Plane Spotting Rome Fumicino

Hilton Hotel Rome Airport
 Is connected to the terminal building with certain rooms offering limited views of the domestic terminal and taxiways
Location: *** Connected to the airport terminal by walkway. No more than a 5 minute walk to all terminals. The multi storey car park is only a 2 minute walk which gives limited views of the domestic area. Around 80% of the traffic can be seen be walking through the terminals and from the multi storey car park
Spotting: ** Any rooms on 3rd-5th floor ending in the range 004-012 should give limited views of the domestic apron and lead off taxiway although movements are distant (50% success rate with a pair of 10×50 bins. More success would be possible with an SBS 1 unit !
Photos: * Not possible from the hotel room. Limited options from the car park although not recommended due to the tight security at this airport.
Value: * Very expensive . Prices from £80-£115 a room.
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Above : View from an airport facing room at The Hilton Hotel Rome Airport. Credit Tripadvisor 

 

 

Hilton Garden Inn
 Is located near the central complex, about a 15 minute walk from the terminal building. A shuttle bus is available if required.
Location: ** Around a 15-20 minute walk east of the terminal. A short walk from the hotel is an area of wasteland where you can identify most of the aircraft parked on the Alitalia maintenance area. Exit the hotel and turn right until the road does a u turn and you will see the wasteland in front of you.
Spotting: ** Ask for a high level, odd numbered room for views over terminal 1 and the remote stands. Runway 07/25 is in full view from the window. Anything landing on 16L/34R should taxi in front of you at some point. Any aircraft on Runway 16R/34L can be seen in the distance but flight tracking software would be required to tie up
Photos: * No reports. From the nearby waste ground mentioned above, good shots can be had of aircraft parked on the remote stands.
Value: * Expensive at around £119 per night
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Welcome Airport Hotel
 
Location: ** Situated on the western perimeter of the airport The Welcome Inn is a coverted petrol station with around  bedrooms all at ground level. The old forecourt now has a reasonably priced snackfood shop. There is a supermarket just a short walk away however no resteraunts in the immediate vicinity.
Spotting: ** No views from the room due to the low aspect, however the forecourt or viewing area from the top of the building allows all movements to be seen. Any movents off 34L/16R which is directly in front of the hotel can be easily read off from the above locations. Traffic departing runway 25 can also be read off as it climbs out over the hotel. All other runway movements can be seen, however flight tracking software is required for tie ups.
Photos: * No reports. Departures off the cross runway pass virtually over the top of the hotel, however would be into sun most of the day.
Value: * Great value for this basic hotel, at around £40 a night.
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  • Andy Smith

    New report from The Welcome Hotel and photo added from The Hilton