Hotel Isa

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via Cicerone 39, Rome, Lazio, 00193, Italy

3 Reviews

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92%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
37%
137
Very Good
43%
156
Average
11%
40
Poor
3%
14
Terrible
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13

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  • Families88
  • Couples85
  • Solo76
  • Business71
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    mixed feelings

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    I have mixed feelings about my stay, which took place in October 2006. The hotel was well located within a reasonable walking distance to Saint Peters and the different staff we encountered (front desk, maids, waiters on the terrace) during our three day stay were all nice. The balconies were charming (we had two, as we were at the end of the hall in a corner room) and the bathroom was modern and attractive. We were traveling with our youngest child who had just turned 3 yrs old, so not exactly on a romantic getaway, but I was disappointed to see three twin beds! My three yr old and I ended up in the same twin bed to give her a sense of security in a strange place and that made for an awfully crowded arrangement. Unfortunately, the beds were all hard as a rock (like sleeping on a carpeted floor). I didn't sleep, needless to say. The walls seemed to be thin--we would hear our neighbors using the bathroom at night. I was also not pleased that the TV did not have cable and therefore no English speaking channels. The TV itself was a good quality, however. The striped paint on the walls and the decor definitely dated to the 1970s (see photos) and it was a little creepy to wonder if the matching bedspreads had been there since the 70s, as well, since they matched so well.

    Breakfast is included in the stay and I must admit that the breakfast on the terrace was wonderful! The terrace view was quite beautiful, the food was good, the table settings and the buffet were attractive.

    Directions: reasonable walk to St. Peter's.

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    mixed feelings

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    I have mixed feelings about my stay, which took place in October 2006. The hotel was well located within a reasonable walking distance to Saint Peters and the different staff we encountered (front desk, maids, waiters on the terrace) during our three day stay were all nice. The balconies were charming (we had two, as we were at the end of the hall in a corner room) and the bathroom was modern and attractive. Unfortunately, the beds were all hard as a rock (like sleeping on a carpeted floor) and I had great difficulty sleeping. We were traveling with our youngest child who had just turned 3 yrs old, so not exactly on a romantic getaway, but I was disappointed to see three twin beds! My three yr old and I ended up in the same twin bed to give her a sense of security in a strange place and that made for an awfully crowded arrangement. The walls seemed to be thin--we would hear our neighbors using the bathroom at night. I was also not pleased that the TV did not have cable and therefore no English speaking channels. The striped paint on the walls and the decor definitely dated to the 1970s (see photos).

    Breakfast is included in the stay and I must admit that the breakfast on the terrace was wonderful, however! The terrace view was quite beautiful, the food was good, the table settings and the buffet were attractive.

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    Centrally located

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    We stayed in the Hotel Isa. It is a good base for getting around Rome, within easy walking distance of St. Peters Basilica (about 10 minutes walk), and about 2-3 minutes walk from Castel San Angelo.

    I cannot remember exactly how much it was, it was booked as a package with the flight.

    Directions: Minutes walk from Castel San Angelo

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Very happy with the Hotel Isa

by A TripAdvisor Member

We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Isa. We found the room comfortable and creatively decorated (e.g., the built-in bed positioned diagonally in the room as well as the cabinetry and other built-ins) to make good use of the space. The bathroom was a very good size (no bathtub, but large shower), and we liked the balconies off the bathroom and the bedroom. The staff was very helpful with all our requests, and we liked the location of the hotel very much -- close enough to walk to all the sites we wanted to see, yet located in a less-touristy area of Rome, so that we felt like we got a better feel for what Rome is really like. Breakfast was on the roof terrace and the food selection was good, as was the quality of the food.

