Rome Marriott Park Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rome Marriott Park Hotel
Very Nice Hotel Outside Center of Rome
As a Marriott Platinum member I booked this hotel as a an award stay for the last 3 days in April (no rooms were availbale at the other Marriott in central Rome). The hotel is located about 10-15 minutes from the airport, on a high hill, in an area with many office buildings (Totyota, Alitalia, etc..) and several new apartment buildings. As others have noted there are no restaurants in the immediate area (We would stop at a little market in central Rome and buy snacks and soft drinks/water and take them back to our room). Walking outside the hotel grounds is not adviseable because of some wild dogs that roam the area outside the hotel gates.
The property itself is very large and comfortable, with a huge lobby full of sofas and chairs, a nice little lobby bar for drinks and snacks, and a restaurant that served a buffet breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. (we did not eat in the restaurant at the hotel but heard several guests mention that the breakfast was very good, if a little pricey). The hotel did provide free coffee service in the lobby each morning.
We arrived at the hotel straight from the airport at around 12:30 - 1pm. The hotel was hosting a convention and the check in process was slightly disorganized (our room was not yet ready so we looked around
the hotel and had a glass of wine at the bar). Soon we were checked in (the front counter staff was pleasant, but a little unorganized due to the large number of guests checking in for the convention).
Our room was very comfortable..a queen sized bed with cozy new linens, tons of pillows and a soft pillow top mattress. There was also a small sitting area (table and chair), good sized closet, new LCD TV with some english speaking channels (Fox News, etc..) and two beautiful bathrooms (one with a deep relaxing tub, the other with a small shower.
After our 10 hour long flight from the U.S. my wife and I took a quick nap in our room before heading out later in the afternoon. The hotel offers a free shuttle service from the hotel to the center of Rome (Piazza Cavour near the Vatican and the Spanish Steps area...
about 25 minutes by shuttle from the hotle). We soon found out that you need to reserve your shuttle trips in advance, so we were able to take the shuttle into Rome, but had to take a taxi back to the hotel (about 40 euro) since the last returning shuttle was full. (Book your shuttle trips in advance at the Concierge Desk!! They only run every other hour...even hours to Rome, odd hours back to the hotel).
In all we enjoyed our stay at the hotel. It is very new and comfortable (The pool and Spa area were not yet open when we stayed, but the pool looked large and impressive). The rooms and beds are large by European standards. And the staff was polite when we had questions. That being said, the hotel can be very expensive, and it is somewhat inconvenient having to rely on the shuttle to get to and from central Rome. In the future we will probably try to stay a little closer to the center of Rome, however staying at the Rome Marriott Park is a comfortable alternative.
Really outside town
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for two nights prior to driving to Venice. I had read the reviews on Trip Advisor and I knew the hotel was new. I was also a loyal Marriott customer and as mentioned in other reviews, the price is a lot better than other Rome hotels.
I'm not sure if there is a better option for the price but I would look before I stayed here again. The hotel is really way outside town. They do run a shuttle into Rome on even hours starting at 8AM. The returns back to the hotel start at 9AM. However, the ride is 35-40 minutes and longer during rush hours. Reservations for the shuttle are made through the front desk and are recommended (Both ways) but we did not have a problem on any of our rides.
There is really nothing around the hotel. We even drove to Warner village which has a couple of restaurants a couple of shops and a movie theatre but don't plan on spending a lot of time there. Also, I did not believe it but there are packs of wild dogs throughout the area. They seem pretty calm but I can't imagine doing much walking in the area.
The hotel room was OK. Very big, but strangely setup and furnished. My room was like a hallway with a king bed at one end with a TV and a minibar, a large space down to the other end near the window where there was a table, three chairs and a desk. Also, there were two bathrooms one with a sink and a bathtub and the other with a very small shower, toilet, bidet and sink. My biggest complaint was I could not get the room cool. The AC could not be set lower than 19 and rarely got down to 21. This might be expected in an older hotel but the odd stuff was not expected in a new Marriott hotel.
The hotel itself is definitely for conventions. They have tons of meeting space and there was a Visa Conference going on while I was there. However, the lobby area is huge and feels like an indoor stadium. They have a bar in the middle and a restaurant at the far end but it its like being in a train station. The staff was very professional and respectful.
