Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni
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We arrived to our hotel in the San Giovanni area around 11:30 am. Perfect timing to relax from the late night in DC (congrats to the newlywed Hunters) and the exhausting day of travel before our 3 pm appointment at the Vatican Museums. That was assuming a room would be ready. One was not. Exhausted and in need of some type of refreshment, we set …
This morning as soon as I woke up so did my allergies. The pollen swirls around in large chunks with the blowing wind, somehow even managing to go directly into my eyes when I am wearing sunglasses. It made me sneeze a little on Saturday, but by Sunday morning my sinuses were on high alert. I am not the only one, either. Everywhere we go we hear …
These early morning starts are wearing us down. We are checked out and into our cab by 7:30 a.m., destination the port in Sorrento. We are lucky, there is not too much traffic and we make great time to the port, no lineups for tickets and soon we are ready to heave our luggage onto the gangplank and head for Naples. It is a quick 40 minute trip …
So due to our cruise starting on Monday (tomorrow) we had a relatively short time to explore as much as Rome, in as little possible time. I think we got lot done in a very short time.We started this morning by going on a Hop-On Hop-Off bus service, which stops at major stops (total of 13 stops) and you can jump on and jump off at any part of the …
So after many hours of flying (and some very humorous moments) we have arrived in Rome.Emirates has to be one of the most awesome airlines I have flown on, there planes are stunning, the service is good, and for airline food, it's not bad at all. The plane we flew from Johannesburg to Dubai, had little stars in the roof , looked awesome when the …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni
We stayed in this Hotel for a weekend in Rome and could get a very good deal for this hotel, which is situated a bit outside the centre of Rome, via ------------------.
We stayed at this hotel for five nights in early November. Overall, it was a good value. The rooms were nice and clean, but a little noisy. The staff was very helpful. The breakfast was plentiful. The hotel was close to a metro stop and the local train. There was also a grocery store fairly close by.
Great Place to Stay
We visited in June, 2004. This Holiday Inn is nestled in a residential neighborhood with a great mom & pop Sardinian restaurant just down the street. Although the rooms were tight, they were well stocked and clean -- the continential breakfast in the morning was a great way to start each day. The hotel is located within walking distance of the train station, and just a short jaunt to the Metro. This place gave great location, and was awesome. I would highly recommend it.
My wife and I just returned from a week in Rome in late October. We really enjoyed our hotel. We have been to Rome a number of times and have stayed at very nice hotels in the core near the Spanish steps and Piazza Navonna. This was our first stay at a hotel not really in the Centro Storico. We were very pleasantly surprised! The hotel is very new and clean throughout! Eventhough some of the rooms back on to the rail line, the rooms are quiet, clean, modern and the beds are excellent. The full breakfast is excellent, eggs, bacon, cold meats, pastries and freshly made cappuchinos. Certainly a super way to start your siteseeing day. The staff were extremely helpful and will assist you in any way. They even had the car rental company deliver and pick-up the vehicle to the hotel for me.
Great breakfast , just as review said
booked 6 days, 5nts with France Vacations--they said Holiday st john was good--looked at website, seemed OK, then read trip advisor review about breakfast and location and decided that was it. A few minutes from train station--easy from airport, then easy to metro to get around and the breakfast spread was amazing for a Holiday Express!!
We stayed at this hotel in June 2004 for 4 nights, the beginning of our travels around Italy.
Clean, but noisy
The hotel offers clean rooms, helpful staff, and a good continental breakfast. On the downside the hotel is located adjacent to a noisy rail line. Early in the morning you can hear the passenger announcements. There are a couple of grocery stores in the area along with some reasonable priced Pizza (4 Euro for 2 big slices). If you can get a good price, you are probably better off here then a budget hotel near the Termini. Try to request a room away from the rail tracks.
Visited this hotel in Dec. 2003, they were still finishing the hotel and it wasn't officially a Holiday Inn Express however by now I'm sure it is. What was complete was very clean with the usual HI Express blue and yellow décor and a lovely breakfast. I have stayed at The HI Express Rome East as well and this one has the better location. There is no shuttle bus but it is about a 10-15min walk from the Metro and a taxi from Trevi Fountain is about 12 Euros. Neighbourhood seem okay except for the usual Roman graffiti and I think there is a wee Gypsy compound on the same street. However I would recommend it over anything in that dodgy area nears the Train Station. The location is only real downfall but if you want to avoid the hotel crap shoot in Rome the price is usually worth it, I paid about $120 Canadian a night for a double.