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A five-minute walk from Termini, less expensive than comparable hotels, lovely breakfast room and common room, gorgeous Venetian glass chandeliers, and best of all, my room on the fifth floor had double-glazed French doors opening to a small balcony! A balcony – with chairs and small table, covered by an awning and lined with potted herbs.
I’ve previously stayed at the Venezia’s sister hotel, The Columbia (which I prefer), but because this was a last minute trip, it and many other favorite hotels were booked. The Venezia still had rooms available – partly, I’m guessing, because so many people refuse to stay in the area near Termini, the main Rome train station.
Yes, the Termini area is a bit scruffy, but really, it’s perfectly fine. Even walking alone at midnight, I felt perfectly safe.
Reception is friendly and around the clock. The rooms have new, spotless bathrooms with magnifying make-up mirror, tv, phone, mini-bar, a closet with plenty of decent wooden hangers, and room safe. And quiet – amazingly quiet. Cannot verify how well the airconditioning works as it wasn’t needed during my stay. Breakfast offers a wide selection of breads, cakes, toast, hardboiled eggs, cheese, ham, cereal, yogurt, (canned) fruit. The coffees offered are very good.
If you’re looking for faults, I have some minor complaints: the shower itself is quite small, and after 6 or 7 minutes, the hot water in the shower became an on again/off again thing. Canned orange and grapefruit juice at breakfast (ugh). The walls could have use a fresh coat of paint, and the carpeting in the room is a bit tired. Other travelers have complained about the beds – but mine was fine.
Still I wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.
Unique Quality: Top floor rooms with small balconies, charming breakfast room with lovely breakfast layout, and huge Venetian glass chandeliers
Directions: Exit Terminin on the Via Marsala side - continue straight ahead on Via Marghera and at the third street, Via Varese, you'll find Hotel Venezia on the far right corner.
Our group of 21 people stayed at Hotel Venezia at the beginning of March 2005. We were very satisfied with the rooms, service and breakfast. The location is near the train station (5 min. walk) and easy to find. The reception desk is very helpful and friendly. The hotel was also very quiet and I didn't hear a thing at night during our whole stay! I felt that the employees really cared about us and tried to make our stay as pleasant as possible. A hotel to recommend!
Unique Quality: The rooms are clean and tidy and breakfast was very good. Best of all: it was in a quiet location which meant no traffic or pedestrian noise! And it's very close to the train station.
Directions: It's a five minute walk from the train station on a quiet street.
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