Ratings based on 473 Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5
77% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Moscow/ Russia

Lovely view of the sea

Posted Dec 8, 2017
Pros: Lovely view of the sea, excellent location. Excellent breakfasts
Cons: I would like to see in the room there was not only a kettle, but also tea, coffee and cups
Location: near the port. where there are yachts and a very pleasant walk
Lovely view of the sea, excellent location. Excellent breakfasts
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 8, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Irina, First, we would like to thank you for trusting our hotel Occidental Aran Blu and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to read that you really enjoyed our unbeatable location to visit the wonders of a vacation in Ostia. Last but not least, it fills us with pride that you could enjoy the gastronomical efforts of our chefs as we strive to satisfy the many culinary wishes of our guests offering the most delicious dishes for the breakfast. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, The Direction, Occidental Aran Blu Best regards, The Direction Occidental Aran Blu
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Carrollton, KY

Friendly and accommodating.

Posted Nov 3, 2017
The staff is top notch. Friendly and very willing to help. The room was fine. Nice modern feel. If there was a negative it was the shower. The water must be hard. The shower just didn't spray well.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 5, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Joshua, Firstly we thank you for making our Occidental Aran Blu hotel your choice hotel for your visit to Ostia, although we regret that we fell a little short of your expectations this time around. I am grateful for your compliments towards our staff, whose kindness and helpfulness is one of our hotel's greatest strengths and I promise to congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst in our hotel. Regarding the bathroom, we are sorry if there was a problem with the pression of the water; we would have sent our maintenance staff immediately to repair it had we known. Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel and for your constructive critics, we certainly look forward to serving you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future. Best regards, The Direction Occidental Aran Blu
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 28, 2017
Quality location, clean and good staff. Restaurant could be better
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 29, 2017 by Enrique Acrich, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel and for your constructive critics, we certainly look forward to serving you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future. We thank you for pointing out the cleanliness of our installations, being fully aware that this is an aspect of primary importance for our guests to feel comfortable in our hotel, our housekeeping staff undertakes a thorough cleaning of our installations and rooms on a daily basis. Thank you for your very nice compliments for our team, they do work very hard every day to make sure our guests feel well attended to at all times and definitely are an asset to our hotel. We will certainly relay your praising comments to all of them and we are sure they will be pleased to know their efforts have been appreciated. We are sorry to read that our buffet offer did not meet your expectations in terms of flavor, our professional Chefs strive to impress our guests with high standards and the possibility to savor the best of our local cuisine as well as a great selection of international delights. However as we receive guests of all nationalities and ages, we try not to over spice the dishes in order to please all palates, for this reason there is a wide spice station included in our buffet for our guests to help themselves and season their dishes to their liking. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, The Direction Occidental Aran Blu
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from baltimore

One night stop with benefits

Posted Oct 27, 2017
We needed a one night stopover after a cruise. I wanted the last night of this fantastic trip to not be a letdown. I hoped for someplace relatively close to the airport and near the sea. The Arun Blu was a perfect choice. The beautiful boardwalk along the sea was a great plus. We had a fantastic last meal while enjoying an amazing sunset. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was lovely. I felt proud of having selected the place for our final night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 29, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Mary, We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our Occidental Aran Blu hotel with us and Expedia readers. We also appreciate your kind words for our staff, their kindness and helpfulness being undoubtedly one of our hotel's main assets we will definitely congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst staying among us. We are also glad to read that you really enjoyed our unbeatable location to visit the wonders of a vacation in Ostia. Last but not least, it fills us with pride that you could enjoy the gastronomical efforts of our chefs as we strive to satisfy the many culinary wishes of our guests offering the most delicious international and local dishes. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards, The Direction Occidental Aran Blu
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 15, 2017
Not a great area around the hotel but right on the water and close to the Airport. Good stay night before leaving Rome.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 19, 2017 by Enrique Acrich, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Barceló we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. We understand that Ostia might not be the best location for your holidays, this is why we encourage you for a future occasion to visit our website or to contact our call center from where our agents will be able to offer you a personalized booking guidance to make sure you book the Barceló destination that can make all your dreams come true. Thank you again for making us your choice hotel on this occasion, we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, The direction Occidental Aran Blu
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from St. Louis, MO

Very Nice Hotel

Posted Oct 15, 2017
Pros: Everything els.
Location: Great location.
The only negative was barking dogs, but they were quiet by bedtime.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 19, 2017 by Enrique Acrich, Hotel Management
Dear Mark, Thank you for your insights following your recent visit. We always look for ways to improve and your comments are crucial to our future success We are glad to read that you really enjoyed our unbeatable location to visit the wonders of a vacation in Ostia. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, The direction Occidental Aran Blu
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Stayed one night breakfast was amazing, view was great.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 5, 2017 by Enrique Acrich, Hotel Management
Enrique Acrich General Manager Barceló Aran Mantegna| Occidental Aran Park | Occidental Aran Blu | Occidental Aurelia
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Airport stopover

Posted Sep 17, 2017
Cons: The blinds should be changes. They are currently thick shower curtain material and do not fully close to block out the bright street lights.
Overall a nice hotel with a public beach in front. Nice long beach walkway down the coast. We were told by locals it was a rough neighborhood but were not witness to that thankfully.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 17, 2017 by Enrique Acrich, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent holiday experience among us, our main goal being to ensure we keep on delivering unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and constructive critics. We are glad to read that you really enjoyed our location to visit the sea of Ostia . Although we have taken good note of your remarks related to the curtains and we are working on your advice. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Warmest regards, Enrique Acrich General Manager Barceló Aran Mantegna| Occidental Aran Park | Occidental Aran Blu | Occidental Aurelia
4 out of 5
by Della

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Aug 29, 2017 on Hotels
1 out of 5
by Raymond

Disgusted!

Posted Jun 14, 2017 on Hotels
This place was Not as advertised. First of all had to take a taxi for 45 minutes to get there. The taxis charge triple because it's not in the city of Rome. The hotel is not very appealing. The service at the desk was horrible. The girl spent her time flirting with the maintenance crew and we stood there waiting for at least 8-10 minutes to check in. Once getting to the room it was super tiny! Had to shuffle to the side through out the room. The balcony was facing an ugly apartment building. It was super dirty. Hair left all over the restroom. There was still a full can of trash in the restroom when we arrived! The TV kept cutting out so we finally decided to just turn it off since nothing worked. The wifi didn't really work either. We went to check out the hot tub on the 5th floor, it's a blow up hot tub that can't even fit 2 people. The breakfast the next morning was obviously fake. The jelly was rotten, the eggs were like plastic, the "bacon" wasn't cooked at all, seemed like they just threw it in some cooking oil and let it sit under a heat lamp. There's nothing around to do, eat, or see, except the beach. But even the beach is full of trash, my wife found a diaper under a rock in the water. All in all, this is NOT what a "4-Star" Hotel is supposed to be like. I stayed for one night and could not wait to leave the next day.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 2, 2017 by JuanCarlosReina, Hotel Management
Dear Raymond , First, we would like to thank you for trusting our hotel, Barceló Aran Blu and for taking the time to share your experience with us. Following your review, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience we would like to inform you that all your comments are taken into account in order to set further improvements. We appreciate your opinions and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in our hotel. Yours faithfully, Enrique Acrich General Manager Barceló Aran Mantegna | Occidental Aran Park | Allegro Aran Blu | Occidental Aurelia