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Hotel Selene - Rome

3 star Hotel Rome

Via Del Viminale 8 - 10 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
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The 4-star Rome hotel Selene is the ideal solution for holidays and business trips, due to its strategic position and the quality of the services offered.

This comfortable, modern hotel in Rome is at the beginning of via del Viminale, opposite the Teatro dell'Opera and near the Termini station. It is well connected with a very efficient public transportation network.

Close to the hotel are the most important political, economic and administrative centers, as well as all the cultural and artistic points of interest of the city.

The hotel offers its guests an extremely pleasant, welcoming and functional ambience with bright common areas and classical furnishing as well as personalized and high-quality services.

Free wireless and dial-up Internet access is available. Other amenities include an Internet point, 24-hour business center, express check-in and out, breakfast room and a comfortable reading room. Dining options include two restaurants, one with a bar, serving Italian cuisine. A daily complimentary reception is offered. A 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle is available on request for a fee. Advanced notice is required.

The hotel also organizes tourist trips around the historical center of Rome with multi-lingual guides for discovering all the secrets in this amazing city.

This is a smoke-free hotel. Fines apply for violations.
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Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Selene

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Selene

  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Gift shop
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking
  • Internet/Email services
  • Business Center

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.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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 are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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

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

  • An optional resort fee may be paid onsite for access to certain resort amenities

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
 

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 Selene is also known as

Hotel Selene
Hotel Selene Roma
Selene Hotel Rome

8.6

Clean

7.7

Location

8.2

Quiet

7.5

Spacious

7.9

Service

Hotel Selene reviews

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Away from busy streets, but yet just a couple blocks from the train station, this small hotel worked out perfect for our two day stay in Rome. At first glance we thought the hotel was in need of renovation, but the rooms were impeccable, updated and very comfortable, the staff very helpful and the breakfast was very good, especially the coffee.

7.0 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

For Rome a good price, some lights in bathroom did not work - nobody cared about that. No hangers/hooks in room, no storage/rack in bathroom, holder for shower head was already broken, beverages in minibar were expired.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We've stayed there three times. The cab or shuttle service to the airport was enough in itself to warrant coming back. On time and while slightly more expensive than the train, well worth it.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We were pleasantly surprised with our 3 night stay at the Selene in June, although our rooms were nothing like the online photos. The reception staff were very helpful, the rooms surprisingly quiet, the breakfasts not great but adequate and the hotel location is very handy to the train and Metro. There is no area in the hotel to socialize with other guests and our rooms were too small to socialize, play cards, have a drink etc.

7.3 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

the room was large, the beds good, the bathroom required some renovation. Averall, this is a goed adress, correct money/offer ratio, in a street rather quite for Rome(hunking start only at 7 am and quite street at night. The breakfast could be improved but this is Italy, do not expect much on that topic, even for the morning coffee. The restaurant recommended by staff was good. A little bit excentred for the sigth seeing but very pratical for train station bus... We used however the taxi recommanded by the hotel, if you are more than two I think it is worth it. Hotel correct, bon rapport qualité/prix, rue assez calme, personnel gentil, le petit déjeuné n'est pas extraordinaire mais pour l'Italie, il reste décent. Café infâme mais c'est dans la norme. La chambre que nous avions était assez spacieuse. La douche à rénover. La litterie du moins pour les lits de base était très bonne, le lit d'appoint un peu plus mou. Bref une adresse que je recommande mais mon expérience de Rome est limitée à cet hotel.

6.2 Fair
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

It is 4 stars hotel. But, I think, around 3 stars. It is good as 3 stars; but, not at 4 stsrs level. The breakfast cen be better.

5.7 Ordinary
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

good location for trains. public areas unusual, but good size rooms.

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

quiet & comfortable enough

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Hungary

It was my 2nd visit in this hotel and price/quality rate is quite good, not mention hotel's location, it is very close Termini and Reppubblica underground staitions or walking distance to touristic attractions.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Great little hotel so typical for Italy. Very nice staff, generous breakfast. We had a room with 3 beds and still enough space to move about. Only downside was a tiny TV (although there was a bigger one in the general area) and no BBC, only CNN channel as english speaking channel. Very nice staff at reception and at breakfast. We loved the recommendation for a restaurant nearby given with a discount voucher as the restaurant was great with nice staff and served wonderful italian food. Easy to get around from the hotel to all areas of interest. Close to the main train station but no noise disturbance whatsoever. We enjoyed the stay and would go back to Hotel Selene.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location. Clean, quiet and comfortable with good breakfasts. Easy walking to Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and lots of major sites. Vatican City further away but care needed on metro for pick-pockets. Would recommend this hotel for all age groups. A little dim in room for night time reading.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

We stayed for five days in Rome and the hotel was excellent. Only the breakfast could have been much better with more varities in bread or rolls etc. But otherwise the hotel was great and we will go back there the next time we travel to Rome.

