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Hotel La Giocca

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

the hotel was clean, room with balcony was very nice, staff helpfull, excellent restaurant with real italian food and rich winecard, and good breakfast, swimmingpool end garden really nice, well connected to centrum, highly reccomanded

Very modern and pleasant hotel, the only downside being the climate control doesn't seem to be adjustable and the light for indicating do not disturb has no visible way to be turned on. I even asked the hotel staff and they had no idea. Other than that - very nice!

the noise of the motorway is terrible, impossible to sleep. the internet is bad, they need to completly renew the system the staff can not speak english, in the bar and in the resturant no english spoke , reception hardly at all.

TRAVELER BEWARE! While traveling in western Europe last month, we spent a few days in Rome. While enjoying immensely the city itself, our hotel unfortunately left much to be desired. The structure itself is nice, well built and relatively comfortable, but we had several disappointing issues that significantly adversely affected our otherwise wonderful travels in Italy. First was the location, setting immediately adjacent to one of the larger freeways with excessively loud traffic noise, particularly if they place you on the freeway side, as they did us. Also the area is apparently known for being a pick-up place for local prostitutes, as our airport driver advised us upon arrival. Sure enough they were all over the place soliciting their trade right outside the driveway. In addition the room they assigned us to had an incredibly small square shower, measuring no more than 18" by 18". I am a home builder by trade, and I have never seen a shower this small in any home in the U.S. in my entire professional career. It was not until the last day of our stay that we realized that not all the rooms were outfitted with this impossible to use fixture, and that several of the other rooms had quite large, luxurious showers. Something to keep in mind should you, for some inexplicable reason, decide to book here. The worse situation we dealt with however was the air conditioning, or lack thereof. We finally figured out that they control the room temperature from the check -in desk, and despite the fact that following our numerous complaints that the room was very uncomfortably warm and that they even sent a service tech to mechanically fix the problem in our room (I know a lot about A/C systems and I could not see that he did anything purposefully at all to actually repair the equipment or remedy the situation) the room never was properly cooled to a comfortable temperature throughout our entire stay (except for one night when I think I shamed the desk girl to lowering it from her own remote control) . Then to add insult to injury, when we finally checked out a few days later, they refused to provide us with any level of credit for our multiple discomforts. We have traveled all around the world and this stay was one of our worst experiences ever...TRAVELER BEWARE!

After driving all day a welcome sight justvoff the motorway. Clean rooms with good facilities. A nice pool with garden. Annoyingly the restaurant was closed in August. If I'd known this before I wouldn't have booked.

Hotel is not new, but rooms are big and in a good location, I think is a good option for groups, and price is not very high. The breakfast should be improved a bit. May be for individual travellers is not the best option, since official prices look high.

First impressions are important. The restaurant was closed on a Saturday during lunch, the bar was closed during the afternoon, if you wanted a cup of coffee you had to get it out of a vending machine, all hallway lights were off which makes for a dark shadowy entrance lightened only by a single floor lamp...and a security safe that didn't work. Then I find the daily charge for Internet is per device...not per login. I then tried to tour the grounds and found it is limited to the parking lot off a busy expressway with no sidewalks. Not sure if there is anyplace to sightsee around here anyway. First impression...maybe a two star...but nothing more.

Spent a lovely weekend at the Hotel La Giocca and the position of this hotel is very good The staff were very friendly and helpful but all decoration was awful plus the hotel need a little bit of paint. Poor facilities. Breakfast was taste.

we slept just one night and it was enough to understand that it was not the hotel for us. Too expensive, restautant not good. It has only rooms clean and wi fi good. Staff friendly and there was parking for car.

I stayed at this hotel as it as very conveniently located for my business trip. This fact held true and it was very conveniently located, however, everything else disappointed. The hotel is very tired and is badly in need of some renovation, perhaps even a little bit of paint and cleaning up might be a good idea. The room that I was given on arrival was adequate although old, it is quite clear that there has been no investment for many years but, to be fair, this is kind of fair when you consider that state of the economy. My biggest annoyance was that the my room was extremely hot, the ambient temperature outside was 25 degrees centigrade and the room was no cooler and was uncomfortable. I mentioned this on leaving the hotel to go and have dinner and was told that they would do something to improve the situation. I then asked how much a taxi into Rome central would be and was told that they had no idea. Unfortunately, on my return, it was clear that nothing had been done. I then complained and was told that there was no air-conditioning, only ventilation was available. I asked if a cooler room was available and was told that there was another room available, which would only be cooler if I left the window open but that this would lead to a lot of noise as that room was very near the road. I, of course, understand that not all hotels do have air conditioning and asked if I could borrow a fan for my room and was told that such things were not available. All the time, during this discussion, the receptionist kept telling me that actually it was quite cold for Rome! She said that there was no one else that I could speak to and there was nothing else that could be done. I left reception and told her that I would be speaking to the manager in the morning and that I was very unhappy. 20 minutes later, she called up to my room to tell me that she had now turned on the air conditioning and that things should improve, which they did. Did they really have to put me through all that just to have some cooling in the room? It was, by now 10.15pm and I went down to have a drink at the bar. I found that it was shut and was told that I could, however, have a drink in the restaurant. In the restaurant, I was told that I could buy a drink but that I would need to have it in the hotel lobby. I ordered a glass of beer and a large bottle of water - I was given a glass of beer and a large bottle of water. When I asked for a glass for the water, I was handed a plastic cup and was told that that was all that was available - not very impressive when paying premium hotel prices. i did sleep okay in the room although the covers on the bed were very old and worn. Breakfast the next day was very poor - imagine being offered the cheapest and poorest modest range of breakfast items and that describes the breakfast perfectly. A good indication of the level of care was that one container still held a dish of rice and prawns from the night before - it had not been cleared the night before and no one though to clear it at breakfast either - they just left it there. Finally, I should mention that the hotel cost € 115 Euros per night for bed and 'breakfast' plus a further € 12 Euros for an internet connection (slow) in my room for 24 hours. All in all, very poor quality. Tips - do not stay in this hotel unless you value location above everything else and you need to be somewhere close. If you happen to get allocated Room 113, which I was, do not be alarmed when you step out of the elevator and see a sign telling you the way to rooms 114 - 120 and 101 - 112, attention to detail is not this hotel's forte. 113 is next to 114 so go that way. As in most parts of Italy, public transport (buses, underground) is cheap. However, you only seem to be able to buy tickets for it in newsagents / tobacconists. This hotel did not consider them to be something that it would be nice to stock for their customers and none are available to buy nearby. As the tickets are cheap and can be validated on use, buy a few any time you have a chance so that you can be sure to always have one available. I don't like writing negative reviews as you will see from the rest of my reviews but this hotel was really poor. it only got a rating of 1 on Trip Advisor because I could not seem to allocate it anything lower.

Via Salaria 1223 Rome RM

Hotel La Giocca places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as National Gallery of Modern Art and Olympic Stadium. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 88 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese are also within a 15-minute drive of this Fidenae hotel.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All of Hotel La Giocca's 88 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. 18-cm LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

Guests of Hotel La Giocca enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room

Twin 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

40% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 124 reviews