Overall, it was a place to stay. Not bad at all but also not very special.
We stayed as a group of couples for a weekend when unfortunately our first hotel was overbooked (this would have been in central rome).
The staff were unhelpful and rooms expensive especially considering you had to pay extra for the Spa and pool (£18.00 each to use both) and breakfast (from £15.00 each).
Rome itself was great but we had to trek in and back (although the hotel did lay on a free shuttle although this was nearly always full so we had to use taxis anyway).
My advise is find a hotel in central Rome with no facilities as there is so much to see and do in Rome you do not need anything in your hotel apart from friendly staff who are certainly not working at the Marriot.
Stayed at the Marriott Park Hotel for 1 week. The hotel is outside of Rome. The hotel is nice and rooms are very clean. They have a few quirks to work out but due to being so new we overlooked the issues. There is only one restaurant in the hotel at this time and it is pricey. The hotel offers a free shuttle, first trip to the city is at 8am and last pick up from the city is 11pm. The shuttle drops and picks up at the Piazza Cavour. The ride is about 30 minutes. A taxi is about 30 Euros, to /from the city. Make sure you take the address of the hotel if you use a taxi, since it is new noone really knows where it is located.
A taxi from the airport is about 40-50 Euros. No shuttle so you need to use a car service or taxi.
Worth the distance
My family and I had 3 rooms at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel for 8 nights late March, 2007. Check-in and check-out went smoothly. The rooms are decorated with fine appointments and the amenities are Marriott's new Aromatherapy Brand. Marriott's new Revive Bedding is very comfortable. There are two marble, back to back bathrooms in each room. One has a shower, toilet, bidet, warming rack for towels and sink. The other has a bathtub, warming rack for towels and sink. Very convenient and very well designed. The television looked like a 32 inch flat panel TV with a few channels in English (CNN, Fox News, BBC News). There are no DVD players provided. A good sized, easy to use electronic safe is provided in the closet. Lighting is controlled by inserting your room key in a slot as you enter. When you take your key out of this slot, all lights will go out within a minute or two. To have access to light in the middle of the night (going to the bathroom, etc.), leave your key in the slot and turn off all lights manually. You can then turn on whichever light you want as needed. Wired internet access is available in the rooms, but is very expensive. One hour is 7.50 euros and 24 hours (continuous) is 22 euros. That's about US$30 per day! I was unable to locate an ice machine. The housekeeping staff does not routinely provide ice in the rooms. One must have to contact room service for ice. A very nice touch is the complimentary coffee and tea service provided in the lobby from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM daily.
This is a very large hotel (601 rooms) that caters to conventions. On its website, it is stated that the hotel has the largest convention center in Europe with meeting facilities for over 6,000 people. It is located approximately 10-15 minutes from Fiumicino (FCO) airport in an industrial park that contains headquarters for Toyota, Alitalia, and multiple apartments. As of March, 2007, there are no shops or restaurants nearby. In fact, there really is nowhere to walk outside (especially since there are packs of dogs that surround the area - it must have been the dogs' habitat before the commercial building began). This new hotel is still a work in progress, awaiting completion of the spa, the indoor pool, and the large outdoor pool. The staff is projecting a late April completion. I would estimate a while later than that. Call the hotel for completion date if the spa and pool are important for you. When complete, these facilities will make up for the distance from city center (approximately 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic). The rack rates (180-230 euros) are about half of the rates for the Rome Marriott Grand Hotel Flora (located in the Via Veneto area of central Rome - 330 euros and up).
The hotel is presently providing a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the Piazza Cavour in central Rome. When we were there, it departed the hotel on even hours between 8:00 AM and 10:00 PM and returned from Piazza Cavour on odd hours between 9:00 AM and 11:00 PM. One should reserve with the front desk to guarantee transport.
The full buffet breakfast was very delicious and quite extensive, including made to order omelets, waffles, bacon, sausages, breakfast ham, Italian lunchmeats, fresh mozzarella, various pastries, a wide selection of juices, coffee, milk and many other items. The cost was 29.50 euros (approximately US$40). Having it included in a room package would make for much better value.
