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Smooth Hotel Rome West
Ranked #712 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed 20 March 2011

Hotel Aureliano was clean, pleasant and convenient, although not a really 4 star hotel.
The staff was helpful, but they could be more friendly (smile, say good morning).

Cornelia metro station is 15 minutes away, but there is a bus station near the hotel (only 2 minutes away). Bus No 246 takes you to the metro and vice versa. We sent an email to the hotel to tell us ways to reach the hotel but no one told us about the bus. Also metro line A (the one that is for cornelia station) stops at 21:00 (except Saturdays) due to the construction of metro line c.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2010

Firstly, the young guy at reception was very nice and helpful throughout our 5 day stay. I arrived in the middle of august with my parents an teenage daughter.

The rooms were very nice with clean and had a bright clean bathroom. (Bit stingy on the toilet tissue though) We were very comfortable there. However i now realise the importance of having a swimming pool and restaurant facitilies in your hotel grounds.
As we were there in the middle of august, its blazing hot and would of been nice to have the swimming pool to relax in in the evening. Not having a restuarant did cause us problems as we didnt particularly want to east pizza and pasta everyday of our stay. I am aware that that is an italian stable food, but being from London i am very use to multiculturalism and having a variety of foods and supermarkets to hand. The location of Hotel Aureliano is not the best as there wasnt much around apart from a mc d's near the metro station and a kebab shop also near the metro station which is roughly a 15 min walk. And in the sun with temps of 30c+ in the shade, it wasnt the easiest of things to do.

Once you make it to the metro station (Cornelia) traveling to the centre of rome is quite easy. Buses are more tricker and we stuck to metroing it around

For ease and convenience with parents who are getting on a bit i would not really recomment Hotel Aureliano as an ideal located hotel.

If you dont mind staying out of the hussle and bussle then maybe this is for you. But if you want to be near to attractions and want to enjoy a night life nearer to the centre of Rome, then unfortunatley i can not recomend this hotel as nice as it is. Thats just my honest opinion

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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5  Thank Ellane
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Reviewed 9 August 2009

once found, 80mins driving round looking in an area 5mins towards the vatican,is not funny,asi hired a car , good parking in hotel , use only in rome on sunday ,due to free parking and no traffic.mid wk meto good but 10/15mins walk.hotel was good ,breckfast bit basic but ok.staff very good , be a where of the hotel parking gate closing on your car as this happened to be , and had to pay a £100 FINE to the car hire frim.but loved rome would stay there again now i can find it.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2009

I returned for the second (last time) in this beautiful hotel ruined by management that does not exist except for a manager (tiziana Colucci), which is very far from the professionalism that makes even a simple receptionist, never come back here, i'm disaippointed because the hotel is remarkable and the only person truly professional on the desk is Riccardo

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled on business
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1  Thank oneRovigo
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Reviewed 4 February 2008

If you are looking for a cheap hotel in Rome and don't mind a little inconvenience, this is the hotel for you.
Although they advertise being close to the Metro line, it is really about a 10-15 minute walk. We knew this going in as I did extensive research, and although we didn't mind, it can be inconvenient. It is also towards the end of the metro line, several stops outside of most of the tourist attractions. This makes it difficult to stay out in the city until too late in the night as you can miss the last Metro and have to take an expensive cab ride. Also, you may not be comfortable walking 10 minutes in the dark at midnight.

As far as the hotel is concerned, the staff was friendly and let us check in early. There was always at least one staff member at the front desk who spoke English. Breakfast was included in the price and we took advantage of it. It was mostly cereals and breads, but they also had yogurt and hard boiled eggs.

The room was small, consistent with most European hotels. It was kept very clean and we had a small balcony that looked out towards the city. No complaints on service, cleanliness, etc...

We would most likely not stay here again, but only because we would like to be in the heart of the city and experience all Rome has to offer after dark.

