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Athena Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location is ok for the price, rooms are dated and very basic as you'd expect. The biggest problem is plumbing in this hotel. For some reason, whenever anyone opens the tap or shower on the floor, there's a squeking sound in the taps and pipes in the room which is loud and unpleasant. I couldn't sleep because of the noise which was regular, even in this low season. Consider how bad it would be when hotel is fully occupied. This would be unacceptable if you're with kids

I recently sted in this hotel with my girlfriend for 3 nights. Basic, clean and cozy hotel. Friendly staff. Train station within 5 minutes walk. Couple of quiet bars around. We were given a map on arrival and explained how to get to all the major tourist attractions

Stayed at this hotel in July. Great location for getting around Rome. We had a room in annexe around the corner. Bit of noise at night due to bars but otherwise it was fine. Good continental breakfast. Friendly helpful staff, basic city hotel but would use it again on our next trip back to Rome.

I stayed at this hotel with a small group of friends. Reception team was extremely helpful, gave maps for the city and even called us taxis when we required them. In the end I extended my stay they allowed me to print new boarding passes and take advantage of the hotel laptop. They was very helpful! The rooms was clean but basic. The price was very reasonable. I stayed in a room alone and it was the perfect size for one. It's the perfect location a short walk from main termini and even close to bologna metro too. Plenty of food and shops nearby if you don't fancy walking far out. Definately would stay again.

I had the unfortunate experience to stay at this hotel for 7 days when I was between apartments in Rome, and holy mother of god, what a horrible experience that was! The building itself, the rooms, the furniture, everything is so old and smelly. Besides the horrible general odour, the bathroom had mould in it, the TV didn't work, the AC was so loud and blew out dust and a bad smell when it was on (so in the summer heats of Rome i hardly ever used it), the people that work there seem to hate their jobs and were so unfriendly. The list goes on and on.. I would strongly recommend you book a decent place (or worst case scenario a hostel) instead of staying here.

My husband and I booked a double room for our honeymoon, and when we got to the hotel they gave us a nice room. But after 5 min the man from the reception knocked on our door to tell us that there was a mistake with our room. So he told us we would have to go to a smaller room with a SINGLE bed, or walk to a different hotel. So I showed him my reservation that says we booked a double room but he didn't care he told us to take the single bed or go to a different hotel where he booked us a room. We decided to go to a different hotel because that place was terrible. Would never recommend this place, not even for the cheap price, not worth it. Instead of enjoying the city we had to deal with this terrible place and its employees.

This hotel is in a good location, only a few mins walk to the metro and surrounded by plenty of bars and restaurants in walking distance. There was one lovely receptionist, a young man who was very helpful. We had a double room, with a balcony and an en suite. It was clean but dated and could take some TLC. There was a small tv which we never used, a fridge which was great for keeping water cool, and an AC unit on the wall. However, when we turned this on, it made lots of noise but didn't seem to cool the room. So when I asked at reception about this they said they wouldn't fix it because I had paid for an economy room, which doesn't include AC. I didn't realise this because I booked through an agent and when I looked on the hotels website they advertise that they have AC, and don't explain that it's not in all rooms. They told me if I wanted it fixed I would have to pay extra. Furthermore, the door to the balcony was broken when we got there on the first night so we had to also get this fixed. This was a strange experience as the receptionist/handyman who came to fix it tickled my sisters feet, uninvited when he left the room. This seemed very inappropriate. I had paid for breakfast in advance which I wouldn't recommend. At 5€ per person per day it's not really worth it. Pretty poor selection of pastries, bread and cereal, no fruit. And when I left the hotel they tried to charge me again for the breakfasts. The hotel was fine, for what I paid but It felt like they try to take advantage of their guests at times and charge them more for things during their stay, especially young guest like me and my sister.

