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Grand Hotel Gianicolo

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel grounds were absolutely gorgeous, definitely unlike the other hotel stays visited. I can imagine how lovely the pool would be during the warmer months. The hotel is definitely a remote oasis on top of a huge hill, kind of far from the main attractions. Despite the lovely hotel grounds, the rooms were quite dusty and noisy. The walls were very thin and apparently there was a wedding on the top floor one of the nights, so we could hear the loud clapping and stomping from the attendees. The cleaning staff also started early in the morning (before 10am), so we would be awaken by the movement of furniture and the vacuum. The shower also leaked, creating a puddle in the bathroom each day; the shower head was also loosely screwed so we would have water spouting in each direction. The temperature of the water was also tricky; would go from one temperature extreme to the next with just a slight turn of the handle. The hotel staff did not speak much English so it was difficult to share our complaints with minimal miscommunication. We also had difficulties connecting to the wifi and through the latter half of our stay we had to stand near the door to get any connection. I know others will say the point is not to be on your phone during vacation; that was the case for the majority of the trip, but when we got back to the hotel we wanted to check in with friends and family back home, but could not do so due to the faulty wifi connection. Overall the hotel was reasonable.

The room was small, but overall it was a good experience

Highly Recommended. The view was gorgeous, staff friendly and helpful, everything was great.

This is a nice hotel, a good respite from the hustle and bustle of the Rome city centre. The gardens, patios, and pool are lovely, as are other public spaces. Our room was small and a bit dated, but clean and cool. All staff were very accommodating There are several restaurants within a few minutes walk and the hotel restaurant is good. Breakfast was very nice. Less than a 10 minute walk to lovely park, fountains, and overlook of Rome. Take a short taxi ride down the hill to Trastevere for much shopping and dining. Loved it!

We had a terrible experience with this hotel. First of all, we had to change rooms twice. The first room was too small and the A/C was not working properly. In the second room the toilet lid was not properly attached and slid over to one side. In addition the shower attachment knob was broken and the shower soaked the floor. The rooms did not have a coffee maker or an appliance to heat water. The only ice maker was located in the bar area. I was not too surprised by this and spoke with the manager to ask if there might be a way for me to make iced tea. She said this would not be a problem and that we could use the electric hot water urn located in the bar and they would provide us ice from the bar. She said we could do this anytime we wished. This was not a problem at first because we didn't get back until late in the evening everyday. However, one day we came back around 6:00 PM and I went to the bar to make tea. There were people sitting at a table in the bar at that time. I sat my tea pot under the urn and turned it up to the proper setting to make tea. While we were waiting, we each had a cookie. There were always cookies on a tray in the bar. Suddenly a lady approached me and said that they had paid for everthing in the room. I replied, "even the water". She said I could have water but they had paid for the room and the cookies. I apologized and told her we had no idea. A few minutes later the manager came in and told us we needed to leave the bar area. I told her I was waiting for the water to heat up. To my amazement, she turned the spigot on and started to fill my tea pot! At the same time she said "it's hot enough." No one should have to endure such embarrassment and humiliation. The rest of the staff were very friendly and courteous.

Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi, 107 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Close to St. Peter's Basilica and Campo de' Fiori
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Gianicolo, Grand Hotel Gianicolo is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as St. Peter's Basilica and Campo de' Fiori. This 48-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, it's also near Piazza Navona and Pantheon.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All of Grand Hotel Gianicolo's 48 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Grand Hotel Gianicolo enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and coffee/tea in a common area.