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Grand Hotel Gianicolo - Rome

4 star Hotel Rome

Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi, 107 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
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The Grand Hotel Gianicolo is a luxurious Rome retreat that enjoys a truly stunning location. The road leading to the hotel winds its way along the crest of Gianicolo hill, shaded by splendid umbrella pines. It is lined by busts of Garibaldi's men and a monument of Garibaldi himself along with a monument of his wife, Anita.

Along the walk you may admire breathtaking views over Rome: from Villa Medici to San Giovanni in Laterano and, in the distance, the hills of Albano. The midday cannon is fired daily below the parapet. Further ahead there is an old stump where once stood the oak tree beneath which Tasso used to sit.

From here you may also glimpse other spectacular views of Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo, the Dome of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, the Dome of San Carlo al Corso, Trinità dei Monti, the Quirinal Palace, the Pantheon, the Dome of Sant'Andrea della Valle with the lower dome of the Church of Jesus. In addition, guests can see the Militia Tower, with the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, and the flat façade of Santa Maria dell'Aracoeli.

Hotel Gianicolo offers professional service and a wide range of amenities for a wonderful experience, including free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel and garage parking for a surcharge. During your stay, savor Italian dining at Restaurant Alla corte dei conti, and enjoy refreshments at the poolside bar. For business travelers, the conference space measures 93 square metres (1001 square feet) and includes an Internet point. The multilingual staff can help with secretarial services and babysitting.

The outdoor freeform swimming pool (25 metres on the diagonal) is open daily May through September from 9 AM to 9 PM. Swimming cap is required.

Pets are permitted.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
Based on 160 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

We loved this hotel and would come back. The maps for the bus system that the hot...

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Breakfast at Grand Hotel Gianicolo

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Grand Hotel Gianicolo

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Pool bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Limousine service
  • Private parking
  • Baby sitter

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 57 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 15.50 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 11 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Grand Hotel Gianicolo is also known as

Grand Hotel Del Gianicolo
Grand Hotel Rome

8.9

Clean

8.8

Location

7.6

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

8.1

Service

Grand Hotel Gianicolo reviews

7.7 Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Nice hotell in a good location in Trastevere. Walking distance to Trastevere centre and Vatikan if Your legs are good. Quiet surronding. Public bus to city centre.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

It was our fourth stay at the Grand Hotel del Gianicolo. The location of the hotel at the slopes of the Gianicolo hill is beautiful just as the hotel`s garden and pool. This hotel is for us and many other visitors a favourable starting point for discovering the picturesque quarter of Trastevere, the Isola Tiberina and the innumerable highlights in the historic center - and when you are back from your more or less exhausting excursions the Hotel Gianicolo will be the right place to relax.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Had our second stay at this fantastic hotel. We first got a very, very small room with no view. We asked if it was possible to change rooms, and we got the largest room in the hotel with a fantastic view. Helpful and very nice staff. When in Rome, we will stay at this hotel! No other!

6.1 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

the room was very noisy (a lot of traffic); the shower was not very clean. Nothing was ready for a quiet breakfast at 9 o'clock : lot of people, the table were not cleared : you have to wait, after, there is no coffee ready, no spoon... Priority to the tour operator groups. welcoming very impersonal, border haughty !

