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... energy around us was almost like being at the game itself! At the same time, to look around and see the Roman Forum and its remains...it was a really great experience. Granted Italy lost, but we still had a great time. We then headed back to the same restaurant as last night, around the corner. We love that place...great pizza, calzones and grilled meats! Yum, such a great way to end the night! One thing we missed ...
... a church or castle ever again!
Anyway, I digress. The museum was choc full of things from ancient times - Greece, Egypt and Italy. Headless statues, statues missing dangly bits, priceless artworks. Another Ninja turtle - Raphael. All good. Very interesting (for me anyway)
Then onto the Sistene Chapel. Stern looking officials telling the crowd to "shushhhhh" about every 15 seconds. All very momentous. But then got a ...
... rolled out of there. The waiters kept bringing us extra like watermelon and a sparkling grape drink at the end and we were so full. Later we wondered back over to the Colosseum to see it after dark and get some shots. It really is quite spectacular.
We are heading north again tomorrow up to Florence. I have really enjoyed Rome and I could spend more time here (as long as I didn’t have to rely on the trains - I can see why they all drive ...
... to go see where they got married.
My parents, Miroslav and Pavla, sister, Diana and now fiance, Dan, my boyfriend, Colin and I all ended up going on this side adventure together. We had such a fun time. We did so much sight seeing, checked out the church my parents tied the knot in, ate a lot of food and drank just as much wine.
... located the org. from which we had purchased our Roma Passes.
It covers our local bus fares, three major admissions to museums, many other admissions. Everyone needs a pass like this, so we purchased the rights to sell it in Wi, S Dak, NDak, and E Dak. Can't Miss.
No lines for us at The Basilica, ( Where I forgot to take my new T. Roosevelt hat off ) It was nearly done for me, at the Vatican Museum where we were with more people than ever before.
It seems like ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews San Jouan Guest House Rome
Better than a typical hotel, pleasant staff and surroundings! good value !!!
We stayed at the San Jouan during the first week in May of this year (2006). What a great experience we had. First the rooms are immaculate.. I cannot say enough about the hospitality extended to us by the staff at San Jouan. All of our needs were attended to thoroughly by both Nestor and Stephany who looked after us like we were family. Nestor and Stephany were extremely helpful with restaurant suggestions and always inquired to ensure we had anything we wanted or needed. We were close to everything and found walking from this location to be very easy and that were many great restaurants very close at hand... we would highly recommend anyone to stay here. You won't be disappointed by the location or the service. The staff happily assisted by making dinner reservations for us after providing restaurant suggestions tailored to our dining experience preferences and budget objectives.
The San Jouan is located on Via Berni near the Coliseum and within walking distance of all the best-known tourist sites. We would recommend the San Jouan.
Finally, if you love clothes, do try and save some money to spend in one of the many clothes stores found on and immediately off of Via Merulana (the name of the street) or Via Appia Nuova, also located within easy walking distance from San Jouan. There is always the metro, (nearest is Manzoni) which is over the road, if you are too tired to walk.
One piece of shopping advise, if you spend more than 150 Euro at any one store, most can give you paperwork that will allow you to receive back, in cash, the value added (sales) tax that you've paid, at the airport upon your departure from Rome. Remember to ask for the paperwork from the store. (TAX FREE)
I was worried about travelling with a young child but I have never felt so safe in a capital city.
So all in all a great stay and many thanks to the staff who obviously did their best to ensure it was just that!
Nice, very nice.
Perfect for Independent Travelers
The location is perfect! - next to Via Merulana very near San Giovanni and Colosseum really easy to get around, but tucked away on a quiet street.
Stefanie and David were the perfect hosts, proved to be very helpful & welcoming, giving local knowledge (which may not be normally offered when staying in larger hotels) this saved hours of ploughing through guide books etc, etc. In quiet area, with easy access to all attractions as only short walk from subway.
Would definitely recommend staying here.
It was a wonderful experience.
The room that was just the right size, and so tastefully decorated and clean, was facing the back onto a lovely garden and very quiet at night, I also managed to get free wireless connection from a neighbour on my laptop which was most useful!
The room was wonderfully decorated, beautiful mirrors and lamps, Bathroom had shower which was always hot and very clean.
Would definitely recommend staying here.
It was a wonderful experience.
Bello de verdad. Rome San Jouan Town House
Escribo para agradecerles por la atenciòn especial que brindan a todos sus hòspites. Yo fuì uno de ellos y me alegro de haber estado con ustedes, en esos tres dìas maravillosos, que me han hecho sentir como en casa. Conocer Roma y conocerlos a ustedes ha sido ìbello de verdad!!!
San Jouan guest house es practicamente un centro de bienestar
El hotel esta muy bien. Las habitaciones son muy amplias y estan muy limpias. Nos habían dicho que en roma los hoteles no eran muy buenos, pero la verdad es que con este hotel tuvimos suerte. Si se quiere ir un poco mas lejos, los medios de transporte (metropolitana y buses) estan a pocos metros del hotel. El servicio de recogida del aeropuerto funciona realmente bien y merece la pena, aunque la conducción por Roma resulte de infarto. Cerca del hotel encontraréis varios restaurantes muy buenos y nada caros, dejaros aconsejar por la recepción del hotel. Roma es una maravillosa elección y no defrauda.
