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Hotel Gambrinus

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I booked two rooms for my family of four, about four months before we actually traveled to Italy. I emailed the Gambrinus to ask if we could have both rooms close by each other. I received a response within hours and was told they would do their best. When we arrived, we learned our rooms were on the same floor, right across from each other. There were several things I liked about the Gambrinus, but the main thing I liked was how friendly and accommodating the staff was. Mr. Joe and Roberta were so warm and kind that we felt like we were staying with family. Although I mention them by name, everyone else from the bell hops to the maids were also very friendly. For us, the location was great, it is about a ten to 15 minute walk to the main Rome termini. Most of the sites were 1 to 4 miles away, which we actually liked. We did not want to stay in a touristy area, we felt that we were just far enough away that the local shops and restaurants were not full of tourists, but we were still close enough to walk or take an inexpensive cab ride to wherever we needed to go. Realize that the first day you are there, things will be a bit confusing. Rome is a city full of twists and turns, but give it a few days and you will start figuring out your way around. We were warned that cabs could get expensive, but that actually became our main mode of travel. We discovered that we could get anywhere in Rome for 10 to 20 euros. Out of the approximately 30 cab rides we took during our two weeks there, 28 were completely honest and took us directly to our destination. Only twice did we catch the cabby trying to take the long way. As far as the room itself goes, it was standard European fare. The rooms were small, but tidy. In one of our rooms, the bathroom shower was very small and in the other, it was standard size. But really, everything else was so great, I cant bring myself to complain about it. The only caution I would give to someone that is going to stay at the Gambrinus, is if you are sensitive to noise, do not get a street side room, but really that goes for all hotels in Rome because Rome is a noisy city. One last thing I want to mention is that I knew based on some of the things we had planned, we were going to be out late at night several times. I was a bit concerned about not being safe late at night. We stayed out late several nights, sometimes coming in at one or two in the morning. Not once did we ever feel uncomfortable or worried. Rome is so crowded and full of people that there were always lots of people around. And not to mention that the Gambrinus was right next to an embassy that had armed guards. If you want to stay at a decent hotel, that is a little off the beaten in, not in the middle of the tourist chaos, and one that has a VERY friendly staff. You cant go wrong with the Gambrinus.

The friendly and helpful staff of the Gambrinus Hotel made our Roman holiday a relaxing and memorable experience. They were very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to make sure we had a good holiday. They did everything from give detailed directions to us daily, to suggesting some of the local favorites to visit. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the location was perfect for relaxing and yet we were still able to walk everywhere from the Borghese to the Trevi fountain. We cant wait to return!

The Gambrinus Hotel is in a wonderful location. It's quiet and safe. You'll be just two doors down from the French Embassy. The staff is welcoming and helpful. They even booked a reservation for us to a museum that we needed. The breakfast was wonderful. We took advantage of it and helped us get through the day. There are two Metro stops within a 10 minute walk. The main metro/train station is only a 15 minute walk from the hotel. There's also a bus stop within a 5 minute walk. You can walk to the world famous Borghese Museum in about 15 minutes. Overall our experience in Rome was wonderful.

This hotel was rated as a 4 star hotel by another travel website [...] in 2005, according to the sign behind the desk. Our rooms were adequate, but nothing special, and certainly not immaculate. Staff was helpful, especially at breakfast and in figuring out transportation. Breakfast was typical for a Rome hotel - not quite the same as the picture shown on the website, but adequate. Located about a 5 minute walk from bus stops, 12 minutes from train station. This is probably a typical 3 star hotel.

We stayed at the hotel for our first trip to Rome. Not a bad location, with the Roma Pass we were able to take the bus from out front or the Metro (a few blocks away) to all of the historical sites. It is a nicely remodeled older hotel with small quaint rooms, staff is friendly and breakfast was always very good. Windows kept out most all the noise (inner city location) but the A/C was hard pressed to keep up, even on cooler days. Rooms were clean and nicely kept. It is far enough from the historical sites to have nice restaurants and shopping close by and close enough that you can see everything with a short ride on the Metro or bus.

The hotel is ok but it is definitely not a four-star hotel. Negative aspects: The room and bathroom was ok (clean and comfortable), but the shower was way too small. Plus, if you used hot water in the shower there was almost no water pressure at all. Also, the internet never worked. We tried both their computers and our laptop and we were never able to go online. Positive aspects: Breakfast buffet was varied and all the food was good. The location was not bad.

Good service, good location , easy access...

Small room is an understatement. Had an enclosed shower, though, which I here is uncommon. Breakfast in the basement was below average.

Hotel Gambrinus is located in a nice location that is fairly close to the train station plus sightseeing activities like the Spanish Steps. While the rooms were nice, they had no internet access in the rooms and one business center computer that was not available (per hotel policy) from 6AM-11Am which was strange. The service was fine but the breakfast buffet food was lacking the overall selection of other hotels we stayed at in Italy.

Via Piave 35 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Borghese Gallery
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Sallustiano within a short walk of Borghese Gallery, Hotel Gambrinus is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. This 57-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Rome, it's also close to St. Peter's Basilica and Villa Borghese.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


The 57 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

At Hotel Gambrinus, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-out. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle, as well as limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Classic Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Full 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 5

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3