We booked this after a cruise, and just wanted a clean room close to the airport for an early flight the next day. Booked a back side room as we had seen the ocean for 7 days, and €25 savings. The hotel advertised shuttle service was not available, and a €40 taxi from and a €32 taxi to the airport was our reward. The hotel itself is fairly new, modern and nicely decorated. The location is good, across the street from the beach, there are several restaurants and shops close by. Which is good because the restaurant/bar in the hotel is apparently seasonal. Not open in April. WiFi is available for free in one corner of the lobby only. Good luck. The room on the backside we had faced an apartment building, very close. Could hear conversation from apartments, and barking dogs, all night. Well, at least we could get a nice shower and be refreshed for the long flight home. Wrong. The shower would alternately scald you and then just go ahead and put some nice cold water on your new 1st degree burn for you. I am used to some temperature fluctuations in hotels, it is not uncommon. This was the worst I have seen. One elevator was inoperative. The hair dryer in the room (wired directly to the wall) was inoperative. Unsure of the quality of other hotels in the area, but we will surely try something else next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Barcelo Aran Blu**** hotel is located right on the seafront at Ostia, next to the Rome's tourist port. It is a welcoming and peaceful designer hotel, with large glazed spaces to enjoy the views of the Tyrrhenian sea. It offers 68 rooms, which have been updated in 2014. Both modern and comfortable the rooms are equipped with LCD TV, rain-effect showers in both bathrooms, most have a terrace and some with sea views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Aran Blu Hotel Rome
- Aran Blu Rome
- Hotel Aran Blu