delicious pastries, yogurts, cereal, eggs, meats, cheeses and juices, We had two wonderful and restful nights at the Hotel Columbia. Grazie Mille! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"a hotel with heart"
We had a room on the 2nd floor. You could hear water running behind the bathroom wall. I suppose they know about this because they have thick terry cloth shower curtains. With the shower curtains closed and the bathroom door closed, the noise was not a problem. The room was clean and made up every day. The staff was amazing. It was our birthdays so […] the management sent up a bottle of Riesling on the house! The front desk person also recommended the best place for pizza and pasta in the less touristy area of trastavere. The Wi-Fi didn't work for one day but they called multiple people in to try to fix it. It was working the next morning. Our safe wasn't working but they offered to let us use a manual safe and fixed the electronic one in the room the next day. Overall, there are little kinks in this hotel but the staff's warmth and attentiveness makes up for it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
As we walked through the front door we were greeted with a smile and relieved to learn they spoke English. We were given a great room with a king size bed and delighted to see a fruit basked on the desk. This was an excellent touch after a long days travel. The hotel is in close proximity to the train station and within walking distance to most points […] on interest throughout the city. We would recommend this hotel to a friend and stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Well placed, affordable and clean"
We were pleasantly surprised with Hotel Columbia. The outside is deceiving as inside the hotel is clean, comfortable and well maintained. By no means a 5 star stay, but at half the price and as a solid 3 star we have no complaints.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"a wonderful place to stay"
The staff was courteous and helpful. They called taxis, arranged my internet connection, provided an exceptionally pleasant breakfast in really pleasant surroundings and kept my room in spotless condition. My room was large (with two beds) with a high ceiling (and a very pretty chandelier!). The windows overlooked some Roman rooftops and could be opened. The […] bathroom had a large tub and as well as a bidet which even an American could figure out how to use! Another small, but very handy feature was the pull out clothes line which could easily be retracted when not in use. Plenty of clean towels every day added to a guest's comfort. I stayed eight nights at the Hotel Columbia and truly enjoyed my stay. I miss the roof top terrace with all the nice plantings and view of Rome. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great experience"
7-10 minute easy walk from Termini train station. We were allowed to check in early. Nice room, first floor all the way in the back. Very nice rooftop where you have breakfast. Expect revolving front desk clerks, all were nice and helpful. This leads to a bit of what I consider a potential security issue. You ask for your key by room number and no one […] asks your name. Wireless internet was erratic. I would like to rate the hotel a 4.5. Absolutely recommend. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel for people in transit through Rome"
The hotel staff was very helpful and their breakfast terrace was very nice. The hotel's proximity to Rome's Termini station is a plus for visitors who need to travel out of Rome, although it is a bit far from the traditional tourist stops in the city. The rooms are very spacious (by Italian standards). Visitors should keep in mind that city taxes must […] be paid in cash upon departure. Not having the tax money in cash can result in unnecessary complications as you get ready to catch a train or a cab. In fairness, I believe this applies to every hotel in Rome. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was recommended to me and was a very good recommendation. Both of us were very pleased with the staff and how helpful they were. Very American friendly and the hotel was convenint to a lot of Rome.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Better than expected"
Small, neat and tidy Hotel, very friendly and helpful staff. Room small but very clean and comfortable. Walking distance to Roma Termini train station. Good breakfast buffet.Genuine Expedia guest review
Small rooms. Friendly staff. Good breakfast and serving staff. Wi-Fi Internet was slow and unstableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Columbia Boutique Hotel,."
I first stayed at the Columbia in 2004 with friends and we found it to be an excellent base for viewing all the important historical sites in Rome, with most of them within easy walking distance and even the Vatican merely a longer stroll.The Metro which is nearby makes access to all parts of the city inexpensive and simple. . Although the hotel has […] limited facilities the rooms are good and spacious with tv that offers 3 english news channels and 2 Sky movie channels, and there is a personal safe in the room for valuables.On sunny days breakfast on the roof terrace is a delight. The staff are very helpful and friendly, and the lift is excellent. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"cosy, clean hotel"
very happy with our stay at this hotel. room was smallish but very clean and sweet. would stay there again. breakfast was very good!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Standard room was way below standard"
We had to upgrade the room as the standard room was so wakeful with cot type beds. It ended up costingas. Much as it would have to stay at a way nicer place in a better location.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good location , very clean hotel and very friendly and helpful staff. Would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Find a little Gem"
Great Find a little Gem Great little family hotel within walking distance of all main sights in Rome. Staff very helpful and all spoke English fluently. Breakfast was served on the rooftop and this was very good. Drinks were served all day on the rooftop and it was delightful to come back late in the evening and have nightcap on the roof. Very good […] restaurants nearby within all price ranges. All in all a very good hotel and would recommend it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect location; the terrace was a welcome oasis"
The hotel was very pleasant, and just what we were looking for. The room was smallish, and somewhat (charmingly) old-fashioned, but perfectly comfortable, clean and quiet. The hotel is very conveniently located to the train station, which is what we were looking for because we wanted somewhere to land and rest up after our transatlantic flight before […] heading down to a holiday on Capri. I chose the location because the areas directly to the south and north of the train station can be seedy, while the Hotel Columbia is in a quiet and safe area. The staff were very kind and accommodating, and the terrace was the biggest treat, as it was a quiet oasis unusual in a hotel in that position and at that price. We had a light evening snack and breakfast there and it was perfect. We were a mother-daughter pair, but I would recommend the hotel to anyone. Just a warning that the wifi was not available in the room, but in the lounge and terrace. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and good value"
Close to Rome central train station and walkable to many tourist attractions. Easy to get to the airport via fast train from this hotel. Clean and comfortable rooms, good breakfast with roof terrace and freindly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cosy hotel stay in Rome"
Excellent location esp if you are travelling by trains or coming in from airport. Just 10 min stroll. Also convenient for dining & shopping. Close to hop on & off bus stops which is good for exploring historical Rome/Vatican City. Friendly & pro-active staff. Breakfasts were as good as 4* hotels. Choice of indoor or balcony meals. Although close to […] Termini Roma, the surrounding area appear kempt & secure. Highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent stay at the Columbia Hotel"
Excellent hotel where nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The room was very good standard and spotlessly clean - along with the rest of the hotel. We made use of the bar facility on the top floor of the hotel and it was a relaxing way to spend time on an evening. The rooftop terrace would be good to sit out on when the weather allows. The […] breakfast was more than adequate with a good selection of cereals, pastries and cakes and as much tea and coffee as you wnat. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the railway station and easy walking distance to all the main attractions - with the exception of the Vatican area which would take approx 45 minutes to walk to. We ate in restaurants around the hotel, the wine bar just along the street - La Fontana al Viminale was particularly good and would be recommended. Overall the hotel would come highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"highly recommend this hotel"
Excellent hotel with a lovely breakfast room and terrace and the staff couldn't have been more helpful . Rooms were clean and facilities good. I would return to stay without hesitation.Genuine Expedia guest review
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