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Parco Tirreno Rome Reviews
Ok for extended-stay trips to Rome May 31, 2009
The Parco Tirreno (or "Parco" as we called it) is a pretty nice place to stay. They have done renovations recently, but only to some of the rooms, so if you're looking for the ultimate in modern luxury, this place isn't for you.
One big plus about the Parco is the fact that many rooms have small kitchenettes, a sink, a refridgerator, etc, as well as a patio or balcony. If you are planning to stay in Rome for a short while, rather than just a couple of days, the Parco is useful because these rooms are essentially small apartments.
They have several restaurants (the food isn't that wonderful) and a bar (not the cheapest, but average), as well as a gift shop and pool.
While the pool is nice, it costs quite a bit for a day pass to use it - even if you're already staying there as a guest, each room can only have 2 people at a time at the pool. Otherwise, a day pass to the pool is 10 euro. Ridiculous.
The biggest downside to the Parco that I found is its location. The Cornelia metro stop is a good 15 minute walk down the road, on a narrow sidewalk frequently obscured by plants. Even though this is a safe area, nobody wants to be walking around a strange city if they don't have to be; therefore it is often necessary to take taxicabs home after a certain hour.
Otherwise, there is a grocery store (there is a BIG supermarket 10 minutes down the road by bus also, but did I mention it's 15 minutes walk to the bus stop?), a bar, a pastry shop, a late-hour McDonalds (lifesaver!), a (Italian language) cinema, a laundromat, 2 beauty salons, a pharmacy, and the BEST kebab place known to mankind, Pizza Design *see my other review* all within 5 minutes of the metro station. It's actually getting TO the metro station that's the problem.
Overall the service was pretty good and the place was kept clean. I would be a guest here again, and would recommend it to others, provided your stay in Rome is longer than, say, a week.
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Parco Tirreno Overview
Parco Tirreno Hotel and Residence is located a few minutes? drive from St. Peter and the Vatican City. This hotel is situated within 20. 000 sq m of green parkland.
This is a fine hotel for groups and individual travellers very close to the Vatican City, with easy access to all the main tourist attractions of the Eternal City. The swimming pool is open from the 1st of June to 24th of September, subject to a fee of 10. 00 euros per day.
The hotel is housed in two separate buildings surrounded by a large park with a swimming pool and solarium.
All the rooms are equipped with satellite TV and air conditioning, and all of them have a cosy balcony. The 275 rooms are all mini-apartments, and some of them are also equipped with a small kitchen. All the rooms located in the main building were fully refurbished in 2007. The second block is slightly older, but the rooms are in good condition.
The lobby area is large in size, and it is appointed with sofas and plants as decoration.
The restaurant, ?I Cigni?, has recently been refurbished and decorated in an elegant style. It offers a warm atmosphere and a large variety of menus and wines.
10 km to the nearest station (termini), 25 kms to the airport (fiumicino), 3 kms to city centre, 30 kms to the airport (ciampino), 5 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 8 km to the nearest fair site (fiera di roma), 8 minute walk to the nearest metro station (cornelia).
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