Best Western Hotel Astrid3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
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.
Stayed here with a group of 33 friends for Rugby weekend, hotel was spotless rooms were spacious and mini fridge was stocked up on a daily basis. Easy reach of Supermarkets Pubs Cafe bars and Tram stops. Continental breakfast was of a good choice but only downfall room was a little small if everyone turned up the same time. Would return
This hotel was beautiful. Located in a pretty good location, not amazing. However, the hotel makes up for that with FREE bike rentals with very good quality bicycles with baskets. It is the best way to move around town. Don't let the hotel's cheap pricing fool you. It is worth much more. The rooms are one of the cleanest rooms ever. The bathroom is great. The entire atmosphere of the hotel is vintage. Fell in love with it. The mini bar is free. in the words of my cousin "We hit the jackpot!"
Great value for bed and breakfast: soya milk available at breakfast, stunning views from breakfast bar, waitress made us lovely breakfast picnic bags as wee had to leave very early for airport. Reception staff helpful and friendly, good location, rooms small but very clean and comfortable with a free non alcoholic mini bar, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. A really excellent hotel.
Now I have stayed in a lot of 4 star hotels, but this 3 or 4 star (depending on who you book with it) is easily one of my favorites! Arrived early in the morning, the reception area was small but lovely and inviting and with the staff’s big personality so welcoming!! and it got better!! was allowed to check in early at no extra cost as the room was available. The corridor to rooms was beautiful to look at… The room was small but the room decor was lovely, a little wear and tear if you are really looking for something to moan about. The mini bar was free! Yes it was! every day! this was refill every day with different snacks and water and juice. Room cleaned every day, with little treats on the bed. The WIFI is the best yet! worked every day everywhere and with strong connection! Breakfast room was small too, get there early or you might have to wait, breakfast itself was the usual continent A short ten mins walk / 2 min on tram you will be at the nearest metro with easy access to everywhere. I honestly felt like I stayed in a 5 star hotel, (would not know though, haven’t stayed in 5 star yet!). The whole experience was a delight and would definitely say there again!
I wouldn't say this is average but I really cannot rate it as very good. It would fall under a 'good' category, if TripAdvisor had one. For the price is it fine. The rooms are basic but clean and with all the required amenities. Breakfast is basic but nice and with a very pleasant view. Note there is no English TV, not even News. Not good for tourists or people on business. If your on a budget or on a short business trip only then I would recommend this hotel.
- 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.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 649 reviews