We arranged transport from the airport to the hotel with Rome Cabs, run by Stefano Costantini. We were very pleased with the service and would use them again. They also provided transport for us back to the airport at the end of our stay. We were a family of 5 with 5 suitcases and multiple carry-ons. The van was comfortable and large enough for all of us and the cost was 55 euros each way. We booked in advance using his website. He can also be reached by email and by phone. His company also provides tours, but we did all of our touring on our own.
I would especially recommend the following two restaurants that are within a few blocks of the pick-up area in Piazza Cavour: Ristorante Alle Due Fontanelle at Via Federico Cesi, 23, which specializes in seafood. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Also, we went to Antonino's Café (on the corner of Via Vittoria Colonna and Lungovitere, just west of the Ponte Cavour) on a daily basis, prior to meeting the shuttle, for excellent gelato (Italian ice cream). On our final day in Rome, we realized that they also serve a luncheon buffet (You are served by a waiter behind the buffet table who puts on your plate whatever you choose from the extensive buffet. You do not serve yourself and are limited to one pass through the line per charged plate. It seemed to be unlimited, but all food needed to fit on your dinner sized plate - not quite the same definition I am used to for buffet.) It was excellent and reasonably priced at 10 euros per plate.
Rome benefits from a constant supply of fresh drinking water, so we usually asked for tap water when dining. About half of the restaurants at which we ate said they would not serve tap water and would only serve (and charge for) bottled water. Even when we asked in Italian (acqua di rubinetto) we were sometimes brought bottled water. I assume it is their way of earning extra revenue. Also, be aware that many restaurants have a bread/cover charge of 1.5 - 5 euros per person. The bread and butter are not necessary gratis as in the U.S. (At one restaurant they even wanted to charge 1 euro for each pat of butter)! We prefer olive oil anyway.
We were very pleased with the hotel property and service. While it is more convenient to stay in Rome city center, the beautifully designed rooms, soon to come pool and spa facilities and lower room rates more than make up for the 30-45 minute shuttle ride. Should the hotel ever decide to require payment for the shuttle, then the leisure visitor might need to re-evaluate staying here.
Un hotel eccellente che sarà ancora migliore quando è finito
Quest'anno poco prima di Natale e prima di tornare a casa in Nord America ci siamo fermati al Marriot Park di Roma e siamo stati benissimo.
Questa è stata la conclusione perfetta di un viaggio bellissimo in giro per l'Italia. Il Marriot Park è davvero un bell'albergo, dotato di un atrio imponente e di camere spaziose e tranquille; le camere standard hanno un bagno e mezzo (con una doccia a pioggia), un televisore a schermo piatto e un letto fantastico. L'hotel stesso non è ancora completamente finito: talvolta si nota che ci sono ancora dei lavori in corso, ma praticamente tutte le aree che gli ospiti avranno occasione di vedere sono state rifinite molto bene. Vi consiglio di provare il ristorante o uno dei servizi a disposizione come il centro benessere o la piscina. Quest'hotel sembra che sia stato progettato principalmente tenendo a mente chi viaggia per affari o chi deve andare a una conferenza. La zona circostante si sta sviluppando rapidamente: nuovi uffici (ad esempio Toyota o Alitalia) e appartamenti sembrano spuntare dal nulla; inoltre l'albergo è relativamente vicino all'aeroporto di Fiumicino e all'autostrada. È quindi chiaro che l'hotel NON si trova vicino al centro storico, tuttavia il Marriott fornisce un servizio navetta che parte a orari regolari e che vi porta in centro (Piazza Cavour) a mezza strada tra il Vaticano e Trinità dei Monti, così andare a visitare le attrazioni turistiche romane non è un problema. Il viaggio dura circa 30-35 minuti (alle 18:00). Una volta lì si può prendere la metro o si può fare una passeggiata e ammirare i monumenti.
Insomma, questo è il posto ideale per coloro che cercano un hotel di lusso e si devono trovare non troppo lontani dall'aeroporto di Fiumicino e/o non dispiace stare lontani dal centro storico. Per inciso, il taxi dalla Stazione Termini al Marriott Park costa €27 e il viaggio dura circa 35 minuti all'ora di punta.
Tutto considerato è stato un buon soggiorno in una bellissima camera accogliente e dove tutto è nuovo di zecca.
