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TravelPod Member ReviewsBettoja Atlantico Hotel Rome
Would stay here again.
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Would stay here again. Close to the metro station.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bettoja Atlantico Hotel Rome
Booked this, got another
Me and my husband had booked Bettoja Atlantico Hotel at a very high rate of $235+ taxes and when we reached there we were told they are fully booked and we will be moved to their sister hotel next door-Mediterrano! We had read bad reviews about that one and mentioned that to the staff at the front desk and insisted on staying at the hotel that we had booked. The sole reason for booking the Atlantico Hotel was the reviews on tripadvisor as opposed to the reviews for Mediterrano though they were both available at the same price. We were curtly told both hotels had same rooms and infact the other was better than the Atlantico. Anyways having no choice at that point we were moved to the Med. hotel. The staff there was extremely rude and spoke to us as if they were doing some kind of favor by answering our questions. Well one thing was good that our room was nice and spacious. It had an old look to it but that looked deliberate to create an art deco look. I liked the bathroom with a nice deep bathtub (not normally found in most european hotels) and nice towels. Overall besides the atttitude of the staff I have no complaints about the room. The hotel is at a close proximity to all the attractions and we walked to all of them. The train station is a stone's throw away and there are good eating places around the hotel. Our favourite was Pastarito just a block away. The breakfast at the hotel is good with hot and cold food.
The best thing about the hotel is the location. The bad part is the price and the attitude of the staff!
We wouldn't stay here again
I am surprised at how thrilled some people were of this place. The staff was barely helpful, if it all. They seemed like they were doing you a favor by just responding to you and we had minimal contact with them.
I e-mailed them in advance to make sure they had computer data ports in each room and they assured me they did. They don't. Apparently an extra phone jack is a data port to them. So I brought my laptop nearly 7,000 miles for nothing.
The room was fair and smelled of mildew. Maybe that's normal for older Rome hotels. The saving grace of this establisment is their sister hotel located next door. That's where a great free breakfeast is served every morning. It also has a roof top bar on the 10th floor that gives you a fantastic view of Rome.
We found by checking around in our week in Italy that we could have done much better than the Atlantico. So can you.
The hotel has a great location. 5 minute walk from main railway station and convenient for visiting Rome and its "treasures".
Only a note: for being such a nice hotel and good quality, I expected a nicer room: it was very small and looked not so "recently" refurbished.
Apart from that, nice place.
Another PLUS review for the ATLANTICO
My wife and I have just returned from Rome after a 7 day stay.
We are very much senior citizens making return visits to Rome after 30 years and in my case 61 years ago
This is another 'PLUS' review for the Atlantico.
Having been warned that the lower floors might be noisy we asked for an upper floor and found we had been given the 6th floor with virtually no traffic noise. We also found the reception staff very helpful, the free internet access was a real bonus and was available 24/7.
Being so close to the station is a real bonus particularly as we used it to go to Cassino (no problems) and the station buffet named CIAO is a treat.
Because of our advancing years we use taxis all the time and the reception have got this off to a fine art.
My wife raved about the soft bathroom towels and I liked the easy to use safe facilities.
No complaints whatsoever except for the rather basic dark design in the room itself.
Book it and enjoy your stay
Great hotel, excellent location, clean and friendly!
Spent 2 nights here in May 2005. My partner and I arrived late from Termini station and got a taxi to the hotel, but we could have walked really, as you can almost see the hotel from the station entrance (its about a 5 minute walk with luggage)
We'd already phoned ahead to ensure that our room wouldn't be given away (we'd had a problem with Expedia in the past) however, the staff assured us that this would not be the case. We were warmly welcomed and got our room card quickly. We'd booked a double room with Expedia and confirmed this via email with the hotel - but when we climbed the 5 floors we found ourselves looking at a twin room :) So back downstairs I went.. 'no problem' - the key was exchanged and we were moved to a double room. I used the stairs thinking the lift would be noisy at that time of night (it looks like an old style 1930s lift, art deco style) but I found out in the morning it is perfectly quiet. :)
The room was spacious and nicely decorated. The bathroom was very clean and nicely presented. Everything was really nice.