6.1 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

We chose Hotel Del Gianicolo for a weeks stay in Rome due to it's location in the Trastevere location and it's great bars and restaraunts. It was further than it appears on a map as it on top of a huge hill, however the bus service and taxis didn't make this terribly invoneient. The Hotel's own website shows the hotel in a very flattering light, however the stay was not unpleasant. The hotel staff did not know all the bus connections when a correspondance was necessary, also the teapots at breakfast were strangely unavailable fro use as teapots. Travel into the historic centre is necessary by one of two bus routes, which we found OK but at times tiresome compared to being on the metro. The hotel provided natural light in the rooms and the rooms were adequate if unspectacular. The night life for trastevere is good and a welcome break from the more touristy areas of Rome.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This hotel was all it advertised itself to be. The breakfast was excellent, the rooms elegant for the money, and the location, and stylings were all positive. The only problem I have ever incured wasn't with the hotel but my own shortsightedness. I stayed here twice in my travels but the first I took what may have been a gypsu cab or a dishonest one at least. I knew this hotel was on top of a hill, above the Trastevere area but it is also easy and quick to get to by car. The cab driver convinced me that he would have to charge me extra (from the train station) because of the winding streets and it's location. Thinking that I made a mistake in my location calculations I agreed to his set price (which was probably 3 times more than it was worth (and I tipped him like a fool). We got there in less than 10 minutes and he dropped me at the side of the hotel, not the front door. I didn't know the difference and I rang the bell there. The desk instructed me that I was at the side of the building and to come around to the front. That's when it hit me...I was played and I fell for it. Stupid, I know right? Anyway, from the train staion this ride should NOT cost you more than 10 euro. Don't be foolish...like me. The hotel is a wonderful place and you will enjoy your stay there. Make note though, it is at very top of the Janiculum Hill or known also as the top quarter above Trastevere. Not an easy walk up but not terrible either...it's a hill, it's not going to be easy for old folks. The views are spectacular from the lookout points. An excellent find...and I return to Rome 2 or 3 times a year. If you can handle the hill...you will be happy you did. Enjoy.

7.4 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Rooms are a bit small. Especially the bathrooms. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. TO the point of walking us down the street to make sure we understood their directions. Delightful location

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Luxury hotel, very competitive through this web site. 15 min walk from city center, but city bus 115 (you need to get familiar with it) and tram N°8 will be your best friends to limit the effort. Surroundings is an area of nice luxury residences and embassies, on the gianicolo hill. Astounding view over Rome when walking down towards city center in the evening. Hotel is easy to access from the highways, and outside the area of limited car access. Use the hotel car park (conevnient and relatively cheap). The swimming pool is a real one, reasonnable size, very nice in hot summer afternoons. Did not try the restaurant (so nice to be in Rome at night). Enjoyed the place a lot, worth the money. Only staff friendliness is not where it should be with all the guys there.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

this hotel was perfect for our stay...marco and daniel at the front desk were very pleasant and were willing to help at all times...tante baci to them for all their help.. the romms were a little small, but were good for the time we spent in them... the pool was beautiful...we have stayed in rome before at other hotels, but this one was the best by far.....when we go to rome we will only stay in this hotel from now on.....it was only 10 euro to the center of the city.after a full day of that it was a pleasure to come back to a little peice of paradise.....there were several restaurants in the area that were also very good too....

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Portugal

Ich reiste mit meiner Tochter und mit meinem Lebenspartner. Das Hotel liegt einfach in einer tollen Gegend. Wir sind viel gelaufen, hätten es aber nicht gemusst, da verschiedene Bushaltestellen in der Nähe des Hotels liegen und somit die Innenstadt Roms sehr gut zu erreichen ist. Aber dann hätten wir uns an der tollen Aussicht auf Rom, die wir beim Durchqueren des Parks Gianicolo hatten, nicht erfreuen können. Zu Fuss erreichen Sie Trastevere in gut 10 Min., den Vatikan in 35 Min. Der Service im Hotel war sehr gut und die Mitarbeiter/innen immer hilfsbereit. Die Zimmer waren für uns vollkommen ausreichend und sehr sauber. Es wurde jeden Tag gereinigt, die Bettwäsche und die Handtücher gewechselt. Das Frühstücksbuffet war hervorragend und auf eine kurze Bitte hin, haben wir auch unseren Cappucino erhalten. Im übrigen sehr gut. Kurzum das Hotel ist klasse und dient auch noch zum Erholen nach den langen Besichtigungstouren. Ich würde jederzeit wieder dieses Hotel buchen.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Gianicolo was PERFECT!!! Great service,beautiful touristic areas walking distance, gorgeous garden with incredible summer pool, gourmet breakfast and very helpful friendly staff....definitely a come back!!!!

