Travel Blogs from Rome
... about this place. One moment you are transfixed by the most amazing remnants of classical antiquity, which appear almost everywhere you look. Then, in the blink of an eye, you are bombarded by the intrusive sights and sounds of a 21st-century city of over 2 million people. It is a stark and jarring contrast.
Still, there are havens of peace and quiet to be found in Rome, as we discovered under the canopies of shade trees in ...
... 8221; Well alrighty then. We finally found an ATM near the Spanish Steps. REJECTED AGAIN! Now it is beginning to rain and John and I are about to have a melt down with Wells Fargo. Calling again from the street in the pouring rain -- “Oh, yes that is frustrating but I see your limit was increased.” John went ballistic on the poor girl who took our call. Where the hell are the ATM’s? ...
... to go. But it was okay because the Doctor was there. Well his TARDIS was at least, in the middle of the airport at 5am. And I am fairly sure I was the only person flailing around. I made my way through customs and had a brief look through the duty free area before boarding my plane to Rome. My final flight was pleasant and two and a half hours later I had landed. But my luggage had not... AND NEITHER HAD DUFF! So after waiting in line and explains the ...
... in the inner lanes as it’s always cheaper and less crowded. We found lots of restaurants inside calling us as the competition was high. We went to the third one and sat in a nice place outside. Food was really delicious. Afterwards we ate Gelato and headed back to our Hotel.
Next day we planned to cover old Rome i.e. Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum and also the Vatican City. We went straight to Venezia Square and from there to the old Rome part. The ...
... awaiting an appearance by the Pope, who after about 20 mins appeared OK n a window right behind where I was standing. Unfortunately my view was blocked by one of the huge columns which ring the courtyard. I was standing next to 3 elderly Italians who were very much into the happening and one, a woman of around my age was sharing her vantage point on the column pedestal with me, her arm firmly wrapped around my waist propelling me out at a slightly challenging angle in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Baltic Rome
What A Dump!!
Too hot in summer (no AC), hard to find, and noisy. Would never stay there again. We only stayed one night and it was not a good deal even though it was a free night (I would never pay to stay there) thru our travel planner for our first night. We moved the next day to a decent, clean hotel and were happy to leave the Baltic.
I came to this hotel in february 2002, The hotel is right and notning special to point out.
For the price (I paid 60 euros for a double room), I think it's correct and not to far from the middle of the city.
Good for the money
My boyfriend and I went to Rome in March 2005. We arrived very late on the night of our check in, only to find out that we were not given the room we had booked 2 months earlier. We booked a double, and ended up with a closet with 2 cots in it! After complaining, we were told the hotel was full that night, but they would move us the next day. Luckily, they did and we ended up with the room we originally booked for the rest of the week. The double room was perfectly fine and a nice size. Plenty of room to move around. The shower was extremely small, and was difficult to move in, and was actually just a partitioned off section of the bathroom itself. Breakfast was minimal, just croissants and rolls. Overall a nice place though, very charming building and close to everything, and much less expensive than other hotels in the area.
Safe and clean but no toilet!
Its a clean and safe hotel with good secuity but be prepared to walk up 4 flights of stairs since you're not allowed to use the lift with luggage. And remember to ask if you can get a room with a toilet/wc as we were shocked to discover our room didn't have one. The hotel is in a safe location and round the corner are good selection of resturants to choose from.
Was not impressed!
Proximity to the main train station is good. The hotel is divided among two buildings so it is a bit confusing. The rooms are small and the shower stall in the room was flimsy at best. The walls are not very soundproof so if you have noisy neighbors or guest talking in the halls, you hear everything. I would not stay there again even though the price was good.
Good value, friendly staff
We arrived at the Hotel Baltic near midnight after our train was delayed, only to find that the hotel covers 2 buildings and we were in the other one! Never mind, we paid 100EUR for a twin room, which had very comfy beds, minibar and a small but clean bathroom with shower.
I was worried about being on such a main road, but the windows are double-glazed, and there are strong shutters to keep all the noise out.
The area is OK, a bit of a hike to the central touristy parts but a pleasant walk. This is obviously a residential area, which we were grateful for after seeinf the concentration of hotels elsewhere, with some amazing delis and cafes around.