Ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby Susanna from Oakland
great location with wonderful hostPosted 21-Nov-2013 on Hotels.com
My family and I stayed 8 days at Martina house and we absolutely loved it. =) Not only is the location a perfect starting point with the Villa Borghese right behind you, the Spanish steps a 5 minute walk but all the public transportation was right there as well. Martina and her mom where so sweet and kind and we felt like we where home away from home with a delicious breakfast every morning. The place is very intimate and beautiful. The doors date back to the mid 1800 beautifully painted and the elevator is one of a kind beautiful wooden with glass windows. It is a small place with only four rooms but it is nice and quiet and Martina serves a hardy breakfast. I cant wait to go back to stay at Martina house again, the price is great, the owners are awesome and the location perfect. They also have two apartements for rent.
for Everyoneby A verified traveller from Glasgow
When in RomePosted 9-Oct-2013
Martina House Hotel is situated near Villa Borghese (which should be visited) and quite central to a lot of the sites and literally round the corner from the Metro and taxi rank with lots of eateries round about. It is a very traditional and charming building giving a real flavour of Rome. Martina and her mother were lovely and very accommodating.
for Everyoneby A verified traveller
Nice experiencePosted 29-May-2013
Pros: Antique old look, kept clean
Cons: Could not hold luggage for a few hours
Location: Great location
Great breakfast, nice experience in the morning. She was very informative
for Couplesby Mark
Very Good!Posted 20-Feb-2013 on Hotels.com
We found that for the price we paid this accommodation was in an excellent location and was extremely clean and tidy. Martina was an excellent host and was very friendly and helpful with events and locations to go to. Traffic in a neighbouring road was quite loud at night but I guess this is to be expected in a capital city! Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
by A verified traveller from Boston, MA
Functional, but nothing specialPosted 23-Jul-2012
Pros: Air conditioning was key to beat the July heat
Cons: The age of the building posed too many issues. I do not want to worry about the plumbing while on vacation.
Location: Upscale, but not near tourist sites
Note that Martina House has several properties. This review is for the Via Lazio property. The property is not near any of the main tourist sites sites, but is off via Veneto. Via Veneto has high end stores and restaurants, but there is also a 'Gentlemen's club' on the same block. We were told that it is a '15 minute nice walk' from the Termini train station, but it was actually 25-30 min at a good pace. The property is only a few minutes from an entry to the Spagna Metro stop, but it takes another 10 min in pedestrian tunnels to actually reach the station. We stayed in a quadruple room with free WiFi and breakfast included. The room was very basic with no chair, no couch, no desk, no dresser just a small night table and a small TV table (with an equally small TV) and the beds. The room was air conditioned. The WiFi was nice, but cut out repeatedly (did not work at all for the last day and a half). It is an older apartment and there were specific instructions about everything from how to flush (plumbing is fragile) to how to lock the doors (locks are fragile). Breakfast was fresh and varied from day to day. It was not served buffet style, but was served a the table. While this is nice, it also means that one has to ask each time to get another slice of bread, which became a bit embarrassing for our teenagers so we ended up eating out the last few mornings. While our stay was perfectly fine, this B&B was not a good fit for our family (which included 2 teenage boys).
for Personal Eventby A verified traveller
Posted 10-Jul-2012 on Hotels.com
Excellent,authentic room, convenient .
Very well located for reasonable price consideringPosted 18-Jun-2012 on Hotels.com
I booked the hotel based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. It raved about the food, so I expected some sort of amazing breakfast service, which actually translated into one boiled egg with some baguette pieces (would have been better to sample Italian bread, fresh one), butter, raspberry jam, horrible coffee (instant by the taste), some juice (carton of course) and a piece of cake (from the shop such as Spar or something, I think, judging by the taste and look of it). That was a let down, because my expectations were somewhat high, however, the rest of the hotel was fine and you cannot beat the location for the price. It is a family run establishment and they take pride in it. That is why I would recommend staying there rather than in a big hotel.
for Familiesby Lena from Leeds, UK
Great location and good value comfort.Posted 9-Apr-2012
Pros: our two girls, 11 and 8, loved the little lift!
Location: Brilliant location, couldn't be more central and close to metro. 116 bus also useful.
Great location, very friendly owner. Nice breakfast - accommodating towards our younger daughter who can be a fussy eater. Very comfortable and clean, very good value. Decent sized family room compared to many we have stayed in in city centres. Definitely recommended for comfort and value in central Rome.
Recommendedby A verified traveller
Posted 23-Feb-2012 on Hotels.com
Good location for getting around Rome. Lovely surrounding area, felt very safe at night. The guest house is lovely, Martina very helpful - our room was cleaned every day!
Recommendedby A verified traveller from Baltimore, MD
October Roman HolidyPosted 14-Nov-2011 on Hotels.com
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Martina House. Martina, her mother and the staff made our visit to Rome extra special. They gave us great advice on how to use the transit system, best times to visit the Vatican and other historical sites and museums in Rome. The location is great - - most major points of interest are within walking distance and they are close to public transportation. The simple continental breakfast they prepared was more than ample. The best compliment I can give is to say we will stay there again when we return to /Rome.