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Hotel Emona Aquaeductus

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I am sorry to say that when I return to Rome (which I will do for sure) it will not be at this Hotel. Both the hotel building and the common areas have a lot of charm but that's it. We slept at room 28. BAD POINTS 1-Impossible to take a shower in conditions (see explanation) 2-Breakfast is very poor. And they do not replace. It goes from 7:30 to 9:30 at 9 there was no more bread and when I asked for more they told me they did not have it. The juices are not fresh but bottle. They do not have soy milk. 3-The rooms are very very small. 4-The bathroom is minimal and the water chain does not pull very well. 5-It is cold and the heating makes so much noise that it is better not to put it on. 6-The control of the TV does not work well either. Positive points 1- The situation, close to the center but not in the middle of it. Between 20 and 25 minutes from the Colosseum walking. 20 minutes walk from Termini station. Good comunicated. Nice neighborhood 2- The staff is helpful and friendly. Even a very handsome cat that is on the terrace. 3- The hotel is clean. 4-Wifi free and correct. The worst and what I consider a very serious problem is the shower, it is incredible that you can not take a shower in conditions in a 4 star Hotel. I think it's basic when you travel. The issue is that, either you literally get burned or, on the contrary, the water comes out completely cold. There is no middle term. I think the problem is the lack of pressure. When after the first shower we informed the reception of the problem they told us that they would take a look at it with a surprised face, of course they did not solve anything at all, the next day with the second shower the same happened. After informing at the reception again they told me that the shower had no problem, I offered to go upstairs to the room with the person at the reception to show it to them, but it did not seem like a good option. Why should I lie about that the shower does not work?

The rooms are nice but nothing special, but the entrance walk is just adorable. It's a little garden of sorts, in which you can relax, have a drink and read a book. This hotel located in a rather quiet block, and all buildings surrounding it are beautiful. I think Rome is best discovered from a scooter (it's so much fun!), and Emona's got a little parking lot at the entrance. Easy to find your way to all the interesting sites in town from here. I'd say our stay in this small, cosy hotell ranks alongside with my all time favourites. The air-conditioning is good as well... we had soaring heat with temperatures ranging from 37 degrees C at night to 43 in the day. In the room? Perfect. Nice little balcony, perfect for late evening drinks while watching the Italian neighbours being all upset over some football game. In all: lovely. Highly recommended! And if you visit during a heat wave like we did, always remember to park your scooter in the shade. Black leather seats in 43 degrees... ouch!

We were at the Emona for five nights in September/October 2017. It is very pretty, quaint, cozy and our room was large and quiet. The front desk staff was very helpful and we really liked the entrance patio and garden. Great for a glass of wine which the staff served if requested. The breakfast was the same every morning and not always fully stocked but the food was ok. I would rather have stayed here with breakfast than a four star without, I'll put it that way. It is not the best neighborhood but we couldn't afford the best neighborhood anyway so it wasn't bad. The worst part was having to look at the homeless people camping under the acqueduct across the street so we kept the shutter half closed and solved that problem. We never felt unsafe on the streets around the hotel but it is very Roman in the sense of grafitti and trash on the streets, particularly on trash collection day. It is close to the Metro Manzoni station so you can get anywhere in Rome in twenty minutes or so. Metro is very easy to use even for rookie travelers like us. You can walk to the Colosseum in 15-20 minutes but I'd take the Metro or bus as the walk isn't very pretty. Tram #3 will get you most places or close as well as Bus 51. Definitely get the Roma Pass. You get unlimited access to the transportation system with it as well as the admissions to the sights. We found two restaurants in the neighborhood, the Il Tempio and one across the street from it, that had very good food and great service. We ate in the neighborhood three or the five nights we were at the Emona.

