My friend and I stayed here for several nights over the marathon weekend in Rome. I must say that the hotel both met and exceeded our expectations in almost every respect.
The hotel itself cuts a striking image as you enter with wonderfully ornate sculptures, pieces of art and general decor from the entrance right through to the reception, foyer and dining area, lending a sophisticated and distinctly Roman ambiance to the place. The staff were warm, welcoming and extremely helpful, going out of their way to meet our every request. A special word of thanks should be given to one of the reception staff, Renata, whose constant cheerfulness, enthusiasm and helpfulness made our stay infinitely more pleasant. Our room was clean, very nicely decorated and in excellent condition. Not particularly spacious but perfectly adequate for two people. The bathroom facilities were perfectly acceptable and the shower was very powerful and effective.
I must also make mention of the free WiFi access granted to all residents of the hotel. My friend and I found this facility to be invaluable as we looked to keep up with all the latest developments back home on our laptops and smartphones.
The breakfast provided was excellent with a wide range of food to suit all tastes. Whether it is a fry, continental breakfast or simply a cup of coffee and a croissant, there is a comprehensive selection to satisfy any appetite.
The hotel also boasts a modest size gym room (treadmill, bike & weights), hot tub, sauna and steam room which we took full advantage of, especially in the aftermath of the marathon! It was also very nice to avail of these facilities to relax and unwind after a long day's walk on the tourist trail through Rome's many sights.
I must point out that we paid a very reasonable rate considering the quality of the hotel, the standard of service and the range of facilities outlined above.
The location of the hotel is not absolutely ideal, as it is approximately 15-20 minutes on the metro line from the centre of Rome. However, the hotel is located only several minutes' walk from the nearest metro station so we found that this did not hinder the enjoyment of our stay in any way.
I have never posted a review of hotels I have stayed in on sites such as Tripadvisor before. However, my wonderful experience of Hotel Aurelius has compelled me to do so here. In short, I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. It is one of the best, in fact, probably the best hotel I have stayed in, when I weigh the very reasonable rates against the overall quality of service and facilities.
Having thrown a coin into the Trevi fountain during my stay in Rome, it is said that I am sure to return to Rome. If indeed I do, Hotel Aurelius will be my accommodation of choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aurelius Art Gallery Rome Hotel is a delightful "Boutique 4 star Hotel", intimate and cosy, wich offers its customers a relaxing and well-being stay. Our Property is three subway stops away from the Vatican City and we are only a 100 meter walk from the subway station "Cornelia" and several bus stops, and 50 mt to the Sit shuttle Bus to fiumicino Airport. This gives our customers the possibility to get to the heart of the city in no time at all. The atmosphere of the hotel is high class elegance, and our staff will always be ready to assist you during your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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