"Great Hotel for a couple to do sightseeing in Rome"
We booked into the Aurora Garden Hotel having looked at previous reviews. We arrived at the hotel about 8.00 pm and was greeted by very friendly staff. We booked the hotel away from the centre of Rome as we were travelling as a couple and were happy to travel as the centre of Rome is only 8km away.
The room was very small but functional but the only draw back would be that they do not provide any tea or coffee facilities in the room only a minibar.
We walked to the centre of Rome via the Via Nomentana which took us ages but was really enjoyable as on the way we saw a lot of the surrounding areas and how the Italians lived and stopped off in a few cafes along the way. We did however use the metro but at first it was very confused and once we did eventually master it it was very easy.
We would definitely go back there as it was good value for money and although 8km away from the centre of Rome it did not bother us. It would not be a good idea to take kids though.
My wife, daughter (11 yrs) and I stayed 4 nights in this hotel in later July 2011. We just needed a place to rest and sleep after long, busy days exploring Roma. For the money we paid, this hotel met our expectations. The hotel is more like a motel in US, with doors in each room open directly to outside. The breakfast (included) was very basic, with bread, croissant, juice, cereal, milk, coffe, cappuccino, tea and hot chocolate. Cappuccino was freshly made, one at a time, rich and tasting, and we enjoyed a lot. There is a restaurant in the hotel as well. Hotel staff were very ploite and helpful. Bath room, especially the shower, is a little small but we are not big person so not a problem. No much noise from the hotel surrounding at night, but the room itself is not good soundproof and you can hear conversations from next door. A few minutes walk to a subway station which can take you to all the tourist attractions in less than 20 min. Subway/bus ticket costs1 euro per trip but you can buy a 3-day pass for only 12 euro for unlimited ride. A grocery store and a resturant are nearby. If you are like us, just need a place to rest and sleep without pay too much, I would recommend this place.
The Rome Tiburtina railway station, one of the most important stations in the city, is located in the Tiburtina Est neighborhood. The area is also an excellent starting point for a visit to the famous San Lorenzo district, known for its nightlife, and for daytrips to the medieval town of Tivoli and its ancient villas such as Villa d'Este and Villa Gregoriana.
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