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Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni
Ranked #212 of 1,273 Hotels in Rome
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights while traveling alone. The wifi is extra with the standard room, but for just a few more Euros per night I upgraded to the nicer room with balcony, coffee maker, and included wifi. So if you're going to use wifi it will be worth it to get the better room. Staff was helpful and friendly. It's about 2 blocks from the train station and about 3-4 blocks from the metro. Not as expensive as most hotels in Rome, but easy to get to the metro and get around. The room was a bit noisy, I could hear my neighbors easily.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Roberto C, Direttore vendite at Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear Valued Guest,
let me first express my acknowledgments for you kind review upon your recent stay with us, it is for us reason of proud to carry on this way because the Guest’s satisfaction is our priority.

Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni offers 120 fully furnished rooms with brand new bad base and anatomical mattresses, eiderdown, pillow menu, flat 32 TV set with international channels, pay TV, air conditioning, direct dial telephone and hairdryer. All bathrooms are equipped with liquid soap dispensers, located at the toilettes and showers

The Executive room, the one you where in, offers also a balcony with inner courtyard view, Illy espresso machine, bathrobes and slippery, free WI-FI and free Garage for a little daily supplement of € 15,00 per room.

All rooms are equipped with double glazed window and sound proof wall but in case the neighbors are too noisy, please do not hesitate to contact the Reception and we will call them immediately.

Looking forward to welcome you as preferred Guest next time you will be in Rome, I remain at your disposal for any further convenience.
Kind regards.


Roberto Cangrande Sales Manager
Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Holiday Inn Express Hotels in Europe are somewhat predictable and this property is no exception. Typical HIE. Rooms are small, but clean. This property is reasonably priced as well, probably due to its working class neighborhood location. It has a nice business center along with a very nice outdoor courtyard area along with a bar and lounge area. The breakfast is presented very nicely with a good selection that should be enough for anyone. It is about a 10 minute walk to the Metro and if you are a good walker, about 30 minutes to the Colosseum. We like that it is out of the touristy areas and it has more the flavor of Italy that we appreciate. About three blocks away is a very nice traditional Italian restaurant C'era Una Volta. This hotel is near the train station and you can hear the trains as they rumble through. However, we did not find them disturbing.

Room Tip: There are no good views but some of the rooms have balconies that face the courtyard
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Roberto C, Direttore vendite at Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear Valued Guest,
Let me express my deep satisfaction concerning your precious world used to describe your stay with us, real reason to us continue this way and as you perfectly wrote our Hot American Breakfast Buffet is our best way to thank you for choosing us, although please remember it is always in room rate included.

Looking forward to welcome you as preferred Guest next time you will be in Rome, I remain with kind regards.

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in late April 2014. We had showed up to a B & B that did not have our reservation for some reason even though I had it printed in my hand and we had to find other arrangements last minute.
I quickly booked the three nights with IHG points, showed up 1 hour later for check in and the front desk staff greeted us as if they were expecting us for months! They recognized our Platinum IHG status and were helpful with explaining the services the hotel offered.
Our room was very good sized and we received one with a balcony facing the courtyard they have.
This hotel has air conditioning that works VERY well and would probably come in handy with the hot summers.
The location is about 6 blocks from the Metro train and only about 2-3 blocks from a bus stop that takes you directly to the Coliseum and the main Termini station.
The breakfast was very good. Hot food, pastries, coffee/cappuccino machine, fresh water, juice, etc. If you have ever had the holiday inn express breakfast in the states, this a certainly a notch better and tasted more like real food.
The cleaning staff did a great job cleaning our room every day.
I don't know what more you ask for than a good size room, very clean, helpful staff, great value for point redemption and normal rates and close to the main transportation lines!
If we ever come back to Rome (especially in the summer) this place provides a GREAT value and experience.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Roberto C, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear Valued Guest,
let me first express my acknowledgments for you kind review upon your recent stay with us, it is for us reason of proud to carry on this way because the Guest’s satisfaction is our priority.

