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... piece in detail Unfortunately by the time we got to the Sistine chapel my feet were throbbing and I don't know how that affects the eyeballs but at first glance that famed ceiling didn't seem that impressive. The last judgement was very impressive, so much detail. However the ceiling was hard to focus on until I reached the seats at the end of the chapel and rested my stupid feet. Once stationary I could gaze up and get a much ...
... into the Basilica and the same when we got to the museum. Still had to queue a little to get our actual tickets but thank goodness we booked!
Once actually inside, the treasures on display are mind boggling. Artwork, statues, frescos, tapestries, maps and furnishings are just to name some of them. Pieces from Egypt dating back to 2,500BC, statues from Roman times onwards, early maps of the region, rooms with frescos painted to make them look like tapestries, huge ...
... elevator. Six of our tour passengers were stuck for 45 minutes. En route to Rome, travel to Assisi (Basilica of St. Francis and Giotto's frescoes). What an incredible city! We visited the church, and walked through the. ancient city. I bought gifts for Alex and Jackson. Ate lunch at a pizzeria (not great) followed by caramel gelato (really great!). Arrived at 11; ...
... and he would have no access to it. But this story about security doesnt end there, oh no. There was another xray of hand luggage before you went through to the gate (but after you have been through customs. I was told to get rid of the bottle of water in my hand, which I had picked up in the lounge just around the corner (after customs and their security screening). Great observational skills from the lady running the metal detector screen but I think the ...
... and standing for three hours. After lunch in a cool restaurant near the Vatican, Julie and I transferred our bags to our new hotel near the Colosseum. It is a tiny family run hotel, and our room was on the third floor. You should have seen how fast the young woman who checked us in hauled our bags up the skinny stairs! We are sharing the room, and it is tiny as well. We were surprised to find out what ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Abruzzi Rome
I checked into the Abruzzi for a 4-night stay. I left within 15 minutes. My room was on the second floor (or should I say "closet"). It was truly the smallest room I ever had in Rome. The bathroom was a joke. To use the sink (which was no bigger than a dinner plate) I would have to close the bathroom door. But once done, I couldn't bend to use the sink as there was not enough room. The window view was of another window. I returned to the main floor reception (which was no larger than a telephone booth) and asked for my passport. I left the hotel and found another close by. I returned only to retrieve my luggage and pay for one night as a penalty. I travel to Rome 4 times a year and try to stay at different hotels. The Abruzzi was truly a bad experience. This room and bath were not up to the 3 star rating the hotel has.
I agree with the traveller from England, who must have stayed there the same time we did.... I'm neutral on the hotel, but the location is by far the most convenient to have as a home base while touring in Rome.
This hotel is difficult to assess. It's awful, but it grows on you. Perhaps it is the friendliness of all the staff, who seem genuinely interested in your welfare and maybe it's the superb location in probably the best piazza in Rome. I don't know.
Can't wait to go back
We stayed at the Abruzzi for seven nights in July and couldn't have chosen a better place. The view of the Pantheon was wonderful, and the rooms were clean and comfortable - especially the beds - with great showers. There was no restaurant, but you are given vouchers to use in a cafe across the square, where the continental breakfast was nice - good coffee - and we sat outside. Although the square outside was noisy into the early hours, the double glazing kept it all out. Everything was within walking distance, and we were surrounded by restaurants and shops. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We would recommend it to anyone, and will definitely stay there next time
Great Hotel, Great View
We stayed in the Hotel Abruzzi for four days in May 2004 and had a great time. I knew little of the hotel when I booked it online but was pleasantly surprised by the accomodations and location. It was our first time to Rome and we could not have picked a more convenient location. Our room faced the pantheon and was very close to some great restaurants (I recommend Orzo 80 and Myosotis). The hotel staff was very friendly and provide great advice as far as tours and shopping. The hotel has recently been remodeled and is very clean. A great value.
Spent a beautiful week in May 2004 at Hotel Abruzzi and was very pleased with our stay. We made our reservations by emailing the hotel directly. The room was basic but clean and comfortable. A lot nicer and larger than we had expected. The staff was very friendly and helped us with directions, restaurant suggestions or any other question we posed. Ben was especially great.
Great stay in Rome!
Just arrived from a nice trip to Rome. We will warmly recommend the Abruzzi hotel! Newly completly renovated inside, clean and safe, with very serviceminded and smileing staff. Our room has a nice view to the Phanteon and the location was perfect. We could walk to all the sights and attractions. Looking forward to stay at this hotel next time!!
The Albergo Abruzzi is located directly across from the Pantheon--a perfect central location for sight seeing in the Ancient City. In fact, breakfast is provided at a cafe under lovely umbrellas across the cobblestoned Pantheon piazza, since the hotel does not have a restaurant of its own. The Abruzzi is in the process of a major renovation...we stayed on the fifth floor, in a WONDERFUL small suite for several nights, then on a return to Rome for a final night in another renovated room on the third floor. The hotel is located in an ancient building, and the renovations are lovely--marble baths, charming decor. Renovations on other floors were not a problem, sound-wise, as they began work well after breakfast and finished by the end of the day. Unfortunately, the shower door in the third floor didn't close securely, and the marble floor got drenched, but otherwise, a great place to stay--lovely big fluffy towels and a hot shower in marble lined bathrooms with great water pressure for freshening up at the end of a long day of sightseeing. The staff was uniformly helpful and kind. The area around the hotel features many restaurants, etc. and the central location makes sightseeing easier in this bustling city. Also, because it is a tourist area, all of the area restaurants, shops, etc speak English, and usually French and German as well. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat, especially at these prices.
An excellent location. Rooms were fine for a city break. Not as clean as I would have liked and there were no private bathrooms.
Place was ideal but not the best hotel
Terrific location, safe, clean
The Hotel Abruzzi was perfectly located to tour Rome by foot. My single room looked right at the Pantheon, accross the plaza! Room was clean, bathroom across the hall, clean also. This place is old, which is its charm, but be aware that there is no elevator, so you must haul your luggage up to your room by stairs. Great cappucino at Cafe D'Oro right next door. Close to Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiori. Very good price (60 Euro in October 2002). I got a reservation by calling directly (I don't speak Italian, not a problem). Highly recommended. I stayed there three days, wish it could have been longer, as Rome was wonderful.