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Hotel Virgilio - Rome

3 star Hotel Rome

Via Palermo 30 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 103 .50
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The Hotel Virgilio enjoys a central position in Rome. The hotel is just a short walk from Piazza Venezia and many tourist attractions, including the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Via Veneto, and the Colosseum. It is also only 10 minutes from the Termini railway station and the underground station.

This 3-star Rome hotel, situated in a beautiful ancient building, offers an elegant dining room and bar, where guests can relax with a drink. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the property (surcharge).

The hotel also offers a taxi service to/from the airport and organizes city tours, everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Hotel Virgilio accepts dogs and cats (restrictions apply). Please note that guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival to arrange transfers. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, and a television in the lobby.
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Guest Rating 7.5 Good
Based on 632 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Virgilio

A free hot/cold buffet breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Virgilio

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • 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 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 1:30 PM and 11:00 AM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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 stay (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 5 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 55.00 per vehicle

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 4 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

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

Hotel Virgilio is also known as

Virgilio Hotel Rome

8.3

Clean

7.9

Location

7.4

Quiet

6.4

Spacious

7.4

Service

Hotel Virgilio reviews

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Breakfast was excellent - excellent choice of fruit, yogurt, cheeses, cold meats, cereals and much more, scrambled eggs and bacon which we didn't expect in a continental breakfast - first class. Clean and well managed. Staff very friendly and efficient. Situated in a quiet street away from busy traffic. Excellent value for money My wife also mentioned that the room had a fantastic hairdryer that actually dried your hair, something she doesn't always experience in other hotels. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend Hotel Virgilio.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Great hotel for the price. Breakfast is good and the internet service is cheap but patchy. Staff were really helpful and hotel was in a good location.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

This hotel was more than expected. Even though this is a three star hotel, the hotel and the rooms were very clean everyday. The staff was very nice and very helpful. would definetly recommend this hotel even for the perfect location. No need for a car or busses. I recommend hotel for young and mature couples.

7.8 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Good Hotel!! Very confortable and near the principal point of interests of Rome. It's a good choice for a week-end.

4.6 Ordinary
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Georgia

The room was tiny and dark. I waited for 10 minutes to get under the shower, as the water got warm after 10-15 minutes only. The breakfast was poor and poorly served. However, the location is OK. There are also pretty good restaurants nearby, where one can taste the best food in Rome for moderate prices

7.6 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Kazakhstan

I have only stayed two nights in Virgilio Hotel, and generally I liked it for its location where from you could just walk to the main places, cleanliness and nice staff. The room service was good enough, and hotel staff was polite and welcoming. Although the rooms were not too big, I would definitely not mind to come back and stay there again.

6.2 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was generally fine - apart from the breakfast coffee, which was awful.

7.1 Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

It was a very nice, small hotel, in a good location for sightseeing and very close to the metro station. However, our room was very small and the walls were very thin! You could hear everything was "happening" in the bathroom, but also if somebody was talking at the corridor, it was like if he/she was inside our room! Nevertheless, the price was very low for Rome's standards, and the services were corresponding to the price. I recommend it to people who want to make cheap, but decent vacations.

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Nice hotel and location in relation to pricing, but one of the two double rooms booked was really downsized! lack of space, of air and tiny bathroom, almost unusable.. The only remark, service and facilities were really satisfactory.

7.2 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

Pluses: very good arrangement. In the pedestrian availability the majority of sights, both street with shops and the underground. Minuses: very cold floor (without slippers it is impossible to go), it is close in rooms, very modest breakfast

0.5
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

This hotel is disgusting and unfit for civilized people. Our room was miniscule, smelly and extra beds crowded circulation: it was a 2-person room made to accommodate 4, and we were charged for a "superior" (!) quadruple when the reservation specified standard. Employees were surly and unhelpful. The elevator was broken (we were on 4th floor), no functioning internet (but employees had it), and breakfast was inedible (burnt coffee, hard bread, had to wait and ask for everything). For the price we paid, 135 euros, we should have had better everything, even in Rome. What a nightmare.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

ottima posizione,accogliente,complimenti alla ragazza dellasalacolazione,cosi gentile carinae professionale,cortesi anche gli addetti delle pulizie,unicapeccadasegnalare il non funzionamentodellacartadi creditodel circuito,cmq in totale sono rimasto molto soddisfatto.............

7.7 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A nice clean hotel, walking distance to all the sites of Rome. Good eating close by.

7.0 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Hotel in ottima posizione, pulito anche se le stanze sono piccole e poco silenziose (le pulizie alle 7.00 del mattino, i vicini di stanza). Il personale è molto cordiale e disponibile, da evitare la sala colazione per chi è claustrofobico infatti è sottoterra volta a botte e senza finestre..... Nel complesso comunque promosso, spero di tornaci. Un saluto a Massimo!

