by George M on Jan 19, 2013
For the last fifteen years or so myself,family and friends have used this hotel for various breaks.My best friend and his family live close by in Acilia and is perfect for that.It seems most people stay here and visit Rome as it is cheaper than a lot of hotels centrally.Also they stay out of season and so the pool will be out of use and not maintained even if the weather is good !
There is a good restaurant around the corner with a covered outside eating area if preferred and reasonably priced.A few yards away is a small bar and a good place to have a drink/snack.
Ostia the local beach is not far away and worth a visit especially during the summer months as the privately owned parts of the beach (there is a charge) are well looked after with good amenities food and drinks.In Ostia Itself there are plenty of restaurants bars etc.Just get a cab to Acilia train station and a one euro ticket will take you either to Rome ( 30 mins) or Ostia (15mins).
The hotel staff are very good and happy to help with any queries and supply maps if needed.Rooms are clean and tidy and breakfast is the usual cereal, meat, rolls,fruit etc
by Incubaby05 on Oct 30, 2012
My boyfriend and I stayed for 7 nights at this hotel between the 21st and 28th of October 2012. Having a 6am flight followed by a bus, a train and then another bus to reach the hotel wasn't ideal but we eventually made it.Definitely not an ideal location if you want to be in the hustle and bustle of city life. We were greeted by a friendly young man who allowed us to check in early and our room, although small was clean and tidy.
After reading our 'welcome' pack we decided to take a little tour around the hotel....this is when the disappoint started flooding in. Excited, we made a bee line for the pool as the weather was gorgeous and we were both keen for a swim...our excitement was soon dashed as on the way I noticed a green, algae infested swamp that looked like it would have Shrek's stamp of approval written all over it. 'This can't be the pool?' I reluctantly asked my disapproving boyfriend. 'Erm, I think it is' was his disappointed reply. There in this self proclaimed 4* hotel was a pool so green it would have been better placed in the woods than this once luxury hotel. Yes, I know it may be coming out of season but the weather is still hot and guests are still shown pictures of the lush blue water when booking the hotel. This is really misleading and such a shame as the pool would have been perfect if it was maintained like it should be. Definitely not a good first impression. We then went to ask where the indoor pool was only to be informed that it only opened at certain times of the day for 2 hour slots and was closed all day on a Sunday. Definitely not what is expected in a tourist spot in a continental country.
Coming back to our room, our double bed was two twins pushed together and the mattresses themselves were hard and not very comfy. Movies were extremely expensive at 13 Euros a go or 22 Euros for 24 hour access to movies, television and internet. We actually purchased 24 hours of internet use for 5 Euros, but this was slow, frustrating and didn't load up everything on the page.
The bathroom was fully functional and the cleaning service was good as we had clean towels and toiletries every day. The cleaning lady was also very sweet and helpful, which was a bonus as some of the other staff (mainly on reception) were unhelpful and snooty.
The breakfast was plentiful, although choice could have been better and it consisted of croissants, bread, jams, ham, cheese, yoghurts, fruit, juices, tea and coffee and lukewarm eggs and streaky bacon. It was a good way to start the day and breakfast is served until 10am which was a bonus if you didn't want to be up super early.
Overall, our stay wasn't horrendous but could have been made so much better by having use of a clean outdoor pool and seeing a friendly face in reception. There wasn't much help with tourism either and you were made to feel a bit of a burden if you asked for travel advise. On departure, we were also charged 5 euros for drinks out of the minibar which we never touched. On complaint, we were told this couldn't be taken off the bill. Not a great end to our stay.
I definitely feel this is more of a business hotel or for people who want a quieter stay as there isn't a lot to do in the area.
by Katelyn S on Oct 19, 2012
We took a large group of students to Rome for ten days and we stayed in this hotel. It was sufficient to what we needed-a place to sleep. We were always the first group down for breakfast so it was really early and there usually wasn't much to choose from. There was really basic stuff: bread, croissants, meat, cheese, fruit cocktail, yogurt and occasionally cereal. They sometimes had eggs and what I think is supposed to be bacon but it was usually always undercooked. The rooms were okay. Since we had a large group we knew that things varied from room to room. My room was fine but I know other rooms the air conditioning didn't work, or the refrigerator didn't work. The location is in the suburb area so it's not close to any common Rome attractions. It is close to a bus stop that can get you to a metro station fairly quickly. It was kind of nice being away from the tourist stuff in the evenings and being able to relax.
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