I booked a double room without AC via Amoma.com for five nights for my very-first stay in Rome. First of all everyone should avoid from Amoma, as if there’s a problem, no one will be there to speak with or to help you. I booked the room for a ridiculous price, but we never expected the horror, that we were able to experience. At the reception one of the five or six receptionist, with whom we met during our stay in Hotel Athena, - gave us the key for our room (room 192), and led us to our “room”. The door was suspicious, as it was made out of metal, instead of wood of the other hotel-room-doors. We entered into the “room”, which can be better describe as a hole: the room was not bigger than 3 meters by 1.8 meters, plus the place, where you may have a shower (called bathroom). You may ask, how a double bed could fit into such a small room: nohow. We were given a bed with the size of 100 cm by 200 cm for two adult men instead of the promised real double bed. The room was dark, hot, small and it reminded me of labor-accommodations, where the workers sleep. We knew, it is not the place, where we are able to sleep. So I went to the receptionist, and I told him my problems (especially with the bed). He told me that he understood them, but unfortunately the hotel is fully booked until tomorrow, but he would manage it. He asked for our patience, promised us that from next day we could move to another room (to a real hotel room), and we were given a free breakfast as well. We were not happy, but thought that our problem would be solved. We were really naïve. Next day we moved out from our room, and our stuffs were locked into the boss’ office. We ate our breakfast and we headed to the city. As we returned to the hotel, another receptionist was there, and he gave us our new room’s key. But before we got the key, he told us that we would need to pay an extra fee for the AC, as our new room had one. I told him OK, with the fear of not getting the key in case of disagreement. We got a normal room, which was totally OK. I went back to the reception to tell him my objections of the extra fee as we had already paid the whole amount of money online. I showed him my voucher, which said we should not pay beside the city tax a single penny. He showed me his voucher, which was totally different from mine, with the name of a different agency: Jumbonline.com instead of Amoma.com. He told me it is not his problem, discuss it with my agency. (Which doesn’t exist at all – I suspect, as I could reach via phone at Amoma no one.). I told him that I wanted to talk with his boss, who was not in until next day. Next day in the morning I went into the boss’ office, and I told him my problems: our humiliating former-room with the 100 cm wide bed and the AC-fee-problem. I couldn’t say anything after the answer that I was given: they had thought, that for two young adults room 192 (the small dark, hot hole) would be ok for the amount money that we had paid, but as a “gift”, we needed to pay less for the AC. I told him OK, to end this horror-ride. Last day during check-out we paid the city tax, but they didn’t charge us a single penny for the AC: I think they forgot to charge us, and we left the hotel. To sum up my story: 1. Never ever book via Amoma.com 2. Never accept room 192: it’s a room where the receptionist can sleep for an hour or two. (called economy room, but during the booking no one mentioned us this room-type). 3. Don’t think that the receptionists or the boss want to help you in the sense of the best guest-experience. 4. If you are young or you don’t speak Italian, you will have serious problems, as they are going to exploit them against you. We are definitely never ever going to stay there again. Remember: If you buy cheaply you pay dearly.

The hotel it's not very far from Termini area ( we walked 25 minutes with small luggages). It is situated in an university area, and in the night it might be loud because the students from bars. The rooms are clean and ok, the bathroom could be better.the room was not very cozy, but it was ok for our trip - visiting purpose. I would give a better rating for the breakfast which was quite ok. The hotel is also situated at level 1 in a building where you can go in only if there is someone at the reception. Overall, a good choice for a city break ( 2-3 nights), central location and good prices.

The hotel was very basic but for the price is ok, if you want something more confortable then be prepared to pay double the money. It is ok to crash in after a tiring day visiting beautiful Rome. Basic Breakfast was provided but you can have a delicious breakfast outside if you are for more quality food, at least the expresso was good. We were lucky as the weather was beautiful, sunny 27 degrees which made the 2 days stay quite enjoyable.

Via Ercole Pasquali 3 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in Policlinico, Athena Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Borghese Gallery. This 30-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Rome hotel are Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Villa Borghese.


Dining

Free breakfast is offered each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Athena Hotel's 30 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Athena Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and laundry facilities. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

40% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 353 reviews