I was here in October 2013 but have only just caught up with my TA reviews.
I was intending to spend a few days in Rome but got sidetracked to Ostia because of references to the port in the "Falco" books by Lindsey Davis. Turns out that Ostia Antica is now 4 kilometers from the Tyrhennian Sea.
It was a walk-in. I didn't know about Ostia Lido until I got to the end of the subway line. Walked along the "lungomare" promenade until I saw a hotel that "felt right", walked in, asked for a room with a sea view, negotiated a very reasonable rate and booked for a night - which became 4. The staff were so warm and helpful, service was excellent.
Breakfast was buffet-style. It wasn't spectacular but a hotel on the Italian coast has to cater for all tastes and the fact is that the average North European/Brit wouldn't recognise good coffee anyway (exception being the Dutch)
The room was clean, bed was comfortable, I had a spectacular view of the sea and the sunsets were magnificent.
The other MAJOR pluspoint of Ostia and Sirenetta was that, thanks to a great metro connection it was easy to get to Rome for day/evening trips and a few stops along the line Ostia Antica is one of the best Roman, historically intact, sites in Italy.
And for the pilgrims, the basilica of St. Paul's Outside the Wall (San Paolo fuori le Mura), "burial site" of the eponymous saint, is on the same metro line.
Downside? I had to leave after only 4 days, driven by my inner demons ;)
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- Also Known As:
- Albergo Sirenetta Hotel Lido Di Ostia
- Albergo Sirenetta Lido Di Ostia