7.0 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The neighbors were very loud in the night; we had a rather clairaudient room. Not enough space for two bedside tables.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Some was open, helpful and friendly but staff behind reception was pretty uptight and stiff. Sent us to pick up a AVIS rental to wrong address that costed us EUR22 extra a lot of time. But overall a good hotel for the price.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Grand Hotel Del Gianicolo is magnificent! We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. It´s hard to get there, but very much worth it when you find it.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Wir haben im Oktober 2008 mit 5 Leuten für 3 Tage im (Grand) Hotel Gianicolo übernachtet, alles perfekt und wie beschrieben. Die hier an einigen Stellen erwähnte Lautstärke nachts durch den am Hotel vorbeifahrenden Verkehr kann ich so nicht bestätigen, es war nicht totenstill, aber Rom ist auch eine Großstadt. Wir konnten bei geöffnetem Fenster problemlos schlafen. Einzig das Bad im Doppelzimmer (im Dreibettzimmer ok) war etwas eng durch das eingebaute Bidet. Die Terrasse des Hotels lädt zu jeder Tageszeit durch den sehr gepflegt angelegten Garten zum Verweilen ein.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The view from right down the street of Rome is awesome. The Hotel has an amazing breakfast and the staff are friendly and helpful.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Hôtel très bien situé dans le quartier du Travestere, soit à 1/2 heure à pied du centre-ville. La piscine est la bienvenue avec les chaleurs de Rome (bonnet de bain obligatoire). L'accueil, les chambres, la restauration sont excellents. Un peu loin du centre-ville : avantage : vous avez une piscine - inconvénient : il faut retrouver le courage pour aller diner le soir...

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

This hotel is a short walk to all the sites of downtown Rome however, it is also a welcome place to relax. The pool is refreshing and the staff is always helpful.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Fantastic hotel - great location near Gianicolo hill park. walking distance to Rome. Nice facilities - great pool and breakfast.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

this hotel is on a traffic island but has a nice pool which is perfect in very hot weather to come back to and relax. We found the staff excellent. They recommended an outstanding restaurant located at the back of the hotel on our arrival. its a short walk to the vatican and a overall a great hotel for visiting Rome if you use the excellent public bus service

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Large public area, large rooms for Rome, and of course the location is great. this is a pretty good value for the money in Rome, and parking at Villa Borgehese is within walking distance.

7.9 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A lovely hotel with lovely garden & great pool(even though we did not get to use it) . Rooms were on the small side but public rooms and grounds made up for that. Easy access to Trastevere but out of the way if you want to be in central Rome the whole time- need to walk a distance or catch taxis. Breakfast room stunning.

0.6
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Portugal

The room was not ready when we arrived (2 hours after the check-in time). They said that the room was going to be on the 2nd floor but then they gave us a very small room right next to reception where we could hear all the talking between customers and employees, and the phone ringing all day long. They were very unpleasent when we asked to move to another room. We insisted and they finaly agreed to make the room change on the next morning. Since then they had an unprofessional and rude behaviour with us. The worst experience in a hotel ever.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

We (couple 45/50) had a very pleasant stay at Hotel Del Gianicolo. The breakfast was perfect - delicious food in a beautiful room with vintage jazz music in the background. Very nice (and quite spacious) room. Friendly staff. Some noise from traffic, but not very much by Roman standards. Excellent location, 10 - 15 min walk down to Trastevere, with wonderful view of the city.

7.4 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

For the first time we stayed at Hotel Del Gianicolo. We spent 7 days in Rome as we did in 2003 and we will come back again as soon as possible. Our bathroom (room no. 214)shows signs of mould at the window and near the bath tube also at the curtain. The jacuzzi-type bath tube makes no sense instead impedes one`s movements. Although we could switch off the air-condition which spread an arctic cold (for what reason?)we nevertheless had to fill in a flap with paper to stop indirect inflooding cold air. After this "operation" we felt comfortably . Once again the air-condition: the hotel`s corridors are extremely cold. Why? Breakfast: "Cafe Americano" is almost undrinkable! Why not try simple instant coffee? Thanks for nice days in the Hotel Del Gianicolo . We hope to drop in again! Eckart Fiene

7.9 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Bel emplacement sur la colinne Janicule. A 2mn, les vues sur Rome sont magnifiques. A ne pas rater. RAS sur l'hotel. A good location on the Gianicolo hill. Outstanding views on Roma, close to the hotel. Recommand sunup and sunset walks!

