Wayward station rather than hotel for tourists
Posted Aug 4, 2016 on Orbitz
Unfortunately, the Hotel Repubblica was very disappointing, only made better by the fact that we were more interested in what was outside the building/room than inside. First, the hotel was more like a wayward station for people new to or in transition in Rome. Not many tourists at all. Second through fifth, you don't pass the front desk to get to your rooms so staff was more or less absent, cleanliness was awful (mold in the tiny shower!) though housekeeping did show up daily, the elevator & A/C only worked intermittently, and to top it all off, the picture on Orbitz is not even of the correct building! Finally, we were told that someone would be at the desk to check us out when we left (around 6:00 am on a Tuesday), but no on was there, the door to the front desk was locked, and no one answered the doorbell. I had to slide my keys through a small opening in the sliding doors and hope that was enough for check-out and that I wouldn't get charged for random check-out.