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Grand Hotel Palatino - Rome

4 star Hotel Rome

Via Cavour 213 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 137 .95
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The Grand Hotel Palatino is situated in the historical center of Rome, not far from the Colosseum, the Fori Imperiali, and close to the main shopping areas as well as the Termini railway station.

The accommodations are equipped with all modern amenities and will welcome you in a cozy and intimate environment. The hotel features a number of facilities: the fine-dining restaurant L'Erbe, a bronze-paneled bar, banquet facilities, same-day laundry service, and free wireless (high-speed) Internet access.
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Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
Based on 221 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Grand Hotel Palatino

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Grand Hotel Palatino

  • Business Center
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

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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.

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.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 35 per day

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
 

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 Palatino is also known as

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Hotel Palatino

8.8

Clean

8.6

Location

8.0

Quiet

8.2

Spacious

8.4

Service

Grand Hotel Palatino reviews

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

Hello, it was a great experiencie. A lot of the famous monuments were near the hotel. Strong points: - Personal very professional (10 points, 5 stars) - Good location in the town (underground near) Wake points: - Channel Tv for childrens - Breakfast can improve: toast (not naturals and broke), orange juice not natural - Dinner expensive

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Greece

INTERNET LINK SHOULD BE FREE OF CHARGE

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel was excellent. It so much nicer than any of the hotels in the area. The outside looked elegant as did the inside. Although we only booked a double room, they gave us a suite which was amazing. Looked like new and extremely clean. We loved it. The location was great. We could walk to nearly everything. The colliseum just down the street as was the train station and tour bus area. Literally hundreds of restaurants, snack shops and gelato shops, etc within a few steps from the hotel. They serve a flull buffet breakfast. The only thing lacking was tour information. No brochures in the lobby or concierge. But you could ask the desk staff and they would give you info. We would definitely stay at the Hotel Grand Palatino again.

7.7 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel was fairly nice, but we ended up in Rome during a beatification by the pope so rooms were scarce and expensive. We really overpaid for this hotel. It was nice, the staff were helpful, the breakfast was very good, and the location was excellent, 2 blocks from the Colleseum, across the street from the Moses in Chains church, and right next to a Metro station.

2.5
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We were very disapointed by this hotel as it was very expensive. it was a grand hotel but with poor stndard of decor and tired. The main problem was the hard beds so could not sleep which is not what you expect if you pay so much.The carpet was old and the bathroom was clean but very old. Would have liked to have stayed in one of the new rooms and enjoyed our stay. I am not very popular for choosing this hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Location could not be better. Rooms are huge by European standards and quite modern but the flip side of this - it is not an intimate old world hotel. It is also popular with US bus tours which can be a bit annoying. The service was of a high standard.

7.1 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Came to Rome on a business trip and stayed at the Grand Palatino, all colleagues were really pleased with the Hotel choice. Rooms were fine, staff were friendly and courteous. It was a little bit noisy for those with rooms overlooking Via Cavour - but hey, that's Rome for you!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Grand Palatino is an excellent hotel. You can walk to most every thing you want to see. Hotel is also close to a subway station, one stop from the main train station. Rooms and the breakfast are both great. One of the best hotels in Rome all things considered.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

AMAZING hotel & beautiful rooms for a reasonable price! Prime location, great service & good breakfast! The room was huge.. it was beyond my boyfriend's & my expectations. Centrally located. 2 minute's walk to the Colosseum & 1 minute from the 'Cavour' metro stop. Great hotel.. we will be staying here again!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Cyprus

At hotel palatino we met young and old couples, families with young children, families with older childern, groups from Greece, Japan, UK and other countries. Very good location, near Colosseum, metro station and a very nice neighbourhood just behind the hotel with cafes and taverns.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Kazakhstan

Very good hotel. Well located, good service.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The hotel is a great one, only employees need to coordinate more among them and be more receptive of problems issues with customers

6.7 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Our room smelled faintly of cigarette smoke. Th rooms are nice and the bathroom has a regular bath/shower. Room was on the smaller side, but okay. Dinner was Excellent in their restaurant.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

