It's very rare that I don't stay in the center of a city when I'm on vacation. Since I had been to Rome before, had enough points, and had read so many good things over the years about this hotel, we booked a four night stay in the fall at this remote location. The hotel was a 45 minute ride (http://www.romeshuttlelimousine.com/) from the FCO airport. The entrance was pretty grand. The staff took our luggage immediately. We arrived at night and the front desk agent wasn't very welcoming, but the process was efficient. Soon we were in our big room with a sitting area and balcony overlooking the city. As gold received a box of chocolates. Liked the big, comfortable bed and the marble bathroom. Needed printed codes to access the internet, and they were delivered to the room quickly. The breakfast at L'Uliveto was impressive, with many types of bread, jams, honey, fruits, meats, and even a Japanese section. On the polar opposite the Colosseo lounge was pretty clinical, a small room with bad lighting, but it was good for a few snacks and drinks. The spa was nice and they provided very soft slippers. The shuttle to/from the city was prompt and the drivers were friendly. The ride was 20+ minutes, depending on the time of the day. We took one at 9pm from Rome and the driver was giving us good history and city information. I'm glad to have experienced an overall nice stay here, but since I wasn't blown away I will probably choose to stay in the city center in the future for the convenience.