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Genio

At a Glance

    Pros

  • great view from the rooftop terrace
  • rooms are a decent size for a Roman hotel
  • the bathrooms are elegantly designed

    Cons

  • On a busy street so there is often traffic noise
  • walls are paper-thin
  • both the decoration and the carpet have seen better days

Fodorite Reviews

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Genio Review

Just outside one of Rome's most beautiful piazzas—Piazza Navona—this pleasant hotel with good-size rooms has a lovely rooftop terrace where you can relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and enjoy the view. Modeled along classic Roman lines, the lobby and public areas are cozy. Rooms are sophisticated with long, flowing drapes and wall-to-wall carpeting or, if you're lucky, parquet wooden floors. You can snag a really good deal here in January and February, when room rates are incredibly cheap.

    Hotel Details

  • 60 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-19-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Beware of overbooking!!

    This hotel overbooks and then sends you to one of their lower rated and less desirable locations. We booked a room 3 months in advance for a July visit with this hotels website Leonardihotels. I received an e-mail confirmation from the hotel for those dates. When we arrived on July 14 we were informed that the hotel was overbooked and we would be staying at another Leonardi hotel named La Sistina. I chose this hotel mainly for its location which is very close to Piazza Navona. I had no intention or desire to stay in another part of the city. Since I had booked the room three months in advance it was difficult to understand why my room was not available. When I produced a copy of my confirmation their response was that the manager had overbooked. After repeatedly denying my request to speak with management the clerk agreed that I had a legitimate complaint but nothing could be done. His only assistance was to offer a taxi to the other hotel. clerk. Their main concern was just getting us out of the lobby as quickly as possible so we wouldnt alarm any other guest of the hotel. Since we had nowhere else to go we had no choice but accept the offer for the hotel La Sistina. To make matters worse the La Sistina was dirty had no hot water when we tried to shower in the afternoon and was in a terrible location. At this time I reserved a room at the Portoghesi hotel which is located just around the corner from the hotel Genio. Hotel Genios policy of overbooking and then down grading your accommodations along with their arrogant and harsh treatment is bad business and definitely not a common practice in Italy. I definitely do not recommend hotel Genio or any other Leonardi hotel

    by emjets32, 8/5/07

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