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Hotel Raffaello - Rome

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If you are looking to book a central Rome hotel in the Colosseum - Roman Forum area, Hotel Raffaello could be the right choice for you!

This 3 star Colosseum - Roman Forum-area hotel in Rome offers dry cleaning/laundry services, an elevator (lift) and concierge services.

Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide express check-in. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. The lobby offers a TV, coffee and free newspapers.

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Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
Based on 301 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Lovely room, lovely breakfast, excellent staff. Many thanks !

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Breakfast at Hotel Raffaello

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Raffaello

  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Limousine service
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

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.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 5 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 5 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 55-80 per vehicle (one way)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 25 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.

9.3

Clean

8.1

Location

8.7

Quiet

8.3

Spacious

8.9

Service

Hotel Raffaello reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

Travelled with my mum for a 5 night stay at The Raffaello- to sum up it is excellent value for money. A ten mintue walk from the Termini station (walk down Via Cavour (there is a huge pharmacy sign on the corner of this road to help you find it), then turn right at the grand steps of the gorgeous Santa Maria Maggiore basilica then first left and it is one block down, so a great location, the breakfast buffet was excellent- loads of choice of pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt and the scrambled eggs were delicious, there is no hot drink facilities in the rooms but there is a coffee machine in the lobby for use whenever you want (we took the coffee up to our rooms with us) and the staff were really helpful and friendly. I notice a few other people commented on the size of the room and yes the room is small but it is twice the size of one I paid double for in Paris last year, and in terms of value for money (i.e. what you pay and what you get) I thought it was really excellent. The only negative was the 'comedy' shower- it is one of those ones that has loads of different (and unnecessary) settings- but actually you just want the basic one and it took a while to figure out, the water was always hot thoug and to be honest this is a minor quibble in what was an otherwise very comfortable and welcoming stay.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Excellent hotel. Perfect and copious breakfeast. Friendly staff very competent speaking several linguages. Ideal location between Termini and Coloseo.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

We once again had a great time in Rome. The Hotel is located very quietly but still very central. You can reach everything by foot. The breakfast was very good. I would return any time. Wir hatten wieder einmal eine richtig gute Zeit in Rom. Das Hotel ist in einer ruhigen Ecke und dennoch zentral. Man kommt zu allen Sehenswürdigkeiten zu Fuß. Das Frühstück war sehr gut. Jederzeit wieder.

5.5 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Two single rooms were very small by USA standards, but this was not a surprise. First time in Rome. Price might be average for the this location but seemed very high in comparison to bookings in Amsterdam, Brugge, and Venice the previous two weeks. However, hotel staff was great and room was very quiet, continental breakfast was very good.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Turkey

location map of the hotel is not completely relevant it should be improved. Our overall stay was quite comfortable and we were highly satisfied.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My sister and I arrived in Rome first on our first trip to Italy. We chose Raffaello because of it's charm in the photo's and we were not disappointed. Eduardo the front desk person was very friendly and knowledgeable. Language was not a problem. Our room was a little small but it was a very pleasant experience. The continental breakfast was yummy. All in all a most enjoyable stay.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Rooms were very nice and quality to price was good. Short walk to both train station and Coliseum. Staff were pleasant enough but not really out going like in some of our stays. They answered questions but really didn't have time to give you much in suggestions for anything. This makes a difference when you are not familiar with an area.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Extremely quite street only about 5 blocks from Termini. Easy walk to historic Rome. Beds were very hard. Breakfast had a large variety of choices and was very well done. We would definitely stay here again.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Really nice hotel.Good location ,close to metro.Breakfast not so good. Would prefer a larger safety box in room as the one provided is really small.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The Raffaello is a great little hotel. Our room was on one of the top floors which had a balcony and a great view of the surrounding area. Sunrises were a treat. We had a warm welcome even though we arrived late at night and the staff were extremely helpful our entire 3 night stay. They even managed to get breakfast started early for us on the morning we had an early bus trip. The breakfasts are also great. Plenty of restaurants up the hill in the main street. Also the train station and the red hop on hop off buses are only a short walk. You may not think it but some of the main attractions are walking distance from the hotel, so don’t be afraid to put your walking shoes on the walk itself was an event.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

the hotel was excellent and the staff were very good, i thought everything about the hotel was more than satisfactory, would definitely go there again