1.8
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Stayed for 6 nights 2 weeks ago. Unfriendly desk staff / management (exception was the extremely busy girl at breakfast who was a gem). Lift breaks down several times per day with people in it. Stale smoke comes into rooms from air conditioning (we stayed in 3...thanks to Virgilio's incompetence) No stairs (except fire exit) to third floor and so have to rely on the terrible lift. Breakfast area tiny - completely inadequate when hotel is busy - expect to que for a table. Unfriendly, unclean, incompetent staff/unreliable facilities..overpriced

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Finland

Ihan hyvä hotelli ja sijaintikin on mukava. Siistit savuttomat huoneet jotka siivottiin päivittäin. Henkilökunta oli erittäin ystävällistä ja palvelualtista. Aamiainen oli ihan riittävä, oli leikkeleitä jugurttia ja hedelmiä ihan suomalaiseen makuun. Kuljetus lentokentältä hotellille (60€) toimi hienosti. Voin suositella.

7.2 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Finland

Triple room. Location is perfect you can walk to all turist attractions.

3.9
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

La estancia, ok, pero el precio muy caro. El primer dia me dieron una habitación de superior categoría y el resto me cambiaron a la que había reservado. Tanto una como la otra dejaron que desear, muy pequeñas y viejas, pero más o menos me lo imaginaba desayuno correcto y personal muy bien en general, aceptable

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

Our room was on the first floor and street side. Traffic noise was disturbing late in the night and early in the morning. On the other side of the hotel might be better. However, the location of the hotel was good for our needs and we really enjoyed our stay. Excellent breakfast. Clean rooms, good service. Good value for the money.

7.7 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El hotel está muy bien situado, en una paralela a una calle muy comercial, por lo que aunque tienes las tiendas al lado, no sufres el ruido que ocasionan. Todos los recepcionistas que nos atendieron hablaban (mejor o peor) español, así que sin ningún problema. Lo único peor fue el tamaño de la habitación, que era un poco pequeña, pero si vas sólo a dormir, lo importante es que esté limpio, y estas lo estaban (además, te llegan a colocar incluso las cosas que tienes encima de la mesa ;) ). Lo más importante, volveríamos a este hotel, tanto por su ubicación, como por limpieza y amabilidad.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

We were very satisfied with room, service and - above all - the location. We could reach almost all points of interest on foot from the hotel. It has a very good location in a small street parallel to the big Via Nazionale, so that it is centrally situated but still very quiet. On our next trip to Rome we will definitely try to get a room there again.

6.3 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

There are two different room types.One room is spacious & high ceiling but very old. The other room is much smaller but very clean & nice. We requested them to change our room because water was leaking from the shower and we're glad to request. We recommend 1)Not ask the front desk to hold any valuable things such as passports although some rooms don't have a safe deposit box because due to no organized, they take long time to find it when ask for return. 2)Not use a mini-bar in the room because its quality check by hotel is poor. You can go to a liquor store nearby(closed on weekend). 3)Not request a morning call. Never happened. There is one looks choleric and unfriendly man at front-desk. We found out he is actually very sincere. He provided us the most "consistent" service/help when we needed his assistance(although he never smiled). The cafe lady was very nice & lovely. As a whole, this hotel has a unique character by workers there. The location is good & convenient. Are we going to stay there again? Maybe :)

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Virgilio was a fantastic hotel. My Fiance and i were both very impressed by the room and the lovely men that were working behind the desk. Not only were they helpful and polite but they went out of their way to help us with directions and great places to eat. The hotel itself is in a fantastic location it is walking distance to pretty much everything and just a short stroll to from the train station which also offers great tour buses and other oportunities for travelers. the colleseum is just down the street and with the map provided by the hotel on arrival you can make your way to most of the tourist areas. Big Big thumbs up for Hotel Virgilio and we will be staying there again when we return.

7.8 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Last time I was in Rome was 1958 in camping. It is difficult to know what to expect in Rome, but the hotel seemed to match the standard of the other buildings. In Sorrento, however, we stayed at Plaza - a perfect dream.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

It was indicated in the description that WIFI available: it is false. PAS DE WIFI même dans les parties communes de l'hôtel, alors que cela est dit dans la description.* Breakfast poor and coffee bad, petit déjeuner pauvre et café inbuvable !!!

