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... and a memory card that randomly decided to stop working, I wasn't able to capture some of my favorite moments. The first place I saw was the coliseum. I'll never forget how it snuck up on me. I was just turning a corner on the street and then BAM! There it was. This is when my memory card stopped working so I only have pictures from the outside, but the whole thing was unbelievable. It is huge, and there are all kinds of displays set up ...
... and the Martyrs, The square in front of the Pantheon is called Piazza della Rotonda.
The Piazza Navona is a city square it features important sculptures in the middle of the square and It has two fountains I didn't like this wasn’t much there.
The Trevi fountain took 30 years to complete it started in 1732 and finished in 1762. Coins are meant to be ...
... be my last post. Areeviarderchie. ciao all, Lets start at the beginning of the journey. In Florence we learned from the get go not to dine at the larger piazza's, hence this was our worst meal, therefore it keeps getting better. we started with the typical italian entrees of pizza, (just so so) eggplant parm (deliciouso) then the let down. SPAGHETTI with the basic meat sauce. bland and the first lesson of the cooling down period. From the end of service to ...
... his city. The droits we took meant that we saw a good number of the many tourist attractions in Rome. I think my favourite from the tour was seeing the Pantheon. Its not known how the solid dome roof actually got up there in one place. I can't even conceive the idea that a structural build of that scale would happen today, let alone back then without the use of modern technology...! After the walking tour, I took myself on a long ...
... we went to the famous-best-gelato-in-the-world which was right across the Pantheon. And if you know me, I'm extremely indecisive so I paid for my gelato but just stood there picking and thinking about which combinations were best. I'm pretty sure the guy was annoyed with me and also flirtatious with me which was weird so he gave me 5 scoops and all of my favorite flavors: Kinder bueno, Mango, Strawberry, Mixed berry and Raspberry. We walked around ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Amalia Hotel Rome
Really pleased with hotel
The amalia is a very good budget hotel, the rooms are clean and tidy if a bit on the small side, but then again you ain't going to Rome to spend time in your hotel room.
The breakfast was good in a nice room overlooking the main street.
Hotel staff very polite and helpful , even at 01.00 when we arrived.
About 10 minutes walk from St Peters and less to the museum.
Would recommend to anyone visiting Rome.
I recently stayed at Amalia Hotel for a few nights, and found it great for the price. It is low season at the moment, and the furnishings and room made it better than its 3 star standard. The bathroom was clean- except the towels; a few of them had stains. The hotel receptionist was great in helping us with transport queries, tourist attractions, and restaurant recommendations. Amalia was good- there is even a very cute receptionist!
I'll be back
very good palce in a very good location--paid 130Euro over Christmas--very clean comfortable room--across street from a great internet, VoIP shop--next door to great coffee place--recomended if this is your price
Hotel amalia-your best bet for rome accomodations
three of us spent two weeks in italy, december 2004. the employees at the hotel were incredibly helpful in solving all travel problems, confirming future reservations, making tour reservations, recommending places to eat, giving directions to locations. of note was "rebecca", in the front office. the housekeeping staff kept everything tip-top. the breakfast was presented in a most delicious manner. there was plenty of variety to choose from. the location of the hotel was withing walking distance to st. peter's sq., as well as several other landmarks. this is a hotel i recommend, and i will return to any time i am in rome.
Good budget hotel
This was a great place to stay, clean, quiet, central and with helpful staff who spoke good english.
Its right opposite the Metro and we travelled direct to Anagnina metro stop to catch a Contrel bus (stand no 1) to ciampino airport. The bus and metro fare was 2 euro.
Although there is no comunal area or lounge, the breakfast room was well stocked and easy to use. Stayed in January 05 and was really happy with it.
At the rear of the hotel is great little family restaurant 'Da Vito e Dina' ( via degli Scipioni 50) and there are plenty of others within walking distance as well as shops and stalls. You couldnt stay much close to the vatican Museum and St peters, and its still just a walk to the other atractions, the metro makes it all very easy.
Fan bloody tastic
We stayed in the Amalia over Christmas 2004 and found it to be magic. Our room was spacious, clean, warm (it was winter) and quiet. The bathroom was similar. The staff were terrific and let us use the left luggage room without hesitation.
The location is fantastic. St Peter's Square is 100m in one direction, the Vatican Museums 100m in another and a metro station 100m in the other. We enjoyed getting the metro in and then walking back to the hotel.
There also a plethera of good restaurants within walkin distance. We booked the hotel as part of package from the UK (ie not direct with the hotel) and it cost for the two of us the equivalent of £30 per night.
Quite frankly you'd be mad to go anywhere else.
Very Pretty Rooms, Pleasant Stay
This hotel must have been changed since the other reviews I read here. I found the rooms spacious, absolutely beautiful, and a pleasure to stay in.
My family of 5 booked 2 rooms. My husband and I stayed in the 2-room suite, and it was lovely. My kids stayed in a triple, which was also more than enough room. The prices were extremely reasonable -- Euro 165 for the suite, Euro 145 for the triple.
Breakfast was included and adequate.
Walking distance to St. Peter's and the Vatican (a few blocks).
Overall, a great value!
just returned from a two week trip through out Italy during the heat wave. Hotel Amalia near the Vatican was one of the worst hotels we stayed at for the price ( about 200 euros for a triple) First we were told that because we didn't book a room with air conditioning, we would have none. When I insisted we needed one or we would leave, they put us in a drearily decorated noisy room with an air conditioner that made a loud sound every time it's fan went on. I complained and told them we couldn't stay more than one night. To their credit they were then able to put us in 4 star Hotel dei Consoli at a reduced rate for the next night ( that hotel was wonderful) but we were told at least three different reasons for the hotel's air conditoning problem, including that the fault was Italy's energy deal with France.
Average hotel near the Vatican
I was disappointed in the staff at the hotel. One female front desk employee was almost hostile and not in the least bit helpful. The rest of the staff was good. The room was in the back so street noise was not a problem but no view. The bathroom was modern but the shower leaked onto the floor. The breakfast was good. The rooms were beautifully decorated but very very small. This hotel is very close to the Vatican and the metro. The plus and minuses were about even but I will not stay at this hotel again.