Hotel Kent3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Staff were friendly & failry helpful though I do feel the hotel could have been prepared with pamphlets for tourists with a map of the city and helpful information on on how to get about, sights to see, recommend nearby restuarants etc. The hotel itself is quite old and small, and though location is close enough that a taxi isn't exorbitantly expensive - the room we had was street facing and we found it exceptionally difficult to sleep due to noise on the streets. The room has no fan or airconditioning so your options are lack of sleep of an uncomfortable heat! One jem of an alarm clock were dumpster trucks right outside our window. Overall; if you're not fussed about comfort and looking for a budget option then it will do fine.
The hotel is located in a wealthy residential area of Rome.The rooms are a little bit small but they are very clean.Anyway if you come to Rome you have a lot to visit so probably you won't stay in the room!The hotel is 10 minutes away by foot from Villa Borghese or Piazza Barberini!
We were very pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness, staff friendliness and convenient location of Hotel Kent! The value was incredible. We stayed here for one week and the staff here made our trip wonderful. Every morning we ate the breakfast included with our stay (fresh, delicious croissants, toast and various spreads and fantastic barista beverages/coffees made to order). Although this isn't the breakfast I would typically eat it was filling enough and included with our hotel cost so it was worth it, plus the espresso/cappuccino was absolutely delicious, the Italian's know their coffee! Even though most of the staff we encountered didn't speak english, they made us feel so welcome and gave us everything we needed from directions to additional tips. I cannot say enough about how hospitable and generous they were. The rooms were impeccably clean, even the simple shower was wonderfully relaxing. At first we felt a little removed in the Porta Pia area where the hotel is located, but bus 60 and bus 62 is literally a street up from the hotel and is a quick 10 min ride to the Piazza Venezia, which is close to other major bus lines and the heart of the main tourist attractions (Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum and Pantheon). Also the metro line and the tram are on the same street so getting around is very easy. If you go in the opposite direction of the Pza Venezia, quick 10 min walk or tram ride over, is the Villa Borghese Gardens (must see if you enjoy parks) and Museum, the Bioparco Zoo and the Modern Art Museum. For the price and value, this hotel is one that I definitely recommend to anyone traveling on a budget and for their first trip to Rome. I felt safe, welcome and comfortable the whole time I stayed here.
Nice charming little hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great value for money. Not located in the centre of Rome, about 20 minutes walk to attractions, which we liked! We would use the hotel again and have no problems recommending to family and friends.
Stayed here with my partner for five nights at the end of September/beginning of October. The room was clean and spacious, and whilst the bathroom was relatively compact it wasn't that small that it was inconvenient. Be aware, however, that the mattress on the bed was on the hard side, so if you do want a bed with a soft mattress then you may struggle. Staff were very pleasant, though we didn't see that much of them as we were out for most of the day and night! The hotel is not plum in the centre of Rome, so in order to get to the main tourist attractions you need to be prepared to either walk for a reasonably long time (30mins+), get taxis or take public transport (the hotel is close to a number of bus stops and there is a metro station about a 10 minute walk away), but it is still in a pretty good location. All in all, we really enjoyed our stay here and we would definitely return here next time we are in Rome!
My friend and I booked this hotel on our backpacking excursion through Europe. We were pleased to find a very clean room that had great wifi and a television. Hotel Kent is a wonderful value, and also has a breakfast bar when you are in a hurry. The front desk is able to call a taxi for you, or you can walk to the landmarks of Rome. If you are walking, wear comfortable shoes. We walked all the way to Vatican City from the hotel. The front desk also provided a map of the city which was very helpful.
We stayed at the Kent for 3 evenings with another couple. The people at the desk were just fantastic and helped us book taxis, etc. for our tours and other outings offering suggestions. The common room/breakfast room was handy for having a drink or short get together before leaving for the evening. Breakfast was good and staff really served us well. We really enjoyed our stay here!
Everything was just perfect. Staff was very polite and helpful. Rooms are large and comfortable. Breakfast in Italian (crossiant, coffee/tea, and bread). Location is nearby the metro station and 15 minutes walk from the train station.
I was on a couple's city break retreat to Rome with my loved one. + Upon arriving at the hotel (before our actual check-in time) we were greeted by a younger gentleman (there are 3 concierges, in 3 shifts, from young in the morning to old in the evening). He kindly allowed us to leave our luggage there while the room was being prepared and draw an entire trip-tour on a small map the hotel gives out which was very useful (buses/restaurants/ interesting locations). They even borrowed us some towels to go to the Ostia beach south of Rome (a place recommended again by the concierge). The walk to the center is not long, around 20-30 minutes to Colosseum. We went across Rome on foot for that matter. Also, there were 35 degrees Celsius upon arrival, therefore the fact that the room was tall and the air conditioning was working properly was great. There are supermarkets and a grocery/fish market nearby; The young concierge also speaks Hungarian and Romanian, that can be helpful. - The walls were quite thin; Hard to get understood by the older concierges in English
the younger gentleman on a morning was very good and the older gentleman on an evening who really tried was helpful as well both giving us maps and ordering us taxis and toilet paper when we asked it was the best part of the whole service. Overall though it wasn't a great experience in many ways. When we first arrived our room was still dusty, dust balls on the floor under the desk. It says "soundproof rooms" on a number of different websites and we could hear the lift as we were right next to it and we could hear the people next door. The air conditioning in the room was a joke. It took two days to have it switched on and then all it did was make the room hotter, it has no affect on the room for cooling what so ever. One evening I came in from a coolish temperature outside and it was hotter in the room than it was outside to the point it made me sick. It blew straight into the curtains and window so totally pointless. The TV is only good if you speak Italian, no other channels or services so thank god for the wifi, otherwise we would not have been able to do anything in our room other than try to sleep. There was not really enough space for two suitcases, one had to be on the desk at all times and every day we had to ask for more toilet paper as it was never re filled during the day whilst we were out. Breakfast says continental and that was a bit disappointing as well, the woman who served it only spoke Italian so communication was difficult to ask for what was available. Which was toast, soft crossant or cereal and it was either tea, coffee orange juice or water. Selection for a continental breakfast was poor. You would expect more choice. The rest of the staff were helpful and it was surrounded by nice restaurants but there are somethings that seriously need looking at and we would probably not stop again.
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78% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 262 reviews