The hotel ran a shuttle service between the other Roma Mercure hotels and also via Station Termini. Handy for those willing to battle public transport after a long flight. There is a direct train from the Airport to Termini.
One of the Mercure Hotels (Mercure Roma Delta Colosseo) was a block from the Colosseum and Forum. The shuttle bus ran about every hour and ten minutes and was freely available for hotel guests. (Guess how we got from Bologna to the Colosseum!) We used a small shuttle bus from the airport, which unfortunately delivered us to the wrong Mercure hotel. Thus our knowledge of the shuttle bus!
Breakfasts were as good as any we have had in hotels both at home and abroad, and much better than many we have encountered in other European cities and in the UK. The variety of foods was excellent and the yoghurts and cheese (yes.... cheese for breakfast!) was very tasty.
The tariff was much lower than the Mercure Colosseo, but with the shuttle bus service it was no less convenient. However, as a schoolteacher on holiday, a room that did not look out on the local school would have been preferable. The hotel had non-smoking rooms. Quite important given the number of Europeans who seem to smoke.
The hotel also had free internet access. Nice to be able to keep in touch with home!
Mont Albert North, undefined, Australia
August 1, 2004
From journal Rome in a rush!