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“Perfect position, delightful staff ... and the view!”
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Barberini Hotel
Ranked #324 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds England
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Perfect position, delightful staff ... and the view!”
Reviewed 24 May 2012

In the 17th Century the Barberini family controlled a large slice of Rome. Maffeo Barberini, who figures in a series of tapestries in the Vatican Museum (you have to go!) ultimately became Pope Urban VIII. This little hotel is across the street from Palazzo Barberini, now a museum. The position, close to Piazza Barberini for the Metro and buses, and to the Trevi fountain in the other direction, yet on a fairly quiet back street (You don't come to Rome for absolute tranquillity!) is perfect. We were fortunate enough to be given a room looking out on the Palazzo and its vast cedar tree. The rooms are not huge but the corner rooms are bigger than average, with a triangular bathroom which has an opening window. Rooms are beautifully appointed with lots of hanging space, a mini-bar, TV, Aircon and free Wi-Fi. The bathroom is totally marble with plentiful lovely Italian shower gel etc. Breakfast on the 6th floor overlooks the skyline of Rome, which is breathtaking, though not quite as impressive as Florence. There is an excellent choice buffet breakfast. Staff are cheerful, helpful and efficient. And when my wife's lovely new dress was not in the taxi at the airport, they arranged to send it by express delivery to our home. Our only problem was the rather hard pillows.

Room Tip: Room 407 was good
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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barberiniRome, Responsabile reception at Barberini Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2012
Dear Customer,
We are enchanted by your knowledge of a particular age of Rome’s history ! Our huge compliments! You should be here now : the Rome Chamber Music Festival is performing at Palazzo Barberini and musicians are staying at our hotel tuning their instruments at the roof garden at floor 6. Cello is so touching..
Come back soon, we look forward to welcoming you again and again.
Best regards
Mauro Laconi -Front Office Manager
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Last week we checked into this hotel. Unfortunately for one night only. Rome was our last stop on a 7 week vacation and as such we figured that after such a long trip away from home we would be eager to get home. What a shame we could not stay longer. Being picked up from the ship at Civitavecchia by Italy-inlimos.com (see our review excellent) our driver told us our hotel was very well located and was he right. Short walking distance to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain,Via del Corso, We droped off our bags and went to catch the hop on hop off bus we had booked. Only a shot walk turning right at the fountain at the end of the road jumping straight on. After a wonderful day we returned to the hotel What a gem. The room was lovely and after a short rest we went off to our Tiber dinner cruise. Breakfast the next morning was great and the view was breathtaking.
Though our stay was short it was indeed memorable and WHEN! we return to Rome we know exactly where we shall be staying and who we will rely on to pick us up.

Room Tip: room 405 was great at the front of the hotel but the hotel is on a very quiet side street.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2012 via mobile

We were on our honeymoon and I found hotel barbarini online - chose to stay there because of its location... Location was good about 10 minutes walk to major attractions, safe area but we Pre-paid in full before arriving which was a major mistake!!! We paid 250 euro a night and got the smallest room on the floor while we heard several other guests checking out and in and we paid at least 30-100 euros over them... We could barely fit our luggage in the room with us - i have been all around Europe and I know rooms are smaller but when u pay $300 per night, you expect more especially when we paid for a king room and was given a queen and the smallest room on the floor!!! I will never stay there again - staff was polite but not very nice or welcoming - our AC was also broken the entire time and their electricity barely works... Wouldn't work with my hair straightener not curling iron which both worked perfectly in our next hotel in sorrento which we paid less money for and had a sea view!!!! One last thing - the free wireless is spotty and the key cards to get into rooms take 20 plus swipes to make lights come on! Don't fall for this trap - three star hotel at best, not worth the money. I know Europe and this was below standards!!!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Fantastic hotel.great location.staff friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and although small all you need. City fantastic.hotel near the metro line for Vatican and all other sites within easy walking.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in July 2011 as part of our 6 week vacation in Europe. We were joining an Adventures by Disney tour which started at a nearby hotel, so the location was good for us. The hotel was comfortable - a little crowded for the 4 of us, but fine. The breakfast was good with decent selections and of course the view was spectacular from the breakfast room.
I would, however, try a different hotel next time. It is hard to express why, but we just did not feel particularly welcome. The reception staff were polite but distant is the best way to describe our experience. When we arrived, we were really hot and tired - we had walked from the train station on a hot, muggy day. Perhaps we looked disheveled or something?? not sure, but the man at reception was not particular welcoming - not rude or anything - very polite. We were given our room and did have help with our luggage, but were given no info about the hotel other than where and when breakfast was. I had to come back down to ask about the internet and get codes for our ipads. (Did appreciate the free wifi though!) We sort of felt the same at check out - it was all efficient and polite, but just didn't leave us with a feeling of wanting to return.

Probably didn't help that we had come from Florence where we had stayed at a family run hotel where they had made us feel like part of the family. Just a different experience I guess.

The location of the hotel was good - we could walk to the Spanish Steps and Trevi fountain. Some nice little restaurants around the area as well. Also an interesting church just around the corner where the capuchin monks created room decor with human bones!! My boys loved that!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Barberini Hotel

Property: Barberini Hotel
Address: Via Rasella 3, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Trevi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#175 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#181 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#305 Family Hotel in Rome
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,904 - ₹ 31,489
Hotel Class:4 star — Barberini Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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