A very simple hotel, not far from Termini station, with the advantage of having been renovated recently. To be chosen when the announced prices correspond to those of the low season. The Marco Polo stands out only because of its bedrooms, which are very well taken care of. There is no original feature. What a shame there was no terrace on the roof, or no stylish decoration - that some other hotels in the same category also offer their guests.
On the via Magenta, one street away from Termini station (trains to the airports and underground station).
Fiumicino airport is 15 mi away; Ciampino's is 10 mi away. It takes 45 minutes to get to Fiumicino and 30 minutes for Ciampino.
The hotel Marco Polo has had its communal areas renovated (reception, breakfast hall) and a part of the bedrooms in 2008.
Request a room overlooking the via Magenta (not too busy) ; that will spare you the view of the back courtyard with dull fašades around it.
The Marco Polo is located on the third floor of a building housing several hotels. It is a city hotel, with a reception, a breakfast room and bedrooms. No fancy decoration, nothing superfluous either, not even (but the hotel layout probably did not allow it) a terrace on the roof. Which brings us to say that you should choose the Marco Polo for its bedrooms (from around ú54.50 for a double) and for its situation, 164 ft from Termini station. The hotel underwent renovations in 2008, which were a triumph. It is however an old building: do not expect too much from the lobby (on street level), or from the soundproofing of the building.
22 bedrooms are available, including triples in which an extra bed can be added on request. Keep in mind, however, that you will be a little cramped up in that case: a surface of 269 sq ft for 4 people does not leave much space for everyone. You would be better off hiring a triple and a single: it should be roughly an extra ú8.80 (in low season) compared to hiring 2 doubles. As far as the bedroom design is concerned, it is simple but well maintained: the walls are painted with orange spatolato (a type of glaze paint of Venetian origin), green carpet, glossy contemporary furniture. As for the view, preferably request a room overlooking the via Magenta (not much traffic): the buildings across the street have a better aspect than the unkempt back courtyard (the view from the other bedrooms). Here are the available facilities: bathtub or shower and a hairdryer in the bathroom, a TV set, air-conditioning, telephone and mini-bar.
Breakfast is included in the price of the stay at the hotel, but it won't give you the opportunity to have a feast. The buffet presents a basket of fresh fruit, another one of croissants, a tray of cheese slices, another of salami, toast (to be avoided), bread rolls (much better) and cereals. A dispenser is there for you to help yourself to filter coffee, cappuccino or espresso. You will settle at one of the tables covered with a white cloth (a little extra decorative element, but as there is no terrace, so you won't be lingering for very long). Once breakfast is over, you will have to find somewhere else for lunch and dinner, because the Marco Polo has no restaurant. It does not have a bar either. But the area has a good number of day-time and night-time restaurants and bars.
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