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Hotel Priscilla

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is old and worn but on the other hand it's not that expensive and is only 15 minutes walk distance from the Spanish Steps. The breakfast is okay but the rooms are very small and boring. Close to the hotel in the street Via Piave there are 2 great restaurants. Al Forno della Soffitta makes fantastic Italian food and Ippokrates serves Greek food.

A decent hotel that offers value for money in a location that is handy for all the attractions, that the beautiful City of Rome has to offer. There are great local and inexpensive Restaurants very nearby. Breakfast was included and there was plenty to set you up for the day. All the hotel staff we met were polite, friendly and very helpful. The only thing I would recommend to the management is to give every room tea and coffee making facilities and provide complimentary bottled drinking water. Like I said this isn't a criticism but a reasonable recommendation. If you stay here for 2 or 3 nights you won't be disappointed.

Arriving by private taxi from the airport (charged up front 55€ cash only) to Priscilla hotel. Greeted by a friendly receptionist who checked us in and gave me the keys to our room for our 6 night stay. Taking the elevator up to our floor, (which I might say adds to the charm as it is not one of modern times, it is the elevator of old where you need to wait for the cage to close before the ride commences) Opening the door, I take in what I can only describe as a feeling of staying at my favorite Italian relatives home. The beds have been made up beautifully, the pretty painting on the wall and extra cushions and blankets if needed in the free standing wardrobe, which also had plenty of coat hangers.. Which was great as normally you get two or three in other places. Proceeding to the bathroom was a big and nice surprise. Huge space. Bath, shower, toilet and bidet. Nice clean and large towels too. Sleep for me was fine. Just keep the Windows closed as Roma is noisy around dinner time, if jet lagged :) Mattresses firm which I like. And the cleaning staff are very efficient. Nothing is a bother to them if you require another towel, etc. Breakfast time in the hotel you will find down the main stairs and just out of the door to the right (2metres away) Food was of a good selection and is set up so sweetly. The hotel restaurant opens again for dinner, where Marino?? Was our waiter, friendly, helpful and prompt. Lemoncello recommended ;) ;). And the food was tasty and fast. All the staff were just so knowledgeable, super friendly (with big smiles) and organised in relaying messages about our tours, transfers, taxis to us. I would definitely stay here again, as I feel I got a true taste of the warmth of an Italian family in a hotel... Simple comforts filled with warmth and care. Thank you Priscilla... You were my favorite part of my time in Europe and I will remember my time there fondly. Especially with all those lemoncello's at night with new made friends. Ciao Ciao...

Please do not stay at this Hotel... The service was terrible We had no help with our bags and the wifi which cost you €5.00 only worked in the reception area downstairs.. The rooms were filthy and had mould and no air conditioning. There was no complimentary water and the bar fridge was dirty. There was patched plaster and dirty marks on the walls.The breakfast was not fit to eat. Giving a rating of 1... was generous..

Vacation was booked as a surprise to me from the wife...having read through the feedback/reviews was miles from the overall standards at the hotel. Rooms poor, Beds reasonable camp beds, bathroom tiny, shower leaking on to the bathroom floor and into the bedroom...clear evidence that this had occurred many times. Facilities vey basic, Breakfast you had to leave by the front door and enter into another, basic breakfast with minimal range, and very cramped. Offered meals in the evening but no encouragement to use as always empty. Wine bar failed to deliver the expected standards ordering a mixed drink to be provided with completely different drink and when challenged didn't have the stock in place. Very difficult to relax, and spent best part of our day walking around Rome reluctant to return to early.

Nice hotel and good clean room. The food served in the restaurant was nice and the waiter very friendly. Downsides were the smell in the room was unpleasant and no information on city tax which cost €24 at the end of the 3 night stay.

We settled into the hotel well with a double room and ensuite/shower- much nicer than we thought it'd be! Wifi was provided for free which was another bonus! The hotel is in a great location, about a 20 min taxi from colosseum and a walkable distance from Vatican City. The restaurant downstairs in the hotel was lovely- they serve good value for your food! However... The whole duration of our trip, the hotel smelt like sewage, it was disgusting- not sure why? The shower was more of a trickle of water than shower. The day before we checked out, my boyfriend and I came out with a horrific rash from supposedly the bed sheets or covers. Finally, be aware that you have to pay a tourist tax when you get there, we were not told about this and had to pay unexpectedly just before we left for the airport...

