Blue Rain0.0 out of 5.0
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I stayed here in March this year with my freind for 4 days. It's definitely not what it's made out to be so please don't book this. We could not get a response from the owner when we arrived, we then had to go to nearby restaurant to get a waiter to translate as the owner does not speak any English. We then got there to discover it was extremely basic and bland, semi clean. For 3 of the 4 days we had no hot water as the boiler had broke. We were made to go down the oldest lift in the world to use a shared bathroom that was not clean at all. We ran out of loo roll as there was no new ones put in the room. The staff don't come in and clean anything while you are there. Only positive is its close to the train station. The place around the blue rain is very intimidating and as two young girls we were very wary. Please don't stay here, pay a bit more and stay in a hotel!
Myself and my partner booked this hotel as we were on a budget and it was a last minute holiday (booked about 4 weeks in advance). First time to Italy. On the first night, we'd stated we would be arriving late (10pm-11pm) because our flight landed at 9pm. Roma Termini can be a little dodgy at night as we found out so we headed straight for the hotel. We found it easily as I'd done a lot of research online. We arrived around 10:10pm and rung the hotel buzzer and there was no answer so I called the number I'd been given. We were told by a nice English speaking lady that she had just left and she would be back in around 15 minutes to let us in. Both myself and my boyfriend were left outside the building on a dark street. We got into the main building through another resident letting us in but had no idea where to go so we sat downstairs. The lady came around half an hour later and let us in. The downstairs entrance is full of bins and disgusting and not a good first impression. The inside of the building isn't very nice either and the elevator is old (we only had an issue with it once). When you actually enter Blue Rain, it is very clean and smells lovely. It's completely different to the main building. We were given our room and told which keys opened where. The receptionist was very nice and spoke good English. She also gave us a map and showed us the best points of interest from the hotel which was nice. The hotel overall is nice, but after a long flight, we ended up annoyed at having to wait to get in. The room was cleaned almost daily (which was fine, we didn't make much mess). It wasn't as noisy as we'd read on previous reviews. There was normal street noise but nothing that ruined the visit. The bathroom was nice but the shower overflowed everytime we used it which meant we had about 3 minutes in the shower before it overflowed. When we first entered the room, the lights were very dull and the lady said she would change them the next day but they were never changed (Again, not a huge problem for us). The TV channels were ONLY in Italian and the wifi was very temperamental. Location was great, next to Roma Termini. As for getting to central part (Colloseum etc), you'd need to be fit to walk here every day. Walking from central back to hotel is largely uphill and a good half hour walk away (i'm 20 and my boyfriend is 23, both fit and struggled some days). Although it sounds like this is an overall bad review, it was actually a really good stay, I just thought I'd point out the bits I'd have liked to have known before going. I would only stay here for a night or two if I had to, passing through Rome. This place is JUST a place to sleep, so don't expect a hotel or anything special, considering the price that's what you should expect anyway! I'd like to emphasise the staff at ALL times were lovely to us, and were more than happy to see us in the morning.
We stayed at Blue Rain for 5 days and although it is basic our room and bathroom were always clean, we had fresh towels and linen.. It was slightly noisy outside because of the Termini station but the location is great and you can catch a train anywhere, staff is super friendly (when they are actually at the hotel) and they can speak english which is a plus... they offer maps and you have 1 set of keys.. however the area you enter before getting into the very old lift stinks as there is the whole property's rubbish, bnut that is beyond the hotels control.. The wifi was decent too
We arrived early evening and found Blue Rain quite difficult to find as we didn't realise that it would within an apartment block up on the 6th floor. This needs to be made much clearer in the booking information! For the price we paid we weren't expecting much, however we were expecting better in terms of cleanliness and facilities. I have stayed in hostels and guest houses in the past and have found them to be of a higher standard. Positives of Blue Rain: Good location - 20 minute walk to the Colosseum and 2 minute walk to the train and metro stations. There also plenty of restaurants nearby. Free wifi which worked well. Negatives of Blue Rain: General cleanliness was poor (bedsheets and towels in particular weren't very clean!). Noise within the apartment - all the rooms are very close together (basically an apartment converted into 5 bedrooms). You could hear other guests in their rooms and in the corridor, on one occasion we were woken up at 5am by persistent door bell ringing and knocking as there were no staff to answer the door! I would not recommend this guest house as I think you could find better for the price.