5.3 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

ESPAÑOL: La atencion de TODO el personal de recepcion es PESIMA. La persona encargada del desayuno es muy amable. Las instalaciones son buenas y los cuartos limpios y ordenados. El desayuno es escaso y no es rico. El precio no esta mal, pero con seguridad NO VOLVERIAMOS por la mala educacion de quienes atienden y las pocas ganas de ayudar y, eventualmente, brindar informacion. INGLES: The atention of all the empleyees in reception is owful. The person who is encharged of breakfast is very nice. The rooms are clean and tidy. The breakfast is small and is not good. The price is ok, but we surely won´t come back to this hotel because of the unpolite treatment of the reception people.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

This simple 3-star hotel is very well located in Rome. One can visit almost all the main touristic sites of Rome by foot. Price is fair, since not many services are offered.

7.7 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We went as a group of friends and had two rooms booked. Service was excellent and the rooms were decent and very cheap compared to other hotels we saw. Note that the hotel is on a hill (though that entire area is hilly) so if you have trouble walking, you might find the location a little poor. There was some building work going on opposite our room but that isn't really the hotel's fault. Rooms come with a safe which you can use for a deposit. Please note venere website is inaccurate: you need to pay the full amount on the night you get there, not at the end of your stay. We would definitely use this hotel again.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

We read the comments of the earlier visitors, and looked forward to stay at Virgilio. We really enjoyed the stay. The staff was very kind, and had a god sense of humor. The room was nice, we should see Roma do a maraton, not stay in the room. The breakfast was more than expected, and the woman who made it, was so kind to us when we needed very early breakfast the day for the maraton, thanks!We will come back soon

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

Very good central hotel within walking distance of central Rome. Some issues with hot water system on 3rd floor and shortage of water at times.

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

Hotel & room clean. Room was smallest we had during our trip, but adequate. Window overlooked courtyard & other buildings – no view, but this is in a city. Double-glazing kept out noise. In good location for station, shops, metro & buses (for which we had difficulty in deciphering routes; apparently the bus company don’t publish a map). Bed was comfortable. Towels were changed daily. Shower only but water was hot. Buffet breakfast could have been better with some fruit, meat or cheese. Only coffee, croissants, rolls, a couple of cereals & orange squash available. Staff were helpful. It was unusual to be asked to pay in advance. We found Rome to be crowded, noisy & expensive.

2.6
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • New Zealand

Unfriendly, surly staff, and eye wateringly expensive for the dark, tiny room, poor service and very poor breakfast. Very very poor value for money and a real shame as we were expecting something nice for theprice as it was the end of our 6 weeks in Europe. Would not stay here again or recommend it.

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

We stayed for 3 nights in a superior room, which I would not think was superior (wonder what the standard rooms are like?). The room was spacious, facing an inside courtyard which meant it was quiet away from street noice. The bathroom was a little compact especially due to the door opening in and getting out of the shower which leaked due to the doors not closing fully, but not a major problem and had hot powerful shower. Bed was hard which I was worried about when we arrived, however found to be surprisingly comfortable after first nights sleep. Never got up in time for breakfast so can't comment. Generally the location was great, walking distance to all sites, room was generally clean and staff found to be polite.

4.8 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Algeria

nous avons été déçus de la qualité de cet hôtel étant donné le prix de la nuité. Le seul service demandé concernant la réservation d'un taxi n'a pas été faite. Par contre l'hôtel est très bien situé pour découvrir Rome! Le personnel de cet hôtel est distant de sa clientèle.

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

An ok hotel; the staff was not very helpful with our questions though they spoke English well. They do not have a single English speaking chanel on their TVs. Our room had a window facing the back of the hotel; not a pretty view at all as it is an alley with parked cars. Air conditioning costs extra; our stay was in the first week of October, so we opened our windows... and were woken up every morning around 6:00am, when people would start their cars and scooters and HONK for whatever reason. The one benefit from that: the hotel gave us more reason to get out and see Rome. If I come back, I'll stay somewhere different.

0.7
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

First of all, the address that the web site indicated is INCORRECT. We had to walk a very long bock up the street, luggage in hand, to get to the correct address. The room was a little bigger than a match box. There was construction at the time and when we asked for a differant room, the attendant seemed very reluctant to accomodate us and told us that it was almost time for the construction crew to go home and it wouldn't be a problem. Our window was right at street level. The staff was less than friendly or helpfull. In our travels all through Italy we payed a lot less for better hotels in various cities. The only good thing about that place was the shower head in the bathroom. The shower was tiny, but they seemed to have good water pressure....or maybe we were so tired and disappointed that any shower would have been satisfying. Also, the breakfast that is included was horrible. The milk was very warm, croissants very stale, and coffee was not very tasty (I'm being kind). We will never stay there again.

6.2 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

My husband and I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. The first night we had a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the street front - very noisy. The shower had no warm water. The 2nd and 3rd night we had a room overlooking a back courtyard on the 1st floor and lo and behold, the 2nd floor, water heater was fixed but the 1st floor one was broken! We had to go to a vacant room on the 2nd floor to shower! The hotel is well located, walking distance to most monuments. We even walked to the Vatican - half hour to forty-five mins.