5.4 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Although our room was fairly quiet and air conditioned, I found it to be very dark and drab. The breakfast area was just as dark (and terrible coffee). I was put off from the moment we were coldly greeted by the receptionist. She was not at all friendly and when I asked her a few questions, I felt as though I was inconvenincing her. The location near the train station was great but given the dark, depressing room and the chilliness of the receptionist, I don't think I would stay at this hotel again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Excellent rapport qualité - prix. Hôtel très propre, idéalement situé à deux pas de Termini, des grandes rues commerçantes; point de départ idéal pour visiter la ville. Chambres très propres et spacieuses. Personnel sympathique et toujours prêt à rendre service. Si nous retournons à Rome, c'est à l'Hôtel Selene que nous logerons!

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

the room was clean and tidy, we didn't have the chance of having breakfast, they start serving at 7:30 am, normally other hotels start at 6-6:30 am good price for the room, i will recommend it first time in this hotel

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Got a great rate from Venere. Hotel staff very helpful and provided us with a very early box breakfast when we checked out at 6 AM to catch a flight back to the states.

6.8 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

nice surrounding,specially the Washington Bar next door with sevice from 6-24 h.good pick up sevice at the airport.

7.9 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very nice and completely quiet room in a busy part of Rome.

0.0
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

l'hôtel selene n'avait pas ma réservation. L'hôtel a du me déloger dans un hôtel proche de même catégorie à ses frais. Cela n'est pas très professionnel de votre part et cela m'a fait perdre du temps.

7.4 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

A good price related hotel near the train station and near to metro stations. Very easy to get arround in the city.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

i had a wonderful stay at selene hotel.very convenient to stazione termini.hotel has kind and friendly staff.has very fast wifi access too.breakfast was good and adequate.room was clean and quite.would highly recommend this hotel to individuals,families and groups.hotel is also situated near restorantes and trattorias.even a very good chinese restaurant just across the hotel.again staff very courteous and helpful...i plan to visit italy again in 2 years time and plan on staying at selene hotel again.kudos and more power to hotel selene.

7.9 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

The rooms were lovely, the location convenient - our only real complaint was the quality of the breakfast (abysmal). Front desk staff speak English and are reasonably friendly.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The directions to get to the hotel from the train station were a little confusing. We got lost and had to backtrack a little bit. The staff was very friendly. After checking in someone took us up to the room and showed us how to turn lights on (using room key) and helped carry our luggage up. We were also given a free drink coupon at a nearby restaurant. Room was cozy and quiet. Bathroom was average size for Italy, and clean.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Venezuela

The Hotel is located in excelllent place near of the historics places, very close to train stations, meter, bus station and you can walk and find many touristics buildings all around you.I really recomend the Hotel Selene for your travel to the beautiful Rome.

7.4 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

having been in rome often, this is the best three star hotel ever. very clean, quiet,large triple room,three minutes walk from termini,walking distance to all historical sites.called 24 hours in advance to cancel one day off my reservation without success, was very dissappointed, would stay there again anyway.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

I especially like the hotel location and the room was very spacious compared with similar hotels that I had used in the same area. One of my best stays in Rome in hotels of similar category. Highly recommended.

3.6
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Israel

We came to the hotel to find the room with the wet(full ofwater)and stinking carpet floor and no electricity.It took about3 hours of beging to have another room.There is only one elevetor for 4 floors and 3 hotels and when we came at night it was broken and we had to climbe to the 4th floor(like 7th in the modern bilding).It was broken the next morning too and we had to beg for the assistance with the luggage,it came only after I went down and made the man to bring us one of the bags.The manager was realy not a nice person.

7.6 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Très propre, assez bien situé près de la gare Termini, l'isolation phonique était suffisante. Salle de bain très propre, quoique la douche était un peu petite. Appréciable buffet de déjeuner qui ne se limitait pas au café croissant. Manquait un sourire à l'arrivée (réceptionniste un peu froide)

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay here. It was a bit difficult finding it based on the web directions. The breakfast was good, the people were nice, and the price was good for Rome. The only problem we had was when the elevator stopped working for 2 days. It's a long way up to the 4th floor.