Where to start?! After arriving late on the Monday night, we called the guesthouse like they told us to. Bearing in mind they knew we were arriving after midnight, we expected to just go in and get to bed after a long day travelling. No such luck. The way we were treated when we called was an utter disgrace and I've rarely been left so furious in my life. The woman said we were too late and there was nobody to let us in. After arguing our case to be let in to the room we'd paid for, she threatened to call the police and told us to go away. So at gone 3am, my girlfriend and I were stuck on the streets of Rome, a place we'd never been to before. After trying a couple of hostels (both of which had people on reception and much friendlier staff), we found a hotel to stay in for about 7 hours. We went back at 11:30 the next morning and phoned again. They answered and told us nobody would be there to check us in until 12:30. So, with suitcases with us, we still couldn't start our holiday! We went back at 12:30 and checked in. They told us we wouldn't get refunded as it was a "no show". Disgraceful. Over the 4 day stay, we found that there was very very rarely any staff about. The 'guesthouse' is pretty much a basic apartment on the 6th floor, of which they've split into a few rooms. To get up to it, you have to pass through a dirty smelly courtyard full of overflowing bins and abandoned bathroom equipment, and pass through 4 locked doors. In the room itself, the air conditioning didn't work which was a nightmare in the 30 degree heat. This meant sweaty bedsheets and multiple showers each day. This is something I could ordinarily put up with but we had the same one towel each for our entire visit and the same unmade bedsheets the whole time. I'll give them a bit of credit, they did mop our dirty floor on the Friday evening, a few hours before we were due to leave. We found that quite amusing! The TV in the room had no signal. Every single night without fail, we were woken up by the buzzer going off multiple times. It was that loud, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was buzzing our actual room and not the reception. Rome is a great city to visit but I'd strongly advise people against staying at the Blue Rain. Stay somewhere where you can fully enjoy the whole experience of this historic city.
When I booked the Blue Rain guest house, I wasn't expecting anything grand for the price. But this guest house was the worst I've ever stayed in and is basically a dirty apartment in a block of flats with the rooms rented out. To access it you have to walk through a courtyard full of overflowing bins and abandoned baths and toilets to get to it. It is 1 star at best and calling it a "guest house" is very generous. My partner and I arrived after midnight as we had a late flight which was then delayed by an hour. We got to the hotel and called the reception (like they told us to) and were refused entry. We were threatened and the woman we spoke to said she would call the police if we didn't leave the premises and said if we didn't like it we should "stay in a 4 star hotel." She is the rudest person I've ever encountered and should not be running a guest house. One thing we did learn as we walked the streets of Rome at half 3 in the morning is that even the hostels have someone on the desk during the night! Luckily there was a much nicer hotel down the road that we could stay at for the night. When we went back the next day we were told we wouldn't get the refund as it had been a "no show." Well it wasn't - we were just not allowed into a room that we had paid for! The air conditioning didn't work (perfect in the 30 degree heat) and the sheets and towels weren't changed the entire 4 days we were there. There is a sign on the door saying they are changed every 3 days, but this didn't happen. If you have a problem then good luck - there is never anyone at the desk; we came and went throughout the days and never saw anyone. A very negative experience and I would advise people to use a different hotel or even a hostel as they know what they are doing more than these people. If I could give this place zero stars I would!
Really polite owners and very helful, the girl at the reception even gave us a map and navigate us, the room was really clean and the barthroom as well! Cheap and comfy! Near termini station, in a quite neighbourhood! Really enjoyed my stay here!
Blue Rain is a reasonably inexpensive guest house next to Termini Station. The rooms are clean and comfortable with appropriate amenities. Gena on reception is very courteous and helpful. She assisted us with everything from laundry to the most inexpensive and practical way to get to Fiumacino (she saved us about Euros 30 for 3 people). Her English is fluent and her politeness, helpfulness and good humour unfailing. She even had a smile after an accident with a bottle of coke on a bed. Maurizio the boss doesn't speak English well but was always cheerful and smiling. Food is easily available and tasty. Pizza, kebabs, pasta... it's all there on the very lively main road a few meters from Blue Rain. This is a great place to stay, and when we return to Rome this is where we will stay.
The responsible lady is very fluent in english unlike most of other hostels in rome. She is very kind and helpful. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Location is awesome! It is pretty close to termini and very central. We definitely recommend it!
Stayed here for two nights and was great for the price clean and the staff were great! Right by the station so it's in a good spot! The area was maybe the only let down with the locals being slightly intimidating! Staff were not there in the night meaning late arrivals were left outside to press the buzzer which was very loud! But you can't complain for the price and the lady behind the desk that welcomed us was great
- Walking distance to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
Located in Esquilino, Blue Rain is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. This 5-room townhouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Rome townhouse are St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, along with 19-inch flat-screen TVs.
Guests of Blue Rain have access to free WiFi in public areas.
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38% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 36 reviews