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Hotel Philia

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Booking was through a reputable agent and we thought that would be a guarantee even if the hotel was 3 star. The building housed at least two other hotels with a common entrance. The reception was no more than a desk and the room was up several flights of stairs. ( there was a lift, slow and antiquated ) The...

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is not really a 3 star hotel, but it is very clean, central and staff are pleased to help in every-way. The WiFi is payable and breakfast is very limited. My partner and I were giving a really small room, but they changed it for us after first night. The actual hotel is divided in another 2 hotels, but...

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Laura V, Direttore at Hotel Philia, responded to this review

Dear Mr Marc, We're are very glad to receive your review and we want to thank you for the time you spent writing it. We hope to see you once again in Rome Kindest Regards Sharon

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We weren't meant to be staying here, but a fault at our proposed hotel meant we were relocated to the hotel philia. We were optimistic that being closer to the termini would mean a good hotel. Do not be fooled. On arrival we found the building was shared by a few hotels. We were given our room key and some...

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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Hotel Philia was not too bad from my experience. Hotel was old, as expected but the rooms were always clean, and the housekeeping was arriving around 10 am. The hotel was very close to Termini and also not too far off walk to major attractions.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel in February for a school trip and we all had a great time! Hotel location is quiet, very centrally located and near train station ( very important thing when you stay the most part of the day out). The rooms are standard and the breakfast had a lot to choose from, including continental food. Helpful and...

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Philia for 2 nights. Nice rooms, comfy beds and lovely staff. There are a lots of nice places to eat around and it is only 5 minutes from the central station. Reception were helpful when organising a taxi back to the airport! I would greatly recommend the hotel!!!

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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends went to Rome for Spring Break, and we had already seen pictures of the hotel online. Don't be fulled by them, the pictures are deceiving of this so called "hotel". We weren't badly received but as soon as me and my friends got to the room we got really bad first impressions, the room was too...

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Laura V, Proprietario at Hotel Philia, responded to this review

Hello, I regret in reading this review. As every three stars hotel in Rome we use to change towels and linens every 2 days. Obviously you have forgotten to write that you used our duvets to sit in the commons area and we cannot use them anymore, because we could not understand what you did on it, we can just...

Reviewed 20 March 2016

Worst experience of my life! Me and my class and 3 teachers stayed there for 4 nights and since the first night everything went terribly wrong. The hotel is located in a building shared with more 3 hotels. When we got there we wanted to pay for the WiFi since it's not for free and they refused to do it...

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Radstock
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Situation - Hotel Philia is just a few minutes from both the main railway station/Metro (Termini) and Metro (Castro Pretorio). If you enjoy walking, then all major sites of interest are within fairly easy reach. Building itself - the building has other hotels within but the security is pretty good with CCTV in various places and access to each floor...

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Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Wow, OK where do I start. Confusing, unhelpful, miserable, dirty, very disappointing. I knew that this wasn't going to be the hotel of the century but Bugger me its appalling, I'm not snooty old git, I've camped, backpacked and roughed it as well as having the pleasure of some top class hotels and rooms in my time but to be...

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Hotel Philia

Address: Via Palestro 88, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Price Range: $75 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Philia 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Room tip: Try to get close to the ground floor so that you don't have to rely on the lift!”
 of 5 bubbles Coffeeandjuice, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a second pillow each when you check in.”
 of 5 bubbles Grrrrr23, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask to see the rooms first.”
 of 5 bubbles 813nathanr, 18 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Try to get close to the ground floor so that you don't have to rely on the lift!”
 of 5 bubbles Coffeeandjuice, 23 May 2013 | Read review
“You can ask to see a couple of rooms in advance when you check-in. If the hotel is not full you can usually choose the one you like the most.”
 of 5 bubbles MartinO762, 26 Feb 2012 | Read review
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