6.7 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff is not especially welcoming, even though I have stayed here many times. The rooms are nicely appointed but small, but with very good bathrooms. Soundproofing is an issue. The location is wonderfully convenient if one is driving to the airport.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Location for us was ideal been away from the centre but still within walking distance, however you have to be fit to climb the hill ! Is was great to have some outside space to sit and relax after a hard days sight-seeing

4.7 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We arrived for the local holiday with not many restaurants open, we had to walk 20 mins to nearest, although very good was quite a trek. Picked the hotel for the pool, which was being renovated. Room was smaller than tiny and hotel smelled of smoke. Only plus was breakfast, very good selection. However, wouldn't stay here again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This hotel was absolutely wonderful. It is situated about a 15 minute walk from the Vatican on a hill overlooking Rome. Very quiet and very peaceful yet easy to access Rome. The view of Rome just a few steps down from the hotel at the park was fabulous. The rooms were gorgeous and the breakfasts fabulous. The pool was a great hit with the kids, though they all had to wear swim caps (which were available for purchase at the front desk). The staff was delightful and very helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Excellent Hotel, Great grounds/garden and pool. Spectacular area of Rome to be in. Everyone was very accomodating and would return there without a second thought. Shower rig up was a little weak but typical for Europe

7.5 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

The rooms were rather small. Except from that, nothing negative to report. The quality of service provided was excellent. Breakfast was fine. The swimming pool is a great plus.

7.3 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A delightful hotel, although slightly out of the way for cafes and restaurants. The surrounding hotel gardens were beautiful and relaxing after the bustle of the City. The staff were very helpful and obliging and spoke very good English.

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel and surroundings are beautiful, it is just such a shame that they don't have a good desk staff as well. One gentleman in particular was rude and quite put out at just the slightest question. Our room was like an oven and when we couldn't get the AC to come on, we were told that they control it at the desk. We asked if they would please turn it up for us (twice) but they never did. My advice, stay elsewhere!

7.8 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very nice in a traditional Italian style. The dated jacuzzi bathtub was a bit alarming. The room with lovely and the setting above the city very special. The neighborhood is one of old villas and an old atmospheric park. It will be good when the hotel gets their permits some day to complete the restaurant.

6.3 Fair
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

This was a speciel trip for my moms 60th birthday and i had booked this hotel a full 3 months before arrival. On arrival we were informed our reservation had been cancelled! My original bookingwas for 2 triple rooms and I then added a further 2 double rooms for additional people who pulled out so it was this reservation i cancelled. As it was on completely different reservation number I had no idea the hotel would choose to cancel both bookings. We were told they would sort out rooms for us and that we were `lucky`(!) and after an hour wait we were shown to our rooms.The rooms were fine although I was dissapointed with the size of the triple and found the camp bed unsuitable for an adult. We all found the majority of the reception staff to be quite rude and unhelpful, and since the incident on the first day we were made to feel we should be grateful to be staying there. On the last day of our trip we went to check out and were casually told was there was a taxi strike!!!He left us standing there whilst he proceeded to check out an italian guest who had came up behind us .He then said he would try and see if he could arrange a car for us, in 15 mins, as they offer an pick up/drop off service to the airport. Which of course we would have availed of had we been informed of a strike. When we had waited with no luck he gave us wrong directions to the bus stop to catch a train. We were seriously panicked for time and trying to run with a pushchair, car seat, luggage and a 60 year old was terrible!! We just made it as our check out was closed they had sympathy due to the strike and checked us in.The attendent at the airport could not believe we were not informed as it was announced the previous day. This lack of simple courtesy really but a dampener on the end of our holiday. On the positive the breakfast was good and the pool guy really friendly.Would not recommend this hotel to anyone who doesnt speak perfect italian.

7.9 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel, a bit away from hustle of centre of Rome. Great pool,(free to residents, so don't be put of by price list at front desk). Bus stops near by, we bought week long tickets from nearby news-stand,very reasoneable. Our only problem was that venere had made a mix-up with our room request(they did this on a prevous booking also), but the hotel sorted it out. Good breakfasts out every morning,lots of fresh fruit,cereals, rolls,pastries etc and staff will make hot choc or macchiato on request. Word of warning, at time we arrived taxis were on strike which made it difficult for holiday makers especially on arrival or departure for those taking bus to or from airport, fortunatley we had pre-booked private taxi pickup online. Overall Rome is fantastic, sights are wonderfull as is food in restaurants. Prices vary depending on how close to main piazzas you dine out at. Would definetly return to Rome.

