We stayed 4 nights in this hotel during February 2010. We had a room on the third floor that faced the courtyard. We found the room big enough for the two of us. Also the bathroom met the standards with bath and shower. The service was good, only the breakfast was lacking a bit with little choice.
Directions: Close to Termini Station, halfway between Piazza Venezia and Piazza Republica. Public transport to all main attractions very close by
Hotel lobby is located on second floor (actually the first floor because floors start on 0 in Italy) and if you have more than a backpack with you it will be a very tight squeeze in the elevator. I do not reccommend this hotel to anyone except in cases of desperation! Hotels are a dime a dozen on this strip (excellent location) and your euro's can be better spent elsewhere. Rooms are smallish (not abnormal for Italy), but they are also very poorly lit which makes for a rather dreary homecoming each night. In addition, Americans are generally disregarded and this was evident at the Giolli (with the exception of Carlo). Finally, if you are only looking for a place to sleep - and absolutely nothing else - this might be the place for you, however, if you are looking for a welcome respite at night after traversing the city and beating back the tourists and crowds, find somewhere else to stay. Breakfast was mediocre, the ac barely worked and shuts off when you leave the room (your key is needed to keep the electric running in the room), and showers/water pressure was minimal. Although listed as a 3 star hotel the Giolli is, without a doubt, a firm 2 star hotel and nothing more. Keep checking elsewhere!
Unique Quality: The only outstanding quality for this hotel is the location and there are at least 10 other hotels on this strip (Via Nazionale).
Directions: centrally located to historic sights, close enough to Termini (main train station) to be convenient, but not seedy. Also, the Metro line is within walking distance and many of the buses pass down this street on the way to the main terminal.
We stayed @ the Hotel Giolli. The front desk is on the 2nd floor (It says 1st floor). There is a very tiny elevator to get your luggage up. There is also stairs to go up. Our room was the biggest room in Italy we had. In October there is no air conditioner (they have them turned off because it is cool at night). When we first got there we were so hot and wanted some cool air before we headed out, we thought the thermastat was broken. The front desk informed us about them being turned off. @ night I could feel the bed and the floor shake. I thought it was the tiny elevator at first. I then came to the conclusion that it must have been the Metro.
Directions: My husband and I learned that we had alot of walking stamina and felt that everything was with in walking distance. We never took a taxi except from the airport and to the train station.
Can i have some feed back on Hotel Giolli please.
I will be traviling to Rome next summer wth my wife to celibrate our 26 anniversary and would not like to let her down.
The area is good i was told, but i would like to know more about this hotel.
Thank you in advance
There are a couple of VT reviews :
Rome is full of hotels and the city can offer many different ones at all prices.
It all depends on budget I guess. I suppose if you get a 'deal' and feel that you have bagged a bargain then maybe any hotel can seem good.
Have a look also at the Trip Advisor reviews:
It is ranked as 339 out of 1,304 reviews so it is better than most ! How about the other 338 ones ?
Do look at the reviews on www.venere.com too.
It is not possible to write a review on this site unless you have booked through them and completed your stay.
Same applies to www.booking.com:
Both sites are reliable, in my experience, and neither takes any money from you. They offer good rates and have good mapping, as well as honest reviews.
I prefer to use venere.com for Italy, as it lists the vast majority of Italian hotels.
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Address: Via Nazionale 69, Rome, Lazio, 00184, Italy