Ratings based on 48 Verified Reviews

3.1 out of 5
60% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Andrew from New York, NY

Good hotel for the price.

Posted May 28, 2014
Pros: Good location (except for the train tracks), free in-room wifi, free breakfast.
Cons: Better wifi coverage that doesn't break every 5 minutes. Better sound insulation between rooms. Farther from train tracks (probably won't happen).
Location: The location is close to both the Pyramide and Ostiense train stations. There are some cafes nearby, including the fantastic Olio Sale e Pepe.
The hotel itself is in a decent location in the heart of Rome close to a subway station, which is great. The hotel also includes in-room wifi and a free breakfast. A major downside of the hotel is that the walls are very thin (we could hear a phone call taking place in the next room very clearly), and it's right next to the train tracks. If you reach your hand out the window, you could almost touch a passing train. We kept the shutters and window shut to dampen the sound, and things weren't too bad. It also helps that trains don't run very often at night. Another issue is that the wifi is incredibly spotty. Don't expect to stream videos without spending a ton of time waiting for things to buffer. Finally, the breakfast, while decent, isn't amazing. It included a number of cakes and pies, cereal, yogurt, and coffee. The best part was that they have a real coffee bar with someone to make a latte for you for free.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel and good value for money

Posted Nov 11, 2013
Nice hotel and good value for money and I couldn't ask for more. Pyramid metro station very close by and a good location to explore rome. Also free wifi provided
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Alex from Melbourne VIC, Australia

Good one

Posted Jun 24, 2012
Great value for its price. No problems at all. Staff is nice and helpful. 5 minutes walk to Piramide station, most of tourist attractions are close. PS: try pasta and glass of homemade wine in next door restrorant, nice place.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by RUN275 from London, UK

Hotel Primus.

Posted May 28, 2012
Pros: Proximity to metro.
Cons: Very close to a railway line, not for a light sleeper.
Location: Short walk to metro and supermarket. Off the main road Via Ostiense where your able to catch a bus that will take you to the places the metro will not
Clean, secure and well located for travel. Walk to the local supermarket 3 minutes approx.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Igor from San Diego, CA

Excellent place for the money, but a bit noisy

Posted Oct 1, 2011
The staff was very friendly and the rooms were more than comfortable for the price range. The location is also very convenient, being close to the metro station (and walking distance from major attractions). Then there is the great breakfast on the hotel roof (qith a close section for rainy days). The WiFi was also working nicely. The only problem is that it is located very close to the railway station, so you will be woke up by trains shortly before 7am. If you are an early bird (like I am), this is not a major problem... if you like sleeping in late, you likely won't like the place.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from Dundee

Good valuefor money.

Posted Jul 3, 2011
Hotel was basic but clean and excellent value for money. Good location for getting around Rome.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from NY

"Too far if you love to walk"

Posted Sep 10, 2010
Wasn't thrilled with the location of the hotel, especially when the internet site stated that the hotel was near Piazza Navona (yes--if you consider a leisurely walk of about an hour and 15 minutes 'near'.) The hotel is near le Piramides, the southern end of Rome. The bus or train is necessary to get to any of the major neighborhoods or sites. As someone who loves to walk everywhere, this was disappointing. Staff was very helpful, hotel comfortable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from Cardiff South Wales

Right in the heart of ancient Rome

Posted Oct 12, 2009
This hotel is situated in the best part of the city, surrounded by little restaurants and cafe's. The staff are helpful and friendly. If you stay here make sure you see the protestants cemetery. Very close to railway line but we slept after very busy days. Would stay there again.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from West Midlands

Not Impressed

Posted Jul 24, 2009
Hotel is located immediately next to the railway line. You are given ear plugs when checking in to counter the noise of the trains. Surrounding area is run down with rubbish accumulating on the pavements and graffti on buildings.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from Florida

Rome Hotel Primus Roma

Posted Jan 14, 2009
The staff were all very friendly and went beyond to help us (Baggae delay problems) with our challenges with language and finding some clothes that fit. Nice breakfast.