7.0 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

It was indicated in Venere that this hotel provided a free wifi web connection. In fact , they tried to make me pay to get this and the connection was very very poor (quite impossible to surf). A good point for the breakfast , in a beautiful room and with a good service and attractive food.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Great breakfast, beautiful views! The terrace on top of the building offers spectacular views. Walls between rooms need to be more sound insulated...we were awoken at 3am with our neighbors singing.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

great hotel

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

I was travelling with my 11 year old son. We enjoyed our stay. The breakfast buffet was very good. The staff were always ready to help and there was always someone around who spoke English. Our only small gripe was that we would have liked twin beds not a double. The area is a bit workaday Rome but the walk down into Trastevere doesn't take long and there is the most amazing view to look at on the way. I would recommend this hotel to travellers who are looking for somewhere comfortable and quiet, reasonably priced but not too far out of the centre. Nice in summer, with own garden and pool and surrounded by parks. Parents of young children should be aware there is no pavement outside the hotel entrance and traffic can be busy.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had a wonderful time at this hotel. I have been to Rome once before and stayed near the train station. Staying in Trastevere was a welcome change. The rooms were spacious and very lovely. We were there in Feb 2007, so obviously we weren't able to use the pool. But it must be quite the place to be in the summer months. The staff and service were wonderful. We came in late one night from a tour and we asked if they could assist us in ordering some food. Not only did they do that, they opened their dining room and served our take-out food there. I'd definitely go back again!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

We staid seven days in Rome (six nights at Grand Hotel Del Gianicolo). Our room was small but very clean and pretty. Employees were very nice and obliging. The breakfast was hearty, fantastic. This Hotel is very near the Trastevere. Nous sommes restés sept jours à Rome (six nuits à l'hôtel Gianicolo). Notre chambre était plutôt petite mais confortable, très propre et agréable. Le personnel est sympathique et très serviable. Le petit-déjeuner était fantastique. L'hôtel est très proche du quartier Trastevere. Nous y avons passé un excellent séjour et nous y retournerions sans hésitation.

7.6 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

Nice hotel, and we enjoy our stay. Staff was nice and competent. However pictures on the site show gardens that are not there anymore!

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

amazing stay, very friendly and cooperative staff..wud definately consider going back the jacuzzi in room was ideal after the a tiring day Thanks

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Would happily recommend the Gianicolo to anyone. The rooms were well appointed, staff always friendly and helpful, and the rooms were spotless. Perhaps the only complaint is that sound traveled well - I could hear the mumbled conversations of my neighbors through the walls.

7.6 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

L'insonorizzazione delle camere è veramente scarsa. Si rischia di passare notti insonni a seconda dell'educazione dei vicini.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Had a fabulous time in the ideal location for a summer break in Rome, the pool is a welcome relief in the heat of summer after a morning sight seeing. Transport services into the centre are excellent but it is not too far to walk and the views on the way down were stunning. The staff were all friendly and very helpful, airport pickup and drop off helped a great deal. If we ever return to Rome and I'm sure we will this hotel will be my first choice.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

It was Oct.1 and the roof garden was already closed. I was very disappointed in not being able to view Rome at night from the roof. It was listed as one of the pluses for staying at this hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Very friendly staff. Practically all the staff were adept at English and also were very patient with my very rusty Italian. Beautiful grounds and the Gianicolo Hill is a beautiful location.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

It was a wonderful hotel but my daughter and I thought it was a little far from the sites and restaurants. The pool was of course a benefit.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Nice hotel. Lovely swimming pool that was a real bonus as it was so hot. Pool is free to residents of the hotel so don,t be put off by price list for use of pool at the front desk, this is for people not staying at hotel. Hotel is a bit far from centre of Rome and as it at top of a steep hill, not pleasant to walk to in 33c heat. Fortunately there is a bus stop near by & service is very good. Breakfasts were lovely. Only problem we had was that Venere had not passed on our change in room size request from double to triple for our family who were with us, this meant our 1st night we all had to change sleeping arrangments but hotel sorted this next day.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Excellent rooms and service, great value for the price I was quoted. Location is partway between downtown and Vatican City

