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Hotel Espana

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Overall I was pleased with the Espana, the price was better than most comparably rated hotels, although the location was a little more out of the way compared to more centrally located hotels (i.e. that's the trade-off). It was a pretty good hike from the train station with our bags in tow to get to the hotel. But really, it wasn't *that* far away, just not as close as others. The room was decent and clean, the man running the desk was ok to us. I wouldn't say he was "polite", but he wasn't rude. Just neutral, which is ok. The room was up on the top floor (3rd or 4th, don't remember) and there was no elevator. So expect a bit of huffing up and down steps, depending on what floor your room is on. The room was quiet in the evening so we slept well. One of the benefits of this hotel being a little off the beaten path is that it is away from the most intense traffic pathways. This keeps outside noise down compared to other more centrally located hotels in Rome (like Hotel Doria, which was right by a major turnabout close to the train station). The breakfast they served was simple but decent and basically what I've come to expect from a good 3 star euro hotel. The Colosseum was about a 1/2 hour walk from the hotel. Not terribly close, but not far away either. I'm an avid walker, so I didn't mind the distance at all. Overall I felt this hotel offered decent value for access to wonderful Roma.

Our room was small but spotlessly clean, lovely fluffy white towels. on the top floor so lots of stairs no lift. Breakfast was good too. 10min walk from Metro. Lots of restaurants nearby and supermarket across the road.

The hotel was nice, the room smaller for my taste but it was cleaned daily, which is good. The breakfast was ok, not too many types of food but enough. The positioning is very good, very close to the Coloseum, 15-20 min walk. The hotel was quiet an close to the train station. You can find nearby metro station.

I have just returned from Rome after staying at the hotel Espana with my two daughters. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised after paying so little for a family room. Our room was accessed outside of the main hotel and there is a knack to opening the secure doors, hence the sometimes loud banging of the doors that other people have complained of. The room was spacious and had everything we needed including a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. We even had our own private little terrace with table and chairs. I found the staff lovely, the breakfast was basic but was sufficient for us. We walked to the colosseum easily enough and the hotel is really close to the Manzoni line a metro station which is so easy to use ( unfortunately it was closed for work while we were there but we still managed fine). We all had a lovely break here and would stay here again on a next visit.

This is a decent hotel with clean rooms. The hotel is away from the hustle bustle of the city and close to a metro so that you can reach anywhere easily. We were actually able to walk from the train station to the hotel.

I booked this hotel purely because it was cheap and each room was equipped with its own bathroom. Our trip was to see the sights so we just needed somewhere to sleep. We were pleasantly surprised about how nice it was. Staff were friendly, the rooms a little dated but clean and had everything we needed (kettle, hair dryer, towels). Breakfast was satisfying with cereals, pastries, bread/toast, meats, cheeses etc. On our last day our flight was in the evening but needed to check out by 11 but the hotel offered to let us leave our luggage there so we could go out for the day. We would definitely stay here again.

The hotel is reasonably priced compared to the general price level in Rome, but you also get what you pay for. It was not the cleanest hotel we have ever stayed in, and there was basically no privacy - the walls were paper thin, so you could hear everything going on, particularly in room number 2 which was located right next to the reception so that everybody passed by on the way to breakfast. Location is okay. There is a metro nearby, and it is possible to walk to Colosseum in 20-25 minutes.

We stayed for 4 nights and can't fault it. Area was so lovely and quiet. Rooms were fine, beds very comfy, bathroom had everything required. Very quiet at night. Staff were excellent and all very helpful. Big supermarket, cafes and restaurants around the corner. Metro stop 2 mins away that takes you to all the sites. We walked to the colliseum from here. I would stay here again if I were to go back to Rome!!!

Yes the hotel is quite cheap and value for money however the hotel was very basic didn't replenish tea coffee milk ECT had to go without or walk at least 30 mins into time centre to fine a decent cafe. The room was tiny there was no room stall for anything in either the bedroom or bathroom and it was very dated. The noise was unbelievable from 5.30am people banging about an shouting so dindnt really get much sleep. The staff were friendly however were not helpful at all when asked about good resturants or bars in the area. SAFE DIDNT WORK TOLD THEM EVERY DAY TO FIX!! The area of the hotel was a disgrace absolute disgusting rubbish all over the streets overall the sights made up for the crap hotel but wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone planning on a mini break to Rome.

The hotel was clean, close to the tube station. However, breakfast was incredibly poor, using the exact same cheap ingredients every single day. We stayed for 8 days and we got tired of eating the same things every day.One day the fruit salad was sour. If you don't like/ don't eat ham, it leaves you with no options.

Via Luigi Luzzatti 21 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Esquilino, Hotel Espana is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. This 18-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Rome hotel are St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum.


Free continental breakfast is offered each morning. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 18 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and safes. TVs come with DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Espana enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a TV in a common area. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 268 reviews