Melia Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via Degli Aldobrandeschi 223, Rome, Lazio, 00163, Italy

3 Reviews

Melia Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel
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Satisfaction Very Good
Very Good

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 51% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Couples71
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  • hzangel2's Profile Photo

    4 star equal to a 5 star


    This hotel was by far one of the best hotels my husband and I have ever stayed at. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. The room was made up every day. The room was huge even for American standards. Bathroom had nice shower, they supplied you with Shampoo, a comb, body wash, qtips, but no washcloth, so remember to bring your own!! If you have the option for the breakfast, I would definately suggest taking it. It was delicious and had a very wide variety. They have a shuttle that will take you within 2 blocks of the Vatican, and just a few steps from the underground railway. The first one is at 8 am, and the last is at 11. They give you an excellent map of the city. it was the map we used the entire time. We never had a problem with the shuttle being crowded, but we did go in october. I would definatley recommend this hotel.

    Directions: 20 minutes from the vatican

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    4 Star Luxury To Finish Coach Tour


    This was our last night on a 13 day Globus Coach tour and this hotel is located out of Rome close to the airport as many of the group had very early morning flights. It was a beautiful hotel, very nice rooms, restaurant was good, and there were good facilities.We were not leaving Italy but travelling to a little town 60 miles from Rome so we had more time to enjoy the hotel. The staff were very good and spent some time with us explaining how to get to local train station , where to change trains etc, they also gave us a map. This is the service which makes a difference when you are in a foreign country.

    Unique Quality: A very good 4 star hotel, excellent staff and reception.

    Directions: Close to metro Stazione Aurelia

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    Quiet Ambiance


    This is a top notch, 4 star hotel with all the amenities anyone could want. The service is impeccable, the staff is friendly and knowledgable and the setting is quiet and peaceful. The food in the hotel restaurant is excellent and by all means get the rate that includes the breakfast buffett. The breakfast is great and all you can eat!

    Unique Quality: The hotel runs a bus into the city center (Piazza Barbarini) every hour and a half from 9:30am in the morning to 11:30pm in the evening. As long as these time fit into your touring schedule there should be no need for taxi's. Its about $15 for a taxi to the hotel from the city center.

    Directions: Between the airport and the city center. (About $30 for a taxi from the airport).

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by A TripAdvisor Member

Took my boyfriend here for his 21st and couldn't have expected anything better!! student budgets managed to get us a superior room upgrade for 3 nights on a last minute deal through the internet. value for money is excellent. the hotel even arranged a car to take us to and from the airport with little fuss. the room was large and very comfortable, the bed was huge! the room even had a sitting area and massive wardrobes, compared to other 4*hotels ive stayed in this one is definately the best! the bathroom was more than adequate and the speakers in there added that lil quality touch. he breakfast was great, buffet style catering for all diets, gluten free, vegitarian, low fat etc, and the service was brilliant. Room service meals were really nice too, the lasagne is a must try, i still crave it now!hehe. The communal areas of the hotel are cbrilliant too, everything is immaculate and beautifuly presented; marble floors, beatiful designed interior.

As the hotel is a little out of town they do offer a courtesy bus which is very ueful although if you are planning on getting the last one back in the evening either think again n pay 20Euros for a taxi or be prepared to battle, its every man for themselves!

overall i found nothing to grumble about this hotel, it was really excellent value for money and the facilities were of high quality

....only thing that did puzzle me was the hotel changed the booking from my name to my partners on realising i was a woman....slightly odd and old fashioned i thought!!

Fine hotel, bad location

by A TripAdvisor Member

As for hotel service, room cleanliness, professional staff, hospitality, etc., this hotel is up to the 4 star standards. My wife and I really liked the hotel. However we did not like the location at all. It's good that the hotel is outside of the heavily congested Rome city, but it's so inconvinient to commute to and from the hotel because the hotel is not close to any public transportations (metro, bus, etc.). The hotel does have a shuttle bus running to and from a couple locations in the city of Rome, but the shuttle runs so infrequently and are not on time most of the time. We waited for almost 1 hour one time to catch the shuttle and had to fight our way into it because there are so many other passengers. If you don't want to use the shuttle, then you have to call a taxi to get to Rome, but you have to pay roughly 30 Euro. So that's 60 Euro ($75) you have to spend for just one round trip to the city of Rome.

Because the metro system in Rome is so great, we recommend that you find a hotel near (I mean walking-distance near) a metro station. Don't think that you have to stay near the Vatican if your goal of going to Rome is to go see the Vatican. Same can be said about any other tourist places in Rome. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FIND A HOTEL NEAR A METRO STATION. Taking the metro, you can go anywhere for just 1 Euro in rougly 10 minutes at the most. It's the best way to get around Rome. You might have to pay a bit more for your hotel but it's worth it. Rome is such a congested city that you'll go nuts riding a shuttle or taxi in rush hours. Bumper to bumper for hours.

Good Experience Here

by TripAdvisor Member rdr49

We had booked this hotel for 3 nights through Hotwire at a cost of $107USF per night plus taxes. Once we'd made the booking and learned the hotel's name, I read through most of the previous reviews posted here and got what turned out to be a pretty good sense of what to expect.

