Giotto Hotel

, Rome, Italy
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Giotto Hotel

, Rome
3 star

Rooms: 79

35 Via Cardinal Passionei - Rome - 00167 - Italy Hotel Website | | 661662394
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2/10
Disappointed
Submitted by: Travel-Library user in 22/10/07
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Retired
Room very small and I was put on the 6th floor which meant lugging my case up the last flight of stairs as the lift only went to the 5th floor. Opposite my room there was a lot of noise which sounded like fans from two cupboards at the top of the stairs. Asked to be moved and was given another room on the third floor which was bigger but this time I was kept awake from noisy neighbours, beds being scraped across the floor, wardrobes doors being banged and children running up and down the corridor. I couldnt get the heavy outside blind up, so had to have the lights on to see. It was too far from the city centre and the area was dirty and the park looked liked a piece of wasteland. I had to walk past a line of smelly overflowing bins every day to get to the bus stop. There was nowhere to sit in the hotel, other than the reception area. However, it was clean and the towels were changed every day. There was also no information anywhere about breakfast times/bus timetables. I felt it was more of a student/backpackers hotel.
2/10
Shockingly poor rooms
Submitted by: Chris in 10/11/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
My lady and I went for a long weekend in Rome. The hotel was difficult to find from the Rome Bus station even for the Taxi Driver, as much time spent map reading as driving! The first room (No 7) we were given was down a short flight of steps. I opened the door and didnt even stop, turned around, went back to reception and pushed the key back at the receptionist saying firmly NO!! The word Tiny does not do it justice. Two small beds almost at floor level. No view from window, no wardrobe, just a hanging rail.
The receptionist apologised and said he could only move us to another small room (No 8) (but better than the first).
The door to the second room could only be opened half way as it hit the bed. The wardrobe door could only be opened half way as it too hit the bed. Again No View from the window AT ALL, just the kitchen skylight.
I walked through a door to see a toilet and sink, looked around and looked for another door for a bathroom (search didnt take long!)
I looked back into the toilet room and above the toilet was a shower head!! To have a shower we had to remove the toilet roll from the holder to stop it getting wet and straddle the toilet to take a shower!! I had to shower first so I could coax out the cockroaches and get rid of them before my partner took her shower!!

The second day they did move us to a decent room, air conditioned and quite satisfactory.
There is nothing in walking distance to speak of. We found a Chinese restaurant and a little local restaurant, nothing else at all (the hotel doesn't do any food apart from breakfast).

Nothing will make up for the outrageous first night and Wild Stallions wouldn't take me back to the hotel Giotto!!
They can keep their cockroaches and pathetic rooms 7 and 8.

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  • Address: 35 Via Cardinal Passionei - Rome - 00167 - Italy
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