Grand Olympic - Aurum Hotel

Address: Via Properzio 2a, Rome, Lazio, 00193, Italy | 4 star hotel
 
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Vatican City area of Rome, is near Vatican Guided Tours, Italy With Us, Castroni, and Via della Conciliazione.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Olympic - Aurum Hotel Rome

    Great Location W/Excellent Staff

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    After reading the reviews here on this hotel i felt fairly confident that i was going to be pleased with my selection. INDEED I was!! This hotel was a GREAT BARGIN. Location was excellent and the staff was very helpful. The rooms are large and you are literally a stones throw from the Vatican and some other major attractions. Shopping in the area is excellent as well. The breakfast was decent but very aceptable. This hotel is a great secret!

    Decent hotel in a very safe area

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    We spent 4 nights at the Olympic Hotel in mid August 2004. The staff were polite and helpful. The room was clean. We had a Quad room which was really a two room suite with one bathroom (Room 212). The only complaints are: The beds were very hard. We had 2 TVs, but only one worked. The door lock was a daily challenge to get unlocked - you had to have just the right touch. Several times we had to go to the desk and have them unlock it for us. Though some of the reviews were critical of the breakfast, for us it was fine - yogurt, rolls, meats & chesses, hard boiled eggs, several kids of cereals, pastries, and of course juice, milk and coffee. We were there during the heat of August and the room was air conditioned which was a deciding factor in selecting this hotel, though it worked hard to keep up with the heat outside.

    The area is nice. It is a short walk to the Vatican and an equally short walk to the subway station. We felt very safe on the streets at night. There are numerous shops of all kinds near by and an fresh fruit and vegetable market just across the street so you can pick up some fruit for nibbling on during the day. It is also a very nice walk from Piazza Navona back to the hotel at night. Great night time views of the Vatican and Castle St Angelo across the Tiber river.

    All in all I'd recommend the Olympic for the AC and the location. Though it was more expensive than others I'd looked at.

    PS. Be very wary for pic pockets in the subways. I foiled a pick pocket trying to get into my wife's purse. As he turned and got off the subway, he was into another guys backpack who didn't even notice.

    Pleasantly surprised

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    We recently visited the Grand Olympic Hotel. Our room was excellent, you could see St Peter's Dome from the bathroom, very clean and well furnished.

    The breakfast was better than expected - the usual cheese, ham, pastries, yogurts, cereals - more than enough to set you up for the day ahead.

    The location was ideal, nowhere was too far to travel, either by foot or public transport.

    Would certainly return to this hotel again and could recommend it to others.

    Grand Hotel Olympic

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    A great hotel just five minutes from St. Peter's and close to the Metro if you don't want to walk to the Trevi Fountain and the other main sights. Lovely continental breakfast, friendly service and good sized rooms with air conditioning and double glazing. Lots of good restaurants nearby which are more reasonably priced than those in the centre.

    Steps from the Vatican

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    Just returned from a stay at the Olympic. The location is excellent, literally a 5 minute walk from the Vatican along a bustling shopping street. Rooms were reasonably sized (singles were extremely small however) and comfortable though certainly not luxurious. There was quite a bit of street noise during the night and the windows did little to keep it out, so if you are sensitive to that, definitely bring earplugs. The biggest negative against the hotel was the included breakfast..it was practically inedible. All the pastries and cereals were stale, the juice and coffee were terrible and the milk was room temperature. However, given the excellent location, this is a small complaint overall.

    Good value

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    I stayed in the Olympic Grand in September 2002. I booked on the net and found the hotel excellent value and very well placed. The staff were most helpful and the breakfast, included in the bargain price, was more than adequate. I would very happily stay there again.

    Nice, cheap Hotel, great deal!!

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    I'm looking forward for my third stay at the OLYMPIC. It isn't a luxury hotel, but our rooms were large in size, the bathrooms were large, clean and well equipped. The only drawback is breakfast; it is served in a room without windows and the buffett is very basic; but that is standard in Italy; horrible coffee, danishs and other sweets.I even like the location; it's in Prati, on Via Cola di Rienzo, a major shopping street mostly to local people, which means you have everything here. Right across the street is a very nice market with fantastic fruits and vegetables and great coffee latte for 90 euro cents.

    Poor Accomodations

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    Rooms were like prison cells; dark, small, and stale. Checked out a day early even though the rooms were prepaid. Close to Vatican.

    A little dingy, but good price

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    The hotel is in an interesting location, close to Vatican, transit, with good restaurants; it is not that high a profile location but good anyway. The farmer's market has good prices on beer and soda. Our room, however, was a little dark, with peeling, dingy wallpaper, the bathroom was tub only and some of the plumbing fixtures were loose. The desk clerk tried to charge me upon leaving for a prepaid room, although he gave up after a couple of minutes. This hotel is also hard to get to from the airport, as there is no near commuter line, you will have to take a cab or subway.

    Very Handy

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    Close to the Vaticam and also the Ottaviano Metro stop, plus to most buses. A great Farmer's Market across the street for fruit etc. and close to snack places. Very convenient . Polite staff. Room was fine, with shower. Would happily stay there again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Olympic - Aurum Hotel Rome

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