Somewhere though, I must have incorrectly got the impression that we could reach this hotel from the airport by taxi for € 30. Well that was wrong. At the airport on Easter Sunday we were quoted € 60, reduced to €45 when we demurred. We should have taken the €45 offer, but "experienced" travellers as we are, we made our way onto the train to Termini Station, and then navigated through the Metro system to what we figured was the nearest Metro station where we would take a taxi the short distance to the hotel. But guess what? There aren't that many taxis running around picking up people at outlying Metro stations. We then tried for the 852 (?) bus but it was a Sunday night and I think it was not running. We were stranded with 5 pieces of luggage.Then my wife fell off a curb and scrapped her knee. It was our lowest point. Finally we were advised to go back one Metro station and wait at a taxi stand. By and by along came a taxi and took us to the hotel for about €20.

It was so great to enter the lobby, be welcomed by the front desk staff, be lent first aid items, and then finally to have a hot shower after all that sweatiness. I even had a mini-bar beer, hoping to replace it the next day before its expensive absence was noted. But they were too fast for me and €6 went on our bill the next day.

In the morning we had the light breakfast at the restaurant. The breakfasts were pricey but you can make coffee in your room and buy your pastries somewhere else. That's what we did for day 2 and 3.

The shuttle bus is like a full-size coach so it had a lot of capacity. But mindful of some advice here, we were always first or second in line at the appointed times. The driver's name is Aldo and he seems a little dour compared to your average Italian but he is helpful to passengers and a good driver. We enjoyed the daily ride into town three mornings in a row. Its not boring, as others have previously advised.

The hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. The cleaning staff offered "bonjourno" as we went through the hallways, and the front desk staff were always looking up and smiling to greet the returning shuttle passengers in the evening. Even the groundskeeper chatted with us about the new revolving lobby door being installed.

Our room was large and well-appointed. Italian hotel air conditioning seems pretty anemic in general and it was the case here as well. We slept with the big window open.

In summary, very good value obtained at the cost of a little remoteness from the city centre. But some might think that is really not a cost but a benefit. I'd definitely go back there on the same terms.

Great Hotel teriffic shuttle, money saver

by TripAdvisor Member Sosider

Hotel was clean and service excellent. We stayed only one night because at the end of a 16 day trip we wanted to be close to the airport on the last evening. Our trip started in Rome for three nights and it's too bad that we didn't know about this hotel then. We would have saved hundreds of dollars in taxi charges if we had the free hotel schuttle to utilize every day. We were not interested in the pool or other extra's at the hotel so I cannot comment about the value of those amenities, oru goal in Rome was all in the center and the Vatican so this hotel would have serviced us perfectly. Reasonable rates for a four star also. The cleanest of our 16 day trip.

GREAT--we will go back again

by TripAdvisor Member Bridgett_M

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights at the end of a whirlwind trip through Europe and LOVED it--it was the perfect ending to a great vacation. I strongly recommend this hotel.
Upon arriving in Rome from Paris via train to Termini we took the Metro (Rome metro only costs 1 euro) to Barberini and caught the free shuttle to the hotel (they have 2 large, nice 50 passenger air-conditioned busses [1 white, 1 light blue]). The shuttle picks up right by Hotel Bernini--wait there and you can't miss it (it stops for a few minutes during each pickup). It picks up from Barberini at 10.15, 11.45, 14.00, 16.45, 20.00, 21.45, 23.30.
The shuttle was an excellent service--a great way to get to/from downtown and to/from Vatican city for free. A few reviewers stated that they had difficulty getting onto it but we had no problems--although we did not try to catch the 8AM any day or the 23.30 back any night--we always slept in and went for the 9.30AM to downtown and then when we went to Vatican just took the Metro to there. We stayed over a weekend and still found no difficulty getting onto any shuttle.
The shuttle drops you right at an entrance to the Metro which you can take anywhere in Rome or to Vatican city for 1 euro (the hotel also has a shuttle that drop directly by Vatican city if you prefer taking a shuttle rather than the Metro)--the downtown drop off is also walking distance from Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon and the Coloseum.
The hotel itself was lovely. Our room was large, clean, air-conditioned, and beautiful. The bathroom was large and marble--really lovely. We booked through and found it to be an excellent deal for a true 4 star hotel. Service was great--all employees speak English really well in case your Italian isn't that strong. They really work to make sure you have a great time.
The lobby has computers with internet connections if you want to e-mail home or check anything on-line--it was 5 euros for 30 minutes of use.
The restaurant looked good (expensive though) but we didn't try it--we did eat at the bar cafe and the food there was great and reasonable (sandwiches etc). We also ordered room service one night and it was delicious---the lasagna was WONDERFUL and my husband got pizza which was also very tasty.
There are a few little shops in the hotel which were very cute and the lobby and grounds are very nice.
The pool looked beautiful but we never went in.
We told the hotel when our flight was and they got us a car for 40 euros that we had billed to our room to take us to the airport (a very nice service)--they also offered to call a cab which would be about 10-15 euros cheaper if we preferred that.
We loved this hotel and will definately stay here again.

Good one

by TripAdvisor Member MarioUsa

Stayed there with my wife and our 2yr old.

Excellent 5 star rooms.
Very good service and nice breakfast.
A bit expensive relative to its location far from the city - but when in transit to other places in Italy, or using their shuttle to town - I'd recommend this one.

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by wanderwithshoes

Recommendations for a hostel in Rome?
Travelling solo, in May, looking for decent, safe, inexpensive, and accessible to public transportation, accommodations

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by eve72379

Melia Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel I just booked it for $127 a night on hotwire for end of April stay. It is out of the city center, but it has a free shuttle.

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by vic70

Try B&B system, you can find excellent appartments in the middle of the Rome for good price (75 euro-85 euro). If the help needed, mail me. :)


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 Melia Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel

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Address: Via Degli Aldobrandeschi 223, Rome, Lazio, 00163, Italy