Hotel Pineta Palace4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We knew that we had booked an economy room before we left the UK, we made this choice as we knew we wouldn't be spending any time in the hotel. So it suited our needs, a place to have a shower, which although small worked just fine, a bed to sleep in, (we were so exhausted from the heat and walking we would have slept anywhere!) And a decent breakfast before starting our long day. The hotel reception staff were lovely and helpful especially as I had forgotten my plug adapter and couldn't charge anything up! For a €10 deposit which I did get back. We knew it was a bus journey from the city centre but that was fine. As everyone has said, the 49 takes you right to everything. If you're a traveller and enjoy emmersing yourself in life as a native you will have to take buses and metros from this hotel. If you want to step out of your hotel and be next to the sights then pay alot lot more and this isn't the hotel for you. WiFi for us worked perfectly, never turned the TV on but we didn't go to watch TV! We knew there was no coffee facilities in the room. If you read what you're booking you should know what to expect.
This hotel, although rated four stars, does not look or sound like one. -The rooms are antiquated and unsightly. -The internet is so slow it is unusable (impossible to Skype, for instance). This is simply beyond unacceptable for a four star hotel in 2017. -The restaurant's food quality was poor. I ate what appeared to be a microwaved pizza. -The walls are very thin, leading to bad sleep quality during my stay (possibly unlucky with my room neighbours). -The location is quite inconvenient. On the plus side, the staff is available 24/7 and is happy to help. But that is not enough to classify this hotel as a four star...
When people write horrible reviews for a 39$ a night room, it's definitely thick... so We initially booked an economy room, and it was definitely not luxurious. No reason for me to fester in a review. However, you are able to upgrade for roughly 10€/night and it is a massive difference. Although, there were loud parties next to us both of the rooms we occupied over the week of our stay, and the mattresses are pretty hard (that's just European mattresses though, no fault of PP) the breakfast was good though! The tax set us back 200$ when we checked out, albeit it's all of Rome, I was a bit floored. All in all. A good place to come back to after a long, hot day in Rome.
Looks tired from the outside but the rooms have recently been renovated. The balcony makes this hotel very nice! It is located in a seemingly very safe middle class neighborhood. It is a good location if you are visiting the Vatican. We had a car and drove to the Trastevere neighborhood where we parked and the explored the Forum area. Not charming but safe and clean. Warning - the showers are very small, shower stalls.
The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Our rooms were on the eighth floor with balconies looking across to the Vatican which was breathtaking when we arrive in the dark and opened our curtains! All clean and tidy albeit the rooms a little tiered. Breakfast was ideal and never felt rushed. We only had a bar snack on arriving late but this was ideal and nice to unwind with a coffee on the terrace. The hotel is a little further from the city attractions than we thought. Bus 142 is just around the corner which connects with the metro at Battistini through to the main Termini where you can get to all the main attractions. Arriving we got the city bus from the airport for 5e to the Termini then metro to Battistini then 142 bus getting off at the school stop. Remember to buy bus tickets in either shops or reception which you can use once on the bus then on the metro for 1.5 euros ( or metro then bus)
We went on a city break but the hotel was too far from the Centre we had to get a bus and train into Rome Centre. The room we were in was old and dated but clean the staff were helpful and friendly and made our stay lovely. Would stay again if it wasn't so far away from everything.
Ok, so it's not the Ritz. We stayed on the 5th floor, right at the front of the hotel. Room plenty big enough & clean. Needs modernising especially the bathroom & air con not much use. Couldn't access the wifi at all but then we couldn't be bothered to find out why. Quite noisy at the front, coaches would park up in morning very early & leave their engines running. Breakfast was ok, no complaints from us. To get into Rome, turn right up the street & then right again. First bus stop catch the 446 (bus ticket 1.5 euros single fare)& get off at the bus station, cross the road & catch the Metro (stop Cornelia) for 1.5 euros for 90 minutes travel or 6 euros for the day. We just did 1.5 euros each way. Make sure you buy a bus ticket at the hotel before you leave! We walked back from Metro at night, good 25 minutes walk so be warned, there is a bus back but we ached anyway from walking all day so just carried on till we got back to hotel. Not sure if I would stay here again, but if it was significantly cheaper anywhere else then I would consider it.
Location: Horrible - situated in a residential area with access through a narrow lane with hardly any convenience stores around. As per website they claim it is only 1.5 Km from city centre but in actual fact took us more than 25 minutes to reach by taxi late in the evening when there was no traffic around. Room: outdated and some rooms had to be changed at an additional charge. Toilets were small and the shower head had mould in it which was changed after complaining. The Airconditioning was turned off in the night and the wifi (free) password was changed everyday without informing the users. The only good point about the hotel was the breakfast which was fresh and had good variety.
We booked an economy room, which meant of course I was not expecting the Ritz. The room itself was fine, clean and spacious enough with a good view from the balcony. The buffet breakfast was fine as well, though they are slow to bring out food when its run out. There was extremely loud construction/renovation in the room next to us. The walls were paper thin. We were on the 5th floor and the wifi simply did not work in our room. We had to sit in the reception to make plans/book things and check in for our flight home. When I notified reception of these issues, I basically got a shrug and an excuse that no one else ever has an issue with the wifi and the construction started at 10am when people are normally awake anyway. I took offense to this because I was very exhausted from travelling and would have liked the option of sleeping in if i chose to. His excuse that construction started at 10am was a lie also it was 8.30am when I was woken by the hammering and drilling and loud voices of the workers. We were offered no solution or even empathy at the very least. It takes either two buses or a bus and a metro to get from the hotel to the city centre. We had to allocate about 2 and a half hours of our days just for travelling to and from. I would not recommend the food at the hotel. It's not close to any airport so expect to pay a good amount for transfers. You'd pay less in total at a more central hotel.
The room was very adequate and not very nice, but it was definitely a safe place to stay way out of the way of rome. It is actually a 20 euro taxi ride out of Rome to get here, and it costs 20 euros to get back to the Roma termini train station. The man at the desk who welcomed us was very nice and amiable, but the shorter man who took his place around 11:30/midnight was pretty rude and borderline incompetent. I wouldn't say the hotel was not nice because of this one employee, but he definitely could have had better people skills.
- Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Rooftop terrace
Located 3.1 mi (5 km) from Vatican Museums, Hotel Pineta Palace is within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century. This 210-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. St. Peter's Basilica and Olympic Stadium are also nearby.
Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. This hotel serves as home to a lobby lounge, along with a restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
All 210 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, refrigerators, and safes. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also available.
Guests of Hotel Pineta Palace enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is EUR 5 per day, and there's also an airport shuttle. 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 business center, and free newspapers.
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50% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1006 reviews