Alcuni suggerimenti: l'hotel può farvi venire a prendere (o riportare) all'aeroporto in macchina; il costo è di €50 per tratta. Ricordatevi di mandare un'e-mail all'albergo perché il loro sito web non menziona questa opzione. Il servizio navetta gratuito vi porta a Piazza Cavour (in centro) ed è eccellente e puntuale tutto il giorno anche se, di nuovo, non è menzionato sul loro sito web. Al momento c'è solo una palestra molto rudimentale. La colazione e il servizio in camera sono piuttosto costosi; è meglio se vi ricordate di comprare un tramezzino al bar vicino alla fermata della navetta. Non dimenticate che i taxi fanno partire il tassametro quando l'hotel gli telefona e NON quando arrivano.
Happy new year
Overall a good stay in excellent, brand new comfortable rooms. Here are some tips:
The hotel can book you a limo from the airport it is 50 Euro each way. You need to email the hotel as the info is not on their website.
The complimentary shuttle service to the paizza cavour (rome centre) is excellent, on time throughout the day although there is no info about it on the hotel website. Only a basic gym is open at the moment.
breakfast and room service in general is pretty pricey, pick up a nice sandwich from the bar near the shuttle service stop
don't forget, taxis start the meter from when the hotel calls them, NOT when they arrive.
Excellent Hotel -- will be even better once it is completed
We really enjoyed our stay at the Rome Marriott Park just before Christmas this year prior to flying back to North America. It was a welcomed luxurious ending to a good trip in Italy.
The Marriott Park is a really nice hotel -- complete with grand foyer, large quiet rooms, 1 and a half bathrooms (with rainfall showerhead), panel TV, plush bed in standard rooms. The hotel itself is not quite complete yet -- with some evidence of constructuion still in progress but all the areas that guests typically see are nicely finished. We did not try the restaurant or any of the amenities like spa or pool.
This hotel looks to be designed primarily with business travellers or conference-goers in mind. The area seems to be growing with new offices (i.e. Toyota/Air Italia) and apartments popping up all around and its relatively close to the big airport (FCO) and autostradale. As such it is *not* located anywhere near the historic city center -- but the Marriott does provide a regularly scheduled shuttle bus that drops you off in a central location (Piazza Cavour) which is right in between the Vatican and the Spanish Steps district so getting in to see the Rome city sites is not a problem at all. A one way trip takes about 30-35 mins (this was at 6:00PM). Once there, you can hop on the metro or walk the city to see the sites.
Overall, its an ideal place for those looking for a luxury hotel and need to be closer to the FCO airport and/or don't mind being outside of the main city core.
As a side note, it cost 27eur to get from the Termini Train Station (via taxi) to the Marriott Park -- about 35 min drive time during rush hour.
Brand New Unfinished Hotel
The brand new Marriott Rome Park Hotel is not
any famous"Park Hotel"
type. It is in a industrial park outside of Rome, close to the airport.
It is incomplete on the landscape, and the huge place
has fewer workers than an average Courtside By Marriott.
This is a franchise hotel, managed by Marriott, and the owner has
significant management difference than from Mr. Marriott(confidential
information from an insider), and it shows by the poor performance of the
The rooms are big and well stuffed with new sheets and cover.
There is a 32 inch Sony LCD tv.There is even one and a half bathroom.So
once inside the room ,one may forget the trip to Rome downtown actually
will take 30 minutes. Right now there is a free hotel shuttle connecting the park
to Piazza Cavour, within walking distance to the Vatican. I walked from
Piazza Cavour, cross the Tiber River at the Ponte Cavour, enter the
Spainish Steps area, climb the steps to around the Villa Borghese to reach
Via Veneto to the Rome Marriott Hotel Flora to see if I can change my
Today is raining hard in Rome. At the Park, swimming pool and work out
room is not ready, and I don't want to get soaked by riding the hotel
bus and be dropped off in an open Piazza.
It is unsafe to even jog outside , because there is a colony of wild dogs living in the hill side just outside the hotel.
Management said "it is a problem,'and claimed to have reported it already.
Let the buyer be aware, if the price is right, Marriott Rome Park Hotel
is bearly a three stars situation, definitely not a grade 6 by Marriott