Diana Hotel, Rome
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Diana Hotel
Breakfast hours good.Reasonable choice - fresh fruit would have been appreciated.
Original room had a window which we could not open - management offered us another, much larger room on the floor which still had to be refurbished. Though of an older style and quite worn, it was spotlessly clean and comfortable with a very adequate bathroom.
Request floors 1-4 ONLYfrom A TripAdvisor Member
On a positive note, the staff was nice and very polite. They also tried to reaccommodate tourists who were stuck in the bad rooms when requested to do so.
Breakfast was delicious with croissant, eggs and a variety of meats and cheeses. They also had a wonderful self service expresso/cappucino/coffee machine.
If you get a nice room here- you will probably give the place a 5 rating. Otherwise- you may want to move to another hotel.
A Great Stay!from A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel Diana was not bad at all!from born2travel4ever
While our room was not huge it was certainly adequate by European standards. Our kids' room was huge, with a very spacious walk-in closet (something I haven't seen even in top-notch US hotels). The housekeeping staff, again, was very helpful and patient.
Another huge plus was the location. Being close to Termini, transportation was easily accessible. In addition, there were a large number of restaurants in the area, some of which stayed open quite late.
While it is true that the breakfast was not A+, but had fairly large no. of items to choose from. Plus the cost was included in the room rent. I figured that if breakfast ws not included in the room price, we would probably have spent (additional) about 75 Euros minimum every day. So, it really was not a bad deal at all!
I would certainly return to Diana Hotel i.e. if I ever went back to Rome (which is doubtful --- we had a great time, but once was enough!)
Pleasant Surprisefrom A TripAdvisor Member
We had a nice 2nd floor bedroom. It was neat, clean and enough room for two. Breakfast was good but it was the same menu every day (No fresh fruit.)
Make copies of your Passports because the hotel holds them during your stay.
The location overall was a plus. There were some good resturants nearby and the Termini was within easy walking distance (which we viewed as an advantage because we used the metro daily to visit the sights).
Regarding the "Roof Garden" - It was very nice. Great view with the option to have dinner.
Staff was OK.
We would certainly visit the Diana again. Those who we spoke to during our stay had positive experinces also.
Excellent locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Also Disappointed with Dianafrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our travelling companion had to spend two nights in her very dreary unremodeled (and smelly) room, and when the staff finally moved her, they moved her to the room we had vacated. After complaining again and arguing for a good 15 minutes with the staff, they suddenly said, "OK, try room 621." Surprise! It was a fresh, remodeled room and was, apparently, available all the time.
Breakfast was included in the price, but was awful -- one wonders where they get such bad bread and coffee in Rome. The restaurant is not open for any other meals which may be just as well. As for the roof garden, it is not completely finished, but it was open and is a pleasant retreat -- we took our sandwiches and a bottle of wine up there and enjoyed the quiet and the view.
If you do decide to stay here, insist on a new room or a substantial discount for one of the older rooms.
Diana Disappointedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We paid €200 per night in the hotel and I do not feel that it was worth this amount of money.
We had to wait for about 10 minutes to check in not because there was a queue but because the desk staff were chatting to each other, I found this to be unprofessional. When they eventually attended to us, it took another 15 minutes for the man to deicde which room to put us in which was just frustrating after an early start. I requested a non smoking room and had called in advance to confirm this request. When we eventually got to our room on the 5th floor it was not a non smoking room! It was filled with ashtrays and it was clearly not a non-smoking room. Rather than go all the way back and complain we decided to stay in the room.
It was not a very nice room, the walls were covered in some sort of velveteen wallpaper which just wasn't nice, didn't feel clean and was ugly. How would you clean velveteen walls?! The bathroom was small and the shower was a handheld head over the bath. It wouldn't have been so bad to hold the shower head had it not been slightly rusty and a bit dirty, we had to wash it before we could use it.
When we got back to the room that night we found that the air-con didn't work and when we rang to advise the front desek of this we were told that it would be dealt with in the morning. It was very hot and sticky in Rome this week so that was very unfortunate.
The breakfast was so-so. It consisted of meats and cheese, a couple of pastries, cereals and some dried fruit. Nothing too bad but nothing too special.
The hotel is supposed to have a beautiful Roof Garden so we went to the top of the hotel to see it and it was locked so we called the front desk to find out about it and the staff member practically barked at us that "roof garden closed". Not very nice for us.
The location of the hotel is good, close to the main station and within walking distance of everything in Rome which was a definte plus.
Nobody fixed out air-con the next day which was not a gret surprise to us.
All in all, considering everything I was disappointed with my stay in the Diana and would not stay there again or receommend it to anyone else.
Clean, comfortable and caringfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Only criticism was the closure of the roof terrace - not yet hot enough by Italian standards although it is advertised as April to October. The staff did however arrange access for us to enjoy the view and even took our photos up there. If you go in summer, this provides a perfect spot to sit in the sun or shade away from the crowds but with a wonderful view of St Peters.
We would definitely use this hotel again - 3rd stay in Rome and by far the best accommodation so far. There may well be more up-market 4* hotels but this provided the right balance of standards without the stuffiness.
Recommendedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
It was clean, had friendly staff (except the barman) & provided an ample breakfast. It is in an area near Termini & most sights are within walking distance.
The only criticism I had was they are currently re-furbishing the hotel & work starts at 6.30am!!
Top Local Tips for Rome
Getting to Hotel Diana Get a return ticket (14 euros) for the Terravision Bus from the airport with drop off and pick up at the side of Termini Station, print off hotel location from map on Expedia or Rooms.Net and hotel literally 5mins walk away.
Getting around in Rome Don't be afraid to use public transportation . For about $4.00/day or $16.00 per week, you have unlimited use of the subway, trains and buses . You can even travel to Ostia Antiqua which is 20 or 30 miles away, using this ticket . We also went all the way to Cristo Columbo on this train to look at the Mediterranean before returning to Rome .
Termini area You can buy one trip, a day or a weekly ticket which allows travel on Metro and busses to all sites in Rome. ALLWAYS VALIDATE YOUR TICKETS AS FINES CAN BE HEFTY. These tickets can be bought from newspaper stands and Metro and bus station. If you want you could travel all over Italy leaving from Termini.
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- Address: 4 Via Principe Amedeo - Rome - 00185 - Italy
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