Polo Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Parioli, Rome, Italy

Oyster Review Summary

Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators

Pros

  • Quiet location in the residential Parioli district of Rome
  • Clean, basic rooms with flat-screen TVs and stocked minbars
  • Some rooms feature private terraces
  • Modern bathrooms, some with jetted shower/tub combos
  • Free daily breakfast in the American Bar Restaurant
  • Cozy, fully stocked hotel bar just off the lobby
  • No-frills property offers good value

Cons

  • Location is far from Rome's main attractions
  • Fees for Wi-Fi and daily parking at nearby garage

Bottom Line

The Polo Hotel is located in the quiet, residential Parioli district of Rome. This mid-range option is near public transportation, but not within walking distance of popular sights. The lobby has an upscale, classic look with vases full of white tulips, but rooms are on the basic side. The retro decor includes muted paisley wallpaper and maple-colored wood finishes. The result feels outdated, but rooms are clean, fairly spacious, and include flat-screen TVs and stocked minibars. Free breakfast is offered in the American Bar Restaurant, and the lobby bar offers a cozy space to relax with a drink. This no-frills property is a decent pick for travelers on a budget.

Categories

Oyster Hotel Photos

View All 6 Albums

Oyster Hotel Review

 Location

Close to public transportation in the residential Parioli district

The Polo Hotel is located in the quiet, residential Parioli district. It's far from Rome's main attractions, but close to a bus stop. Be prepared to take plenty of taxis or stay in the area: Rome's public transportation system is notoriously inadequate.

Rome is known as the "Eternal City" and is full of ancient ruins, museums, cafes, shopping, and famous monuments. Some of the most popular attractions include St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. Some of the best designer shopping can be found on Via Condotti. Rome is also a wonderful city for enjoying people watching in Piazza Navona or Campo dei Fiori.

  • 31-minute drive from Ciampino Airport
  • 54-minute drive from Fiumicino Airport
  • 1-to-10-minute walk to shops and restaurants
  • 4-minute walk to Euclide bus station
  • 8-minute walk to Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • 12-minute walk to Bioparco (zoo) at Villa Borghese
  • 12-minute walk to the National Gallery of Modern Art
  • 15-minute walk to Parco di Villa Glori
  • 6-minute drive to Galleria Borghese
  • 7-minute drive to Auditorium Parco della Musica
  • 10-minute drive to Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Steps)
  • 10-minute drive to Villa Borghese
  • 10-minute drive to Keats-Shelley Memorial House
  • 11-minute drive to the Trevi Fountain
  • 12-minute drive to designer shopping along Via Condotti
  • 13-minute drive to the Sistine Chapel
  • 13-minute drive to the Pantheon
  • 13-minute drive to Castle Sant'Angelo
  • 14-minute drive to Vatican City
  • 16-minute drive to St. Peter's Square
  • 18-minute drive to the Roman Forum
  • 19-minute drive to the Arch of Constantine
  • 19-minute drive to Campo dei Fiori, an open air market by day and pub by night
  • 22-minute drive to the Colosseum

 Bottom Line

The Polo Hotel is located in the quiet, residential Parioli district of Rome. This mid-range option is near public transportation, but not within walking distance of popular sights. The lobby has an upscale, classic look with vases full of white tulips, but rooms are on the basic side. The retro decor includes muted paisley wallpaper and maple-colored wood finishes. The result feels outdated, but rooms are clean, fairly spacious, and include flat-screen TVs and stocked minibars. Free breakfast is offered in the American Bar Restaurant, and the lobby bar offers a cozy space to relax with a drink. This no-frills property is a decent pick for travelers on a budget.

Things You Should Know About Polo Hotel

Address

  • Piazza Bartolomeo Gastaldi 4, Rome, Italy 00197

Room Types

  • Standard Double
  • Standard Single
  • Standard Triple

Find the Lowest Price - Enter Dates

Check-in
Check-out
Guests
  Compare rates on dozens of sites
 AVG/NIGHT 
Hotels.com  
Expedia.com  
Tingo.com  
Booking.com  
Travelocity  
Otel.com  
Priceline.com  
CheapTickets.com  

All About Oyster

You Can't Return a Bad Vacation.

Our special investigators visit, photograph, review and rate each hotel. We uncover the truth, before it's "uh-oh" time.

Go undercover with an Oyster Investigator The Today Show
Go Undercover with an Oyster Investigator
See 70 Videos of Oyster on TV

Nearby Hotels to Consider

Duke Hotel
  • Duke Hotel
  • Parioli, Rome
  • Rating: 40 Pearls
  • Distance: 0.1 mi
Hotel Lord Byron
Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa
Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie

Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 66
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Yes
View All

Hotel Information

Location: Parioli, Rome
Address: Piazza Bartolomeo Gastaldi 4, Rome, Italy 00197
(See Map)
Loading Live Rates
Loading...