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Hotel Saint Paul Rome

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Looking at some of the negative reviews I am sure the reviewers were living on another plant and exaggerated their experiences. The hotel is near a university where the students appear to have a penchant for graffiti which unfortunately spoils the area. The walk to the hotel is not like many places in Rome with neglected pavements and some litter. We never felt threatened or unsafe as some of the reviewers stated. The hotel more than makes up for it this. Our room was immaculate with comfortable beds and all the conveniences. Breakfast was an exceptional spread of continental breakfast with also cooked food. Only criticism was the scrambled eggs were as often is the case with a buffet a little dry. The staff were very welcoming and could not be more helpful. This hotel deserves its 4* rating. It is also a very short way from Rome on the metro 15-20 mins to Colosseum and Circus Maximus also not far from the main train Terminal in the centre of Rome. I would certainly stay there again.

Had trip brought as Christmas presents from son going out on 28/1/18 get to hotel on sunday afternoon only to find hotel is shut closed down on 20/1/18 nobody told us or text to say it was closed stuck trying to find new hotel not good for a 70 and 60 year old couple years

Hotel was very poor, rooms wernt that nice definantly not worth a ☆4 rating and the tax was €24 for 2 people for 2 night yet in Venice it was €8.80 for a ☆4. Beds were stiff as a board and pillows were flat i actually had vertigo after the 1st night sleeping there and woke up dizzy as anything. Hotel was outdated and the rooms had a funny smell.

The hotel is very much in the suburbs and opposite a University. The first room we had was very small,therefore we upgraded to a larger room at an additional 10 euros per night. The hotel is very clean and tidy and the staff very hepful and friendly. However, there is no restaurant at the hotel (apart from a breakfast dining area) and unfortunately there isn't any where to eat other than an Asian restaurant (which was quite good) and asmall Trattoria - which was not open over the week-end. We also found a small bar which served snacks. Adjacent to the hotel was a Pizza restuarant that looked more like a canteen. (Probably because the university student used it as such). The hotel bar is in the foyer and does not have any ambience. We had to walk to the metro to get into the main centre of things. However, very easy to use and we purchased a 3 day travel card which can be used on trains and buses. Graffiti was every where. Must be the capital city of Graffiti. Even the trains are covered in it. Not a particuclary nice area to stay.

The hotel is located down a lane with no clear directions to thw hotel.It took us 2 hours to find this hotel .This hotel was part of the package for our trip. Thre reception area is ornate and bright. The reception staff were helpful. Breakfast was limited and the breakfast staff are unfriendly.The neighbourhood is noisy with prostitudes parading around the corner. We had to walk 300- 500 m to find a restaurant.

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 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

Via Vito Volterra 43 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 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. Colosseum and Circus Maximus 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.

Property features

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 778 reviews