7.7 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Overall I was quite happy to stay at this hotel. The disappointing thing is I was not be able to stay at a room with bathtub. Although I requested via e-mail and on my arrival, my request was declined. The hotel explained there are not many this type of rooms. The room faces the street so that a bit noisy when I kept the window open. The price was not reasonable(a double room for single occupancy, 106 euro one night in May)as it was peak season. But the bed was confortable, the room was clean and spacious in comparison with another hotel near to Termini station where I have stayed at. Breakfast buffet was very good, especially Danish pastries. Also the left luggage service is very good; you can leave your luggages in your room on your departure date and just inform of the receptionist how many you left at the check-out. It was helpful.

5.4 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This location was in close proximity to Termini. However, there was a hole in the ceiling, the TV did not work, the comforter was dirty and the shower drain was so clogged that the standing water was up to my calves when I took a shower.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

We styed in Rome for 4 nights. The room was good but there is working with the hotel so we could not open the window. Therefore it was very dark inside and we could not see anything from the room.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

The rooms were spacious enough for two persons but there should have been two chairs not just one.On the other hand the room was very clean and quiet.The breakfast buffet was very good.The hotel is located at a walking distance from the Termini which we appreciated and still the surroumndings were quite O.K.I stayed at Hotel Selene with my granddaughter(11 years old) and we both agreed that we would surely want to stay there again and so can recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to visit Rome.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

All super! Price, quality match!

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

The Selene is located close to the main railway station, junction of the 2 subway lines and a major bus terminus which makes it an ideal base for exploring the city. From here we walked to the Spanish Steps in around 25 minutes the around to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona then onto the Forum and Colosseum. Good bus route (No64) takes you to St Peters via the historic from the station. Hotel room a bit dark but very clean and bed comfortable. The bathroom and shower were adequate and clean. Good selection of food at breakfast. Staff extremely helpful. There were plenty of nice restaurants in the surrounding area and we felt quite safe walking in the area around the hotel at night. Would certainly use this hotel again.

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

Excellent within reach from Termini Station and very close to main monuments. Super breakfast and kind staff. Got confused in finding the reception due to the ad "selene shop", but besides this everything was ok.

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I recomend this place to everybody, it is nice and close to everything It is indeed a very good bargain, for someone who goes to Rome to visit: the room was spacious, the bathroom had a good size, with a bathtub and everything.... indeed it had soap disspensers, but that was fine whit us; breakfast was very good, too. I don`t think anyone should have complained about the place if they had a good time in Rome,like we did.

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

Hotel was reasonably easy to find (with the help of a good map!)and location was good -about 15 minutes walk into 'Rome central'. Hotel is on 3rd floor (there are two other hotels within this building )and one day the lift was out of action which meant a climb up 6 flights of stairs (not ideal for elderly or infirm). Breakfast was excellent and staff very helpful. Would not hesitate to re-visit. Not sure of size of all the rooms - ours was adequate for two and bathroom with shower was good and kept very clean.

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

near mass transit as well as train from airport; excellent value, superb breakfast, attentive staff, near all local attractions, near local eateries, highly recommended for long or short stays.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We stayed in this hotel twice this past month, once upon arrive in Rome and again just prior to leaving. The hotel is located near the Termini station and has quite a bit of street activity nearby. The entrance to the hotel is quite inconvenient when leaving the hotel since there was never a porter to help take luggage down a series of steps to get to the street. On check-in a porter did carry our luggage to the room. Our first room was old and less appealing than the second which appears to have been remodeled. There is no reception area attached to the hotel. In fact, it is a very tiny room located just next door to the entrance. We asked for a wake-up call for 6:30 and ended up getting one at 4:00. We can't be sure, but we felt that the young woman at the desk put the wake-up call into the computer using the wrong time since she was very impatient with us when we asked a series of questions about billing. There were 2 of us traveling together and we had wanted to have one night's bill on one credit card and the second night's bill on another. That was totally impossible as far as she was concerned. Breakfast was satisfactory. There were a couple of dry cereals, orange juice, coffee,tea, bread, cheese, ham, and yogurt. There was also some canned fruit cocktail with kiwi and apple added. Overall, we do not plan to stay at this hotel again. For the price (155 euro), we expected much more!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

