Oceania Hotel, Rome
Reviews - Oceania Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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helpfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great hotelfrom caroblue
The hotel promptly answered all emails. We were three women traveling together and had a beautiful room with damask wallcoverings and lush bedding. The room was small but the high ceilings make it seem more spacious. It was kept immaculately clean by the maid. We joked every morning that we better pick up our stuff off the floor, because everything we left laying around, she picked up, neatly folded and put on suitcases or tables.
The bathroom was small, with the typical dishtowel-type towels, although they were plenty big and were fine. My only complaint was the shower stall was flat with the floor, so you had to point the shower head to the wall or else the floor would get very wet. Plenty of hot water at night.
The hotel itself occupies the third floor of a very large old building. It's not much to look at on the outside, but the quaint caged elevator whisks you up to the beautiful hotel. There is a good-sized breakfast room with excellent coffee, big rolls and sweets, and a choice of orange, grapefruit or pineapple juice every morning. And if you want a small bottle of wine, soda or bottled water, it's always available from the bar. The cozy lounge area features leather sofas, a plasma TV and a bookcase with all kinds of novels to borrow. There are English newspapers and magazines laid out on the coffee table for your perusal.
The staff was without a doubt the best part of the experience. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Enrico was especially patient and answered my many questions. He gave us some great restaurant suggestions.
The hotel, at my request, also arranged a private car pickup both to and from the airport (we paid the hotel for this). The cost was the same: 47 Euros for the ride from Ciampino to the hotel, and then again for the trip from the hotel to Fiumancino. Well worth the cost, in my opinion.
The location is on a side street off busy Via Nationale. Our room, number 4, overlooked Via Firenze and you could hear traffic noise at night (those blasted scooters!). I had earplugs with me so it wasn't a problem, but other light sleepers might want to bring some along.
We felt extremely safe walking around the area during the day and at night.
All in all, a great hotel and a good value for the money.
A Great Hotel!from A TripAdvisor Member
Great Hotelfrom george2353
Just returned from a 2 night stay in rome at the oceania for valentines weekend. What a gem the oceania is! I booked based on the recommendations on trip advisor and a listing in lonely planet, and i wasnt disapointed! The room was lovely and spacious with a large bathroom with a nice hot shower and wonderfully decorated. At 94 euros a night for a double at what i guess is a busy weekend for rome i think we bagged a definate bargain! The breakfast was great a nice big roll and plenty of tea coffee and yummy pastries - just the thing to set you up for a long days walking! Also nice to be up on the 3rd floor - good views and quieter from this level (and if you're tired the lift is a welcome relief!). The position is good too - a 20 minute stroll from the colluseum, 10 mins from the spanish steps and trevi fountain, and depending how fast you go about 45mins to an hour walk from the vatican
There were plenty of restaurants in the area ranging from cheap pizzeria's (fab pizza for 4 euro!) to more upmarket sit down ristorantes.
All in all a great place to stay in a fab city.
Superb find !!!from Joanne*
This is an absolute gem, 10 minutes walk from Termini, on quiet street off the Via Nazionale. Small, family-run hotel in part of 19th century palace... the 'part' being the 3rd floor, so don't be put off the rather gloomy communal stairs (also there is a lift) as on the 3rd floor you emerge into a warm and welcoming little oasis. Scrupulously clean, lovely clean crisp bed linen, and well maintained and decorated in traditional Italian style...walls aren't painted or wall-papered but covered in damask-type fabric !
Small breakfast room, with juices, tea, coffee etc, huge fresh bread rolls and a sideboard covered with cakes, pastries etc to help yourself from.
All staff are extremely friendly and welcoming, great for providing information, recommendations etc.
We paid 138 Euros a night for a large family room, with own bathroom (shower not bath) and breakfast, which I suspect is a bargain in Rome for this quality of accommodation.
Fantastico !from A TripAdvisor Member
Absolutely Amazing!from MeliMel215
A delightful hotelfrom CDPLAYER78
Excellent budget hotel choicefrom DogenJoe
Top Local Tips for Rome
Visiting the Vatican If you want to visit the Vatican during your stay in Rome, we found that getting there no later than 8:15 am (it opens at 8:45) and seeing the Vatican Museum first was the best way to do it. (side note: we were there in March, not during high tourist season. Perhaps in June things are different, and you may have to arrive a bit earlier). We arrived by 8:15 and were about 20 yards back from the front of the line. By the time we got into the museum (about 45 minutes later) the line was all the way down the street and wrapping around the Vatican walls. By the time we left the museum, we were told the wait time in line was 2-3 hours (and sure to be longer in high tourist season). While you wait, there is a cafe across the street from where the line is, and one person in your group can easily go get coffee (to go, even!) and pastries for breakfast. Once you are done with the museum, head to St. Peter's Basilica where the line might look long and daunting, but it moves very fast.
Visiting the Colosseum When visiting the Colosseum, utilize a guided tour. With a guided tour you will avoid the long lines, and literally walk past the lines into the facility. It is very difficult to understand what you are seeing without a tour guide. There was an agency that was solicitating people for a tour just outside the Colosseum. We were skeptical at first, but for 21 euros you got a tour guide and head sets to hear the guide through out the journey. You could ask questions of the guide, and he was very knowledgeable. After that tour, included in your 21 euros you could also tour Palatine Hill. Another great tour, and again you would have no idea what you are looking at without the guide.
Stay as centrally located as possible A lot of the chain hotels are located outside of the city and require a bus ride to and from. Staying at a centrally located hotel such as the Hotel Oceania makes your trip to Rome much more enjoyable.
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- Address: 38 Via Firenze - Rome - 00184 - Italy
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