I have really appreciated you worlds because they come from a World Traveller and not from a simple Tourist like most, since the social web site came popular!
It means you wrote the truth about everything, comparing our services to the same level you received in the states and it is clear we offer a great value for the money paid.

Thank you very much indeed once more.

We are proud to be your hotel of choice in Rome and looking forward to welcome as favorite Guest, I remain with kind regards.



Roberto Cangrande Sales Manager
Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Upon our arrival in Rome, we quickly settled into our hotel. The rooms are spacious, extremely clean and the hotel staff very helpful. The breakfasts were amazing! Location is great; near the trainstation, metro and bus.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Roberto C, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Dear Valued Guest,
Let me thank you for your top rating about your recent stay with us, it represent for us reason to be pride of our work.

We are proud to be your hotel of choice in Rome and looking forward to welcome as favorite Guest, I remain with kind regards.


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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Stayed at this hotel in April. Clean, comfortable beds. Basic, but I think that is Europe. Trains run right behind the hotel and are noisy during the day/evening, but didn't bother us at night. A/C not on yet, but again, that is Europe. Breakfast had a good variety of things-cold meat, cheese, breads, pastries, fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice, eggs. Front desk staff spoke English and were extremely helpful. Hotel is a bit out of the way, but not too far from the metro, and serviced by buses 85 and 16. Not many choices for food in the area. Pizza restaurant around the corner on Tuscolana was cheap and good. If arriving by train from the cruise port, you can get off the train at the station right behind the hotel. (Tuscolana) No need to go all the way in to Termini, and take the metro back. It was easy to take the train from the cruise port, but the train was very busy and we had to stand all the way. We also used the hotel shuttle service and were very pleased with the service.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Roberto C, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Dear Valued Guest,
I do appreciate you kind review upon your stay with us and your kind words used to describe the amenities we are glad to offer, especially the Hot American Breakfast Buffet always in room rate included!
I’d to clarify the Hotel doesn’t offer a shuttle service but a Limo-service on payment, available only on reservation.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.



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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I gave it a 4/5 because the walls were pretty thin. We didn't have neighbors until the last 2 nights and they were very loud until 2 in the morning. Otherwise breakfast was great...they had drink machines, eggs(watery), bacon, tons of breads, yogurt, cereal and apples. It was better than a continental breakfast in the states, where they usually just serve donuts and coffee. O yes and there was a weird sewage smell in the lounge/ check-in area. Otherwise it was a great place to stay, near the trains (that can take you directly to the airport for 8 euros) and the metro, which can take you directly into the heart of Rome for touristy things.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Roberto C, Direttore vendite at Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2014

Dear Valued Guest,
Let us first thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni because we know you have a plenty of choices when comes time for lodging.

We are proud to let the Guests feel like “Home away from Home” because we are persuaded this should be the most important target to be reached from all the Hoteliers.

As you wrote the Hot American Breakfast Buffet is always in room rate included and it offer a huge variety of foods able to satisfy any kind of Guests’ require.

I do apologize regarding the noise coming from the room adjacent yours during the last two nights, but you should contact the Reception immediately and we would call them to stop.
Please note the walls are not as thin as you suppose, because are all sound-proofed, but if some people are impolite it could not be added to the Hotel.

Regarding the weird sewage smell, it came from the maintenance works made by the City Council along the street and it was spread out in all the area, but I’m happy to inform you this kind of inconvenience has been definitely solved the day after.

We are proud to be your hotel of choice in Rome and look forward to welcoming you back.

Roberto Cangrande
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Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni

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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Just spent Easter wknd here. It was the end of our three week Italy adventure. As rooms everywhere in the city were very pricy we booked on availability and price.
Rooms are small but very clean. The breakfast is the usual cereal, breads, yogurts, cold scrambled eggs, raw bacon, sliced ham and cheeses etc. they do offer a selection of coffees inc. cappuccino.
Yes, it is right next to the RR tracks. Bring ear plugs.
No heat in room! We called the front desk and were told that they had just changed over to AC only. It poured rain that night. Luckily there were extra blankets in the room.
Not a bad area as some reviews stated. It's residential with some graffiti. A few good restaurants nearby.
For sightseeing learn the Metro line or buses. Nothing to see is within walking distance.
Best part was no need to return to Termini to get to airport. There is a stAtion right around the corner

