Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia Hotel
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We got into Rome around 11:15 Wednesday morning, waited about 30 minutes for our shuttle to arrive, and was able to check in to our room early. First thing on the agenda? A hot shower! After feeling human again I got ready and ventured out to the lobby to find WiFi access. No luck, only a fee so I've decided to wait and post tomorrow once we get to …
Friday 2nd October
Rome is the city that Ann and I have dreamed of visiting for many years. Ann has had the dream since she was a girl, and so to have the dream fulfilled is something unforgettable. We had two tours with an expert tour guide Yvonne, an archaeologist from Rome.
Not much to say about the arrival in Rome. We had dinner at a local restaurant, but it was nothing special. The hotel is far out of the city. We are planning our free time for tomorrow's tour of Rome.
Would love to have a few more comments from anyone reading the blog...please? Just a few words to let us know that you have dropped by would be great :-)
... very well, because when it came the time we wanted the TV it took a while to figure it out.
We decided to have a bit of "downtime" so I wrote some blog (free and fast wifi yippee on the little PC they had put in our room specially for me as I had emailed before we arrived asking if they had free wifi - very thoughtful of the owners!!!!), and Katie cosied up to her Ipad again. Around 4pm we headed out bound for "the Time Elevator", something I had heard ...
... use through the ages. It's holed dome casts a pure column of light into the dim interior. It is the worlds biggest unreinforced domed structure! I almost laughed, watching a young guy listening to music on his iPod with huge earphones, whilst sitting on one of the bases of the huge ancient columns. The contrast between today and yesterday truly crazy! We then wandered across to the lively Piazza Navona for our last dinner, walking ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia Hotel
I stayed at this hotel in May of 2002, and I found it to be very clean with a very hospitable staff. No complaints!
I stayed here with my three children April 2004 and we were generally happy with everything. When you have children you don't necessarily want a 100% Roman experience; I looked for a hotel with a 'British' feel hoping the kids would like the food. It turned out to be more 'businessy' than the name 'Holiday Inn' suggests and we felt somewhat underdressed when casual. Apart from no courtesy tea service in the (lovely) bedrooms I have no other complaints. The tea services were supplied on request but were not topped up every day. The restaurant served nice food, sea food especially, and the shuttle bus service took us to the main sites via a request stop at Vatican so one of your reviewers had the wrong impression about this. We were very happy with the location thanks to this free bus service. Shame the pool was out of use though, especially as we had good weather. You could do worse than this hotel which I think is good value for money. Learn some Italian though as not all the staff speak English.
NOt very central to the sights
I just spent 3 nights at this hotel at the end of Feb 2004. The previous users did a very good job in describing this hotel. The rooms are clean and our room had a balcony view. However the shuttles are few and far between. Has a good hotel bar if you just want to hang out although the prices of the drinks are expensive. If you like getting away at the end of a long day touring Rome, then this is the place for you.
The Mickey D Hotel
No, this is not an airport hotel, nor a downtown hotel, nor a suburban hotel. This is a stop for tour groups along the freeway. Have the $14 breakfast. Wait for one of the free airport van, leaving every 4 hours.
View the physical plant and the top of the McDonalds from your room............
Stayed at this hotel at the end of Sept. for three nights. Did not like the location at all if you plan on seeing the sights like most tourists. The closest Metro stop was a bus ride away and the hotel is at the top of a hill so when you are tired at the end of the day it is a pain to climb. We ended up taking taxis from the metro stop ( 10 euros at night b/c of evening rate). They say they have a shuttle but it only goes to the Vatican and not often enough to take bake at the end of the day. Room was clean and breakfast was okay. Had internet access. Overall, I would reccommend spending more and staying in the centre of Rome to get have a great Roman experience.
Clean hotel, friendly staff
Clean, modern rooms. The rooms are small, though it offers a very "American" environment. If you're new to Rome and the hotel's location away from most of the sights isn't an issue, this is a safe bet.
Otherwise, there are better alternatives for a true Roman holiday...
Holiday Inn Surprise
Situated in West Rome, convenient only for airport transportation, this hotel is nevertheless very clean and modern, with some luxury touches.
A higher rating would have been given except for the presentation of the worst meal of our trip in the dining room. The breakfast, conversely, was one of the best. Due to the isolated location, only the nearby Jolly hotel might offer better dining posssibilities. Small bar.
Internet access only for laptop or palm pilot owners.Geared for business commuters.