Hotel Saint Paul Rome4.0 out of 5.0
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The “Hotel” St Paul is without doubt the worst hotel we have ever stayed in; do not stay here for ANY reason! Unfortunately I cannot give a rating below 1 star, which is FAR too generous for this dreadful place! The four star rating is beneath contemptible; it is a one star at best! As such, I have made formal complaints to the Italian Hotels Federation, the tour operator, and Groupon, who now appear to have thankfully removed the hotel from their travel offerings. It is located in a dilapidated and run down area, in a rough back street littered with rubbish, covered in graffiti, with prostitutes plying their trade after dark (we counted three used condoms on the pavement, and a used hypodermic syringe near the hotel entrance) The area feels very unsafe during the day, let alone at night. The hotel itself is a dated, scruffy building and the room itself was shabby and dirty - but at least it had a window - the first room we were offered was a windowless cell! The rooms are TINY (we had to step over the bed to get to the window) and are more akin to the poor quality you would expect in a second rate youth hostel that a hotel. The walls in the room were covered in scrapes and dirty marks, the cheap laminate flooring was damaged and lifting, the bathroom was grubby, but worst of all was what appeared to be faecal matter on the hard, uncomfortable, mattress. The hotel is located a 20 minute walk from the nearest metro, which takes you into Rome in 20 minutes - spending almost an hour an a half commuting into Rome each day is to my mind is simply too far out for a city break which we booked through Groupon at a last minute thought, without any research or background checks. Calling itself the Hotel St Paul Rome is very deceptive, as it is neither near St Paul’s - or for that matter Rome! Then there’s the noise... surely a reasonable expectation in ANY hotel, no matter how basic, is that you can get some sleep - that is what you are paying for after all; sadly, you won’t get much sleep in this hotel (even if you are prepared to endure the rest of its very obvious shortcomings) as there is a nightclub immediately below the hotel that blares out “music” at a wholly unacceptable volume until the early hours of the morning. We called reception each evening to address the problem, but encountered unsurprising apathy. The receptionist, who I believe was called Valeria, was very unhelpful throughout our stay.We asked her on several occasions to help us contact the tour operator so that we could change hotels and asked for international dialling codes etc, but we found her to be consistently sullen, obtuse, and disinterested - perhaps because we are no doubt not the first guests to complain about such issues in her hotel? On checking out, we decided AGAINST paying the additional €36 “Tourist Tax” for the three nights which we endured in this appalling excuse of a room; this locally payable fee is levied on a sliding scale according to the star rating of the hotel - and we certainly took issue with paying a rate that in effect accepted the “star rating” - it added insult to injury in this entire sorry experience, and was simply a step too far!
Location In a less than fashionable area where there are many high rise apartments and lots of graffiti. It’s a local residential suburb with little to offer the visitor. Few places to eat and drink around the hotel, here are a few we did find : Asian inn Chinese. Cafe Bleid. Osteria della Carne (across bridge 15min walk). The metro is Basilica St. Paulo or Marconi about 15 mins walk. Easy 4 stops to colosseum or 6 stops to Termini central. 1.50 Euro fare each way. Hotel Not bad for a 3 star basic hotel. Small bar for coffee and drinks.in lobby. Clean and tidy. Breakfast very good Staff Friendly and helpful. Recommends Not the area but the hotel was basic and fairly cheap. Surcharges at check out left a sour taste.
Sitting in the airport and thought i’d write a review. Firstly the city of Rome is fantastic, and I would definitely recommend visiting, we thought staying in a hotel on the outskirts was a good idea, what a mistake we made, do not stay in this hotel for the following reasons; We checked in and everything was looking promising and we looked forward to a good nights sleep. That was until we were kept awake by the noise. There is a restaurant next door and that magically changes to a nightclub. The hotel is next to a university, if you are looking to party then great, however don’t expect to get any sleep until at least 2am in the morning every night. The noise makes the window’s shake at night. We flew from Manchester and i wouldn’t be surprised if they heard the music 1000 miles away. Secondly the neighbourhood itself, the hotel is next to a university, and the roads and pathways are full of litter. Avoid walking alone at night as there are a number of pickpockets and prostitutes in the area, and if you decide to stay here, mind your stop incase you stand on a used condom. If you like strictly come dancing you will become an expert in dancing around used condoms and rubbish on the streets. I would also recommend dining in the city centre of Rome in an evening, me and my wife went to a restaurant 300 meters away recommended by one of the members of staff , we were not greeted and waited 15 minutes without any form of greeting. We may as well have been a statue and we were not welcome. There are also no english channels on the satellite TV, plus don’t be fooled by the “free” breakfast, we were quoted 8 euros a day for a slice of ham and a lump of cheese. The staff were very nice, however a lot of improvements are needed. This is not a 4 star hotel, and it is 6 euros a night per person for city tax. We averaged around 2-3 hour sleep a night, if you want a good 8 hours book somewhere else. Overall Rome was fantastic, the hotel not great. We will certainly not be staying here again.