Great location close to Rome underground (about 10 minutes) and Coliseum and Forum (20-25 minutes). Hotel was very quaint and staff was fantastic and very helpful. Breakfast was lacking in substance and variety and was not one of the better ones we've experienced in our travels around Europe. Room was very nice and roomy as was the bathroom, though of the 100+ TV channels, only 2-3 were English speaking. The greatest disappointment; however, was we booked the Aquaeductus based on the "Magnificent Views of the Ancient Roman Aqueduct" While we did have a magnificent view of the aqueduct from our second floor window, below the aqueduct was literally a squatter village, complete with unsightly trash, old mattresses and other rather unsavory things. VERY DISAPPOINTING to say the least. Compounding this was the presence of trash all around the hotel, which again, took away from the positives the hotel has to offer. Overall nice, but not up to our expectations or those we saw on the website.

We had a lovely 5 night stay here in early October. We wanted something reasonably-priced but different and this really fit the bill. Firstly, the staff members were all incredibly pleasant and helpful.The building itself is pretty, and the interior design has been carried out by someone with a true eye for the stylish and quirky. The artwork was incredible! The hotel is a 10-15 minute walk from Manzoni underground station. However, our room was small and there was very little room for manoeuvre in the bathroom, although we are tall, thin people! The rooms were basic, with really nothing that would suggest 4* - such as better quality toiletries or bath robes, and there was no gym or sauna etc in the hotel itself. The outside patio was lovely to sit out in the evening, but Rome is an incredibly noisy city and I am very glad that I remembered my ear plugs as the cobbled street outside amplified all traffic noise 24/7 So, I definitely recommend this hotel for a couples weekend break, but if you are looking for somewhere truly luxurious then you would be better booking elsewhere.

A really nice place, very friendly staff, fine facilities. Room very comfortable, toilet and shower good. Breakfast fairly standard. Outside area excellent - listen to the sound of water whilst having a drink!

First of all the good points. The hotel is in a quiet place outside the centre of Rome and is a little haven of peace. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. Now for some of the areas that could be developed... 1. We had booked 2 rooms with our teenage children. We had confirmed with the hotel that the rooms would be next to each other but when we checked in they were not together which was disappointing. 2. The air con in our room was very noisy when we arrived and we asked to move room. They knew about the problem and said it would be fixed in the morning which to be fair to them they did - however they did know about this and so should have fixed it before the complaint. 3. The flush on the toilet needed a smack to turn it off. 4. There is a bidet in the shower which I have never seen in any hotel anywhere in all my years off travel. Why? 5. The hotel wifi whilst free was terrible. As you can imagine the kids hated it!! 6. Beware the mosquitos in the outside seating area. They must congregate there due to the water features but impossible to have a relaxing drink outside without being eaten alive. 7. Breakfast was lacking choice and very limited. It was served until 10am but if you came down at 9.15 or later it was very sparse and in no rush to replenish. 8. TV had no English channels not even good old BBC. All in all I just cannot understand how this is rated 4 star. I am not saying it is a disaster and there is huge potential to make this a really great place but if you are 4 star then guests will have a certain expectation that this hotel simply does not deliver.

Smell of mole in the room. There is a bidet in the shower. The flush of the toilet is in pieces. The worst four star of my life, I never see a room in this bad shape. So they say that they cannot change the room and somebody will come do the repair someday...

Lovely stay for our honeymoon. Staff friendly and happy to give recommendations and directions. Room clean and good size. Bed comfy and could feel the air con on return to our room each night. Water for showers was a little unpredictable so showers were often short but this did not put us off the thought of returning to this hotel when we plan on returning to Rome in the future.

Booked via thomas cook and what a fab deal we had for under 300 each .. A beautiful hotel, staff that couldn't do enough for you and I would go back again We were about 15 mins walk from the coliseum and the same from the termini ..' ideally situated

Via Statilia 23/A Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Colosseum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Esquilino, Hotel Emona Aquaeductus is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Colosseum. The 23 rooms at this 4-star hotel include minibars, TVs, and premium bedding. Located in central Rome, the hotel is also near St. Peter's Basilica and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Hotel Emona Aquaeductus's 23 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Emona Aquaeductus enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 433 reviews