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... leave Rome without an Ice cream.
My personal view is i would really like to come back again and do it properly with more time than i had. Its definitely one of the most romantic city i have seen so far. One thing i noticed is that the taxi drivers didnt speak English hence sometimes i struggled to get to a place
... in linen. Some families were able to construct cubicula which would house loculi and the architectural elements of the space would be a support for decoration.
It was a good tour but being underground was a bit odd and wondering where they got all the bodies and how they all died but it was just another fascinating tour of ancient ...
I feel at least once in your life everyone should visit Rome. But just once. It's like Disneyland with so many people here. Everywhere and anywhere you want to be is packed full of tourists and street vendors to a point that was just too much for me. The only places of silence we could find was in a church, and I got pretty bored of seeing those after the 10th one we walked in. Anyways enough with the negativity, Roman sightseeing was just ...
... is the origin of the name. Testaccio is derived from Monte Testaccio. This is where a lot of trade took place and the remains of broken clay or terracotta vessels were dumped creating the artificial Testaccio hill. Several years ago, locals realised the terracotta hill provided a constant temperature regardless of what was happening outside. So, the locals started building into the hill as wine storage. More recently restaurants have ...
... time, will need to add that to the list of "try-agains".
We had originally planned to pop up to Florence for a night to catch up with Katie but logistically this wasn't going to work either, nor did our plan to meet up with Jamie. Hopefully we get a bit better at linking in with people as we've had a bit of a fail so far.
Rome was filled with eating too much pizza, smart cars, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alessandrino Hotel Rome
Rome is a fab city and one that must be experienced before you die!!!!!
Nice hotel, beware the stairs, get a bus ticket.
No complaints about the hotel. Clean, bright, nice breakfast. But why no mention of the stairs?We counted 110 stairs to reach the hotel, or take the long way round down the hill. This would be a serious issue for the elderly or infirm and rates a mention. Also have to agree with the comment re: no decent eating places in the near vicinity, although Rosie O'Gradies is a splendid pub (at the bottom of the dreaded stairs), try a pint of Maisel's Weiss, lovely! Also the route into town is better reached by taking any of the buses from Via Gregorio VII and then hopping onto another when you are over the bridge. A word of warning, make sure you have a ticket when using the buses. We met an American gent who was almost arrested for not having one. No harm done, but beware.
Alessandrino hotel was great...the two women at the desk were very helpful and polite. They gave us ideas on how to get around ..and it was real simple. Hotel is located in a quiet but awesome and cute residential area. There are little shops and stores to go to. Its a 10 minute walk to bus #64 that runs till midnight. It takes you every where..and is real Cheap 4 euros. for the day pass. you can get anywhere with bus # 64. For the Colleseum...bus #85 0r #175 . Hotel was inexpensive and very clean. The breakfast was tasty and fresh. The rooms were clean and quiet. The area is safe...and not in the middle of all the action..but yet not far at all. I would recommend this hotel to couples . I went with a coworker for business. But its a great honeymoon geta-way hotel. Arrivederci.... ciao
We booked the Alessandrino for 2 nights on a recommendation from relatives who stayed there and enjoyed it.
More like two star
Negatives: No room service. No laundry. Room is small. Only one English TV station. It looks like a Mom and pop hotel. Far from resturants. A bit of walk to get to transport. Not enough closet space. Breakfast is quezzy. Took 2 days to repair a problem in the room Positive: Its a new building, which is a big plus in a city full of ancient buildings. Its neat and clean. Summary: More like a motel in US, a 2 star motel. It appears the hotel has just 3/4 women as staff. they did everything, from cleaning, reception etc. If you want a truely professional and structured place look else. Its decent though.
The title is because we were not expecting a breakfast included , the details given when we booked thro' the internet did not mention a breakfast , which was simple but more than adequate to set you up for the days sightseeing.
I was looking for an nice but affordable hotel in Rome that wasn't in the middle of everything - I was staying overnight before I flew out the next morning and thought it would be interesting to be in the Vatican City area on a Sunday. I visited the hotel's website ... and it seemed really clean and pretty and the price was affordable - $95 Euro / single. But I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. My room wasn't as nice as I was expecting. My shower stall drain was clogged, so I had to take a relatively quick shower before the shower overflowed. Houskeeping service came promptly to fix it, but when I showered in the morning, I realized the problem hadn't gone away. I could definitely overlook all of that, but what I thought was the worst part was how far away from everything the hotel was. In was in a very residential area - kind of far from St. Peter's even - about a 15 minute walk. No cute places to shop or eat in the area at all - not a quaint area of the city. To walk to the center of the city would be a bit of a haul for sure especially if you went back to shower up for dinner and then planned to return to the center. The train station was just down the hill from the hotel which was not bad, but relying on the train system to take you to and from the city center would get to be a drag if you are there for an extended period of time. If you stay here, be sure to call for cab service if you want to visit the city center at night for dinner or what have you.Next time I will stay in the center of all the action.