After reading several reviews on how good this hotel was, how it was a good business hotel, we booked it for our visit to a trade show. The reception was friendly and helpful, said that the metro was 5 minutes away...
Well, 5 minutes was more like 15 minutes--if you walked fast! It was very unpleasant to walk around a not-quite safe-looking neighbourhood at night with laptop and expensive equipment. We took a taxi after that.
The rooms were tidy and neat, however, the doors only closed with force, so half of the night we lay awake due to slamming of doors and yelling of (Italian) guests. Our safe did not close properly, only with extreme force. On our last night, there was some sort of outdoor Karaoke concert or concert, with extremely loud music and singing coming from outside, and it was impossible to sleep. After 8 hours on your feet at work, this is not what you want to greet you!
The shower head had clearly not been cleaned in forever, everything seemed a little run-down. On our first night we ate at the restaurant, where the food was cold and the prices high. Definitely not worth it!
There are several nice places in the area to eat, but best walk in company of someone.
Breakfast was sparse, and the coffee machine spat out some brown goo which tasted nothing like coffee. I asked for a cappuccino from the kitchen, but was informed that they could not make one because they were cleaning the machines. Right behind the waitress were the machines, and they were obviously not being cleaned. Other clients however, did receive cappuccinos or coffees. Perhaps we booked a wrong room rate. I would have paid for the coffee, but they didn't even give me the option.
The beds were comfortable, there was a TV in the room, free water as well, but the noise was too much to recover from a long day.
Perhaps if you want to save some $$$ and book something cheap, if you don't mind walking a little to the metro and can sleep in noise, then this hotel will be ok.
As a business hotel? No, Sir!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern and elegant structure completely restructured, nearby the E.U.R. commercial, equipped with a conferences centre, inside parking, precinct a few kilometers away from the new trade show pole and from the international airport of Fiumicino The historical center is connected in a few minutes with the B line underground station San Paolo. ... more less
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