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is extremely well located, within walking distance of both the Termini station (which has a direct train to the airport), and the major tourist attractions in Rome. Overall it's nicely decorated and quite stylish. The staff were always friendly and helpful, and all spoke excellent English. I booked a single room which although rather small, was attractively decorated, well equipped, clean and with a small but functional bathroom. This room was also a bargain considering the area and quality of the hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Spacious room, very friendly staff. a short block from via Cavour

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This is a very nice hotel conveniently located near a metro stop. Breakfast was very nicely done and the availability was lengthy. Most of the staff were very helpful and accomodating. They all spoke English well, so there was no communication problems. They were helpful in arranging a private taxi and the taxi was right on time.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

All the staff - from the different concierges to the maids - were positive and helpfull. Their recommendations were always reliable, and most staff spoke English very well. The room was even better: Good bed, enough space, window into quiet street, so very little outside noise got in. Good curtains, nice bathroom, rather quick internet axcess, flat-screen TV (however, 200 channels with nothing on but Italian game shows, but then again, we were not in Rome to watch telly). The shower was too small, however. Raffaello might have been the cleanest hotel I've ever stayed at - or so it seemed! Breakfast was ok; what they lack in sortiment they regain with very quick and polite service. Some more fresh fruit would have been nice, though. Breakfast is included, which is good. Raffaello has a brilliant location; except for Trastevere and the Vatican, virtually all of Rome is within 25 minutes of walking. The area between the Termini train station (from where you reach the airport) and the hotel is seedy, but takes only 10 minutes. The Colosseum, Forum Romanum, The Pantheon, The Spanish steps and the rest of the cosy old city centre is within 15 minutes of walking. No taxi needed at all - the Roman Metro was surprisingly effective and VERY cheap at 1 euro per ticket. (Not needing to take a taxi was a great plus - the only taxi trip we took nearly killed us, as expected.) At 120-130 euro a night the Raffaello is the best value for money I have experienced for a long time.

7.9 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Netherlands

Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent service. Clean, spacious rooms. Excellent breakfast buffet. Hotel is located in quiet street.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

short and sweet. very nice stay in roma.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The rooms are clean and spacious. We did have a lot of trouble finding the hotel, so make sure you bring the address and phone number. It is located 100yds from the metro which is very convenient. My husband and I frequent Rome and and stayed in many hotels there and Raffeallo is our "to go" place to stay. Breakfast was AMAZING!

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Greece

The hotel was excellent, spacious rooms, recently renovated, clean, the personnel was very polite and helpful. The breakfast did not have much variety, the surroundings were nice and it was located 5 blocks from the subway station, and 15 min walk from the train station where we took the train to and from the airport. I would definitely recommend it for a stay in Rome. On a different note should you decide to use one of these double deck site-seeing buses DO NOT choose "CIAO ROMA". It is the one located closest to the hotel, but also the one with the least frequent buses - if they pass at all!!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Excellent hotel, very friendly people, good pickup service from the airport on request, breakfast room should offer more tables, it could be happen that one have to wait before being seated.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

We loved Raffaelo hotel. The rooms were great, we even had a little terrace. The hotel is in between Roma train station and the colosseum. The staff were welcoming and the buffet breakfast was a nice with a big selection of fruit! I would definitely stay here again

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We stayed in a rear room on the 5th floor with the added bonus of a deck. Room was petite, but sufficient. Bathroom was good size. Small shower but good by European standards. Great front desk staff. Very knowledgeable. Nice breakfast too.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Uno de los mejores hoteles en los que nos hemos hospedado en Roma. Limpio, tranquilo y bastante centrico. Muy recomendable.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The location of the Raffaello was ideal for us because we had a lot of luggage. It is centrally located within walking distance of the main train station and metro stop. The room and staff were great and the breakfast was wonderful. Considering the room was located overlooking the street and we were in Rome for the Champions Cup final, the room was very quiet. We would recommend the Raffaello for anyone, particularily those travelling on a budget.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I spent the first two nights of our honeymoon at Hotel Raffaello and it was lovely. Close to the Termini was good for us arriving and walking distance to Colosseum. The room was very smart and we had a small balcony. The best thing about the hotel was the advice of the chap at the front desk about restaurants - they were excellent! ALSO - the access to top floor bar next to Pantheon - AMAZING! Certainly reccomend it. To balance the view, the location wasn't too great for Pantheon etc but cab was ok. Also bathrooms were nice but shower cubicles were rather tiny! Overall very good feeling though.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

I stayed for 3 nights at Raffaello, as a bit of an upmarket treat at the end of a budget trip and it was everything I needed. Very friendly staff, comfortable and spotless room and great, very convenient location only 10 mins from Termini and short walk to most places of interest. Also nice breakfast. Was good value for Rome and a comfortable stay.

