Athena Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
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Small little hotel in A nice area. Very close to the metro stations about a 10 minute walk and bus stops all over. You get what you pay for so you can't expect much. Very clean hotel they made sure everything was clean and the staff was very nice and friendly. The only thing that I did not like is that there was no air conditioning in the room. You also have to pay a $4 euro tax fee at the end of your stay.
My boyfriend and I spent our last night in Rome at the Athena because the hotel we had stayed at the night before (Diplomatic Hotel) near the Vatican was triple the price, and we just couldn't afford it. The closest metro stop is Policlinico, and it was a bit of a walk (20 minutes) to the hotel, but a very straight shot. We would not stay there again unless we were in a similar situation of not wanting to pay $300 for our last night in Rome knowing that we had to be out the door on the way to the airport at 6 AM. The hotel is in a university zone, so there is a decent selection of eateries and bars. The hotel staff was fantastic. Both the male receptionists that we dealt with were exceedingly hospitable, giving us recommendations on where to eat and setting up a taxi to take us to the airport. In the morning he even gave us yogurt and bread to go since we left before breakfast started. Oh, and five minutes after getting in bed, the entire bed fell to the floor. It's was pretty comfortable after that, and the staff made know fuss about it. I got the impression it wasn't the first time a bed had collapsed!
For 1 night is OK, I just tought it was close to Termini Station nbut had to walk several streets! However location is ok, the staff is very helpful
Although reservation was made over six months in advance, the assigned room was tiny at 6 X 9 feet with windows opening into an elevator shaft. Just big enough for an Army style cot, small refrig and a tiny TV. Bathroom was about 6 X 3. Desk person handed me a bottle of wine at check in and mumbled something about small room. The floor was dirty. I would not stay in this hotel again or recommend it.
Usually stay at "All Inclusives." We knew this would be on the outskirts of Rome and by the University. We knew the rooms would not be the kinds we are used to staying in. We are "Smokers" and knew we would need a balcony. We got our room with balcony overlooking the main Via. Never had a problem,even though the bathroom is small and of course TV is only in Italian. The STAFF is OUTSTANDING!!(Very Helpful!)Metro/Termini/Rome is very close. We saved enough on room that we splurged on taking TAXI'S everywhere.(Example: 70 Euros round trip to Trevi Fountain)People and Students in the area are very friendly and helpful. If you want to spend ALOT of money just to stay in Rome,there are many places. If you want to have an ample room at the end of a LONG DAY(with very hot water and great pressure)and have $$$ to do more shopping and sight seeing;stay at "THE ATHENA." We thought we would have our doubts when we first saw it;those never happened on our 4 night stay.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
Located in Policlinico, Athena Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Borghese Gallery. This 30-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Rome hotel are Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Villa Borghese.
Free breakfast is offered each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
Athena Hotel's 30 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
Athena Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and laundry facilities. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.