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Hotel Paba - Rome

2 star Hotel Rome

Via Cavour 266 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 75 .00
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The Hotel Paba, situated in the center of Rome, on the second floor of a 20th century building, is a small and fully air-conditioned hotel.

The property lies near some of the main monuments of Rome such as the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, S. Pietro in Vincoli with the famous sculpture of the Moses made by Michelangelo, and Piazza Venezia, as well as a metro station.

Hotel amenities include wireless Internet access, air-conditioned public areas, concierge services, luggage storage, front-desk safe, and a multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available on request, for a surcharge.

The hotel is smoke-free and dogs and cats are accepted with some restrictions. Parking is not available on site, but is available nearby for a fee.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 9.1 Wonderful!
Based on 144 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Hotel Paba was an excellent first stop for a 17 day trip to Italy. Many thanks to...

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Breakfast at Hotel Paba

A free continental breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Paba

  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 1 PM and 8 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


The front desk has limited hours and check-in is from 1 PM to 8 PM. Guests are requested to provide their estimated time of arrival in advance. Guests planning to arrive after 8 PM must provide the flight number and the arrival time in advance. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation.

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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40 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 2 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.

Hotel Paba is also known as

Hotel Paba
Paba Hotel Rome

9.4

Clean

9.0

Location

8.1

Quiet

8.5

Spacious

9.3

Service

Hotel Paba reviews

5.8 Ordinary
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Room was clean, but shower was tiny. The room was right beside the front desk and a little noisy during the day. View outside was non-existant.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Vietnam

The hotel is 10-15 mins walk from Termini Station and also Coliseum. Also 3 mins walk to Cavour metro station line B. Mama Alberta is really good, waited till very late for us to arrive and provided good recommendation for restaurants around the hotel. Room rally clean and very spacious as we were given thE family room though just only 2 of us. Breakfast is simply and sufficient . Surrounding is clean and quiet. Must try Gelateria la dolce vita next 3 doors , trattoria Valentino opposite for simple traditional food and taverna dei fori Imperiali located behind Valentino . Would highly recommend the place.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very nice small hotel, 2 minutes from Colosseo. Personnel is really kind and available to provide you information. The room was clean and spacious. Maybe the bathroom was a little bit small, and the window does not have a nice view, but the overall stay was excellent.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

We spent 3 nights at Paba for a mid-week break in February 2012 which had a good low-season rate. The double bed was really very very wide(7ft?)more than a UK kingsize. Also the room had space to move around in, sitting/table area, and the Comforting Kettle with tea/coffee sachets to make hot drinks (ask the signora for some milk). The fridge was useful for our supermarket snacks. It snowed in Rome the week before and it was frosty outside, but the room air conditioning doubles up as a hot air heater...no problem. There are icecream and pizza places nearby. Believe us, we saw Italians eat icecream in the winter. It's right by the Colliseum/Forum district - we have no hesitation in recommending the Paba.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Hotel Paba is an absolute gem! We stayed for 4 nights and will definitely return. The owner can help with anything you need, taxis, restaurant recommendations, directions. Even when not at the hotel she is only a phone call away. It is on Via Cavour which is an excellent location. Our room was very clean and had everything we needed. You only needed to ask if you were short of milk or teabags. The hotel is on a fairly busy noisy street but once in your room you hear hardly anything. The guests who stay at this hotel were very respectful as there was no noise from them. The bed was huge and we had a TV with various English channels.

7.8 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

NICE ROOM. VERY GOOD AND PERSONAL SERVICE. ROOMS ARE VERY CLEAN. BUT REMIND THAT THE ROOMS ARE VERY LOUD TO THE STREETSIDE.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Great hotel, it's realy nice location, you can go by walk, or if you prefered there is metro station 2 minutes by walk. Ladies who work there are so nice and frendly.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Albania

This was our second time in Rome. We were two couples, spending 5 days in Rome, hence wanted to have a well located hotel. I can say that Hotel Paba is within walking distance of most of the Rome's attraction - being right in the middle of the historic centre of Rome. Alberta, the lady who runs the hotel is a very welcoming person and assists you query you may have. On the down side; our room was very small - I mean we could not open our luggage properly - but we could live with that since we were in the room only for sleeping. :) Most probably we will stay again on our upcoming Roman holidays.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Cyprus

we have been visiting rome since 1979 and stayed in 4star,3star and 2 star hotels but never have we been in a better hotel than the Paba it is truly a home from home,Alberta who runs the hotel is a fountain of knowledge and will steer you to your destination at the least possible cost/inconvenience.there is a touch screen weather information facility giving you info in 2 hour segments throughout each day/night.The Paba is an 8 room hotel each room is well appointed and is very well sound proofed,the inroom tea/coffee making facility and the Paba's really close proximity to colesseum & forums (7minutes) makes it ideal if you want to return for recharging with sandwiches etc after a look around .Breakfast consisting of juice,croisants,bread buns/toast,jams ,yogurt,tea/coffee was served in the room which is equiped for that purpose .the entrance is on the 2nd floor reached from the street via a well lit entrance hall and then by using the lift to the 2nd floor .we will most definitely without a doubt return to THE PABA.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Very nice hotel, nice location, great hostess.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

From the street, this hotel is just a plaque on the wall (it is on the 2nd floor of a block of flats) which could be easily be missed. But you'll realise you've stumbled upon a hidden gem as soon as you meet the hostess, who is clearly as well organised as she is gracious. I find myself almost wanting to keep the hotel a secret, so that I can always find a room there whenever I visit Rome.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Argentina

it was my second time in Paba , and I found it even bettter than my first 3 years ago, Alberta, the manager, so polite and efficient as allways!!, if I come back to Rome, I would definetely stay in this hotel

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel Paba is a clean, convenient, friendly place where my nephew and I had a wonderful stay. Can't wait to return.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very convenient location, very welcoming and immaculately kept. The owner made dinner reservations for us at restaurants on her reccommendation and they were excellent. She really contributed to a very good stay in the City. Our room did overlook a courtyard but unfortunately some early rising and chatty house painters during the day, and an opera singing washer-up in the restaurant below at night, made for a noisy experience; all part of the charm of Rome.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Excellent location, clean rooms, competent and pleasant staff, good breakfast, right price. Would defiantly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Rome.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

The staff were wonderful. When we arrived the receptionist spoke a little bit of english, but made sure that we had all the necessary information to sight see for the remainder of the day, and to be able to get to the airport in the morning. Subsequently a lady whom spoke English confirmed all details. Both were really welcoming, and could not have done anymore for us. The rooms were also clean, spacious, and beautifully presented.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Miss Alberta was fabulous. Complained about the lack of hot water, were immediately offered another room with working boiler. Nice and sufficient breakfast. Great location, major sight seeings within walking distance. Would definitely go back to Paba when I return to Rome.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

I really likes this hotel, every was perfect. MAinly the service. Even when we arrive earlier, we received the best service. Location is really good for go everywhere. Walking to Coliseum and down town, and close to the bus station to go to Vaticano. Very nice and recommendable hotel.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

Very good quality of rooms and services provided.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Rome was our first stop on a month-long city-hopping tour of Europe and I couldn't have asked for a better start. Paba isn't impressive from the outside but is cozy and welcoming inside. The woman who runs the place was very helpful helping us organize our plans and the hotel was in a really convenient location - we walked to everything while we were there. Breakfast was typical of Italy - yogurt, pastries, rolls, cheese... Filling enough to keep us going until lunch. The room was more spacious than I expected in Rome and although the bed was firm, we both slept well while we were there. I'd recommend it and I'd certainly stay there again.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hong Kong

Very welocming small hotel on busy street but still quiet. Good convenient location especially for Coleseum and Forum. Breakfast in room is fine and tea/coffee facilities is handy. Local shops good for food/drink and lots of resteraunts around the hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Paba was excellent. its 5 min walk from Colosseum, and 15-20 walk from all other tourist sight seeings. Its a 15 min walk from Termini station and its in a street full of restaurants, shops, there is a cash machine and also a pharmacy, so what else would you need. Its a small hotel with only a couple of rooms however our stay was really pleasant and the owner is a very nice lady who makes you feel very welcome. I would definitely go there again!!!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Excellent and safe place to stay. The location is perfect for visiting ancient Rome. The room is beautiful and spaceous, ours has a balcony with beautiful plants. The manager is very nice and helpful. She took care of everything for us. She woke up early to fix us breakfast so that we could catch our plane on time. Highly recommend this BB for any body and especially women travel alone.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The pictures do not due the hotel justice. We stayed in room 1 the Happy Family Room and we were a Happy Family in this Hotel. The price was great, we were a little worried getting out of the taxi and seeing the front door but once we got up stairs we were pleasantly suprised. The breakfast was delicious and Light (common of European Hotels I find. The Hotel Owner was very Sweet!!! And she spoke fluent english. I believe that this hotel should be more than two stars. I will Absolutely stay in The Hotel PABA again!!!!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Paba was an excellent place to stay in Rome. The quietness of the room was impressive and we all appreciated it. The hostess was helpful with all our questions, etc. Also, the location was perfect for walking around the city. I recommend this hotel.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We asked for a quiet room and were given a choice of 2, changed rooms after first night. The lady who runs hotel was very helpful with maps and directions to sights nothing was y trouble to her. Would recommend Paba Hotel to friends

