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“Lovely approach to the hotel”
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Hotel Jonico
Ranked #764 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed April 20, 2009

The charming garden out front welcomes and gives you a good feel as you enter this hotel after the long drive from the airport.

The rooms are spacious enough and the bathroom is compact yet convenient. No problems with the room per se.
The cafe at the lobby that also serves breakfast requires improvement. Styrofoam cups and plates to collect your croissants from the counter on a first come first serve basis, is probably the hotel's major faux pas. on your first morning, you are unaware of the system and late comers are left with no refills!

While the hotel is located away from the centre of the city, there is a bus stop 5 minutes away that connects you to the main bus stand/rail station.

The receptionist speaks limited english but is very helpful, will even draw out your entire must-do day tour on the city map for you!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 16, 2008

We booked this Hotel for four nights. On arrival we found that there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms (we had late flights and did not check in until 1 in the morning). Breakfast was fruit juice, cold coffee and sticky buns. Staff I have to say were unpleasant and rude and didn't want to be bothered by guests. The so called "bar" did not open while we were there and when we requested some hot water for tea, they would not give us any saying all was shut since 10am!!! The rooms were a good size, the beds were very clean and very comfortable. a good size wardrobe and a safe which you programme yourself also in the room. The bath room was clean but a little dated. Needs to be refurnished. Each room had a fridge with bottles of water and soft drinks put in each day (although the one in our room did not work!). The corridors were not lit and only waited lit up for about 15 seconds when you switched the lights on.
Overall the location of the hotel is too far out from the city. The 105 bus takes between 30 -45 mins depending on traffic. This was normally very crowded. The tram also runs beside the bus stop to the city. Quicker to get there but not by much. It will not bring to the main train station (Termini) like the bus will.
Overall I couldnt recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 7, 2008

Situated at the end of a narrow road filled with huge
garbage bins whose stench mingles with ?jasmine growing on boundaries of apartments.
Buliding is modern clean,rooms are Ok.
The management seems to be on hard days cutting corners,light incorridors go off in 15 seconds leaving it in darkness,AC is not swtitched on when it is everywhere else.
The complimentary breakfast is miserly just bread and butter,milk hidden away with no breakfast cereals and cold meat or cheese.Stingy real stingy.
The staff is bored ,on edge , avoid meeting your eyes unfriendly
It is far from the Rome city center,105 city bus service though is good but takes 45 minutes overcrowded.
The area seems to be overrun by Bangladesh immigrants and downscale,industrial type activity no tourists visible
has parking and is near an airport not Da vinci , the main one though

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2008

We stayed 4 nights at Hotel Jonico and i must say that it was absolutely terrible. The first room we were given smelt terribly of smoke. We asked for a non-smoking room, only to be told there were none. The second room was slightly better, but still smelt. The room was small but fairly clean, however the bathroom was full of mildew, from the shower mat to the ceiling, was covered in mildew. The breakfasts were a total disappointment, being only fruitjuice, coffee, biscuits and sweet buns. It never changed at all in the four days we were there. The worst was that we were totally ripped off with two phone calls (1 to South Africa and 1 to London). We were charged 130 Euros (In Venice, the 'same' calls cost us 16 Euros). Via e-mail, I have asked for a breakdown for over a month, including Renato Rossi, the hotel director, with NO response. Absolutely disgraceful. The hotel is also a hour's bus trip form central Rome.
Rob Pound South Africa

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 24, 2008

As I mentioned, Hotel is horrible. The main reasons, among others, for that conclusion are:
1. really, really, really far away from city centre
2. very, very poor breakfast (lets say no breakfast)
3. unkind working staff

First of all, you should never book this hotel because of his location. You will need at least one hour and 25 min to city centre. By the way, bus is always full, but always. You will have to share the space in bus with a lot of people who are not so polite. Driving from hotel to city centre and than go back (the last one is around midnight) will ‘cost’ you 3 hours. You will be nervous and unwilling to do the same next day. Or maybe you like torture?!!!

Second thing is breakfast. Just one sentence is enough regarding this remark. NO BREAKFAST!! Some bread with artificial jam and juice. Do you like that????

Third, staffs who works during the night is not polite. During the day situation is better.

All in all, if you don’t want to spoil your holiday in beautiful city, such as Rome, you should never book this hotel!!!

All the best,

Sasha

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with friends
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2  Thank sashacompa
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Reviewed November 17, 2007

Staff were rude and generally unhelpful. Hotel was too far from city 45min to 1h20min depending on traffic. Got a weekly bus pass from newsagents. Fantastic restaurant across from bus stop called El Patio ate there every night food was great and quite cheap.

Stayed: October 2007
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Reviewed September 10, 2007

First of all, MANY THANKS to people that write to Trip Advisor, as thaks to their advertising ( about how to manage to get the hotel), my holidays in Rome wasnt' totally ruined: I booked hotel Jonico throught a web page of a very well know agency (fly+hotel) and in the Hotel Jonico web page all seems to be very fine.

BUT the fact is that hotel Jonico is MAINLY FOR TRACK DRIVERS, or for any one that HAVE A CAR......but not for turist arriving in train or fly, to visit Rome.

It is not only the fact that it takes more than 1hour to go from the hotel to Rome by bus (a taxi can cost more than 50€ ) but that the hotel actually is localled in a very dirty and dangerous area, and the bus IS ALWAYS VERY BUSY....which means to do all the trip stand by. ...and not throught nice views at all.....

But I can say, on the contrary, if anyone wants to visit the outside landscape of Roma (Roca del Papa, p.e, which are beatiful, magnific...!) , that hotel IS VERY SUITABLE: It's fine, comfortable, and have all in the perfect way one may expect...you can park your car in the parking of the hotel.

On summary: forget about that hotel if not have a car, but very suitable, if have one, and the idea of visiting the landscape out of Roma....

Mariola / Barcelona

Stayed: September 2007
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Address: Via Silicella 41 | Uscita 18 GRA direzione Roma Centro, 00169 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #764 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: $39 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Jonico 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Jonico Roma offers an excellent all inclusive rate compared to the quality providing savory and sweets breakfast buffet, free high speed WiFi, outdoor and indoor parking, 24H reception. It is a three star rated hotel composed by wide rooms of different type, in which you will find free high speed WiFi service and the rate comfort. Superior rooms have also a balcony. Thanks to its proposals, Hotel Jonico Roma really makes feel pleased its guests, who will decide to come back and even suggest this facility. Close to Via Casilina street, set in the so-called Torre Maura area, where it takes place one of the new "C" tube stations, by the inner side of the great ring road (GRA), Hotel Jonico location is ideal for reaching the city centre (Porta maggiore: 9 Km, San Giovanni: 10 Km, Roma Termini: 12 Km) by the lines as below: Metro C -Torre Maura tube station: 300 m - (shift to San Giovanni tube station_ Metro A ) Bus 105-106 (night line N18)- (Roma Termini-city centre) Bus 20 (shift to Metro A- Anagnina tube station): 800 m Furthermore the most important highways and airports are not a long way from the hotel: Roma Ciampino Airport: 9km (10min.) Roma Fiumicino Airport: 35 km (25 min.) Highway A1 to Firenze/Bologna and Napoli/Reggio Calabria: 2,5 Km (5 min.) A24 Aquila and Pescara: 9 Km (10 min.) In the nearby you will join a wide range of amusements: tourism, wine and food, shopping and fun. "Castelli Romani": 15 Km (15 min.) Shopping Valmontone Outlet: 35 Km (25 min.) Rainbow Magicland (entertainment centre) - Valmontone: 35 Km (25 min.) ... more   less 
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