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Hotel Repubblica

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I hate to give money to businesses that treat you like a pain, so I can't really recommend this one. The room was so-so. It was quiet, which is my highest priority. The location was good, the breakfast was good, but most of the staff is hostile. I walked into the wrong room in the kitchen because I couldn't find the coffee and I got yelled at by the kitchen worker. I mean, yelled at like I walked into her private bathroom. Geesh! The could be heard arguing with a co-worker during breakfast and was slamming things around. Is there no word for customer service in Italian? Two different front desk clerks were also rude. One quiet snarky about the payment. Later she was making out with a guy on the sidewalk when I came back.. I guess I had interrupted her private messaging or something. The other, an Asian woman, glared at me for basic questions. Like she had seen my type before - a paying customer type?

The only thing going for this hotel is where it is situated, apart from that I wouldn't bother! Asking for an extra toilet roll for my room seemed a crime and I was told to buy my own as it was 21:00pm at night, last time I checked diarrhoea happened at all times of the day...breakfast is cereal, bread, cheese and ham and as I'm not that fussy it did the job for me, basic but ok, room decor needs updating but are averagely clean! Suppose you get what you pay for yet I still expect a bog roll thrown in for the price!!!

So, my first impressions of the hotel were okay, however, the card machine at the front desk had a problem with my card, so I had to go and get cash to pay the tax balance. Not a problem. Then the room. It was cosy to say the least. It was basic but enough for the 4 nights I was staying. Nothing too fancy, but then I'm not the kind of person who spends a lot of time in the room, so it wasn't so bad. Until I took a shower. The shower door fell off twice and I had to put it back on the runners, and even when it was on the runners, there was several holes in it, which meant that when ever I used it, the entire bathroom flooded. If you're banking on using the wifi that the hotel offers, don't bother, it doesn't work. I explained to reception that I was having a problem with it and they told me to come back in the morning. I didn't bother, as there was a nice bar across the road that serves great beer so I used the wifi there. I was mostly satisfied with my stay here until the last night, when my card stopped working, and when speaking to the front desk I was told to come back in the morning and someone else would sort it for me - although they did send someone to my room a few times to let me in. The staff here weren't great. It was all very matter of fact and 'well that's just the way it is.' Which was a bit disappointing. There was however, a young chap who seemed to be in charge of cleaning the top floor who was very nice, and was helpful when the key stopped working - he seemed to be just about the only person who took any interest in the hotel. Don't bother with the breakfast. The coffee is dreadful and the food was rather stale - I get the impression they just fridges things from previous days. I give this a two star because although the utilities were not utilisable, it was mostly clean and I felt safe in the room and didn't fear for my things while I was out.

Shabby looking hotel wasn't too concerned at first as we'd only be sleeping there, room and bed was clean and then I walked into the shower room!!!!! Mould all over the walls behind toilet cistern above shower nightmare!!!! Unfortunately we had to stay there as due to the rugby everywhere else was fully booked!!! We didn't see any staff apart from the night we arrived and we didn't eat at the hotel either!! But on a good note it's slap bang in the middle of Rome

The hotel is very very old.The breakfast is not good.I want but i can find something good to tell you. The room service lives the towers outside the door downstairs the floor 🙈never again in this hotel

Stayed 4 nights . A reasonable price for hotels in Rome. Reception spoke English, was friendly enough and helpful. Quite a big room facing via Nazionale and the rooms were clean. Very centrally located with easy walk to several tourist sites and the underground rail. (Bus stop outside front door but we didn't use it). Not so good points Had to keep the window closed as via Nazionale is VERY busy, noisy and bumper to bumper all day. The traffic actually does stop at 3am but is back to normal at about 6am. Breakfast is best described as having just the bare basics. OK as a quick snack. Overall, the Hotel really needs a decent refurbishment as the whole place feels very old. Although I wouldn't stay here again, if your're willing to put up with noise and can get a good price it may be worth considering.

