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... currently stands. The location was perfect in ancient Rome. Down in the valley it was away from the general public, in an open area. This provided three things, the wind tunnel used to carry away the smell of hundreds of animals and thousands of dead carcases, both human and animal, room enough for the hundreds of vendors outside the arena and plenty of space for spectators to cram inside. Learning from other venues built previously, the vendors for the Colosseum had to remain on ...
... afternoon. But this is Rome, and there are so many great things we weren't really worried about seeing anything twice! We decided not to queue for the Vatican Museum, again I was here last month so didn't really feel the need to see it all again so soon.
Lots of the group decided to go there, so Georgie and I headed away from St Peter's and off towards Castel Sant' Angelo and into the centre of Rome. We ...
... easy when only half the streets are labeled. We ended up in a little neighborhood, back in the direction of our hotel! After asking 4 different people, and walking nearly an hour out of our way, we finally arrived at the metro station.
The metro popped us out right in front of the colosseum! It's actually quite a surreal moment, to walk on and touch something so ancient and so well known the world over. To experience this ...
... rules about photography. As well as more artwork and statues, all of which seemed to have more detail than the previous hallway before that. Nevertheless, with all the rules about no flash in the dark tapestry hallway, obviously there was flashes going off, people yelling "NO FLASH". There was only one direction to go during these hallway marches, with the crowd. Going the other way would have been worse than swimming upstream for salmon. I cannot stress it enough how ...
My last full day in Rome was just as busy as yesterday. Today's tour theme is: Ancient Rome! I finally met my roommates - one guy from California and one from Mexico, so we all decided to go to the ancient ruins of Rome.
Stepping out the Colosseo Metro station, the ruins of Rome's most famous landmark was the first sight to greet us. Next came the task of finding a decent tour operator among the scores of tour peddlers. California guy went for the prettiest tour peddler ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mediterraneo Hotel Rome
i stayed at this hotel as part of a package deal and after having read reviews on this site was a bit worried. having stayed there i would thoroughly recommend it. It's about a 1 minute walk from the front of the termini and is handy for walking to most of the famous sites in rome. the only time we took a train was to hop over to the vatican but even then if you enjoy a walk it wasn't too far to go by foot. the hotel itself was spotlessly clean and the staff on the front desk were exceptionally friendly and helpful with my various enquiries. the room wasn't huge but it more than catered for our needs and had all the bits n bobs you'd expect - telly/ hairdryer/ mini bar etc etc. the breakfast has been slated in previous reviews and it wasn't of the highest standard but there was a lot of choice and i left every morning fully fed and satisfied and set up for the day ahead - options are cereal/ continental/ eggs & bacon and various fruits, yoghurts, pastries. i like a good brekkie and wasn't disappointed, in fact it was a shame i didn't have room to shovel more in! all in all i would thoroughly recommend this hotel for the city tourist.
If you want to be next door to the station...
Stayed at the Mediterraneo for two nights.
We requested a double, and they got us a twin, but they joined the beds the second day.
The rooms are ... roomy, with period furniture, but the general impression is of faded charme.
The worst point was breakfast, with dreadful juices and spongy croissants.
We paid around 180 €, quite overpriced for the place.
Handy if you have any reason to be really near to Termin train stations, but really no other reason to recommend it
I stayed in this hotel for a price of 125Euro/night. I think I paid that price mainly for the location. (However, when I reached Rome, I realised that there are a lot of hotels of different stars around the terminal. This is not the only choice.)
It is difficult to write an objective review of this supposed 4 star hotel because we were robbed while sitting in the lobby. My wife had her bag stolen by some professional thieves who evidentally work the lobby of this hotel since they picked the one area where there are no video cameras and they knew there was a quick exit through a back staircase to the next door hotel which is attached. We had been sitting alone in an area of the lobby where there is free internet access. My wife got up from the seat next to me to see something on the internet, put her bag on the seat, and in that 5 second span the bag was stolen. Obviously we were being watched by these thieves, though I have no idea where they came from since there was no one sitting near us.
I recently stayed at the Mediterraneo hotel in Rome.The location is the best. It is within a block of the Termini station. That not only means buses , trains and subway connections but also a travel office and the "hop on hop off bus".The Termini is also a mini-mall with a variety of shops. My room was large and well furnished, although, with "old" furniture. That is because the hotel prides itself on Italian Art Deco furniture. I have been told that it has been featured in magazines. The rooms seem to all be different. I had the opportunity to visit a friend's room and it was smaller than mine but had 2 french balconies.The rooms are sound proofed with thick walls and double windows. Mine was complete with double window coverings. I found the staff to be very helpful and appreciated the booklet that I found in my room with walking tours of Rome. The breakfast was a typical buffet continental breakfast but the red orange juice was memorable.I would recommend this hotel to tourists and anyone who wants a comfortable hotel centrally located in Rome.