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“Fantastic little boutique stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Cortina
Ranked #64 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic little boutique stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012 via mobile

Angelo and his staff made us most welcome and accommodated all our requests without trouble. The rooms were very nice - modern and well appointed. The locaton is very convenient. Don't listen to any adverse comments about the "small" elevator, ok, its small compared to modern chain hotels but it's old fashioned and that is half the fun!! We easily fitted 4 people at one time. We were above the Irish pub and stayed over the weekend as well - no adverse noise. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed it and would stay again.

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

This is rather an elegant little hotel located on Floor 1 within a residential building, with another hotel on an upper floor. Our room, which was no.1, had twin beds which were pushed together to create a double, and were quite comfortable. Extra pillows were available in the large wardrobe which also contained a small safe. Lots of hangers were available. The room was spotless.

The room itself was large by Rome standards in the 3-star class, with adequate storage for luggage. The bathroom was two steps up and unless you remembered that during the night, they could be a hazard. The tiles could use replacing as there was mold in the seams. Toilet flush was weak.

Overall though, I liked this place: the concierges were very helpful, the breakfast room with its Arabian Nights tented ceiling boasted an excellent breakfast, the location was central enough that taxis were not needed to visit, for example, the Forum. Target, a very good, more formal restaurant than the sports' bar located beside the hotel was a 5-minute-walk. Quality fruit and drink could be had from a street vendor less than a block away to stock the small fridge.

There was quite a bit of outside street noise: the window for this room faces a sidestreet and people seem to congregate there, but most of it was over by midnight. Earplugs are always necessary for Rome!

The concierge held our bags and provided a late check-out for us. The friends with whom we travelled had room 3 and found that it was all bed and no room for much else. I suggest room one for optimum space.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, Minnesota
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012 via mobile

This was a nice little hotel tucked away a short walk to metro lines and Termini station. While the beds were a bit firm and the pillows a little lacking, the proximity to transportation and personal service more than made up for it. They held our large bags for 4 days as we toured other coastal locations before returning to Rome. I highly recommend having the front desk set up a taxi to and from the airport. Room 4 is nice and spacious, but beware the steps in Room 3. Many a time they caught me off guard and sent me stumbling. Like most places in Rome, the streets are lively and result in the windows being closed most of the time, but with air conditioning it wasn't a problem.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RochJess
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stockton, ca
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

We spent 6 days at the Cortina Hotel in Rome before taking a 11 day cruise. I booked this hotel from the reviews on tripadvisor. This was our first time to Europe, and this hotel was nothing short of excellent! A thank you goes out to Angelo and his wonderful staff. I heard European hotel rooms were very small, not at this hotel! We were very happy with the size of the room and bath, which I might add, were very very clean. We enjoyed our free breakfast every morning, we found few Americans in this hotel, but plenty of Canadians and Australians, which we loved talking to at breakfast. We were told by friends to get a rail and bus pass, but when we started walking, we found almost everything in easy walking distance from the hotel. It takes a while to figure out how to get across the streets, I have never seen such wild driving, but since all their cars showed no damage, I think they must be the best drivers in the world! We would definitely stay at the Cortina Hotel again, and recommend it to our friends. Steve & Jean, Stockton, Ca

Room Tip: We stayed in room 10. No view, but also no street noise which some reviews complained about. The bed...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank boatm8s
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Brick, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

Excellent location - close to the Metro and within walking distance of many of the sights. We stayed in Apartment B and were completely satisfied. Clean and spacious with a lovely little terrace. The staff was gracious and very helpful with maps and directions. We would recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again on our next visit to Rome.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sally140
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Additional Information about Hotel Cortina

Property: Hotel Cortina
Address: Via Nazionale 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#49 Family Hotel in Rome
#99 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,357 - ₹ 14,291
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cortina 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An excellent departure point to visit the city, the Hotel Cortina is situated in Via Nazionale right in the centre and a short walk from Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, Piazza Venezia, Roman Forum and the Spanish Steps. You can easly reach the Vatican City and the most important monuments and the shopping district. The main bus and underground station are nearbay. ... more   less 
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