7.6 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

We were disappointed the way we were welcomed at the hotel:unpleasant and chilly.Breakfast was not so good. The room was very plesant and very clean. The ladies who served for breakfast were really cheerful.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel is very nice, one problem we encountered was with breakfast. The breakfast room is not very big and we didn't manage to eat the breakfast the second day as there weren’t available tables in the dining room. Quite a few people were waiting standing to have a breakfast.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

I had never been to Rome before and the welcoming stay my mum and I recieved at Raffaello means we will definitely be back! All the staff were very friendly and helpful and the location was central but tucked away off the very busy road so it seemed very peaceful. Thanks for a great stay!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Stayed three nights, rented two triple rooms. First time in Rome, so I have never been to any other hotel, but I was very pleased with this hotel. For some reason the triple on the third floor was narrower than the triple on the second floor, so if you have a choice, choose the second floor. Great breakfast, most delicious scrambled eggs! Fresh juices, wonderful coffee, pastries, fruits- mmmm. Quiet location near Santa Maria Maggiore, easy walk to Cavour Metro stop. Got a great rate on the airport shuttle- cheaper than arranging for two taxis even after including the tip. Check-in was easy, and the desk staff were welcoming and knew many languages. We arrived early in the day and they were happy to hold our luggage for us while we went to see some sights. Beds were firm, shower was powerful and rooms were very clean. I would happily stay here again!

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Lovely Hotel - super location.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Finland

It was our first trip to Rome and we enjoyed it thoroughly! The Hotel Raffaello was great in every way, quite perfect indeed. Our room was completely clean and beautiful, the shower was the best we have ever experienced abroad. The staff were very helpful and kind. The breakfast was lovely and kept hunger away until late afternoon. We'll certainly stay at Raffaello also next time!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We stayed at hotel Raffaello for 2 nights during holiday in early March, 2009. Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from Termini Train Station and Sta. Maria Magdalena basilica, as well as other sites of interest in Rome. Very attentive and helpful staff at front desk and breakfast room. Breakfast buffet was quite complete with fresh breads/ pastries and fruits. Double room was clean; size comparable with other European hotels. Nice set of bathroom toiletries provided. Shower stall was quite cramped, but adequate for daily showers. (An obese person might have difficulty with this small size). Water pressure and temperature control were perfectly fine. Small lift/elevator enabled us to carry suitcases to room without having to walk up several flights (fourth floor) carrying these up the stairs. In summary, a fine hotel. Would definitely recommend it to others and stay there again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

El hotel es excelente. El nivel de servicio es muy bueno y la ubicación es sumamente cómoda para ir caminando a las atracciones turísticas más importantes. Recomiendo no ir más allá de Sta. Maria Maggiore, dado que los alrededores de la Termini son medio peligrosos.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent, recently refurbished (to a high standard) accommodation. Location is excellent, especially if you are travelling from the airport via Termini. Very helpful staff - we had great tips for two local restaurants. Breakfast room can be a little crowded, but buffet is plentiful and fresh, with hardworking staff. Rooms are delightful, but shower (very modern, with assorted jets from head to toe) is a little cramped, in an otherwise spacious bathroom. Nice welcoming touch of chocolates on the pillows (one being a 'Raffaello'). Lift stops between floors, so you always have about ten stairs to get from lift to your floor. Have already recommended the hotel to others.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Very nice hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. My first choice during my next visit to Rome.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

We were very happy with our welcome at this hotel, arriving as we did from Australia at 8am. They were able to get us into our room several hours before the official check-in time. The staff at the desk were particularly helpful at all times. Breakfast was very good. We found the location to be great: walking distance to the Coliseum & Roman Forum, close to the Underground transport system,& very near the beautiful basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. It was very central but also very quiet at night. The only thing we weren't so pleased with was the tiny shower recess - really not a big deal overall! We would certainly stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Very nice hotel. Great stay for the price. The staff was friendly, the breakfast was ample. I would recommend this hotel to the budget conscience traveler.

