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Black Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here only last week.... and we too had done our homework. Yes the hotel is basic and a bit of a distance away from the nearest metro station Cornelia... but there was a shuttle bus , which you needed to book yourself onto the night before to get on as it seats only 8 people....otherwise you can get one of the regular buses from Panorama supermarket. Only criticism of the buses is that it's a free for all to get on, with people pushing and shoving to get on an almost full bus and they run roughly every 20-30 if you don't get on you've a bit of a wait! Metro is fine once you're on and literally only 6-7 stops before you're in the centre of Rome. Hotel is basic but we found the staff very friendly , Franco the barman, all the reception staff and Ibrahim in breakfast , who all spoke English (our Italian is rubbish anyway!)and it was perfect for a base, just a shame it's not a bit closer to the metro... but hey ho! The shuttle bus only operates in the morning. Not sure why they don't operate an evening service too? Tea making facilities in the room would have been nice. Clean sheets and towels every day. We enjoyed our stay thanks to everyone at The Black Hotel 👍

We arrived to what we expected to be a modern stylish hotel. It may have been modern and well cared for once, but it now seems tired and in need of some renewal. Our room, although having usual facilities eg; ensuite, air conditioning, TV, fridge, was not, in my opinion, kept to an acceptable standard of cleanliness. Shower was full of black mould and discoloured sealant. We could hear the water of the other guests taking a shower, running through the pipework. There was a pool but this did not appear available for use when we visited. The bar downstairs did not stock Italian beer...when in Rome? The hotel is situated in a suburban area, a reasonable distance (not walking) from the city and its famous sights, a free shuttle service is offered but for three specific times. We were booked in for 3 nights by a travel agent but left after only one night. Would not recommend.

Travelled as 3 friends. Hotel was what we had expected for the price we paid; nice hotel and good room located out of the city centre. We had researched and so knew of the location which was no problem for us considering we had paid a lot less than equivilant hotels in the centre of Rome. The staff were not rude to us, they gave us information about the buses and metro etc. and there was always someone at reception if you needed to speak to someone. The breakfast choices included various breads and toppings which you could toast, bacon, scrambled egg, cheese and ham, fruits, cereal and cakes/croissants. There was a variety of coffee and teas, water and orange or pineapple juice to choose from. The pool was not open but again as we had researched we knew this so it was no surprise to us as it seems it was to other guests. The city tax is €6 per person per night and applies to all hotels in Rome with the price dependant on hotel star rating (so 4* is €6). We travelled to the centre and back a few different ways during our trip; a taxi to Vatican City cost us €20, we also got buses (246 or 247) to/from Cornelia metro station (€1.50 each) near the Panorama supermarket a few minutes walk from the hotel. You could book a free transfer at 8:30, 9:30 or 10:30 from the hotel to Cornelia metro at reception. We also walked to/from the Cornelia metro and hotel which took about 25 minutes and although it was along a dual carriageway there was pavement the whole way and we didn't feel unsafe at anytime. The room was all we wanted, somewhere to chill out after a day seeing the sights and store our things. Our room had 3 single beds as requested, a TV, safe, and minifridge which was stocked with a few drinks and snacks but we did not use this as it was cheaper to buy drinks downstairs or at the supermarket. The only thing we found a bit strange was the frosted glass window in the wall between the shower and room which would've perhaps been more suited for couples than a group of friends! Otherwise the beds and towels were changed every day of our stay (including on a Sunday and bank holiday Monday) and everything worked as you would expect. Overall we found the hotel better than we had expected from some of the bad reviews we had read, perhaps not everyone had been aware of the location and how to get to the centre, or are expecting complete luxury despite the reasonable price. We did our research and so knew what to expect but our stay exceeded what we had expected. If you want to step out of a hotel and walk a few minutes to all of the sights then pay more and stay at a hotel in the centre, but if like us you want a reasonably priced trip to Rome and don't mind the travelling between the centre and hotel then we would definitely recommend Black Hotel.