We stayed 3 nights in May. The room was spacious and nicely furnished but located on the 1st floor and with no windows except a thin horizontal one next to the ceiling, so no view at all and a feeling of being in an underground room. Similarly sized rooms but 2nd floor or higher should be fine. There were 2 breakfast rooms but only 1 of them had organic food corner at the buffet, and we were directed to one of the rooms without possibility to choose, so this was a bad point.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

hotel is in a great location... can walk everywhere. Rooms were spacious. breakfast was good and plentiful. Staff was great in helping with dinner reservations and directions!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Andate sul sicuro.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

first of all - great location near coloseum. the room design was not modern - could do with some renovation. breakfast was very good and pleasent (prefer the smaller breakfest restaurant). the staff was very polite, but seems not very usefull in helping around rome... at the bottom line - it was very good for the price we paid, and very pleasent.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Bahrain

we loved it.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

Hotel Gran Palatino is a very luxury hotel and the service is excellent.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

The hotel had a great location and the breakfast was one of the better ones I've had in Italy. The hotel rooms definitely didn't feel like 4-star quality, but we also weren't paying 4-star prices. Overall, the value was very good.

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Best location for Rome. Very close to the forum but quiet. Breakfast included in price. Smart hotel and very welcoming and helpful service. Bit pricey but more to with the €1 to £1 than anything else. Would definitely stay again.

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

Nice hotel, good location, satisfying breakfast but not really delicious. The rooms were pooorly soundproofed and you could hear almost everything your nextdoor neighboors said.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE.FACILITIES AT THE HOTEL EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Siamo stati benissimo.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This is our second stay at the Palatino, and we would happily stay here again, and recommend it to others. The staff are great, even if they did try to double my bill on departure!!! (They did it last time too, but it was easily resolved and we left smiling).

7.5 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Poland

Very good location, room was clean, air-conditioning quiet and effective, furniture could be refresh, but all works properly.Very comfortable pillows. Very good buffet breakfast.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Excellent price, excellent position, excellent service.

7.9 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

L'hotel è bello in posizione strategica.Perssonale efficiente ma freddo.Camera senza finestre.Globalmente positivo.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

great location in the heart of Rome a long walk from the train (take the subway)Wonderful city to visit we found a nice little square with a fountain and a bar to rest out tired feet and enjoy the locals after a long day just around the corner from the Hotel Prices as quoted no problems

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Philippines

We were lucky to be upgraded to the suite, all rooms are clean, spacious and prices are worth it, receptionist was helpful, maps were provided, breakfast was also good, milk, cheese, cold cuts, cereals, fruits, juices, breads etc. just like staying in a 5 star hotel. Very close to colloseum and palatine hill, roman forum and santa maria maggiore on the other side, in front of the hotel is a stair going up to San Pietro in Vincoli where Michaelangelo's Moses can be seen, nice base to explore rome. Pasta places, Elite grocery and a lot of restaurant nearby. Nearest to cavour station and about 10 min walk to termini station

7.9 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

We had a very nice stay, location was good to walk to the coliseum, forum, capitol...Hotel has good service nothing to say except carpet was cleaned but old. Noise coming from the closing of doors Piano bar in the evening was nice atmosphere. Better have breakfast early when groups in the hotel if you like a large choice.Good price/quality

7.5 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Centrally located Good restaurant. Friendly and helpful staff

6.9 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Hungary

The location of the hotel is excellent, easy to find by walking from termini station and close to the historical centre within walking distance from the Colosseum and other sights. The triple room is spacious, but may need some renew especially for the bathroom and for the noise insulation. (parts of the hotel was under renovation, but it was not disturbing) There is free internet acces using your laptop or on the tv in the room or on pc-s in the hall. The buffet breakfast was full and fine. The only bad thing is the trafic noise in the room: ask room on the aft side of the hotel!

