Hotel Delle Muse3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My brother and I stayed at this hotel from 29th December 2017 to 1st January 2018. The hotel is situated in a very quiet residential area. Everything is very spread out, and you will notice that there is no city centre like you see in England, but large centres spread out several minutes from each other. A one minute walk to your right (when facing the hotel) is a small plaza with a small plot of dry grass, benches and a cafe (this was closed the whole stay). However, it is popular with the locals as it provides a breathtaking panorama of Rome. We stood on this plaza for New Year along with several other locals. It is easy to buy fire crackers and fireworks in many shops a bus ride away, and ourselves along with the locals made a wonderful display. When it turned midnight, I was blessed to watch - no exaggeration- over 40 fireworks displays across Rome. It was magical. The bus 360 is a one minute walk from the hotel and takes you to Termini (20 minutes) amongst other places which is certainly a centre. It's large and many of the shops are close together. The shops vary from McDonald's (there are a lot in Rome!) and souvenir shops (very normal prices) to designer handbag and cashmere jumper shops. At Termini, there is a large metro station as well as a bus station with around 30 busses. Termini is also a 20 minute walk to the Colosseum. A 10 minute walk from the hotel, is a small high street with a supermarket, cafe's etc. From here, you can get the 19 Tram or 52/53 busses that go directly to places of interest such as the Vatican, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. Along the way, you'll see some street with a single cafe or takeaway shop. There are ample busses and a ticket which lasts 100 minutes is 1.50 euros (no one checked our tickets the whole time, and you can literally just hop on and off through several doors on the bus, so it's not a problem if you don't validate your ticket). There are also bus passes/tickets that last for days. A 4 day pass costs 18 euros and includes the tram, busses and metros. All bus tickets are bought from supermarkets or tobacconists (Todis Supermarket is a 10 minute walk). We relied entirely on Google Maps for directions, and it never failed us. The internet is good across Rome and we had no problem getting the busses and to places using the Maps. I highly recommend using Google Maps, as most of Rome is a massive maze, and you will get lost! Taxis have a flat rate of 48 euros for Parioli to Flumienco (the airport) so it may be cheaper than a transfer for you. The hotel is 24 hours and the receptionists are always friendly an speak good English. On arrival, they have plenty of maps and leaflets for you. The cleaners visit daily when you are out the room. You will get one towel each, which was difficult for me as I have very long hair. The room itself is tiny and has some grout and dirt in the tiles, etc. All beds are camp beds. The rooms were so small that my brother and I had beds right net to each other with no gap, which was awkward. The shower is good and doesn't dribble. There were hairs and dirt in the shower on arrival but I cleaned this easily. There is less than half a metre gap between the bathroom door and beds which is also difficult. The room has no living space, so you have to sit on the beds. The view was of the road outside, which was't too bad. I sleep with earplugs and had no problem. There is a small safe, and also a TV with American Fox news. The beds aren't comfortable as they don't have headboards and are camp beds. it does feel like camping indoors. (room 240) The cleaners are friendly and I left money out on multiple occasions and it was never stolen. I would trust these cleaners entirely. breakfast was very nice- there were egg, cooked ham, potatoes and frankfurters. There were cereals, hams, cheeses, yogurts, bread, juice etc as well as about 10 different cakes! You are welcome to take anything back to the room too. All in all, I would stay in this hotel if it were to use it simply for sleep while being out the rest of the day. I wouldn't recommend it if you just wanted to stay indoors most of the time. Being out of town, this hotel is cheap and if you can manage with busses (much MUCH more reliable and on time compared to England. Great Western railway would be speechless.) then this is a great place to stay. Also about 20 minutes away is the Roma Football stadium, and along the ends of that road is some brilliant restaurant including Rome Beer Company which do grills, burgers etc at a normal price and they ask how you want your burger done (never had that!). I should emphasise that there isn't much going in walking distance, but busses are fantastic and take minutes to busy places. USE GOOGLE MAPS OR YOU WILL GET LOST! :)
Hotel delle Muse is known/recommended in Italian media for being pet friendly. There is a large green area (“park”) right behind it where locals walk their dogs. Meals at the hotel are basic but good quality and relatively inexpensive (18 Euro for appetizer, 2 courses, and dessert), compared to 30 Euro per course/entree at a nearby restaurant. Breakfast is heavy on the sweets, but offers eggs, sausage and bacon as well. Note if you get the buffet option for dinner appetizers you have to microwave what you want hot... they are also very clear about offering gluten free options and have rice milk as an alternative to cow milk. The wine was awesome and of course, inexpensive! The rooms are very spacious and some have balconies (477 as an example) that overlook the city lights at night. The bathrooms are huge as well, offering shampoo/body wash, separate bidet and vegetable soap. There is a hair dryer provided. No alternatives for hot water are provided in the room, and there was no fridge/micro/etc. The keys are old school and bulky. The hotel recommends you leave your key at the front desk when you go out, but it’s not required. The hotelier was very helpful in English, and provided helpful hints like, for that day, the 90 minute bus ticket was good all day!!! Maps and information on transportation provided by the hotel is awesome...take it with you when you go to sightsee. Note, the bus line to Termini (the big train station in Rome going from hotel is designated for Zama, returning, it is the same number but designated for Muse and has a different stop at Termini. We missed the bus due to standing at the wrong stop and had to wait about 45 minutes for the next one!). The signs at Termini designating stops are well marked if you know there are 2 different stops!! As other reviewers have noted, the hotel is located in a nice, quiet, safe, apparently relatively upscale residential neighborhood (police headquarters is about 2 blocks away). That being said it is not walkable to anything very touristy. You would need to be comfortable taking the city bus and/or willing to pay for taxis. Since I was staying with family and we had older and younger members who couldn’t take a full day out, there wasn’t much of note for me to walk to while the family rested. That’s the only reason I did not give this place 5 stars, because in all other regards it was an amazing bang for the buck!!!
