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Hotel Cilicia

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Don't understand the bad reviews on this hotel as me and my boyfriend loved staying here.....the staff were very helpful and the hotel was nice and clean. Would deffo recommend and if i ever come back to rome I would be staying here again.

I stayed at this hotel for 3 days. The hotel was pretty classic and really suited the Italian charm. Our room was on 3rd floor. The lift was really small, maybe could only fit 3 persons with luggage. The receptionist was really cheerful and helpful, as she tried her best to accommodate our needs. The room was quite spacious for 2 person, and it had mini fridge where we could store our snacks there (There was a big supermarket 10 minutes walking from this hotel). The bathroom were really spacious. The breakfast was standard, but it has so many bread selection which accommodate people with diet restriction due to religious reason (We were Muslims so we couldn't eat pork). The location was accessible with Rome Bus system. The nearest bus stop is only 3 minutes walk from hotel. Overall great stay.

Me and my partner stayed here for 3 nights for a long weekend in Rome. The transfer to the hotel from the airport was about 30 minutes, might of been quicker with how the Italians drive! The lady on the front desk was helpful and informed us that our room was not ready. When asking how long the wait would be she couldn't give us an answer, we were unsure to stay in the hotel lobby and wait for the room to be ready or we could of left are bags with reception. We opted to stay and wait after a long time traveling. The wait for the room wasn't to long and the room ticked all the boxes we were after. Breakfast was good with a section of meats, bread, cereals, fruit and yogurts. Location was good, about a 30 minute walk to the colosseum and we found a lovely park about 15 minutes away from the hotel where it was nice to watch the world go by after a couple of busy days sightseeing. When leaving the hotel, turn right... Walk straight up to find mini supermarkets, food, ice cream and other types of shops. Can definitely recommend Picnic to eat. Checking out we were greeted with a different lady on reception, she wasn't that helpful and pretty grumpy. There was no "how was your stay?" Or any questions like that. Just wanted us to pay the €4 each a night tax and tried to charge us from something from the bar, which we hadn't had. After discussing something in Italian with a man behind the desk with her and a lot of pointing at us, she reluctantly let us just pay the €24 tax. Wasn't the best way to end the trip.

The hotel was nice but the room I had was facing onto the main road which was noisy at night room 413 the staff at this hotel could not do anything more the hotel should consider adding a shuttle service to the train station

There are mixed reviews about this hotel. We found the accommodation was okay, it was very nice just a little tired. I loved the Staircase and the floor in reception and the restaurant. I understand from the blurb on the website that it was built in the 1950s, so these must be part of the original fabric of the hotel. Breakfast was so so. The only thing that changed was the tinned fruit, Prunes, peaches or pears seemed to alternate. So yes in some aspects it was a 3 star hotel, but the management seem to have a passion for plastic! The orange juice on the breakfast buffet is not orange juice at all but some nasty reconstituted powdered orange drink, which was served in plastic cups. Also in our room we did have tea and coffee making facilities but with horrible polystyrene cups, and plastic cups in the bathroom. Along with the cheap 1 ply serviettes in the breakfast room. it seemed to bring it down to the level of a budget hotel. Its a shame because they are only silly little things, but they detracted from the ambiance of the hotel and dragged it down a couple of levels. A case of cost cutting gone just a little bit too far. The location made the hotel cheaper, but if I went to Rome again, I would pick somewhere a bit closer. If you want to walk out of your hotel, and pop into a local coffee bar our restaurant and watch the world go by, this is not it! Its located on a busy main road in the suburbs, there are a couple of restaurants nearby, about a 10 minute walk. first one we found was a quite nice Asian Restaurant, Hari's. If you like a cupa in the morning, take your own china!

