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Thursday 15th July 2010
It was another magnificent hot day waiting for us when we woke on our last morning in Porto Santo Stefano. We weren't due to leave until Saturday but we were going back to Rome today. We wanted to have the last two days in some comfort before heading home. I was a bit sorry to be leaving the area as there …
Friday 16th July
Our plan for our first morning back in Rome was to get up early and have a walk around the key sights before the crowds emerged. We didn't wake up until 8am though. So, instead, we had a lazy morning, went down for breakfast and did some shopping before heading to the Colosseum to pick up our Ancient Rome walking tour (3pm …
Saturday 26th June
It seemed rather odd to have departed Sydney on Saturday morning and then to arrive in to Rome on Saturday evening, whilst it was still light. I have this 'conservation of matter and energy' thing about me where I believe everything has to be ‘paid for’. Well, we paid for this expediency in transport with our …
Unlike the Chunnel riders who have been left stranded for days because the trains can't handle snow, our Sunday was a day of accomplishments that left us falsely thinking we'd finish Rome in two days. The delicious Hotel Adriano breakfast started our day right. Our site seeing started with a quick two block walk to see the 2000 thousand year old …
... that. Surely the could find someone with a deep voice to impersonate God. "Silence!" "You there in the blue shirt, put down that camera!" Really freak people out. That would be a cool job. The tour ended not long after the chapel and with that went my patience with my shoes. They were off. Yep thats right I walked barefoot through the Vatican museums and the cool marble on my aching soles was heaven. On returning to the piazza I had a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Adriano Rome
This hotel is in a good location close to historical centre and the main shopping areas. The hotel is not the most welcoming but staff are certainly attentive.
I had three nights here and must say it was tricky to find, being hidden in a maze of enchanting back streets. But the location !! What a delightful spot, in the Centro Storico and near to all the main sites and the best parts of town.
We stayed at the Hotel Adriano for 3 days as an extended layover on our way to Taormina, Sicily. The Hotel is small with European sized rooms, if not smaller. We did not have a view of anything from our window. Apparently they do have one room with a balcony, but it is just that, ONE room in the entire hotel. that being said the hotel was clean and the bathroom was just fine. They have a continentel breakfast each morning which was sufficient (rolls, cereal, juice, coffee). Nothing over the top here. There is a small bar and an even smaller terrace in the lobby which only sometimes had chairs to sit on.
As central as needed
Housed in an old palace building from around 1500 very close to all attractions in the old centre of Rome. The rooms vary in sice, the breakfast is basic and there is as expected some noice from the surrounding streets. The staff were friendly and helpful.
The central location is very convenient for a great stay among all the Roman attractions. Good value for the money. The picking up service at airport is fast and efficient and not too expensive.
Having made a spontaneous decision to visit Rome at Easter, my travel agent found me the Hotel Adriano right in the heart of the Campo Marzio rione: perfect.Travelling alone, I expect the room to be small: the bed to be narrow and its location to be as far from civilization as possible.But: I also expect to be offered assistance with my luggage and to be told the etiquette of 'breakfast'....itss also nice to be asked ifthe room is comfortable and (knowing the receptionist speaks good English) a little interest to be taken in where you have spent the day.Breakfast was like a scene from Fawlty Towers. Had it notbeen for another guest I'd probably still be trying to work it out. Plates in one room, cups and saucers in another, bread rolls left over from the time of Julius Ceasar , curled up salami...the most unusual ham. Since I always make myself up a cheese roll for lunch I couldn't even have that to lookforward to and I nealy cracked a marble bench in Villa Celimonta trying to break into the hard boiled egg.I struggled back down in the cosy lift with my bags, paid my bill and was shaken warmly by the hand and my next visit was eagerly anticipated. Why couldn't we have started like that?I love Rome, nothing could deter my enjoyment of the city. Wouuld I return to the Adriano...for some strange reason, yes, I would and even the boiled eggs are a happy memory!
We got a 3 nights for 2 deal through hotelconnect so for a cheap price we found ourselves in this brilliantly situated hotel. It's a couple of minutes walk from the Patheon and five/ten minutes or so from the Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps. Situated within a maze of narrow cobbled streets deep within the historic old town it is far from the madding crowd while still being at the centre of it all. It's situated in a very safe part of town near parliament with lots of handsome policeman wandering around in dashing uniforms! The lobby is elegant and the staff at the reception desk speak English. Our room was clean with a high wooden carved ceiling and a small (vertigo enducing) balcony. The bathroom was small, as was the shower and the sink had a crack. It was clean but not immaculate but I'm a real fuss pot and it was deemed fine by me. The lift is small but that is apparently the case with much more expensive hotels in Rome. The breakfast room is light and airy, you help yourself to fresh rolls and pastries. This is an excellent choice of hotel. I don't know why the American's are being so negative this hotel has bags more charm than a Holiday Inn.
What a brilliant location this hotel is in! I have just flown back this morning from a fantastic 3 days in Rome. We couldn't have been better placed for accessing all the sights. It was a little difficult to find, we got off the metro at Espagna and walked down via Condotti to Piazza Nicosia and should have turned left there but our map didn't really indicate Via Pallacorda so we went right past it. At first sight it looks like a back street hotel. Until you've walked round Rome you don't realise that virtually everything looks like a back street! Only 2 short blocks from the hotel we stumbled on the Pantheon, magnificent.
Will go back
The location is great. Walk to Piazza del Rotunda with the Pantheon in 2 minutes, walk to Piazza Navona in 5 minutes, walk to Vatican City in 15 minutes, walk to the Spanish Steps in 5 minutes, walk to Trevi Fountain in 10 minutes. Internet cafe next door and gelato shop with 100 flavors a block away.
The street is a bit busy but if you go in fall-spring, you dont need to open the windows from summer heat and you dont hear any traffic...and I usually travel with earplugs but didnt need them, esp after great meals and wines each night. Staff was very helpful with directions, car service to airport and the like. Lift is small for several people and many bags, only negative I can find.
I think this hotel survives on german tourists and poor souls (like my husband and I) who don't have another choice. (Our other hotel reservation was lost.)
The toilet seat actually fell off and the shower was unusable (NO water pressure.)
Avoind this place until they renovate or at least stay in their own rooms for one night!
Only If You Have No Choice
We basically stayed here because we had no choice - everything else in the neighborhood was booked. It is bland, almost depressing, but solid.
The Adriano seems to appeal to European businessmen, who were the predominant clientile. The rooms are pretty bare, but reasonably comfortable. The hotel staff doesn't seem to care too much about anything. There was construction going on in inner courtyard where many of the rooms face, but it really only went on mid-day when no one was around. All in all, stay here only if you can't find a place at the better accomodations in the Centro Estorico.