7.7 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was our first time to Rome. The location of this hotel was fantastic- one block from the coliseum. Go to the coliseum at 8Am or 3Pm to beat the bus tours.

5.0 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Denmark

The price charged is excessive for the overall standard. Perhaps it should be the half. The room size is relative standard - but i had expected some thing better to the price. The first night we went early to bed. At 21.00 the maid walked right in and disturbed our sleep. For what purpose i dont know. At 22.00 some people walked right in and disturbed our sleep again. It was a chock that total strangers had a keycard to our door. Fallen asleep again the reception cleark telephoned and said the day-personal had made some reservation errors. He asked some questions. Are you with a group was one. I had to tell him between 5 and 10 time that we was NOT with a group. Fallen asleep once more - at 23.15 the reception cleark telephoned again and asked all the same questions. Again i had to tell him between 5 and 10 time that we was NOT with a group. Next day - after a tour in the city - when we came back the key-card was blocked. I went to the reception and told about the not so funny night and that they had to reopen the key-card. During the "conversation" the cleark did not say one single word at all ! He lifted his shoulders, tilted his head, turned around and walked away. Not a single sorry. Because of the night we took an afternoon nap. But not for long. At 15.30 the maid just walked in again. For what purpose i dont know. The minibar was not filled up daily. The wiev from the window was into a wall few meters away and below the junkies sat fixing with their needles. Common areas needed dusting on the wood on the walls. In general - a big mismatch between price and quality & service. The number of stars on your web site should be 2. I have stayed on better hotels with 2 and 3 stars to half the price or even less. The temperature regulation in the room worked good. On the recommend form you should add "No one"

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

L'albergo è situato in un ottima posizione, molto vicino alla fermata metro "Cavour" da cui è possibile raggiungere agevolmente tutti i monumenti della città. La colazione è eccellente sia per la quantità che per la qualità. Albergo consigliato a tutti.

7.7 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

The hotel is in the best situation in Rome, next to the monuments. Is a big and confortable hotel.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Canada

The hotel is beautiful and well located. The room was superb and the bathroom was luxurious. However, due to the level of noise within the hotel, it was difficult to get a good night sleep. We stayed 2 nights and both nights we were awoken several times by slamming doors, conversation in hallways, constant flushing toilets noise from rooms above us. For the price paid, we expected sound proof rooms; no noise from the outside though. It was truly unfortunate that we could not get a decent night sleep due to the noise.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Grand Palatino is one of the best hotels in Rome. Great location, great rooms, great breakfast and walking distance from most everything you will want to see. Convenient to the train station and subway which is a plus. We always stay here when in Rome and will continue to do so.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location within walking distance of most of the attractions. Good clean room. Breakfast was sufficient but not a great deal of choice. Non-existent bar staff in hotel bar. Overall though we really enjoyed our stay.

7.1 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

Walking distans to both Colosseum and Termini! Great breakfast.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

ENJOYED ALL THE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, VATICAN, TOURS. HOTEL REASONABLY LOCATED. CLOSE TO SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS.

7.0 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Hotel in good location - very close to Colosseum and not far to most major tourist sites. Near to termini station too. Room was spacious for 3 people. However, it was too hot and noisy (air conditioning centrally controlled and not yet turned on), so moved to a less noisy room in order to be able to open window. Staff obliged to this request without any fuss. Good bar facilities and breakfast selection. Staff helpful and professional.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We are a maried couple in our late 50's. I booked a superior double room as a Christmas present for my wife (although we didnt actually go until March). On arrival I was pleasantly surprised, for they upgraded the room to a magnificent suite. Breakfast was very good. We didn't eat any other meals in the hotel. There was only one negative and that was the storage of the cases during our last day. We were asked to place them in small room adjacent to reception. When we arrived at about 4'0 clock in the afternoon to collect the cases for our return flight, many other cases had been piled on top of them, and I had to struggle to retrieve our cases from the large number that were crammed into the room. The most annoying thing was that the porter did not offer to help at all. He just waited outside the room whilst I struggled to get the cases. The hotel is excellently situated , very close to the Coliseum, and only about 50 yards from the nearest metro station.

