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Hotel Il Papavero

1.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is right between Termini and Republica station, about a good 15 minute walk. Some resturants around the hotel stay open until around 10 but if you walk towards Termini you will find others that are open later. The lift doesnt work on the first few floors so make sure you are able to carry your luggage. The room is tiny and the bed is uncomfortable. It is practically a hostel for the price of a hotel...actually I've stayed in better hostels in Rome. We asked if we could check out later (because we arrived at 11pm that night) and they refused. There is, however, a luggage storage on the first floor that is open to everyone, unsecured. For the wifi, they give you a log in slip, one per room that is good for only one device, for how many hours I forget...the strength is pretty weak too. Over all I wouldn't stay here again.

The staff was very friendly upon our arrival, and they provided us with all the necessary information we needed to reach and get around the city. However, they do not provide wi-fi in the rooms, and you must be in the reception area to receive it (plus you must pay a fee). It is fairly close to the main station and a few other metro stops, but it is at least a half an hour walk to the main sights in Rome (Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, etc.). The breakfast was very nice. It was very simple with a drink of your choice and a pastry, but just perfect for starting out the day. It is probably not somewhere I would stay again, but it is not horrible by any means.

Top 7 Reasons NOT to stay in this hotel: 1. Very rude, unhelpful staff 2. Run-down room 3. Smallish-bathroom 4. No amenities whatsoever (soap was given only on the first day of a five-day stay!) 5. Air-conditioning cost extra 5 Euro per night! 6. Location not as close to Termini station as described 7. So-called "included breakfast" consisted of ONE stale croissant and tasteless coffee (also in a small cafe attended by rude staff!)

Clean, quiet hotel. We were able to leave bags all day before checking in. Staff gave us a map with alternate ways to get to the sites since the Metro was on strike! Strongly recommend.

Room crowded with furniture but very clean. We had a balcony overlooking a courtyard where we enjoyed a little wine at the end of the day. Staff are friendly, helpful. Most comfortable mattress ever. Located a couple of blocks from the Diocletian Baths,National Museum, subway, bus, & train station (Termini). Colosseum is 1 hour walk or 20 minutes on subway. All other major sites easily reached by bus or metro. Breakfast is coffee & croissant but at least it gets you started.

We loved the location - 5 minutes to the metro at Piazza de Republica, 10 minutes to Termini Station - 5 minutes to Conad grocery store - many pizzarias and trattorias nearby. The friendly staff were extremely helpful with directions. We stayed in a room (around the corner) with a different street entrance from the reception area, it was extremely quiet and safe. Reception is up one flight of stairs and quite small - don't plan to camp out in that area! We liked the location and service so much will stay there again when we return to Rome in a week before flying home. The cup of coffee and croissant (served across the street in a coffee shop) are a quick way to start the day before stopping for pastries, pizza and gelato as we visited all of the highlights of Rome. For the price this place can't be beat....

Location was good. Approx. ten minute walk to train station which was also same location for hop on/hop off bus tour that cost $30USD for two day pass. Room was extremely small, but clean. Price was cheap. Staff was friendly and helpful. Front desk arranged taxi pickup for us to airport. Front desk also personally knocked on your door for wakeup call. Wireless internet service was not available during stay, however it was being hooked up when we were there. Did not have anything stolen, however was somewhat paranoid about security as doors contained skeleton key locks. I would definetely recommend this hotel room to someone that is looking for clean room for cheap price.

HOTEL IS A GREAT BUY FOR THE COST. HOTEL IS CLEAN WITH NICE STAFF. THE LOCATION IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE CITY. IF THIS A ONE, TWO OR EVEN THREE DAY STAY IN ROME,GO FOR IT.

[...] The night shift guy was also a little odd. On the other hand, the lady who didn't speak much English was very nice. On the upside, our rooms were very nice and cleaned every day with fresh towels daily as well. Located between Termini Station and an amazing restaurant that serves over 80 kinds of home made pasta!

Very simple room facing back of next building, this hotel shares spaces with several businesses. The room was small but comfortable, as was expected for the price we paid. Served in the cafe across the street, "breakfast" consists of coffee and 1 croissant. That said, the staff was very helpful and kept the place clean, and the private bathroom is a welcome luxury that one can hardly find for as low as we spent, so we were very happy!

We were looking for a hotel to stay for a night by the train station before our flight the next morning. We found the hotel easily-- it was in a quaint building about 5-10 minutes walk from the train station, and we were let in through the buzzer. There is an elevator in the building, but I think it's for residences only, as it required a key. We climbed up one floor to the reception area on the right, which was tiny. The hosts (father and daughter) were helpful in providing us a map and restaurant recommendations. We received a breakfast voucher for Bar 23, which is to the right outside the hotel, for a hot drink (coffee, etc), and a pastry. The rooms are on the same floor, and I felt secure, as there a key into the hotel area and another key into the room itself. The room was very clean and efficient, and it had high ceilings, so it didn't feel cramped. No ac, but a fan-- which worked fined for May. There was a wardrobe, a desk, side tables with reading sconces right above, and our double room had two twin beds placed together. The furniture does not look beaten-up as some other places we have stayed at. You entered the included bathroom through a folded screen. The bathroom is very small (shower stall only), but it was brightly lit. We were provided a plastic cup, towels, soap, and shampoo (no hair conditioner, but that seems to be the norm in the other hotels we stayed at. It would be nice, though.) I was pleasantly surprised to see a hair dryer attached to the wall. The hotel was not fancy, but everything worked and it was clean.

this hotel was advertised as two stars but they claimed, when I went for towels, that they were only one star and you only get towels every other day. There was no elevator working, our room was in a seperate building, the walls were not finished to the ceiling and our neighbors lovemaking was too close for comfort. This place is one step above a hostel.

