More about Crosti Hotel
We have just got back from a 4 night stay at Crosti Hotel. It's a nice pleasant hotel, clean & has everything you need for a city break. It's located a 10 minute walk from the main Termini Train Station which you can get the metro to the sights & it has a direct train to Fiumicino airport. The staff were polite & the breakfast was great. We were even offered breakfast at 5.30am the day we left even though breakfast wasn't served until 7am. There's a supermarket a couple of roads away from the hotel along with a few pizzerias & cafes so a very good location. A pleasant stay all round.
Loved the Crosti
A family owned operation, the Crosti Hotel proved to be an excellent accommodation for us during my sister's and my one week stay in Rome. The rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean and the service is teriffic. Breakfast was included and excellent value. The staff are most helpful in arranging excursions and reservations for restaurants, opera, tours, etc. and are knowledgable and can speak several languages other than Italian, being English, Spanish, German and French. The entire stay was most enjoyable. The family also owns a restaurant Di Vincenzo's on the same street which proved to be one of our favourite eatting spots!! Truly enjoyed.
Just got back from 4 nights at the Crosti. It was a great hotel, very modern and spacious. The staff were helpful and friendly, the breakfast was superb.
The location is very convenient for Termini and accessing the rest of the city / tourist areas, there is a supermarket 2 minutes away and numerous pizzarias in the area.
Overall, I can't fault this hotel, I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone.
A great find!
Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Crosti and would thoroughly recommend it. It is a small, modern and friendly hotel. It is a 20 minute walk or a short metro ride to the main sights but this was not a problem as the train was only 1 euro a journey. It is true that the area around the Termini Station does have its share of homeless people but this was never a problem and the hotel itself is on a quiet and safe feeling street.
The breakfast was very good with lots of choice and delicious coffees. We also visited the hotel's restaurant at the end of the same street and this was very good too - packed full of locals as well as tourists, which is always a good sign.
Overall very good value and we would certainly stay here again on a return visit to Rome.
Great value, excellent choice
RECOMMENDED: Excellent value. This hotel is located near the main train station (10 min walk) in a neighborhood dominated by other hotels. It’s a good choice as no matter where you are in Rome, it’s easy to return to the main station via bus or metro.
This hotel was fully renovated in 2007 and is in excellent condition. It’s a smaller hotel and the staff is very personable and helpful. . Check-in was a breeze. Rooms are large, well illuminated if a bit minimal in décor. Bedding was comfortable and typical Italian beds are somewhat hard. Shutters and double-glazed windows keep any street noise to a min, though you are not on a main road. Bathroom is well illuminated, excellent condition, showers though small, are particularly good. The cold breakfast buffet is more the adequate though perhaps not over the top.
The only ‘nit is the hotel maid staff can be a little aggressive, very loud at 9 a.m. on a Sunday morning wanting the guests to get up so they could clean.
Overall, this is an excellent choice in Rome. I went with my partner and the hotel was gay friendly.
Central, spotless and friendly hotel
This hotel is a ten minute walk from the Termini Rail/Bus station and is in a reasonably central position for exploring Rome. Trying to find the hotel in the dark upon arrival and with poor map reading skills is another matter! However, when you find your bearings it is easily accessible.
Spotlessly clean rooms, modern minimal feel, excellent shower in bathroom. Staff friendly and breakfasts excellent. We would definitely use this hotel again. There are other more central hotels, but overall this hotel was excellent value for money and there are a few nice trattorias within walking distance for evening meals and a small cafe across the road for a coffee and drinks.
We missed having tea and coffee making facilities in our room, although not having travelled very far, perhaps I am too British!
I would recommend doing the hop on hop off bus trips to get a general feel for the area, if you are not well travelled like we were. This cost 16 Euros per person and well worth it. Another day we bought a day pass for the metro/buses at only 4 Euros each and this was excellent, although take care of your personal possessions in confined spaces!
My wife and i visited the Rome for 4 days at the beginning of April 2008 and stayed at the Crosti.
What a fantastic hotel.
The room was quite large by Rome's standards, very clean and had maid service every day.
There are no bath's but the shower was superb (temp just right & easy to adjust)
Breakfast was included and although basic was extremely good value. (coffee on tap)
The hotel is approx 10 mins from the cental termini station and approx 5 mins from the nearest metro station.
The hotel also own a restaurant at the top of the street which is both very reasonable and very, very tasty.
All in all, a super little hotel and one which we shall use again when in Rome later this year!
