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OverviewHotel Ariston is a 4 star boutique hotel in central Rome, located near to Termini train station.
My wife and I visited Rome recently and found this small hotel which is very close to the main terminus for rail, coach and metro.The hotel is super clean and has some of the most helpful staff you could wish for. All our trips were undertaken on their recommendations and we had no trouble getting about the city by using the hop-on hop-off buses and metro. The rooms are a good size and the bed firm but comfortable. The rooms have a/c and heating a work desk and tea/coffee making facilities. The breakfast was far superior to what we expected and overall we would not hesitate to book again. We have thoughts to propose to some friends that we go again next year. There are some very good restaurants close by and all serve lovely hearty food.
We arrived from the airport, with slight trepidation, for a three night stay but were warmly welcomed by very helpful and friendly staff who checked us in quickly and we were soon on our way sight seeing. On our return we were offered the Happy Hour in the bar which turned out to be a bit of a mistake. Paying more for your drinks with a few nibbles included is not what we would normally expect in a Happy Hour! We were recommended a couple of nearby restaurants (Amedeo was definitely our favourite of the two), breakfast was excellent and the rooms we had on the 6th floor were really nice and spacious, if a little dark. We couldn't fault the reception staff or the location of the hotel near the Termini and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the Ariston.
On arriving into termini and fighting my way past street sellers and hustlers I was a little wary of what I had booked into. The neighbourhood is a little edgy. Receptionist was polite if not warm, as were all staff, the room allocated a small double was fine for one and clean. However at certain times of the day and early evening plagued with this dull noise, very annoying as was noise from corridor and the person smoking on the floor.Breakfast is great, good choice and early hours which is great as you want to be up early to explore.If I was to return to Rome I would pick another area, I really didn't feel comfortable at night walking out and I'm very well travelled. The hotel offered a clean comfy bed and good breakfast but not the hotel for me.
Location of Ariston is good, with Termini & bus station just around the corner and various places to eat on your doorstep. We took a taxi (mini bus)and shared it with 2 others from the airport to our hotel. Fare price was 12.50 Euros each. Returning to the airport we took the shuttle bus from the bus station and this cost 6 euros each. Tickets for bus are bought from information at the bus terminal. Tickets for the 72 hour Roma pass which allows you to travel on metro and buses, bit like an oyster card, can be bought in the underground station at the newsagent shop. Go down the escalators into the station and it is on the left. Just ask at info stand. This was much cheaper than buying online before as it cost us 18 euros. Do watch out for pickpockets on the underground. Easy to navigate way around to see the sites by taking either the A or B line. Hotel staff excellent. Really friendly and helpful and bilingual. But helpful also if you want to practice your Italian. We had booked two twin rooms. Really spacious and good size beds which were comfortable. Very clean and good size showers with good power. Good hairdryers in the room too. Wardrobe space not huge and they have those naff hangers which I hate. We had to change one room as it was positioned with windows facing into the middle of the hotel. Plus side, it was quiet but the minus was it was very dark and did not allow any air to come into the room. We requested a move as the air con seemed to still be on winter mode pumping out hot air. No problem changing us to the front and although noisier this was not a problem. Room colour scheme - interesting and not one I would want to wake to with a hangover! These rooms are not featured on the website and each floor seemed to have different style of doors and presumably room décor. Shower area good but the glass fronted door despite being frosted left nothing to the imagination when your room mate wanted to visit the loo. The bar is perhaps the only area I would mark down. Barman didn't seem experienced in making G&Ts and it seemed a bit of an effort. We had asked for a drink on the bar menu and he shrugged to say didn't have it. One thing we tried the first night and then avoided the second night was the Happy Hour. Food - mini bread rolls, peanuts etc are placed on bar area but 3 euros are added onto your bill for this. So a glass of Prosecco would normally cost 5 euros any other night, but whether you eat or not you get charged 8 euros. Not the principle of Happy Hour! Breakfast really good and even when busy you didn't feel rushed or cramped. Staff excellent once again and will make you Latte or cappuccinos if you don't want to take the coffee on the breakfast table. Would I stay again? - yes. Great for getting around and getting the feel of Rome.
We stayed here for 4 nights and celebrated our wedding anniversary during the stay. The hotel is well situated and we were able to walk to the sites we wanted to see. The staff were friendly and dealt with any queries etc professionally. Our room was well appointed and clean although a bit stuffy due to the lack of natural light. One concern: walking back to the hotel later in the evening was a little unsettling as a few unsavoury characters pestered us by trying to sell things we didn't want. Overall though it was a pleasant experience.
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Via Filippo Turati 16, 00185 Rome Italy
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