I also do not know why people complain; this hotel is modern, clean with reasonable sized rooms. The breakfast buffet had a wide range of food and was regularly replenished, we enjoyed the variety and also coffee. It's in a quiet area and although we didn't have a drink in the courtyard, it looked very pleasant.
As a member of IHG we had access to the wifi and we found it adequate and not difficult to log on and the speed was ok. We weren't there for work but just used it for checking emails and also booking visits to the Vatican etc.
As far as the transport and local area, yes there's graffiti but as far as I could see most of Rome is covered in it and as two females we did not find the area intimidating at all and were out until 11pm both nights. The transport we thought was really good, we used both the 85 and 16 buses, stop at the end of the road; using these we could get to the Colosseum or Termini easily and pass by some of the amazing sights. (The Rome 3 day card was excellent value.) The walk to the overground station was 5 minutes although we didn't use it as the Metro was more convenient but a bit further away- 10 minutes.
For the price I think this hotel would be hard to beat - I really hope to return!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni Hotel Rome
- Holiday Inn Rome
- Fiuggi Holiday Inn