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... we reached the Trevi.
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Whipping out our map and walking a few blocks, we reached the Spanish steps. I decided that we needed to take advantage of being able ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western Globus Hotel Rome
Clean but a little basic
Stayed at the hotel in October 2004 . Although we booked a double room about 2 months before we were given a twin room with no explaination why . Room was on second floor and very very basic .Hotel has two lifts but again seemed very old and you can not fit more than 2 people in the lift .Staff at the hotel were helpful but did not seem to know to much about the area. If you are wanting a hotel in Rome (about half an hour by tube to the centre of Rome ) thats cheap and quite cheerful this is the one for you ....
Good spot in Rome
The Globus Tulip hotel is in a lovely university area and provided a very pleasant take-off for a 4 day visit in Rome. It is near the Policlinica subway stop. The morning breakfast is a sumptuous and satisfying buffet on the top floor, with a view of the neighborhood. Staff generally speak very good English and even better Italian.
Rooms are clean and secure. I have no complaints and thank the staff there for a pleasant visit. Just up the Via Hippocrate about 3 blocks is an excellent Chinese restaurant, of all things. The cheapest choice for evening meal in Rome.
This hotel is very clean and comfortable with pleasant furnishings. The reception staff all speak excellent english and are very helpful. We had a fantastic room which was a corner room (No215). It had a massive balcony too which overlooked the busy main street but impressively it was very quiet when the patio doors were shut. The furnishings were nice, all old and antique looking which gave it character.
A nice little hotel fairly centrally located within Rome (about 5 minutes from the nearest Metro Station). From the Metro station its only 2 stops to Termi (central station in Rome) and many of the main attractions. The room had temperature control and very effective air conditioning which we couldnt have done without especially after a long day sightseeing. The breakfast surprised me - not your usual limited continental, but a very good selection of cereals, bread rolls, hams and cheeses as well as croissants, cakes, pastries and fruit (as much as you could eat) all served in the rooftop garden restaurant (very pleasant).
Beware of 'guaranteed booking'
Hi We booked a four night stay at this hotel many months ago and guaranteed the booking with a credit card. However when we arrived, hot and tired after a long journey, they told us that there had been a flood and our room was out of action. I didn't believe this for one minute. They volunteered to pay for a taxi to take us to another hotel nearby that conveniently did have a room so we had no choice. Beware, a 'guaranteed bookingn' is nothing of the sort. I think they had overbooked and just bumped us poor schmucks onto somewhere else.
I spent four nights at the Tulip Inn Roma Globus during late February in one of their single rooms on the first floor. Both the room heating and hot water were turned off over night, which together with very light blankets, and the hardest and most uncomfortable bed I have encountered made for some fairly restless nights. Whilst the heating may not be such a problem in warmer the weather, it seemed next to impossible to get a consistent temperature from the shower at any time - but especially during the morning peak period. Whilst the room size and entry area were an OK size for a single room, the bathroom was so small and poorly designed that I needed to step over the toilet to get into the shower. More attention could also be paid to room maintenance issues (ie a light not working, broken/cracked bathroom fittings). On the positive side, all the staff I encountered were friendly and efficient and most spoke good English. The complimentary breakfast was great, but seemed to offer a greatly reduced selection on weekends. The hotel restaurant was also not open at night during my stay, and whilst there didn't appear to be many other restaurants in the area, there are some cheap casual places frequently mainly by locals if you are willing to explore. Be aware also, if you are arriving at Roma Termini Station, and decide to walk the ten/fifteen minutes to the hotel, the route is next to deserted later at night when the uni students have gone home. I'll be looking for somewhere else to stay when next in Rome.
Nice and pleasant stay.
We've just came back from our little trip to Italy and France. During our stay in Rome our tour operator got us three nights at Globus Roma.
White-Clean linens, small but nice room with shower (very important in Europe, where most hotels got bath tub), great breakfast with cereals, sorts of bread, ham, cheese, salami, fruits and coffe or tea. It's a bit far from the Metro Station Policlinico, but it's nice to walk through the university area. We really loved our stay at this nice hotel.
My family and I had a wonderful stay at the Tulip Inn. We found the rooms very clean and spacious, the wonderful breakfast was included in rate and the staff was very friendly and helpful (also English-speaking). I would recommend it to anyone as a great value. The location wasn't bad, only 2 blocks from the Policlinico metro station and there were shops and a restaurant just up the block at the next piazza. It was much nicer than hotels in the center of Rome for a comparable rate and the metro ride to the Colloseum took around 5 minutes.
Stayed at the Globus from 12/20/2003-12/24/2003, room 304. On our first morning we slept through breakfast and inquired at the front desk about the availability of coffee. They sent a pot of coffee and pastries to our room free of charge. Hotel is within walking distance of the METRO and only a couple minutes ride to Termini. Upon entering our room you were in a foyer area with the restroom on the right. There was a door separating the foyer from the bedroom shielding the room from hallway noise. Room had a balcony overlooking a classroom building. Hotel is in the University area and had an enoteca and pizzeria down the street and convienence store across the street. Breakfast was included in the rate of 82 for a double and consisted of coffee, tea, cheeses, breads, cereals, yogurts and pastries. Internet terminal in the lobby was available for 2.5 per half hour. Staff was very friendly. Only complaints were before the trip we sent 3 emails to the hotel seeking area information but all went unanswered, the furnace is turned off nightly from 11:30 until 6:00 so it can get a little cold and the hot water in the shower takes quite a while to get hot. Would definitely stay there again.
A wonderful stay
The hotel was beautiful and the staff were very friendly. The room was large with a balcony and walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom was also largeand very clean. Breakfast was huge, and was from 7-10. You had the choice of yogurt, fruit, bread roll and croissants, hams and cheeses and cereal. The location is further out from Rome but near a metro station. There is not many restuarants to eat nearby, except the hotel restuarant which has nice but not brilliant food.