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Hotel Rex 3.5

Repubblica and Termini, Rome, Lazio

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Pros

  • Large rooftop solarium with lounge chairs, surrounded by greenery
  • In city center, walking distance to many attractions and trattorias
  • Standard-size rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast buffet is good
  • On-site fitness center (with very limited equipment)
  • Lounge with flat-screen TV and children's toys and games
  • Small restaurant and bar

Cons

Bottom Line

There's nothing special about the "look" of this hotel -- the rooms are drab and outdated (though modern in terms of tech, with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi), and it's in the city center, like dozens of other hotels. What sets it apart from other boutique hotels in the area is that the Hotel Rex features amenities that are hard to find in Rome, like a (small) fitness center, a bar and restaurant, meeting rooms, a large rooftop solarium with lounge chairs, and a lounge stocked with books, DVDs, and children's toys. Overall, the hotel is a good value, but be forewarned that while the Hotel Rex is within walking distance of some quaint cafes and attractions, the area isn't as picturesque as spots near the Spanish Steps.

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Location

A short walk from the Opera House, the National Gallery, and several restaurants

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Located in Repubblica, Hotel Rex is within walking distance of a few attractions and trattorias, as well as Termini, the main metro station in Rome. This means lots of traffic but a convenient location for those arriving to the city by train for a short visit.

Repubblica is oftentimes not the "Rome" that people expect upon arriving, meaning it's not super picturesque -- roads here are paved rather than cobblestone. But it has slowly been improving over the last couple of decades, and is home to several centuries-old structures, such as the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian (ancient public baths dating back to 298 AD), the adjacent Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and the Michelangelo-designed Santa Maria degli Angeli.

  • 28-minute drive to Rome Ciampino International Airport
  • 50-minute drive to Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
  • 1-minute walk to the Opera House
  • 3-minute walk to the National Art Gallery
  • 5-minute walk to the Termini station
  • 5-minute walk to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • 6-minute walk to the Baths of Diocletian
  • 7-minute walk to Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • 11-minute walk to Palazzo Barberini
  • 13-minute walk to the Trevi Fountain
  • 5-minute drive to the Colosseum
  • 7-minute drive to the Spanish Steps
  • 10-minute drive to the Pantheon
  • 14-minute drive to the ancient Roman Forum

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Address

Via Torino 149, Rome, Lazio 00184, Italy

Room Types

  • Classic Room
  • Junior Family Suite
  • Smart Room
  • Superior Room

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