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Roberto C, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2014

Dear Valued Guest,
I appreciate you choose to terminate your Italian round trip in Rome and in our Hotel.
Fortunately we clearly wrote in our official web site, Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovannni, the exact distance from all major sightseeing ad from the main Airport or railway Station, therefore the location of the Hotel couldn’t be a surprise.
he Hotel is located in the south part of the historical city centre at only 4 km. from the real Rome’s Heartbeat: the Coliseum! It means it could be absolutely considered central located, in view of Rome is about 45 Km. wide from north bound to south bound.

The area is a residential district usually very quiet at day and night time, and it is absolutely not a suburb.

Doubtfully you will be able to find Hotels more central located than the Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni, but please remind the prices will be definitely higher. High percentages of our Guests are pleased of our service with a perfect balance between supply and prices, I kindly invite you to read what the other Guests write about us.

Even if the isn’t side by side of the Monuments within the Old Roman Walls, we daily keeping to improve our high standard of services to grant the Customers’ satisfaction at a reasonable price, much lower than Hotel along the Roman’s Forum.

Using the public transport to move from the Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni is very easy because at 820 yards/750 mt. there is the "A" line underground stop “Ponte Lungo”, used to reach the city centre and the pedestrian areas, as “Piazza di Spagna”. The railway station “Tuscolana” is situated only at 380 yards/350 mt. and can be used to reach in 20 minutes the international airport “Fiumicino – L. Da Vinci”, with only € 8,00 per person.
Bus line 85 also joins the Hotel with the central railway station “Termini” and the bus stop is located at only 1 block away.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your stay with us in regards to the room heating, but I assure you the inside temperature of all the Hotel was round 20 Celsius degrees (68 Fahrenheit).

It depends of the change from Heating to Conditioning system, because from the beginning of March till the 18th April the outside temperature in Rome was round 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit).

Due to the fire prevention rules of InterContinental Hotel Group and of the Italian fire Department, we cannot provide any kind of in-room heating system.

Concerning the inconvenience you may have experienced in regards to the noisy coming up from the railway station near the Hotel, but I assure the trains run from 5.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m, because they are not allow to run crossing the City Centre during the night hours.
Please remind all rooms are equipped with soundproof window to avoid any kind of noisy coming from the outside, but certainly if you leave them open we cannot guarantee because, as you could have seen, the Hotel is very central located, at only 300 mt. from the Rome Tuscolana Railway station.
Hoping you will give us a second chance, I remain with my best regards


Roberto Cangrande Sales Manager
Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni

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Address: Via Assisi, 51, 00181 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Rome
#101 Best Value Hotel in Rome
#102 Family Hotel in Rome
#268 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £53 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni provides a charming and relaxing atmosphere nearly in the heart of Rome, thanks to qualified and multilingual Staff, comfortable rooms and a spacious courtyard, ideally location for tasting an appetizers or having some rest at the end of a hard work day or after a sightseeing tour. The Hotel is located in the south part of the historical city centre at only 4 km. far from the Coloseum, the real Rome's heartbeat. The most important Sightseeings are reachable by metro in about 15/20 min. ride from the station of Pontelungo, far from here only 750 m. Recently built and totally renovated, the Hotel offers 120 fully furnished rooms with brand new sommiers and anatomical mattresses, eiderdown, 2 graduated compression pillows per person, 32" flat TV set with international channels, direct dial telephone, self-control air conditioning/heating system, bathrooms with shower and liquid soap dispensers at the toilettes, bidet and shower choosen to protect the environment. A complimentary Hot American Breakfst Buffet allows to choose among over 100 products, many of them daily home - made as pastries, season fruit gateaux, candied or dried fruit cakes and croissants. We are really proud to announce the new opening of the In-House Restaurant, thus ours Guests would be able to enjoy the real homemade Italian cuisine together with International flavors. High speed internet Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the structure. We also offer a private garage with direct lift to the Lobby. ... more   less 
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