Melia Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel
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... on his horse (there is a copy in the piazza outside), and the “colossal head & hand of Constantine”.
Tired out from a very full day, we headed back to our apartment, stopping at a restaurant near the Pantheon (Caffé Minerva) for some dinner. We got take out and ate on the steps in front of the fountain in the piazza there - awesome.
Of course we finished our day with more gelato from the shop around the corner...when in Rome…
... and the food was lovely, we ordered a jug of Sangro and Roast Lamb and rosemary potatoes with a bean salad, very nice. What a great day we had, we love the little apartment we have, especially when were tied at the end of the day, it's right in the middle of the old city called the Barri Gotic, a lot of the streets can't take cars because the streets are to narrow but there's lots of people and shops and restaurant, so the atmosphere is ...
... structure you can just imagine and look back at history as to how important this was to the Romans and the Christians who gave up their lives here because of their Religion and to the Romans this was where ether felt invincible as they saw and put many to die. As we walked around we were in awe and there was so much to see on the different levels ...
... cherry tomatoes with a light basil pesto with olive oil sauce over short, wide tubes (like manicotti).
There was of course bread with our dinner and bruschetta before. Also at the end of the meal they bring delicious chocolate chip biscotti.
To end our trip we walked through St Peter's square one last time; we thought it only right since we started our trip in Rome with an evening in the square.
Tomorrow we travel back to the states. ...
... it weren’t for my overwhelming hunger I could have stayed there for another couple hours and been completely happy. But I still hadn’t eaten today, for good reason, and it was almost 3pm. What was the good reason you ask? How does a 15-course, appetizer to desert, meal accompanied by as much wine as we desired sound? If you’re not drooling, you should be. Little pizzas and salad started it off, followed by rice with ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Melia Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel Rome
Great Hotel! Loved it!
Stayed at hotel the 22nd through to the 25th of June, 2004.
- Friendly and helpful staff
- Clean rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Well stocked Mini bar
- Great Balcony rooms overlooking the huge pool
- Free shuttle to Barbarini Station (30 minutes on Shuttle bus and then only 2 stops down on the orange from Barbarini to the Colloseum) and the Vatican
- Restaurant food above average
- King beds available
- Porter to carry bags
- Concierge desk can book city tours, day trips, etc...
- Early check-in
- High priced room service/restaurant/minibar. Suggest taking shuttle bus into town and eating in Rome.
- Limited Shuttle service. Adequate. Map out where you want to go from the two stations the shuttle will drop you off.
- Shuttle will not pick you up or drop off at airport. I suggest requesting a taxi to hotel. Should pay no more than 30 Euro for two people and bags. Negotiate ahead of time.
- Hotel is out of the way. Close to nothing.
We stayed at the Melia in March of 2004. We were extremely pleased with the hotel. The staff was very courteous. Our rooms were nice, clean, and spacious. The shuttle bus that takes you into town daily was very helpful since the hotel is a bit away from the main attractions in rome. If we are lucky enough to return to rome soon, we will definetely stay at the melia once again!!
The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. Getting to the hotel was a little tricky (we drove) since it was located on the outskirts of Rome. We were glad that there was a shuttle bus that drops & picks you up near the Vatican or central Rome (short walk to the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, etc.) because driving in Rome is something else! Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone visiting Rome.
It was ok.
I stayed in late April this year. The first room we were given was very hot. They seem to have a problem with their air conditioning because the second room was cooler, but still to hot. The location was very inconvenient for seeing Rome. There is a free bus, but the times are not the most convenient. The food was not that great.