I was worried when I read previous reviews but thought it can't be all that bad, however most reviews are accurate!!
The hotel is more like a 2 star motel with NO facilities - you can't make a cuppa or even get one from a machine. There is NO BAR despite the hotel advertising one. There was a fridge in the room containing 2 bottles of water. Breakfast is continental but no fruit or yoghurt was available.
The hotel is too far out of Rome to be called city centre. You have to take the metro to the end of line A (Anagnina) then get the 507 bus to the hotel. We arrived in the dark on a Friday night rush hour and tried to wait for taxi but there were none. Quite by accident I saw the 507 and the driver told us where to get off - 5 stops I think. The next morning we caught a bus at 9am and were in the centre at 9.40am with a good connection. The only good point about the journey into Rome is that it only costs 1 Euro. Unfortunatly you can't stay too late in Rome to enjoy the nightlife as you have to rely on the metro/bus otherwise get a very expensive taxi. The hotel shuttle operates only between 4pm and 10pm.to the metro station. If you telephone the hotel to let them know you want picking up, they will come to Anagnina.
There is nothing to do once you are back at your hotel, there are no bars around so you are stuck in your room with Italian TV. We found a supermarket behind the hotel and bought beer and snacks but it closes at 8.30pm so stock up early.
The hotel is noisy and looks unattractive as the bins are stored at the front of the hotel and there are industrial units across the road.
The room we had (204) was clean and the bed was large and comfortable.The bathroom is decent but it is difficult to get a good shower with a hand held shower head.
Rome itself is wonderful - get a map and walk so you don't miss anything.
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