Basically, you get what you pay for. It is very cheap and in a very good location. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is huge. However, it is not super clean and the rooms a fairly basic.
This is my favourite Hotel whenever I have the chance to be in Rome for short or long periods. The rooms are not too big, but very comfortable, always clean and neat. with good size bathroom, TV and Wifi access. The breakfast is rich, the price is good and the staff is friendly, hepful and efficient. For those who don't need to be in the city center and prefer to stay in a great, quite and safe residential area, Hotel Delle Muse is a great choice! B.S.. ISRAEL
Claude reminded us of the waiter in Pretty Woman. He offered us breakfast when we arrived early, while our room was being prepared. Allowed us to check in early, so we could drop our luggage and set out sightseeing. Ramzan, the night staff, made me a cappuccino at 2:30 am while waiting for our airport shuttle. Staff provided easy to follow maps including public transportation routes to/from hotel. Hotel was a little out of the way, in a residential area. The only CON was the beds are pretty hard.
Looks a bit DIY in places, quite funny, reception desk is covered in card readers, fax machine etc. Once in, the staff are all excellent and very responsive. We had an issue on arrival which they fixed immediately and provided us with a bowl of fruit in way of apology. Breakfast is outstanding, particularly for Italy (in my experience) abundant, fresh, varied. Although away from the City the bus, tram and rail are all one ride to wonderful locations. We'd go again.
Great hotel. All staff helpful and accommodating. Arrived late after serving hours but waiter offered to fix us a "simple" pizza - what a wonderful welcome. Room nice size; beautiful courtyard for relaxing. Quiet, even though there was a large group of children. Seemed like we were "out of the way," but bus stop was at top of the street and easy to navigate.
We have just returned from a wonderful 5 day trip to Rome with St James Primary School. We have stayed at Hotel delle Muse on many occasions with groups and the welcome from Giorgio, Gavriel and the rest of the staff is always first class. They really go out of their way to ensure that everyone is happy, safe and secure. The buffet breakfasts are superb and the rooms are ‘mint’ according to the children. The location is ideal, in a residential area, with easy access to the tram, bus and train to the city centre. The zoo, catacombs, restaurants and ice cream cafes are also in easy walking distance. Overall a superb hotel which is absolutely perfect for our needs! Thank you Giorgio, Gavriel and the rest of the team!
We have been visiting this delightful hotel since 1986 when a Roman rowing club first accommodated us here. The welcome from Giorgio and his staff (we see the same faces year after year) and now his son is always warm and genuine. The hotel is well run and cared for - every visit we see an improvement to the rooms, dining area, and garden. The location in the north of Rome suited us for the rowing being very convenient to the river. We enjoy the panoramic view from the Piazza delle Muse and love to stroll through the tree lined streets to Piazza Hungaria and along via Parioli. The walk through the Borghese Gardens to the Spanish steps was a favourite in the past - now we must make due with a taxi into the old city and a gentle stroll through our favourite places. The bus service is very good for those not wishing to walk. The hotel caters for sports groups and has family rooms.
Even though hotel delle muse seems far from everything, the way we were taken care of made it worth the travel to and from the sights. When you arrive you are immediately given information about how to get to and from places which was so helpful. The hotel is close to a kids park and beautiful view overlooking the city. The in-house restaurant was a great feature after spending the day sightseeing. The front desk and reception staff were friendly and helpful and spoke English. The breakfast was very nice and there was even a patio and an area with windows to enjoy the outside while eating inside. The wait staff at the restaurant were great. They were even cracking jokes with us. Everything was cooked to order and tasted amazing. The size of the room was average, but was as expected for just two people.
- Close to Bioparco di Roma
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Parioli within a mile (2 km) of Bioparco di Roma, Hotel Delle Muse is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Borghese Gallery. This 58-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. St. Peter's Basilica and National Gallery of Modern Art are also near this Rome hotel.
Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All 58 air-conditioned rooms provide laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks. Guests can expect 21-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.
Hotel Delle Muse features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space. You can take advantage of discounted offsite parking, along with limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 921 reviews