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

clean room, with bath, decent breakfast, decent location. Construction outside made our room not so quiet but other than that it was fine.

3.5
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

booked a superior room, but received a poor shelter (without telephone, hairdryer and wc out of order) with very old furniture, while my friend (also booked superior) got a good room. I would not come here again. Also poor breakfast!

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had an excellent stay -- with one problem -- the shower(which looked new) leaked so bad that it was unusable and the desk did not understand the problem!

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

It was our first hotel in Italy and was great for the price and location. It was convenient to walk to the monuments and great selections of restaurants nearby. The hotel has the basic things you need but most of the time, we were out exploring the city.

3.4
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Glorified pensione. No bell staff, must carry your own luggage to your room. I was struggling with 4 bags and my wife had a broken toe...the staff just stood and watched as I struggled to carry them up the 10 steps at the entrance of the hotel. Rooms, haha. Don't expect much. Wallpaper had masking tape holding certain pieces up, the room is on a slant (you literally fall into bed), if you want AC then you need to rent a remote control for 20 euro, wouldn't eat the food, bed was a typical European plank of wood (extremely hard and made us appreciate our bed in the US). Otherwise, the location was good. A few blocks from Termini station and a 5 minute stroll to Trevi. That is the only positive feature to this hotel. We only stayed here as a stop-over returning home. We didn't want to fly from Sicily to Rome and Rome to NY in one day. So, the hotel served its purpose and we knew what to expect. Last year, we stayed at a much nicer hotel on Via Cavour. However, the rooms cost about 2 1/2 x's as much. So, I guess, where you stay depends on your needs. we really just needed a bed, so it was ok. It just seemed to be misleading and you can probably stay at other places in the area that are cheaper and get the same if not better quality.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

This is a very friendly, efficiently-run hotel. We had a good welcome from the young man on duty when we arrived, who gave us all the info we needed. It lacks a restaurant, but we found a good one straight opposite which we used every night. Breakfast is adequate, not much choice. Perhaps some fruit could be included? Hotel is very central to main sights.

4.8 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Al nostro arrivo (di sera) abbiamo appurato che la camera non aveva l'acqua calda. La mattina dopo abbiamo segnalato la cosa alla reception e ci è stato assicurato che il problema sarebbe stato risolto. Nel pomeriggio la signorina alla reception ci ha detto di non sapere quando il tecnico sarebbe venuto. Ci ha quindi proposto di farci la doccia in una camera al piano inferiore. Quando abbiamo chiesto di cambiare camera ci è stato detto che quella in cui potevamo fare la doccia era l'unica disponibile e che non poteva esserci assegnata perchè , se il problema dell'acqua calda riguardava tutto il piano sarebbe stata utilizzata come bagno comune per tutti gli occupanti del piano interessato(!!!!!!). Davanti alle nostre rimostranze - abbiamo pagato per un tre stelle con bagno in camera non per un hotel con il bagno in fondo al corridoio - la signorina ha risposto con malagrazia evidentemente scocciata dalle nostre richieste. Soltanto la sera, dopo diverse discussioni siamo riusciti a cambiare camera. Comprendiamo, ovviamente, che un problema del genere può presentarsi in qualunque struttura ma si presume che il personale di un hotel debba trovare soluzioni adeguate e soprattutto comportarsi con educazione di fronte alle rimostranze - tra l'altro giustificate - di un cliente

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We got off to a bad start with the hotel double booking our room & us spending our first night in a much lesser room(no reduction in price) This is a nice enough hotel but is small & like most hotels in the city centre. The young man @ reception was a delight & made up for those areas that we were disapointed.

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

Staff was knowledgeable. A little far to walk to from metro, but negotiate a price with a taxi driver and you should be fine. Would return to this hotel.

7.5 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Great location nearby the old city centre. Clean hotel, but the breakfast was a bit disappointing.

4.3 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Unfortunately they had air condition out of order, we choose another room and this affected the journey.

7.5 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Your hotel was in an excellent location that made getting to all the important sites very easy. Our trip was very good.

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

The person who welcomed us at the front desk, Luca, was extremely friendly and helpful. The woman who worked the other shift was very unfriendly and refused to help us in any way. We stayed in a double superior room which was quite adequate by European standards. It was kept clean and was in the back of the hotel so we did not experience the street noise that our others friends staying there experienced. Our biggest problem was that when we tried to cancel our last night there, July 11, [because we realized we needed to spend that night closer to the airport at the end of our trip to catch an early morning flight] the front desk refused to cancel our reservation insisting we had to go online to cancel this reservation. Throughout our remaining time in Italy (July 1-12) we tried to no avail to get online to cancel this reservation. We would very much appreciate it if Venere will make sure we are not charged for this reservation that the hotel would not cancel and that we spent so much of our vacation time trying to cancel on our own. Even our Italian speaking friends and tour guides were unable to cancel help us cancel it. The location of the hotel was very convenient within walking distance to not only the train station but also so many fabulous sites. We walked many miles while in Rome and had a wonderful time. Please, Venere, ensure that we will not be charged for the night of July 11th. When we do not get charged for this night we will be happy to recommend you to friends who are currently planning trips to Italia in the upcoming year. Thank you very much.

