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Hotel Giglio dell'Opera

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I just returned from a stay in Rome at the Giglio Dell Opera House Hotel. This hotel's main benefits was its proximity to the Termini Train Station, Laundromats, plentiful restaurants and low price. If you, like us, are visiting Rome on a budget, this may be an option. However, if you have flexibility in the price of your stay, I would recommend looking elsewhere. The downside of staying here for us was the general dirty/grungy room. The carpeting had years of dirty use with no apparent cleaning (excluding vacuuming). We felt the need to wear our shoes anytime we had to traverse the carpeting so as not to get our feet or socks dirty. The AC worked fine but would not shut off. Upon notifying management of the non-functioning thermostat they sent the bell-boy up and he disabled it by flipping the breaker. That became our way of controlling the AC. Every now and then the bathroom smelled like sewer gas. We kept the bathroom door shut with the fan on to prevent the unwelcome visitor from making a reappearance. A hole in the ceiling plugged with toilet paper, odd wires previously connected to something hanging out of walls, loose/missing caulking and mold in every corner of the bathroom make me unlikely to return. To end on a positive note: The bell-boy and the included cold breakfast were nice.

Our experience was very satisfactory. This hotel is adequately clean and close to the Roma Termini which is convenient for our travel purposes.

The room smelled of mold and mildew. The pillows and beds were possibly the hardest (not firm, but hard) I have ever slept on. The staff was not very friendly, as if it was late August in Paris at the end of a long tourist season. The redeeming value was its location - a mere two blocks from the train station.

Very easy to get to from the Termini. Room was clean, bed was uncomfortable, and the bathroom had mold on the walls and ceilings. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, this hotel is not it. If you are looking for a place to sleep and will spend minimal time in the room, the hotel is perfect. The staff was very helpful and the hotel provided a continental breakfast every morning from 7-10am. I would stay there again if their prices remain the same. I gave it a 3 star rating due to the ease of getting to and from the airport and using the metro to get around the city, and the of course, the price was right in my budget.

Pros: Located near train station and the intersection of both Metro lines, room size was great, clean, updated bathrooms, internet place a few doors away. Cons: need metro to get into heart of city, breakfast was not good, front desk staff rude/obnoxious, neighborhood not very attractive, empty mini-bar (but there;s a place close by to purchase water/snacks. Would recommend something close to the Corso near Metros Spagna, Barbeirini, or Flaminio

The staff were welcoming and accommodating to our needs. The room we were assigned had a large outdoor solarium attached, something we had not anticipated. But the small room's draperies were in sad shape, barely hanging on the curtain rods. We appreciated the ability to leave our luggage in a secure area after check-out, until we needed to depart.

This Hotel is horrible in many facets. The staff was not friendly and helpful at all! Sent them two messages to help with directions, no response! Asked for internet access, was not given. Room was in terrible shape, did not even want to sleep in it! The smell of the place is just terrible! What's even worse is that I paid over $200 for this room! If you prefer good service and a half decent room I say don't consider this hotel, you will be very disappointed!

The hotel was not good at all. The floor was dirty. The heater was not working very well. The man working at the front desk when we arrived was rude and not helpful. There was an older lady working at kitchen was rude. The breakfast was very simple.

The place was cheap and close to Termini, and availble at the last minute. The staff was curt to say the least, house keeping was marginal. Shower did not drain properly. Best bet is spend a couple extra euro and stay either at a place in Via Volturno like the Domus Aurea, or check out the beahive. This is solely a place to crash, and not that cheap.

Not an oppulant place. It is as avertized. Close to the train and bus station. Transport is very close everywhere. Price was very good. Room was clean and welcomeing. Only negative-The staff was offputting. But, we expected that from past reviews.

It's only a couple blocks from the train station. Very easy to find after you buy a city map. The tour buses have a stop just down the street. Bathroom was acceptable. Beds were comfortable (even the fold-out beds). Safe was easy to use. Some wall paper peeling but overall good condition. Staff was friendly and the maid walked us to the room. Overall, an excellent value.

The location is its strongest and weakest point: Termini station, like all city stations, is not the nicest place in Rome! For a short stay, however, I would recommend this hotel as it is pretty quiet, and the rooms are nicer and larger than those of other hotels in that area. Though breakfast is included, the several cafeterias with tables outside serving fresh pastries are more tempting, especially to enjoy a Roman breakfast (cappuccino e cornetto)!

The front desk attnedants were extremely rude and unwilling to help or assist. when asked about shuttle services avaialble in town, the response was that they didnt know anything and wouldnt look anything up. the room was dirty and bathroom stunk to seventh heaven. very noisy. will never stay there again.

