Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
75% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Manhattan, Kansas

Safe location and great owners

Posted Jul 22, 2014
Pros: The beds were great and everything was clean. The owner showed us everything and gave us maps with all the info we neede!
Cons: The breakfast could have fruit, but we were fine.
Location: The coliseum is just down the road, but buses and trams pass by. You don't have to walk anywhere, but we wanted the full experience.
We got lost for a while trying to find it, but this was a great hostel. 2 female college students and we felt safe and comfortable!
5 out of 5
by Nick from California

Great location, warm friendly staff

Posted Sep 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
Simple accommodations in a fantastic area. The staff is warm and friendly and was extremely helpful in pointing out the sights around Rome including what transportation to use for each location. Right across the street from the San Giovanni Basilica and the Holy Steps. Colosseum right down the street and lots of great shopping and restaurants. I would definitely stay at this B&B again.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Wayne and Bri from Peterborough, England

A happy honeymoon at the Happy Holiday

Posted Sep 20, 2013
Pros: The close proximity to the city center, the cleanliness and the friendly staff.
Cons: Breakfast.
Location: The hotel is a 5-10 minute walk to the Colosseum, the other side of which you can get the Hop on Hop off tour bus.
As soon as we booked the room we received a text from the Happy Holiday confirming our booking and answering the few questions we had about getting there. It is only 3 stops from the Termini underground and a 5 minute walk up under the arches. The room(s) were very clean and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. We were given a map on arrival and the manager, told us where all the points of interest were and how to get to them on public transport. The only downside was the breakfast. We were asked what we would like for breakfast and the next morning the bacon, eggs and fresh bread had been bought for us, but we had to cook it ourselves. This was the only negative of our whole stay at the hotel, and since there are a number of cafe/restaurants on the walk into Rome it wasn't that much of a hardship to get breakfast on the way. The hotel is a 5-10 minute walk to the Colosseum, the other side of which you can get the Hop on Hop off tour bus, which is well worth the money as it has drop off points close to all the main sightseeing attractions around the city. We could not fault anything about our short stay in Rome, and the hotel we would definitely use again if staying in the city center.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Good for the price

Posted Sep 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
Breakfast is basic, as are rooms. Not too far a walk from the coliseum and metro stops are close. Good for people on a tight budget
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Ehh, it's ok but not great

Posted Jun 18, 2012
Happy Hotel is very small. Only 4 rooms that all share a bathroom. The internet is very slow and the breakfast that's "included" is served by a gentlemen who speaks zero english. We ended up paying 10 euros for our breakfast because of the communication gap. In addition, this place is not close enough to the attractions in Rome. I'd stay more west of the colosseum next time.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Hussein from Venice

Will do fine for a one night sleep

Posted May 31, 2012
Pros: location
Cons: bathroom
Location: city center, nearby everything
The location is great, walking distance to the main attractions or the metro. The view from the 5th floor is amazing. You can see the wide square with S.Giovanni church. The place is safe and staff are helpfull and nice. The shared bathroom is one negative point, however, this is not a 'happy holiday' hotel, this is only a bed and breakfast that you should spend minimal time in. Just for a good sleep and relatively clean (no brilliant) rooms and WC. The building is ancient for those who like the thick walls and huge gates. I would recommend it for backpackers and one or two nights sleep.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Oct 30, 2011 on Hotels.com
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 4, 2011 on Hotels.com
To be clear this is not really a hotel but a B and B with shared bathroom. On the positve side the location is quite central and it is quite easy to travel around on th e metro to see the major sights. It is not too far from restuarants. The room was clean , the bathroom was ok, and there was reasonable lift access to the rooms. It is fine if you are on a tight budget and not intending to spend alot of time in t he room. However , the road is noisy and there is not any TV or internet access or air conditioning. The rooms are spread around an appartment building and breakfast is at a neighbouring cafe. There is no twenty four hour reception and I needed to get a mobile number and text the staff when I arrived to get my key. HAving said that they arrived quite promptly and were helpful with my lugage and providing maps.