Best Western Hotel Astrid3.0 out of 5.0
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We stayed for 3 nights in July 2017 booked through a hotel booking website. We had a triple room which included a double and small single bed ideal for 10 year old. We had no problem with the room size. Our room 204 was the largest on the floor according to the floor plan. We had windows which opened onto the internal courtyard area of the hotel. Shutters on the inside blocked the light very efficiently. The bathroom was absolutely fine, with just a shower, bidet, sink and toilet. Shower was good with a strong flow of water, no problem with the heat, fully adjustable in height. In the bedroom there was a lack of storage space, no drawers for clothes, only handers in the wardrobe area. This didn't bother us too much as we just kept the smaller clothes in our suitcases. The room had a kettle, cups and some tea/coffee. There was also a fridge in the room which was stocked daily with free water, some nibbles and soft drinks. This was much appreciated and very helpful when we arrived hungry from our flight. We took out two bottles of water every day and re-filled these at the numerous drinking fountains around the City. Service at the hotel was efficient and on the whole quite friendly. Breakfast was ideal, located on the 5th floor of the hotel, with a couple of tables where you could sit outside. We actually sat outside every morning as the weather was beautiful 30degrees and there was shade from the canopy. Eating breakfast on the balcony was one of my favourite memories of the trip. It was here I felt like we were really in Rome. The public areas were very nice, marble and traditionally styled. The old fashioned lift rather amusing for my 10 year old who had never seen anything like that before. The hotel was kind enough to give us a slightly later check out so we only had 1 hour before heading off to the airport. We were able to store our suitcases in a secure cupboard next to reception whilst we had lunch. Sightseeing from the hotel was easy. Just down the street is a tram stop. Buy a ticket from the kiosk (also selling papers, sweets etc) and hop on the tram. 3 stops and you are at Piazza del Popolo area where you can get the metro into the main tourist areas like Vatican or pick up a tour bus from Piazza Barberini. The metro tickets were in a range of prices. We bought one for Euro 1.5 each which lasted 1 journey. There were other options if you were using the metro more which may be cost effective. Most of the time we walked around the city. We saw everything we aimed to see when planning the trip. We spent about 5 hours at the Vatican, and the same amount of time at the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palantine Hill. Another day spent wandering the lovely Villa Borghese park and on a bus tour then walking the city. The last day of our trip we spent a few hours walking around the hotel area, browsing the Olympic park and football stadium, the river and had a take away lunch from the fabulous shop next to the hotel. It was enough time but we could have easily spent more time at every place. Restaurants are aplenty in the City and also near the hotel. We ate at the nearest restaurant - Perilli al Flaminio - on the last night of our trip and found the food was delicious. We booked our transfer from the airport to the hotel via email with the hotel. It was EUR 55 for the 3 of us. For the return we booked elsewhere online and paid only EUR45 which was excellent value. The driver took us back through the city and we got to see again the highlights of our trip. I would recommend this hotel and definitely return.
This hotel is not right downtown in Rome. However, it is a very short walk to the tram that will take you to a Subway station. We booked through Delta Vacations and stayed here 8 nights. Mini fridge was refilled everyday with water, other beverages and snacks. Maid service was good. Shower very small, but not worth griping about. The people at the front desk are either very nice and helpful, or condescending and rude. It depends on the person and shift. Some of them can be rude when you ask questions, as if you are dumb for not knowing every detail and nuance of Rome. There is a 24 hour store next door where you can get snacks and other items you may need while staying there. Would definitely stay there again, despite the rude workers at the desk. Also, the included breakfast was quite good. As Americans, we were not as interested in eating cold cut style meat and cheese and other foreign guests, but we ate crossaints, yogurt and fruit every day. More variety would be nice, but I did not mind. There is also a machine where you can make yourself many different espresso drinks throughout the day. The free computers and printers were helpful as well.
I staid here for a night, with my daughter, in June, 28. We've choose this hotel for its position (near Stadio Olimpico). The staff (all the staff) is by excellency very professional, kind, warm and "accogliente"!!!!! The room was very clean, with free minibar and a beautiful view. I strongly recommend. Thank you very much for all.
This is a nice hotel with excellent location to the city; FCO airport is 22 miles away from the Hotel, about 45 minutes without traffic; We liked the fact was close to the train/tram station, we walked for about 3-5 to take the Tram -line2 (Ankara/Tiziano” stop) and get off at Flaminio Stop to take Line A to go to the Vatican or Rome city. Please note Tram tickets are sold in a kiosk on the street across the stop, its better to buy the 24h ($7.00 Euros) one if you're planning to use the metro/buses. the other ones only last 100 minutes. Price was moderate for our stay; The hotel also offer a breakfast buffet for $8.00 Euros, was not bad, they have different choices. They also have a shuttle service for $55.00 euros from the Airport to/from the hotel, this price its up to 3 people in a van. The common areas are well kept , rooms are not big but accommodate two people well, bathroom was okay too. Staff speak English well and were very attentive; There is free Wi-Fi available in the entire hotel; There are multiple restaurants and snack places around the area that are open late. The football stadium its also close to this place. You can feel free to walk late at night, we had no problems, plus the army its everywhere you go.
Firstly the only thing that is negative about this hotel is that the rooms are small, but perfectly adequate if you intend being out and about and come with all the usual facilities. It's an easy walk to the tram stop which takes you in to the centre and access to the tube network for sightseeing. The hotel was immaculate throughout and our room was spotless and cleaned daily. The room was at the front which overlooks the main road and had a juliette balcony with French doors. If you want it quieter then a room at the back may be better, but we liked to see a bit of life and whilst it's busy it wasn't too noisy. The breakfast is excellent, good coffee, situated in very pleasant dining room on the 5th floor with city rooftop view. There's opening doors and a few outside tables too. Shower was good and a free (non alcoholic) mini bar re-stocked daily. We loved the art - deco style elevator and there's a rather grand marble staircase accessing the floors. Much nicer than the usual decor. Helpful staff and would definitely return and stay here.
We have just returned from a 4 day stay in Rome. The hotel Astrid was lovely - it isn't a 5* luxury hotel but we knew that when booking - but when you leave your hotel room at 09:00 hours and return around midnight a 5* hotel was not required. The staff were very helpful especially the gentleman who worked on reception through the day (forgotten his name) he answered all our questions, booked the Vatican for us and gave us advice when we needed it. The local area had a couple of great little gems of the real Italian feel and the tram is just at the end of the road with a 2 minute ride into the city. Breakfast was cereal, meats, cheeses, pastries, etc. just what we needed when we were filling up on pasta, pizza and Galato all day. If you want a simple, clean, friendly hotel not in the centre of Rome but very close this is your place!
well,first we were highly disappointed with the family room given to us,it was small and bathroom door lock was not there ,thn the reception person next day chnged our room but we had to stay seperate in 2 rooms .The hotel was far from city centre,first walk 5 mins,catch a tram,thn catch a metro,The breakfast wasextremely bad and our kids skipped it altogether..highly overpriced ,they charged more than 1000 euros for 4 nights .wifi connection was too weak so no use.
What a shame that the positives were far outweighed by the negatives! Efficient check in but no offer to assist with our luggage even though we had to climb steps to reach the rather antiquated lift. (More of that later). On reaching the room we were shocked to find that there was absolutely no drawers for our clothes just hanging space in the wardrobe so if you choose to stay here I would advise you not too bring too many clothes as you will have nowhere to put them! When we queried this with the manager we were told that this is mainly a business hotel and most people only stay one night so they don't need as much space! Breakfast was adequate but nothing special and the hotel was situated about twenty minutes from the Vatican and around thirty from the Collosseum by public transport. However the biggest faux pas that was made was the non-arrival of the taxi that we had booked to take us to the station. Having been delayed just a few minutes by the small and antiquated lift, we arrived in reception to discover that the staff had allowed other guests to drive off in the taxi that we had booked leaving us without means to get to the station! The incredible thing was that they couldn't understand why we were so angry. Fortunately we were able to get a second taxi but arrived at the station with little time to spare. So all in all, there are many other hotels in Rome in which you can stay so don't bother with this one!
We chose the BW Astrid for its price, but its location is quite decent: just a short 7- or 8- euro taxi ride into the main tourist areas of Rome (Colosseum, Pantheon, etc), and sitting next to the Tiber river. The hotel has decent sized rooms, in-room coffee makers, and the wifi is free although it can be spotty. Breakfast on 5th floor is standard fare - cold cut meat, cheese, breads, cereals etc. if you are 1 or 2 people see if you can take one of the two small tables out on the balcony. My room was a fair size, clean, and faced out to the river which meant it could be loud with the windows open - but I was fine with the noise except late at night. One small desk, one small and not too comfortable chair, and a hard bed (which I like). Service was good. So, no complaints. If you want higher end this is not your hotel; if you want decent and at a decent price, it's good.
Spent 9 nights in this hotel mid March. Room was clean, staff was friendly. Minifridge was packed every day with bottled water and snacks: complimentary of the hotel. Breakfast was practically free, 1 euro per person, but was great, mainly the same but good quality food and great varioty, iIncluding great coffee and fruits. And what a magnificent view from the 5th floor of the breakfast area on Tiber river! Location is good, not too far from the city centre, 3 tram stops to Piazza del Popolo and metro station Flaminio, but there is plenty of transportation around to reach different areas of the city. Also proximity to the river prompts for a beautiful walk along Tiber. As for the taxi beware that Astrid is located outside of Rome standard 48 euro fare for taxi ride to airport, but it costed us 50 euro by pre-ordering taxi service on line at Samarcanda Taxi ( service was great). I liked the location because of actually feeling the life of Real Rome, and not the touristic one just 3 stops away: grear supermarket, eateries and a toystore nearby.
- Walking distance to MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Rooftop terrace
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Flaminio within a short walk of MAXXI - National Museum of the 21st Century, Best Western Hotel Astrid is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as National Gallery of Modern Art. This 52-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and free newspapers in the lobby. It's in central Rome and also close to St. Peter's Basilica and Olympic Stadium.
For your convenience, a continental breakfast is available for a fee. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
Best Western Hotel Astrid's 52 air-conditioned rooms provide free minibar items, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 22-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.
At Best Western Hotel Astrid, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20 per day, and there's also a train station shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 671 reviews