Ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 out of 5
72% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.1 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by Ron M. from San Diego, CA

Far away from Central Rome

Posted Nov 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
English speaking front desk personnel was a plus as well as metrobus tickets available at desk for 1.50 euros. Bus drivers not willing to help to find or be dropped off close to hotel location, end up walking back about two miles to get to hotel. Free Internet WIFI was intermittent at best. A/C not working properly.
2 out of 5
by Steve from Dorset, UK


Posted Oct 3, 2013
Location: No facilities close by, such as a decent restaurant
When I complained about the noise from the Disco on Saturday I was told the event would finish at midnight, with no apology for the noise or offer to move us. The second Disco on the Monday was due to finish at 11 pm, or so I was told, but it finally finished at midnight. At no time did we receive an apology or receive an offer to move us to the other end of the hotel. As for the food.......the under cooked chicken put us off eating at the hotel again. The swimming pool was closed. The Gym equipment was in a corridor with no sign of a gym. All in all a bad experience and I would not stay at this Hotel again
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Overall Amazing

Posted Sep 24, 2013
The hotel is so nice, clean, comfortable. The only problem is the distance from the underground station. You have to take bus 046 to get to the station or to get back to the hotel. It's the only bus for that route and comes every 30 minutes in general. It's real pain waiting for the bus every time you want to go to the underground station. The hotel is in a residential area. No shops around or anything else to entertain yourself. So, you have to leave the hotel in the morning and come back in the evening to sleep. But overall I would go there again next time. Advantages are more than disadvantages. At checkout we found that we had to pay 3 euros per person per night as local tax which we didn't know about.
3 out of 5
by Baker from Colorado

Posted Sep 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
It was ok but the room needed some repairs nothing like the hotels in the US but on par for Italy
2 out of 5
by Banerjee from Walsall

Don't Book It

Posted Sep 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
Firstly, the hotel is 14km away from central Rome and to even reach the Anagnina Metro station, you need to get a bus which is highly infrequent. If you want to look around Rome, Petra is definitely not ideal. Also, there is practically no civilisation in the surrounding area except for a McDonalds which is a 7 minute walk away. Thirdly, our hotel room was not even IN the hotel, it was a 10 minute walk away from the building in a separate apartment type thing which made everything a hassle. The service was wildly fluctuating with certain members being highly helpful and others being indifferent at best. The breakfast was not great and overall, we were not fans.
4 out of 5
by Dolores from Canada

not close to city centre but had amenities we want

Posted Sep 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
Rooms were clean. Staff were very nice. On-site restaurant was ok. Mall close by with grocery store. Had a large pool and a couple of pieces of gym equipment. Breakfast was good. You need to take bus and then subway into Rome city centre. Connections were very good. Took about 40 minutes for both.
3 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler from Manitoba, Canada

2 days in Rome

Posted Aug 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel is not convenient for explore Rome. Don't make any international call 1 min 7 Euro????? Could not find any North American adapter after so many request. I will not stay there again.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Neil from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK

Okay hotel out of the center at a reasonable price

Posted Jul 29, 2013
Pros: Overall cost of our stay was reasonable and the pool was clean and offered a nice respite to the heat of the day.
Cons: Charging guests for WiFi is really not acceptable in today's world.
Location: Outside the city but with good bus and metro links.
We stayed in the Hotel Petra when Rome was experiencing temps between 34c - 38c and the room aircon was barely able to cope with the conditions, unfortunately the minibar seemed to be pumping hot air in to the room while not actually keeping the fridge contents cool (maybe it would have been better to unplug the fridge completely!). The hotel is well outside the city but a local bus that goes to a nearby metro station so visiting central Rome is not an issue and an automated multi-lingual ticket machine issuing three day metro passes for just 16 Euros (2013). There's not a lot else located near the Hotel Petra as far as nightlife or restaurants so if you return for an afternoon swim you're pretty much forced to making use of the hotel restaurant which even in early evening would manage to run out of some dishes. Room was clean & tidy however a 'green' housekeeping note in the ensuite asked that we should to leave used towels on the floor if we needed clean/fresh towels. After a few days of use we left towels on the floor and found that houskeeping merely hung them up again, we tried again but the same happened Public areas including the restaurant and swimming pool were all clean and tidy but it seemed that most staff (inc. some on the reception desk) had limited foreign language skills and occasionally the most basic of requests took a bit of work in order to be understood. The Hotel Petra still charges for WiFi, today really??? This should definitely be free to guests.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Room was the best part

Posted Jul 25, 2013
Pros: Great staff and very nice rooms.
Cons: Need a parking structure that is safe to get in and out of. The exit is so steep you have to get a run at it and turn a curve.
Location: Nothing to do nearby...rough neighborhood.
The hotel is old, but they are doing a good job of restoring it. The neighborhood is pretty rough, though the people seems nice enough. Inside the hotel property I felt perfectly safe, but when you leave, you'll need to watch yourself. That advice goes for most of Rome Italy. Be careful if you ride the bus. Make sure you press the red button before the driver gets to your stop. We tried to tell the driver to stop, but he ignored us and it took more than an hour for him to get back to that stop again. The driver took his lunch break with us sitting on the bus. Do not plan on driving your car into the tourists areas. Look up ZTL zones in Rome (Roma) and you'll understand. If I had it to do over again, I would have taken a cab to the subway terminal and skipped the bus ride, though the bus ride and subway are linked in one ticket, which was cheap, but the cab would have ensured we did not have to tour the seedier parts of Rome.
3 out of 5
for Families
by Tonya from Tampa

Too far out of the city center

Posted Jun 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had to get a cab from Rome as this hotel is not near the city. It's actually in a suburb called Romanina.The air conditioning was out of service and the staff was not forthcoming about it as we checked in nor about how to turn and keep the lights on in the room. Breakfast was pretty good for Rome standards.