We didn't choose the hotel (it came as part of a BA package) and we were slightly apprehensive after reading some of the reviews, but we needn't have worried. Yes, there's a hint of faded grandeur, but that's true of a lot of good hotels in Italy. Our room was fine, bed comfy, breakfast a typically Italian offering and we were surprised to find that the restaurant was also open in the evenings - we ate there once and it was pretty good. The staff were polite, friendly and very patient with my attempts to speak my newly-learned Italian to them. It's on the south side of the city, just outside the walls, so it's a bit of a walk to the main historical sites (30 minutes walk to the Colosseum) but there's a good, frequent bus service a few hundred metres away (360 to Termini and on to Villa Borghese, 673 to Colsseo) and the metro is about a 15-minute walk. Downsides: the in-room Wi-Fi is pretty poor and refused to connect to many websites (though there's decent free Internet in reception for guests to use), and you might want to bring your own bath plug, but no other major issues. I'd happily stay there again, particularly with the deal BA offered on this occasion.

Where to start I have stayed in 3-5 star hotels around the world and this has been the worst one yet NO WAY IS THIS HOLE EVEN NEAR A 2 star never mind a 3 star. Where to start on arrival it looks like something out of the bronx and the part of the so called city is a pure dump graffiti everywhere and its miles away from any normal nice things. The staff are as helpfull as a blunt knife and can’t understand anything we say and mr and mrs F-n happy at breakfast was terrible also. The room well let’s see on inspection was horrible the bed smelled funny the tv has no British channels and is the size of an iPad we had the worst bathroom ever a bath with no plug a shower was a pipe coming out the wall with more mould on it than you get from Stilton cheese. I wanted to call jack Nicholson and ask if there was any spare rooms at the shining hotel as I’d rather be fu-kn murdered than stay another minute in this hole. Even the cups in the room where polystyrene and small the beggars outside had better cups. To be honest I think they even had better accommodation also. Please don’t stay here go to the president hotel it’s the same price but it’s amazing compared to this hole.

This is a perfectly adequate, modest, traditional hotel, quite spacious. Better than average continental breakfast buffet, don't think they did other meals. Some good local restaurants. The staff were friendly and helpful, especially the previously mentioned young receptionist. It was a fair hike direct to the Metro whose 3 day ticket (buy from adjacent bar at station) was well used. We then walked over 10 km each day site seeing. Unfortunately we never figured out the buses.

Staff are very friendly and happy to help. Language was nnot a barrier and communication was fluid. Bedrooms were basic which is what I expected given the star rating. Beds were very comfy and I slept well each night. Very clean. Had an enjoyable stay and would definitely go back

This was booked as part of a Jet2 deal. The hotel was clearly a lot grander at one time, and if it was spruced up, might be an improvement. However, I feel the surrounding area has become run down, a lot of litter in the street, and it is not very good for public transport. So if you're driving and get one of the non-main road rooms, it would be OK. In brief. Adequate breakfast, good size rooms and a comfortable king size bed. Just like other reviewers, one has to comment about the poor shower cubicle. There were no hot drink making facilities in the room, but as we'd been warned, we took our own small kettle, tea and coffee. On day 3 of a 4 day stay, a kettle, tea and coffee appeared without us asking. So plus points to someone for noticing and then doing something about it. Shower. Certainly for Room 210, be very careful with the shower controls. Changing the shower head position resulted in virtually scalding water and on one occasion the water got very hot despite being nowhere near the controls. I suspect a neighbour had turned off his shower. The reception staff, especially one individual, were not overly forthcoming. The WiFi did get overwhelmed on several occasions. The 268 and 360 are the nearest buses, but the service on the 268 is a lot less frequent than suggested on Goggle Maps. By the way, it is worth it buying a Roma Pass. Ours was for 3 days and besides free transport gave us access to the Colosseum, Forum and Castel Sant'Angelo. Hang on to the Pass envelope in case you loose the actual pass. In our case they were able to read the Pass number from it which saved us €14.

Via Cilicia, 7 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Baths of Caracalla
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in San Giovanni within a mile (2 km) of Baths of Caracalla, Hotel Cilicia is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Circus Maximus. This 62-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Appio Latino hotel are Colosseum and Trevi Fountain.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Hotel Cilicia's 62 rooms are soundproofed and provide minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Cilicia enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 389 reviews