Arrived at the hotel mid afternoon and checked in. No one offered any information about how to get into Rome and it was only through our friends who had booked in the day earlier, that we realised you could get the 881 bus from outside the hotel which will take you to the Vatican area. you can walk to most things from here although we got the tour bus on the 1st day to allow us to get our bearings. You also have to buy your bus ticket from the shop in the hotel (1.5euro), which we only discovered by chance. The staff did not speak great english and with our limited Italian it was difficult. My suggestion would be to have some sort of information to tell staff they can get the hotel bus (1 an Hour) to the tube or get the bus to town, this should be given to staff when they arrive.
The room itself was very large and clean, although our friends room was much smaller so don't know what the difference is as both booked at same time. Breakfast was ok. We ordered the omelete and it was nice. They could do with a tea and coffee machine as you have to order your tea and get a cup of hot water and a teabag. It is a small cup and by the time you find a waiter to get 2nd cup you are finished. Maybe its a british thing but I like a pot of tea or at least access to have another hot tea when I want it.
The location of the hotel is not good as nothing near to have anything to eat so would have to eat in hotel. We just stayed in Rome until we had eaten then came back.
All in all, the hotel is ok but if I was to go back, I would never stay that far out of the centre as waste lots of time travelling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Let be the first to welcome you to Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia, a business and laisure hotel conviniently located between the main airports, Nuova Fiera di Roma and Vatican area. At 1.5 Kilometers you can find the Ring Road of Rome exit(G.R.A.)To reach Ciampino and Fiumicino Airports. At 4.0 Kilometers only you have Vatican and Saint Peter's Area. Stay with us, park your car or tourist bus in our 24 hours guarded and controlled parking, or use our free unguarded parking. Take our shuttle bus, leaving at prefixed schedule, to reach the heart of Rome with its beauties. At 500 meters you can find the public bus stops: nr. 246 To Cornelia; nr. 247 To Vatican Museums nr. 985 To Battistini where you can find the subway line A bringing to Spanish Steps; Vatican Area and Termini railway station. Our rooms are modern and comfortable with wi fi high speed internet connetion. Relax in our outdoor swimming pool or mini gym. Our room sercvice and 24 hours business center are at your disposal. Our restaurant and lobby bar offer a different kind of meals to respond to all guests' needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Rome West
- Rome Holiday Inn