We only paid about 110 US per night and so it was a good deal. Too much more than that and the inconvenience would definitely have outweighed the cost effectiveness.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank stringman25
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Reviewed 11 September 2007

The hotel itself is very nice, clean, updated. The rooms were big and clean, also. It had restuarants close by and a definite plus, a bus stop right in front of it.

The breakfast was very nice and had a huge selection of items. The people at the front desk were helpful, but it wouldnt hurt if they smiled a little more...

If you are coming from the airport it is a good hour metro ride. You can take the airport express to termini and then pickup metro red line to cornelia stop. From Cornelia you can take bus 246 or 247, but you might need to tell the bus driver you want to get off at the stop near hotel aureliano or keep an eye on left side for the hotel, i believe it is 3rd stop from train station.

A taxi from hotel to airport was 50 euros! We took the metro to the airport without any problems, just need extra time!

Overall I would give it an 8, just cos i thought the people could have smiled a little more and the distance was a bit more than we wanted to travel. But overall great!

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank mfire2
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Reviewed 27 August 2007

I stayed in this hotel in March 2005 the main problem I found was the location. In my opinion it's too far out of the centre of Rome for a relaxed sightseeing holiday. We booked our three night break last minute though Expedia and didn't do much planning or research before going which we regretted once we got to Rome and couldn't find the hotel. I only had the directions provided by the hotel and a guide book which weren't adequate not knowing Rome. We got the train from the airport to the Termini train station and then the metro to the Cornelia stop but then we couldn't find the bus stop and were lost so I had to go into a shop to ask for directions the shop owner called us a taxi but we ended up getting charged 15 euros to go round the corner! We paid it as we were so glad to get there but even if we had found the bus stop we still wouldn't have known where to get off the bus as the hotel does not have much of a sign outside and it's on a busy main road. I found the hotel itself to be ok, our room was clean and the bathroom was fine we also had two double beds in our twin room which was good. The breakfast was good and there was a lot of variety but the concierge wasn't very helpful. It's freezing at night in March in Rome and we couldn't figure out how to turn up the heating but asking the concierge seemed like it'd be more trouble than it was worth. I don't know if he didn't speak much English or had an attitude problem but he wasn't very helpful. The nearest restaurant to the hotel is a chinese, when we asked for a recommendation for a good restaurant we were given a bus map and told to get three buses to the La Trastavere area! We tried it but it was complicated and nerveracking, La Trastavere is a nice Covent Garden like area but two out of the three restaurants we ate in there weren't that good. We then had the problem of getting back to the hotel as we couldn't find any taxis and the buses stop running at midnight. We ended up having to get off the bus at the second bus change on the way back and walk about a mile to the hotel in the freezing cold this happened twice during our stay which really tried our patience. The area is urban and was fortunately pretty quiet but as we were two females in our twenties perhaps it was not the best suggestion by the concierge. On our last night we found the taxi rank in La Trastavere and were only charged 8 euros to the hotel! During the day time we got the bus to the Cornelia metro stop and the metro to the main sites which was ok. We had a good time in Rome despite the location of the hotel and soon became accomplished Rome public transport users. However I definitely would not stay at this hotel again or recommend it for sightseeing in Rome due to the location. I would not book flights and a hotel again through Expedia either. At the time we booked we thought our three night break was a bargain but we had interconnecting flights, flew into Rome Ciampino airport which is not the nearest airport to Rome and the location of this hotel was far from ideal. Given hindsight I think we should have checked the details more closely as I think it would be a lot cheaper to do some research and to book flights and hotel separately. I recently went to Venice for three nights and flew with Ryanair and stayed in a really central hotel that was lovely which I booked separtely and paid less in high season than for the break in Rome in low season.

  • Stayed: March 2005, travelled with friends
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2  Thank hfry
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Address: Via Aurelia 619, 00165 Rome, Italy (Formerly Hotel Aureliano)
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#96 Best Value Hotel in Rome
#311 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range: $75 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Smooth Hotel Rome West 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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