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

It was an excellent experience, and I would not hesitate to stay at Paba Hotel again. The only minor downside was having to lug all our luggage from Station Termini to the hotel, and it was a bit hard to find for the first time as the entrance is not very conspicuous. But once we settled in, the hotel was a dream.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a wonderful experience. The staff was so helpful.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The hotel was pretty much as described, close to several tourist areas, and the staff were very helpful in providing guidance and suggestions.

7.1 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Escogí este hotel por su situación, es perfecta tanto para llegar andando desde la estación de Termini (unos 20 min aprox) como para visitar Roma a pié sin problemas. Para los lugares más alejados lo mejor es el metro, hay varias paradas cercanas. Sin duda estoy contenta con la estancia, el único problema es q al estar la habitación detrás de la recepción a primera hora de la mañana había ruido, pero por la noche todo estaba en silencio. El desayuno no está mal,(bollería,pan tostado, capuccino, queso y mermeladas). Lo más destacado es la limpieza, el baño aunque pequeño está impecable, igual q las toallas y las sábanas. En recepción son muy amables, y están dispuestas a ayudarte en lo que necesites. EL precio...pues si, en realidad estamos hablando del equivalente a una pensión aquí en españa, pero después de mirar más de 200 hoteles es lo mejor he podido encontrar. Creo q fue un acierto. Volvería aquí sin duda.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Our stay at Paba was excellent. Alberta was a great host. She was very warm, friendly and welcoming. She had excellent knowledge of the tourist information in Rome. She provided us with maps, bus routes, subway schedules and anything else we needed. In fact she even called and confirmed our next day's reservation in Venice. The breakfast served in the room was excellent.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

Paba is a small but very comfortable hotel. The location is fantastic, to few meters of colosseum, Palatino, The Roman forum and the Vittorio Emmanuele Monument, and very close to the metro. The staff and specially the lady at the front desk were friendly and helpful in suggesting good places in Rome. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Definitively, We recommend the Hotel Paba and we would stay there again!

7.8 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

It´s good. The room is large, great localization but it´s on noisy street, near by coliseu and foro romano. The hotel is on second floor and small but pleasant. The manager is very welcoming.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Kinda hard to tell from the pictures, but the bed was a rock. Other than that everything was great!

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

This is just a great place to stay. The host was a very nice old lady, who did everything to make our visit comfortable. We had one day of rain and I came home, wet and cold, and I was offered a nice cup of tea immediately. :-) The room was very quiet. The reason for my score is the neighbour who was renovating one day and woke us up early in the morning... The location is great. Right next to Coloseum and The Roman Forum. I would definitely come back here.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Paba Hotel is one of the very best little hotels we have stayed in; we could glimpse the Roman Forum from our balcony Rm6. The management and staff were friendly and most helpful in suggesting restaurants/cafes/entertainment and the most beautiful sites to see in Rome. We have already recommended to friends that they stay at Paba.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We loved the Hotel Paba! The owner was wonderful, so welcoming and knowledgeable and helpful! The hotel served the best breakfast (to our room) and it was close to the Metro and to the Colesseum. We would recommend it and stay again!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We loved our stay at Hotel Paba and definitely recommend it. One of the main things is the hotel's location, which is literally a hundred yards or so from the Forum, just around the corner from the Colosseum, next to a bus stop and close to the metro. We walked all around the centre at night without needing to use public transport at all, but this was more from choice than necessity. Alberta made us feel very welcome, even down to the email she sent at the time of our booking, which gave good travel information and directions to the hotel. When we were there, she was very helpful in giving us maps and bus routes, recommending good restaurants, telephoning to check opening times, etc. The hotel actually looks better in real life, I thought, than it does in the photographs on Venere. Our room was lovely, modern, bright and spacious (particularly for a city-centre, low-mid budget hotel), and the fittings and linen were of good quality. The bed was huge and firm, as other reviewers have mentioned. Breakfast (brought to the bedroom, which we liked) consisted of coffee, red orange juice, and a variety of spreads (jams and cheese), bread rolls, croissants and other things in packets that we didn't investigate - all in all, plenty of choice and enough to keep you going. The bathroom, like the rest of the hotel, was clean, with a good, hot shower and a bidet. Having stayed in many hotels and guesthouses around Europe, we were particularly impressed by the standards of the Paba and would have no hesitation in staying there again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The lady owner was very nice and accomodating. I would definitely stay again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The description on the website was very near what we found when we arrived. We asked for a location close to the center of Rome in a small comfortable hotel. We received the best in all we asked. Nothing extravagant, but a large room with bathroom, clean, well kept, and a great lady as the host. She gave us excellent directions to places to eat as well as sites to see. Highly recommend to others that want an economical place to stay and immerse yourself in the Rome cultures.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Hotel Paba is really a good hotel and we had a fantastinc staying. the staff is very friendly and helpful. they keep our luggage for free for the whole day, after the checkout, gave us a map, and gave some suggestion for the visit. I will stay again :)

