Hotel Kent3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We chose this hotel when staying two nights in Rome pre-cruise because of the price and reviews. We are a mother traveling with her 3 woman of a certain age daughters. The rooms were just fine, clean and just right for us. Twin beds 2 rooms one on second floor (via a very small elevator) and the second on the third floor walk up from there. Located in a nice residential area with two nice restaurants just up the street and a cute little market we fell in love with nearby. Very quiet area near to Villa Borghese. We had to take a cab sightseeing everywhere due to mobility issues. Valentino the day person at reception was so kind to us and he knew everything. He treated us as royalty. It made our visit so nice. The price is very reasonable for Rome and the hotel is very small. No lobby but the breakfast room was nice. Very small tables but the breakfast included fresh croissants yogurt and dry cereal. Very good espressos . Our room at the back was very quiet. The air conditioner doesn't give out a lot of cooling but we opened the windows. Towels were thin but we were paying a very low rate and got more than we expected. Thank you Valentino and the rest of the staff!
Me and my partner stayed here for the last week of September, which is a lovely time to visit Rome. The hotel itself was nice - rooms were basic but clean, staff were friendly and the breakfast was good. However rooms were noisy due to the noise from the road outside, and the thin walls meaning we could here every noise from the other rooms. WiFi wasn't brilliant, but as I had free mobile data it wasn't too much of an issue for us. My biggest gripe with the hotel however was the room tax - I appreciate that everyone has to pay this tax, however it was disproportionately high for the hotel in question. We paid 40 euros altogether for 5 nights, which is 4 euros per person per night. As 3 star hotels should only be charging 2 euros per person per night, and this definitely wasn't anything but a 3 star hotel, I think this was a bit steep! We weren't told this price until we checked out, so we were a bit annoyed. I probably wouldn't go back here in future due to this!
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.
- Walking distance to Borghese Gallery
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
Located in Nomentano within a short walk of Borghese Gallery, Hotel Kent is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. This 17-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. St. Peter's Basilica and Villa Borghese are also nearby.
Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.
The 17 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and desks. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also included.
Hotel Kent features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and free newspapers. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.
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78% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 267 reviews