City Guest House
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Historical Traveler Reviews City Guest House Rome
Great hotel value
I think that the City Guest House is a great value. The rooms are nice and bright, and the bathrooms modern. Our room had a nice balcony. The hotel also gives a credit for breakfast out of the vending machines. The only negative to this hotel is the location. Although the area it is in is fine, and there are a couple of great pastry shops nearby, the hotel is in more of a residential area. As others have mentioned, its about a 15 minute ride to Termini, and even farther to some of the other stops, such as the Vatican stop. But overall I gave the hotel four stars for its great value and nice rooms.
The hotel is a 15-20 ride on the Metro from the Termini but it was an excellent value.
Very clean rooms and an excellent staff.
There wasn't really a breakfast but since I don'y eat in the morning, I didn't care.
They also provided 'net access.
Great Rooms, helpful staff
We stayed at the City Guest House for 4 nights on our recent trip to Italy.
We managed to get what was probably once a private apartment (room 301) which had a small kitchen, dining area, balcony and spacious bathroom and bedroom. Our friends had a standard room which was also spacious (minus the kitchen and dining area). The rooms looked to be recently refurbished in nice bright colours and were nice and clean.
The receptionist spoke fantastic english and was really helpful. There was also a small grocery shop opposite the hotel where the shop assistants were friendly and helpful.
Travel into the city was very convenient, with the metro stop about a 2 minute walk and the tube ride about 10 minutes.
Nice Room, Nice Staff
The hotel was nice and clean. I got a single room with twin beds. The room was spacious and the bathroom was also spacious. The decor was modern and hotel environment was cheery.
Breakfast, unfortunately, is not included.
The office staff was very friendly and spoke English.They also offer luggage storage up to 11pm.
And the hotel is located about 7km from the city center. The use of the metro is necessary to get to the hotel from the city center.
The neighborhood was not one of the nicest, but the people were everyday, hard-working Romans who were going about with their daily lives as if their city wasn't a tourist attraction. The neighborhood was extremely friendly, and although many of them spoke limited English, they would work with you.
I would recommend this hotel to people who don't mind being away from the city or mind being around Romans not working in the tourist industry.
I would not recommend this hotel to travellers that want to reside in the heart of the city and don't want to venture into other areas.
There's alocal shopping strip about two blocks away that's very cheap.
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We woke up and walked to find some breakfast. We had a pastry and a coffee then walked to St Marks Basilica and lined up to go inside. It was a huge beautiful church. Then we walked 551 stairs to the top of the dome to see a nice view of Rome. After we went to Vatican Museum where we also had to line up. We saw lots of art, especially paintings on the ceiling. The Sistine Chapel was nice. We decided we didn't have ...
... be the meeting place for shady types doing god knows what, (we saw at least one transaction taking place). We felt more than a little uneasy, and it was quite a relief to see a couple of police on horseback, patrolling the area. No one accosted us or anything it was just not a good vibe.
We had dinner at a local cafe, Gnocchi w quatro formaggio for me, Veal Milanese for Rex. Both excellent and cheap. We love that combination. :-)
The apartment is ...
... houses gift shops, obviously, but also the Vatican's own post office. After a long day of walking and learning, we made it back to the hostel for a nap. Since our day ended a little early, as we started pretty early, we decided to stop being so antisocial and go on a pub crawl, I mean it was the Fourth of July. It was titled "the night in Rome you will never remember" and came with a free teeshirt. We started at about 9:30 and got an open bar till 11:30. We ...
... the hall of maps - it all came and went. Unbelievable!
But that was a forerunner to the final ares we saw - the Raphael rooms and the Sistine chapel. Outstanding works of art, it is almost impossible to envisage if you have not seen them for yourself. As you cannot talk or take pictures in the chapel, Emanuele had taken us through the sections to look out for before we went in. It was very helpful. At this stage it was 10:00 and we were all ...
... 15 minutes and we're at the forum & headed to the colosseum. Michelle gives us a brief history & that's when we took a group photo! Then we catch a train & head to the bus and we're on our way to the camp site. Sam and I, as always, are feeling hungry. So we head to the restaurant in the camp site. We're joined by Jo. We sit for a while and chat and laugh together before going back to our rooms to get ready for a night out. Luke asked one of the guys at the camp ...