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We went to palatine hill and the Colosseum. We headed out super early and bought a ticket for entry into palatine hill, the roman forum, and the colosseum so we didn't have to wait in any lines. We did the tour at the colosseum. For dinner we had pasta at this nice dinner. ...
... more columns inside as well, the scale is pretty extreme.
One thing was clear in that first section, though - temples, temples and more temples. Not that distant from the modern surrounds with various structures devoted to this and that and someone else. It kind of creates a stereotypical picture of Rome then and Rome now, with the difference of religious system (pagan versus catholic) having a real continuation.
Further along we came to the major ...
... honeymoon! The hotel was not exactly a hotel but old apartment blocks, somewhat been changed into hotel rooms! We were shown to our hotel room and we weren't too happy! it was small, ************ the fifth floor where you had to take the heavy suitcases up to because the very small elevator didn't go up all the way! And it was not special! It has terrible old decor and it was just not a nice place. We went to sleep not the ...
... with her and she invited me to drink in a room with a couple of Canadians and Russian she had met. In our hostel you aren't allowed alcohol in the rooms, big fine if you get caught but they had a private room with their own lounge so was fine. After playing a few drinking games I've now been offered a place to stay in Toronto haha. But then there was a knock on the door, security! We scattered trying to hide all the bottles ...
... up, and headed for the train station! Off to Milano!
Train station: our train was cancelled. Everyone was in a tizzy - finally a conductor who spoke English so we could all understand that they were sending a special train to take us to the connecting train that would take us to Milano Centrale. With the hiccup, we only arrived 15 minutes late, and into the loving arms of my cousin Raffaella!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBorromeo Hotel
hotel is very central and my room is very clean, plush.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Borromeo Hotel
This is the first time I have ever written a review for accommodation but felt that I had to contradict the dissatisfied travellers from Munich and Austria. I booked this hotel, then came across these reviews and as a result was very nervous about where we were going to end up but to our joy we were pleasantly surprised.
The Hotel Borromeo is perfectly located with easy access to the Termini Station, Colosseum, the Roman Forum and many other beautiful sites - it is impossible to be on the doorstep to all the attractions as there are so many and it isn't a tiny city. Our room wasn't enormous but very adequate and clean with the all important air conditioning, the staff were very friendly and helpful and I couldn't ask for anything more. Anyway, you don't need anything more than a bed with clean sheets and a bathroom, you're in Rome, there are too many things to see and experience than to spend time in a hotel room.
To sum it up, for €100 B&B a night (try getting a nice hotel in London for that) this hotel contributed to making my birthday trip a perfect occasion and we will definitely use the Hotel Borromeo when we return to Rome
There is some road construction being done right in front of the hotel at the Via Cavour. All rooms facing the road are extremely noisy, especially during the week. We managed to get a room at the back and were very happy with it (although the room was quite small). It was nicely decorated and the bathroom was a jewel with a marble floor. However while waiting we were shown a room without windows - it must be terrible to stay in there... Basically I'd avoid the hotel in future, unless I know in advance which room I'd get.
we found this hotel on byrome, saw the pictures on the website and thought it looks pretty decent. but the truth is that the rooms and showers are tiny, the wall in the room is dirty and some paint is falling off and the breakfast is ok. we just feel like the pictures on the website are false advertisment. and the front office manager had attitute when we complained to him.
A weekend at the Borromeo
I just returned from a weekend at the Borromeo hotel. I must disagree with one of the reviewers who advises getting another hotel. This one was very good and the hotel is not run down at all. Yes, it's located on a busy street but most streets in Rome are busy! Yes, there is no garage but inquiring about such things before making a reservation may help to avoid any aggravation. The hotel is centrally located being about 3 blocks from Termini and 3 or 4 blocks from the Colosseum and Roman Forum. It only takes about 10 minutes to walk down to both of those and maybe a leisurely half hour stroll to get to the Fontana di Trevi and Spanish steps (you'll see lots of other wonderful sites on the way there!) The hotel itself is quaint. The reception staff were absolutely superb...smiling, friendly, courteous, and helpful. Checking in was a breeze. As far as the rooms, if you're coming from the states, you may find them a bit small but they are nice and clean. There is a television, but it's (obviously!) mostly Italian channels; however, they do have CNN...but who goes to Rome to watch T.V. anyway? The bathroom was neat and tidy but it may take a bit of manuevering to use the shower as it's on the tiny side (however, it may be different in the other rooms). The breakfast was typically continental...delicious pastries, cereal, ham, cheese, yogurt, coffee, tea, juice. The breakfast room is located on the rooftop on the third floor. It's a charming little room and more importantly, I didn't have to wait to get my breakfast (I was starving!). If you get hungry and don't want to travel too far to eat, there are plenty of great restaurants located nearby. I ate at the Chinese/Italian restaurant right across the street from the hotel (and located right next door to a strictly Chinese food restaurant!). The food was delicious. Then again, if you want to eat away from the hotel, you won't displeased by the numerous restaurants available. All in all, I'd say it was a great place to stay and I'll definitely stay there again when I go back to Rome.