7.1 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Serbia and Montenegro

Old fashion 4* hotel. Very good location. There’s no need to use subway or taxi to get to the most of the sightseeing.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

The location of the hotel is absolutely excelent allowing you to visit most of the major monuments by just walking. The only time we had to use the underground was during our visit to the City of Baticano and Castel Saint Angelo (the Cavour station is just 50m from the hotel). The breakfast was incredible with a variety of choises. The access of the hotel from A1 Autostrada is very easy (just follow the Via Apia Nuova-Exit 21 from GRA). My only "negative" comments are: the rooms could be a little bit cleaner and the three bed room is smaller than it appears in the photographs. If I'll go back to Rome I'm going to stay again there.

7.5 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Mexico

Buena ubicación, muy cerca del Coliseo, cuarto amplio para 3 personas, limpio y buen desayuno incluido. Buena experiencia en este hotel.

5.3 Ordinary
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Very loud top floor because the elevator motor, avoid top floor at all cost. Smoke smell in bathroom, in non-smoking hotel. Fire alarm went off at 11pm while sleeping, no compensation offered. Front desk not so friendly. Don't ask for taxis from front desk, they charge on the trip to the hotel, once it was $9 (more than my trip).

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I was quite impressed with the hotel. It was modern and clean, and the room was larger than I thought it would be and was quite comfortable. The location was good -- near the colosseum, a half a block from a metro station, and not far from the other sights as well. And the breakfast buffet was very extensive and excellent. All in all, I was quire impressed with the hotel and thought it was a good deal for the 160 euro per night charge.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

A good one!

7.9 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very pleased , clean , comfortable , central location , reasonably spacious , good value

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Our stay at the Grand Palatino was great. It was within steps of the Colosseum and in a safe area. Most other attractions were within walking distance with the exception of the Vatican, which is a 5min, 6euro cab ride away. The area behind the hotel had quaint trattorias and was not tourist-y at all. The only downside for us was the service concerning parking our car. We were told that it would be parked for us and then the staff changed their mind and has us park it ourselves. The same thing happened when we were to retrieve the car. The service at the front desk was good for us because we know the language, but we witnessed some English speaking guests getting slight attitude. Overall service pretty good. Breakfast was satisfactory and included bacon and eggs for those interested. We would definitely stay here again. Great spot.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

There were multiple tour groups which caused the hotel to be noisey especially in the very early morning when they were coming and going to breakfast and the buses.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

My son and I had a wonderful stay at the Palatino. It is in a great location just blocks from the Coloseum and Cavour Metro stop just as advertised. I asked for and received a quiet upper floor room. Good restaurants nearby. Hotel staff at front desk was often busy and not open to help with information.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

We are a family of 4 and stayed in a triple room. We brought a portable baby bed for our toddler and had enough room to set it up, though it was a bit tight. Room on the fourth floor was quite and the air-condition worked very well! Hotel arranged to park our car in nearby garage for about $25, and were able to store our luggage for us. Breakfast was fine, but they start clearing away food about 20 minutes before it supposedly ends. Nice piano bar on ground floor. Absolutely great location! Only a few blocks from Colosseum and Forum. Metro station a couple of blocks away as well. Price verus quality was very good for Rome in the summer - will use this hotel again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

When we got to the Grand Palatino, we had spent our first six nights in Italy in two-star hotels. So, needless to say we were overwhelmed by the luxury of the Grand Palatino. It was an outstanding experience in every way. If you want to spend the money for luxury, the Grand Palatino is the choice.

6.8 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

the staff at the front desk and the dinning room maitre d were brusque to the point of being rude.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Russia

Everything was nice, except strong smell of new furniture in the room

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Switzerland

excellent hotel with an excellent location. you are just next to the anien part of Rome. The garage doesn't belong to the hotel, we used this facility but the hotel should improve the service in regard to the garage (you have to leave the car in front of the hotel and to wait to get your car).

