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out of 3 reviews
“Spotlessly, Clean, Friendly, two Metro stops from Termini”
The Hotel Novecento (the awning says '900 because the name means "nine hundred") is on a small side street near a Rome Metro Station. Nothing famous is nearby but it is clean, very inexpensive during parts of the year. If there is one disadvange, it may be that the room I had was small, the size of the double bed plus about 3 feet around it. But if you are a single traveller, it is good, especially since it is a quiet neighborhood, southeast of the more famous parts of town. A tram line is 2 blocks away, the Metro is 2 blocks awway, and the "Airport train" end of the main Railroad station (i.e., the back part of the station) is pretty close to this hotel. There are nearby restaurants, and a tram (#3) goes directly to the Coliseum. If you like being 10 minutes from the crowds rather than in the thick of things and want very clean and reasonable, near a pleasant park, this is a great location.
“Quiet & clean”
This hotel is a little off the beaten path. The nearest subway stop is closed (Aug, 2006). This turned out to be a good thing, as we were forced to learn to take buses. In Rome, the subway system isn't extensive, but the bus system is. Get a bus map at a newsstand, or just look at the signs. Back to the hotel ... our room was very clean and spacious, the front desk people spoke English and were helpful, the breakfast ok. The street the hotel is on is quiet, the roof garden was relaxing. I will stay here on my next trip to Rome.
“Hotel Novecento not a great place to stay”
This hotel is in a kind of rough looking area. I traveled with my 20 year old daughter and would not venture out after dark. The hotel is very out dated, with an actual KEY attached to a block of wood with the room number. The morning buffet was bland and basic. The location is about a mile away from the coloseum and other attractions.