Good Start in Rome
A party of 3 stayed at the Hotel Borromeo on March 10 & 11 2004. The room was small but clean, the bathroom was good size. The breakfast was very nice. Nicely located within walking distance of subway and bus stations.
How bad is bad
This is a run down hotel with one of the lousiest breakfasts I have ever had in a hotel. Considering that the rates are by no means cheap makes it even more dissapointing. There is no garage if you have a car (althoug they will offer to park the car for you for 25 Euro per day!)The hotel is located in an extremely buzy street.After reading positive reviews on this site I booked 4 days here. A big mistake. Make no mistake get another hotel.
Good Price, perfect location and friendly
I stayed in this hotel in September for 5 days,i enjoyed this hotel a lot, everybody is so friendly..you feel at home.5 nights on the second floor, the room was perfect, large,quite and comfortable, all facilities available, you can come to this hotel and leave everything a home, they have everthing, starting from toothbrushes and paste.A beautifull view on the roof garden for breakfast.....gosh..so much to eat.At the reception all friendly and helpfull, they can answer all your questions. For sure i'll be back to this hotel and hope to see the same staff....hope to see Mr. Amedeo, i've never seen such a kind person like him,he will help and resolve everything for you.If you want a clean hotel....Take this hotel, you'll feel at home.
Borromeo has great service and great location
My fiancee and I stayed at the Hotel Borromeo for three nights in Rome from Feb. 22nd till the 25th in 2004. We payed 100 euro a night, which is a little expensive but in the end worth it. It is only about four blocks from the Termini train station and if you're travelling to another city in Italy location is very important. Also, it's easy to find because you land in the airport and just take a train right to termini. You walk four blocks straight down and you're there. You don't have to bother with the crazy side streets and alleyways that are all over Rome. Breakfast was served every morning on the third floor with a nice view of a garden and plentiful buffet. It is european style with lunch meats, plenty of bread, cereal, coffee, cheese, orange/grapefruit juice and sweet rolls. No such things as pancakes or "french" toast in Italy. The room seemed small but our bed was huge and the bathroom very clean and roomy. I'm a big guy and to have a shower stall that i fit in comfortably is a luxury. The concierge spoke several languages and had answers to every question. It is only about four blocks maybe five from the colloseum and being close to the train station you had quick access to any bus or the subway system to go to any other site you'd like to visit in Rome. Such as the vatican or spanish steps. Also, when you visit the spanish steps by subway, the trevi fountain and Pantheon are within walking distance. IF you'd like to visit a nice *italian* restaurant that no tourists go to, just ask the concierge and he will gladly direct you to a place. Honestly, the food in Rome stinks compared to northern Italy such as FLorence and Venice. But there are a few hot spots. Overall, the Borromeo Hotel is great because of it's location and service. The room is small but extremely comfortable. I would definitely recommend it to all those who have a little extra to spend on a room in Rome.
Warm & cozy in rome
I stayed at this hotel from December 18-21, 2003. I paid 80 euros ($100) for a double bed for me and a twin for my son. The location was good on Via Cavour near the subway station and colesseum. Via Cavour is a busy street but the windows were double double-paned. Or quadrupled? In any case, if you close all the windows it was dead quiet. The heater worked great in the bathroom and bedroom. The breakfast was average; ham, cheese, yogurt, fruit, rolls and had unlimited capppuchinos.I was originally staying at the Smart BnB with Isa but her heater was not working well. She is also a travel agent and booked me into the Borromeo. I was very pleased with this hotel and thought it had great value.