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Best Western Hotel Rivoli
Ranked #538 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed 9 March 2005

Nothing really good to say about this hotel .Staff all seem to have an attitude problem. No safety boxes ,No resturaunt open, No do not disturb signs and as we were on honeymoon we were walked in on many a time .I have stayed at better 2 star hotels. Oh and the tea and coffee making facilities took 4 days to manage to get any.If you can change to another hotel ,if you have already booked ,I would strongly advise it

  • Stayed: February 2005
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Reviewed 13 January 2005

Hotel Rivoli, Rome, Italy
Date: 10th - 12th January 2005

Hotel Rivoli was situated in a safe residential area north of Villa Borghese, up a tight side street from main road and over looking a primary school and high school/college, so was very noisy. The rooms were decorated in very loud oriental design and the walls were padded, however the room, bathroom and the beds were very clean. There was always sufficient boiling hot water. The barman who we nicknamed Larryas he was "as happy as Larry" seemed un-friendly, and lacked humour, however with so much to see and do we did not use the bar, only the breakfast room in a morning.

The facilities in the hotel are minimum and the room service non exsistent. There is a tea/coffee tray you can take to your room, however when we asked, the receptionist didnt know where we could get this.

With all there is to see and do in Rome, this hotel would be ok to stay in if all others where full, but I think when we go to Rome again we will stay more central...but this will probably be reflected in the price we have to pay.

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Reviewed 11 January 2005

I read some of the negative reviews on this Hotel and was somewhat dismayed as I had already booked and paid for my stay. Perhaps that was a good thing, as it turned out to be a pleasant stay. Tea, Coffee making facilities are available for free upon request, ask at reception before heading for your room.

Room was cleaned each day, fresh towels etc. Breakfast was basic with some weird cracker bread, croissants, cornflakes, tea coffee etc. All room amenities were in working order ie shower bath etc.

Most staff were helpful speaking to me in English as I didn't know one word of Italian. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone. The only negative...... the walls are far from sound proofed, so if you are going there for a Romantic weekend well lets just say, be careful otherwise the rest of the Hotel will hear you. Even worse you may end up having to listen to others if you catch my drift.

There is a Metro 10 mins walk from Hotel "Euclide" by turning right out of the Hotel, right and then right again walk down to the end of this road cross over the road and left (for about 20 feet) then take right about 50 feet takes you to Euclide station. You can buy an all day Ticket for 4 Euros, which allows you on Metro, Bus and Tram as often as you like.

The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Colosseum etc are all only Metro stops away from each other. Rome is a great place to visit.

REMEMBER LIKE ALL MAJOR CITIES HAVE A DEATH GRIP ON YOUR PURSE WALLET CAMERA ETC, especially when travelling on the Metro, the busier the train is (people squashed against each other) the greater the risk of being pick-pocketed. THEY WORK IN GROUPS!!!!. I almost lost my camera to some female who managed to get the zip opened on the camera case and get her hand on the camera. Luckily the train jerked and moved her away from me and I could then see what was going on. DONT LET THIS WORRY YOU, you'll have a great time just be VIGILANT.

  • Stayed: January 2005
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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2004

Nice, small hotel located in a quiet and safe neighborhood. More business-oriented than leisure-oriented. Many embassies in the nearby. Friendly staff. Adequate breakfast. Ask for rooms on the upper floors. Third floor is the best. Close to a couple of very good restaurants. Very close to the most important Park in Rome: Villa Borghese. Visit the Museo Borghese, a lovely place, and the National Gallery of Modern Art.

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Boise, ID
Reviewed 13 November 2004

Hotel Rivoli is in a very interesting part of Rome. If you want to experience what life in Rome is like for natives, then stay here. There are good, authentic places to eat and the hotel has a good view of the residential areas from the balcony. The hotel is directly next to a junior high which is sometimes noisy.

As for the hotel itself, it is very average. The rooms are very small and the service is very average (breakfast was bad). The water in my shower would sometimes stop while I was showering and not come back on. There was no toilet paper and there was only one towel.

There are better choices for the money

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Address: Via Taramelli 7, 00197 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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#268 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range: $106 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Hotel Rivoli 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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