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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
From the outside, the Hotel Gerber seems like a fairly standard multi-story hotel, but don’t let that fool you. This sleek three-star number, nestled on a quiet, leafy street near the Vatican, has some delightful features that make it a charming, splurge-worthy choice.
Pros: Sleek, modern rooms. Very clean. Friendly staff. Pretty internal terrace.
Cons: Usually pricey (deals can be found in off season). Rooms are small.
The Hotel Gerber’s 27 guest rooms are crisp and modern, styled in monochrome browns and golds with pops of color (like bright red cushions and splashy art). They have parquet floors and stylish décor, some with a cool minimalist vibe (dark woods, clean lines) and others with a feminine, shabby-chic sensibility (old-fashioned white furnishings, scalloped headboards, brocade bedspreads).
The rooms are on the small side, but all are equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning, a minibar, satellite TV, telephone, safe and air conditioning. Some rooms have balconies looking out to the pretty street.
The private bathrooms are also quite small, but they are modern, tiled and immaculate, with glassed-in showers, large basins and adjustable magnifying mirrors (perfect for plucking eyebrows!). Some bathrooms also have a deep bathtub (ask ahead).
A few of the smallest (and cheapest) single rooms share facilities. All rooms have toiletries and a hair dryer.
The Hotel Gerber’s lobby is large and welcoming, with a small bar area and comfy couches where guests can read a newspaper (provided daily) or indulge in a coffee.
The basement communal areas are a gorgeous blend of Old-World luxury (think velvety red carpets and antique furniture) and modern touches (leather sofas and abstract art). There is even a pretty white writing desk for scribbling postcards. Breakfast (included in the room rate) is served in a large, bright cafeteria-style room, neatly decked out with modern breakfast bar.
But the highlight of the Hotel Gerber is its lovely, leafy sun-soaked terrace—quite the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon tipple (beer costs a cheeky €3 a bottle).
The Gerber has all the features you’d expect from a three-star establishment: elevator, free Wi-Fi (available throughout) and even a few simple conference facilities for small meetings.
By all accounts, the Hotel Gerber is a beauty, with plenty of great extras to boot. But its rates, usually at the higher end of our spectrum, disqualify it from EuroCheapo “editor’s pick” status. Still, for those looking for a little lap of luxury, the Gerber could be worth the splurge, and it’s worth noting that rates come down considerably in the low season.
While its immediate surroundings aren’t the most inspiring (no bars or restaurants here), the Hotel Gerber is an ideal base for exploring Rome. It scores big points for being so close to the Metro, and the lively Via Cola di Rienzo is only a couple of blocks away.
Guest reviews in brief
On the whole, guests seem to love the Hotel Gerber, from its friendly, efficient staff to its pretty terrace. Many praise the hotel’s cleanliness and great location, and a few mention the schmancy cappuccinos offered at breakfast.
The Gerber receives very few complaints, and most of those are regarding its small guest rooms and bathrooms, a common issue for hotels in Rome.
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Subway: The Hotel Gerber is a two-minute walk from the Lepanto Metro stop, which is on Linea A, just five stops from Termini station.
Buses: Several useful bus lines stop at Via Cola di Rienzo, which is just a few blocks away from the hotel. Read more about public transportation in Rome.
From Fiumcino: The Leonardo Express train picks up at the airport about every 30 minutes and takes about 35 minutes to reach Termini station. From there, take the Metro line A to Lepanto and walk to the Hotel Gerber.
From Ciampino: The Terravision bus connects Ciampino to Termini Station, where you can transfer to the Metro (line A to Lepanto).
From Termini: Lepanto is just five stops away from Termini, on Metro Linea A (towards Battistini). From there it’s a short walk to the Gerber.
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» 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 Gerber neighborhood
Located across the Tiber River, the Vatican and Prati are unquestionably majestic. St. Peter's Basilica is the focal point of the Vatican, which is the world's only neighborhood that's also a nation. The Vatican and Prati area is pleasant, with tree-lined streets, wide boulevards, and newer buildings. This is a great area to stay, as hotel rates are often lower, hotel rooms bigger, and nights quieter than in other Roman neighborhoods. The area is two stops on the subway from Piazza di Spagna.