7.6 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Raffaello staff are friendly, speak good English and are very helpful plus there's a good breakfast included. The hotel was ideally suited for a trip to Rome as long as you are using the Airport to Train station route. There is a lack of good restaurants near the hotel, these are mainly located in the Trastevere district, but shopping for clothes is an easy Metro trip away, albeit hard on the wallet. My stay of 3 nights was perfectly suited to the hotel location. A tourist travel ticket, available in the Termini station, called the Roma Pass gives virtually unlimited travel on all buses and local trains for three days, plus a trip back to the Airport and free entrance to the first two tourist sites. (I chose the Roman Forum 12euros and Castel S. Angelo 8euros, which paid the 20euro cost of the Roma Pass itself.) Highly recommend the Hotel.

7.3 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

This is a decent hotel, well located close to the Termini offering an ample service to those unable to blow the budget on the more up-market hotels in Rome. We paid an average price for a room in November, and were not disappointed. The rooms are on the small side, but perfectly adequate, with a clean and well stocked bathroom. Breakfasts are good, with friendly staff offering coffee and replenishing the buffet! Being located off Via Cavour, there was noise until the early hours (mostly traffic rather than anything untoward), but we noticed this was mainly on Saturday night. There are plenty of places to eat within walking distance but avoid the pizza restaurants closest to the hotel as these do not offer value for money - ironically, the restaurants just a bit further down the road towards the Forum are much better value and offer a wider choice on the menu! Also, don't forget to take cash to restaurants as many waiters still wince at the sight of credit cards! Lots of great sites are within a short(ish) walk (eg, Colleseum, Forum and Quirinale)but be prepared for a longer walk to The Spanish Steps, Pantheon etc. This shouldn't put you off staying at this hotel, however, as wherever you stay in Rome, you'll end up walking for miles! Just pepper the walk with frequent breaks for espressos or cappucinos!

6.8 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Nice hotel and friendly staff.

7.7 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This is hotel is very well situated and most sites of interest are within walking distance. It is also only 10 mins on foot from the main termini station. The hotel is very stylish and nicely decorated. We found the staff friendly and helpful with any request we had. Breakfast was very pleasant the dining area is lovely. The only slight negative was that the shower in the bathroom is extremely small, but the bathrooms were very clean and nicely decorated. We had not been to Rome before and found this a great base.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We were really happy with the quality of amenities and service provided at Raffeallo. It's walking distance from the train station which is a big plus in Rome. Rooms are clean and well appointed. the front desk staff was extremely courteous and helpful. The breakfast was great too. Its a little bit of a distance to the popular attractions but we didnt mind it because the closer you get to the tourist attractions, the noisier and pricier it gets. Overall we had a great stay and I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Our experience with the Hotel Rafaello was excellent. We stayed in a double. The room was very clean. The bathroom was large and well kept (including very hot water). The staff were very nice and helpful. Try to eat breakfast a few minutes before 9:00. They play music on tape (in English) and the song "Sexual Eruption" will be heard (rates a 10/10 on the unintential comedy scale). We stayed in 2 places while visiting Rome so as to "cover more ground". The location of Hotel Rafaello between the Termini train station and the Colloseum was ideal. The hotel is also situated very close to the subway (Via Cavour). Great restaurants nearby (go to La Carbonara). Besides Ancient Rome, wonderful sites to visit very close to the hotel include the church housing St. Peters in chains and Michaelangelo's Moses (amazing), the church of Mary Maggiore, and the National Museum (Get the Roma Pass at the Termini and you will avoid all lines at the Colliseum and get a great deal on admission fees to many sites).

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

First time at Hotel Raffaello. Good sized room,nice and clean and a fair sized bathroom and air conditioning, a must in the summer. Close to Colosseum, Palatine Hill etc. Breakfast was superb. All the food was very fresh. Scrambled and boiled eggs on offer along with choices of juices, cereals, yogurts, rolls, toast, pastries, cold meats, cheese, fresh fruit etc. The staff spoke English but a wee bit wobbly on understanding all that was said. We had a small problem with the air conditioning in that it was condensing/leaking on to their carpet. That didn't seem to have been sorted although it didn't really affect our stay that much. In saying that the staff were all friendly and willing to help. Would definitely stay there again though it was a bit more expensive than we would usually want to pay. However location, good decor, good sized comfortable room, great breakfast along with the use of a free safe in the room would probably make it worthwhile.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

This is a really excellent hotel. Location is superb. 10 minute walk from Termini (which is the metro hub and also the intercity and airport train hub)and 10 minute walk from Colosseum/Roman Forum. This means that the major tourist attractions are within easy access. On the same street as the hotel are several nice, cheap places to eat. Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good quaility. Hotel is very clean and nicely decorated. Room was lovely, clean and well decorated. The size was also sufficient. Finally, Rome is also a fantastic city! If I ever visit again, I will definately be staying at this Hotel.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

Very nice and helpful staff.