Muy buena situación, trato exquisito, habitaciones muy limpias teniendo en cuenta que una de las fachadas del hotel estaba en obras, y desayuno abundante. Repetiría sin lugar a dudas.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Great hotel, good location, would be nice to have internet access in the rooms

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This hotel surpassed my expectations based on previous comments. We found a quiet, clean room with AC that worked, hot water shower, safe in the room and good location. The staff spoke perfect English and were very helpful helping me retrieve a lost bag at the airport. The breakfast was wonderful. Meats, cheese, croissants, toast, cereal, OJ, Coffee, yogurt, fresh fruit and more. The breakfast room was clean and for the money, I felt it was an excellent value. I traveled alone with my teenage daughter and we felt safe, even in the evening. My only complaint about Rome (and Europe in general) is that the US dollar is pitifully weak. Everything is incredibly expensive...very hard to find reasonable prices at restaurants. Note: you need to climb a short set of stairs to get to the elevator so wheelchairs would not work here.

6.8 Fair
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Nothing special here. Spacious room with nice bath. Very close to train station, easy 10 minute walk. Typical Rome traffic noise honking cars, etc. A/C worked great. Breakfast was adequate. No lobby or bar. Rooms are on the second floor of a building with multiple hotels. Forum is easy 20 minute walk. If your looking for a hotel at a reasonable price yet close to the train station and tourist spots this hotel works.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

I was very anxious of booking this hotel as I had some bad comments - But I dont know what these people were talkin about! I was delighted with the room very clean and decorated nice, maybe abit small (but your in Rome - how long to plan on spending in your room) The staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke great english! It is within walking distance to all the main attractions and less than 5mins walk to the underground which brings you nealry everywhere in the city. I plan on going back to Rome before the end of the year and I will definitely will stay here again!!! Its very hard to find a nice cheap hotel in Rome but this one is perfect!

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

Hotel Selene was a wonderful place to stay in Rome. It was no more than 5 min. walking distance to the Termini train and bus station which made it convenient for getting places. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again when in Rome.

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

Está muy céntrico y la habitación es cómoda y silenciosa. En recepción son muy amables y no hemos tenido ninguna pega para nada.El desayuno,aunque no es excesivo, puede considerarse normal: café, leche, zumos, bollería, jamón, queso, yogourt, etc. Lo más curioso: la entrada se hace por el portal de al lado de la recepción y las habitaciones están en el 3º piso. Casa piso es un hotel diferente. En recepción te lo indican todo sin problemas. Recomendable

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

We enjoyed our stay very much. Very good price/quality at least off season. One minor complaint is that bed was too hard for our taste. We thought there was a covering matress missing?

7.5 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in Hotel Selene recently in Nov 06 for 3 nights. We found it to be a pretty decent budget hotel. We slept very well despite being in the very centre of Rome. On the plus side the hotel is very convenient to all the sites and the metro. It is reasonably priced(we paid €105 per night per room) and the room was clean and quite quiet, if a bit small. On the negative side the area the hotel is in is very built up and a bit grimey, but we found it fine at night. I also found that there was a lack of hot water in the morning and the breakfast was not as good as other similarly priced hotels I've stayed in. Having said that I enjoyed my stay and would recommend it. I suspect that in the very centre of Rome for this price you can't be too fussy!

7.8 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Very nice hotel and good value for money when compared with other hotels in rome. We travelled around Italy and this hotel offered a very good service compared with other hotels. Perhaps the entrance area could be improved and the communal stairs was a bit off putting as we didn't know what to expect. Actual hotel area was very nice and clean. Would recommend this hotel to anyone. Good location also - very close to train station.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very nice staff with good English, provide a helpful map, good location to Metro station, a good Spagatti house down stairs. over all are good, but Rome is expensive overall.

7.0 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

We had a triple room that was surprisingly quiet (with relation to the loudness of the city itself; thus, we enjoyed our stay very much. Breakfast was ok but the buffet was not overwhelming.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

hotel selene was fantastic - the staff was extremely helpful & cheerful. would stay again.

