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Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel's write up is not accurate. It exaggerates quite a bit. Your GPS will not be able to find the hotel at what they say is it's address. The actual address is 27 Via Bogliasco, Rome. It is on a hill up from the more prestigious Aurelia address they use. They say they have free parking, but the free parking is not the lot outside the front door. You find out that is the pay parking lot only when you leave. They have a different free lot that they don't tell you about. You have to think to ask for the free parking. There is no public transit nearby. The hotel is in a suburb. They do have a shuttle that takes people into downtown Rome but it leaves only five times in a 24 hour period. If those times are not good for you, it's a 40 Euro cab fare to downtown Rome. The rooms are small for a Holiday Inn. I can't recommend this hotel to a tourist.

The hotel is great! Its just not next the metro like the map says. You have to take a bus to the metro station. I would not have booked the hotel if I knew that it was not next to the metro. Very clean, nice, new hotel.

Well kept, good price but out of the way. Four euros once you get to the hotel to get downtown though was pretty cheap. 50 euro taxi to the hotel/

This Hotels is located in a complete different area that the [...] map shows. I lost 1 hr to get there.Noisy, you can hear the breath of your neighbor

The hotel is situated very close to all that I wanted to see. The only thing I could say we needed in the room was a microwave. Everything else was satisfactory.

WE ENYOYED THE TIME WE STAYED

[...] It was near Rome Aurelia. This was very far from the city center and a 16 Euro taxi ride to the nearest METRO stop. The hotel offered a shuttle service to the Vatican, but what they did not mention, is that all though this ticket is round trip, they only pick you up in the city center (not where they drop you off) which is a 1 hour 30 minute walk from that destination. When you are traveling with someone in a wheelchair, it makes things extra difficult. We did not know this and had to take a taxi ride to the hotel. The manager of the hotel argued with us when we told him no one told us about being picked up in the city centre. He merely said "his staff was trained to know how to inform clients about shuttle service." He then persed his lips tight, refused to listen to us or refund any portion of the shuttle ride ticket. The room which we requested for handicap accessibility was on the 3rd floor, and not accessible and the manager argued that is was, when it was not. The beds were moderately comfortable, the bathrooms were very modern and clean. Down the hill from the hotel, there is a homeless man living in the bushes. When I walked by, he started rustling inside the bushes, peaked his head out at me and just kept staring, then kept following me inside the bushes. [*]For dinner, they say they only have buffet for dinner 28€ per person. I said I wasn't that hungry, and they said they only have a buffet. I speak Italian ( I have lived in Italy 3 years now) so nothing was lost in translation. I told the waiter I was leaving because I wasn't hugry enough to spend 28€ and he finaly told me quietly that if I wanted only a salad, he would charge only 9 Euros. The only redeeming quality about this hotel was the workout room with a treadmill, weights, and a stationary bike. The other redeeming quality was the minimart that was a five minute walk from the hotel at the bottom of the hill. You could buy yougurt, water, fruit, lunch meat, bread, etc. for quick and easy lunches.

The hotel was very clean. It had a pool, which was freezing, but a nice option to have in the Italian summer heat. It was very far from all of the attractions but the shuttle (which has a schedule) was very reliable and helpful. It is a good hotel to go to if you are on a budget. If you have the extra money, stay closer to the heart of Rome. It will be more convenient.

Well the hotel was clean and the rooms were nice. The staff very helpful. Having the shuttle service into Rome City Centre was great and dependable. We liked our stay, however, our first night there were 3 bus tours also booked into the hotel. I think 2 of which were corall singers and they were out on the patio and started to sing about midnight on our first night and didnt stop until about 2am or was it 3am. We didnt want to come off as ugly americans so we didnt complain, but instead overslept the next morning.

The location is inconvenient, the hotel is supposed to have Free shuttle service is available 24/7, but there are only a couple going each way at inconvenient times. The room wasn't entirely clean when we first checked in to drop off our luggage, and the person came in after we returned and called the front desk didn't seem to understand English and didn't really try to do a through cleaning job.

This recently renovated hotel is somewhat away from the city center and would be more suitable for business visitors to the city. The hotel offers bus service at a fixed schedule that takes you to a location at the center of the city and back - two times in the morning and three times in the evening. There is almost no access to any public transport and the visitor must work around the bus schedule or call a taxi (about 15+ euros to the city center). The hotel staff at the desk are quite helpful and courteous. The rooms are somewhat small compared to hotels in US, but well furnished, and comfortable. Bathrooms are well furnished with modern style fixtures. The shower stalls are quite narrow - about 2 feet square.

The Free Airport Shuttle is only at 7am and 1pm. Our flight arrived at Fumicino at 1:45pm, so we had to pay for a cab. Our room had an AC that we couldn't control and it was uncomfortably warm in the room. The TV had a Pay Movie Channel but the remote control couldn't activate the channel. The telephone in the room could not call the front desk or room service. The shower was so small and tight that I couldn't fit in it. We booked two rooms, one for my wife and me and the other for our kids, but they couldn't give us two rooms on the same floor. The only restaurant in the hotel was astronomically priced. There was a McDonalds and one other fast food restaurant within walking distance. The internet service in the hotel was at a very expensive hourly rate and it kept losing service during our stay. I paid for a 24 hour period and it stopped working after a couple hours and didn't start working again for 2 days. Positives: It had a pool and it was great to swim and cool down after a long day of walking around Rome in the humid heat. The free shuttle bus into and back from Rome saved us a lot of cab fares, but it only went to and picked up from one location. The staff spoke English. There was a grocery store within walking distance.

WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR STAY THERE. THE PEOPLE THERE WERE VERY HELPFUL. POLITE, FRIENDLY AND WILLING TO HELP OUT. THE TOURS THAT THEY HAD BROUCHERES ON WERE GREAT. THE FOOD THERE WAS GREAT. THE POOL AND BAR AREA WAS A NICE PLACE TO RETIRE IN THE EVENINGS TO UNWIND.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofabed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia

Couples (7) Family (3) Other (1) Friends (2)
2

poor location for a tourist

Singles

This hotel's write up is not accurate. It exaggerates quite a bit. Your GPS will not be able to find the hotel at what they say is it's address. The actual address is 27 Via Bogliasco, Rome. It is on a hill up from the more prestigious Aurelia address they use. They say they have free parking, but the free parking is not the lot outside the front door. You find out that is the pay parking lot only when you leave. They have a different free lot that they don't tell you about. You have to think to ask for the free parking. There is no public transit nearby. The hotel is in a suburb. They do have a shuttle that takes people into downtown Rome but it leaves only five times in a 24 hour period. If those times are not good for you, it's a 40 Euro cab fare to downtown Rome. The rooms are small for a Holiday Inn. I can't recommend this hotel to a tourist.

By on Oct 24, 2014

4

great value

Couples

The hotel is great! Its just not next the metro like the map says. You have to take a bus to the metro station. I would not have booked the hotel if I knew that it was not next to the metro. Very clean, nice, new hotel.

By on May 12, 2013

4

it was really good.

GetawayWithFriends

Well kept, good price but out of the way. Four euros once you get to the hotel to get downtown though was pretty cheap. 50 euro taxi to the hotel/

By on Oct 16, 2010

3

amazing rome

Couples

This Hotels is located in a complete different area that the [...] map shows. I lost 1 hr to get there.Noisy, you can hear the breath of your neighbor

By on Oct 13, 2010

4

very happy with the hotel

Couples

The hotel is situated very close to all that I wanted to see. The only thing I could say we needed in the room was a microwave. Everything else was satisfactory.

By on Sep 27, 2010

4

god place to stay

Couples

WE ENYOYED THE TIME WE STAYED

By on Jul 30, 2010

2

terrible hotel

Families

[...] It was near Rome Aurelia. This was very far from the city center and a 16 Euro taxi ride to the nearest METRO stop. The hotel offered a shuttle service to the Vatican, but what they did not mention, is that all though this ticket is round trip, they only pick you up in the city center (not where they drop you off) which is a 1 hour 30 minute walk from that destination. When you are traveling with someone in a wheelchair, it makes things extra difficult. We did not know this and had to take a taxi ride to the hotel. The manager of the hotel argued with us when we told him no one told us about being picked up in the city centre. He merely said "his staff was trained to know how to inform clients about shuttle service." He then persed his lips tight, refused to listen to us or refund any portion of the shuttle ride ticket. The room which we requested for handicap accessibility was on the 3rd floor, and not accessible and the manager argued that is was, when it was not. The beds were moderately comfortable, the bathrooms were very modern and clean. Down the hill from the hotel, there is a homeless man living in the bushes. When I walked by, he started rustling inside the bushes, peaked his head out at me and just kept staring, then kept following me inside the bushes. [*]For dinner, they say they only have buffet for dinner 28€ per person. I said I wasn't that hungry, and they said they only have a buffet. I speak Italian ( I have lived in Italy 3 years now) so nothing was lost in translation. I told the waiter I was leaving because I wasn't hugry enough to spend 28€ and he finaly told me quietly that if I wanted only a salad, he would charge only 9 Euros. The only redeeming quality about this hotel was the workout room with a treadmill, weights, and a stationary bike. The other redeeming quality was the minimart that was a five minute walk from the hotel at the bottom of the hill. You could buy yougurt, water, fruit, lunch meat, bread, etc. for quick and easy lunches.

By on Jul 13, 2010

3

decent accomodations for the price

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel was very clean. It had a pool, which was freezing, but a nice option to have in the Italian summer heat. It was very far from all of the attractions but the shuttle (which has a schedule) was very reliable and helpful. It is a good hotel to go to if you are on a budget. If you have the extra money, stay closer to the heart of Rome. It will be more convenient.

By on Sep 7, 2009

4

the good and the night that wasnt!

Families

Well the hotel was clean and the rooms were nice. The staff very helpful. Having the shuttle service into Rome City Centre was great and dependable. We liked our stay, however, our first night there were 3 bus tours also booked into the hotel. I think 2 of which were corall singers and they were out on the patio and started to sing about midnight on our first night and didnt stop until about 2am or was it 3am. We didnt want to come off as ugly americans so we didnt complain, but instead overslept the next morning.

By on Jul 1, 2009

4

not entirely satisfactory

Couples

The location is inconvenient, the hotel is supposed to have Free shuttle service is available 24/7, but there are only a couple going each way at inconvenient times. The room wasn't entirely clean when we first checked in to drop off our luggage, and the person came in after we returned and called the front desk didn't seem to understand English and didn't really try to do a through cleaning job.

By on Nov 16, 2008