ATAHOTEL Villa Pamphili
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... had pretty much gone.
Unfortunately I've missed the coliseum. I saw it from the train station, but didn't do the tour. Another night of rest and I'll be good I think. Tomorrow is Pompeii, I don't want to miss that!
Tonight is a "I heart Roma" party. Always a party on. Time to give it a rest. Can't miss the parties in ...
... EU passports, we'd splash out on a audio guide. They didn't have any left, so we went for the 'audio-visual guide'!! In my opinion there's plenty to see without looking at the iPod they gave us, but we did actually learn what we were looking at, so well worth it! Considering we were up early, we decided to leave the Roman Forum and Palatino for tomorrow as the ticket is still valid. Came back and had a dip in the pool, just what you need after the ...
... a place to go out at night. Was still nice for a stroll and gelati though
A taxi back to the hotel and Shell and I set off to the Vatican again. This time with a long dress and cardigan.. Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael ...
... a bit of a maze, but we finally found it. A continental breakfast buffet was included in the price of the room and they hadn’t closed everything up yet, so we were able to get some coffee. This ended up being more interesting than we originally bargained for. There was an automatic coffee machine with all sorts of options from American coffee to warm milk. We fumbled our way around with it until we got something resembling four coffees. Just then a woman came out ...
... for others' junk [why wouldn't you be?], try the Largo b. da Feltre entrance and wind back; otherwise, you'll see it along the Viale Trastevere eventually, though this is very much a "Chinese ****" area, whereas the aformentioned is a true flea market). Just like the thrift store in Marsala, I wish I lived in the area because I would've scooped up a lot of ****. Of course, I don't actually wish I lived in the area. I don't speak the language and I ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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TravelPod Member ReviewsATAHOTEL Villa Pamphili Rome
The decor inside the rooms but the spa, sauna and pool were divine
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Historical Traveler Reviews ATAHOTEL Villa Pamphili Rome
I stayed at Villa Pamphili from 24th to 27th June 2005. I exactly knew how the hotel is located so I can't complain about it. The hotel offers very convenient and prompt shuttle service to Cipro Metro stop which is around 15min walk from St. Peter's square. The fastest trip from hotel took only 6 minutes. Also shuttle service to Fiumicino airport worked well. Also you can easily reach the hotel by tram nr 8 from Largo Argentina, just ride to the final stop. Buses 31 and 247 stop 800m from the hotel. Most hotels in this price category are in the Termini area which is also quite far away from the most interesting parts of the city. I was very happy to relax outside the city center - it was almost as peaceful as my holiday home in Tuscany.
Nice, but too far from major attractions
This is a very nice hotel with great facilities. The breakfasts are very good compared to other hotels offerings. The rooms are exceptionally nice. The only drawback is that it is too far away from the major Rome attractions. A cab ride from the hotel to the Treve Fountain cost us (4 people) 35 euros and 25 euros to return. Staff was very professional. It is a resort type atmosphere.
The Villa in the Pines
Rome is a busy, crowded, congested city, in addition to all its art and artifacts. The Hotel Villa Pamphili is an oasis of calm and beauty situated within the city limits. It has all the features of a first-class hotel, with large, comfortable, well-furnished guest rooms, friendly, competent staff, and beautiful grounds and gardens. The restaurant would rate 4 stars in any American city, yet the cost of meals is surprisingly reasonable. The buffet on Saturday night was nothing short of bounteous. I would stay here again without hesitation.
Our Globus tour group was booked for the first 2 nights in early May 2004. My husband and I went in a night early. We had seen on their web-site that they had an airport pickup shuttle. Our travel agent emailed the hotel and they responded with the pick-up and drop off schedule - both morning and afternoon pickups - there is a spot designated with a hotel sign out the DaVinci concourse C, across about 4 lanes of local pick up traffic, up a few steps and down to the right. The driver in a marked, blue 14 seat van was a few minutes early and left right on time. The desk clerk was attentive and helpful and had our reservations all in order.
Beautiful Views, Would be Good for End of Trip
I was prepared not to like this hotel because I already knew it was outside of town. (Our tour group stayed there the last night before people left for early morning return flights.)
However, it was in a lovely, park-like area with views from the large terraces where we enjoyed having a drink and relaxing. This is not a place to base yourself for a Rome stay (although we did ride the free shuttle to the Vatican-area drop off, about a 20 minute ride). BUT: this could be a nice end of the trip place to stay if you are returning to Rome for a return flight. The hotel has an airport shuttle, and I don't think it's very far from the airport. I enjoyed the resort-like feel before starting up again with the craziness of air travel.
What a beautiful hotel we couldnt fault it it was gorgeous. The food in the restaurant was above average and not too expensive. The amfora bar is superb we spent many nights chatting away to Gianni the bar tender who was so firendly we could chat for hours!Hotel has ample parking, a lane swimming pool (not good if you wanna jump in from all angles), sports facilities and plenty of lounging areas. The front staff on our check in spoke well English and were pleasant however looking at some of the other reviews I can understand them - alot of the front staff dont speak very well English but hey it is Italy. Now for the bad bit. This hotel is located a few miles south of the Vatican City ie miles away from the city centre. The shuttle is handy but it only takes you to the Vatican museums so you will have to get the metro from st pedro to termini to get anywhere - don't worry it's cheap. But if your planning some nights out in the city centre don't book this hotel unless your prepared to spend a fortune on taxis as they do rip you off. I wouldnt stay here again as the location is just too far out and it limits you to what you can do after hours.
The hotel is very nice. We spent 4 days in February and appreciated delicious meals and breakfast in the restaurant. Good connection to downtown with a shuttle bus which runs very often. The staff has always been warm and helpful.
They are rude
Went for a tour of Italy in fall of 2000. The first encounter with Italians was at the Hotel and like the other person commented, the front office staff were very rude, more like what you'd expect in Paris than in Italy. The scenery from the hotel was beautiful, but you could not walk anywhere without the risk of being hit by speeding cars.
Rude Staff, Way out of the Way
This is a beautiful hotel in a lovely location. My husband and I enjoyed our room with a balcony. The trouble? The front desk staff were tremendously rude and unhelpful not only to us but to an older widow travelling by herself. We asked how we might get to downtown and the staffperson didn't bother telling us about the shuttle or even responding in a hospitable way. Other staff behaved similarly. The hotel is miles from ANYTHING (and we are big walkers). The only service we received at the hotel that was any good was that from the gentlemen working at the restaurant. The place truly is beautiful, but I won't recommend it. Who needs rude treatment?
Nice but in no man, land
While in Rome, the Hotel Phamphillia was recommened to us. The hotel was very modern, etc but was so far away from anything. You can not even walk outside the door to do or get somewhere. They have a shuttle a few times a day. The shuttle is a very small one and there are alot of people waiting to get on. So, you wait an hour for the next one.