Hotel Eurostars Roma Aeterna is located to the east of ancient Rome, in the neighbourhood Pigneto, which is now one of the city's most active industrial and business centres. The hotel is close to the main places of interest: the basilica of Saint John Lateran, Porta Maggiore, the basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem, the central University campus, La Sapienza.
I've just returned from a 4 night stay here with my boyfriend and the hotel was great! Nice welcome when you enter from the reception staff and a speedy check in. They also give you excellent tips on how to get around, what buses to take etc. which was helpful as we wouldn't have known where to start! Room was nice and clean with nice decor. You're very close to a railway track but the hotel has two sets of double glazed windows which means that you can't hear the noise at all. The 81 bus stop is literally across the road from the hotel which takes you to all of the major tourist attractions; colosseum, trevi fountain, piazza novana, Vatican etc. and you can purchase tickets for the bus from the reception of the hotel on your way out in the morning. The hotel itself is a little way out from the very centre of Rome, but not impossible to walk. It took roughly 15 mins on the bus to get to the colosseum, about 40 mins to the Vatican, but we did walk to the colosseum in about 30 mins on the first day (shorter route when walking) which was pretty painless as you can look at the sights along the way! The hotel is also set within quite a 'local' area i.e. not many tourists at all and we was told upon arrival by our cab driver that the area was dodgy and we did notice some people hanging around but we had absolutely no problems at all. Perhaps don't walk on your own at night, that's all. All in all, a really good stay. Would recommend to those looking to visit Rome but not pay to stay right in the centre!
Upon entry we were greeted by the friendly front of house staff who guided us to all the places and information we needed to get around the city. This was consistant throughout with very clean and nice rooms (the jacuzzi bath is a plus) the friendly breakfast staff and great choice each morning. The restaurants locally were very good and although people have moaned about the local area its not that bad. Just graffiti which you see throughout the city and a few unsavoury characters. Like any big city really!!! It will add about 15 minutes as its not directly in the centre but for the price i see it as good value for money. Only let down was a tea or coffee facilities in the room but thats being picky. Thanks for a lovely stay!!!
Me and my mum travelled to Rome for the very first time and we absolutely loved this hotel. It is spotlessly clean, the room was very comfortable, and the staff go above and beyond to help you in any way they can. There is a bus stop right outside the hotel which goes to the Vatican with stops at most of the main sights on the way. The breakfast is really good - a wide selection of hot and cold options on offer and again, the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel and we would definitely stay there again on future trips.
"Not in the city center but good hotel"
The hotel is good, very clean, decent size room and great staff. It is not so close to city center as it is outside the city walls. Still you can be in the coliseum in 15-20 minutes walk. One block behind the hotel there is a pedestrian street where you can find several restaurants with great local food, nothing to fancy but the good food people eat!
"Bad neighbourhood, expensive parking"
We booked the hotel on booking.com because it was near the center of rome (according to booking.com) but when we arrive there was police around the place and they stoped us to check. We ask them whats the problem and they say someone was robbed. We find the hotel incide of the building that is half private apartments half hotel. Incide was nice and clean, hotel got all the stuff we needed. We reserved a parking place when we booked but they didn't gave us the place couse there wasnt a place for us. Instead they told us to park in the same parking place but instead the 15 euro for a day ( as it says on booking.com) we paid 21 euro for a day. The neighbourhood was looking strange and full of immigrants from africa and india and it wasn't looking safe after we saw that with the police, and after 3 drunk africans were running after people on the street looking to take money from them. When we got the hotel room they didnt say anything for smoking incide and there was no sing incide that is forbidden but when we were paying at the end the tried to charge us extra because we didnt know the EU laws even if we are non-eu citizens. Overall average hotel in unsafe neighbourhood, 2 km from s. Giovanni catedral and strange stuff working there.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM