Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.7 out of 5
44% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
2.6 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by naveen from L.A.

They arranged for accomodation at another hotel

Posted 14-May-2014 on Hotels.com
After reading all the reviews in the here we were kinda prepared for the worst case scenario. The proximity to the Rome Termini station kinda makes up for it, so we decided to wait. After waiting 2 hrs and calling a number we found outside the main entrance, they sent us 2 people to take us to the rooms. We were told that we had to first pay in cash, since our card had not been charged through hotels.com. We didn't have enough cash on us and ended up paying partly by cash and partly by card. All this while we were at this office and it didn't look like there were any rooms to stay there. So we insisted on first seeing the rooms before paying, when they told us that we were staying at another hotel Acquarium down the street. The rooms at this other place were decent and had all the basic amenities you could ask for. You could tell that it was an old apartment converted to a hotel, but that I guess is true for a lot of hotels in this area. They serve breakfast in the morning and the staff at the hotel are polite and hospitable. We had some trouble with the shower which was more of a scottish shower. Why they would call themselves Cialdini Inn while putting us up at Hotel Aquarium still remains a mystery. You can't really beat the location though. It is located to the train station (basically 1 block.), Colloseum (20 mins by walk) train, Vatican City ( 30 mins by subway).
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 11-Sep-2013 on Hotels.com
Good for early morning train/bus to FCO.
1 out of 5
by The Hart's from Bellevue, WA

Not worth even half the price

Posted 01-May-2013
Not a B&B as advertised. No breakfest served and even if you brought one in there is no where to eat it. The Inn has only 3 rooms, each with only one straight back wood chair and no table, nor is there any furniture in the small vestibule (lobby?) except for a desk used by the staff. We had to pay an additional 8 Euros tax even though Expedia claimed all taxes included. Building is easy to find but not so the inn. Inn is located 5 floors up with old lift that works only if the last user securley closed all 3 doors. Otherwise climb 5 high stories. TV has 3 chanels, all in Italian. Bar that holds shower wand was missing so shower head hung on floor. Towels changed every 4 days or you were charged extra. English not spoken, Desk clerk and friend chain smoked, seeping into room. Room door lock required as many as 20 revolutions to unlock. Inn is not staffed at night or most of the day.
Comment from Hotel Management
good evening, I do not know why, everything you wrote is not a thread of truth, we are on the 4th floor and there is also the 'lift, for sure she has not noticed that just go up the stairs to the right is the door that indicates the 'lift, This is a bed and breakfast and not a hotel, you can afford to make criticism or reviews to improve ourselves and thank you, but you can not afford to criticize or even how many nails paintings are hung on the wall, or how many doors there must be! as far as cleaning is done every day, and towels are changed every 3days, if you pay 30 € per night for a room and the cost of this room goes acoprire our expenses, we professionally all services, but for reasons we can not give you administrative and economic services, 4 star hotels, please begin to understand our work and do the tourists thanks
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Atlanta, GA

Cialdini Inn Review-nice hotel with great location

Posted 12-Aug-2011 on Hotels.com
The Cialdini Inn was overall a good hotel, especially considering the price. It is a great option for travelers who are on a budget but do not want to stay in hostels. We were pleased with the location and the neighborhood. We felt safe and were within walking distance to the Colosseum and other major attractions in Rome. The best thing about the inn, however, is the welcoming staff. They were so accommodating and were eager to please us. I recommend the Cialdini Inn to anyone who visits Rome!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Okay stay

Posted 05-Apr-2011 on Hotels.com
I recently stayed at the Cialdini with two friends. We had an incredibly difficult time finding the place. The door to it is actually a residental apartment type place with a row of buzzers. It didn't occur to us to look for a buzzer when finding an "inn". So we walked around for a good hour looking for it, and when we finally found it the owner was not in. When she returned we had to go up and pay, then she showed us to our room. It was across the street, which is more like an alley, to our "hotel room" more like an apartment converted into a inn. The room was clean and had a big bathroom. It's fine for sleeping in, if you can get a good deal it's worth it, but not if you plan to spend a lot of time at this hotel. The neighborhood it's in is really scetchy at night. We walked home one night after dark and did NOT feel safe. So bad that we adjusted our plans so we could walk back in the daylight. Overall, the room was fine, it does have a good proximity to the central train station. It is literally across the street and down the alley from it. It was suprisingly quiet inside the inn. The owner does give breakfast, for us it was coffee, juice and a crosiant. That is to be expected since it is in Italy. I was hoping since she advertises a full breakfast, that it would be a FULL breakfast. But it was okay.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from San Francisco

Not impressed but good for the price

Posted 01-Dec-2010
This B&B has two rooms. Shower hook was missing. Bed lights were missing so we were unable to read. Only one TV channel with cartoons. Personnel had to look for hair blower somewhere but found it finally. Very thin walls so one night we had to listen our heighbours chatting and laughing until 4 am.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller

The worst unsafe hotel

Posted 23-Sep-2010
bad bad bad
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveller from Ann Arbor, MI

Great stay!

Posted 08-Sep-2010
After reading the other reviews I was VERY worried about what we were getting into and what kind of place we were gonna be stuck with!! Things could not have gone better! Much to our surprise (based on other reviews) the inn keeper was there and she was NOT smoking despite previous reviews. Our room which was clean and modern, it looked just like the pics (had a look of Ikea to it). Beds were clean and comfortable, bathroom functioned just fine. We had a nice kitchenette to share - this too was clean. The inn is centrally located, not the best area, but we felt completely safe walking around all times of the day/night - and no matter where you go in the city there is trash and graffiti galore. It questionable whether or not breakfast is served, but for this price it's no big deal. Our flight was canceled and had to spend the night at another hotel and paid for 1 night what we paid for 3 at Cialdini - we spent the night missing our room at Cialdini! I highly recommend Cialdini!!
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Ventura CA

The worst of the worst

Posted 18-Aug-2010
Could not communicate at all, except in Italian. Spent 1 hour before we could get into a room with broken air conditioner on hot summer day. We left to tour and returned about 5:30 pm but were locked out of the building. They had given us only one of the 3 keys needed to access our room: one for the building, one for lobby, and room key. No help available. After about an hour another tenant came and we got into building but still no access to the small "lobby" where the rooms to the inn were. We knocked on doors on different floors and finally got a phone number of the woman in charge, waited, and after a total of more than 2 hours got into the room, not happy with the 1st day...and with no A/C we were very uncomfortable but slept given the fatigue that jet lag induces...except for times when the noise in the ally below was too loud. We were happy to leave the next morning and we did get the AC fixed for nights 2 and 3. Get a hotel above this area so close to Termini train station, and definitely do not stay in the Cialdini.