We stayed 3 nights. We found a big room, clean and nice. The staff was friendly (all, from the receptionist till the cleaning lady). The breakfast was rich, with a lot of stuff to choose from). The location is good, next to buses. The only thing we didn't like was that was noisy inside the room. (You could clearly hear what is going on outside, maybe the window's frame is not fixed well. ) The prices for a meal in the area is exaggerated (from 16-19€/ portion! )

The room we were in was okay but I dont think it deserves the 3 star rating (the average rating ) in online booking sites. The only redeeming factor perhaps is the price but for that amount I would expect a higher standard of cleanliness. I can see mould in the bathroom. The room decor needs a lot to be desired - there was a big picture on the wall near the headboard - it was dark and gloomy and a bit frightening. Most staff were friendly but NOT ALL. there were one or 2 staff who were not trained at all on what reception is all about and what customer service is - he was impassive and sometimes his demeanour was barely tolerant of guests who asks. For example, I asked that a taxi is booked for us the following day to take us to the airport. The guy at reception said ok will do BUT guess what the next morning I asked a different guy at reception what time our taxi is coming and he said nothing was booked for us and there was nothing on record. It was good that there was a taxi that was available.

This "hotel" is better described as a hostel. It is shabby in every way - the decor is old-fashioned and tired; the wallpaper and ceilings are stained and dirty; the noise from the city outside is so loud you might as well be sat on the street, and the staff are unhelpful and rude. On arrival, we were simply given a key to our room with no other information; we were not told when/where breakfast would be served (which was included in the price of our stay), we were not told about the availability of the evening restaurant and we were not told the time of check-out. We were not offered help to carry our bags up to our room, which we had to carry up several flights of stairs. When we arrived in the room we were disappointed to say the least; our room was not much bigger than a postage stamp and felt dark and dingy. The fridge was the same temperature as the room and there were no tea or coffee-making facilities. During our stay, the bathroom sink kept leaking and soaking the bathroom floor, which wasn't cleaned properly the whole time we were there - we had to keep putting towels down to soak up the mess. The shower wouldn't stay at one temperature and so one minute the water was freezing cold and then scolding the next. We kept finding dust everywhere which proved that the rooms weren't being cleaned properly; if it hadn't been for the fact that there were (thankfully) clean bed sheets and clean towels, I wouldn't have been willing to stay there. I was constantly having to ring/go down to reception to ask for more towels and more toilet paper, to which the staff were never exactly "happy to help". My partner was ill for a few nights of our stay, and so we had no choice but to stay in the room a couple of evenings. The first night we ordered room service and the food was average. Another night we bought food from the local store and so I had to ask reception for some cutlery, which they supposedly couldn't provide because the hotel restaurant was "closed" at 9pm on a Wednesday night - which meant room service was also unavailable. On departure we were charged €20 to use the personal driver at the hotel to take us to the station, which would have cost about €10 if we'd have used a taxi as it's a 5 minute drive. The driver didn't help us with our bags into, or out of, the taxi. In the end we simply had to laugh about how terrible this hotel actually is. How on earth it boasts 3 stars is beyond me, but it is definitely no more than 2 stars. It is probably the worst hotel I have stayed in, and it's safe to say I will not be returning or recommending it to anyone; if I know of anyone visiting Rome in the future I will be warning them away from this hovel!

Via Calabria 17/19 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Borghese Gallery
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in Sallustiano within a short walk of Borghese Gallery, Hotel Priscilla is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. The 47 rooms at this 3-star hotel include refrigerators and minibars and guests can enjoy free breakfast. Also close to this Rome hotel are St. Peter's Basilica and Villa Borghese.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 47 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bidets.

Property features

At Hotel Priscilla, guests have access to WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. Parking is EUR 25 per day (EUR 30 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 55 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a porter/bellhop, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

38% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 479 reviews