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Hotel Massimo - Rome

Via Palestro 35 - Rome

Price starting from 50 .00
Centrally located in the heart of Rome, a few steps from the Termini train station and Porta Pia gate, the Massimo Hotel is an ideal starting point for discovering the most popular landmarks of this fabulous city. Many restaurants are a short stroll away.

This elegant hotel, housed on the third floor of an aristocratic building dating back from 19th century, features well-appointed rooms, complimentary high speed wired and wireless Internet connection, air-conditioned public areas, television in lobby, and luxury fittings, ensuring you a successful stay in the capital, whether you're here on a well-deserved Rome holiday or on business.

Furthermore the staff at Massimo Hotel can arrange for its guests, personalized city tour with limousines, or provide you with a booking service for concerts, performances and exhibitions. The concierge desk can provide convenient luggage storage and access to dry cleaning/laundry service. Also, with 48 hours advanced request, a roundtrip airport shuttle is available for an extra cost. The hotel has designated smoking areas (fines apply for smoking outside of area). Half board rates are available.

Pets are welcome in the hotel (restrictions apply). 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 6.2 Fair
Based on 10 hotel reviews © 2014

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Facilities at Hotel Massimo

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


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

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

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 11 years of age.

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











Hotel Massimo reviews

4.5 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at Hotel Alex for 3 days. The room was adequate in size and was of a typical size for a hotel room in Rome, since all rooms are a bit small. The bed was average as far as comfort is concerned. The shower was very small and the water temperature fluctuated between hot and ice cold. The hotel staff (the man in particular) was a bit cold and somewhat rude, seeming to have little patience. The breakfast was quite poor compared to hotels we stayed at in Florence and Venice. Breakfast consisted of a piece of bread and a croissant that we had to share. This was served on a single plate, so one of us had to do without a plate. A cup of tea or coffee for each of us was served with the meal. However, if you want a second cup, prepare to pay extra for it. The orange juice wasn't fresh, natural orange juice, but powdered and it didn't taste very good. The hotel couldn't accept credit card payment for the bill which we found a bit annoying since we had to leave the hotel and go to the train station to get a cash advance on our credit card to pay the bill. If all you want is a place to lay your head at night and have no intention of spending any of your waking hours in the hotel this accomodation is more than adequate. However, this hotel will definitely not be one of the highlights of your visit to Rome.

6.4 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

The hotel is in a nice area, very close to Termini station and therefore to transportation connections to everywhere, but at the same time in a quiet place. The rooms are relatively large, but not recently painted and not extremely clean. They have AC, which is great. The LCD is small, not like in the photos. We enjoyed our stay especially because people did not stay the entire time in the room nextby, otherwise it would have been uncomfortable since the rooms are not soundproof. The shower place is very, very small, not recommended for larger people and the elevator also very small, not recomm for people travelling with lots of luggage. The place has no lobby, but it wasn't a problem for us, as we came every night late and went straight to bed.

7.4 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Good points: The room was extremely clean. The receptionist was very helpful, even though her English was limited. However, we WERE in Italy, not the US. The location was very handy to the Termini train station, from where you can get just about anyplace you want. Less than good: Although there is an elevator up to the reception, not mentioned is that you'll lug heavy luggage up half a dozen steps to get to the extremely tiny elevator. & No English tv or subtitles in room.

6.8 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The staff member on duty when I arrived was competent and helpful. When I checked out, the staff member was neither of these. He apparently did not know how to use the credit card machine, and after fumbling with the machine, told me that he could not accept the card. I knew that I was not near my credit limit (and I later confirmed that the credit card company did not decline any attempted charge at the date and time the staff member refused my card). I paid cash (2X50 euros for a 90 euro hotel bill) and the staff member complained that I did not have exact change (he left the hotel to get change). Given the circumstances of this eventually lengthy transaction--0700 on a Sunday morning of my departure from FCO--I found it extremely inconvenient and uncomfortable. I could never return to the Alex Hotel on account of the memory of this experience.

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

Easy walk to/from the train station and metro station. I would go back again.

7.9 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

6.0 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

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Reviews in other languages
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Massimo, offering 11 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Termini Central Station area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes.

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

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Massimo

By car
From the Grande Raccordo Anulare ring-road, take the Salaria exit. Take via Salaria, and straight on until Piazza Fiume. Then proceed on via Piave. Then turn left into via XX Settembre. Via Palestro is the first street on your right.

By train
From Termini train station, take the bus line n.310 and get off at the Piazza Indipendenza stop. Alternatively you can reach the Massimo Hotel in about 5 minutes walk.

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

Distances from Hotel Massimo

National Central Library of Rome - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Diocletian Bath - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Octagonal Hall - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Porta Pia - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria degli Angeli - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza Fiume - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria della Vittoria - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
University of Roma-La Sapienza - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Santa Prassede - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Massimo are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 13.9 km / 8.6 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 24.2 km / 15 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Massimo 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 Massimo

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport