Viale Germanico 198, Rome, Italy star
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The cool Hotel Giuggioli is housed on the first floor of a beautiful palazzo on quiet Via Germanico near the Vatican. It’s a reliable, professional two-star establishment, with a few sleek touches thrown in for good measure.
Pros: Cool, modern décor. Historic building. Quiet, convenient neighborhood.
Cons: Rooms near the reception pick up noise. No real common areas.
The Hotel Giuggioli’s nine guest rooms line a carpeted corridor. They are very clean and boast super-high ceilings and stylish décor. The clean lines and slick chrome-and-charcoal color scheme create something of a “metrosexual’s bedroom” feel.
The furnishings, while basic, are rather chic (we saw wood tones, streamlined lamps and round bedside tables). Soft recessed lighting and attractive artwork create a calming environment, and all rooms are equipped with standard amenities including air conditioning, a mini-fridge, TV and telephone. Some rooms also offer a small balcony (ask ahead).
The private bathrooms have an equally modern vibe, with large tiles, cool glass and dark brown tones. Some come with a shower while others have a bathtub with shower attachment (ask ahead if you have a preference). All bathrooms offer toiletries and a hair dryer.
Situated in a historic building, the Hotel Giuggioli spent decades as an old-fashioned pension run by an Italian Nonna. In 2003, it underwent a major facelift and the result was an ultra-modern, “of-the-moment” establishment.
Some of that sheen has understandably worn off by now, but while the Giuggioli is no longer brand spanking new, it still feels fresh. Sleek minimalism reigns supreme here—and pretty much the only splash of color you’ll see in this cool cat is the flamboyant red painting that hangs over the reception desk.
There isn’t much in the way of communal space, but the breakfast/bar area adjacent to the foyer is pure hip café—dark woods and postage-stamp-sized tables crammed into a tiny space with street views. This is the area where guests and enjoy breakfast, included in the room rate, or a small selection of drinks that can be ordered from reception throughout the day.
Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.
The Hotel Guiggioli is situated in an attractive historic building just a short walk from the Castel Sant’Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica. Leafy Via Germanico is peppered with cafés, restaurants and clothing outlets, and the busy Via Cola di Rienzo shopping district is just a stroll away.
This isn’t the liveliest of areas. You’ll find many pricey (and a few affordable) bars and restaurants, but those after a big nightlife scene should look elsewhere. Those after calm and convenience, however, will be happy at the Giuggioli.
Guest reviews in brief
Guests like the Hotel Giuggioli’s central location and general quiet. Most report that the hotel is clean and comfortable with solid facilities.
Several guests complain that the staff can be rather brusque (several others, however, state that the staff is friendly and helpful—go figure). Guests also note that rooms near the breakfast room pick up quite a bit of morning noise, so ask for a room in the back.
Subway: The Hotel Giuggioli is located a couple of blocks from the Lepanto Metro stop, along the very useful line A.
Buses: Few buses stop on Via Germanico, but there are many lines that service the nearby Via Cola di Rienzo. Read more about public transportation in Rome.
From Fiumicino: The Leonardo Express runs about every 30 minutes from Fiumcino to Termini station. From there, take the Metro Line A to Lepanto.
From Ciampino: Take the Terravision bus, which leaves Ciampino about every 20 minutes for Termini station, where you can connect to the Metro (line A to Lepanto).
From Termini: Upon arrival at Termini station, take the Metro (line A) to the Lepanto stop, and the hotel is a short walk from there.
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Reviewed by: Sarah Tighe, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
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Viale Germanico 198
Vatican & Prati, Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 3600 5389
Fax: +39 06 3679 0487
About the Hotel Giuggioli 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.