7.4 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Good place to stay close to train station and walking distance to most important Roman sites. There is no 'atmosphere' at this hotel but it had a good breakfast and clean, quiet rooms. For Rome it was a reasonably priced hotel. Ed Kosnoski

7.7 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Visited Rome with three friends in September. Hotel allows easy access to metro and train station, though it was a little difficult to find initially due to lack of road names. Had seen lots of comments about the area being seedy and not always safe, but we did not agree. Just typical European feel with need for basic common sense re safety after dark and awareness of pickpocket problem which apparently exists. Rooms were clean if not particularly large. One of our rooms was at the back of the hotel and was very quiet but quite dark. The other was at the front but traffic was easily blocked out by shutting the blind and windows. Reception staff were very helpful, calling taxis for the evening and advising where to go for good restaurants/bars. Not so easy to find taxis home again though! Breakfast was good with attentive staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend break, and would definitely recommend this hotel if you want clean, comfortable accommodation with easy access to the city. We will all be returning to Rome with our families in the future.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

It was the first time we stayed at Hotel Selene and we enjoyed it very much. Breakfast was more than we exspected and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very tidy, but obvisiously very small. Also the elevator was too small for six persons and we missed an internet point. However, we would return to Hotel Selene for our next stay and recommend it to our friends!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Booked the Hotel through www.venere.com for 6 adults and after sifting through a large number of hotels found that the Hotel Selene was reasonably priced, the location was within walking distance for most places, and the reviews were good. If you arrive by bus or Metro the Hotel Selene is only a 10 minute walk from the Termini. We were made quite welcome, we had asked for 2 twin bedded rooms and I double and we were delighted with the size of the rooms and bathroom.The rooms are sound proofed and with the double glazed windows and air conditiong you could get a good nights sleep.Breakfast was fine ,cereals, ham,cheese,eggs,buns and croissants. Tea, coffee in abundance. We would recommend the Selene and would come back again. We walked nearly everywhere and only used the Metro to get to the Vatican & St. John Lateran Basilica. It gets crowded at peak times but it is quick. SOME TIPS - 1 - TRY AND FIND OUT WHAT TIMES THE BUSES LEAVE CIAMPINO AIRPORT AND JUST GET THE BUS TO THE TERMINI (5 EUROS) 2 - ORDER A TAXI FROM THE HOTEL ON THE RETURN JOURNEY 3 - IF YOU USE THE METRO BUY YOUR TICKETS FROM A TABAC THERE CAN BE BIG QUEUES AT THE METRO STATION TICKET MACHINES. 4 - TRY EATING AT THE 'AL CHIANTI' VIA ANCONA BESIDE THE TREVI FOUNTAIN. GREAT FOOD. 4 - TRY 'CIRO' PIZZERIA'S THEY HAVE SPECIAL MENUS FOR 8 EUROS. GOOD VALUE. 5 - IF YOU SEE A GYPSY AND A BABE IN ARMS ON THE METRO, WATCH YOUR WALLET.GENERALLY THE RAILWAY POLICE WILL NOT LET THEM ON.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

I cannot recommend this Hotel enough, we had a party of 6 for 5 days and they did their best to get us rooms together. The rooms although they were small were more than adequate. There were a couple of points which let htis great hotel down - only minor issues though - the covers over the beds were stained, which looked really bad, but this is not a comment on cleanliness - just the cosmetic look of the covers, as the rooms were immaculate, the shower doors were a wee bit dodgy and the lighting in all of the 3rd floor bedrooms was dull and the entrance/lift really let the hotel down but these are really minor issues. The Hotel is so well placed for access to Termini/via Nazionale but is also in a really quiet area. However the real shining stars of the hotel were the reception staff - could they have been more welcoming or helpful? We were all very impressed and I would definately book this hotel again.

7.6 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Very Happy, Room was secure, with safe properly airconditioned and only a stones throw from plenty of sights and the buses/trains. Rooms were very quiet no noise from neighbours or traffic. Staff were very obilging and helpful.

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

Location was very good in order to get around the city via buses, metro or train. Breakfast was O.K. Room was a little pricy for the size comparing other places we stayed and food we got.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

I enjoyed the stay at the Selene very much. the staff was very friendly and helpful. They made reservations at a museum and for a taxi to the airport. The rooms were clean and attractive with very good air conditioning. The breakfast room was a nice place to visit with friends before dinner and before bed. The location was convenient to the the main train station, buses and subways. My only compaint was not having CNN on the TV.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Poland

Ogólnie mówiąc miłe zaskoczenie. Pokój czysty (zmieniana pościel, wymieniane ręczniki) i w pełni odpowiada pokazanemu na zdjęciach. Wyposażenie bez uwag: telewizor, lodówka, mini sejf. Położenie bardzo dobre. Blisko dworca głównego i centrum. Śniadania europejskie, ale obfite (uwaga! co dzień ten sam zestaw).