It’s a shame, as the hotel is lovely. However if you are early risers to enjoy the full rome experience... do not come to this hotel !!!!!!!! The website fools you with “quiet”... no no no. The hotel is attached to a really loud club playing extremely loud music till 2am. Didn’t get up till 11am most days because of the loudness. & that wastes your whole morning. Definitely will not be coming to this hotel again and will urge others not to. If you enjoy late night parties then it’s great for you.
Hotel was clean, reception staff helpful and pleasant. Food poor, no catering for English. Bedding and towels changed every day. Furniture needs replacing. Cupboards doors fell off when you opened them . Not all rooms have balcony. No facilities for making drinks during the day as bed and breakfast only
This hotel was a great find! We got the bus from airport very reasonably priced to termini then the metro to hotel which was only a short walk away! Hotel in university district but found area to be fine! Reasonably priced convenience stores for water and snacks. Lovely reception area friendly welcoming staff! Great family room large and with a balcony! Clean with a mini fridge and tv. Breakfast was included in our package! It was a really good continental which set us up for the day! Yes it’s a little out of centre but less than 10 minutes on metro and we even walked into centre couple times! There’s a Very good local restaurant around the corner! Very good value and good portions! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Just be aware of the tourist/city tax on checkout
After some poor hotels on our visit to Italy Saint Paul lifted our spirits. The reception area is clean bright and welcoming with some interesting pieces of art. Our room was on the 5th floor and the bed was firm and comfy and air conditioning was in good working order. The bathroom was small but functional although could have done with the decor refreshing. Shower was a bit of a tight squeeze, watch out if you have curves. Getting to the hotel was quite easy once you got to grips with the metro station, it’s a 10 min walk and yes it’s not the most scenic but then a lot of the outskirts are full of derelict buildings and graffiti. On the plus your a couple of stops from the coliseum and I’ll never forget coming up from metro to that magnificent building, travel on the metro is 1.50 euros and for that you get to ride for 100mins. All in all good value for money, although it’s 50 euros to Campino Airport so,factor that in to your expenses.
Good Clean, friendly staff, good value, 10 minutes walk to the metro, comfortable beds and a good shower. Bad Quite a way from centre but compensated for by price. Quite noisy, there is a bar/club next door and music didn't stop until 1am but double glazing helped. Breakfast was cleared away 1 minute after 10am. Summary Good value hotel if you don't mind being a bit away from the centre.
The hotel and staff are first class.nothing was to much trouble for them I had a problem with my return flight and hotel transfer the receptionist Valentina (I hope I have got her name right) went above and beyond to help me sort it out. Would and have recommend this hotel.i will be back again soon...
We stayed at Saint Paul Hotel for two nights at the end of September. Good hotel with everything you need for a few days stay. Wifi, hairdryer (very good one too!), extra pillows, blankets, air con, good shower facilities and towels. Quiet hotel and comfy beds, so two good nights sleep. Friendly, helpful welcome on arrival and this level of service continued throughout our stay. Lovely outdoor area for a few drinks in the evening and good selection of drinks.
- Walking distance to Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Located in EUR within a short walk of Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Hotel Saint Paul Rome is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Museum of Roman Civilization. This 53-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and coffee/tea in a common area. Circus Maximus and Baths of Caracalla are also nearby.
Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 53 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars and safes. 26-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.
Guests of Hotel Saint Paul Rome enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and a TV in a common area.
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64% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 773 reviews