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is an excellent hotel and i would not hesitate to stay there again.Our room was brilliant and breakfast was outstanding. Thanks to all at venere and the Grand Palatino.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

All in all not a bad hotel. Breakfast everyday was good on variety and decent hours. Our room was smokin hot tho, apparently it was the first 'hot' weekend in rome and turning on the a/c was not yet an option. Plus the fan in our room was not working, but they couldn't fix that. It was clean, most of the staff was cheerful, if not helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I wish we had stayed here for more than one night, the rooms were large and the rate that we got on venere was very good and well worth it. The hotel is literally round the corner from the colleseum. The room was ready early and the staff were extremely helpful. I would definately stay here again.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Our stay at the Grand Palatino was most memorable. We were allocated a fabulous room, for which we were grateful. The staff on reception were most helpful, and I would recommend the hotel to my friends. Breakfast was superb. Four star plus!!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights at the end of Feb 06 with my girlfriend. When we arrived we found our rooms were not ready so we were told to come back at 3/4pm. This was slightly annoying but they took our luggage and suggested we go for a long walk in the rain. We were pleasantly surprised at how close the hotel was to the major tourist hot spots - especially the colluseum (only five/ten min walk). On return to the hotel we found our room had been upgraded. Our room was amazing - definetly 4*. It had a flat screen tv, a massive comfortable bed, a walk in wardrobe and a mini bar. I was always looking forward to getting back to the hotel room and relaxing after spending all day walking around rome. The Staff were very helpful but not all spoke english. The breakfast was a bit of a let down. You have to get there early to avoid getting the scraps. Rome is a very expensive place and I would recommend straying away from the tourist traps and exploring the small back streets when going for dinner/drinks etc There are a few small little restaurants located in the streets behind the hotel. Overall a very enjoyable and relaxing stay. Would definitely stay here again. One thing we forgot was to include the tax on top of your bill when checking out so we paid a little bit more then we expected but despite this would definitely stay here again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Estonia

It was a very nice hotel. I felt welcome there all the times.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This was a great hotel in the centre of Rome. We were made to feel very welcome and we were looked after very well. Good central location, plenty of places to eat and drink near to hotel.

7.2 Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

The hotel was comfortable, clean, with good room service. The location is very central, 5 minutes from the Colloseum and a metro station, and 20 minutes to walk to many of the major sites in Rome. Reception desk staff told us that shopping on 31 December would be difficult; in fact, shops were open all over town until 5 or 6 pm that evening! We were also sent to a restaurant a bit down the street called 'Cleto', which looked very simple but offered the best pasta I have eaten in a long time.

6.8 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

No complaints but we would probably have looked for a different location had we stayed more than one night.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Staff is very friendly and helpfull. Hotel ideally located in the middle of old city. We walked everywhere.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We loved staying at the Grand Palatino and were thrilled at the proximity to the Colosseum, forum, etc. I somehow got the impression that you had a rooftop deck, so I was a bit dissapointed to find that was not available to us, but we loved the breakfast and were very impressed with cleanliness and comfort of our room. We also appreciated the English speaking staff. I would recommend your hotel to anyone, and would stay there again.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The Grand Palatino is a fine hotel and the location is perfect for walking to many of the sites in Rome. Unfortunately we were given one of the not so great rooms on the end of the building during our first stay. The room was very small with less than a 4 star bathroom. The end of the bed was just about against the wall. This makes it impossible to walk around the bed. On our way back through Rome we stayed an additional night and our room was what you would expect in a 4 star hotel. Bottom line: this is a fine hotel, just do not accept one of the small rooms with the 2 star bathroom at the end of building. These rooms should be discounted and disclosed as such.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A good hotel with a great location, very close to the Coliseum and within walking distance of many historic sites in Rome. Most of the staff was very helpful, but not all. I would stay at this hotel again.