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

L'albergo è bellissimo, leggermente decentrato e non eccessivamente srvito dai mezzi pubblici, anche se la zona e il posto sono talmente belli che su questo si può chiudere un occhio! le stanze sono grandissime e il servizio è eccellente

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Sehr empfehlenswertes Hotel. Gute Lage, sehr gutes Frühstück - einziges Manko ist die Reservierung von Doppelzimmern, da diese nicht immer Doppelzimmer sind und von der Rezeption nicht nach Eingang der Buchung sondern nach Ankunftszeit der Gäste vergeben werden.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Finland

It is quite easy to take a bus to downtown and back to the hill. It is wise to buy a map with all public trafic lines. We stayed 5 days but walked only once up to the hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

i liked and enjoyed my stay in the hotel and i would like to visit again. also i would recommend the hotel anytime. i would like to rome again and visit.

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • New Zealand

Best breakfast anywhere, ever. The woman who was on duty at night was very friendly and welcoming, but we found the day man quite cold. Rooms were very comfortable and the beds lovely.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Netherlands

very nice property in nice residential area. Price vs quality is excellent. 100 euros for a 3 persons room in January low season period. I would highly recomend this property.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

The space is limited in the room for a 4-star hotel. The same observation for the dinner room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is well placed for sight-seeing in Rome. It is a 15 minute walk into Trastevere where there are plenty of restaurants. However, the hotel is on a hill and it is a hard walk down sloping paths and steep steps so don't book here if you are not fit. Our room was a triple and was plenty big enough for 3. Lovely jakuzzi bath with hairdryer and slippers provided for guests. Breakfast was excellent buffet with fruit, cereal, cakes and croissants, cheeses, ham and quiche, juices and coffee. We stayed 5 nights in mid-January 06. If you are not interested in museums then 4 days is more than enough. It rained for 1 day and this made sight-seeing very miserable. It was quite cold morning and evening so take plenty of warm clothes. Try to learn some italian as english is not widely spoken and I think they would be more friendly if we made more effort. The hotel organised airport transfers for us at E55 which we greatly appreciated as it is a long and tortuous journey from Ciampino airport. As a last word, I wouldn't go to Rome again - it is dirty and covered in grafitii and the people are mostly unfriendly or downright rude (shop assistants particularly) and unsmiling. There are lots of beggars and street sellers which you get used to stepping over, or declining but it gets a bit wearing. If you must go to Rome this is an excellent hotel to stay in.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The breakfast you offered was exceedingly generous and provided a great range of excellent quality food. Perhaps it was the language barrier (we speak English), but the staff at the front desk did not exhibit much warmth or enthusiasm for their roles as service providers. The breakfast staff, however, was attentive.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Hotel magnifico, fine ed elegante, in una posizione veramente stupenda. Da provare!!!

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Hotel 4 stelle molto pulito, molto carino e con personale in gran parte simpatico, disponibile e competente. Sulla salita al gianicolo, a 15 minuti a piedi da trastevere, 20 da campo dei fiori. Ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo per Roma, specialmente in bassa stagione (130 euro la doppia). Camera e bagno lindo. Colazione molto varia e molto buona (specialmente le paste del forno: splendide). Ci è piaciuto molto.

6.9 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Nice, but expensive hotel. Beautiful roofgarden, which was closed during our week at this hotel. Excellent breakfast with freshly prepared italian coffee specialties. Nice personal. No restaurant at the hotel. Restaurant nearby with new age design and normal food quality, but prices triple than normal. You better go down the hill to Trastevere. To pay attention to handbag thieves, we observed the picking of a handbag by two yougsters at a Piaggio nearby the viewpoint. overall conclusion: nice hotel in relatively quiet quarter of rome, but poor services after breakfast. Walls were very sensible to talks in the neighbour rooms.

