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Hotel Silva

3.0 out of 5.0

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Hotel located a reasonable walk from Bologna metro. Bedroom and bathroom were clean but cold, tiny shower cubicle and no plug for the sink. Water was hot, hairdryer struggled. Towels and bed linen all clean, but needed more pillows and blankets. There was a quilt in the cupboard which was huge and weighed a ton, but it warmed me up. Breakfast was very disappointing, someone really needs to explain to the staff that tea should be made with boiling water, and teapots should have lids. I understand why more than one pot was not offered, as it was like luke-warm dishwater, so who would want a second? First breakfast was very disappointing with only some ancient looking cereal, milk that was off, pre-packed "toasts" and two vey sad-looking dejected croissants.The second morning some fresh oranges appeared, which were lovely, and the waitress came and handed out long-life croissants which were unappetising but edible. The third morning we struck gold with a whole plate of fresh croissants. Still couldn't make tea though. Oh, I forgot to mention, breakfast also included a jar of broken biscuits for some strange reason. Oh well, when in Rome......

I would not give any rating to this kind of service, the day we arrived we were dropped on the main road 2 lanes down from the hotel, we had 2 heavy luggages, and the footpath was unleveled so cold not get our baggage easily. As we checked in around noon the receptionist was soft-spoken and helpful, but i was disappointed when they charged 32 Euros as city tax, we had two big luggages which we had to carry by ourselves to third floor as there are no elevators 😒. It seems all the furniture is 100 years old and wardrobe has key but can't lock it. Bathroom is so tiny and not organised properly. Second day morning we went for breakfast, we read notice stating ask for coffee at the counter. We asked for Cappuccino, what we received was nothing more but plain coffee water, it was disappointing, whatever presented for breakfast was sweet, no fruits, no bread & cheese. We left disappointed for the day, in evening when we returned our room was not cleaned, towels were not changed bed was undone. Third day we went for breakfast and asked the lady (receptionist in morning) for coffee she brought coffee but again disappointed, then we asked for hot milk, she was rude to answer back and just behaved awfully. Same day evening our room was not cleaned. Pathetic service even after telling. If they are charging for the service we should not be telling them to clean or serve every now and then. Just Pathetic service. There is restaurant just below the hotel, I can't understand what they cook that smells so bad in our room in morning and at night for long. I am vegetarian and not used to such smells, hence it is unbearable for me. Because of restaurant it was noisy at night. As we were exhausted from the travel we just went to sleep. Pros: WiFi is strong, and evening receptionist (male) and noon receiptionist (female) are helpful and polite. I would not recommend anyone to take their service until they improve 😒

Very nice staff and service in a quiet neighborhood. One of the best things is the restaurant attached to the hotel, Mamomi. Great fresh food at fair prices. The rooms are clean and bathrooms more modern then most.

Hotel Silva is a nicely renovated hotel. The rooms are good sized and the bathrooms average, although ours had the addition of a bidet. Located near the Bologna Metro station. Our best memory of this Hotel will be Hassan. He was very attentive and offered terrific service. You might want to ask for a room on the opposite side of the Restaurant and not in the front either. On Summer night's (because the AC doesn't really work much), you'll want to open the curtains and windows to cool down. Unfortunately most of the night people sit below out front and smoke and it makes it's way up into the rooms. The restaurant goes til fairly late and it is quite noisy, so no window opening there either. Fortunately we were exhausted each day we came back, so we pretty much passed out once we hit the bed.

I think this is the worst possible hotel there is. The extirior is nice and lobby looks good. But that's it . The rooms are tiny , old , extremly dark (no windows), bathroom is horrible and the reception lady \ owner was also very unpleasent. Just avoid it if you have an option.

