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Hotel Aberdeen - excellent!
I have just returned from a four day stay in Rome at the Aberdeen Hotel. I can highly recommend it - spotlessly clean and comfortable rooms, extremely helpful and friendly staff and very safely situated opposite a police station! It has a great location within walking distance of the Trevi Fountain and you can walk down the Via Nazionale to the Colloseum and Palatine.
When I return to Rome I will definitely return to this hotel. Highly recommended!
We thought Hotel Aberdeen was good value (105 Euros for a double) based on our stays in 3 different hotels in Rome in this price range. Our room was spotless and the people at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. Location was convenient and safe. We would recommend this hotel to others.
My home away from home
The Hotel Aberdeen has been my favorite lodging during my last 6 visits to the Eternal City...Located at 48 Via Firenze, in an old Palazzo, and totally renovated, it is in an ideal location, around the corner from Via Nazionale and a block from Piazza della Repubblica...It is close to shopping and bus as well as metro service...
The hotel provides modern rooms with showers, all recently renovated with daily cleaning, and a buffet breakfast is available from 7 to 10 a.m. There are numerous restaurants, pizzerias and snack bars in the area and it is a 10 minutes' walk to the train station.
It is a family run property and the owners and staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable...As I said above they are my reason for going back there every time I travel to Rome....my second home.....
We wil go back again and again
Four of us stayed in two rooms at the Aberdeen October 19-22. The staff was wonderful. Our rooms were ready soon within the time we arrived which was early morning.
The rooms were of good size. The bathrooms were spotless and large. The shower door is a half door and not being use to the variances in Europe, I gave the floor a good washing on the first day.
Our reservations which we had requested assistance with before our arrival were all made.
The beds were very comfortable. There were some renovations going on. The railings were being covered with wood and the rooms were were told were being made wireless for better internet access.
We really enjoyed our stay there and would stay there time and again.
Outstanding off season bargain
We stayed for one week in November and were able to get an off season price for a wonderful room. This hotel can compete with others having many stars. The rooms are newly refurbished, large, immaculately clean with beds that are among the best in Europe!! The staff is helpful, interested in the care of the guests and fluent in English. The breakfast that comes with the room price is great. Coffee is made to the American standard but you can get Italian style by asking for a double express in the morning. We highly recommend this hotel not only for value but also for a great hotel on its own. We will definitely stay here again!!
Just returned from a week in Rome. The Aberdeen was a very comfortable 3 star hotel. The directions and help with reservations by the management and staff were excellent. Rooms were very clean. Will stay there again.
I stayed 3 nights in the Aberdeen, on Nov. 16-18, 2004 in a single room, and it was great. Minibar, large shower, good TV reception, comfortable bed and quiet. It's close to Termini, 5 minute walk, and the #64 bus takes you to the city center. I would stay their again!
Good Location but that's about it!!!!
My husband and I just returned from Rome. We stayed at Aberdeen Hotel from November 22 - November 29 (minus 1 night - 11/26). When we first checked in, the receptionist (the owner) was nice and welcoming. However, there was this one gentleman at counter who just stared down at us. No smile, no anything. I ignored it and when I got to my room, it was fairly small, which I already expected. At the time it was fairly quiet but at night the noise was unbearable. This room was #37. The noise was sooo loud I thought the people in the street were in our room talking. I called the front desk and the same unfriendly guy answered the phone and said, can't do anything until 6 a.m. Needless to say, my first night was not enjoyable and it went downhill from there. I didn't get any sleep. At 6 a.m. I called the front desk and they told me they would give me a room at aroun 11 a.m. or so.
We got up and had breakfast (one of the pluses) and went out. When we came back, we got a room in the back (#28). This was nice and quiet but the bed was soooooo hard, sleeping on my side caused my arm to hurt and the room was somehow surrounded by bathrooms. So, although we got some sleep, those things were annoying. You couldn't hear anything from outside but were able to hear things from guests in the neighboring rooms.
We had to checkout on the 26th and when we checked back in on the 27th, we got a room for 2 nights at the top of the stairs (#38). The room was supposedly clean but when we walked in, you could smell the sewer water from the bathroom. The walls were very dirty and again the mattress was xtra xtra xtra firm and they don't have queen size beds. They put two twins together to make a larger bed. I found that in most of the hotels in Italy. At any rate, we opened the windows and left the room. The next morning after coming back, the room was cleaned the smell went away but by then we were sadly disappointed and too exhausted to complain.
Good things: The women who worked the counters, the owner and the cousin, were very friendly. THe owner did help us find a hotel for one night nearby. They had hot water throughout the day and heat.
Bad things: The men that stayed overnight etc were useless and unhelpful. One night I called the front desk and asked for an iron... This was at 5 pm. He said, "Why are you asking now? You should have asked earlier when the maid was here?" What?!!!!! I was out touring the city and what am I psychic? This totally infuriated me and totally pushed it over the edge.
The rooms do not have double paned windows. Some rooms have paper thin walls.