7.4 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The staff could have been more friendly and helpful. They were business-like but did not smile or show any friendliness.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

The hotel has a good relation price/quality. Rooms are good and clean. The area is not optimal but close to a metro station. Breakfast area is a little short of space at peak times. Overall, this was a very good stay, and I would certainly recommend this hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I would recommend this hotel to anyone. We were very pleased with the service and staff. The personal at the front desk were welcoming, friendly and helpful; they also recommended excellent restaurants! Breakfast was plentiful and diversified to meet everyones palate. Additionally, Venere is also a great site to use to arrange and organize your trips. Thank you!

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Staff was very friendly, and accomodating. Rooms were very clean and quite nice. Furniture a little old, but not terribly. New fixtures in bathroom. Very good breakfast, eggs, fresh croissants etc. Good location-- close enough to train station, but not too far from historical sites and good restaurants.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Nice friendly hotel in a great location overall. Plenty of excellent restaurants in the area, local corner shop and less than 5 minutes away a supemarket! Would recommend to any one with the idea of enjoying a stay in Rome.

7.9 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Close to the Train Station, don't walk!!! Too much if you walk with your bags.. And the streets are in blocks, soo really hard to carry your bags.. Nice Room, the area around the Hotel, not sure.. Nothing happens to us, but didn't look really safe even when we walked all the time from the hotel, even at night.. The personal at the front desk were serious, but helpful, really good english. Was expensive, you can find something less fancy but better price. We didn't knew too much about the area but we were happy about staying on the hotel anyway.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Nous avons passé six jours dans cet hôtel qui est à recommander sans hésitation ! Très confortable et décoré avec goût, très central ( 5mn à pied du Colisée ), excellent accueil et service actif et aimable.Le rapport qualité/prix est excellent.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

Nettes, kleines Touristenhotel, sehr sauber mit freundlichem, sehr hilfsbereitem Personal und gutem Frühstück. Sehr akzeptable Laufnähe zu den wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten. Lokale in der Umgebung nicht alle empfehlenswert. Nuova Stella mit sehr mittelmaessigem Essen erhebt table charge (?) von 6 €, besser ins poppige La Base in der Via Cavour gehen.

6.6 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

The staff were very friendly and the hotel catered well for our 19 month old daughter, included breakfast was good and rooms clean.

6.7 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel and room was very charming. Breakfast was good. My son was very ill late one night and the desk employee was of no help getting us some extra towels - he said they were "locked up" and there was nothing he could do. They allowed us only one extra hour in the room in the morning as my son was still not feeling well. Internet available for a fee only in the lobby.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

I am writing this review almost 2 years later, as I am about to book to stay again!

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The Raffaello was an excellent hotel to stay while in Rome. Although it is only a short walk from the Termini train station, we elected to take the 5 minute taxi ride to save us toting our large bags over the cobblestone streets of Rome. After our first hesitations, we used the subway - where we could get on at Termini - and found it an excellent way to get to some of the farther points (Vatican) that we wanted to see. We arrived early at the Rafaello, and they graciously put all 8 pieces of our luggage (there were 6 of us) behind their front desk until our rooms were ready. The staff patiently circled directions on our map each morning and offered suggestions and tips for our daily sightseeing. The Rafaello includes a breakfast each morning which included eggs (cooked 3 different ways) croissants, rolls, salami, cheese, sweet rolls, cereals, fresh fruit and juices - and fantastic coffee! What a great way to start our days! We wholeheartedly recommend this hotel and will stay there during our next visit to Rome!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Gorgeous hotel - decor and cleanliness surpassing some five star hotels - dare I say at times opulent? Wood paneling and blue carpeting everywhere. Surpassed our expectations! The hotel is located on a quiet street off right off a major avenue, about 20 minutes to the forum. Only gripe is lack of good restaurants in immediate vicinity, but there are plenty within about 10-15 minute walk.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Staff nice and efficient, but some do not speak french, no problem if you speak English. Happy breakfast, with a good choice of various food, and staff especially nice and friendly. We had one of the top floor room: comfortable, clean, very quiet, with a nice terrace. Ideally located: outside of traffic, closed to the train, tube and buses stations, a lot of historical sites (and restaurants too) at foot distance.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

First time we have stayed at Hotel Raffaello - will stay again when we return to Rome.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was my husband's first time in Italy and we were there for 10 days in various cities. This hotel was very much as advertised and we were very comfortable. The room was very clean and decently sized. Mattress firmer than I would have liked. One desk clerk was very helpful and the other was not particularly helpful. Breakfast was fine. I would recommend this hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Everything was perfect except the front desk staff. They were very professional, competent, and answered our questions, however, it would have been nicer if they were a bit more friendly and welcoming when we got there.

