Hotel's fine, but a long way out without transport
Posted Aug 23, 2015
If you have no car you have to rely on the sporadic buses. Bus 135 from Tiburtina train station to/from the stop Salaria-Grottazzolina will get you within a 5 min walk from the hotel. But the buses are not regular or particularly frequent, especially on the way back. Allow 90-120 mins to get to/from Rome centre each way - with lots of standing around waiting. The hotel's shuttle bus didn't run at all on any of the 4 days we were there, although they did get a chap to give us a lift in his little car when we were leaving. The 4 bikes they hire out were all broken - brakes dangerous on 2, crank broke on 1 and pedal fell off (and about to fall off on one with dodgy brakes), the 4th had a long-term flat tyre. A taxi from Settebagni station (5mins away) cost 27 Euros so unless you're rich, buses will be your way in and out. Train FL1 runs from Fiumicino airport to Tiburtina, 8 Euros, takes an hour and easier for this hotel than the much-pedalled Leonardo Express.