5.4 Ordinary
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Front desk staff were uncaring and un-accomodating. A big city hotel with employees with uncaring attitudes. On our initial e-mail request, we asked for a room with a balcony and view. This request was not fulfilled and when I asked if one was coming available during our stay, the guy wouldn't even check. Breakfasts were full breakfasts and the dining room had great service, very good food at somewhat of a pricey cost.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

I was there for two nights with my 80 year old mother-in-law. We upgraded to a superior room, which was adequate with a nice bathroom and high up away from any noise. Everyone was very nice and helpful, although I had heard there was construction in the dining rooms, so I called before we arrived to ask about it. The man who answered confirmed that the dining room construction was finished - but neglected to say that it was still going on in the reception area! My main complaint was about the dining room - Breakfast was alright, but dinner was overpriced and only so-so in quality. You're better off at the little trattoria around the corner.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The Hotel Palatino is a wonderful value for families traveling with children. The rooms are spacious, clean & comfortable. The staff is helpful & courteous. The scaffolding & construction that was happening in the lobby area & entrance area took away from the hotel's curb appeal, but that didn't detract from the lovely service & proficiency of the staff.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

For a stay in Rome the Grand Palatino Hotel is ideally located, exellently priced & has all services & facilities you could possibly require. The breakfast buffet is the best I have ever found in a continental hotel. The staff are friendly, helpful & efficient; the rooms are spotless & really comfortable. From the higher floors the views over Rome (from the giant windows) are splendid. It is a 5 min stroll to the Colosseum & about 20 min stoll to the Spanish Steps... perfect location too!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Was in Italy with nine members of my family. Great place for a group to stay. Staff is helpful and professional, just off the main lobby is a large and comfortable sitting area, and a nicely decorated bar. The complementary breakfast serves as a good fuel up before tackling the sights of Rome. Our rooms were clean and spacious. For a quiter stay, ask for rooms not overlooking Via Cavour.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

Nice place to stay. I recommend it to everyone.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The hotel caters to a lot of groups but they seem to be hosted on lower floors. So requesting a room on a higher floor is recommended. The rooms are a tight fit but well furnished and well maintained. The front desk staff are very helpful and friendly.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Firstly, "Venere" is a great service. Ciampino is a great little airport...no fuss and no hassle when compared to Dublin. Ryanair…great airline. Trip started great by getting Hotel to organise pick up of three people from airport by Mercedes for €55 total. A hassle free way to get straight to your door. Hotel was excellent with big rooms, ac, mini bar, tv, phone. Lifts to all floors. We stayed on 4th floor beside the street and there was no noise. Windows have great insulation. Anyway with all the walking we did, nothing would wake us at night. The hotel is around 1 minute walk from Cavour metro station and it is then one stop away from Termini which is the main link to everywhere. Be careful of pickpockets here especially during the final mad rush to board the train. That is advice straight from the horses mouth. The hotel is around 4 minutes walk to the Colloseum. Walk out the hotel door and the street slightly down to your right brings you straight to this magnificent arena. Likewise the Roman Forum is a slight walk away. Across from the hotel, up the steps and there is a church with Michelangelo's "Moses" and the chains that held St Peter. Art and religion right on your doorstep. It gets better…..there is an Irish bar just down the steps beside the hotel called "Finnegans" and it is the real deal...pool table, darts, sport on tv and a picture of Michael Collins on the wall. The pints of Guinness are absolutely beautiful, must be something to do with them being made with holy water or something. If you are a smoker, you must still despair, because pubs in Rome are non smoking like home. However you don't have to sit outside in the rain. Pantheon, Colloseum, St Peters Basilica and the Vatican museums are superb. Piazza Narvona is terrible, full of people selling rubbish! You're trying to look at a piece of sculpture and there is someone selling handbags in your way. Tip 1: When going on your first days walk, drop in to the superma

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Norway

Perfect hotel and location! You have nice local restaurants in the same street, and there is a subway station a few metres from the hotel. For 45 euro the hotel will arrange transport for you to/from the airport. We used it to the airport. It was very nice and convenient!

6.8 Fair
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

This was a nice hotel in a very good location for the train stations and sightseeing. The Collisseum was 5 minutes walk. Only problem we had with this hotel is that we had to wait until 2pm to check in and after travelling for quite a while it was a disappointment that we had to wait around for a few hours before we could relax or freshen up.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Stayed at the Grand Palatino for 3 nights at the end of April and found the experience very pleasant. I went with a group of friends and the hotel arranged for us to be picked up from Ciampino airport by chauffeur. On arrival, the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. The rooms were very comfortable and the air-conditioning was a blessing as Rome was experiencing a heatwave. The rooms were on the 7th floor, so noise was not a problem. The location was excellent, right by a metro station and within walking distance of all the major attractions. I would recommend the hotel to my friends and family.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Netherlands

metro about two minutes away, beautiful location close to colloseum, Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were kept clean and are spacious enough,

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

My wife and I spent two nights in this Grand Palatino Hotel. The hotel looked impressive from the outside as it was big and well lit and on a main busy street. Having read feedback from other visitors to this hotel on Venere.com we requested a room on a high floor so that the room would be quieter. They heeded this request and we had a room on the 6th floor which was quiet. Only a minority of the men on the front reception desk were friendly, although they all performed their jobs you could definitely feel that they were not happy doing it. The room was spacious but could do with a revamp. It looked old. The bathroom although not luxurious had a fantastic shower - the power was great. It was easy to find your way around this hotel. The reseraunt for breakfast was nicely decorated and the breakfast was adequate. The bar looked nice too. The location of this hotel was excellent. The room size was big for rome. Although the room could be updated I would still use this hotel again as the common areas were very nice and the location couldn't be beaten. Outside the door of the hotel there is a variety of places to eat and drink. The Colesseum and the Roman Forum are very close on foot. The Metro is beside the hotel which takes you to the Vatican or the Termini station which is only one stop and away and you could also walk to it. I would recommend this hotel but if you are looking for utter luxury usually provided by 4 star hotels you may be disappointed. You could rate the lobby, resteraunt and bar as 4 star but the room is defintly not a 4 star room.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Canada

Good hotel, well located for the Metro and tourist sites. Big bonus is that breakfast buffet starts reasonably early (6:30) and there are two breakfast rooms, one mainly for tours and the other for everyone else.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Netherlands

It was a good and friendly hotel and the reservation was easy to do if you have the knowledge of English or German language. For the benelux area is the advise, make a page in Dutch. Breakfast was also very nice.

7.8 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Thailand

We are a family of 4 from Thailand. We were quite skeptic at first because the reviews in your website were all positives. How could that be possible. We knew why when we arrived at the Hotel Palatino and spent 5 nights there. We got the first good impression when we checked in. Mr. Gueseppie checked us in. He was very helpful and gave us worm welcome and many good advises. All other hotel staff were also very kind and helpful. The location was excellennt. Very closed to all the attractions. We will definitely stay at Palatino again when in Rome.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

This hotel has all the facilities you would expect for the price. The lounge and bar areas are excellent for the essential nightcap. The breakfastroom/restaurant is very welcoming and the food very good. I would recommend it to my friends in the safe knowledge that there is nothing to complain about with this hotel.

7.3 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

HOTEL HOURS FOR CHECK IN 12:00 CHECK OUT 10:00 AM ROOM RECEIVED ONLY AT 2:00 PM

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I stay regularly, in many hotels throughout Europe and always a minimum of 4 stars. This is was among one of the best in terms of location, cleanliness and helpful staff. Could not fault it and would book again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

The hotel was well situated in Rome, we were one block from the Coliseum! The staff was very helpful with directions and getting us to and from the airport on time. The rooms were very nice-scrupulously clean and comfortable. We were on the street side so it was a little noisy when we opened the windows for air, not to mention the folks upstairs who were having a very good time.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

an excellent hotel,would not hesitate to use this hotel again.food in particular was outstanding quality.service was always first class.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hungary

Wenn jemand im ruhigen Zimmer übernachten will, und gerne die stimmungsvollen italienischen Dächer sieht (wie wir), soll die Seite der Nebenstrasse wählen. Es hat uns sehr gefallen, wir werden bald zurückkehren.

6.8 Fair
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Germany

Das Hotelzimmer macht einen etwas verwohnten Eindruck; die Abdeckung der Klimaanlage hing herunter, der Zimmersafe hat nach dem Verschließen die Wertgegenstände erst nach Bemühung des Hotelpersonals preisgegeben (Batterie war verbraucht); deshalb ist der Preis nicht angemessen. Unser Sohn war gut untergebracht. Vorzüglich war das Frühstücksbuffet (für italienische Verhältnisse), wenn man davon absieht, daß dort ein ungekühlter ganzer Lachs lag, den wir am nächsten Tag leider nochmals getroffen haben. Das arme Tier war schon sichtlich mitgenommen und bakteriell bestimmt nicht mehr ganz einwandfrei.

6.3 Fair
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This is a hotel for tour groups, which we didn't know. The man at the reception was rude, kept us waiting while he was enjoying a chat with his colleagues. He couldn't give directions and timings of the Vatican to another couple! I think, they are geared only for the Tour Groups. The breakfast room gets too crowded with loads of tourists. If we paid top dollar for the room which the tour groups DO NOT pay, we should have been given special rooms and separate breakfast areas.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was nicely decorated. Rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable although the bed was a little firm. Breakfast was nice, fairly good selection of food. Bathroom was a little pokey, very narrow bath and small lavatory area. More space was dedicated the the bidet than the toilet. Complimentary toiletries were pretty good quality and had a good selection. Staff were generally nice, pleasant and some were very helpful but there were a few rude staff at reception. Location is superb for the Forum and Colloseum, only 2-5 minutes walk. It's possible to walk to the major sites with no trouble. Take flat comfortable shoes. There are lots of cobbles and I don't imagine heels would be very easy to walk in. Traffic and pollution are appalling. Drivers expertly maneuver themselves around pedestrians and other vehicles, but it's scary to watch. A truly frightening experience trying to cross roads. Not a relaxing weekend by any standards! Road side food vendors were excellent. Normally I wouldn't try food from them but it looked delicious, and it really was. Trevi fountain was horrendously busy, as were the Spanish Steps. The tour of the Sistine chapel felt very much like you were being herded like cattle.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We could not have found a better hotel. It's situation is perfect for the colosseum and the Metro station. The rooms were large and very clean. The mini-bar prices were very reasonable. Absolutely perfect.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We enjoyed our night at the Palatino, and would recommend it to anyone. Great location for exploring Rome, close to Colosseum and next door to Cavour Metro. Rooms were fine, service perfect, car parking not too pricey, and the noise level minimal (always ask for a room on one of the top floors). We found plenty of really good restaurants within short walking distance. Overall excellent.

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Room Details

Grand Hotel Palatino offers 200 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Colosseum - Roman Forum area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers. Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include air conditioning and safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Grand Hotel Palatino

By car
From the Grande Raccordo Anulare take any exit to Roma centro and follow the indications to Termini railway station.

By train
The hotel is 500 metres from the Termini railway station. Take underground line B and step off at Cavour.

By airplane
The hotel is 30 minutes by train from the Fiumicino airport. Trains connecting Termini railway station to Fiumicino airport leave every 30 minutes.

Distances from Grand Hotel Palatino

St. Peter in Chains - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Church of Santa Maria dei Monti - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Basilica di Massenzio - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Colosseum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Torre dei Conti - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Golden House of Nero - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Imperial Forums - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Francesca Romana - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Baths of Trajan - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Roman Forum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Arch of Titus - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Forum of Augustus - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Torre delle Milizie - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palace of Expositions - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Colle Oppio Park - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The closest major airports to Grand Hotel Palatino are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 22.8 km / 14.2 mi

The preferred airport for Grand Hotel Palatino 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Grand Hotel Palatino

  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service