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Flann O'Brien Rooms

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When we started looking for hotels in Rome, we quickly noticed that hotels could be very expensive. This hotel was in our price range. The hotel has only a few rooms (4 or 5) and they are on top of an Irish Pub (we did not hear anything from the bar). If you think that you will be spending most of your time out in the streets of Rome, it's perfect! The room was very acceptable, not too small and simple furniture. "Nothing Fancy" but we did not care. The bathroom was small and had no bathtub, just a shower. They offer a Free Continental Breakfast served in the Irish Pub below. It's a Coffee, Hot Milk or Tea served with a couple buns and jams. If you think it's not enough, you can select something else from the Breakfast Menu and you just pay the difference. You need to check in inside the Irish Pub to get your keys. There is a separate door to get to the rooms. The girl at check in took us up to our room and explained everything. We found them friendly at the bar. Our room was clean. If you don't mind walking a little bit to get to the tourist areas, you'll like it. We would go back! Once again, don't expect a luxury hotel. Positive Close to the Termini Train Station (10 - 12 minute walk) Quiet On a main road (Via Nazionale) Air Conditioning works very well (close the windows or it does not work) 20 minutes away from most attractions (Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, etc.) A small safe in the room A mini fridge in the room Negative Steep steps to go up to the rooms Could be noisy if someone talks too loud in the hallway The bed was a little bit too firm

Stayed for 5 nights in a dbl room (104) . Small room but has everything needed , fridge , TV ( only found 1 channel in English ) but ok didn't spend much time in room ,bed amazing , pillows ok , bathroom very small , but has everything you need ( shower cubicle very small ) , fresh towels every 2 nd day ( can get everyday if you ask) ..can't fault it for the price .. Breakfast included is only small , the pub is a great spot , we only ate there once but was on par with a lot of restaurants around ...wifi good . Close to everything ..would recommend .. We stayed above the pub , ( only 4 here but there are more rooms down the street )

Was a good size room in a good area .was nothing fancy but im never in my room but to sleep . Bed was comfy and room was clean the shower was small , too small, and bring your own shampoo there was non provided or soap there was a few bottles of body wash, there was a coffee machine in the hall but not in your room , coffe was good.its on the second floor but theres a small elevator , lots of food in the area , small store and a mcdonalds at the end of the block .we didnt eat the breakfast at the resturant till our last day , we enjoyed it and wished we had , was coffee, orange juice, Cresent and a roll with some jam .so its nothing fancy but for the price cant be beat , would stay again

I went to Rome for the first time with my mom. First we had an hotel outside of Rome but we decided to get an Hotel on a good location for a reasonable price. The room was across the street of the Hotel, we stayed in the room in Via Firenze. It was an standard accommodation which suffied our needs for our short stay. It was all a bit worn out, but on the upside very clean. We had a nice welcome and got a map of Rome with all the must see's. Breakfast was simple, but a great way to start off a busy day. I would stay here again because of the price and location.

Went to Rome as a group of lads for 6 Nations rugby and the Flann was ideal. Greta central location just a short walk from Republicca Metro and an easy stroll from Termini too. Check in was great and they even telephoned us to make sure we found the place ok. We were in "the annexe" which is a floor in a nearby building. It was a great old European block. The lift was a little ropey and worked intermittently but the stairs weren't too much trouble. There were four keys required for access etc which were a little burdensome. The room was fine. It was clean and everything worked. The décor needed some attention but didn't overly detract from the weekend. Make no mistake though. These rooms are not a modern hotel room and if you expect that, look elsewhere. For €52 per person per night including breakfast in a European capital however, they represent excellent value. I found the bed clean and comfortable and I slept easily - although to be fair, I had been drinking on both nights. everything worked in the bathroom although the shower wall was a little unsightly with peeling paint and the shower door was a little tight for the "bigger boned gentleman". Breakfast was served in the Flann O'Brien Pub. There was a free continental included but an option to upgrade from the restaurant menu. We upgraded for the full irish brekky which was unusual. Two friend eggs, two rashers of bacon, borlotti beans in spicy sauce and some very salty Italian sausage served with two slices of toast and some French fries & lettuce. It was however surprisingly tasty and we had it on both mornings for a €6 charge. All in all, a good experience and I will definitely stay again.

I was there last month with my fiancé. We booked one room for 2 nights and it was terrible. The walls really dirty and the window really small, so we was asking for another room and the 2nd one was the same and we said No again. We was about to give them the key and book another room in another hotel,so when they heard this they offer us another room. This one was much bigger but the same dirty walls,the window didn't close properly,the blanket was dirty and no heat in the room. We had just the air conditioner who was giving some heat but we had a really bad headache next day after using it. So NO,we don't recommend it to somebody else. The only thing good was the distance from the centre! We cannot understand why in such a good located hotel they don't have good conditions. They should definitely renovate it!