Have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel.
It more than lived up to its favourable reviews.
As previous reviews have noted,the rooms are
spotless ,with a/c and shutter blinds,and a very nice
shower/bathroom.The staff, in particular Giavanni,are
extremely helpfull,nothing is to much trouble for them.
As Italian breakfasts go,this hotel must be about the
best and served in a pleasant dining room.
A very conveniant location,ten minutes at most,even for this
very poor walker,to Termini,bus stops and blue metro line
a little nearer.The hotel owns a very nice and reasonably
priced resteraunt at the end of the road and we ate there
3 times,top price payed 60 euros for two including drinks.
Also there are a bar /snack bar opposite the hotel and several
more resteraunts on the same road.
The only small downside is that it can seem a little noisy,
but where in Rome is not.
Would have no hesitation in staying here again.
Nice and clean
I stayed in the hotel for 7 nights in April 2008, the room is very clean and the bed are clean and comfortable.
The room had a private bathroom and it is very clean, the staff at the hotel are friendly and helpful.
The breakfast was nice, the Cappuccino was great I really enjoyed every cup, thanks to the lady who makes the breakfast (Sorry I can't remeber her name).
Also the Hotel is close to termini station (10 minutes walk) and it is surronded by pubs, cafe and resturant.
I would choose this hotel if I am in Rome next time.
Very happy with the Crosti
We booked at the Crosti for two nights after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. My husband and I were travelling with our daughter, aged 4 1/2. We were very pleased with the accommodations. We got a little lost walking from the Termini to the hotel, but that's not the hotel's fault! Don't attempt it with large rolling suitcases. The cobbles will kill you. We had two small rollers and a backback. It''s about a 10-minute walk to the Termini.
We were given quite a large suite with two beds (one queen, one twin),and two bathrooms (one with shower, one toilet/sink only). Spotless. There was a fridge in the room, and a safe. Shower was spectacular.
The breakfast (included) was wondeful. Endless cappucino, meat, cheese, cereal, yogurt., toast. Perfect.
We were very pleased with our choice.
Keats and his friend Severn.
Fountain + S.Maria in Cosmedin, Roma, 05/07
Vatican Museums, Frescoed Ceiling, May 2007
Fig leaf Clad Athlete, 30.May.2007
getting to Rome from Civitavecchia
I have been getting information on taking the train from Civitavecchia to Rome. I wanted to get a BIRG ticket but I want to get off the train by the vatican and when I go back to Civitavecchia I want to get on at the main station in Rome. Would I still want a round trip ticket or do you have to get back on at the same stop that you got off when you arrived?
Do you think there will be enough time to see the Vatican and the Colosseum with only about 10 hours to see the sites and get to and from the ship? Those are the two places my family for sure wants to see. Anything else is icing on the cake. Hope to see more!
Re: getting to Rome from Civitavecchia
Since the fare on the regional trains (the most common) from Civitavecchia to Roma San Pietro is 4.10 euro and the fare from Termini back to Civitavecchia is 4.50 euro, I am guessing you will need two one way tickets. Of course, if you bought a round trip ticket all the way to Termini, nobody will care if you get off at Roma San Pietro ;-)
Note that there is no price benefit to buying a round trip ticket over two one way tickets.
As for seeing your destinations, yes you have time to see them. From Roma San Pietro, you walk up to the Vatican (see my Civitavecchia page for the description of the walk), see the Basilica and the Piazza, then walk somewhat northeast to the Ottaviano Metro stop, take the Metro (Line A) to Termini, change at Termini to Line B, then get off at the Colosseo stop. Actually, this will actually be pretty fast, since the Metro lines run quite frequently during the day and evening. You will want to look at the Metro map (see Transportation Tips on my Rome page for the link) because you will want to know the end station for each line and direction, so you catch the Metro going in the right direction ;-).
At some point, (perhaps from the Colosseo) you will want to walk some, like up the Via dei Fori Imperiali to walk by the Forum, etc. At this point, I think access to the Forum is still free, although the access to the Palatine Hill has a fee. However, the Palatine Hill and the Colosseo share the same ticket, so some people skip the long lines at the Colosseo and buy the ticket on the Palatine, then bypass the ticket line at the Colosseo...you can read about in many comments in the Rome Forum.
In any case, you might practice with www.viamichelin.com on the "Driving Directions", because there is an option for "On foot", which will give you an idea of how far it is from place to place...