Via Palestro, 88Rome00185Italy
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About Philia

Found five minutes’ walk from Castro Pretorio metro station and Termini, the main railway station in Rome, Philia provides simple and affordable accommodation with two stars.

Bright rooms sleeping up to four people contain en suite bathrooms, hairdryers, satellite televisions, tiled floors, desks, safes and bedside lights. Upgrade rooms add air-conditioning, bigger TVs and hydro-massage showers.

Paid Wi-Fi is available throughout and conveniences comprise a 24-hour reception, lift, luggage storage and an airport shuttle service.

A continental breakfast is available daily in the colourful dining room. Places to dine nearby situated within five minutes’ walk include cafes plus Italian, Indian and Japanese restaurants. There’s a hotel bar too.

Located ten minutes’ stroll from the Baths of Diocletian, Philia is roughly 30 minutes’ walk from the gorgeous Trevi Fountain and the famous Coliseum, one of Rome’s best-known landmarks.


Via Palestro, 88, Rome, 00185, Italy
Telephone: +390(6)4452311 | Fax: +390(6)45220252 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Simple rooms were affordable

According to many travellers, the simple rooms were nothing fancy but were more than adequately clean and comfy for a shorter stay on a budget. Those looking to economise often mentioned that they got decent bang for their buck as the room rates were competitive for central Rome.

Handy location near main railway station

It appealed to reviewers that this property’s location put them just a brief walk from Termini for metro, mainline and express trains to the airport. In addition, there were bus stops right outside. Sightseers were delighted to be within easy walking distance of top Roman sights like the Baths of Diocletian. Another bonus was the proximity of numerous dining options.

Pleasant personnel and a hearty breakfast

There was praise from visitors for the way the friendly, professional and obliging members of staff provided a hassle-free check-in in several languages. For diners, the modest continental breakfast was a simple but hearty bonus.

Negative Reviews

Unpopular Wi-Fi charges

Guests disliked the pricing structure for using the Wi-Fi network, and some even expressed surprise that they were asked to pay for access at all. The signal strength and speeds also left some guests less than impressed.

Noise bothered some guests

Light sleepers claimed soundproofing measures were insufficient in this hotel because they were occasionally disturbed by nuisance noise from neighbouring rooms and corridors.

A few disappointments

Some critics noted that certain rooms were rather too compact, particularly when fully occupied. Others were disappointed to encounter old TVs, small shower cubicles and damaged furniture in some rooms. There were also occasional reports of interruptions to the supply of hot water and bathrooms that could have done with a deeper clean. Some travellers felt the housekeeping could have been improved to address issues like stained bedding in several rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 137 reviews across the web
5.8 /10
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    6.1 /10
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    8.0 /10
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    6.5 /10
5.8 out of 10 based on 137 reviews