This hotel is very far out and you have to do a lot of traveling to get to the centre. The buses in rome are not very frequent so it was hard to get around. The receptionist are very unfriendly not willing to help. Breakfast was cold and same thing everyday day. The swimming pool was closed so we ddnt get to use it. Rooms are basic but clean. Also they ddnt tell us about the city tax !! Which came up to 36 euros. Dnt recommend this hotel at all !!!

Do not stay here!!! Staff were very cold and unfriendly. The hotel is very dark and not a 4 star at all. The blinds in the room fell down on me, also the toilet felt like it was gonna fall off the wall. The room just felt very budget.

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. During this time we were barely looked at while spoken to, spoken to in a rude manner, shouted at across the room by one member of staff during breakfast (when my partner went to use the coffee machine which he was told he could do the day before.. to then be shouted at and pointed to like a child saying he couldn't). And to top off our stay when the hotel were queried about a pair of hair straighteners that were undoubtedly left behind upon leaving, they said they were not come across (in other words kept for themselves when found in the room which we stayed in). To agree with another review, the only time which we were smiled at was when we checked out. Would not recommend.

Basic budget hotel which was spotlessly clean the breakfast room was bright and the buffet breakfast was ok though not much for my friend who is gluten free however the young waiter was pleasant and helpful We were not told at check in the shuttle bus had to be booked in advance it only takes 8 people so advisable to book for your stay taxi to metro was 11 euro. the return journey from centre of Rome to hotel was between 14 & 18 euros as the meter has a lower charge at the rank than a call out to a venue . If I return would choose a hotel nearer the centre as it is a bit isolated .

Hot breakfast consists of scrambled egg and bacon. Everything else is cold. The staff are so rude and to be honest the only time the lady at reception smiled was when we left. The room was big but the bed was rock hard. Bathroom was good and clean. The pool was closed and the bar selection was crap. Evening meal.....don't bother trust me. There is a hotel shuttle which will take you to the nearest metro stop but remember when you return its a 45min walk back to hotel. If you take the bus it stops on a dual carriage way and you have to walk on the hard shoulder up a slip road to get back to the hotel. I will not be going back.

The staff are very rude franko the bar tander was the best very helpful breakfast was ok night meal was horrible we booked a taxi to anzo and we couldn't go because my father inlaw was sickthey charged me 50 euros or they were going to call the police

I stayed here last week with my boyfriend for 4 nights, the staff are lovely friendly and extremely helpful! The hotel has a nice black theme but the rooms were bright and spacious, and super clean! Theres also a free shuttle to the nearest metro every morning which was really helpful. However I was disappointed that when booking I didn't notice any information on the swimming pool being closed. I have recently looked to see that it is written write at the bottom of the page (not the hotels fault) but more information would've been appreciated. The gym is nice, however the sauna was not switched on and there were no details on how to use it. The double bed is two single mattresses pushed together which was rather uncomfortable as I kept falling into the middle every night. The hotel is a 40 minute walk from the station so bare this in mind when returning to the hotel! The breakfast we paid for was advertised as 'full breakfast' including a hot meal, however this was just a selection of bacon or scrambled egg. Bathroom is lovely, very clean and bright. The roof top bar is not as it seems, the view was just a giant hedge all round and below is a ramp to a car park! The hotel is close to a supermarket which is useful, theres a lovely restaurant and macdonalds close and theres a pizza restaurant on the campsite opposite. Overall the hotel is good, just a little bit far out of the city, the staff are lovely was just disappointed with the facilities!

Via Raffaello Sardiello 18 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Aurelio, Black Hotel is within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Campo de' Fiori and Castel Sant'Angelo. This 67-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel are also nearby.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All of Black Hotel's 67 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Black Hotel offers a health club, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Economy Room (Single Use)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

46% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 845 reviews