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Selene is worthy of its rank. It is three blocks from the Termini. A safe walk through the late evening. Rooms were nice and clean. Shower was sufficient in size for a 250 pounder. Air conditioning, water pressure and temperature were excellent. Breakfast buffet was more than sufficient and nicely served. English language TV never worked during our 6 night stay, even though staff continued to say it would work tomorrow. Elevator worked most of the time.

7.5 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

good value for money. Picures gave impression of more space than there was. Mood of staff was variable -not pleased to be asked for second cup of coffe at breakfast! Any noise was from outside - which we expected. room was nicely cleaned and furnishings adequate. Good spot for getting around. Very near bus, metro and train and close enough to walk to Cilsseum area. Lots of cafes/bars in area.

7.2 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El hotel comparte edificio con otros hoteles. En concreto este utiliza las dos últimas plantas. Nuestra habitación era muy grande, con un baño adecuado y limpio. En cuanto a la ubicación es perfecto, a dos manzanas de la estación termini, al lado de la Piazza de la república. Se puede ir paseando perfectamente (10-20 minutos) a los foros, coliseo, plaza de España, plaza del Popolo, fontana de trevi... Solo queda lejos del Vaticano y Trastevere. Es una zona segura y tranquila, incluso con bastantes restaurantes y no muy caros. Ojo, justo debajo el bar-restaurante es carísimo, típico timo a turistas. Como todos los hoteles en Roma es caro, pero no hay elección.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

Very spacious room.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is great. I thought that maybe it might be too far out from the main tourist attractions but as it doesn't matter as you are walking around all day anyway. The staff were very helpful and our room was much better than I thought it would be and excellent value for money. The breakfast was good, what you'd expect: croissants, bread, cheese & ham and very mice tea & coffee. I have already recommended the hotel to a friend who is now staying there at the end of the month. I will definitely go back, hopefully sooner rather than later.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Australia

The accomodation was as described on the net - staff efficient - only stayed one night - perfect overnight stay in order to catch train.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The location is great, close to Termini and the subway and Via Nazionale (active day and night). However there were two things we were not glad about. One is that the hotel is on the third floor of a 4-story building and it is shared with 2 other hotels. The reception in on the street and is not communicated to the rooms (you need to go back to the street to go to your room). The other thing was that we found a roach in the bathroom, which we had to kill.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Selene very much. It was the week before Easter and we thought the value of the hotel for high season was very good. We had a nice size triple room, very clean and comfortable. The location was great, within walking distance to train and the attractions in Rome. We even walked to the Vatican which took about 40 min. There were many restaurants and shops within the immediate area. The breakfast room was lovely with a wonderful selection of fresh cut-up fruit, meats, hard boiled eggs, yogurts, cereals, breads and jams. Also great cappucino although it could have been a bit warmer. We Americans like our coffee hot! The clerk on our arrival could have been a bit more friendly but we did get in rather late (close to 7 p.m.) so I guess understandable. We would definitely go back to this hotel. Thank you for all the feedback from other guests.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

we arrived early but with 15 minutes we were given a very nicely furnished room. it was spacious and clean. the staff are very helpful.the location is very central. Nearby restaurant "Strega" is fabulous! Viva Roma! we will be back again and again.

7.4 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

General city traffic (the Italians love for their car horns) and the rennovation of a building next door, made sleeping difficult. Other than that, everything else was very nice, and a good value considering the cost of other hotels in the city.

3.1
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

FYI: The room was much smaller than indicated in the picture online; also the 3rd bed was broken; giant dip in the center. The bathroom floor did not look clean. Never did find the bar; but we were only there one night, thank goodness!

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

I`m sure to book a hotel room with www.venere.com again

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We both loved our room, very clean and high ceilings, big windows, fresh smell, in Rome, what else can one ask for. Also loved the proximity to the Termini.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