Little disappointed

by A TripAdvisor Member

Only back from 4 night stay at Hotel Isa. We had a double & twin room booked.
Rooms were very sticky & a/c was not working this time of the year.
Double room was out the back with little balcony, but even with door open all night - it didnt help a lot. Twin room was out the front & traffic was very heavy/loud.
Hotel had lost the safe key to the twin room (401) & the others had to use our safe. (hotel didnt offer any alternative).
We had to request towels on a couple of the days , as cleaning staff didn't leave any.
Shower in twin room was not working properly (water went everywhere when on), but not fixed after advising the reception.
We were only given one key (card) per room, which was difficult when one went to stay in / bed & the other person went out - as no electricty in room unless key is clocked in. (this meant we had to get up and let the others in when returning home). No 2nd key available when asking at reception.
Breakfast was excellent the first morning & got worse from then on...lots of fresh fruit etc was offered - but you could see that hotel was waiting for all fruit to be used up before buying new/fresh fruit. There was lots on 1st morning - and only kiwi & pineapple on the last one. Milk had gone off, but staff didnt bring out fresh one even when told.
So overall - bit overprized at 250Euro/night....(i think).

Enjoyed our stay at the Isa

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed at the Isa Hotel from 1st to 5th August 2005 and really enjoyed the stay. The location was perfect. We had a double and a twin room on the 2nd floor and found the beds very comfortable and clean and the rooms were cleaned every day. The airconditioning worked well in the double room but unfortunately in the twin bedded room the airconditioning stopped working on 4th August. The hotel tried to fix it but couldn't so they offered us an alternative room and they were extremely apologetic. The rooms were comfortable and in our case were in need of a little cosmetic touch up but that did not alter our enjoyment of the stay. The roof terrace is beautiful!, and although on the 5th floor was easily accessed by the lift. We had breakfast each day and ate at around 9 a.m. there were mornings when there wasn't a full selection but when the staff were asked they replenished and were very helpful. The food was varied, fresh and lovely. We would have no reservations in recommending this hotel, very enjoyable!

poor value for money

by TripAdvisor Member dannyglennon

We were slightly disappointed with the Isa Hotel. The room was quite small although adequate.
There was no safe key. The staff however were very obliging and took care of our valuables.
Our biggest shock was at breakfast on the saturday morning. Breakfast was advertised as being served up till 10.30 but when we arrived at 10.00 there were no staff about and all that was left were the remains of a very poor and not very fresh buffet.
However we are versatile so we made our own coffee and just made do with whatever scraps we could find.
It was only slightly better on sunday but by monday it was fine (the boss was there you see!)
On the plus side the location is very good because it is away from the crowds but still within walking distance of all the main sites.
Overall we thought the isa did not offer good value for money and we could have done better

Loved this hotel and would stay again

by A TripAdvisor Member

My husband and I enjoyed a 5 night stay in this ideally located hotel during a very hot June. Although a bit on the small side the room was spotlessly clean and more than comfortable. Please do not be put off but other reviews with regards to the cleanliness of the rooms as we had no complaints whatsoever - our towels were changed daily and the bed linen changed 3 times during our stay (which is a alot more often than you'd expect on such a short break). We were also very grateful to the chamber maids who considerately turned on the air conditioning while we were out so that the room was nice and cool for when we returned.

Breakfast is typical of most european hotels - a selection of pastries, meats & cheeses, as well as cereal and fresh fruit. What I was especially impressed with was the fact that everything was constantly being replenished with fresh stuff rather than being left to go stale until it was all gone.

The location of the hotel is perfect - within walking distance to all the main attractions but if you do have problems getting around, then the metro station is a short walk away. The staff were very polite and helpful and made us feel extremely welcome.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone planning to visit such a wonderful city - and considering the prices of some of the other hotels we looked at, then I would say that this is definetely value for money.

Great stay

by A TripAdvisor Member

Stayed in quad room, which consisted of two single beds and one double. Decor was good, but would have liked table lamps. Toilets, shower all worked well, although if you take a shower very late (1am) you may have to opt for a cold shower, as there may not be any hot water left.

The Hotel has five floors and a terrace on the roof. Stayed on the 4th floor room which was cleaned daily, pretty spacious. The hotel provided soap, shampoo, shower cap in the bathroom. Lobby was good and was always stationed by someone during our stay.


