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Holiday Inn Rome - Aurelia
Ranked #643 of 1,272 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed 16 July 2007

The location of this hotel is out in the industrial parts of Rome (west) running off a highway with heavy traffic and with no pedestrian crossing nor sidewalks. In Australia we say it is out in the whoop whoop (out of no where) This came as a shock and really not ideal for tourists! At night it is dark and the only shops are McDonalds and a mini supermart about 1/2 kilometer from hotel. You feel imprisioned as there are no places of interest, cafes or restaurants within walking distance if you don't wish to eat in the hotel. You are literally dependent on public transport and having meals in the hotel. Seems to me this is what the hotel is cashing in on. The lift is so tiny that it cannot take more than two people with luggage; 4 at the most without luggage. My advice is to spend abit more on a hotel closer to central Rome and don't waste your time travelling to and from this hotel to get to places. I will never stay in this hotel again purely due to its most unsuitable location! Trafalgar Tours - take note. This hotel has to be the worst you put us in, location wise!

  • Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed 16 June 2007

This hotel is poorly located for the independent traveler unless you're traveling by car. It was selected by our tour company and we stayed there the last night. It appears to be used by several tour companies for the tour's last night in Rome. It was an rather expensive taxi ride for us to get back to the central train station to continue our itinerary. Hotel was good. Breakfast bar was one of the best we had seen.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mac34
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Reviewed 1 October 2006

This Holiday Inn is located about 10 to 15 minutes from Leonadro Da Vinci airport. It appears to be used by many large tour companies for accommodations on the day prior to departure for home cities. It is a busy place. The lobby was claen, the staff efficient and courteous. Rooms were average size, clean and appeared well cared for. The bathroom APPEARED clean, but the floor was sticky. Rooms were reasonably quiet considering all the activity of people leaving at odd hours for their flights. The breakfast area was large, food plentiful and tasty, and staffed by people who acted like they actually cared about your wants.

  • Stayed: September 2006
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5  Thank toomacks
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Reviewed 27 September 2006

This hotel has some redeeming qualities. If you are driving, there is a big parking lot, but it isn't free. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room size was adequate and the in room mini bar was well stocked and the overall cleanliness were all up to snuff. We booked direct with the hotel and got a great rate during off season. That being said, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. It is in a terrbile location for a tourist and it would be virtually inpossible to use public transport. It is not in the city centre, and if you are in Rome as a tourist, there are only 100 hotels in more ideal locations for a similar rate. My girlfriend and I stayed here for 1 night and that was enough. Another thing that I found that was not convenient was the size of the elevator. Only one person at a time can fit in this lift if you have any sort of bag to carry up.I only booked it because I thought it would be more convenient to get to fiumicino, but I was wrong to do that. If you ask me point blank, in which area would I stay if I were going to Rome again, I would say almost anywhere in the city centre. This hotel is in the so called green belt. Not at all convenient unless walking on the side of a highway into oncoming traffic at night time sounds like the kind of fun that you would fly overseas to have. We took the bus back to the hotel on that night and as the bus passed the hotel, we signalled for a stop. The bus driver stopped about 1 kilometer down the road from the hotel. It was such an odd place to be let off of the bus some priests asked us if we were lost because it seemed so odd to them that anyone would want to get off the bus on the side of the highway and want to walk. It was a very dangerous hike back to the hotel from the bus stop. What a nightmare. Stay near Termini, Vatican City or near the ancient sites. Trastevere is a really fun place if you have a taste for adventure and gastronomic pleasure. The area around the Campo de Fiore is also very lively. Long story short, do not waste your time in Rome staying out in the burbs. Enjoy the bustle and the convenience of public transport or the ability to walk to see or eat something good. This hotel is way out there with nothing of interest as far as dining unless you want to have your dinner at the autogrill.

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank CHELSEACHEF
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Reviewed 29 August 2006

Rather old hotel, needs some rennovatig. very small rooms, ours was dusty, staff was ok, breakfast was good. location average.
Typical American Hotel

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2006

I stayed in this Hotel for a Week with my wife and 10 month old son for a week and it was perfect for our stay. Although not too close to the city centre, this wass suitsable for us as it was a very quiet atmosphere. The staff were very pleasant and helpful they cannot be faulted. Breakfast was not to be missed as it had enugh variety and set us up well for the rest of the day. The courtesy bus service was also very useful and convenient, dropping us right at the city centre and picking us up after the long hard trek around rome. Nice swimming pool as well and all in all it was an enjoyable week for us. We will definetely go back and stay here in the future.

Stayed: July 2006
7  Thank tunjio
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Reviewed 18 April 2006

I have just returned from a three night stay at this hotel. It unfortunately did not live up to what I had been led to believe. The location of the hotel is terrible. Although there is a shuttle bus service it is not sufficient. It advertises a pick up from the airport but this trip only happens twice before 12pm (not helpful if like us you land at 12.40) and then later in the evening. Trips into Rome city centre are not much better. We arrived at the hotel at 13.45 and were told that the next bus would leave the hotel at 15.40. The service is often also fully booked, especially the early trips into the centre and the late return trips back. It only has a couple of drop off points and one place to pick up from. We managed to get a place on the bus once back to the hotel and had great difficulty finding the pick up point from the map we were given and spent almost an hour walking around Rome at night. It may be easier if you manage to get dropped off in the morning so you know where you're going.

The only other way into the city centre is to get a public bus and then the metro. To get to the bus stop you have to walk alongside a very busy 3 lane road - there is no pavement/sidewalk - which felt quite risky. The public buses are always extremely busy and you may find it difficult to find your correct stop.

Some of the hotel staff were not very helpful and in some cases quite rude. I overheard one guest complaining about his room and the receptionist told him that he would have to speak to another receptionist in the morning and walked away from him.

I unfortunately booked this hotel through lastminute where it was described as close to Romes attractions which is why I booked there. I therefore assumed that it was walkable or at least near to a metro station. Be warned if you are looking for a hotel close to attractions this is not the place for you.

The price was quite reasonable (although my deal did not include breakfast) and the rooms were clean if a bit small. Although the price was quite good I would never consider staying here again and would be much happier to pay slightly more for a more central hotel. Make sure you are completely aware of what you are getting before you book this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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11  Thank MustTravelMore1979
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Address: Via Aurelia Km 8,400, 00163 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#304 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £46 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Rome - Aurelia 4*
Number of rooms: 237
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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