What we were after was somewhere simple, cheap & in a convenient location as we did not plan to spend long amounts of time at the hotel. The Alius hotel served that purpose but might not suit everybody, some highlights/lowlights for us below to help you make your choice:
- Really convenient location, less than 5 mins from Repubblica metro, and about 10 mins from the main Termini station.
- Private bathroom
-Wifi (although be warned it doesn't always work in the rooms, sometimes you have to go to the breakfast area to get a signal)
- Able to leave baggage at the hotel prior to check in and after check out (very handy given our inconvenient flight times)
- Breakfast was not good. The pastries are about all that is manageable.
- It is on the third floor and the stairs are an absolute nightmare to get up. If you're lucky the lift will be working - but the lift is old, rickety and very damaged so doesn't feel too safe.
- Our double bed was actually just 2 singles pushed together.
Also, so you're aware - it is on a main road, so you have to expect some noise. We found it perfectly comfortable to rely on the AC and leave the windows shut (we visited end of Sept/early Oct) and with the windows shut, the noise didn't disturb us.
Our first night the hotel staff advised us our room was "broken", and so we had to stay at another one of their hotels (about a 15 min walk from this one) for one night. They paid for a taxi there (and back the next day) and although not ideal, it really didn't impact us too much but thought it was worth mentioning as judging from other reviews, it has happened to more than just us.
All in all, you get what you pay for - if you just want to be able to have somewhere to crash and don't intend to spend large amounts of time at the hotel this is a perfectly acceptable place to stay as it's clean, basic and a good location.
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- Also Known As:
- Alius Hotel Rome