Good location (within walking distance of the Castle, Riverside and Vatican), found the room and surroundings to be quiet, perhaps it was the soundproofing as on the last day we had a thunderstorm.

Metro is within walking distance of the hotel, probably 15 minutes straight up the road. The Italian metro has two lines and seems to close down early in the night (10pm). You can get anywhere in the city for 1Euro on the Metro, tickets last 75 minutes. It is possible to nip out to take some pictures of say the coliseum at night and get back on the same ticket.

TV in the room was small and badly tuned, but we found we didn’t have time to watch anything anyway. All the films are in Italian. Only two English language channels BBC News and CNN.

It was nice having breakfast on the rooftop terrace, bright and beautiful. We got the Hotel to book our Taxi back to the airport without any difficulty.

Fabulous

by TripAdvisor Member jkotler

We loved the Isa!! Room was HUGE--by American standards, let alone European. Fabulous bathroom. Both bathroom and bedroom had french doors opening to a balcony overlooking inner courtyard.

There is a FABULOUS restaurant right around the corner where we ate peractically every night because it was inexpensive and wonderful. This is just across the river; one or two days during a 2-week stay we took the bus, but mostly everything we wanted to see was within walking distance--and what a beautiful walk!

Staff was gracious, limited English, but we had enough Italian to get what we needed. Quiet and serene.

Forum Posts

Accomodation for 4 nights Rome/ Albergo per 4 notte in Roma

by poutza

Hello, any ideea of a hotel in Rome for a hetero pair with: good breakfast, reasonable rooms, not so loud and within 20' range (walk) from center? We can afford around 150 euro/night and it is sometimes in may/june that we wish to come. Maybe a little optimistic, but still... Thanks
Buon giorno; cercando un albergo/hotel per 4 notte in Roma in Maggio/Giugno con buona colazione, cameri non troppo picolli, tra 20 minuti dal centro storico (caminando). Cca 150 euro/notte e possibile. Grazie! Scuzi l'italiana approssimativa.

Re: Accomodation for 4 nights Rome/ Albergo per 4 notte in Roma

by leics

I very much liked the Domus Praetoria, less than 5 minutes walk from Termini station and around 20/25 to the Colosseum (Rome does not have a strict centre as such):

www.domushotel.com

Otherwise, I recommend you look at www.venere.com which is a reliable site with good mapping and honest guest reviews. www.booking.com is also good. You shold be able to find something pleasant for 150 euro per night.

Re: Accomodation for 4 nights Rome/ Albergo per 4 notte in Roma

by henry14

The Hotel Selene is in a good location for both walking and transport connections (5-10 mins walk from Termini, across from the Opera House). Within your budget range, check their website for special offers.

http://www.hotelseleneroma.it/en/index.htm

Re: Accomodation for 4 nights Rome/ Albergo per 4 notte in Roma

by babbi_it

Try with this B&B in Campo de Fiori, a double should cost about 100 euro +39066864632

Re: Accomodation for 4 nights Rome/ Albergo per 4 notte in Roma

by poutza

thanks everyone
no free rooms in that periode at the hotels or b&b mentioned, but anyway we took a hotel near Vaticano, Hotel Isa. I hope we did the right choice, especially in terms of distance to the main attractions. Ciao amici

Re: Accomodation for 4 nights Rome/ Albergo per 4 notte in Roma

by henry14

I've only read the first page but the Hotel Isa gets favourable reviews on TripAdvisor so you should be fine there.

http://rome-hotels.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187791-d232869-r27260619-Isa_Hotel-Rome_Lazio.html#REVIEWS

Re: Accomodation for 4 nights Rome/ Albergo per 4 notte in Roma

by giuliar25

I stayed at the Hotel Canada before and am planning to stay there again this summer. The accomodations are wonderful and the breakfast is amazing!! It is also right on a subway stop so it's convinent.

Re: Accomodation for 4 nights Rome/ Albergo per 4 notte in Roma

by babbi_it

Vatican is a great and quite area to stay

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 Hotel Isa

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Address: Via Cicerone 39, Rome, Lazio, 00193, Italy