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Fiumicino: Hilton Rome Airport

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Reviewed by: Chiaro di Luna from canada, review #2910

When: August 2010

For an early morning flight it's worth considering.

Having just returned from a one night stay using Hilton points I am now sure we made the right choice.

We booked this hotel for 35,000 points (while I see it is now up to 40,000 points for one night). At the time, the cost of the room was set at 300 euro for a deluxe king room without any meals. Just three weeks before my stay the cost of the same room had dropped to 185 euro.

We had heard that the food and drinks at the hotel were quite expensive & disappointing, so we had a late lunch in the nearby town of Fiumicino, bought some snacks and drinks at the supermarket and headed off to check in to the hotel about 3:00 pm.

The check in experience was the most inefficient I have ever seen. There were three desk clerks working and two just standing there watching as the lines grew longer and longer. The Hilton Honor's club line up was the longest and slowest most of the time. (It took about an hour to get up there to check in). People would get up to the desk and have to run off hunting down their travel party to produce passports for check in.

After that, all went smoothly. The bellhop took our bags from the car (we just left car at the front while we went up to room then returned it to Hertz right across the road) and showed us to our deluxe king room.

The room was large with a king sized bed and it was comfortable, as were the pillows. There was a comfortable chair and footstool, a desk with internet access (that you pay a fee for), telephone, TV, minibar rigged to charge if you moved something, an ice bucket, a safety box securely bolted to the shelf in the closet, ironing board and iron and a fully equipped tub, shower, toilet, & bidet. Ice was available for your taking just down the hall.

We did not hear any noise from the airport, but did hear the neighbors slam their door several times.

You can walk across to the terminals or take the shuttle if walking is not a possibility for you, no need for a taxi.

The hotel also has a pool for your use.

On the card the key comes in you'll find the information about a free Hilton shuttle to and from Rome that the hotel offers daily from around 8:00am to 10pm. It does pick ups about every 2 hours each way. They also offer a shuttle to the small town of Fiumicino from 8 pm, returning about 11 pm. It's a nice spot to have a meal.

If you have points or find a good rate for this hotel then I'd recommend it.


Reviewed by: cindylearuth from AK, review #2120

When: October 2007

Convenient hotel attached to Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport.

We stayed at this hotel because we had an early morning flight the next day. We used Hilton points, so I do not know what the cost would be.

The checkin was very efficient. We were upgraded to the concierge floor, where we were able to have compimentary snacks, drinks, and breakfast. The room was very nice and quiet. We were provided robes, slippers, and a small sweet. The toiletries provided were very nice. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are needing a location close to the airport.


Reviewed by: tdandmd from CA, review #1182

When: September 2005

As American as you can get in Italy but a great location for an early-morning flight.

It seems ridiculous that this was our most expensive room in Italy ($210), but with a 7:00 a.m. flight it was worth it.

The room was very clean with a nice modern bath with tub/shower combination with great water pressure.

There is a very nice fitness center but the internet is extremely expensive (8.95 minimum for 15 minutes and .35 for every minute after) and the restaurants are minimal. The cruise ships use this hotel to start their journeys and so it has a very large buffet and a cafe but that is it. You will hear much more English than Italian.

The skyway walkway to the airport is GREAT, though, and was worth the feeling of coming home early that you get when all of a sudden you understand all the people and the lobby looks like home, etc.


Reviewed by: Su Meri from USA, review #1117

When: 2005

I will stay here to end every vacation from now on.

After three weeks of transfers and sightseeing there is nothing better or easier than staying at the Hilton. Not cheap, but the shower alone is worth every penny. We actually took our luggage cart from the Fiumicino train station into our room then walked it straight to airport security the next morning. How can you beat that? You can still take the train into Rome to enjoy your last night in Italy. But not having to worry about waking up early and hauling bags onto trains or taxis is worth every cent.


Reviewed by: roy from USA, review #1006

When: 2003, 2004

You can certainly do better for your last night in Italy.

My wife and I stayed here on our last night in Italy in the fall of 2003 and had a terrible time. The service was surly, the food was awful, and it ruined the mood from a wonderful couple of weeks in the world's most perfect country.

The next year we decided to give it another chance, pay to stay on the executive level, at over $250/night, and see if it was just a fluke. Trust me it wasn't. The staff in the executive lounge assumed that no one spoke Italian, insulted the customers to their face (with a smile, of course); the service was worse and the food remained awful.

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