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Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica
Ranked #1,053 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stayed here for four nights for a conference, good conference facilities, swimming pool, poolside food area, restaurant and rooms. corridors can be very noisy at night, bedroom and en suite were a good size, but my air conditioning failed after two nights, reported but never repaired, TV very confusing (too many menu's). Food was good but service was slow, staff pleasant and helpful on reception, bar area seemed to be understaffed. In general this hotel is holding on to its status as a quality hotel, very popular with tour groups, shuttle bus into Rome center available.

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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Ignore all the bad reviews on here, petty, snobby comments with minimal truth in them if any truth at all.

This is the 4th hotel we've stayed in since getting to Rome and I've loved every second of being here.
It has Beautiful pool area, though watch out for mozzies. Lovely spacious rooms, friendly staff and good location.

We were upgraded for our room on arrival and then given a passcode for free wifi for our entire stay, we didn't even ask for it.
Staff are really friendly and helpful, one lady was a little miserable but all the others have been amazing, say hello when they walk past, helpful and fun.

We've stayed in central Rome for 4 days and ended up booking other hotels, a 4star in the central city is not really a 4star and the amenities are really slim, also unless you pay big money you won't get a pool which means you are limited.
Also getting a cab in the city is £5-£9 for just getting in it meaning a trip round the corner will cost atleast £10.

This hotel whilst a little way out of central Rome gives you a real 4star hotel with the nicest breakfast we've had in Rome and to get a shuttle in or even a taxi will cost half the price of going round the corner in central Rome.
Shuttles go to the Vatican, collassuem etc and easy accessible.

Do a shop before you get here as closest shop is 5min drive but you can't really walk it so otherwise you need to buy everything here but lovely little gift shop.

Over all had a lovely experience and if I did 10 days in Rome again I would of stayed here at the start.

Really angers me to see bad reviews that have nothing to do with the hotel like the weather and the location - can't moan at location as its not like they lied!??? Do your homework and look at a map.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
Thank Charlie T
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica paints itself to be the ideal hotel for traveling and exploring Rome. There are positives and negatives to this.

First, the positives. The rooms themselves are modern and well-equipped with good quality beds and air conditioning to ensure maximum comfort for guests. The staff themselves are all particularly helpful, even if there is a noticeable language barrier between some members of staff and guests. The bar itself is equipped with staff who are always very keen to help. There are good local transport links to help make it easier to get into Rome and a shuttle service is provided at a charge (on a first come, first served basis).

Now, the negatives. The shuttle service itself is abysmal. It operates on an hourly basis and can only fit a maximum of fifteen or so people on the bus. For a hotel with one hundred plus people staying at any one time, this isn't a solution for most travelers. There is no entertainment provided by the hotel itself. There is a games room on the bottom floor but this consists of a pool table which you are required to pay per hour for use of and some children's toys. The advertised pool is only available for use during the summer period and isn't filled throughout the rest of the year (even when we visited in March).

The location isn't great. Staying at this hotel demands that you get a bus into the local town and then a Metro into the centre of Rome to be able to do anything. The restaurant doesn't provide much in terms of food. It's on the 'light' side which, given that this is an Italian hotel, comes as a surprise. You will want to spend most of your evenings staying in the centre of Rome because there are few bars and restaurants to provide evening relief around the area.

If you're looking for a cheap hotel and don't intend to spend much time there, if you're prepared to do some traveling and comfortable using foreign public transport, this might be for you but beware that it is on a significant hill. If you're looking for luxury, for convenience and plenty to do at night, this isn't the hotel for you.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Hi all,
After we read other comments about this hotel, we thought we'd have a problem. Yet, our experience is totally positive. It's a versatile hotel, there are lot of families staying there but also businessmen, cabin crews and captains from various airlines.

We booked this hotel on our own knowing it won't be in the center of Rome. This is exactly why we picked it. So let's try to sum it up:

Clean, tidy and with airco.
TV and internet aren't free but we didn't need it. We didn't go to Rome to sit inside and watch TV or browse internet, anyway.
There's a small internet zone in the lobby where you can get 4 hours of browsing for 3EUR.

Always helpful. What I noticed in Italy is that staff is not having that fake "must smile at all cost" smile - which means if they don't feel like smiling they won't do it, but that doesn't mean that they won't help you out. They always do.
Room service is discrete, and if you have "Don't disturb" sign on your door they will come later to check if it's ok to clean your room, resupplying your bathroom every time.

If you get B&B like we did, you're going to enjoy a fantastic buffet every morning of your stay. The food is always fresh and there's a plenty to choose from. Drinks too and it's all-you-can-eat.
When it comes to prices for food and drink in the hotel, I have to admit that it is pricey. Especially the dinner. 10EUR for a soup is nowhere cheap, but the food is excellent and the staff is good.
Also, shuttle buss is not free so a round trip to the city (drop-off: Vatican Museum) is 3EUR. A ride on a metro in Italy is 1.5EUR. so it practically is the same, except that you enjoy shuttle bus airco which is well needed if you're there in the summer time.

Pool was fantastic and never crowded. Since the hotel is in a peaceful part of the city, far from the center's busy life, the pool was like an oasis. It's clean, never too cold and a lifeguard is always there, just in case.

If you want a family hotel, then this one is for you. We didn't experience any wild, off-the-leash behavior from our neighbours. The loudest thing, if we can call it that way, happened the last night of our stay when some children were running up and down the hallway in the middle of the night (weird, who lets their children go wild at that time?).

All in all, a very nice hotel and we enjoyed our stay completely.

Room Tip: Peaceful hotel in the remote part of Rome, City tax is not included in the price
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Booked a non-refundable room before reading the reviews and was dreading the upcoming stay. Honestly for this price range I have experienced far worse. Contrary to the recent reviews, staff was friendly and courteous, rooms were clean, spacious and true to the photos, food at restaurant was great and service was even better. The additional charges for things I did find a bit ridiculous but they are well publicized. My only issue was that I chose this hotel to be close to the airport but the location itself was not the most convenient and far worse if you don't have a car. In terms of value for what you pay for, I definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Address: Via Degli Aldobrandeschi 223, 00163 Rome, Italy (Formerly Melia Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel)
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#354 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range: RM228 - RM841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica 4*
Number of rooms: 270
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Meliá Roma Aurelia Antica hotel is located in Via degli Aldobrandeschi 223, just a few minutes form the Via Aurelia and the Ring Road (raccordo anulare) exit Aurelia-Citta del Vaticano. The hotel is a magnificent modern structure surrounded by 10 hectares of Mediterranean park in a very quiet area close to the airport Fiumicino and just a few kilometres distance from Vatican city. ... more   less 
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