"Hotel is in a great central location for exploring Rome. Service is functional but not friendly. Rooms and overall hotel looks tired and out dated- ... " More

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Hotel Description

Hotel Cicerone puts you in the heart of Rome, within just a 10-minute stroll of Via Cola di Rienzo and Palace of Justice. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

All 296 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free newspapers, in-room massages, and safes. Additionally, room service, hairdryers, and phones are available.

The restaurant, Le Bouchon, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. 3283 square feet (305 square metres) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a business centre. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Vatican hotel include Castel Sant'Angelo and Ara Pacis.

Standard Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£68 per night

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double Room Single Use

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Single Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Cicerone ratings based on 58 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Central location but functional experience

Hotel is in a great central location for exploring Rome. Service is functional but not friendly. Rooms and overall hotel looks tired and out dated- needs a refurb. Would stay there again due to location if suited my budget and cost rated well against other 3 star level hotels. This is not a 4 star.

Posted by , from London on 3 Sep 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location

Arrived at 1pm room not ready told to come back at 3 which we did change of staff to be told room would not be ready till 6. I told them this was not good enough. After a frantic 15 mins they gave us a nice room. Problem seems to be they deal with a lot of coach parties and were all organised for them arriving throughout the day. This was our only complaint. The hotel is in a great location 15 min walk from the Vatican. It is also within walking distance of the metro & all the main attractions. While we were waiting for our room we had a nice lunch across the road from hotel Grotta Azzura. We had a nice room spotlessly clean everyday Staff helpful, continental breakfast was good. Cooked scrambled egg bacon & hotdog sausage was poor by British standard, but enough of other things to fill up for a busy day. Only found out on last day wi fi free, use hotel not Swisscom as they charge. Also thought everything was included with e bookers but had to pay a local tax 42 euro on leaving. Overall we had good stay 5 nights and would use this Hotel again. This was my first review.

Posted by on 6 Sep 2014

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1 out of 5

Tired rooms and midnight builders

We had 3 rooms in 4 days. The rooms are tired, the ceilings are dirty and damaged, the electrics are dodgy and the lifts are scary. To top it all off the builders started at midnight using pneumatic breakers to chip at concrete balconies which are in danger of falling off. Breakfast of tinned fruit salad and nasty coffee finished us off. Just don't do it.

Posted by on 1 Jun 2014

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4 out of 5

Long weekend

Hotel was comfortable, breakfast very good and the staff were very helpful with various questions, arranging taxis etc

Posted by on 9 May 2014

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4 out of 5

Great location

Great location near the Vatican. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Would stay there again. Only couple of criticisms was the option of an extra pillow in the room would have been good and some milk for a cuppa.

Posted by on 14 Apr 2014

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3 out of 5

Great location but if that is a 4 star hotel Maggie was a communist!

Seriously, there is no way on earth Hotel Cicerone should be awarded four stars. I've stayed in many 4 and 5* hotels all over the world, even in Italy, and I know what I'm talking about. The concierge service is pretty much non existent, we made several complaints that the shaver outlet was not working only to have the staff say "it must be your equipment" or "you are not meant to charge your toothbrush on it" :/ Saying that, the maids that attended our room were very nice and amenable. We stayed for a week and in that time the duvet cover was not changed even though it got quite a bit messed up after a night out, I would most certainly expect it to be changed in the next morning have this been a "real" 4* hotel. Breakfast was very average and both the coffee and the juices were horrendous! Coffee was stale and the juice (from what appeared to be a 20 year old machine) was horrid, sugary water with some E-numbers. If you stay here order the free cappuccinos with your breakfast, they were pretty good. There isn't much to choose from either, the hot options were the same everyday: scrambled egg, bacon and their own species of "cheap & nasty" sausages. The best thing about this place is it's location, you can't go wrong with it. Easy walking distance from pretty much all that is worth seeing in Rome and at the same time is not too busy or too noisy. Now, if you want the same location and a TRUE 4* experience, then try Hotel ISA... just half a block down the road and much, much better.

Posted by on 10 Jun 2013

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3 out of 5

Good average hotel in great location

The Hotel was fairly ordinary and geared to groups but it was immaculately clean, comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful Breakfast was plentiful and there was a wide choice of food. The light switches were a bit of a mystery but generally an easy and good place to stay.

Posted by on 7 Oct 2012

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2 out of 5


Hotel is very dated, noisy inside and outside. Two of the staff stood in the corner and watched us when we carried our suitcases. There was no cattle or tea in the room like most of the 4 star hotels. Check with the hotel before booking as most of the information on e-booker's website is out of date such as free internet, breakfeast, TV, etc...I wanted to ask some directions around the hotel but I was afraid that staff might charge for that. This hotel must have been really posh hotel in 1980s but it is avarage in 2012. Plus sleeping in two single mattress in a double bedstead is very uncomfortable. You might wake up with a backache if sleep in between...It is easy to find a good hotel for same price in Rome as this hotel is only avarage for 4 star hotel...

Posted by on 27 Aug 2012

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4 out of 5

Great Staff, Room noisy

Great Staff but the room was noisy due to traffic and single glazing which did not dampen the noise. If you go to the Cicerone, choose a room over a side street and upgrade to a non standard room as these rooms are a little basic. The breakfast was nice and value for money was good. We would recommend this hotel as it was good overall and in an ideal location for the Vatican and good restuarants/bars.

Posted by on 29 Mar 2012

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4 out of 5

Quality Hotel in Good Location

Very comfortable in good respectable location with easy access to Vatican and all the best sites. Staff always courteous and helpful. Ample breakfasts to suit all tastes. We went on recommendation and were not disappointed.

Posted by on 26 Feb 2012

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include A business centre and a meeting room. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 3283 square feet (305 square metres). Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Cicerone. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Rome hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 296 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 3283 sq ft of conference space
  • 305 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1976
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Rome (FCO-Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci Intl.) (30.1 km / 18.7 mi)
  • Train station: Rome Piazzale Flaminio Station (2.2 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Lepanto Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Cicerone offers 296 forms of accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, a bidet and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Le Bouchon – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 6 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR12 for adults and EUR12 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR20 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Cicerone Rome
  • Hotel Cicerone
  • Cicerone Rome
  • Rome Cicerone
  • Cicerone Hotel Rome Italy

You should know

  • All guests (including children) need to be present at check-in to show their government-issued photo ID or passport.
  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.