Accommodation Review: Hotel Alpi

Finding a hotel in Rome can be difficult, especially if it is your first time in Rome. You’re bound to have many doubts about the place that you’ve chosen? And why shouldn’t you have doubts. You don’t know the city well, and you’re hesitant, possibly even a little scared – is it in a good location? Is it clean? Do the staff speak English? Am I getting my money’s worth?

Many tourists will make a common mistake of trying to find a hotel near all the sites; however, in Rome this is not possible because there are just too many sites and things to see – staying in one part of Rome and visiting only those sites around your hotel will rob you of seeing many other splendors that the city has to offer. Your best bet is to select a hotel that is comfortable, has the amenities you need for the right price and, most importantly, is near to one of Rome’s Metro stops. Being near the metro will help you to get around the city faster on those days where you don’t have time to walk or when the weather isn’t cooperating.

The Hotel Alpi is ideal because of its proximity to Termini station and Rome’s metro. This means that you can get to wherever you need to go regardless of what you want to see on your trip to Rome. Being near Termini puts you right at Rome’s transportation hub – it is where the two metro lines converge and many of the bus lines begin.  Taxis can also be easily hired from Termini Station.

This hotel is also family friendly, providing services for families, such as a special family rooms, as well as baby sitting services, room service, as well as a cute, snuggly teddy bear to await your children when you get to your room. If you would prefer a romantic stay, then their deluxe rooms will be the ideal accommodation to welcome you to the magical atmosphere of Rome.  There are smaller rooms, too, and you are sure to find a hotel room that fits your budget that will offer you a comfortable stay without “breaking the bank”!

Regardless of the room that you select, each one has air-conditioning to provide relief from the hot Roman summers along with free wi-fi so that you can use your laptop or mobile device to help in planning your trip and finding things to do during your stay. You can also use our wireless hotspot on the outdoor terraces, my favorite amenity (pictured left). What a beautiful way to start or end your day, either by enjoying your morning coffee and cornetto (breakfast is included in all of their rates and breakfast served on the terraces is only on request), mid-afternoon drinks, or simply ending your evening with a nightcap! What better way to start or finish your day in the Eternal City.

Transportation, Location and Other Info…

The hotel is located at 84 Via Castelfidardo (00185) in Rome. The hotel’s nearest Metro Stop (fermata in Italian) is  Castro Pretorio on the B Line (Linea B in Italian), and from there the hotel is a short walk down Via San Martino della Battaglia to Via Castelfidardo.

To get to the hotel from the airport, you have several options:

1) Take a taxi from one of the taxi stands at the airport

2) Arrange shuttle transportation from the hotel — you should contact the hotel before your arrival to ensure that the necessary transportation will be at the airport when you arrive! This is ideal if you’re traveling with children and/or have a lot of luggage

3) Take the Leonardo Express train to Termini Station (no stops).  Once you arrive at the station, the Hotel Alpi is just a short walk (see the map below).  Exit the station on the Via Marsala side.  As you leave the station, make a left and follow via Marsala until you reach Via Solferino.  Continue along Via Solferino which opens onto the Piazza dell’Indipendenza. Via San Martino della Battaglia cuts through the piazza, essentially dividing it in half.  Keep to the left side of the piazza as you walk ahead, and you will see Via Castlfidardo (your third street on your left).  Turn left down Via Castelfidardo, and you will see the hotel on your right.

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Check-in begins at 14:00. Check-out is 11:00. For more information on rates, please visit their web site or contact the hotel directly.