A girlfriend and I stayed here last weekend after receiving a recommendation from an acquanitence but we should have done our research. The hotel itself is located about a 40 minute + commute into Rome centre and that involves walking from the hotel to a bus stop, taking a local bus about 20-30 minutes to the underground station depending on traffic and then taking the underground to the centre of Rome. The closest underground station is Subaugusta and is the 2nd to last station on the line so it's a VERY long way out. The area the hotel is in itself felt really unsafe for two girls travelling on their own but then we bumped into a husband and wife who also said they felt really unsafe here. There is literally nothing around, one small supermarket next door (the staff were lovely and opened our bottle of wine for us each night yay that kept us sane) and apparently there was a restaurant near by which we never found and that's about it. We felt so unsafe out here that we didn't want to return or do the commute after sundown so each day we would return to the hotel around 6pm.
The only thing the hotel had going for itself was it's cleanliness - this I cannot fault however what I would like people to be aware of is:
The onsite restaurant is not open on the weekends. So as I have mentioned there was nothing around the hotel so when we returned on Sunday evening the supermarket was closed and there was no where else to get dinner from much to our disappointment.
To get onto the bus you need to buy a ticket (obviously) however you cannot buy this on the bus just from the train station or from some Tobacco stores. Each day a new staff member would say that they normally sold them at the reception of the hotel but that they were "finished" and would have some tomorrow however they never had them at reception. One staff member even told us you could only buy them from the train station as you had to sign for them which was an absolute lie since we had got them from the train station from the ticket machine easily. So I would suggest you buy up at the train station how many day passes you need for your time there and then validate one each day.
It appears the hotel is a fantastic place for tour buses to stop for the night as every night like clockwork at 9pm for the next 3 hours it would sound like renovations were happening as there is no carpet in the hotel so a bus would arrive full of tourists at 9pm, they would then wheel there bags up and down the hallway, in and out of the rooms, moves chairs around and strike up conversations across the hallway and keep everyone awake. Then this would kick off again from around 5am as they would wake up and pack up to head off on the bus again anytime between 7-8am. So very little sleep was had in with the paper thin walls.
FYI aswell when we arrived from the airport we took the train into Termini (14 euros) and then got a taxi to the hotel as we didn't feel safe catching the local bus at 10pm at night. The taxi cost about 30 euros from Termini to the hotel and he struggled to find it either.
All in all it was just a terrible experience staying here and I wish I had done my research more.
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