Via Principe Amedeo No 14 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Bar/lounge
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Wired Internet in rooms (fees apply)

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma is within a 5-minute walk of Hotel Giglio dell'Opera while other popular sites like Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore are within a 15-minute stroll. This 56-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, concierge services, and limo/town car service. It's in central Rome and also close to St. Peter's Basilica and Roman Forum.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

Hotel Giglio dell'Opera's 56 rooms are soundproofed and provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also included.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Giglio dell'Opera enjoy WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and express check-in. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request), as well as limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 3 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Giglio dell'Opera

Couples (7) Family (4) Friends (2)
1

you get what you pay for

Couples

My wife and I just returned from a stay in Rome at the Giglio Dell Opera House Hotel. This hotel's main benefits was its proximity to the Termini Train Station, Laundromats, plentiful restaurants and low price. If you, like us, are visiting Rome on a budget, this may be an option. However, if you have flexibility in the price of your stay, I would recommend looking elsewhere. The downside of staying here for us was the general dirty/grungy room. The carpeting had years of dirty use with no apparent cleaning (excluding vacuuming). We felt the need to wear our shoes anytime we had to traverse the carpeting so as not to get our feet or socks dirty. The AC worked fine but would not shut off. Upon notifying management of the non-functioning thermostat they sent the bell-boy up and he disabled it by flipping the breaker. That became our way of controlling the AC. Every now and then the bathroom smelled like sewer gas. We kept the bathroom door shut with the fan on to prevent the unwelcome visitor from making a reappearance. A hole in the ceiling plugged with toilet paper, odd wires previously connected to something hanging out of walls, loose/missing caulking and mold in every corner of the bathroom make me unlikely to return. To end on a positive note: The bell-boy and the included cold breakfast were nice.

By on Sep 22, 2013

3

convenient to roma termini

Couples

Our experience was very satisfactory. This hotel is adequately clean and close to the Roma Termini which is convenient for our travel purposes.

By on May 22, 2013

2

most uncomfortable sleep

Families

The room smelled of mold and mildew. The pillows and beds were possibly the hardest (not firm, but hard) I have ever slept on. The staff was not very friendly, as if it was late August in Paris at the end of a long tourist season. The redeeming value was its location - a mere two blocks from the train station.

By on Apr 15, 2012

3

place to sleep

Couples

Very easy to get to from the Termini. Room was clean, bed was uncomfortable, and the bathroom had mold on the walls and ceilings. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, this hotel is not it. If you are looking for a place to sleep and will spend minimal time in the room, the hotel is perfect. The staff was very helpful and the hotel provided a continental breakfast every morning from 7-10am. I would stay there again if their prices remain the same. I gave it a 3 star rating due to the ease of getting to and from the airport and using the metro to get around the city, and the of course, the price was right in my budget.

By on Apr 14, 2012

2

a good place to sleep--but that's it!

Couples

Pros: Located near train station and the intersection of both Metro lines, room size was great, clean, updated bathrooms, internet place a few doors away. Cons: need metro to get into heart of city, breakfast was not good, front desk staff rude/obnoxious, neighborhood not very attractive, empty mini-bar (but there;s a place close by to purchase water/snacks. Would recommend something close to the Corso near Metros Spagna, Barbeirini, or Flaminio

By on Oct 19, 2011

2

tolerable when you turned off the lights

GetawayWithFriends

The staff were welcoming and accommodating to our needs. The room we were assigned had a large outdoor solarium attached, something we had not anticipated. But the small room's draperies were in sad shape, barely hanging on the curtain rods. We appreciated the ability to leave our luggage in a secure area after check-out, until we needed to depart.

By on Apr 12, 2011

1

horrible, stay far way from this hotel!

Families

This Hotel is horrible in many facets. The staff was not friendly and helpful at all! Sent them two messages to help with directions, no response! Asked for internet access, was not given. Room was in terrible shape, did not even want to sleep in it! The smell of the place is just terrible! What's even worse is that I paid over $200 for this room! If you prefer good service and a half decent room I say don't consider this hotel, you will be very disappointed!

By on May 17, 2010

1

it was realy bad hotel

Families

The hotel was not good at all. The floor was dirty. The heater was not working very well. The man working at the front desk when we arrived was rude and not helpful. There was an older lady working at kitchen was rude. The breakfast was very simple.

By on Nov 9, 2009

1

not recommended

GetawayWithFriends

The place was cheap and close to Termini, and availble at the last minute. The staff was curt to say the least, house keeping was marginal. Shower did not drain properly. Best bet is spend a couple extra euro and stay either at a place in Via Volturno like the Domus Aurea, or check out the beahive. This is solely a place to crash, and not that cheap.

By on May 31, 2009

4

very nice

Couples

Not an oppulant place. It is as avertized. Close to the train and bus station. Transport is very close everywhere. Price was very good. Room was clean and welcomeing. Only negative-The staff was offputting. But, we expected that from past reviews.

By on May 24, 2009