7.2 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Rooms were tiny and service was so-so. However, the rooms were well kept and the hotel was in a great location in Trastevere. The prices were out of line for a hotel with no in-house restaurant. Next time I would look for a hotel with a price comensurate with the size of the room and one with a restaurant.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Excellent staff - especially the two Daniels - so accommodating and courteous. The grounds were beautifully kept, and because I stayed over a week, I felt that I had a taste of what it was to live in Italy, albeit a higher-priced neighborhood. I loved the proximity to the parks, and the buses. I recommend this hotel highly, and will return if ever I am in Rome again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

I stayed for 8 days with my friends and found the staff friendly, helpful, and accommodating. At the end, when my friends had departed, I felt very comfortable. In particular, I wish to commend the two Daniels who exemplify superior service from staff. They were helpful in giving directions to sites, restaurants, bus schedules, and tips on sites. The were especially helpful and courteous. The grounds of the hotel are beatiful, and I have and will recommend this hotel in future. One suggestion might be to amend the directions to the hotel from all points as it is not presently clear that we can access the G.R.A. from the south of Italy - the directions imply that if you are coming in from the airport only then use these directions. We were a bit lost within Rome before we were able to find the correct road to the hotel. Once we arrived, we were quite pleased with the accommodations. The double paned windows allowed complete quiet for a good night's rest, and the breakfast table was generous and accommodated a varied diet. Thank you.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The hotel is beautiful, well run and very clean. The room and bathroom were top notch. It was a little hard to find and a little out of the way, but I would certainly stay again. The hotel staff went out of their way to assist us.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Our second visit was every bit as good as our first. This hotel was one of our best experiences of Europe. Personally I love this quiet location in Rome, surrounded by parks and greenspaces, yet an easy bus or taxi ride to all the sights in Rome. I highly recommend this hotel

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Canada

A Quiet corner of Rome: contrary to other reviews we found this location to be quiet relative to other parts of Rome. There is a little traffic noise that stops when you close the window. (we stayed on the street side.) The service and accomodations were top notch. Staff were fabulous and friendly. City buses allow easy fast access to any part of Rome. The pool is a huge plus. We stayed during August and found the location to be perfect for us. I highly recommend this hotel.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Venezuela

The Hotel is really nice and it's located in a good area. You can go from there to everywhere in Rome by bus witch is a PLUS. The breakfast is plenty and the staff attention is excellent. The only bad thing was finding out how expensive the internet is in their locations after the web page says is complimentary. Oh well the internet is expensive everywhere in Europe tho.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

When we come back there will be no need to look for another hotel. You will sleep well and the breakfest is eccellent. Bus stops to Trastevere, Vatican and Center are close to the hotel.

7.8 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Great location! Rooms are a bit small, but everything worked. Beautiful garden & pool area. Very clean & well run.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone. The service was excellent and the staff could not have been more helpful. The rooms were large and the airconditioning worked beautifully. The room was always kept very clean. The breakfast was plentiful and the food was of an excellent standard. Although this hotel was at the top of a hill there was a bus stop right outside the hotel and also the taxi fares were very reasonable My daughter and I would not dream of going to any other hotel in Rome and in fact we are thinking of going back next year as it is such a superb hotel

7.8 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A good deal for the price although I think they must have given us the tiniest room in the building, cupboards included! The location is wonderful - such a lovely change to being right in the centre, and the walk down to trastevere is very pleasant. Del gianicolo bar on the corner is a lovely spot, and the gardens and viewpoint around the Garibaldi monument really give a different flavour of Rome. If you're tempted by the pool, be warned - it costs around 20euro to use and swimming hats are obligatory. Salad was an odd addition to the breakfast buffet but plenty of cheese, meats, cakes, cereals etc make it one of the best I've seen in Italy.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Hotel carino e tranquillo, il bagno aveva solo la doccia semplice per cui bisognerebbe specificare meglio se c'è o meno la doccia idromassaggio o la vasca - come sembrerebbe invece di capire dal sito web. L'accoglienza è sembrata un po' fredda e impersonale. Poche informazioni in camera su trasporti e servizi interni. Nel complesso comunque il giudizio è buono.

