We chose Hotel Romea so that we wouldn't have to negotiate in-town driving in Ravenna's limiited traffic areas. The bus stop is just across the street and there's a tabacchi down the block where you can buy tickets. It's about a 10-15 minute ride to the center. It's also convenient to drive to Classe from here--just down the road.
The hotel caters more to business people than tourists, though we saw a few others there. The room was fairly basic but adequate, with a decent bathroom and great air conditioning. There were a few English-speaking news channels on the TV--BBC, SkyNews, and FOX.
Breakfast was good, standard Italian: cereal, yogurt, coldcuts, rolls, hardboiled eggs, etc. Good cappuccino (though there's a self-service coffee machine which was broken when we visited--probably will be in use in future).
There's a big roundabout just outside the hotel which starts to get busy around 6:00 am; though it woke me, it wasn't super loud and I feel right back asleep.
The front desk allowed us to leave our car in the lot well after check-out time so we could bus into Ravenna again. Very much appreciated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located off Via Romea Sud, Hotel Romea is 2.5 km outside Ravenna's historic centre and 10 minutes' drive from Mirabilandia Theme Park. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.Romea provides free outdoor parking and an extensive buffet-style breakfast, served daily.Every room has wood floors, an LCD TV and a minibar. The en suite bathrooms come with a hairdryer and toiletries.Buses stop right outside the hotel and take you around Ravenna. The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe is 5 minutes' drive away. The exit of the SS16 national road is 2 km away, while the nearest beach is 10 minutes away by car. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Romea Hotel Ravenna