But it is not OK! Load , insect , dirty bedroom are the bad points. Wifi connection is good , 4 mb/s downloading speed. Reasonable price . All in if you wanna come here as tourist , it is not good at all. But , for doing your work for some days is not bad. 4 euro you have to pay as tax for every day

The worst hotel ever, you will never get more disappointed than in this hotel! We've got the best room under the roof with a personal balcony which was an absolute catastrophe, smell of cats' urine never disappeared even after whole day rain. Room by itself is a total disaster, barely cleaned furniture, never washed cover on a bad, we felt disgusted even to touch it. The furniture is about 100 years old, so whenever you seat on bed, it makes those cracking sounds,should I mention how disturbing at night it may be? Air conditioning was presented in there, however never worked! So if you dare to open balcony in order not do die from heat, be ready to be eaten by a galleon of mosquitoes and reception doesn't offer any repellent or maintenance guy to fix the A/C! All the ceiling in a room is in dead mosquitoes stains as the previous visitors had a massive fights with them, as well as we did. Bathroom deserves a special word. The tube by itself is greasy, frightening to touch it as I believe it was never cleaned! It was broken, so after taking a shower we literally had to dry up and clean the floor, as all the water was leaking out. No sink plugs existing, what means that terrible smell spreads all over the place all the time. We never went for breakfast, couldn't wait to leave the place. Wi-fi connection was so poor that only worked in one position in a corner. Don't stay there, poor service will only make you wish for leaving. The elder lady at the reception was super rude and unpleasant. Worst experience in a life.

Had to be in the area and needed a bed. So this hotel was my choice but Cause Of location. From the previous reviews I avoided the economy room but even the standard room was bad. With a window? Yes. But very tiny one. The standard room was also in the basement so it wasn't pleasant at all. The breakfast is really bad. Just cereals and tea. The waitress was hostile (not toward me but to another guest who was having breakfast at the same time) The room also lacks in power sockets (there are only two and one was broken) The management didn't seem to care. Overall I would not come here but the area lacks in decent hotels. A friend of mine stayed in an airbnb nearby for the same price which was much better so think about it as an option :)

My wife and I were coming from Venice and Florence looking for a place in Rome to relax. We wanted a quiet and comfortable room to sleep in, and to catch up on needed rest. What we got was the exact opposite. The staff was as helpful as they could be, but that was limited to collecting the tax fees. They were not personable in the least. The room, which was on the first floor, was terrible. The first floor entrance had a marble floor, so sound reflected loudly. A normal conversation from the front desk was easily heard from inside our room. Even worse, the room was right above the hotel's restaurant outdoor sitting area. That meant when we opened our window because it was swampy in our room (the air conditioner did not work), the smoke from everyone's cigarets came flooding in. That explains why every time I came into that room it smelled like a smokers room (I won't forget finding the cigarette butts on the window sill inside the room when I first entered). The noise from the restaurant could not be deafened by closing the window; though it wouldn't matter because the frequent loud conversations of the staff members yelling to or at each other from down the hall kept us awake. On a brighter side, the restroom was clean, very small but clean. The restrooms in any hotel will be cramped so I didn't have a complaint about that. The bed was two twin beds put together and loosely held together by a non-fitted sheet barely tucked in on either side. The mattresses were not comfortable and the pillows were flat. The comforter reeked of cigarette smoke. The location of the hotel is not great. It is a 10 minute walk to the Bologna metro, then you take the public transportation to your desired destination. My wife and I learned the public transit system very well over our four days. Still, it requires a lot of walking. We chose to stay so far away from the heart of Rome to save on cost, which we paid for in mileage. Lesson learned is, don't be cheap on the location, find something closer. Our experience is that of one room on the first floor. Different floors may experience different results. Because of my one time experience, I will not be returning.

This hotel was recommended by a long - time rome resident. It's location is fantastic; on a quiet fragrantly leafy quiet street, eight minutes walk to bologna metro. Fifteen minutes total to colosseum. Beautiful place with large rooms. The breakfast was only sweet pastries, would have welcomed some savory. Parking can be tight but we got lucky and found a place right in front.

Via Antonio Bosio, 20 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Nomentano, Hotel Silva is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Borghese Gallery and Bioparco di Roma. This 13-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Rome hotel are Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Hotel Silva's 13 air-conditioned rooms provide safes, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1920, Hotel Silva offers free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. This hotel also has a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 216 reviews