Hotel Artemide

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Address: via Nazionale 22, Rome, 00184, Italy

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.7

Guests love the free extras at this welcoming, good-value four star near Termini station.

If only other hotels were as responsive to guests’ needs. So many Roman four-stars have been knocked sideways by the financial crisis, but the Artemide proves that in order to keep ‘em coming all you really need is good service, comfortable, clean rooms, a pricing policy that reaches out to budget travellers, and (my favourite thing about the hotel), a series of little added extras, from a free mini-bar in your room to free WiFi to complimentary use of the hotel’s fitness centre and sauna.

Location
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.3
90%
Service
4.8
90%
Value for money
4.9
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4.6
90%

Location

Unless you have piles of luggage, the hotel is an easy five or six minutes’ walk from Rome’s central Termini train station. Bang on busy Via Nazionale, it’s close to Repubblica metro station, and the bus for St Peter’s stops right outside.

Bedrooms

While they wouldn’t win any design prizes, bedrooms are clean, cheerful and have mostly decent-sized bathrooms, many with tubs as well as showers. There can be some traffic noise from Via Nazionale, so ask for a back-facing room if this is going to be a problem. Each room has a mini bar, restocked once a day, with free beer, Coke, fruit juices, mineral water and snacks; they also come with tea and coffee making facilities. There are also a few perfectly acceptable ‘no frills’ rooms for those on a budget, with small French-style double beds.

Public areas

These are surprisingly ample. From the lobby with its Liberty-style glass-domed ceiling to the cute little wooden-panelled bar, it all feels like a miniature version of a Grand Hotel.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast on the seventh-floor roof terrace is good though choices are limited if you like a cooked breakfast. There’s also a smart restaurant on the ground floor, which does excellent Italian food at prices that compare favourably with restaurants in the same area.

Leisure facilities

A small fitness area with attached sauna is open from 6.30am to midnight.

Service

They go out of their way to help you here – starting with a voucher that is handed to all guests on arrival, entitling them to a free glass of prosecco or a soft drink.

Who stays there

Cost-conscious travellers who don’t want to skimp on comfort.

Price advice

‘No frills’ rates are available, without breakfast and complimentary minibar. The cheapest standard rates for a classic double include breakfast and minibar. WiFi is free.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Competitively-priced hotel restaurant
  • Handy for Termini station and bus and metro lines
  • Good value for money, with lots of free extras
  • Free WiFi
  • Rooms can be on the small side
  • Traffic noise from Via Nazionale can be a problem
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