I wasn't impressed at this hotel, nor was I impressed either. The staff were friendly and did what they could to help us throughout our stay. Our room was on the top floor which meant we had to clamber into the very small lift with all of our suitcases. I am not complaining about the lift, I am simply stating that it was very small. I have seen other people complain about the lift, but what I think people are forgetting is that the hotel is in a very old building, the staircases are very old and made of stone, so the hotel has used what little space it has to provide a lift for guest. The room was very clean, there was ample space for two people and all of our luggage. My only complaints are that view from the window looked out into a brick wall and that the shower was quite tiny - I had to shower with the shower door open in order to wash my hair properly. It was seconds away from a metro station, meaning we could get to anywhere in Rom, and the colosseum/forum was only a ten-minute walk away. Along the street where the hotel is there is a wide variety of shops, supermarkets and cafés. I didn't expect too much when I booked this hotel, so I wasn't overly disappointed. If I ever travel to Rome again then staying here wouldn't be the end of the world.

This holiday was for my 50th birthday so we wanted a special hotel...well from check-in it was obvious that I was not of a high enough standard for this hotel!! I have stayed at many five star hotels around the world and have never been made to feel that I was of such an inadequate station to stay at this premises. The room itself is smaller than our bathroom at home! Honestly even the room service attendant was shocked at how small the room was and how dirty the carpet is!!! The concierge were indifferent to our desire to attend an opera and weren't interested in even obtaining our room number. The rooftop pool/bar is closed to hotel guest in the evening whilst the employees listen to loud music and enjoy the vista!! Overall the hotel has a less than complimentary pro-active accommodating attitude towards the guest! The next holiday in Rome will not be at this location as we deserve better and so do you!!!

The hotel is in a good location, near the Termini Station. I stayed in a quadruple room and it was very comfortable and big. The bathroom needs to be renewed, though. Breakfast is simple, but very good. The elevator is quite old, but it works well. The staff is nice and gentle.

Discovered this bad egg by pure chance. Traveling around on our cousins annual trip to Italy. We booked in at a "3" star hotel on Via Nazionale, prime location and great price for a three star. I'm not sure who had the gall to give this pay by the hour locale anything more then angel dust on a shag carpet. Upon check in we were informed that we were upgraded to a room facing the street, lucky we though a room with a view, thinking anything must be better than this lackluster reception area that was probably updated in the 40s. We arrived to our floor to find a beat up coach I wouldn't dare rest my luggage on a shall we call her a women of the night collecting her dues from a seemingly frequent customer. I though well hopefully at least the room will be clean, I mean we are in Rome we will only sleep there. We entered into out upgraded room, to find dirt and hair on the floor. A filthy bathroom, the sheets were covered in stains and were actually black. I must admit before I continue, I typically stay at very nice establishments but I'm one to put my nose up to a good deal. After about 30 mins of contemplating in the group as what we might do. I went back down to the reception and asked him if we could change to a different cleaner room. He said that we could but starting on the following night and there policy was that after 15 mins in the room, you could not change. Which of corse brought up some red flags, clearly this happens more then once in a while. And second of 15 minutes, really? Ok I said well can I see the other room. He gave me the key and checked it out. Indeed it was much cleaner and more modern probably from when Patty Labelle was on top 20. I went back down to the desk and tried to reason with him and he insured me that it wasn't going to happen and now that we had "used" the beds it was our room for the night. I went back up to the room to inform the group but by that time our luggage was at attention and they had decided to leave. I fired up my Hotelstonight app and booked 2 rooms around the corner. I chocked up the 250€ and we went on our way. The second hotel (star metrople) was just perfect and comfortable, highly recommend. So as a lesson to all of us our parents were right, younger what you pay for. Considering my set a seasoned travel I was floored on the absolute filth and disarray the state of the hotel was in, the staff was equally as disgusting. I do feel bad for the poor chap at the front desk, considering the clientele I'm sure he has to be stern.

Via Nazionale 251 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Repubblica, Hotel Repubblica is adjacent to Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. This 77-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Rome, it's also close to St. Peter's Basilica and Trevi Fountain.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of Hotel Repubblica's 77 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Hotel Repubblica features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and an arcade/game room. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours/tickets and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and a gift shop.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

14% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 415 reviews