Checked in at the local pub and someone took us to the room. A little tatty around the edges, but it did the job and the location is pretty good. Next morning whilst out and about the Flann Pub phoned me, and after five minutes or so I managed to get out of her that I needed to pay the tourist tax (3.50 euros per person per night) OK I said I'll leave it in the room. Next morning she calls again - yes I said it's there. Why they couldn't have asked during check in or check out I don't know. Breakfast was included and consisted of juice, coffee and a croissant, served to us it seemed rather haughtily.

Located near the Roma Termini station and the Opera House Metro, Flann O'Brien rooms are a great place for a couple who can climb stairs. AC, TV, and internet make it good for crashing after a good, long day of sight-seeing, and the included breakfast is a good start to the morning. It's NOT a luxury suite, but it's clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful. It is near a busy street, so don't expect a quiet afternoon nap, but the night and early morning aren't bad, as long as no one leaves a bag of trash out for the seagulls to find (!!).

We have recently returned from a 7 night stay at Flann O'Brien rooms. I researched for a few days before eventually booking this establishment as we wanted a reasonably priced room with breakfast, within walking distance of everything and with good reviews and Flanns ticked all the boxes. On arrival we were taken to a building on a side street across the road from the restaurant, with our room located upstairs at the back of the property with a rather lovely antiquated caged lift which I thought was an asset to the whole property. We were informed that two other rooms will become available in two days if we would prefer to change rooms. Our room was exceptionally quiet being at the back but rather small, the bathroom was also small and the curtain didn't quite fit the window and being overlooked from another building I didn't like it and to be honest it was all looking a little tired and in need of some tlc. The bed was lovely and comfy, the pillows were the worst I have experienced and were filled with what I can only describe as little bits of foam and were almost completely flat. The sheets were clean but I am quite certain the blankets supplied (no duvet) are not changed after each guest. The room had a working fridge, supplied with a few items you can purchase. The one thing I would have liked supplied being British would have been a kettle. After two nights we moved to a triple sized room with a balcony that overlooked the street, this was so much better. A much bigger room, bathroom had no window and was a reasonable size. Same applied regarding the bedding and pillows that I previously stated in the first room. One thing I will mention is that the shower cubicles in both rooms were extremely small. A larger person may find them a little difficult to get into as the doors didn't open very wide in my opinion. The rooms are cleaned every day (They are reasonably clean) and towels changed every other day. Breakfast is over the road at the main restaurant and I knew not to expect much but I was pleasantly surprised and very much enjoyed my coffee, croissant or French toast, jams and spreads and large glass of orange juice every morning, only once did we upgrade to a cooked breakfast but I preferred the one that is included in your stay. We ate at the restaurant a couple of times of an evening during our stay and the food was really nice, not cheap being in the capital city as you can imagine but not overly expensive either. We did find the alcohol more expensive than home prices. The staff both of a morning and of an evening were lovely and very helpful in answering any questions we had, they all spoke English well and made us feel very welcome. You will be spoilt for choice in the area for restaurants, they are everywhere. We found a lovely Chinese restaurant a couple of roads away and we were suprised how affordable they were plus the food was really good. The main thing is the location. It really couldn't be better. The area was clean with plenty of shops on the main road for everything, even a small supermarket that was really reasonably priced for drinks etc. All the attractions are within walking distance, as is the train station, if you are not up for walking they have a regular bus service that will take you to all the main places (if you can get on it, people squish themselves on until the door can barely close) and the metro is also cheap and runs regular. We only used the metro once to visit Vatican City as we wanted to arrive early and it would have been a good 40-50 min walk. I absolutely loved Rome, we walked for hours a day seeing all the sites and taking the whole city in. All the designer shops are there if you really plan on treating yourself but with many affordable establishments too. Street sellers can be annoying at times, if I was offered a selfie stick less than 30 times a day, it was a good day....I got quite good at ignoring them as if you stop to converse you will be there forever explaining why you don't need whatever they are pushing on you and you will probably end up buying it to just get away. All in all I would recommend the eternal city of Rome for a fantastic historical holiday and I would also recommend Flann O'Briens for a reasonably priced stay with just the perfect location.

The flann o briens bar / restaurant in Rome Is a great Irish themed bar with good food a very varied menu food is very well priced drinks are expensive but that's city prices.friendly staff a great place to unwind from a long day of sightseeing plenty of seating both inside and outside

Via Nazionale 17 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Repubblica, Flann O'Brien Rooms is adjacent to Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. This 10-room townhouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Trevi Fountain and Piazza Venezia are also within a short walk.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 10 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bidets. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Flann O'Brien Rooms features free WiFi in public areas and express check-out. For transportation, you can make use of a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) for EUR 45 per vehicle, as well as limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services and luggage storage.

Room options

Economy Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 151 reviews