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“Quiet Hotel on Outskirt of Rome” 3 of 5 stars
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Ardeatina Park Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Vittore Ghiliani, 00134 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #503 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Bath, United Kingdom
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“Quiet Hotel on Outskirt of Rome”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The hotel is around 10-15 kilometers from the tourist sites in Rome. If you require a quiet stay then this is suitable. However, the distance and traffic to the heart of the old city can take up to an hour's journey.
The hotel is fairly modern and kept clean but is basic, not sure what the four stars contained on the hotel are mean't to represent. The breakfast on offer is very basic, cereal and cake.
The facilities are limited, no gym, but it does have a small outdoor pool.
There are no views to speak of, unless you like fields.
In summary, it is a quiet, basic, clean hotel some distance from Old Rome.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A remote simple structure in the middle of nowhere! terrible experience!..that's not a hotel...you can't shower. ..closet too small. We called Expedia to request a different hotel, and guess what?...had to pay $108 euros for the call

Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We emailed the hotel about our shuttle pick up from the airport. They told us to ring when we arrived. We did - and waited 40 minutes before calling them again, when they told us that they had sent us a shuttle, it had picked up some other people and then left. We had been standing there looking and waiting and had not seen such a shuttle. We then waited another half an hour before another shuttle appeared. Thankfully, the driver was very friendly and apologetic. When we arrived the receptionist was not as friendly, and took our passports, which we did not get back until the next morning when we checked out. Dinner was pleasant in a very nice restaurant, and the waiter was very friendly. It should be noted that all of the staff spoke very good English, which was helpful! There was a great choice of food on the menu - a little pricey if you want all the courses, but we were not very hungry and shared a dish that had a very generous portion and was tasty, as all Italian food usually is! There was an extensive wine list that was reasonably priced and we had a lovely local wine that was very good for the inexpensive label. However, the glasses were not exactly clean. The room was okay, though the scratchy linen bed sheet left us wanting. The room did not have any useful little things provided - no pen, no kettle, the only toiletries provided were little soaps (liquid and bar). However, the bathroom was very nice, and what you would expect in 4* accommodation. The room was rather pleasant over all, though it would have been nice to have more toiletries available (we had come straight from the airport, with hand luggage only, and didn't have time to pick anything up, and realised in horror that we had no toothpaste!) There was free Wi-Fi in the rooms, which was a massive bonus. The next morning, we both thought that breakfast was being served from 7 - 10:30, and we arrived at 10:15, only to find out that it had closed at 10 (perhaps our own misunderstanding, though frustrating nevertheless). The pool looked lovely, though we did not have a chance to use it. On check out, we paid the tourist tax (we were aware in advance, but if you are not, do not get caught out - there is a new surcharge per person per night to pay as your leave) and received our passport back. The receptionist wasn't overly friendly, but he was kind enough to offer us both an espresso as we waited for the taxi he ordered us, which was appreciated having missed breakfast. Over all, it was a pleasant enough stay for one night, but it does not really warrant the 4 stars it claims to be and I would not particularly want to stay there any longer. If you are looking for somewhere to stay for a night near the airport, then it is perfectly acceptable.

Room Tip: Perhaps ask if you can have a view of the pool, as the views elsewhere leave much to be desired.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Niigata, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I stayed 2nights for group tour. Mordernized interior decorating and the spacious clean calm room. There's no problem about bathroom. Besides breakfast; breads, several cakes, hams, cheese, yogurt, fruits...was also tasty;D I just spend comfortable nights. However in the morning, I found we're in the middle of field :o when I went outside...I moved by tour bus so I didn't feel any inconvenience but it might be hard for personal travellers who heads to and arrive from downtown. There's no public transportation so you need taxi or car...but comfortable for staying definitely!;)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We read the reviews for this hotel and we decided to book it as we were hiring a car (plenty of free car parking space is provided at this hotel you will need a SAT NAV to find this hotel). This hotel is in the middle of nowhere and I mean nowhere. It's a 20 minute drive to the nearest metro station. Rome centre is about 45-50 minutes drive depending on the traffic. We found parking easy and cheap (we live in London so we're used to these prices) Traffic in Rome can be very very scary if you're not used to big city driving. Also hire a small car as some of the streets in central Rome are alleyways.

This hotel is a great hotel. Clean fresh and modern rooms with great heating and air conditioning. The beds and pillows were very very comfortable and have all the facilities that you would expect. The wifi went down for 2 of the days we were staying although there are PCs in the reception area.

The swimming pool is €5 a day per person.

The breakfast is typical continental breakfast cheese/ham rolls/ cakes and cereals and yogurts. Fruit juice and coffee and tea. Simple and good quality.

All in all we were very very happy with our stay here and we used the restaurant one evening and the food was of a very high standard and very good service. The chef also came out to see if everything was ok. We had no complaints.

After dinner we wanted to use the bar in the reception, but a coach load of Japanese Tourists descended in reception which meant we couldn't use the bar as it was full of people waiting to check in.

Downsides: Location. Without a car or coach trip, this hotel is too far away and the nearest metro is a 20 minute drive and then 20 minutes on the metro to the termini.

Although the staff were very friendly and polite we asked a question about going to the Vatican on a private tour and they didn't have a clue. I would have thought the staff would be able to point us in the right direction of how to book a tour and where to go. We had to work this out for ourselves.

Make sure you use the hotel safe in your room. We were pickpocketed 3 times in Rome. We had two mobile phones stolen and sunglasses. We live in London and we're used to crime, but this was another level. On of our phones was stolen inside the Sistine Chapel inside the Vatican. Nowhere is safe!!!

If you have a car, then this hotel is wonderful. If you're using public transport then you really really need to avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The location of this hotel is in the middle of a rubbish filled, dis-used run-down industrial estate off a side road parallel to the motorway, a completely bizarre location for a hotel!
You cannot walk anywhere from the hotel, there is nothing around the hotel whatsoever so if you are just staying overnight then its fine but if you want to do the tourist sites then get somewhere nearer as taxis ranged from 35 - 40euros each way into Rome but we did get the hotel shuttle to the bus stop and get the 702 bus to Laurentina bus station then the Metro into Rome, stop at Circo Massimo or the next couple of stops, the hotel will give you a map, the metro has blue and red lines its easy to follow. The hotel room smelt really bad of stale/damp/smoke, I had to wash all our clothes when we got home even the ones I washed and never wore as they smelt of the room! Would I stay here again - NO, Would I recommend to a friend - NO. The hotel staff were quite friendly. We didn't eat in the restaurant apart from having breakfast which was pretty poor, no hot food whatsoever, not even toast! The pool costs 5 euros per day which I think is really bad as the pool wasn't even heated! too cold to use!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Location is the biggest issue. Trains from Rome Termini to Ciampino train station are very unreliable.
On the first day, we waited over an hour for a train that never turned up, others had waited almost 2 hours.
So when we finally got a train, we ended up arriving very late. Too late for the shuttle bus that is offered by the hotel and too late for any buses. It was 11pm. With no Italy phone and not knowing how to use the pay phone, we were stranded. Eventually found a nearby hostel that helped us ring a cab. The cab costed us 20 euros to get to the hotel!
Hotel room itself is very nice, I like the contemporary interior design. Got a good nights sleep, if not for the room, from sheer exhaustion.
Breakfast was included, and the buffet is decent. No toasts, but at least the boiled eggs were warm.
I had some fruit salad, watermelon and coffee.
The pool is very small and very plain and although a charge to use was mentioned, I assumed a euro or 2, but shocked that they charge 5euros a day! Most 4* hotels don't charge for their in-house pools, and they are much more bigger/creative.
Bit annoyed really, as I chose this for the pool. I would have been better off paying a little bit more for a pools resort, more closer to Rome.
On this 2nd day we found out it is a bank holiday, but were advised trains will be running but on a Sunday service. And that Rome will be open as usual. Well, the shuttle dropped us to Ciampino station. We waited half and hour for a train on the platform opposite the one we came from. When the train arrived, it went the wrong way!
We then waited a further hour and half for a train towards Rome!
After our very short visit to Rome (only 2hours, most of that at macdonalds for lunch) we decided to take the Metro to Laurentino instead (as geographically, this is closer to the hotel). We got there in 20 mins from Cirra M.. : )
We got a street peddler to call the hotel to send the shuttle bus but they refused to. Instead told us to catch the 702 bus and then call them when we reach their bus stop. The peddler helped us locate the bus also. When we reached the hotel bus stop, there were no pay phones and all local shops closed. We had to walk over 1000 mtrs to the hotel, with my severely blistered feet : (
When we finally arrived, we were knackered and fell asleep in our rooms. Finally woke up later in the evening, at 10pm, went down to ask reception about food, & their restaurant is closed! And so are all the local ones! So now no food since our lunch stop.
There's snacks in the mini bar but at rip off prices.
I now write this at 11pm when I finally managed to get the wifi to work (went down earlier to get assistance but no such luck), starving, can't sleep, because our room (103) is right above the pool and social hub.
Don't know what tomorrow holds for us, but it's gonna take a lot to turn our wasted trip around.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Vittore Ghiliani, 00134 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
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Ranked #503 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ardeatina Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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