7.4 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Spacious, oddly shaped quad room with window on the inside court was quiet even with the windows open, except for early morning garbage truck. Air conditioning ok, it struggles a bit on hot days. Some maintenance and better/more lighting needed. Mattress was firm, almost hard. Several good restaurants in the area. Its location is closer to popular sights than some of the other hotels in this area. Virgilio is a further walk to the subway, train & bus station, but we managed fine walking with our luggage. Hotel staff arranged taxi to airport - and they even thought to ask about the size and quantity of our luggage to be sure the taxi could hold it.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Excellent accomodation for price. Great location. Walking distance to all major tourist sites. Room clean. Breakfast average.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We were a family of 4 and it allowed us to stay in one room, but have a bit of privacy from our children. The bathroom was very nice.

3.6
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The bed was hard, like sleeping on the floor! There was NO hot water! When we complained, the staff told us to let it run for at least 5 minutes! We did. At the end of 15 minutes, still no hot water! We were told at the desk that the room had a safe. It didn't. We won't be going there again!

7.3 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Great location but the room was smaller than we expected. It was advertised as a 4-person suite but was one room w/king bed and a large hallway w/2 twin beds against each wall which was very cramped. Also, the temperature of the water in the shower was very inconsistent (i.e., kept changing on its own). Employees were courteous and helpful. Free breakfast was OK but not much of a selection of items.

2.7
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Terrible hotel! Our bathrrom was moldy and the room was not that clean. Ours was the only air conditioning working in the whole hotel. I was told that an entire floor had no electricity at all. The staff was unhelpful and seemed put out if asked for anything - including the key to get back into our room. Also, we had others meeting us whose reservations and hotel transfers were "lost" by the hotel and there was a concern that they might not have had a room for them. Overall this place needs a faclift and new management!!!

2.7
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was unhelpful and often rude! The rooms were second rate at best and there was NO air conditioning as advertised. When I informed the front desk attendant he told me first that it was being fixed (which it was not) and then later when I inquired again that I should be thankful I had lights as the entire 3rd floor had no electricity. The only thing about the stay that went well were the transfers from the airport. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone!!!

6.5 Fair
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Good average 3star hotel in a good Rome central location. Overall pretty good. Rooms were clean and nice and I dont remember any real noise outside. Most of the staff was very courteous and could speak english well. There were a couple of people who were rather abrupt and not real interested in being super informing of where to go but there was a good mixture of people who really cared about showing you the way around town and to wherever you wanted to go. Probably a bit pricey for what you get but you are going to drop a load of cash in town so you have to deal with it I guess.

4.7 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

The location was excellent! We had ordered a superior doble room, but only got a regular one the first night with only cold water in the shower.. The next day we should be getting a much better room to be paid back for the regular room. Then we got superior, but still not hot water in shower. The third night we moved again and finally got a great room with hot water in shower;-) Ask for room from number 300, all under is bad.

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

For the price, i found this hotel to be a good deal. its a 10 minute walk from the train station and a 10 minute walk to the Colliseum. It is staffed with friendly, knowledgeable, english-speakers 24 hours a day. The street it is on is very noisy with traffic throughout the night so if you want the window open it may be hard to sleep. The rooms are on the small side but typical for europe. the private bathrooms are nice. i would recommend.

7.9 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Just what you need for a short city break - comfortable, clean and walking distance to all major sites (without out being too near and so less busy/noisy/expensive). Only problem we had was the shower going hot and cold but after a day of sight seeing we were too tired to notice.

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

The coffee at Virgilio was terrible. We could not drink it. The breakfast was not good. Everything else was wonderful The restaurant across the street was friendly, excellenet food. we will go back to Virgilio again. Excellent front desk staff(day and evening). They gave us good information.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel was ideally situated for a city-break holiday. We managed to walk to most things (Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps etc.) within 15 minutes so were able to do most things by incorporating them into evening strolls to restaurants. The Vatican was quick to get to on the train which was easy and very clean to use during morning rush hour. The service at the Hotel was good and the desk staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were plentiful with very hot coffee. There were plenty of lovely little restaurants within walking distance - found a great one called The Rose just past the Trevi Fountain. I would definitely go back to the Hotel Virgilio and recommend it to others.