6.4 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

For a sister hotel of del Senato this hotel does not meet the same standards. The price was lower, but the staff and location were not comparable. The rooms were too hot.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very satisfied of our stay in Hotel Raffaelo.We were at 5th floor with a nice terrasse. Quiet street, 10 minutes walk from Termini station, 3 minutes from Cavour underground station. Good base to explore Roma by foot.Good breakfast. Helpful concierge for restaurant reservation. I would recommand you.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Warmly welcomed by front desk staff despite our very early arrival on New Year's Day. Obliging friendly staff. Excellent breakfast each morning. Most staff spoke some English which was appreciated. We had a three day stay in Rome and hotel was ideally located - close enough to the main railway station to be able to walk to it but far enough away from the noise etc. Walking distance to a lot of the major attractions such as Colesseum, Roman Forum, underground station. My advice is to wear comfortable shoes and try walking everywhere to soak up the atmosphere and really see what the city is like. The three day museum pass was good value.

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

We stayed at Raffaello for 4 days over Christmas. The hotel is a 10 minute walking distance from the Termini train station, 10 minutes walk from Colosseum, 2 minutes from Santa Maria Maggiore, and 3 minutes from the Cavour subway station. Overall a very convenient location. The staff was helpful and very welcoming and honest about what is best for us. Upon our arrival on the Christmas eve we discovered an icy bottle of champaign with some appetizers placed for us in our room, compliments of the hotel! The breakfast was sufficient, served efficiently in a nice tidy area, but do not expect a large variety of foods to choose from. On the downside I need to mention the lack of carpeting on the room's floor especially given the fact that it is tiled and there are no slippers offered. On the other side the bathroom in our room (standard double suite) was almost the size of the room. The walls of the room were upholstered in fabric which was a nice touch of style and contributed to sound-proofing a bit. Overall the stay was enjoyable and I would recommend the hotel for its price / quality ratio, the staff and the location.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

2nd stay in this hotel and wouldn't hesitate to book another time. Lovely rooms, Very friendly and helpful staff.

7.6 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Most of the staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful. Hotel Raffaello is very conveniently situated within walking distance of main railway station with good connections to airport, and close to many tourist attractions too. Being in a back street, it is also very quiet. It is not in an area where there are many restaurants, but it is adequately served. A small bar in the hotel would complement the existing facilities, although there is a mini-bar in the bedroom. Tea and coffee making facilities in the bedroom would also be a good addition. We really enjoyed our stay here.

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

The design is the standard hotel poshy guilt something, but both the room and the bathroom were clean and spacious, and the bed comfortable. Besides, the place is easily reachable both from the main sites and from the train station.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Fine hotel. Fine city. Excellent.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

Excellent location, spacious room, nicely decorated...all new!!!

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Ist time in Rome,and would definitely use the hotel again. Comfortable room,helpful staff and a more than adequate breakfast. Within walking distance of just about every thing we wanted to see and some nice ristorantes very close by.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We ate some of our best dinners in Rome on the recommendations of the staff at the hotel.Wonderful food! This was our first visit to Rome and the Raffaello.

7.9 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Rooms are evidently variable. Ours was excellent--spacious, with a roof terrace. Our companions had a smaller room that did not justify the same cost. The hotel is on a side street, so very quiet for central Rome. No restaurant or bar, which was not a problem since there were lots in the area. Tiny lift. Decent breakfast except for sugary drinks in place of real juice. Two suggestions for simple, inexpensive improvements: a shower curtain (very important to avoid a choice between splashing or uncomfortable squatting) and a few hooks in the bathroom.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Avec mon mari, nous cherchions une destination idyllique pour fêter nos 1 an de mariage, et Rome nous a semblé être un parfait compromis. En effet quelle ville exceptionnelle quand on est féru d'histoire, d'héritage culturel... mais pas seulement ça, nous avons passé notre week-end main dans la main à nous perdre dans les ruelles... fantastique. Nous étions aussi ravis de l'hôtel Raffaello, bien situé à seulement 7 mns à pied de la grande station Termini. Ils ont été très accueillants, ont pris en considération ma demande de chambre romantique; même si le coût dépassait un peu le budget que nous nous étions fixés, ce n'est pas grave nous préférions être dans un hôtel de charme (et non pas un horrible stéréotype genre Ib... ou Nov...). Bref foncez vite à Rome, qui selon nous fait partie des lieux incontournables à voir au moins une fois dans sa vie !

