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Ateneo Garden Palace

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel is situated an easy 10min walk from the Train/Bus/Metro Station.location is good with lots of little bars and restaurants around. 100mtrs from the Infamous Formula 1 Pizza Rest. Hotel is very clean and rooms are spacious. Bit too warm at times but I’m sure I could have resolved that if needed. Breakfast is on the Roof/Breakfast Terrace in a glass enclosed structure. Decent views to go along with a varied breakfast (Buffet style) Hotel staff really helpful. (Printed of my match tickets and 16 Boarding Passes) Mini bar has no booze but plenty of shops to stock up on if needed. So a big thumbs up from me.

The room was a bit stuffy when I arrived but had a balcony over a lovely courtyard so I could let in fresh air. It had a lovely bath. The breakfast area was on the roof and you could sit outside. The wifi signal was good. The breakfast had a nice variety but was the same everyday It was in a quiet neighbourhood with a few little food shops and restaurants. It was a 10 minute walk from the station, about 25 minutes to the colliseum and less than that to the university. To get to the main town you have to cross the station area where there was evidence of people sleeping rough. There were lots of people walking in that area during the day at least. I think there is a metro station nearby but I did not need to use it

I can't believe this hotel has a four star rating. In fact, so much that I have to wonder if we are talking about the same hotel. Many comments are made of being close to the railway station, and I suppose that if you get dumped at a hotel and have to walk to the train, this could be a plus. It was next to a charming little park, but it was filled with homeless people who slept on the benches. I wouldn't feel comfortable walking about in the evening due to that and the look of the general area around the hotel. We stayed the first two nights in one room and a final night in a different room. The photos of the rooms on the internet are extremely deceiving related to the size I experienced. the first room was about half what you see, and the second room was somewhat larger. Another friend had a room even smaller - maybe 10 by 10. If you choose to stay here, ask for one of the four "Junior Suites" and you might get one the size in the photos. The furniture was worn and looked like it came straight out of a garage sale. The bed and pillows were hard as a rock. The headboard isn't really a headboard, it is some trim nailed to the wall. In both of our rooms we had only a shower that was about the size you would see in a travel trailer. And, rather than a door that opens there were two small sliding doors that came together in a corner. In one of the baths one side was off the track and threatening to fall. In the other room the bottom hinge of the door to the bath had pulled out of the door frame and the door was hanging on two small upper hinges - it would barely open all the way. There was mold in the bottom of the shower and the door frame was splintered at the top with raw wood showing in the missing part. Everywhere needed paint touch-ups - or really just a new paint job. The ledges above the stairs had dust so thick you could write in it. We shared one of our baths with a troop of ants. The "bar" is a large lobby area with a very small bar that if you can summon one of the staff, you can get a drink in the afternoon and evening. It's not really a bar like you think of in a hotel.. The best thing about the breakfast was the pastries. They were great - but then they always are in Europe. It was the same thing everyday with the only hot items being basic scrambled eggs and bacon that look like it had been steamed - awful! I wasn't expecting the Ritz due to the relative cost of the trip we booked, but I didn't expect to stay in something this rundown. The only reason I even gave it one star is that the people really did try hard and were very nice. The only things I can make good comments about are that the staff do try hard (although I don't think there are more than three people working there) and the abundant graffiti on the nearby buildings is colorful and creative.

We stayed her for 3 nights on our arrival to Rome. The first room we were supposed to have was not cleaned after the last guest so they upgraded us to a king suite that overlooked the courtyard. It was very spacious including the bathroom and was very comfortable. No complaints. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The courtyard was very nice and peaceful. We sat out there each night and enjoyed a few bottles of wine or beer which we bought conveniently at the market across the street. The breakfast was ok. Nothing outstanding but ok. Selection of cheeses, meats, pastries and cereals. Yes there was a small green/ tree'd area in the front of the hotel which was dirty and where many homeless slept or were hanging out. We did not have any issues with them nor a problem with them either. We shared food with them on occasion on or way back to our hotel. Don't expect the Ritz Carlton and you won't be disappointed. We were there on a tour and this was the hotel chosen for that stay. Overall we were pleased with the hotel itself. The area in which is was in was not an area I would want to walk to places from. I only have 2 photos of our King bed room as included 2 of the beautiful buildings which were across from the hotel. Between these buildings and our hotel was the green space area I mentioned.

The hotel was perfect for our needs as we had to go to the UK Visa & Immigration office. We found the staff very friendly, the room was clean and spacious. The bed and pillows were comfortable. Breakfast was enough, but no hot food was served. We found the area between the hotel and Termini station a bit dodgy. The only critisism we have: we were supplied only one bidet towel (for 2 guests) and the water in the shower didn't drain away whilst showering.

The staff at this hotel was kind and very helpful. Having said that, the hotel itself needs a cleaning from the floor to the rafters. Our group encountered three rooms with bugs either in the bed itself or in the room. Different types of bugs. Just disgusting. The staff moved our rooms each time, but that didn't make any of us feel any calmer about sleeping there for the night. The neighborhood is terrible. It is steps away from a soup kitchen for the homeless and the piazza that faces the hotel is filled with the homeless sleeping on benches. The piazza is covered in litter. (I'm from NY - I get that the sidewalks will be messy/dirty) but this was disgusting. Our group did not feel safe enough to go out at night, unless we were in larger groups. The poor begged for money, tried to reach out and touch some of us as we passed by and I personally saw one man repeatedly come to the hotel main entrance and beg the desk clerk for something to eat/money. VERY disappointed in this place.

Hotel Ateneo is conveniently located near the train station, La Sapienza University, and the Centro Congressi Frentani. For business in this area, the location is great, but it is not conveniently sited for the sight-seeing tourist. Restaurants in the surrounding neighborhood are good quality and moderately priced. Rooms are spacious, quiet, and many have pleasant views of the garden courtyard. The furniture in the large common areas is also very comfortable; however, the matrtesses on the beds are extraordinarily firm, bordering on uncomfortable. While breakfast is about average in quality and the bar is poorly stocked, the staff are gracious, friendly, and helpful.

We reached Rome for a three nights trip . Our agent had booked us in BW Tora Vergatta Hotel , in Rome . But when we reached there by taxi , we realised that hotel was way too far off from the city ? In fact we paid 68 Euros from Train station in Rome to the hotel . Immediately we decided to change the hotel n on net we booked Anteneo Garden Palace Hotel . Wonderful staff , very comfortable room , AC, fantastic breakfast . Walking distance from The Rome train terminal , Metro and Other places of interest . Would recommend it to anyone who visit Rome for site seeing purposes . We had a wonderful stay here .

Really loved the main floor terrace, we sat out there at night and it was lovely. We loved we had a balcony that had flowering gardenias. Rooms were nice enough and had small refrigerator. Closets were lite and well designed. There are restaurants across and down the street and also a small convenience store as well. Lobby is really pretty. Breakfast was nice just wish there were cooked scrambled eggs instead of just hard boiled eggs.

The Hotel is quite classy, and with a distinct retro-luxury mood. The room was incredibly big, especially the very high ceiling was impressive, making you feel like you're sleeping in an aristocratic "palazzo". A very nice touch is the terrace where you have breakfast, which is on the rooftop. giving a nice view outside; a pretty nice way to start a working day. All considered, is highly recommended.

Via dei Salentini 1/3 Rome

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 2 bars/lounges

Located in San Lorenzo, Ateneo Garden Palace is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. This 57-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Rome and also close to Colosseum and Trevi Fountain.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All 57 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Ateneo Garden Palace enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Offsite parking is available for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 256 reviews