Week end indimenticabile
Anche io ho saputo dell'hotel tramite amici, sono stata al San Jouan lo scorso week end ed ho trovato la struttura molto pulita e ben organizzata. Sono arrivata a piedi dalla Metro San Giovanni in 5 minuti. Le camere credo siano sei o cinque in tutta la struttura, la nostra (mia e del mio ragazzo n.d.r.) numero 5, sufficientemente grande, arredata con gusto (Etnico, indonesiano)e con un gran bel quadro alla parete. Ci ha accolto il Sig. Nestor, con grande cordialità ci ha dato le indicazioni per i bus, ristoranti ext. , perfetta la mappa di Roma che ci ha dato all'arrivo.
Vi suggerisco di arrivare a piedi al colosseo passando dal celio, e' un 'insieme di splendidi vicoli, un concentrato di localini e ristoranti.
Inoltre proprio dietro a piazza Navona (l'Osteria del pegno) e' elegantemente arredato, e si mangia davvero bene ! Tornero' li per l'estate, ho gia riservato la camera (c'e' un'offerta per chi resta piu' di 4 giorni) perche', a partire da Giugno a Villa Celimontana ci saranno jam session di jazz all'aperto oltre che concerti di grandi artisti, l'anno passato e' stata una splendida esperienza !!!
An Exceptional Roman Holiday Thank San Jouan Staff
Just got back from 5 days in Rome, having booked the San Jouan Town House on the basis
of Trip Advisor reviews. Had no problem locating the hotel, They send us the map at the reservation time,
is near by San Giovanni in Laterano square.
Our favorite part was the relaxing lounge area (They called it Chiostro !!!) outside our room and books to read in the reading area.
Very modern (Ethnic furniture, exotic and marble in the bathroom) and clean with flat screen TV and a
large double bed (I play rugby !!!).
Not only that, but they responded immediately to an email from me enquiring about
a double room, only a week before we were due to leave for Italy, and I was able
to organise the whole thing the same day.
Far cheaper than an equivalently situated hotel, clean, comfortable,
and with the most helpful staff ever
We will definitely stay there again next time we visit Rome.
Thanks so much to David especially for telling us how to get places, recommending restaurants
and organising a pick-up from the airport!
El Hotel San Jouan es practicamente un centro de bienestar
Tuve ocasion de pernoctar 3 noches en la fiestas de fin ano ultimas y debo decir que la atencion es de primerisima calidad con precios razonables. Cuenta con habitaciones magnificas con aireacondicionado, tv, y telefono.
Una de las mayores ventajas que offrece su ubicacion es elhecho de su cercania a los lugares turisticos mas importantes. Esta a un paso de la basilica san Giovanni monumento historico romano. Igualmente desde el hotelse puede ir caminando hasta el coliseo e inclusive a plaza venecia, plaza Navona, plaza santa Maria Maggiore. Si se quiere ir un poco mas lejos, los medios de transporte (metropolitana y buses) estan a pocos metros del hotel.
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Highly recommended , Great Location brilliant solution - San Jouan.
Nice idea choose a differnet kind of accomodation, instead the Hotels, we choose for this trip in Rome San Jouan Town House. We selected the accomodation based on Trip Advisor ratings and were not disappointed. The staff were welcoming and helpful and the room was new and absolutely clean. The position of the hotel was ideal, close to 'the sites'(Basilica, scala santa, pubs and restaurants, Coliseum, ext.) on a good bus route, near to the main station but far enough away for it not to be too busy. In the evening there was a selection of reasonably priced restaurants/cafes in the side streets at the rear of the hotel. (Try the pub Dum, just behind the San Jouan. Thanks to David and all the Staff
Roma vista dal San Jouan Guest House
Sono tornato Lunedi da un fantastico Week end al San Jouan Guest House, sono stati 3 giorni magnifici, Ho scoperto l'Hotel tramite un caro amico che aveva soggiornato li' per capodanno. Il taxi ci ha direttamente portato al San Jouan per 50 euro da Ciampino (sono non piu' di 30 minuti) la camera era davvero come me le aveva descritte, molto confortevole e pulita. La toilette è spaziosa e la doccia comoda e ben arredata. Dopo le varie passeggiate culturali ad i Fori Imperiali ci siamo avventuarti sulla Via Appia dove abbiamo fatto (Io e mia moglie Marta) degli ottimi acquisti. La sala lettura dell' Hotel, nella chiostrina e' meravigliosa, con piante e musica di fondo. Davvero una soluzione fantastica per chi ha Voglia di essere in centro città (E' di fronte alla Basilica di San Giovanni e la Scala Santa e percorrendo Via Merulana, circa 400mt da Santa Maria Maggiore) avendo le stesse comodità di un Hotel 4 stelle ma con la quiete e la riservatezza di una piccola struttura. Ottima scelta !!!
Great Value, A dreamy escape
San Jouan: I found this Guest House a Great location to visit Rome as a Roman, not a classic Hotel, but a faboulous guest House in downtown. (Balinesians furniture an the Chiostro are ...faboulous)
I didn't found other info about this Guest house on the web, and I was sad about it ! A friend some weeks ago tell us about this new accomodation, Brilliant Suggestion! Thanks Chiara. Your English is good and we truly appreciated the warmth and attentiveness shown to us by you and your family. We'll be back!
Been there 11/01/2006 6 nights stay
via berni, 7 san giovanni, rome