We are about to book another stay. Very convenient to train, airport and sights!

Via Castelfidardo 50 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma is a short stroll from Hotel Il Papavero, and other popular attractions like Borghese Gallery are within a mile (2 km). The 20 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers, LCD TVs, and premium bedding. St. Peter's Basilica and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore are also near this Rome hotel.


Dining

You can get a quick energy boost at the 3 coffee shops/cafés.


Rooms

All 20 rooms feature coffee makers, ceiling fans, and desks. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Il Papavero have access to free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for EUR 50 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Hotel Il Papavero

Couples (8) Family (1) Other (2) Friends (2)
2

better off staying at a hostel

Couples

This hotel is right between Termini and Republica station, about a good 15 minute walk. Some resturants around the hotel stay open until around 10 but if you walk towards Termini you will find others that are open later. The lift doesnt work on the first few floors so make sure you are able to carry your luggage. The room is tiny and the bed is uncomfortable. It is practically a hostel for the price of a hotel...actually I've stayed in better hostels in Rome. We asked if we could check out later (because we arrived at 11pm that night) and they refused. There is, however, a luggage storage on the first floor that is open to everyone, unsecured. For the wifi, they give you a log in slip, one per room that is good for only one device, for how many hours I forget...the strength is pretty weak too. Over all I wouldn't stay here again.

By on Jun 7, 2013

2

budget friendly hotel

Couples

The staff was very friendly upon our arrival, and they provided us with all the necessary information we needed to reach and get around the city. However, they do not provide wi-fi in the rooms, and you must be in the reception area to receive it (plus you must pay a fee). It is fairly close to the main station and a few other metro stops, but it is at least a half an hour walk to the main sights in Rome (Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, etc.). The breakfast was very nice. It was very simple with a drink of your choice and a pastry, but just perfect for starting out the day. It is probably not somewhere I would stay again, but it is not horrible by any means.

By on May 15, 2012

1

one advise: stay away!

Singles

Top 7 Reasons NOT to stay in this hotel: 1. Very rude, unhelpful staff 2. Run-down room 3. Smallish-bathroom 4. No amenities whatsoever (soap was given only on the first day of a five-day stay!) 5. Air-conditioning cost extra 5 Euro per night! 6. Location not as close to Termini station as described 7. So-called "included breakfast" consisted of ONE stale croissant and tasteless coffee (also in a small cafe attended by rude staff!)

By on Jul 3, 2010

5

good hotel.

Families

Clean, quiet hotel. We were able to leave bags all day before checking in. Staff gave us a map with alternate ways to get to the sites since the Metro was on strike! Strongly recommend.

By on Jun 14, 2010

3

good location, clean, comfortable

Couples

Room crowded with furniture but very clean. We had a balcony overlooking a courtyard where we enjoyed a little wine at the end of the day. Staff are friendly, helpful. Most comfortable mattress ever. Located a couple of blocks from the Diocletian Baths,National Museum, subway, bus, & train station (Termini). Colosseum is 1 hour walk or 20 minutes on subway. All other major sites easily reached by bus or metro. Breakfast is coffee & croissant but at least it gets you started.

By on May 2, 2010

5

unbeatable location for the price

Couples

We loved the location - 5 minutes to the metro at Piazza de Republica, 10 minutes to Termini Station - 5 minutes to Conad grocery store - many pizzarias and trattorias nearby. The friendly staff were extremely helpful with directions. We stayed in a room (around the corner) with a different street entrance from the reception area, it was extremely quiet and safe. Reception is up one flight of stairs and quite small - don't plan to camp out in that area! We liked the location and service so much will stay there again when we return to Rome in a week before flying home. The cup of coffee and croissant (served across the street in a coffee shop) are a quick way to start the day before stopping for pastries, pizza and gelato as we visited all of the highlights of Rome. For the price this place can't be beat....

By on Feb 24, 2010

3

good value-small, clean, friendly staff

Singles

Location was good. Approx. ten minute walk to train station which was also same location for hop on/hop off bus tour that cost $30USD for two day pass. Room was extremely small, but clean. Price was cheap. Staff was friendly and helpful. Front desk arranged taxi pickup for us to airport. Front desk also personally knocked on your door for wakeup call. Wireless internet service was not available during stay, however it was being hooked up when we were there. Did not have anything stolen, however was somewhat paranoid about security as doors contained skeleton key locks. I would definetely recommend this hotel room to someone that is looking for clean room for cheap price.

By on Feb 15, 2010

4

all a round the world lady

GetawayWithFriends

HOTEL IS A GREAT BUY FOR THE COST. HOTEL IS CLEAN WITH NICE STAFF. THE LOCATION IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE CITY. IF THIS A ONE, TWO OR EVEN THREE DAY STAY IN ROME,GO FOR IT.

By on Feb 9, 2010

3

odd staff

Couples

[...] The night shift guy was also a little odd. On the other hand, the lady who didn't speak much English was very nice. On the upside, our rooms were very nice and cleaned every day with fresh towels daily as well. Located between Termini Station and an amazing restaurant that serves over 80 kinds of home made pasta!

By on Dec 18, 2009

4

private bath, helpful staff, clean room!

GetawayWithFriends

Very simple room facing back of next building, this hotel shares spaces with several businesses. The room was small but comfortable, as was expected for the price we paid. Served in the cafe across the street, "breakfast" consists of coffee and 1 croissant. That said, the staff was very helpful and kept the place clean, and the private bathroom is a welcome luxury that one can hardly find for as low as we spent, so we were very happy!

By on Oct 28, 2009