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

We had a quad with 2 adjoining rooms. Each was spacious. The bathroom was compact but clean and well appointed. It was exceptionally quiet and very convenient to the train station- perhaps a ten minute walk. Urban Street is an interesting street with a pizzeria and candy store recommended by Bon Appetite. There are some good places to eat dinner as well. The breakfast was very good- a nice selection with excellent hot beverages. One or our party needed ice for her back and the staff was excellent in helping her out.

6.5 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

It was nice, but not great. The location wasn't quite as nice as expected, but I had never been to Rome before so I really didn't know where to stay. We had a homeless person sleeping a few feet from our doorstep every night which isn't what you want to be confronted with every morning.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We stayed at this hotel twice in our trip: on arriving in Rome and the night before leaving. We had 2 different rooms, so our experiences were different. The first room was a top floor unit with huge rooftop patio. This was fantastic, as it gave us a place to relax. The second room was without the patio and less interesting and at a much higher rate than our first stay. The surrounding area is very convenient for all of the normal sites and about a 15 minute walk from the train station. The area in one direction goes past some homeless folks but they didn't bother us. The selection of restaurants is good, but not outstanding. The staff was courtesy but level of service was spotty. We had only a single plastic cup in our room and getting some decent glasses for wine took some doing. On one stay, the front desk was not helpful at all for finding a good restaurant, while on our last night we had a fantastic dinner arranged for us, so it depends on who's on duty. Overall a comfortable place and location in the middle of the action in Rome, assuming you can get a room for a good price and especially if you can get one of the patio units.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at the Raffaello for 4 nights. The Hotel is situated off the busy and noisey main roads and in easy walking distance to surrounding restaurants and shops etc. The breakfast was of a typical good continental standard. We would be happy to recommend this hotel to our friends for future visits. The bedroom was compact with a very nice bathroom and Jaccuzzi shower unit.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Although a little expensive for a 3 star hotel we believe it was worth the money. The hotel is clean and in good decorative order. The staff are friendly with English spoken at reception and in breakfast room. Our room was very comfortable as was the bed and we had a lovely view over rooftops. The bathroom was a reasonable size with a very good shower and good toiletries were provided. Only criticism of bathroom was a lack of shelving and clothes hanger The usual range of cereals, cold meats, yoghurts, fruit etc for breakfast together with delicious scrambled egg. Plenty of everything. The location of the hotel is excellent, about 8-l0 minutes walk from Termini and just about l00 metres off Via Cavour on narrow little cobbled street. Despite being so close to Via Cavour it is quiet and safe. It is no more than l0 minutes from the Colosseum and it is easy to reach any part of the city by foot or public transport. A must-see just round the corner from the hotel is Santa Maria Maggiore. So plain from outside but inside it is just wonderful. Overall I would say Hotel Raffaelo is good value for money, is in an excellent location and is comfortable and welcoming with good breakfast.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very clean, friendly hotel located near to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. The staff were exceptionally helpful and welcoming and the breakfasts were the best we had in Italy. The hotel certainly did the best coffee we tasted the whole time we were over there. We would certainly return.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This is quite simply a stunning hotel for the price! We were in Rome for two weeks with friends, who stayed at other hotels, and we were the envy of them all, both in the fact that we paid less than them, and had vastly superior rooms and service than them! The staff spoke excellent English, the breakfast was superb and the rooms and linen spotlessly clean. Bathrooms were excellent, with brilliant showers. Couldn't hear any of the other rooms at all.

6.2 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Small breakfast area. Some guests had to wait for a seat. One unfriendly receptionist but the remainder pleasant.Hotel well located & rooms clean however one morning they failed to clean our room.Average hotel.

7.4 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Nice quiet hotel within walking distance to Termini. Rooms were clean and comfortable.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was absolutely fantastic. We went there for my wifes 40th Birthday and although I hadn't asked for anything when we returned on the afternoon of her birthday, there was a bottle of champagne and snacks in our room which I though was a lovely touch. All this was done from seeing some birthday cards. the staff were really helpful and spoke excellent English. I would definatley recommend this hotel and would visit it again when I return to Rome, which is definately going to happen.

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

The staff at the hotel are very helpful - nothing is too much trouble. Our stay was most enjoyable and we will definitely choose this hotel when returning to Rome.

3.7
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I paid a significant price for my stay in this room and did not receive good service and a nice room in return. The hotel was unable to provide a room with working airconditioning. When I asked for the problem to be fixed, it was implied that I was being unreasonable and airconditioning is not needed. Breakfast provided very few choices and was offered in a small space without adequate room to sit comfortably. The evening staff was unfriendly and made very little effort. There was no bellboy available to help with our bags. This hotel does not meet the standard of others we have stayed at in Italy. I do not recommend this hotel.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

A lovely experience. If you want a large American 'chain' experience, this hotel is not for you, however if you want a quaint, nice, european feel, this is the place. The room itself is very rustic with very suprising Hi-tec gadget. Very nice, would love to stay there again.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We were at the hotel for four nights. The hotel exceeded our expectations. Reception was most helpful and friendly. I would stay at the hotel again.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Saudi Arabia

Rooms should have tea/coffee making facilities. Generally an excellent hotel very conveniently situated.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Four of us stayed in two double rooms for one night in Hotel Raffaello.The location was excellent. Very quiet part of Rome - away from noise, hustle and bustle but 10 minutes walk from the Ancient city. Lovely Hotel with the advantage of family rooms (so bringing small kids would not be a problem). Good restaurants close by........I'd happily come back.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Chile

We enjoy the hotel, the atention was excelent. We will return!

7.7 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Rome simply is very expensive, but who cares once you are there!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

One always feels a little tentative booking a sight unseen hotel reservation for a major vacation. I selected the Raffaello Hotel based on the reviews that had been submitted. Let me say, the hotel not only lived up to the review scores, I actually thought it was better that what on-line scores reflected. This is an outstanding place to say. The caliber of both the facilities and the staff is excellent and the location is wonderful. The only thing 5-star facilities have on this place are large lobbies, exercise rooms, and other such amenities. The quality of the room and staff at the Raffaello is every bit as good. I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay here again when I go back to Rome.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly and helpful staff. Good location only 10 minutes walk downhill from Termini.

5.9 Ordinary
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Ireland

the rooms were ok, a bit small but bonus of a jacuzzi in the bathroom, bathroom also very small. the pillows were very hard and the bed wasnt that comfortable..the breakfast wasnt bad but could be improved..overall the staff were very helpful and this hotel is close to the colloseum and the santa magiore basilica is just at the top of the road so it was a good location.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

On arrivalwe were allocated a very nice room on the 4th floor, but as my wife does not like elevators we were immediately given a room on the 1st floor. This room was not as bright and spacious as the room on the 4th floor, but still adequate and was more suited to our immediate needs. Room was very quiet. Good breakfast. Excellent location and price / quality. We booked a taxi to the airport at reception. The taxi was on time and we were charged only the price that reception told us.

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Room Details

Hotel Raffaello offers 41 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 wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and safes.

A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

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

How to reach Hotel Raffaello

By car
The hotel is easily reachable from any point of the Grande Raccordo Anulare, reachable by all highways, following the indications to Roma centro. It is forbidden to enter the area where the hotel is located by car, so guests can park their car close to the Termini railway station and reach the hotel by walk. The hotel is also easily reachable by the underground line B, stop Cavour.

By train
The hotel is 400 metres from the Termini railway station.

By airplane
The Roma Fiumicino airport is connected to the city by highway or by a local train service, called Leonardo Express, leaving every 30 minutes to Termini station.
The Roma Ciampino airport is just a few bus stops from underground line A terminus Anagnina. The ride to Termini takes about 20 minutes.

Distances from Hotel Raffaello

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Prassede - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palace of Expositions - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Peter in Chains - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria dei Monti - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Museum of Oriental Art - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Baths of Trajan - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria degli Angeli - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Colle Oppio Park - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Diocletian Bath - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Octagonal Hall - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Raffaello are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 13.5 km / 8.4 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 23.2 km / 14.4 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Raffaello 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 Raffaello

  • Limousine service