Hotel Emona Aquaeductus
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After nearly a week in Greece, I was off to Rome, the other capitol of the ancient world. At first, Rome didn't strike me as did Athens, but then again I arrived at night so the sights were still hidden. The next morning, however, Rome's glory came into full view, and man was it overwhelming. In an attempt to avoid repeating myself, Ill annotate the pictures more that usual.
When in Rome:
Visit the Trevi Fountain, multiple times for people watching, lucky coin tossing and a few flavors of gelato.
Roam around the Forum and Coliseum imagining what all the buildings would have looked like 2000 years ago. Picture yourself being fed grapes and fanned by your servants.
Dodge scooters, smartcars and buses …
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... got us a clean Mercedes Benz taxi - luxury. The drive in reminded me of the movie "The Transporter" with Jason Statham. There are other options of course which all can be comfortably purchased when you arrive otherwise get a prebooked shuttle service before leaving home.
Once at our B&B we dropped off our luggage and we were off to have some lunch get a map and then come back to plan the rest of our afternoon. Decisions made ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Emona Aquaeductus Rome
Room was a little, well, subpar -- but big enough. The great location and free breakfast were the main positives.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Emona Aquaeductus Rome
Location: Couldn't be better. It's very close to Manzoni station, which is about 5-10 minutes walk. Manzoni is 2 stations south of Termini - and it's the Metro red line with all the tourist attraction stop. We walked to the Colesium from the hotel and back at night - totally safe. You can also walk 3 minutes to catch the tram to Termini and Coliseum from the hotel. The hotel is also close to supermarket and tabacchi store.
Breakfast: Great variaty, and delicious.
Price: I think we got a good deal for the price that we paid.
Hotel staff: Courteous, willing to help. All you can do is just ask.
Room: This is probably the only not-so-good thing that happen to us. THe first room that we stayed at was behind the breakfast pantry. We got up too early with the smell of croissant and clanking of dishes. Avoide room 11-13 at all cost. We requested for another room and had a better night sleep.
Bathroom: Good + clean
We highly recommend this place.
Very good choice
We thought that this hotel was a great choice for people who don't want to spend as much, but are still close to the city center. Our room was clean and very well air conditioned (One of our favorite parts of the day was to walk back into our room and night and feel the blast of cool air).
I would highly recommend figuring out public transportation around the hotel-at least for getting back to it at night. It's easy to keep on walking farther and farther away from the hotel, until you have to walk for an hour to get back when you're already tired from a long day. The Manzoni metro stop is pretty close.
Hotel staff was very helpful. The blow dryer in my room didn't work but I brought my own dual voltage one and the girl at the front desk gave me an adaptor to use with it.
We enjoyed our stay
Very pleasant small hotel.
Small hotel, a bit off the beaten track but 5 minutes walk to the Manzoni metro station and about 20 minutes walk to the Colloseum. Decorated in Art Nouveau style, I asked for a room with a jacuzzi and got one (through expedia website)The room was quite small, but stylish.It faced onto the back of the neighbouring houses/apartment blocks (room 27) Room had air con and a fridge and a very pretty stained glass sliding door to the bathroom which was modern and marble throughout.I could have taken the jacuzzi home with me! Felt safe coming back at night but as anywhere need to keep your wits about you.We enjoyed our stay.Breakfast was basic, continental style but filled you up for the start of the day till luchtime.Great hotel for those on a budget and wishing to splurge a bit more on food and drink in fancy Roman restaurants!
Great place to stay!
Stayed in the Emona hotel for a week in July 2004. From the outside it doesn't look very inspiring- but the room was clean and well decorated with plenty of Italian tiling, and a great bath! Staff were very helpful,and friendly.
We felt safe walking around the area at night- heading to the San Lorenzo and Esquilino districts, at least.
Only downside for some may be the lack of a cooked breakfast, and no hotel restaurant or bar (although there seemed to be a small bar but we were never there when/if it was open). There are plenty of places to eat if you look around - especially in San Lorenzo district- which we discovered on our last day. (Try Il Ditto e la Luna, 49/51 via dei Sabelli)
A pretty and quiet hotel with very friendly, helpful staff. The room was small but very clean and we loved the marble staircase.
Location is quite a walk to the centre, but close to underground and tram stops. A good cheap option!
Good Experience at the Emona
I stayed for a week at the Emona Aquaeductus in March (based on the positive reviews on this site). Our room was on the second floor and faced the back, so it was quiet and we had a nice view of the old neighboring buildings (quite scenic). The room was small, but freshly renovated and very clean. I do wish the TV had better reception. The breakfast each morning was excellent with fresh baked croissants.
The location worked well. We could walk to the Coliseum and, most importantly, to the subway which provided easy access to the Vatican and all major sites. There are not a lot of dining options nearby, but we felt safe walking at night. The desk staff were very helpful.
Given the price, I would definitely stay there again.
A bit disappointed
To be honest after reading the reviews on the hotel here and reviewing the Hotels own Website I was a bit disappointed on arrival.The good points; friendly staff and the rooms were clean.Not so good points; the Hotel is located in an unsavoury part of Rome, if you arrive late at the train station I would not recommend walking. Maybe we just a bad room (No. 11), but it was very small, and very noisy (the hotel is located on a relatively busy road). I defiantly would not describe our double superior room as private nor romantic as their website does. We?ve stayed in many hotels in Europe and I'm sure you can do worse than this in Rome, but I certainly would not recommend this place to others.
Very nice hotel
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Emona Aquaeductus. The room was a bit small (as is the case in most European hotels) but it was extremely clean and had all the essential emenities we needed. The bathroom was also extremely clean. I have to admit, when we first pulled up in to the hotel at night we were a little worried about the neighborhood. But as soon as we walked into the hotel our fears were put to rest. When we woke up in the morning and went outside we realized the hotel was actually in a great location. It was about a 20 min. walk to ancient Rome and only 2 blocks from the metro station.
Breakfast was great and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I would defiantly recommend this hotel to to other travelers.
I was very impressed with this hotel. The room was tastefully decorated and extremely clean. The bathroom was absolutely spotless and they maintained that cleanliness throughout the hotel. Breakfast was great and as the other review stated, staff was genuinely friendly and sought to improve your stay with extra recommendations and help to guide your way through the city. It would take us about 20 minutes to walk to the Colisseum and for a good walk you can get to downtown fairly easily.
The metro is about two blocks away, however, if you've never been on an Italian metro system, then I would strongly advise you to rethink taking it and just walk everywhere! I can honestly say that when I visit Rome again, this hotel will be my first choice.
Very nice hotel
September 2003: This is a very nice hotel and the photos on their webpage are as the rooms. The service was very very good, nice people that like to help you with all your questions. Breackfast ws very nice and they have parking space. They are very well located and near the subway. If in Rome we will surely stay again.