The room far excelled our expectancy as it was recently refurbished. It was beautifully decorated with gold fabric wall covering and matching bedcovers. The deep blue carpet was also brand new. The window looked out onto a very quiet inner courtyard which was lovely and peaceful to come home to after all the loud noises of a big city like Rome. We were also thrilled to receive a free guide of Rome from the receptionist at The Selene (only hotel on our tour of Italy to provide this) especially after having just been robbed of one of our travel bags containing amongst more important items, our guide books. (Steer clear of grass verge infront of railway station - apparently we sat in most notorious place and the bag was gone in seconds whilst trying to read directions to the hotel). The bathroom was excellently tiled. Beautiful Italian style washbasin and I liked the idea of soap/shampoo dispensers at the side of the washbasin and shower. The breakfast room was warm and welcoming, well decorated and furnished. Food was plentiful with cold meats, cheese, boiled eggs, fruit salad, fresh rolls and cakes, fruit juices, milk and water. We were given the choice of tea, American coffee, Italian coffees and hot chocolate which were served to us by the waiter/waitress. The hotel was of very good standard and priced reasonably for a room in Rome. The entrance of it was welcoming even though there was no lobby as such, just a tiny reception and an enquiries room at the side of the entrance. We were also given a 10% off voucher for the hotel's restaurant in the next road which we can't honestly say that we were impressed with the food even though the restaurant was fairly busy. The only slight discomfort was the lift wasn't working properly but it was soon repaired. The hotel was ideally situated right next to the station which was a terminus for most buses including the tour buses. The Selene was certainly Serene!

7.5 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

Very serviceminded staff in the reception

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very convenient location, central to all sites. Had a hard time finding the hotel at first. Nice room, although the shower had no doors and the whole bathroom became soaked after showering. The whole experience was above average, staff were available and pleasant.

7.9 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

There was work being done on the exterior of the building, so it was covered by scaffolding and was hard to spot from the sidewalk. Also, there were 3 hotels in the same building, on different floors, which was a bit odd. But overall, the hotel is fine and is pretty close to the train station.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

Good Service, nice people. We had the first day a bit of trouble with a rain-leak in our room.. it was solved nicely by the staf by giving us an other room. (3 pers.)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

Everything is perfect At "Selene" ,not too expensive,very good located,clean and very kind staff. El hotel Selene es perfecto.Muy buena relacion calidad-precio. Muy bien situado para moversa por Roma ,muy limpio y muy amable el personal. Volveremos ; )

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Small but beautyful room. Problems are solved immediately. The breakfast-buffet offers a lot of varieties - germans will love it. We can recommend this hotel indeed.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel location was good for us, as we were traveling by train--only a 5 minute walk to the rail station. Room and other facilities were quite satisfactory. The room was very quiet.

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

excellent value for money with friendly staff, adequate breakfast and clean rooms - the directions to the hotel would have been perfect had the bus not dropped us off outside the station terminal. I did report a faulty shower cubicle but nothing was done so we just removed it!!! Apart from that a lovely experience.

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

Selene is so quiet, I thought we were alone in the hotel. The location can't be beat. The only reason I gave "services and facilities" less than perfect was because I couldn't get the phone to work, not even to get to reception. The rooms are a tad small, but, hey, for Rome they are fine for the price. I almost hate to give them such praise because I want the hotel all to myself. Bravo, Selene!

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

FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY. WITHIN A 30 MIN. WALK FROM ALL MAJOR SITES EXCEPT ST PETERS. CLOSE TO TRAIN STATION AND MARY MAJOR BASILICA. ROOM WAS NICE SIZE AND WE HAD A BACK WINDOW SO THE NOISE WAS TOLERABLE. WOULD STAY HERE AGAIN AND RECOMEND IT TO EVERYONE.

5.6 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel is really hard to find even in bright daylight! The hotel doesn't have a sign outside. The building has 2 other hotels also. It's clean and not tiny. It's a decent size room (maybe because it was a triple). The bathroom is REALLY nice and new. We LOVED the bathroom! The room is dim, not enough lighting. We were here for only 1 night. Breakfast was good (bruschetta, mozzarella, bread, coffee/tea, fruit, cereal. It's self-serve. It's NOT close to the train. It's a good walk, maybe 10-15 mins.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Norway

The hotel was very good. I think we was a bit unlucky and got a room who was a bit different from the others. In our double room the was only space enough for one chair and we could not use the table because og the situation of space in the room. But this did not cause any big problem for us

7.5 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Singapore

The reception area is not impressive as it is small,untidy and run down. The receptionist was not very friendly nor patient when we asked too many questions upon our first arrival. Fortunately the receptionist was always changing. The room and the breakfast room are comfortable and clean except that the bedsheets were not changed for 5 days(duration of our stay)! Breakfast spread were quite good compared to other hotels we stayed. What we like most is the location of the hotel because train and metro stations, a small open air market, a supermarket and many restuarants are all within walking distance. The air-conditioning was cold and working very well which was important as Rome was very warm during our stay there. On the whole we rate the hotel good.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Selene. It is very centrally located and grants easy access to the train station/airport. Because the room, though small, had been soundproofed we slept soundly. The bathroom was small, but very clean and modern. The breakfast was fine and the coffee good. We would stay there again, especially because the price was VERY reasonable for Rome.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Spain

