Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica, and Castello di Giulio II. Parco Leonardo and da Vinci Market Central are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Hmmm....Pros: Desk staff: very friendly, though not terribly effectual. Close to the airport; Room: clean.Cons: Hotel overall: dusty, run-down; dining room: kitschy, dusty; food: expensive, disappointing; outdoor dining: unbearable lighting - couldn't wait to finish dinner to get out of the dismal setting.
Notes: (BTW, one of us speaks passable Italian after a year of living in Italy)
Immediately upon arrival we asked for a taxi to a restaurant 15 minutes away & were told they had a restaurant right there, why did we want to go out? We were looking forward to our final meal in Rome at a historical little Ostia Antica restaurant nearby. He called a taxi & over the next hour we were told repeatedly that it would be '3 minutes', 'driver is on the way', as there were several conversations between the driver & desk clerk - taxi never came & ww missed last available reservation at 10:30 pm. (Should have walked, but uncertain about safety of late night, roadside walking for two women.)
Local taxi refused to take us to the hotel. Shuttle to/from airport was advertised, but airport pick-up site was extremely unclear, with little help from hotel desk - it ended up being tucked away, with scant signage, so DO ask for specific instructions on the location. When we checked in we paid for 6am pick-up, but driver very nearly drove away without us, insisting we had not paid, & desk clerk was befuddled, despite it being written on our ticket.