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Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a great stay at this location- away from the city center but that's ok we weren't looking for a very touristy area. Fantastic restaurants nearby and the staff was extremely helpful especially Francesa- she was the best extremely helpful and knowledgeable with the area ! We would definitely stay here again !

We recently spent three nights at this hotel and found it relatively easy to navigate the city from this location. We walked to the metro to see the colosseum and again to spend the afternoon at the Vatican. There was a lovely Restaurant quite close and we felt safe in this neighbourhood. The restaurant in the hotel was decent. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. The room was small but standard by European standards. Overall a very positive stay!

Lovely hotel ,great price booked via IHG club. 5-10 mins walk to metro ,used a weekly pass on metro. Quiet ,clean rooms.Good choice at buffet breakfast - cereal,fresh fruit,pancakes,bread ,toast,hot buffet,good coffee. Small bar for drinks and snacks.Evening restaurant competively priced and good food. Staff very accommodating.

Would definitely recommend! Very well priced as not in centre, 5 min walk to tube station. One really nice touch was the use of Samsung phone! To use for calls, maps, data, tourist information etc. Meant we could save our own phone batteries for taking plenty of photos. Room was clean, staff good. Breakfast was lovely! You can make your own pancakes

Stayed here for 5 nights for our stay in Rome So glad i chose this location Great value If Arriving from FCO airport Catch the Regional Train to Roma Tuscolana station (8 euro each) When you exit train station take the exit down ramp (if u come out at main door turn round and exit opp side) then turn left past the bus stop Then first Left and up the hill Please ignore any reviews about the neighbour hood as we happily walked about late at night with our mobiles in hand and wallets out etc and not 1 person approached us During the day there are lots of students walking about too Check in was perfect and recognised as IHG member with a free drink We got room 303,but unfortunately despite the room being in perfect shape there was a very loud wind(hum) from aircon unit outside door that kept us awake at night The next day we got allocated another room 203 and what a difference Perfect sleep Rooms were massive with queen size beds Kettle etc Tv has no English channels There is a mobile device called handy in room Its free And gives you free internet and calls etc I chose not to take out during day incase we lost it You can get a safe at reception They give you only key for your box Breakfast was amazing Lots of choice Great staff always on hand And friendly too There is a vending machine on each floor but not much in them Water can be bought at bar for 1 euro Or 60 cent at shop on hill If catching metro in to centre Line A is 10 min walk Down hill Turn right Under bridge Then cross road at lights and up hill to Metro Porto Lungo All day travel 7 euro (bus and team inc) Please note as there are only 2 lines they are packed most hours so be prepared to be cosy You can also get bus 85 to centre from the stop beside station but don’t expect it to tuen up on time Its a hit or a miss 1 day we waited 45 mins Next day 45 seconds There are lots of supermarkets,shops and restaurants near hotel Inc a 24 hour supermarket beside station I recommend Crossings pub Down hill Tuen left Around 2 block Cross road Up hill on right Its a English Style Hotel If i were to come back to Rome i would stay here again

This would have been a 5 star review. The rooms are lovely, the reception staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, great access to public transport to get to central Rome. However I am currently sat at breakfast on our last morning and there are no coffee cups, no bread, and no bacon. After sitting here for 20 minutes desperate for a coffee I am in a grumpy uncaffeinated mood and have removed a star for this. Maybe buy more cups so you don't have to wait for the dishwasher?

Hotel is a very comfortable property. They have an on-site restaurant and bar. My accommodations included complementary breakfast. The restaurant was only open for dinner from 7-11pm. Property was within walking distance of the Ponte Lugo Metro station. This made it very easy to get around Rome. If you are arriving at FCO you could take the train to the Tuscolano station which is near the property as well. I highly recommend this property.

The staffs were excellent, bright, friendly and helpful. Very good location near town centre. The room was excellent for us. Very good full English breakfast that set us up for the day. A nice walk through the churchyard in the morning to collect my newspaper.

The hotel is in a mostly working-class area of Rome but with easy access via Metro to anywhere you might wish to go. The rooms are slightly above basic, typical for this chain, The service from the front desk to the cleaning staff was excellent. The restaurant, which is open for dinner, has excellent food at reasonable prices. After a long journey I recommend it for your first evening in the city. They serve a buffet breakfast with the usual mix of foods and very good pastry. For the price you cannot find better accommodations in Rome.

After reading the reviews I asked about getting rooms not on the train side. Unfortunately I was told they weren't available when we arrived at 10 am. Since we had just flown in from the US we took the available rooms. We had the windows closed all night and definitely heard the trains all night long. Breakfast was good but if you got there after 9 am, there was no salami, just ham and cheese. When I asked for it at 9:30, I was told it was finished. The breakfast was available until 10:30. The pastries were good and there was fresh fruit as well as cut up fruit, cereals and yoghurt. I didn't try any of the hot foods other than the bacon. The bathroom had a very good shower and the towels were large and thick. But the only amenity was a soap dispenser in the shower, at the sink and by the bidet. There was an offer, however, if you needed anything to ask for it. The neighborhood is scuzzy looking but we had no problems walking around at night.

Via Assisi, 51/53 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in San Giovanni, Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Baths of Caracalla and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. This 120-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Rome, the hotel is also near Colosseum and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


All of Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni's 120 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with Frette Italian sheets and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Rome San Giovanni enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. If you drive, self parking is EUR 12.00 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-in.

Room options

Room, Non Smoking, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Bathtub (Mobility)

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Non Smoking, City View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 999 reviews