I booked this hotel as I was going to be in Rome just for one night -- I flew in from Sicily and then was flying out to the US the next morning. Based on the map of the hotel's location - I was under the impression that it was near the hotel. It wasn't. It was a 45 minute taxi ride both ways - costing 48-58 Euro each way. The hotel is perfectly fine -- a standard hotel. I found that the overnight front desk agent was not pleasant -- it felt as if I was inconveniencing him by wanting to check in/ask questions, but the next morning, the front desk agent was extremely nice and helpful. Overall, nice hotel.
Even though I liked the hotel we did not have such a pleasant experience on the first 2 days. A group of Italian teenagers came and stayed up until 2am kicking and screaming some of the doors which they broke. The management allowed them to be at the pool until midnight and they were smoking, drinking, and yelling! I found that the management did not consider the remaining guests and I found that just wrong. We made 2 complaints and they changed us to a different floor level as we had our 6 years old with us. We were in the same floor level as those teenagers. After they left the hotel it was a much pleasant stay but I felt that the management failed to help everyone else as the pool is only open until 7pm and they allowed those kids in there until midnight.
Newish hotel, pleasant and helpful staff, clean and spacious rooms. Nothing to be done about the location, which is nice enough and on a main route, although the journey to the centre of Rome takes around an hour, hour and a quarter depending on waits for buses and trains. Close to a market and gelaterias, etc. A good hotel if you want good value, even if it is a remove from the sights. Ostia is about a half hour away by bus.
When we arrived, it was hot! The staff were quick to check us in and told us about what was available on site. Luckily, although the cabins being metal on the outside, there is air conditioning. It was definitely worth the 'blink blonk bang' of the air-con unit. The rooms were plenty big enough for 2 sharers and the fridge was an added bonus. The rooms were clean, shower was great and the beds were comfy.
On site there is everything you need - you need not actually head into Rome if all you want to do is sun-bathe! Although the pool was busy, there were plenty of sun loungers to relax on as well as a pool bar and nearby cocktail bar serving ice-cream. The supermarket stocks a wide array of foods - even gluten free biscuits, cereal and rice cakes. The restaurant also serves gluten free pizza and pasta which were amazing. At night we enjoyed a band playing at the bar and then there was singing entertainment at the cocktail bar. We always had something to do.
Heading into Rome was pretty easy despite the heat. You can buy metro tickets at the info centre on site and then the bus stop is a couple of minutes walk down the road. It took about 35 minutes to get to the Colosseum from the campsite. It was also easy to get to the beach (45 mins to 1 hour on public transport) and to Hydromania (awesome waterpark).
Overall, it was a great holiday and we would love to return again.
We were looking for a hotel close to the airport for a wrap-up to our trip to Rome. This is a great hotel at a very reasonable price. We had two rooms, both ocean view. One had a balcony. The rooms were larger than expected and the ocean view was fantastic. The hotel is located on the strip, right across from the beach areas. They have an agreement with the private beach across the street and you get reduced fees for umbrellas and chairs. The hotel will provide you with beach towels. We were on the beach for two days. The restaurants in the area are OK, what you'd expect in a beach area, but we found one on a quite street a few blocks off the central area called il Tino, really nice. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
Traveller from suburban Chicago
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You have 3 star hotels that are a disaster and others that should be 4 star.
This is neither but it is:
Opposite the sea
Nice helpful staff
I would stay there again (and I'm fussy)
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I chose this hotel for its closeness to Fiumiicino Airport in Rome. The room was clean and comfortable. Not large, but adequate for a few day stay. The front desk person was amazingly helpful and pleasant. The housekeeping staff was great in changing the king bed to two twins. They provided secure parking without extra charge. They offered free WiFi. Restaurants were nearby as was the beach.
I appreciate clean and comfortable and don't need a four or five star rating. La Riva satisfied my requirements. The hotel provided a tasty and adequate breakfast. I would definitely stay there again if I ever considered a return trip to Rome.
I doubt that I will ever return to Rome. It was unbelievably crowded, expensive and unpleasant. If one enjoys spending untold hours with 5000 of your closest friends, Rome is the place to go. If not, there are many other places to visit.
I lived in Europe for six years and traveled most of the continent. La Riva was a very pleasant stay in comparison to many others over the years.
Traveller from Port Saint Lucie, FL
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