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.
Ok check out my review last year re this great hotel and why you should have a walk around and get to know Pigneto. I have to say that my recent visit with the family was one of the most positive experiences I have ever had in a hotel. Firstly as they were unable to provide balcony rooms this year we upgraded to junior suites which have lovely space and a nice area to sit around. Everything about the service was excellent from the room staff staff to reception. After a truly great holiday we discovered we had left one of my children's belfast bed toys in the room. The staff had it found and shipped off to us in Ireland almost before we got back. Thank you so much and this is the only place we would think of for staying in Rome as the number 81 bus will take you wherever you need to go. Did I mention the cost is really reasonable.....'
"Nice hotel once inside but off the beaten track in an odd neighbourhood"
The hotel is quite hard to find from the airport and we had to ask for directions to which not even the taxi drivers know where it is. DO NOT ask them to take you to Eurostar Roma they do not know it (ask for Via Casilina they will get you there) there is a bus stop right outside the hotel either bus 80 or 51 will get you to the sights however they are not reliable so be aware. The staff in the hotel were very nice and helpful. The room was ok, few issues with cracked walls and stuff but its a hotel. The heating on the other hand Christ do not take pj's as its like an oven, The problem is you then open your window and with it being next to a train line you will not get any sleep so its catch 22. We had to also ask for 2 more pillows per person as they are wafer thin. We didn't sample the bar or restaurants as they were totally deserted. There are a few places to eat around and we did venture out one night but its not very Italian inspired i would definitely eat more in the center NOTE be careful there are some very shady people around and we were offered drugs on 3 occasions in one night in the alley way for the hotel! like anywhere just be careful. Rome as a place to visit is amazing i would recommended paying for all the tours as it is much much more interesting and the prices can be negotiated down. I always ask myself these questions : Would i stay again ' No Would i recommend this hotel' No
"The perfect stay"
We found it very good. We arrived very early before the check in and the receptionist checked us in with no extra charge also we forgot to bring a universal plug and they lend us one. They were very kind. When we arrived they provided us with a good and useful info. The only thing that bothered us was the heat in the room. Maybe they had a problem with central heating or something. The rest was all good especially the jacuzzi in the room and the breakfast. I would recommend it for sure.
"Nice hotel, super staff, location a little special"
We spent 6 days over year end in a junior suite, first with our teenage daughter then as a couple. Location....this is a bit of a problem. The hotel is off the center in a mixed-popular area.Buses in Rome are not that reliable. 81 indeed offers the grand tour from there to Vatican via Coliseum but is slow und unfrequent. The other possibility is to reach the subway at Vittorio Emmanuele or Termini via circular 50 bus (opposite the hotel) or trams 5/14 (150 m away), it requires a little navigation but is manageable for active travellers . Going away is easy enough, coming back late can be more of a challenge, take a taxi from Termini or close to the edge of town. In a few years time the Metro Line C will be connected to the center (the Lodi stop is 500m away) - it is useless at present. Area is interesting, Via Pineto is in gentrification process with lots of cool places for a drink and a bite (we recommend the library wine bar off Pineto second left). At the mouth of the street we encountered a benchful of homeless drug-addicts, but they are not aggressive. It adds to the local color. There are everyday shops around (3 small supermarkets, a pharmacy, a Tabacchi). Room was very nice with wooden floor. Good bed. OK bathroom, a little small. Breakfast room /buffet is good with everything to keep you going till late lunch. Quantity is plentiful. There is a small gym. Staff is extremely helpful and multi-lingual. We found service in Rome generally very pleasant, but the hotel staff is even nicer.
"great place to stay"
arrived here early and room was found , complimentary upgrade to balcony suite , very pleasant stay , clean , warm , bed very comfortable - huge . plenty of towels and complimentary toiletries ,front desk always friendly and helpful, breakfast buffet was excellent value , restaurant manager made me a expresso from the kitchen and not the standard machine , gave my wife a freshly squeezed orange juice which was delightful . a lot of choice . no 81 bus outside the hotel goes via all the major attractions , 20 min bus ride but not a problem for us. if we visit rome again we will certainly stay here again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM