This little guesthouse is absolutely perfect for a young friends/ couple looking for a budget stay in Rome. Having done A LOT of shopping around for somewhere affordable to stay with a friend, we decided on here and we're so glad we did. Firstly we didn't realise upon booking that their reception closed at 10 pm (so check this when booking your flights) and were a little worried that we wouldn't get there in time. I emailed Dem Guesthouse and had very friendly and helpful replies from a few member of staff with information on the best/quickest ways to get there from the airport etc and of course they assured us that they would be waiting for us regardless of what time we arrived.(There's a small charge if arriving after 10 pm). Great service and this helped reassure us that we'd chosen a nice place to stay before we even arrived. The guesthouse is very close to Termini central station which be aware, is not a nice area. It's close to the city centre, great for train connections, and always bustling with people but it's rough. Lots of people hanging around, selling tourist tat, gangs looking shady so I wouldn't advise you stay here if you don't feel comfortable in these situations or are with kids/ older parents. Once you're in the building though it's absolutely not a problem, you just need to get there first which takes all of about 3 mins from the station, so just be vigilant and know what to expect and you won't be disappointed. This of course is not Turati's fault though! Also be aware that this isn't a hotel, there isn't someone always manning reception all the time, it's more like an apartment so it's your responsibility to keep your key on you, be respectful of the property and everyone else staying in the few other rooms.
The room was perfect for a budget stay though. Towels, toiletries, slippers provided, free WIFI (connection really not great in our room however) and a flat screen TV on the wall. Air con, tea and coffee facilities in the entrance hall behind reception and a sink with basic kitchen utensils should you wish to have a snack. There's city maps that you can take, books to read. The guesthouse have gone above and beyond for accommodation at this price. Breakfast is provided in a little cafe across the road, they give you vouchers that you hand to the waiters each dat. Yes, it's basic. Toast, croissants and a coffee but what more do you need when you'll be eating delicious Italian food and treats all day?!
I've read a lot of reviews for this place and I think some are a little unfair. Rome is an expensive city and this place is GREAT value. You pay for what you get but this, in my opinion is better for what we paid. I've stayed in 5 star luxury hotels and some of the most basic Hostels and this place really surprised both me and my friend. No frills, comfortable, clean, friendly accommodation. I thoroughly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dem GuestHouse is an exclusive group of hotel facilities, all of them very recently built . It is composed by 4 "GuestHouse", there is no a main house and annexes, each house is independent from the other. Located in the heart of the city they are all 5 minutes walking to Termini Station. Rome's main public transportation node, where you find national rail, buses terminal, two subway lines and links with both airport of Roma: Fiumicino and Ciampino. For these reasons the Dem GuestHouse results the ideal solutions for both tourist vacation and business travelling the residences are strategically located at the core of the city centre in Via Filippo Turati 48, Piazza Manfredo Fanti 38, and Via Rattazzi 22, all 150 meters far from each other, just minutes away from some of Rome's most breathtaking and major history sites like the Coliseum, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona, the Trevi fountain. The newest Dem Tiburtina GuestHouse of Via Teodorico 22, is located next to Tiburtina station the second main station of Rome, just 4 subway stops from Termini station. All our room's decorated with a modern design combine maximum elegance and comfort, always aiming to guarantee our guest a tranquil and pleasant atmosphere, Each room is equipped with: Air conditioning system, LCD TV set (21/26"), Mini fridge, Wi-Fi and cable internet connection, Electronic safe box - Soundproofed windows. Even the bathroom, in each room, contribute to create an high quality atmosphere, providing: shampoo, bath foam, hygiene courtesy set, towel, slippers, hair dryer machine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dem Guesthouse Hotel Rome