6.0 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Good rooms. Breakfast could be better !

4.7 Ordinary
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Austria

poor breakfast, dark room

6.5 Fair
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

the hotel tries to save on light bulbs - the room was quite dark. Two light bulbs in the room were burnt out. At my request, they replaced only one bulb, ...and put something extremely weak. The TV-antenna was broken. The breakfast had basically croissants and (good)coffee. The juice was mostly water. The bed had a wooden board in the middle, so that it would bend down too much (nice solution). The bathroom was clean and bright. The location was very good - could walk to most attractions. I would expect a little bit more from a 3-star hotel.

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I have been to Rome, perhaps, 4-5 times. Usually it is work-related,. However, I am in my mid-twenties and love to travel, backpacking around the globe whenever possible. This hotel is a great mid-point for me given the price and location. It's no where near as plush or customer-centric as the big hotel chains of the world. But, you can't beat the location or the local knowledge. I would recommend it to anyone who is still satisfied even without the mint on his/her pillow upon arrival.

5.8 Ordinary
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Rooms are too small. Although there is heating but you have to ask for the remote controll paying a deposit otherwise. The hotel did not offered automaticaly the repote control. The hot water was running out while I was taking shower (9 am). In the room there were 5 lights however only three of them were out of order, the room was very dark. I claimed it but replacing was impossible....and there were no price reduction. Rooms are noisy, corridors are very cold as there is no heating. Although the hotel is situated in a very good area, next time in Rome I will choose another one.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

This is a very acceptable hotel, with a great location. I regretted moving to another hotel that was less nice. I was there in the low season. PROS: Close to everything, Marble entry, great value. CONS: A bit noisy, no cable TV.

6.4 Fair
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

HOTEL PEQUEÑO PERO LIMPIO CON UNA RELACION DE CALIDAD/PRECIO BUENA PARA LO QUE HAY EN EL CENTRO DE ROMA! EL DESAYUNO PODRIA MEJORARSE !

7.7 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

The hotel is ok and in a very nice location (near both the centre and the station, but out of the awful termini subborb). the only thing I can complain is about the cleanliness of my room, since there was a bit of dust and that was not nice. This apart, staff was very helpful and nice, breakfast is ok (more sweet than salty things but it's normal for italy), and the location is just perfect. I would go there again.

6.4 Fair
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

As somewhere to lay your head down at night this hotel was great. What it lacked in character it made up for in cleanliness and location. Very central and safe area and most of the staff were friendly enough...although cleaning staff were much more pleasant than the receptionists. Be warned that if you do book the airport taxi and for some reason change your mind (eg when you find out that the shuttle bus from Termini costs forty euro less and departs every half hour) the female receptionist tried to tell me it was impossible to cancel the taxi once it was booked. She eventually did but went to great lengths to illustrate what a personal effort it was on her behalf.

5.3 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Very nice atmosphere at the hotel. Recepcionist very kind and helpful. Room was spacious, clean and brand new furnitures and carpet. Poor light, specially in the bathroom. All other was very satisfactory. We would repeat the hotel if coming back to Rome.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Very pleasant stay in Rome. Staff were excellent and courtious and helpful

5.7 Ordinary
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel is very conveniently and centrally located; however, the room that we had was rather small and very loud. The facilities were adequate but were nothing special. The staff was courteous and helpful but not overly hospitable. Breakfast had the least variety/selection of the three hotels we stayed at in Italy. I wouldn't necessarily return to Hotel Virgilio - I would probably try another hotel in the same area.

7.0 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

This is a nice place since it is at a walking distance from a lot of the monuments, and from the historical and antic center. It is close to the Termini station as well. I think that 190€ a night is far too expansive but it seems to be the prices for a regular hotel in the center of room and this one is clean and they are very willing to help you at the front desk so...!

3.4
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

don't get trick by the "superior" statement. the facts: 1. the staff is not welcoming -don't expect them to help you get your luggage up the 5 steps that it takes to get to the hotel reception 2. the air conditioned: you need to ask them to turn it on otherwise -like it my case- you will have no aircondinioning -very inefficient staff 3. they asked me to pay in advance which I found it was not great because if i was not happy w the service i had no choice than to stay 4. i found mosquitoes in my room -I was bitten by them. I told the reception guy and he said: "Sorry there is nothing I can do" -he not even try to get me some repelent in the 24hour farmacy in the next block. AND the worst, NEXT MORNING THE MANAGER told me: "AH MOSQUITOS ARE NORMALE" 5. the rooms are TINY! not worth the 114 euro per nite that I paid: to get bitten by mosquitoes, not nice staff and tiny room with unconfortable tiny single bed (i order a single room) 6. the phone didnt work and i missed my husbands call from the USA. 7. the only ok: 6 to 8 blocks walking to the forum imperiali where the ruins are. and the bathroom was very clean 8. my last day in Rome, I stayed at hotel Galle and it was much much better. the room bigger, the bed more confortable, the staff nicer -they help you with your bags. and they were 5min walk from the termini station where all the buses are. i only paid 95 per nite -cheaper and better

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Cyprus

They offer us the suite by paying extra money. We accept but accualy it wasen't a suite standart but a normal triple room. The breakfast room was to small. I will vist it again because it is close to many landmarks and shops.

