The room was large and beautiful... ceramic tile floors, great windows that opened into the room... but the queen bed was two twin sized beds pushed together. This wasn't so bad but the mattresses were terrible. It felt like sleeping on a bed of rocks. They were lumpy and hard... the pillows were the same way. My husband and I are fairly young (late 20s) but woke up each morning with lower back pain and crimped necks.
There is breakfast downstairs every morning but the hotel restaurant was never open. Breakfast is bread, cereal, meats, yogurt and coffee. One morning a woman came right up to us as we were getting cereal and said, "What do you want?!" My husband and I were startled and just stared at her. Then she said, "WHAT DO YOU WANT?!! Coffee?? Cappuccino?? What?!" We were too startled to answer so we just shook our heads "no" and she stomped off... but the next morning we expected her and were able to ask for cappuccino's... which were very good. It was strange.
There is ONE restaurant on the top of the very steep hill on the left hand side that we were able to find open (and the food was great) but other than that, it was really hard to figure out when people there ate. The hotel is so far from the actual city of Rome that we ended up eating bags of chips for dinner on more than one night.
In order to get to Rome, you must take a bus to the Anagnina Subway stop... then take the subway (which is dirty, covered in grafitti and trash and crawling with begging gypsies) to the main terminal in Rome. Very cheap but you get what you pay for. In order to get to Ciampino, it's a 45-50 Euro taxi ride.
The main tourist spots (including the Vatican) had grafitti on them, the worst being the Olympic Stadium, so if you can, why not visit a different city? How about Paris? or London? They were a million times nicer than Rome.
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