7.6 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

This is a lovely hotel, with a fabulous pool that we really enjoyed and wonderful breakfasts! The rooms, while small, were attractive and with good a/c. The biggest problem we had was that the walls were paper thin and you could hear everything going on in the room next door. Sleep came hard. Otherwise, a very nice hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

In a particulary side of old Rome...praticaly wonderful as the Hotel and the services and rooms...I just coming back twice.

6.2 Fair
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

There were two things thast spoiled the experience of this otherwise excellent quality hotel. Firstly the room was not cleaned when we entered, which explained why it had taken several attempts to access the room by electronic, then physical key. The replacement room was not ready either for another 15-20 minutes, and the receptionist was not at all customer focussed (answering 4 phone calls and another customer, whilst not addressing my problem). Secondly the map did not really give the correct indication of how difficult it is to get public transport to the hotel, and that it would have been appropriate if the hotel laid on a shuttle either into the centre of Rome, or even the Centre of Travestere - as the hill climb to the hotel was intimidating, especially at peak traffic times!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Hungary

A great place to stay at a great location. For the first sight it seems to be quiet far away from the center, however it is amazing, that breathtaking Trastevere is just few steps and minutes away!!!! It is really worth to go few steps further from the busy and noisy downtown to have peace and quite to relax and calm down before getting back to Trastevere night! Excellent room, excellent breakfast. Overall highly recommanded! I'm going to return, and I mean it!

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

Fantastic hotel in quiet location. Breakfast was delicious and room was absolutely great (jacuzzi, spacious room, clean, magnificent view, ...)

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Beautiful Property. Del Gianicolo was a true gem.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

we hope to go back there very soon, because it is a nice place. C & C

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We had a very nice stay at Del Gianicolo. It was very expensive to always take taxis to the other parts of Rome, but we specifically chose that location as it was in close proximity to our daughter who lives in the Trastavere section of town. There was no concierge to access, but the staff was very gracious and gave us excellent recommendations for restaurants. We could have used more written information about hotel services and local restaurants, activities and cultural exhibits/events. The hotel was lovely and we enjoyed the non-touristy feel of the hotel, the grounds, and the area. We wished it was warm enough to use the beautiful pool. The staff was very forgiving about our well-intetioned, but bad attempts to speak Italian. We would recommend the hotel to anyone wanting a relaxed environment outside of the tourist crowds. Grazie for a wonderful visit to Rome and the Hotel del Gianicolo.

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8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

5.9 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • it

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • it

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Grand Hotel Gianicolo, offering 48 guest rooms with Egyptian cotton sheets and climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Monteverde - Gianicolo area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with down comforters will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with slippers, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Grand Hotel Gianicolo

By car
From the Grande Raccordo Anulare exit Aurelio toward the city center. Continue on via Aurelia, turn right on Largo Tommaso Perassi, then turn right onto via Aurelia Antica. Turn left on via di San Pancrazio, then right onto via Giacinto Carini and left onto via Luigi Mercantini. The hotel is on the corner of viale Delle Mura Gianicolensi and via Luigi Mercantini.

By train
From Termini railway station take the bus 75 for 24 stops. Get off at via Fratelli Bonnet stop. The hotel is 300 meters from the bus stop.

By airplane
From Fiumicino International Airport, take the train FM1 to Termini railway station. From here take the bus 75 for 24 stops and get off at via Fratelli Bonnet stop. The hotel is 300 meters from the bus stop.

Distances from Grand Hotel Gianicolo

Fontana dell'Acqua Paola - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Pietro in Montorio - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Passeggiata del Gianicolo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Botanical Gardens - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria in Trastevere - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Villa Farnesina - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Corsini - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Ponte Sisto - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
San Francesco d'Assisi a Ripa - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Catherine - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Bambino Gesu Hospital - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Porta Portese Market - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Palazzo Farnese - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Piazza Farnese - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Palazzo Spada - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
The closest major airports to Grand Hotel Gianicolo are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 14.6 km / 9 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 20.2 km / 12.5 mi

The preferred airport for Grand Hotel Gianicolo is Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Grand Hotel Gianicolo

  • Limousine service
  • Private parking