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Travel Blogs from Rome
But you know you're not dreaming, Signora! 'Scusa me, but you see, you really are here ... in Italy. Hard to believe - breakfast in Paris, lunch in Rome, and on the Via Veneto as dreamed.
Had a pretty quiet day today, the jetlag had caught up with Trish and Rex, and we lost half a day flying between Paris and Rome. But we got to see a few …
... sellers and people selling pictures. Of course there was lots and lots of tourists like us.
Near by was the Pantheon which was built in Roman times, about AD 100, as a temple to all the gods. It was the model for mum and dad's wedding cake. The dome is made of concrete which is up to 6 metres wide in places, and it is still the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. (1)
Later we walked to the Trevi Fountain,which is the largest Baroque fountain ...
... and her daughter and relaxed and exchanged stories. Before long it was time for dinner and with a quick walk around the corner, found ourselves sitting at this fantastic eatery A great choice by Sam with good food and a waiter who was a top character, joking and stirring with us during the night. Finished there around 2245 and caught a taxi back to the apartment to pack for an 0800 pickup in the morning.
A brilliant finish to our short stay in Rome. Egypt tomorrow! ...
... it to the town of Orbetello. Our instructions took us via the supermarket, and we were warned that nothing opened on a Sunday, and to stock up en-route to the house. Critically, the supermarket closed at 7.30pm, and as we approached the bridge it was about 6.50....we still, apparently, had plenty of time.
However, on the middle of the bridge was a tiny set of road works, with traffic lights which completely ignored the fact that 90% of the traffic was ...
... Tried to ring the bank to see if there is a problem with the cards but they hung up on Chris. Nice. We had just enough money for a magherita pizza around the corner for 5 euro. Then we snuggled up in bed and watched 'Dont Trust the ***** in Apartment 23'. Dont think its showing in NZ but thanks to Toby (and Tim, of course) we got a few downloaded programmes to take away with us. We only got 4 episodes and its not enough! Love this show, will have to track down more.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Alexandra Rome
I stayed here in February 2004 for a weekend touring in Rome. This is an excellent location for seeing sights. If you want to take tours, they will pick you up right from the hotel. There are numerous, excellent restaurants near the hotel. The ones right beside it are excellent. The hotel is in walking distance to the Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The desk clerk spent about half an hour just help us to find tours to maximize our weekend there. The breakfast is not so great. Its mostly continental with some meats and cheese. You won't care about that in Rome though.
I booked our trip to Rome as part of a European football break through a company called matchdays formy husbands Christmas present. Therefore I didn't choose the hotel we would be staying in. However when matchdays informed me that the hotel was the Hotel Alexandra I immediately looked it up on the internet and I was pleasantly surprised and looking forward to our trip. However the rooms that are pictured on the site must be luxury rooms and not the standard as our room was MUCH smaller than those pictured. On the way to the hotel from the airport our taxi driver told us the hotel was in an exclusive area (he wasn't wrong, there is a lamborghini garage across the street) and the hotel was an excellent choice. It certainly looked it as we pulled up outside. However we had to wait two and a half hours before we were given our room key. Can you imagine after an early morning start and a flight to arrive at a hotel and have that length of wait? The worst of it was they kept telling us it would be another 20 minutes and then another 10 minutes and so on so we felt like they were fobbing us off. The only excuse Iwas given was that the maid was making the bed. As we were only in Rome for 48 hours I felt like asking if I couldmake the bed myself so we could start our holiday. Once in the room I was disappointed with the size of it but my husband wasn't so I guess that I just wanted everything perfect as it was my gift to him. The bathroom was very modern and the room was clean. The shower was hot too. The window had lovely quaint shutters lookingout on what I thought was a lovely view of the street. Overall the staff were very friendly and the concierge even sent up a bellboy with a corkscrew for us to cork the bottle of wine we had bought elsewhere (there isn't a bar in the hotel) Breakfast was fine although scrambled eggs were stone cold. On the whole we had an enjoyable experience but I wouldn't go back until they had sorted out their check-in procedure.
We stayed at the Hotel Alexandra for 4 nights in February, 2004. The hotel is a good value considering its location on the Via Veneto. The hotel is well positioned for exploring Rome. The Barberini subway station is a few yards away and several restaurants and cafes are just outside the hotel (although some are pricey). Also, the US Embassy is across the street.
I recently spent 3 nights at the Alexandra Hotel with my daughter. This was our first trip to Italy and we chose this hotel for it's quaint size and location. We were more than pleased with everything and more important EVERYONE. The entire staff was extremely accommodating from tour planning for us to keeping the breakfast room open a little later than supposed to to accommodate some early jetlag. I have only great things so say and great memories.
Rome on Business
Five of us stayed at the Hotel Alexandra on a business trip in November 2003. The rooms were fine, clean etc. but we had to wait 4 hours to get into them. We arrived on an overnight flight from Boston and didn't expect we would get checked in too early, but it was mid afternoon before we got our keys and we had been promised only an hour or two wait at most. The breakfast was just horrible. We had better luck just down the street at an outdoor cafe.
The hotel alexandra has a fabulous location and is perfect for site seeing etc. It is in a lovely wide tree lined street - with cafes and other hotels dotted along the street. It is perfect for exploring by foot as we found that we could walk from the hotel to most spots and was close to the spanish steps and trevi fountain etc. The eateries are a little more expensive though around the street so its best to opt for something a little futher away. The rooms were comfortable and had all the normal facilities and were clean and the staff on reception very helpful and friendly. The only down side we found was the breakfast served in the morning. It wasnt quite up to the standard we had expected and we were a bit disappointed, but found all the other things about the hotel outweight it so we would proabbly stay again.
This hotel was a pleasure to visit. They arranged a taxi to pick us up from the airport. (Four adults). The rooms were large for an inner city hotel, with excellent bathrooms. Big bath, good shower.
Excellent location. Stayed in a recently renovated room with wonderful marble bath and jet spray shower. Great value for price - would stay here again.