Buen hotel, buena relación calidad-precio. El desayuno bueno,teniendo en cuenta que es Italia. Un hotel muy recomendable, especialmente para personas que viajan solas ya que las habitaciones son dobles de uso individual.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The corner room was excellent. The AC was teriffic. The staff spoke English well and even confirmed my flight home. I would stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Rooms were clean and safe. Employees were very friendly and helpful. They even called to confirm my airline flight back home. Breakfast each morning was included.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The Selene was a very good value for the price. We stayed in a very large quad, lovely bathroom. The hotel was clean. Situated with other hotels in the same building, and due to construction, it was difficult to locate at first, but the directions given were accurate. The location was convenient to both the Termini station and the Metro. We were satisfied with the room and would return.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

Excellent room, recently refurbished. Good value for mooney. Would recommend to friends

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The Selene was a suprise to us. We kept reading about visitors who were not happy with hotels they found thru Venere. Except the fact that scaffolding was blocking our view (not that there really was a view) the room was awesome. It was large, the beds were a bit hard for our taste, the AC was FABULOUS. The windows were new and shut out most of the noise from outside, but cabs in Rome honk alot and there is nothing you can do about that. The bathroom and shower were awesome, the service wonderful. The desk is on the ground floor and the hotel on the 3rd floor, but they have a small lift available. The breakfast was more than you would expect with crousants, ham, cheese real orange juice, canned fruit and cereals and of course the coffee. You are more than welcome to e-mail us if you have any specific questions. Oh, and being only a few blocks from the train station you have available the 110 on/off tour bus and the subways right at your finger tips.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We stayed twice at the Selene over a 7-day period; once at the beginning of our stay and then at the end. We had 2 different rooms and they were equally great. The bathrooms were a nice surprise; fully equipped with shower/tub and very clean. The room air conditioning (this was summer and quite hot) worked very well. We were quite comfortable. The small elevator was an extremely pleasant surprise, as the hotel rooms are all on the 3rd and 4th floors. The staff were all very helpful and welcoming and did everything they could to aid us in our various needs. I would quite definitely stay there again, as not only was the room & service great, but the location is unbeatable.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A great welcoming hotel. Staff helpful, rooms basic but comfortable, although ours was quite dark due to the scaffolding and screen outside our window. Bathroom clean, and decor lovely, Breakfast okay, not much variation, but adequate. Would definately stay there again, and would recommend it to friends.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

Although our sleeping room war rather small it could not dimisch our positive impression of the hotel Selene. The central location of the hotel and most of all the cleanliness and quietness of the room made our stay at Selene very enjoyable.

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Room Details

Hotel Selene offers 40 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 15-inch LCD televisions with digital channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Termini Central Station visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets. Refrigerators, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Selene

By car
From the Grande Raccordo Anulare take the Salaria exit in direction of the center and drive along via Salaria following the directions for Termini railway station. Turn left onto via Cavour from piazza dei Cinquecento when you get there. Drive for about 200-300 meters and then turn right into via Giovanni Amendola. Carry on until you reach via del Viminale: turn left and you will find the hotel Selene at street number 8.

By train
From the Termini railway station, you can take a private taxi or walk. Turn left onto via Cavour from piazza dei Cinquecento. Walk for about 200-300 meters and then turn right into via Giovanni Amendola. Carry on until you reach via del Viminale: turn left and you will find the hotel Selene at street number 8.

By airplane
From the Fiumicino airport you can take a taxi, book the shuttle bus at the reception or use public transport: the train leaving the airport station takes you directly to Termini station. Turn left onto via Cavour from piazza dei Cinquecento. Walk for about 200-300 meters and then turn right into via Giovanni Amendola. Carry on until you reach via del Viminale: turn left and you will find the hotel Selene at street number 8.

Distances from Hotel Selene

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Santa Maria degli Angeli - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Diocletian Bath - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Octagonal Hall - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria della Vittoria - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Prassede - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palace of Expositions - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Gallery of Ancient Art - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo Barberini - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza Barberini - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
National Museum of Oriental Art - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Selene are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 13.7 km / 8.5 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 23.5 km / 14.6 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Selene 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 Selene

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking