The pictures are not representative. At all. The hotel is modest in the very extreme, though not unclean in the most basic of ways.
The non-smoking rules were ignored.
There is ONE hairdryer for the entire hotel, rather than one per room, as advertised. anyone with a wife, girlfriend, or daughter with long hair understands the urgency of this. Worse yet, the gentleman on call at the front desk our first morning there asked that we wait for 3 hours for someone else to come in to try to find the hair dryer we had been promised the night before.
There was a patent refusal by more than one employee there to be of any cooperation about several things that had been advertised that were not present. Only when we cancelled our stay was there a magical transformation enabling the previously non-existent manager to be available for a phone call.
The breakfast is extremely modest, but not totally unacceptable.
If this place simply advertised what was available and left out what was not, I would actually recommend it to people with a ¡car only! who are trying to save some money. given that nothing in Rome is really worth the money charged, this place could add up to be a decent bargain, and it acceptable accommodation.
the grounds of the hotel seems safe and off, the parking lot is gated at night and the front door locked;
this being said, the surroundings within a very short drive are utterly disgusting. Directly around the hotel, and on its small grounds, things appear not bad.
The owner, Daniele, unequivocally refunded our money for the unused portion of our stay. Very basically clean.