We booked this thinking it would be out of the busy part of Rome but easy to get to the main sites. It took us 90 mins by metro and bus from Rome Termini (factoring in the wait and struggle to get directions) - no-one at the station had heard of the hotel or the road it was on. The station did not have tourist info so we asked the bus drivers which bus to take. Then a 10 minute walk with cases down an industrial estate main road with no pavement. Our room was cheap and dim but clean enough. It faced the main road and we had constant heavy traffic throughout the night.
After checking in we went for a walk to find a restaurant but walked through what can only be described as an unsavoury industrial/residential area. There was a 'lady of the night' on the street corner, a few restaurants after about 15 minutes and we eventually settled on buying our dinner from the supermarket about 20 minutes away.
Breakfast was basic and pastries were stale. No fresh fruit or juice/water. Staff came in and ate from the breakfast bar.
We had booked for 3 nights but stayed for only one - moving closer to the centre and to a nicer hotel. It took us over an hour by bus to the centre of Rome the next day, standing all the way, so we were glad we moved.
If you want a very cheap stay in Rome, choose one closer to the centre as there are plenty of hotels. The journey from Rome Termini is long and on crowded public transport. Taxis are minimum of 25EUROS from the station we were told by the hotel.
I definitely would not recommend this hotel for sightseeing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Jonico Roma offers an excellent all inclusive rate compared to the quality providing savory and sweets breakfast buffet, free high speed WiFi, outdoor and indoor parking, 24H reception. It is a three star rated hotel composed by wide rooms of different type, in which you will find free high speed WiFi service and the rate comfort. Superior rooms have also a balcony. Thanks to its proposals, Hotel Jonico Roma really makes feel pleased its guests, who will decide to come back and even suggest this facility. Close to Via Casilina street, set in the so-called Torre Maura area, where it takes place one of the new "C" tube stations, by the inner side of the great ring road (GRA), Hotel Jonico location is ideal for reaching the city centre (Porta maggiore: 9 Km, San Giovanni: 10 Km, Roma Termini: 12 Km) by the lines as below: Metro C -Torre Maura tube station: 300 m - (shift to San Giovanni tube station_ Metro A ) Bus 105-106 (night line N18)- (Roma Termini-city centre) Bus 20 (shift to Metro A- Anagnina tube station): 800 m Furthermore the most important highways and airports are not a long way from the hotel: Roma Ciampino Airport: 9km (10min.) Roma Fiumicino Airport: 35 km (25 min.) Highway A1 to Firenze/Bologna and Napoli/Reggio Calabria: 2,5 Km (5 min.) A24 Aquila and Pescara: 9 Km (10 min.) In the nearby you will join a wide range of amusements: tourism, wine and food, shopping and fun. "Castelli Romani": 15 Km (15 min.) Shopping Valmontone Outlet: 35 Km (25 min.) Rainbow Magicland (entertainment centre) - Valmontone: 35 Km (25 min.) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jonico Hotel Rome