Breakfast is served in a shared area (the hotel is linked to another hotel next door) - there is plenty on offer, although the croisants aren't soft as I normally expect, they're the coated with sugar variety. There is juice, hot eggs and ham, cheeses, fruit, cereal etc..
I'd also recommend ordering your coffee seperately as the normal coffee on offer is quite bitter. The espresso is very good.
On the evening, we highly recommned taking the lift to the 10th floor where you can view Rome on the rooftop bar. Its the highest viewing point in Rome and really great to see where you're going/where you've been.
On checking out, the hotel will keep your luggage in a locked cupboard so you can enjoy Rome for a few more hours before leaving the city.
Hint: the room safe is behind the curtains (we only found it on the last day)
Hotel Atlantico - great place to stay!
Clean, quiet hotel located near Termini Station. Front staff were very friendly and excellent with advice. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Buffet breakfast was great and the coffee was delicious! Neighborhod has alot of restaurants and stores, one and a half blocks to train, metro and buses. Short walk to great shopping and nice walk to Colesseum. Would recommend for a pleasant stay in Rome.
A Good Choice
I spent 6 nights at this hotel on business in May 2004. The Hotel is part of the Bettoja chain of 5 hotels all located around the Termini, on or around Via Cavour. I had the choice to stay at other Bettoja hotels, but chose the Atlantico based upon the previous review on this site, which turned out to be a good indicator.
The Hotel rate for us (not sure if it was a group discount) was €119 per night inc buffet breakfast. This proved to be excellent value for money.
Location = Excellent, 5 min walk from Termini (Rome's main railway/bus hub/metro) on Via Cavour.
From the hotel you can walk to virtually every major tourist attraction within 30mins (but not the Vatican), and it is as easy to get the metro, which, despite being rather daunting at first, became quite easy to navigate and is cheap (€1 for a single trip).
Hotel: On the plus side the room was spacious, clean and tidy, good amount of storage space and a cleaver little room safe which you programme with you own PIN. My room was a twin and had ample living space/desk (of a more traditional style of furniture) and a nice step-up-to marbled bathroom/shwr/wc. Colour TV/SAT (only CNN in English tho!). The room had no clock/radio, which is a slight minus point.
The downside to the location however, is traffic noise, but hey, don't forget this is a capital city. Same as any other in this respect.
My room was on the first floor over looking the main road (Via Cavour) above the hotel main entrance. The room does have AC and heavy roller down blind AND double-glazed windows, but you could still hear the hum of traffic going by from early til late. So if you stay here, ask for a room over looking the rear of the bldg, not as nice view, but quieter!
The Hotel shares the same Restaurant/Breakfast Room as its sister Hotel (Mediterraneo) next door, via a linked passageway walk-thru. We only ate at the hotel for breakfast (spoilt by too many choices elsewhere in the evening!!), and this again was good, a wide choice of "continental breakfasts" on a help yourself buffet, they also do scrambled eggs and pancetta on the buffet or you can ask for other types of eggs to be made up for you. They leave a large jug of "Americano" coffee on the tables, but if you wish you can ask for Café Latte or a Cappuccino instead.
The maid service was good, reliable and the rooms clean tidy and immaculately made up on a daily basis.
The front desk staff were helpful and friendly, and have a supply of free city maps if you ask.
To sum up, a nice hotel, close by the rail station/metro, offering good value for money and a great location, Go there, I'll certainly be staying there again on my next trip to the wonderful city of Roma!!
Charming and very clean
The Atlantico was one of the few small and locally owned hotels we could find who was able to easily accommodate my husband and I and two girls in one room. We found it not only roomy, but immaculate with a sparkling and modern bathroom. Great location near the subway, train station and within walking distance of the Colosseum. Great neighborhood with lots of friendly, modest sidewalk cafes full of Italians and non-American tourists. Very polite and professional staff.
Lots of local flavor.