Went for a stay of one night at this hotel with another friend. Had a pleasant stay. Got a spacious room which was actually a room for three persons. The location was good, just as the price. Also a quite modern hotel.
Hotels location is very good. It is close to sea side and also train station. You can go to the where restaurants located by walk. It took only 10 min. Hotels reception is looking very nice BUT! Rooms are complitaley fail, air conditioner is not working. Room is a little bit larger than the other central Hotels and i got cough, it was very cold.. Bathroom is too narrow. Cleaning is tolerable.. You can find an other one this one is look like a Motel! not a Hotel!
The hotel is noise as it is very close to the central train station. There is no reception during the night at the hotel, which felt unsafe for me. One night I found a homeless sleeping in between the two entrance doors of the Hotel. The rooms look like a collage room rather than a hotel room. The advertising photos are fake! The breakfast is quite poor. Otherwise the staff at the reception (daytime) were nice and helpful.
For the first time during my travels I came across a hotel belonging to this international chain, which (I later learned) was born in France and currently manages around 600 hotels in different European countries, and also in Brazil.
The formula appears to be that of a 3-star hotel, but with simple and essential furnishings (without however lacking the comforts of a 3-star hotel) and without night porter: this allows you to lower prices. In the case of Trieste, this implies that you should not arrive after 11pm; those who are already guests of the hotel are provided with a numeric code to enter at any time.
Breakfast (also suitable for a 3-star) isn't included in the price, and costs around 7 euros per person per day; but on weekends there is a substantial discount for groups of two or three people.
I see that some of the previous reviewers have complained about the noise. But our room was very quiet, as it faced a secondary alley. If you are sensitive to this side, it is good to explicitly ask for a silent room at the time of booking.
The hotel is very close to the "Trieste Centrale" train station (in fact overlooking the station square): it was chosen specifically by me, as I had to arrive (moreover quite late, around 10pm) and leave by train, and I had also rented a car from a company based in the station building. This means that the hotel is a bit far from the liveliest part of Trieste downtown; district that is a walking distance anyway.
Ultimately, I recommend this hotel.
I stayed here at the expense of a local non-profit for several nights. As long as it is understood that the accommodations are basic, this hotel is a very good deal. It's in a historic building, but the interior has been completely renovated, so it is not in any way shabby or run-down. An advantage of the building being so old is the high ceilings. The bathroom in my room was immense because of that. There are some things that many travelers like to have that are not there: no coffee machine, no Kleenex, etc., but everything truly essential is present, including a television. The furniture is quite basic, but perfectly adequate. The comment from the last reviewer about the staff being "sinister" is absurd. Trieste is not such a large city, and the local staff is friendlier than what one would normally encounter in one of the main tourist centers of Italy. The location is excellent. It's very close to the train station and a good grocery store and within easy walking distance of the city center. I felt that the breakfast buffet was a little too plain, but that's the only complaint that I think would be fair. It's obviously a popular hotel. I saw plenty of tour groups arriving there even after the August vacation season.