Barcelo Aran Park
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We landed on time, about 12:05 pm local time. We were lucky and caught an earlier shuttle and arrived at the hotel about 2:30 pm local time. We are six hours ahead of Ohio time.
Our hotel is nice. We have to put our room keycard in a slot in the room in order for the lights and air conditioner to work! That seems like a good idea, no …
Today we should see St. Peter's Basilica and the Forum. We should have some free time and an optional tour that will take us to the Vatican!
After a breakfast of hard rolls with jam and honey, scrambled eggs (runny), sausage (more like a hot dog), fresh fruit and cold cereals we headed out. Started out on time -- good first day! It's hot …
You think a sleep in of sorts would mean that you felt better when you woke up in the morning. Wasn't the case today. We dragged ourselves out of bed 7.30am, breakfast at 8.15 and on the bus by 9am. Everyone was a bit tired, including Calvin, and it was a quiet morning on the bus as I slept with my headphones on, Dan watched Prison Break and …
We were told that today was a biiiiiig day, yes, we got up very early and left for the sights at 7.45am. That in itself was a challenge but we achieved it well. We were all prompt on the bus, with sensible walking shoes insitu and ferried to the Colesseum. We met with our slightly ecentric guide, Nicoletta and started walking around the Colesseum …
Day 5, TTEE 2008. Venice (Marghera) - Rome (2) Goodbye Venice. Here we are back on the bus. We have been rotating seats, on the left behind the driver you go 2 seats forward, and on the right you go 2 rows back. This is so that everyone gets a different seat and there is no fighting and arguing. Today I am in the front seat, sitting directly behind …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelo Aran Park Rome
Great hotel but not for tourists
OK, so others have explained in some depth that this is not a tourist hotel. So lets get that out of the way and concentrate on the quality of the hotel for business customers.
The hotel is convenient for the EUR district of Rome, which is a short taxi journey away. The check-in was smooth and curteous needing only a passport and no credit card swiping.
The room was on the large side with balcony (looking out on nothing in particular). There was a shower and bath in a very clean bathroom.
The bar area was on the strangely characterless side and is best described as "functional", although the spicy nibbles provided were surprisingly tasty!
The restaurant was on the 7th floor and we didn't use it apart from breakfast.
The only small problem came at check-out when I was presented with a bill that should already have been paid. A colleague was to have done this, but I got to the reception before they had a chance to do so. My problem, not the hotels - but even though I explained that it would be resolved within 5 minutes as my colleague was just arriving, I received a rather frosty response and was told in no certain terms to "sort it out".
I will be re-visiting this area on business in the new year and will ask that I be booked into this hotel again.
Una mala ubicación, un buen hotel
Aunque cuando me alojé aquí hacía poco que el hotel había abierto, el servicio fue extremadamente bueno y cada habitación tenía su propio balcón. El principal fallo de este hotel es su ubicación, dado que es imposible alojarse en este lugar sin tener que alquilar un coche o dejarse una fortuna en taxis.
Un hotel muy bueno
Un hotel muy bueno. Su ubicación es muy tranquila, las habitaciones son espaciosas y está muy cerca de la zona euro en Roma. El personal es muy agradable y muy profesional. El efecto artístico del vestíbulo y el de la entrada del hotel es increíble. Me alojé durante 3 noches en un viaje de negocios y es un lugar muy cómodo, el único problema es el acceso a Internet en las habitaciones...
Sehr gutes Hotel
Ein sehr gutes Hotel, ruhige Lage, geräumige Zimmer, und sehr nahe am EU Bezirk in Rom gelegen. Freundliches und professionelles Personal, großartige Kunst in der Lobby and am Hoteleingang ... War hier drei Tage lang auf einer Geschäftsreise und fand es sehr bequem, das einzige Problem war das Internet im Zimmer ...
Schlechte Lage, nettes Hotel
Obwohl das Hotel gerade erst eröffnet hatte, als ich da war, war der Service extrem gut und jedes Zimmer hatte seinen eigenen Balkon.
Der einzige Nachteil des Hotels ist die Lage, es ist unmöglich, hier ohne einen Mietwagen zu bleiben oder Unsummen für Taxen auszugeben.
Nice hotel, horrible location
First I would like to say that this hotel was not our "selected" hotel but a selection from Golden Tulip Mecenate Palace in Rome. It seems that Mecenate Palace overbooked or made a scheduling error that required us to stay here for the first day of our trip.
Honestly, the hotel itself is very nice and the room was not too bad. We just needed a place to hold our stuff and it fit that mold.
Unfortunately, the staff didn't seem very helpful when we first showed up. We soon discovered it was because Mecenate Palace booked us for the WRONG day. It was clear things were not getting off to a good start.
Getting to this hotel was a pain in the butt (to say the least). We took the Metro to Laurentina station and followed the directions from Aran Park's website. After searching and asking numerous rude people at the station, we finally located the bus stop about a mile from the Metro stop. Then we waited.. and waited.. until the 762 bus showed up. The bus driver wouldn't help us but luckily a couple of tourists realized we were looking for the hotel and told us where to get off the bus.
So, after getting off the bus we had to drag our luggage up hill for another half mile to get to the hotel (luckily there were signs).
Anyhow, let me just sum it up by saying that this hotel would probably be more highly rated if it weren't in the middle of nowhere. The food was also overpriced and not very good. In a pinch, this hotel will serve the purpose.. but I wouldn't go unless forced.
Bad Location, Nice hotel
Although this hotel was newly opened when i stayed here, the service was extremely good and each bedroom had its own balcony.
The main detractor of this hotel was it's location, it's impossible to stay here without a hire care or paying a fortune in taxi's.
Very good hotel
A very good hotel,
Quiet location, spacious rooms, and very close to the EUR zone in Rome
Friendly and professional staff, and great art affect in the lobby and at the entrance of the hotel...
Stayed for 3 nights on a business trip, and find it very convenient, the only problem is internet in the rooms....
Simply shining hotel... terrible location, rooms and beds are terrible...
Great hotel -- Rome Italy
My daughter and stayed at this hote for two nights and it was wonderful. The service was great and the staff was very helpful.