Via Marsala 90, Rome, Italy
Doubles from: $99 to $180
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Enjoy a good value at the four-star Hotel Aphrodite offering luxuries like a rooftop patio and a convenient location across the street from Rome’s Termini Station.
Pros: Convenient location. Chic, modern bathrooms. Very clean. Rooftop terrace.
Cons: Can get noisy. Not cheap for the area.
We wouldn’t go so far as to call this four-star establishment a “goddess,” but it does offer some little extras (albeit it at a price) that are rare in this area. The Hotel Aphrodite is everything you’d expect from a four-star hotel. It’s clean, professional and offers those extra comforts that you won’t get at the smaller places. It’s also, as a result, priced on the higher end of the Cheapo spectrum. The hotel’s central location and little luxuries make it a solid value for those who can snag a low-season deal.
The 62 guest rooms vary in size, and we found their “soft-pastel” palette soothing. Rooms have parquet floors and are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, telephone, minibar and safe. Note that the hotel’s location means that front-facing rooms may get noisy, despite soundproof windows. Just in case, ask for a room on a higher floor and in the back of the hotel.
The private bathrooms at the Hotel Aphrodite are a treat. They are not large, but feature rich mosaic tiling, toiletries, a hair dryer and bidet. The showers are reasonably sized, and a couple (more expensive) rooms offer a Jacuzzi tub.
The Aphrodite’s top floor features a bright dining area and a pleasant, leafy rooftop terrace, a nice spot for lounging under a beach umbrella. The view, mainly overlooking Termini Station, isn’t exactly the greatest in the world, but potted flowers and lattice-work give the space a lovely “garden-y” feel.
The ground-floor lounge area features comfy black leather seating and a small bar where guests can enjoy a coffee or stiff drink. There is also a small sunlit courtyard, with a little park bench that just begs passersby to sit and read a book
Breakfast, included in the room rate, is either served in the dining room or brought directly to your room. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
» Sarah Tighe, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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About the Hotel Aphrodite neighborhood
The largely residential area north of Stazione Centrale Termini is both convenient and affordable. Trains heading to Fumincino airport and across Italy depart from this massive station, the front of which is also a major bus and metro stop. Although not the most picturesque neighborhood in central Rome, lots of hotel competition can often mean good rates. The area is always crowded and sometimes a little seedy.