Ever found yourself in an airport with a few hours to kill, wishing you had a comfortable and quiet place to relax? Well, if you’re traveling through Rome’s Fuimicino Airport (FCO) you’re in luck! HelloSky Air Rooms & Lounge provides travelers with a great place to unwind and recharge for as short of a duration as a few hours, or as long as a few days.
What Is HelloSky Air Rooms & Lounge?
HelloSky Air Rooms & Lounge is the result of the collaboration between Airporti di Roma (ADR) and GIS, a leading management company for VIP airline lounges. The facility is designed to give travelers a place to relax or work in between flights. The HelloSky website describes its mission statement this way:
HelloSky introduces you to a new way of travelling. We offer executive airport services at a fraction of the normal price. An innovative range of services suited towards the needs of the modern traveller. We want to make the start of your trip comfortable, calming and productive. We know that you want to arrive at your destination feeling relaxed and ready for the day (or night!) ahead.
HelloSky provides a wide variety of services to travelers passing through Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. Their services include:
- A lounge area for working, charging computers and devices, or catching a quick nap
- Air rooms where weary travelers can rest or sleep for as short as a few hours up to multiple days
- Meeting rooms complete with all the latest business amenities
- Premium showers to freshen up between flights
- “Meet and greet” services for those who are looking for the ultimate in service, comfort and discretion
Where is HelloSky Air Rooms & Lounge Located?
The HelloSky Air Rooms & Lounge is located on the upper floor of Fiumicino Airport. When arriving at the airport, simply take the escalators or elevators to the top floor – the same floor where you’d find the train to downtown Rome. Proceed through the dining and shopping area, and turn left into the entrances for Terminals 1, 2 and 3. You’ll go through a covered overpass and on two separate moving walkways. The facility is located approximately 100 meters (330 feet) from the entrance to the covered overpass.
Why Did We Choose HelloSky Air Rooms & Lounge?
We had booked an 11-day Mediterranean cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines that started and ended in Rome. We weren’t able to book a return flight to Chicago on the same day as the cruise arrived so we needed an overnight stay somewhere. To make things more complicated, our return flight was through Munich and the Rome to Munich flight left at 6AM.
This meant that staying at or near the airport was a primary consideration for us. Hotels.com directed us toward the HelloSky facility, and the reviews were great. A huge bonus for us was that the facility was only a 5-10 minute walk to our gate, which gave us more precious sleeping time the morning of our flight.
The room was clean and comfortable, with everything we needed for an overnight stay. Our room had a coffee maker and a small refrigerator with complimentary bottled water. The bed was comfortable and cozy, and the bathroom was spacious. For travelers on the go, HelloSky provides an amenities pack with toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving razor, comb, etc. – everything you’d need to freshen up after a long flight.
Buffet and Meal Service at HelloSky Air Rooms & Lounge
For a modest fee, HelloSky provides an all-day buffet for hungry travelers. It includes cold cereals, yogurts, bread and pastries, etc. The buffet also includes cold meats and proteins (cheese, eggs, etc.). There are well-stocked refrigerators with soft drinks of all kinds. My personal favorite amenity on the buffet was the coffee machine. I love good coffee, and I was able to get a couple of great espressos to help me wake up the morning we left!
HelloSky also offers meal service for lunch and dinner. In typical Italian fashion the meal service offers a pasta course, a secundo (main course consisting of chicken, fish, etc.) and desserts. The prices are reasonable and compare well to the other restaurants at the airport. When you add in the convenience factor of not needing to leave the facility, the onsite meals are well worth it.
Are There More HelloSky Air Rooms & Lounges In the Future?
Right now, the only HelloSky facility is at Rome’s Fiumicino airport. However, according to their website HelloSky plans to expand into other markets in the future. They’ll have stiff competition from airline lounges when it comes to accommodating travelers with a layover of only a few hours. That said, for international travelers who want to relax more and clean up, or who need a bed to sleep in for a few hours or a night…HelloSky is an unbeatable solution.
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