Some bathrooms were smelly. The beds were extremely uncomfortable.
I don't think we would stay here again!!!
The Aberdeen is a bargain with an ice machine!
Our family stayed at the Aberdeen Hotel November 27-30, 2004. The hotel is located a short walk from Rome’s Termini train station near the fashionable Piazza Della Repubblica, and just across the street from the Ministry of Defense. Located at Via Firenze 48, this small hotel has 36 air-conditioned rooms ranging from $115 for a double room, to $130 for a triple. We had room No. 40 which was large by European standards. There was a little noise from the uncarpeted hallways, but nothing too bad. Each room has a telephone, satellite TV, minibar, as well as a spacious bathroom with hair dryer, bidet, and towel warmer. There is also an ice machine in the hallway! A great breakfast buffet is included with breads, yogurt, cereal, ham and cheese, along with juice and coffee. There are several wonderful restaurants nearby including La Cucina Nazionale, and McDonald’s for those a little homesick. We felt the Aberdeen was a real bargain and would definitely stay there again.
Truly a jewel!
I just returned from a month in Spain and Italy, and our family would
vote the staff at the Aberdeen a. one of the nicest b. definitely the
most knowledgeable and helpful.
We arrived December 23 prinicipally to be in Rome for Midnight Mass
at St. Peter's. Our tickets to Mass, which were to be delivered to our
hotel, had not been arrived. The person at the desk called the
numbers we had for this...Actually, the headquarters for that order
of priests...and did a terrific concierge's job of having the tickets delivered within an hour. On other questions, like where to get
train tickets (at the nearby travel agency) they knew the answers
and cared about directing you when needed.
The breakfast also was one of the best of the hotels that included a
breakfast with room. At breakfast, we learned of perhaps the best
endorsement for the place. Rick Steve's production crew of Christmas
2005 in Europe stayed here while filming various Christmas events
around Rome. Rick himself was on the Scandanavian leg of the trip,
his film crew was friendly, and they received news at the last minute
of permission to film at St. Peter's. We saw them Christmas Day
after long but happy nights for all. (Midnight Mass finished about 1:30;
we finally got back to the Aberdeen around 3 am.)
The beds are fine so I guess the person who criticized beds doesn't like
a firm mattress. Also, free but slow internet service
Aberdeen is good location (near train station and subway stop and
major sights. Christmas Day we walked to the Spanish Steps and
Trevi Fountain...not exactly next door but a good walk. We would
I am new to this site and I think that it is just great, so much information--it is wonderful to know that I can visit a site and get quality information. My question is two fold actually. I will be arriving in Rome on May 2 and will be staying at the Hotel Aberdeen. Has anyone stayed here? If so, how was it? Also I was wondering what the weather is like during this time, I will be traveling with my friend and we will be staying in Rome for 5 days then off to Sorrento for 4 days and then back to Rome for two more days before we head home. I am very excited and will take any information from anyone in regards to the Hotel or any other information you would graciously add. Thank you.
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Thank you for your response I really appreciate it. Ciao
Can anyone recommend an nice, but not too expensive hotel/B&B in Rome in June?
I am travelling with some freinds, but i think they hotel they will be in is gorgeous, but i dont need to spend that much money since i will only be sleeping there. Plus, i will have a 6 yr old child & my nanny travelling with me & paying for a "triple" there is a lot of money.
Any suggesstions? Thanks SO much!
RE: Can anyone recommend an nice, but not too expensive hotel/B&B in Rome in June?
This B&B is gorgeous too and has a triple room for E90 - http://www.bbbluerose.com/.
RE: RE: Can anyone recommend an nice, but not too expensive hotel/B&B in Rome in June?
Not knowing your budget....but I could recommend Hotel Aberdeen or Hotel Columbia. You'll find my full write up on them both on my Rome page.
A good source for comparison is www.venere.com where you can read reviews, compare prices and book if you like.
Area to stay in Rome for the weekend
Hi all, I will be in Rome for a few days from this coming weekend and was wondering if someone could suggest an area to stay in that is central allowing walking distance to major tourist spots. I realize this is a very broad question, but it would be great to get an ikling of an idea from someone in the know. Also, any recommendations on a mid-priced hotel in said area?
Thanks a million,
RE: Area to stay in Rome for the weekend
You could try www.venere.com. Once you find something, you can further check hotel reviews here and at www.tripadvisor.com.
I've stayed at the Hotel Aberdeen and Hotel Columbia, and liked them both. Prices vary greatly depending on the time of year, but I'd be surprised if they aren't already booked. You can find their websites on my tips on both hotels.
Get a map of Rome, and draw a circle connecting Roma Termini (the main train station) in the east, to the Colosseum (hard to miss is on a map) in the south, to the Vatican in the west, to Piazza del Popolo in the north.
Most of the things you'll want to see are within walking distance of this circle, and walking from one end to the other can be done in 45 minutes to an hour.
My favorite location to stay is near Piazza Navona, but it is also usually the priciest. There are affordable hotels in other areas, including around Termini.