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

This is an excellent address to visit Roma. The rooms are good and the people very nice. I would definitely come back.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

Just wanted to say the room was nice and clean. As for seeing the sights close to everything. The lady at the front desk which I think is the owner is very helpful, she went beyond her call of duty during our stay there. See you again down the road.

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

I would recommend this hotel, it was a very convenient location, walking distance to the subway stop, as well as the Coloseum and the Ruins. They were very nice and friendly. Hot shower, hard mattress, easy to find. Loud, though, but that is everywhere in Rome.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Great hotel with a good location. If you are on a budget but dont want a dirty or second rate hotel then look no further. Staff were very helpful. So close to the colleseum, roman forum. clean hotel and big bed (a little hard though). really liked this hotel compared to the same price and star rating as those in France.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

We parked at the train station and used a taxi to get there (less than 10 euros). We cannot say enough about the lady who owns/runs this little hotel. She was totally wonderful. The forum is down the street, and there are plenty of places to eat nearby. I can't think of a better price/value in Rome, so convenient to everything. The beds are enormous! She brings breakfast (coffee, tea and packaged rolls) to your room every morning. Street noise is noticeable but not objectionable, and the air conditioner works great. I highly recommend this hotel. The parking fee was over 80 euros for 3 days, so you may want to investigate a cheaper place to park.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

ALBERTA WAS DELIGHTFUL AND MOST HELPFUL WITH DIRECTIONS. SHE PROVIDED US WITH A MAP AND THE NEXT MORNING PLACED A CALL FOR A CAB FOR US. WOULD DEFINATELY STAY HERE AGAIN.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Service, location, cleanliness all very good. Only one criticism - the beds are too hard, they are enormous though.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The welcome we received and service of the hotel staff was excellent. The room was very clean along with the public areas of the building. The location was excellent for visiting the sites such as the colloseum and forum. We also liked having breakfast in our room. We had a wonderful break in Rome and the hotel helped make our stay a memorable one.

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

Excellent value for money -clean, very convenient for all the sites, restaurants etc and although the staff did not speak much English they were very welcoming, charming and helpful.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

We stood at the 'Paba' for two nights and found everything exactly as described on these pages! We had a very warm and friendly welcome, with Pina explaining us immediately on a map where we could find all the important sights. The room was not too spacious but absolutely okay, like the bathroom. Everything was very clean. As I had wished, we had a room to the backyard which was very calm. We received breakfast in the room which consisted of Nescafé-Cappucino and 'dolce' + buscuits in plastic and juice. Not excellent but absolutely okay and very typical Italian! As we stood there when the Pope was dying we found it also very convenient that our TV had BBC World so that we could understand the reports. I loved especially the wooden lift which seemed rather antiquaric but worked fine. Leaving the hotel meant standing in the midst of pulsating Rome and turning left you reach the Forum Romanum + Colosseum after a 4-5 minutes walk. We walked everywhere, even at nights and this made my stay at the 'Paba' to a very special event: experience Rome from its heart!!! Would always go there again!!!!

7.8 Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

Nette, hilfsbereite Besitzerin, Lage des Hotels in Nähe von Forum Romanum und Kollosseum optimal. Zimmer zur Straße hin recht laut; besser Zimmer nach hinten verlangen. Einrichtung und Ausstattung lassen keine Wünsche übrig. Zum Frühstück gibt es nur abgepackte Ware; da sind das Hörnchen und der Cappucino im Cafe auf der anderen Straßeneite unbedingt vorzuziehen.

7.9 Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Norway

Near Forum Romanum. A bit noice from Via Cavour. Very helpfull owner.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Visited Rome staying 3 nights in Hotel Paba at the start of February. Foung all the other reviews of this small but excellent hotel spot on. Really enjoyed our stay in the spacious room with excellent service and facilities. We had breakfast in our room each morning and not across the street. If you are looking for reasonably priced hotel accommodation where the rooms are spotless and generally larger than comparable hotels and which is in a safe location literally a walk from all the sights then this is the hotel for you. In our three days from hotel Paba we walked everywhere, Colosseum(around the corner) Roman Forum/ 5 mins., Pantheon/Piazza Narvona 15 mins., Trevi Fountain/Spanish Steps/Circus Maximus 20 mins and all the sights/churches/monuments in between. We even strolled to St. Peters Basilica/Sistine Chapel in 25 mins along the Tiber. Plenty of excellent restaurants nearby but we found the best were away from the monuments and where the Romans themselves eat. All in all a wonderful stay in historic Rome made all the more memorable because of the excellent Hotel Paba. Would stay there again next time.

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

The hotel is conveniently located - Alberta was a delight and made our stay a real joy with her recommendation for meals, sites to see and transportation. Good value for the money. Wireless internet was a great added benefit although had to sit in bathroom for the best single - nothing like taking a dump and being on line. The balcony opening to the street gave added veiwing of street activity

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Excellent place to stay. Location was the best (you can walk to all the sites from the hotel) and for the price I dont think you would get any better.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay at Paba. The location was exellent for the sites and close to the metro. We found Alberta at the desk to be helpful and a very nice person. The rooms were clean and bathroom was better than most that we found on our European trip. We have no complaints and I would stay there again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

I lovely place to stay! The property was very clean, the shower was powerful, the bed was huge and the lady who ran the hotel was really friendly and helpful. Every time we entered the hotel there was a beautiful smell of fresh flowers. The collosseum is just down the road and all the attractions are in walking distance (spanish steps, trevi, pantheon, navona square). Excellent value for money, would recommend this hotel to everyone.

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

Had a wonderful stay at hotel Paba. The lady on the desk when we arrived was very helpful. She was able to provided us with tourist info throughout our stay. The room was very clean and had TV, radio, air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom with shower (no bath), mini-bar (reasonably priced) and double glazed window overlooking small courtyard (cannot remember name of the room but it had a nautical theme, with interesting photos of yachts on the wall). The door to our room was right off where the small reception is, which made it a bit noisey if you wanted a lie in in the morning, but not really a problem. The hotel now provides breakfast on the premises - you help yourself from a cupboard by reception where there is also a coffee/hot chocolate/hot water machine, then take it back to your room on a tray, where a bottle of fruit juice from the minibar is also included in your room price. This seemed a good arrangement although we never actually ate breakfast in the hotel, just the fruit juice. The location of the hotel was perfect - just 5 minutes from the Colusseum and easy (if you think trying to cross the road in Rome is easy!) walking distance of the sights. The open top tour buses pass near by and make a great way to travel between the sights. It is also a short walk to the Metro station. There are restaurants and small cafes very near by. We had an excellent stay with the hotel Paba and would definately recommend them to others. Quality and location at a fair price.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very quaint. Can walk to anywhere from here. Great location. Could miss it if you were not paying attention. Ms. Castelli is very sweet and helpful.

6.8 Fair
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was in a very convenient position. Our room was small but very clean and so was the bathroom. The main problem was breakfast. I had understood it was taken at a cafe across the road but it turned out to be a 'picnic' style breakfast taken in the bedroom which included instant coffee from a machine and pre-packed croissant. We would have much preferred no breakfast and a cheaper rate. Otherwise the hotel was very satisfactory for our needs.

4.6 Ordinary
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

we reserved a quad room wich was very small. One of the beds was harder then the floor. We unexpectedly had to pay cash even though the web site didn't mention it. They considered it a special rate through Venere.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were warmly welcomed.Pina was quick to answer any questions we had about anything. Our room was set up nicely w/ fresh flowers&champagne, as this was our 1st. stop on our 25th. anniv. vacation. Being on a main street was noisy, but we adapted to it.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Paba is an excellent value, well situated (close to the the attractions) but THE MOST valuable and unrivaled asset is by far, the wonderful kind-hearted woman that runs the place. She has a wealth of knowledge and a heart of gold. We send her big hugs and will stay at Paba again whenever we return to Roma. Thank you for everything. Grazzi, ciao... Preet and Mike

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

A good deal. Location, a spacious and clean room, and kind staff offered me a comforable stay in Rome. Once we step out from the hotel building, Foro Romano was just on our left hand welcoming us through out the day. The bar on the other side of the street was closed. So I took a breakfast in the room. - I will recommend this hotel to my friends.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This is an excellent hotel for anyone who is interested in the monuments of ancient Rome, as it is about 2 blocks from the Colosseum and the forums, and within easy walking distance of other popular attractions such as Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona, etc. The owner is extremely businesslike and knowledgeable about Rome and helpful. She volunteered to call for concert tickets and arrange airport shuttle for us. I would definitely stay here again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

We were made to feel very welcome and we had no problem walking across the street for breakfast. If in Rome again I would definately use this hotel again and have no problem recomending this hotel to friends, good location

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Norway

The woman running the hotel is truely unique! She is always helpful in directing you to the places you wish to go and knows all the cozy little authentic restaurants and such. The holtel is on a noisy street but ther rooms are toward a quiet backyard. Very central location and you can walk to all sights - but good shoes are recommended. It is also close to the metro. recommended

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We stayed the hotel paba for 4 nights and had a great time the hotel was spotlessly clean and the staff could not have been more friendly or helpfull the room was fantastic really big with a huge bed and even a balcony the hotel is in a great location with some good restuarants and cafes next to you and the colosseum at the end of the road i would recomend the hotel paba to anyone

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

It is a very good hotel and very very well located in Rome (very near to the coliseum)..And more particularly for the price. the room is very nice : modern, confortable and very clean...and the welcoming was excellent!!!..very nice people!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

You can stop searching now, this accommodation is delightful! Straight away we were very impressed with the location (a stone's throw from the Roman Forum), although as it is a small establishment you may miss it intially (we did!) The room and bathroom were both extremely spacious and appeared to have been recently refurbished as everything seemed very pristine, and certainly clean. The lady who dealt with us at all times (she works very hard!) could not have been more helpful or courteous. And of course Rome was breathtaking just to top it all off! Enjoy....

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

Very small hotel with 8 rooms on the 2nd floor of a mixed block. Ideally located for seeing Rome. Only downside was that breakfast was an orange juice placed in your fridge each night and a voucher for coffee and croissant at a place over the road. Fine if like the Italians you don't mind standing up for breakfast, not so good if you want to start the day leisurely before the sightseeing begins!! Think they need to consider having a voucher arrangement at another of the many cafes on Via Cavour.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • New Zealand

good situation. friendly service. convenient room. would reccommend to other travellers

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We had a delightful stay. The hotel is very conveniently located. Alberta Castelli was a marvelous and helpful hostess for our week long stay. Our only problem was the noise coming from the kitchen of the restaurant below in the wee hours of the morning. We would stay there again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Beautiful and spacious room. Hotel owner was very helpful and friendly.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I stayed for three nights in late April, before the main rush of tourists, and found the hotel to be quiet, accomodating and exactly what we were after. The only slight difficulty was actually locating it, but that was more down to us than the the map, as the entrance is shared by several other businesses (including another hotel). The hotel name is clearly displayed by the main door, and the hotel itself is on the 2nd floor. As for the facilities, the en-suite was spotless, the rooms were comfortable, and the hotel staff were very helpful. Breakfast is taken at a cafe over the road, which is a great way to experience Rome for the first time, as it forces you into the 'real world' straight away. And you can get a cup of tea! The hotel is five minutes walk from the Colloseum and the Forum, and about 3/4 hour by foot from the Vatican, and is also near a metro stop, so is ideal for sightseeing. Altogether, we would definately recommend Hotel Paba, and would certainly stay there again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

For a single room you are not going to beat the space. The location is ultimitaly perfect!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Mrs. Castelli and her staff are wonderful, The rooms are nice and big and very clean. The location is nice very close to the forum and other sites. We never even heard the other people in the hotel. We enjoyed our stay very much.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

My wife and I really enjoyed the Paba. It is small (7 rooms total) but quaint and very close to ancient Rome (the Forum and the Coliseum). The innkeeper was wonderful--very sweet and helpful. The rooms were exceptionally clean and well maintained, particularly for the cost of the stay. The breakfast is across the street in a small cafe--a croissant and coffee while standing at the bar. Overall, the Paba is an excellent value for the 100 euros we paid.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Very good location, close to everywhere

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

I stayed at the hotel Paba for 3 nights with my two children ages 9 and 11. The triple room was just right for our needs and very quiet. Very pleasant and friendly owner and staff, we all felt well cared for. Excellent location for sights especially, and restaurants, ice cream parlours, bars and transport (bus and metro). Would definitely recommend to others and return to. Only slight downside is that breakfast although included, is taken in a bar across the road from the hotel - where you may or may not get a seat.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We decided to stay at the Hotel PABA based on other comments and I must say that the comments were spot-on. Ms. Castelli is a warm and competent host who answered all of our questions and helped us with bookings and the other necessities of visiting a city. Our room was very generous in size and immaculately clean. Breakfast was provided across the street at a pasticceria and as excellent. In general, we had excellent accommodations and will probably stay on our next return to Rome.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Japan

Owner was extremely helpful. Rooms were fine and spacious. Location excellent. Plumbing adequate but a bit quirky due to age (as expected).

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Hotel Paba is located in the very best part of historic Rome with great access to bus, rail and within walking of many major sites. It is a quaint, non-American, facility that makes a visit to Rome a better experience without losing comfort. The hotel is secure, clean and the service provided is excellent. The very best part is the hotel owner who is a lovely women, able to answer every question, provide directions, make suggestions and arrange for transportation, tickets to events and directions to wonderful little restaurants, in summery, to offer excellent service without interferring with prior plans or preferences. We have stayed at this hotel on previous occasions and expect that all of our future trips to Rome will include a visit to the Paba Hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very good deal. Minutes away from the forum and colluseum. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms are very nice. breafast is at a cafe across the street...bit cramped. staff very helpful. Very good rates for Rome. Would definitely stay again.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Wonderful location close to many classic sites. Room was lofty and spacious and we really enjoyed going to the cafe across the street for breakfast. Alberta was very welcoming and friendly and extremely helpfu. The only complaints we had were: there was NO kettle in the room, contrary to the website; the bed was very firm to the point of discomfort. There are several reasonable and exciting restaurants in the immediate vicinity

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

We are two families (1 child and two children)and all of us were completly satisfied. We booked the "Quadruple" and the "Triple room", which lie next door to door in an own small hall. The rooms are renovated, no carpets but wooden floors (!), very excellent shower, new mattresses. The landlady is very competent and helpfull. The hotel is very near to the ancient rome area and the Colloseum. Breakfast has to be taken in a coffeshop, which was a very special experience, and we liked it very much. We can really recommend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We will definitely be recommending Paba to everyone we know planning a trip to Rome. The hotel is in a perfect location for the sights of Rome and some great restaurants. It's brilliant value for money and i would certainly give them more then two stars - they would be higher if they had their own restaurant, but crossing the street for breakfast was never difficult. We will definitely return to Paba.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • New Zealand

Note: Hotel is on the 2nd floor, take the elevator up. Not very apparent when you enter the building. Originally, I would have written up the Paba hotel as excellent in all aspects except on my last night some business on the lower floor started to clean crockery at 3am in the morning and seemed to be dropping most of the plates. Luckily I had earplugs! A wonderful location. Close to the Rome Termini Station and 5 minutes from the Collesium. Beautiful large clean rooms and a wonderful hostess! Truely a pleasant stay.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

For our first introduction to accommadations in Rome, this was excellent. The hotel manager was exceptional. She had "all" the answers and delivered with such patience.The location of the hotel was suberb-could easily walk or take a quick bus ride to most of the sites of interest. I would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to others.It was a bit on the pricey side for Canadians (considering the exchange rate)but for those travelling to Italy the price of accomadations are high overall. In Canada for $208 one could get a very beautiful hotel room with all the amenities. Oh well such is life!!!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We picked Hotel Paba after reading through a bunch of reviews. Some of the reviews for Paba said that it was hard to locate. Prior to leaving for Italy I emailed the hotel for directions and had no trouble finding the hotel. Alberta was very prompt in emailing directions, setting up the room we desired, and recommending restaraunts in the area. Highlights included: The hotel is in the shadow of the colisseum and Palatine Hill. Very clean and spacious. Very friendly staff that was willing to assist in any manner.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

good quality rooms, on second floor, our 2nd visit to this hotel.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

We stayed at Paba for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel offers great value for money and if you take the location (100 metres from the forum) into account it is just excellent. Even better was the extremely helpful owner who did not just offered a very warm welcome but also proved invaluable when it came to recommendations for restaurants. Our room was to the back and perfectly quiet. We would very much recommend Paba and hope to stay there again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel was perfect for our vacation. The location is unbeatable! 2 blocks from the Forum and the Colisseum. Alberta was a wonderful host and very helpful. Our room was immaculate. Though smallish, it was perfect for our needs. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone, and plan to stay here on our next visit to Rome.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Owner was delightful and most helpful. We were looking for clean, safe, convenient rooms at the two-star level and the value was outstanding. Would stay there again apart from just wanting to be in another area of Rome. We weren't in Rome to spend lots of time IN our hotel, so the Paba was just perfect for our needs. Close to the Metro, very good, inexpensive restaurant just across the street, not too far from Termini.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Paba and would return anytime.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Fabulous! Very central location close to the Colosseum with extremely helpful and friendly English-fluent staff who went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. Breakfast was served in our room. Accomodations were more on the 3-star side, very clean and comfortable with all the comforts of home. Has an elevator. Would highly recommend to family and friends. Will definitely stay here again.

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Canada

Staff - excellent, very helpful, best we encountered on our trip. Hotel premises - some issues: Location - not well identified by web site (our cab driver from Termini had a little difficulty finding it). Also, no direction at external door to street that the actual entrance to the hotel was at least 3 flights of stairs up - this could impact anyone with health issues. Listing of elevator was misleading (it was so small it could only carry 1 person and some luggage and you still had to go up steps to reach it in the first place - not great if someone has any physical limitations). Hotel foyer is very small and corridors to rooms very narrow and awkward/difficult to navigate with large cases. Room & bathroom were adequate though a bit small for 3 people. It was clean, however, the beds were really uncomfortable (way too hard). We also had a real problem with sleeping due to the noise from the street (one of the restaurants below appeared to be hosting an all night party with people yelling and screaming until about 5:00am). Appreciated having airconditioning. Would we return - possibly yes - depending on health concerns and length of stay.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • New Zealand

We had a most enjoyable stay at Hotel Paba. The staff were friendly and spoke good English, which was not a prerequisite for us, but was definitely a bonus. The location is superb and there is a Metro stop nearby, perfect for seeing the various sights around the city. Being so small the Hotel has a "home away from home" feel to it. There is a delightful old wooden lift (max. 3 people) which has been restored and was a treat after our long treks around the city. It is worth noting that the Hotel is on the second floor so I would not recommend it to people with physical disabilities. Our room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was good, although not large (we Kiwis must have larger appetites than most!). We felt we had good value for our money and will definitely stay at Hotel Paba on our next visit to Roma. Since our visit we have recommended the hotel to several of our friends. Please note - the "poor" rating for type and number of rooms available is only due to this information not being included on the website. I do not wish this to refelect badly on Hotel Paba or Venere.com, who have both provided excellent services.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 7-room Hotel Paba. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with digital channels. Business travelers visiting the Colosseum - Roman Forum area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, slippers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Paba

By car
Via Cavour is a traffic-free zone on Sundays and public holidays, however hotel guests will be permitted to enter the area by car. Please advise traffic police that you are staying at the Paba Hotel for access.

By train
The hotel is 1.2 km from the Termini railway station.

By airplane
The hotel is 30 minutes by train from the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino airport. A train connecting Fiumicino to Termini leaves every 30 minutes.

Distances from Hotel Paba

Church of Santa Maria dei Monti - 0.1 km / 0 mi
St. Peter in Chains - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Basilica di Massenzio - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Torre dei Conti - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Imperial Forums - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Francesca Romana - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Roman Forum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Colosseum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Forum of Augustus - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Arch of Titus - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Torre delle Milizie - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Lupercale - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Trajan's Market - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Valentini - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Foro di Cesare - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Paba are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 22.7 km / 14.1 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Paba 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 Hotel Paba

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport