Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brian1C Good value!
We stayed here for four nights to spend some time sightseeing in Rome.
Price was very reasonable
This hotel seems more spacious than many Holiday Inn Expresses, clean and quite handy for the Metro A line at Ponte Lungo - about 5 minutes walk
Parking was secure and convenient - very handy, but watch the ramp, it's a bit steep and prone to grounding at the top - ouch!
Breakfast was pretty good, especially as it's complimentary! The bar facility and nibbles were very welcome after our busy trips
Staff were helpful and courteous - thanks for a very enjoyable stay!
June 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0
by Bechita Confortable and clean bedroom and bathroom.
I don't have any complaints at all. We spent most of our time visiting the most seen places for tourist and eating the local food. I loved Rome, it is a beautiful place to go.
June 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by airbuspro Honest opinion of a family man
Stayed in Venice, Florence and Naples before reaching Rome. I am writing without any malice and just as a review. Entered the hotel, got a cold :-( reception. Asked for some info about how I should get around and some advice on how to go about the next day, didn't get a proper response. I was pointed to a corner where I found a few useless brochures in italian. The gentleman (probably the Duty Manager) on the following day was a lot more helpful and guided us briefly on how to get around. The room was very good and family friendly,however, the aircon doesn't have temperature control. So, it's either on or off. Nice breakfast !! Well connected to the Metro (7-8 min) and Bus service (3-4 mins) walking. Very good italian restaurant (3 mins walking) with great food and quite affordable (strongly recommended).
I wish the reception staff was a bit more courteous.
Aah, by the way, got a wiiiiiiide smile on checkout. I wish the welcome was as warm.
June 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PoorExperience Poor Location and Bad Service
I did not feel safe walking to this location after dark at all. With that I had problems with my room key twice (one time I lost it) and neither time did they ask for my name or ID to give me a new room key all they did was ask for the room number. It did not make my belongings feel safe at all while I stayed here.
June 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent hotel with excellent location and staff
We had a lovely stay at the Holiday Inn Express during May 2013.
The staff were very accommodating before our arrival and during our stay. Nothing was too much trouble.
They arranged transfers at a very reasonable price.
The only very minor issue we had was the map that they gave us did not have the hotel on and we got a little lost getting back on the first night :)
Once we knew our route - it was perfect.
Thank you to all your staff and I hope to stay with you again in the future.
June 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Feza Good location and comfortable
The metro station is 10 minutes walk away and there is a supermarket and restaurants nearby. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Breakfast was fine and plentiful.
May 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Crabber28 Pleasant stay
We had some reservations about booking this hotel after reading previous reviews and looking at it's position on the map. We had no problems though and, although some of the clients of the homeless shelter next-door made us feel uncomfortable, the neighbourhood turned out to be quite safe. The ten minute walk to the Metro station was fine and we could be at Termini station within twenty minutes of leaving the hotel door, it is easy to get to all the sights from this location.
Our first room had no kettle or tea/coffee facilities and in our experience this is unusual for an Express. On our return visit a week or so later we upgraded to an executive room specifically to get this facility but the kettle was poor quality and we were uneasy using it due to the fact that it wouldn't turn off and needed to be unplugged to achieve this. The door locking handle kept falling out of the toilet door.
Apart from that we found the hotel comfortable and breakfast was excellent, with the exception of the Nescafe instant coffee machines which would have Mr Gaggia turning in his grave....
Without exception, we found the staff friendly and helpful and the hotel clean and well laid-out. Yes, we look forward to our next visit and intend to do just that.
April 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Excellent friendly service
Perfect if you want a good value stop-over near the centre of Rome. Hotel was very clean and modern, the staff very friendly and helpful.
Don't be put-off by the fact this Hotel is located in a residential area. You won't see any of the major city attractions when you look out of the window! However it's a 5-10 minute walk to the nearest metro station for access to the major attractions of Rome, for example it's just a 4 stop metro ride to the Coliseum. Metro seems safe, even late at night.
We didn't feel threatened when walking back to the hotel late at night. Like all major cities, you just need to apply some common sense when walking around at night i.e. keep to the main roads. If you're still weary, a taxi ride from the centre of Rome should take less than 10 minutes. We didn't need to use Taxis.
If you want a good value place to base yourself when visiting one of the worlds best capital cities, I highly recommend this hotel.
April 24, 2013