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Hotel Philia Rome

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed in Rome for 4 days and part of my excellent experience of Rome was due to the comfortable and convenient stay at Philia Hotel. The location is excellent, within few minutes walk from Termini Station and within 15 min walking distance to Foro Romano and Colloseo. The hotel is very nice, an old building recently refurbished and very clean. My room was perfectly clean and spacious and all my needs were met without asking. The reception staff is very helpful and genuinely caring. Enjoy your stay at Philia Hotel so you can experience all the beauty Rome has to offer!

Hello, I'm a student from Bavaria. We visited Rom for a few days and we spent the nights in Hotel "Philia", which is a hotel in Termini. After our check in, there soon was the first problem. First of all you have to know that the hotel is very old and a lot of things are damaged. So in my opinion it is an effrontery to accuse us that we have damaged the door. After a long and useless discussion with the owner, he tried to find things we could have broken. But we haven't done anything. The personal wasn't very kind. The bathrooms were unacceptable. In a few rooms the toilets were loose so you could even move them. In another room the flush didn't work. In our room the shutters were broken so they have them fixed with a string. The breakfast you have to eat from plastic plates and there isn't a big choice from the food.

There is no hot water,no heating,no service, no wi-fi, bad food, Invalid WC ... I do not recommend this hotel everything is bad. It is located in a poor area of Rome. This is not a hotel but not a hostel. I have nothing good to say. Look at the pictures and see for yourself.

Booking was through a reputable agent and we thought that would be a guarantee even if the hotel was 3 star. The building housed at least two other hotels with a common entrance. The reception was no more than a desk and the room was up several flights of stairs. ( there was a lift, slow and antiquated ) The room itself was very cramped and the bathroom had an unfortunate odour although to be fair both it and the room were clean. The TV remote dident work and even though reported new batteries were not supplied. We could not find any channels in English. The breakfast was minimal in every respect. Plastic plates and cups and a poor selection of croissents and rolls. We are mystified that this hotel has a 3 star rating.

This is not really a 3 star hotel, but it is very clean, central and staff are pleased to help in every-way. The WiFi is payable and breakfast is very limited. My partner and I were giving a really small room, but they changed it for us after first night. The actual hotel is divided in another 2 hotels, but it is good, if you're using it for just showering and sleeping. Be careful, as a 4 euros daily tax is NOT listed on the hotel charges.

We weren't meant to be staying here, but a fault at our proposed hotel meant we were relocated to the hotel philia. We were optimistic that being closer to the termini would mean a good hotel. Do not be fooled. On arrival we found the building was shared by a few hotels. We were given our room key and some vague instructions on how to get to our room. Having no signage on the doors really doesn't help. Having a member of staff who didn't really seem to know or care where our room was didn't help either. The room was small but relatively clean. The toilet didn't flush properly. The shower didn't drain properly. There were hairs from the previous occupant and the whole room, particularly the bathroom was accompanied by an odd aroma. The room was hot and the air conditioning seemed to be non-functioning. Lights flashed on and off occasionally. Dodgy electrics indicated by various fittings which weren't in their proper location. Breakfast was odd. We had to be let in and there was an assortment of pastries (the one I had was actually very nice) a coffee machine and some cereal. The yoghurt machine dumped some watery substance in my partners bowl before dispensing something that actually looked like yogurt. I had also asked if the receptionist could help me by printing a bus ticket off for me which I desperately needed but I was met by a blank look. The wifi was also broken. If you want to stay here I wish you better luck than we had, but for my part I would never stay here again. The second night I got virtually no sleep. We were booked in for three nights but we cut our losses and checked out early, finding somewhere else instead. I have never marked a hotel as terrible before, so this is a first for me. Regrettably, 1 out of 5.

Hotel Philia was not too bad from my experience. Hotel was old, as expected but the rooms were always clean, and the housekeeping was arriving around 10 am. The hotel was very close to Termini and also not too far off walk to major attractions.

Stayed at this hotel in February for a school trip and we all had a great time! Hotel location is quiet, very centrally located and near train station ( very important thing when you stay the most part of the day out). The rooms are standard and the breakfast had a lot to choose from, including continental food. Helpful and multilingual staff.

We stayed at the Hotel Philia for 2 nights. Nice rooms, comfy beds and lovely staff. There are a lots of nice places to eat around and it is only 5 minutes from the central station. Reception were helpful when organising a taxi back to the airport! I would greatly recommend the hotel!!!

Me and my friends went to Rome for Spring Break, and we had already seen pictures of the hotel online. Don't be fulled by them, the pictures are deceiving of this so called "hotel". We weren't badly received but as soon as me and my friends got to the room we got really bad first impressions, the room was too small and the bathroom like wise, later on that day I went to take a shower and a part from the crappy shower pressure (took me more than 20 minutes to take a regular shower that would normally take 10 minutes tops), I was trying to push the doors to close and they fell on top of me! They didn't even change the towels everyday and that wouldn't have been a problem if they weren't all the same, the only thing they did was drying the towels and put them back in the same place... We most likely switched towels all the time. The breakfast wasn't that bad, there's a big variety of things but they wouldn't let us have ham because we hadn't paid as much as another group did! Also, they wouldn't let us buy the wi-fi password because they thought we would share it with the rest of the group which is disrespectful to say the least because if we were paying extra for it we wouldn't just give it away. They were rude. The security level is, to say the least, has crappy as it can get, people from other hotels could get inside of our floor (because there are 3 more hotels in that building) just by ringing the bell, so whoever wanted to get in there all they had to do was ring the bell and they were there. On the last day we were there, a paiting fell on the floor and it hit one of my friends and she got a cut on her foot, then they asked us to extra 100€ for a painting that was probably bought for 10€. To sum up, neither me or the other 30 people that came with me would recommend this 3 star "hotel", it's unsanitary, it smells weird, the water doesn't work properly, everything about this hotel is a pass, I honestly think that you should find another hotel because this was just the worst hotel experience for 31 people.

Via Palestro 88 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Hotel Philia Rome places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. This 48-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a coffee shop/café, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. It's also close to St. Peter's Basilica and Borghese Gallery.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Hotel Philia Rome's 48 soundproofed rooms provide phones and desks. Guests can expect to find WiFi, wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer free toiletries and bidets.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Philia Rome enjoy features like WiFi in public areas. There's discounted offsite parking, and a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for EUR 60.00 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

41% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 242 reviews