6.6 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Gianfranco was very friendly, location was great, breakfast was adequate, size of rooms were typical European sizes and everything was extremely clean especially the bathroom. Only negative and a BIG one, AC didnt work well. We complained and they did nothing about it. The reception area was wonderfully chill but our room was warm and quite uncomfortable at night. If that was rectified, this is a GREAT hotel.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

we had quite a small room on the first night of a three night stay- we were upgraded no problem the next morning into a lovely, spacious room. the hotel is so central, especially close to the colosseum so great to walk around all the sights. we really enjoyed it!

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

Very nice hotel with an excellent location, 5 minutes walk to Colosseum, although you'd probably want to take a taxi to popular places like Piaza Navona, Pantheon and so on. The staff was very nice and willing to help. "Green Line" bus tours can pick you up at the hotel and that's nice. The hotel has a really claustrophobic elevator, and the stairs only go to level 2, not to level 3 where we stayed (except for the alarmed emergency stairs). So try to get a room on level 1 or 2.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

MEJORAR EL AIRE ACONDICIONADO, Y MEJORAR EL DESAYUNO, AGREGAR HUEVOS.

5.1 Ordinary
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

I reserved a quadruple, the night we got there, there were none available. They put us up in two separate rooms. Those rooms were small. We were put into the quadruple on our second night, did we ever regret booking the quadruple. The only way to get from one bed to the other was to walk over them. Only two of the front desk clerks were friendly and helpful. The others didn't care. I unfortunately booked my last night in Italy at the same hotel and that was the worst night. Room was not small but tiny, a/c not functional, and we asked for a wake up call, found out that our phone was missing the cord to the jack. The front desk clerk tried to help but had no luck. He suggested the next time to stay at another hotel (can't remember name). Can say, some friends stayed at Miami Hotel and they liked it.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel Virgilio is a pleasant three star hotel in the heart of Rome easily within walking distance of the coliseum and shopping districts. The hotel is easy to find walking from the train station but is difficult by car since it is situated on a narrow one-way street. Parking is almost impossible. The hotel lobby is small but the marble stairway is easy to navigate. The front-desk staff were helful with average English language skills and willing to tolerate our Italian. We reserved a triple room that was small but not cramped. The best surprise was the bathroom, which was large with an excellent shower. Breakfast was OK with bread and cereal. It would have been better with some meat, cheese and fruit. The hotel was nice but seemed to lack personality. We would consider returning to Virgilio but we might try somewhere else just for the adventure.

7.6 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Hotel Virgilio had a great location - a 10 minute walk to Piazza Venezia. One block from Via National. We walked almost everywhere.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Wir haben 5 Tage im Virgilio verbracht: Der Reihe nach: Flughafen Transfer (über das Hotel arrangiert) war absolut klasse. Pünktlich (Bei An- und Abreise), freundlich und sogar mit ein paar Erklärungen zu den Gebäuden an denen wir "vorbeigeflogen" sind. Das Geld war jeden Cent wert !! Ankunft im Hotel: Freundlich und verbindlich, aber: " Wir haben ein Problem" Das gebuchte Zimmer war nicht frei. Schuld waren natürlich die Touris die den falschen Abreistag angegeben hatten. Also: Eine Nacht im 2. OG. Die Zimmer dort sind unterste Schublade. Dafür wurden wir dann allerdings an den Folgetagen mehr als entlohnt, als wir zur "Belohnung" für unser aufgebrachtes Verständnis dann ins 3. OG ziehen durften. Die Zimmer dort waren TipTop und den Umzug haben nicht selber machen müssen . Viel Kritik haben wir im Vorfeld über das Frühstück gelesen. Nun, entweder sind wir einfach gestrickt oder haben da was falsch verstanden. Für uns war das Frühstück absolut ok. Brötchen, Marmelade, Süße Sachen (Kuchen, Croissants), Kaffee, Saft (ok, kein Hohes C), Schmierkäse und auf Wunsch sogar Espresso oder sonstige frisch zubereitete Kaffespezialitäten. Also: Laßt Euch nicht Bange machen. Das Frühstück ist ok, wenn man es nicht gerade gewohnt ist, jeden Morgen am Buffet im Adlon zu speisen. Noch positiv zu erwähnen sind Gianfranco und Helga am Empfang. Insbsondere Gianfranco spricht vorzügliches Englisch und kommt auch zum Dienst, wenn er in der Nacht vorher nur 3 Stunden geschlafen hat. Wenn er es nicht erwähnt hätte, hätte es keiner gemerkt :-) Last not least ein Restaurant-Tip. Aus dem Hotel raus, links rum, 1 Kreuzung links und das 2. Restaurant auf der rechten Seite. Wenn nochmal Rom, dann wieder Virgilio

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The hotel staff were very helpful in particular Franco on the front desk. Yes this was the first time we stayed.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Hotel Virgilio was a wondeful place, walking distance from the colliseum and the train station. Wonderful helpful staff

4.5 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Via Palermo, una piccola strada molto rumorosa!! Malgrado avessimo riservato largamente in anticipo, la prima notte ci hanno rifilato una singola spacciandola per una matrimoniale piccola. Inoltre i mobili erano tutti rotti, e nella stanza da bagno non c'era un (1) solo accessorio che non fosse rotto o scardinato. per fortuna che il letto era intero. Il giorno dopo ci hanno dato la camera che avevamo normalmente riservato. (overbooking?) Numero della camera da evitare 124!!!

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

First time we stayed in Virgilio and we were delighted with its central location - we could walk to all the major sites.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

All staff were extremely helpful and responsive to all our needs. We were in Rome for our daughter's wedding and had many requests for planning assistance. Everyone was accommodating to assure our satisfaction.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Finland

situation is excellent, nice room, only the bed was rather poor.

2.8
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Watch out! they tried to give a single room - instead of the booked double room. Our bathroom was moldy. The breakfast is horrible.

6.2 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff were English speaking and friendly. The hotel was conveniently located. There generally wasn't enough hot water in the mornings - but then I have come across few hotels that are able to manage that. I do have some doubts about the customer focus: our bathroom needed work on the floor tiles; they undertook it while we were out - which was good - and the first we knew was when we returned to the hotel at about 17.00 after walking around Rome all day. But the work also required us to be locked out of the bathroom until 22.00 for the tiles to set. We were hot and (of course) needed a shower; we had to be firm to get access to a shower in another room. That we would need such facilities hadn't been foreseen!

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Lovely hotel and within walking distance to most of the tourist attractions.

2.9
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

We stayed on the first floor in a room for 3. Our window looked out into the alley which was noisy all night. The room was small and cramped. The TV was not working so we reported it to the front desk. No TV the first day. We reported it again to the front desk on day two...no TV on day two. On our last day we received a TV that worked. Channel selection was very bad. The shower door was broken off so they installed a flemsy wire to hold this huge shower curtin. The shower leaked from below (under the shower) onto the bathroom floor...water everywhere. Mold on the bathroom walls. The bath towels were as thin as table cloths. The hall outside our front door was very noisy all night to the point we had to open the door and ask people to please be quiet. This place is a 1 star hotel for the price of a 3 star. Not good at all.

7.1 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Be wary of the beds which were basically like two single spring fold-outs. Not very comfy for two people.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

We would highly recommend this small but stylish hotel for its excellent location beside the Nazionale and still quiet for Rome. We could reach all the tourist attractions on foot. We also appreciated the large room and the fri- endly staff (we speak Italian). The only exception is breakfast and the horrible coffee. But there is a bar around the corner and theay serve excellent capuccino or espresso....

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Breakfast room looks like the interior of a funeral chapel.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Virgilio, offering 49 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 26-inch TVs with premium satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, safes and phones during their Repubblica - Via Nazionale visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include minibars and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Virgilio

By car From any point of the Grande Raccordo Anulare, reachable by all highways, follow the indications to Roma centro. Access is restricted to authorised vehicles in the historical area where the hotel is located by car, so guests can park close to Termini railway station or along the Lungotevere and reach the hotel by taxi or by one of the several bus lines available. For example, take the underground line B from Termini station, which stops at Cavour; the hotel is located 50 meters from this underground station. By train The Roma Termini railway station is about 2 km from the property. By airplane The Rome Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci airport is about 25 km from the complex. The train Leonardo Express leaves every 30 minutes directly from the airport to Termini station. The hotel offers a taxi service to/from the airport.

Distances from Hotel Virgilio

Palace of Expositions - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Quirinale Palace - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria dei Monti - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Valentini - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Torre delle Milizie - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Barberini - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
St. Peter in Chains - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria degli Angeli - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Trajan's Market - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
National Gallery of Ancient Art - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza Barberini - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Virgilio are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 13.8 km / 8.6 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 23 km / 14.3 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Virgilio 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 Virgilio

  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport