Eurostars Domus Aurea
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... were in Rome celebrating Felix's birthday. Mario graciously took us to the roof terrace of his apartment building which gave us a beautiful panoramic view of Rome.
By the time we had freshened up, it was about 4pm so we decided instead of overextending ourselves, we would keep closer to home and acclimatise ourselves to our new neighbourhood. The streets in Trastevere are a maze and it is a joy to get lost in it. You would be wandering down one lane which then opens ...
... as well as the one on Capital Hill in Washington, USA. My other favorite place is the Piazza Navona - a huge plaza full of artists and vendors. It is a good thing that the one painting I admired disappeared before I could backtrack and find the artist. We have ONE more day to explore - before going out to the airport tomorrow afternoon. A little more shopping perhaps... But John and I are getting VERY EXCITED about going home. Ciao for Thanksgiving ...
... Villa Borghese) which overlooks the city, looking at The Vatican and the large Piazza in front. At Sunset this is insanely beautiful and you can see the mountains surrounding the city which is perfect. A lot of people go up there around this time so it is best to get in early to get a good spot. The park is free to get into and has a lot of trees making it the perfect snoozing spot on a hot hot day.
I really could talk about Rome ...
We got up today and decided to walk to see the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, before making our way to the Piazza re Di Roma to meet up with our tour guide who would then take us to see Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este, which is also called Tivoli Gardens.
We walked towards the river from our B&B which is so centrally located that it is an easy walk to get to some of the famous locations. It strikes you as you walk along, just how old this city is, ...
... be michalangelos pietha of Mary holding Jesus. This was such a powerful piece. Never have really been moved by a statue as I was with this one. Michalangelo was one gifted dude. So cool to see in person. We did a rick steves audio tour of st peters which gave us so much info on what we were seing. If you have not thought about seeing st peters basilica sometime in your life, def worth checking out. After st peters we walked on over to the Vatican museum. We bought our ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eurostars Domus Aurea Rome
We stayed at this hotel for one night at either end of our Italy trip. On the first occasion, when we had asked for a quiet, no-smoking room, we were given one right by the cleaners' storage room in which they gathered from 7 in the morning, chain-smoking and talking loudly. Anything you touched in the shower would come off in your hand or fall on your feet. Finally, the girl at reception was more interested in talking on the phone than helping us with directions. The last night was better, although it had in common with the first: 1) that the room needed redecorating, 2) that the matresses were too old and too soft (you could feel every single spring) and 3) that the coffee (I remind you that we are talking Italy here) was thoroughly horrible - the pot kept on the buffet was of course disgusting, but even the specially ordered cappucino was instant and the specailly ordered espresso was disgusting (cheapest coffee on the planet). Avoid, but if you must stay here, make sure you do not get room 509 and go to breakfast early if you want something resembling bread.
The location of the Domus Aurea is superb. The termini is very close as it the bus station and taxi ranks. It is also still in walking distance to most of the main sites and you will see much more of the city this way!
The rooms very clean and functional. They were small but fairly quiet for Rome with good black out curtains. One warning - they do not turn the air con on before June 15th no matter what the temperature! Breakfast isn't up to much, better off eating out
We took an overnight break from a two week stay in Sorrento to visit Rome and it was well worth it. The Coliseum and Vatican City are a must to visit.
Very good location!
Domus Aurea is a very good hotel, clean, safe, with a helpful staff. The best thing is the location, it's very close to Roma Termini, Rome's main train station, 5 minutes walking. There,
you can take the subway to go everywhere, Coliseum, Forum Romano, Vaticano, etc.
If you're looking for good location, Domus Aurea is the choice.
Well placed near temini rail station, helpful staff, beware of scicillian cafe near by for over charging though, 6 euros for 2 cokes! Rooms air conditioned.
Nice, clean, comfortable
My family and I stayed at the hotel for three nights and we were very happy with the service. The best way to describe the hotel is that it is simple and clean, so if you are looking for luxury this is not the hotel for you. We had a triple room and it was comfortable. The staff is very friendly plus their website was accurate and there were no hidden charges. It is about three blocks from the train station, the metro and one of the main bus stops in the city. So getting to all the attractions in Rome was easy. We were a bit concerned that it would be noisy with the train station so close, but it wasn't. Their breakfast was pretty good compared to other hotels except for the eggs, but they made up for it with the view from the breakfast room.
My 13-year old daughter and I stayed in a room for 2 at the Domus Aurea Hotel and could barely move around. There was no place to put our clothes except a tiny wardrobe with only 3 hangers. The room and bathroom were clean and attractive, but unbelievably small. The staff for the most part were friendly but I would not say they were all fluent in English, just enough to get by. The breakfast was OK but the eggs were always cold and the coffee sometimes cold. I don't know if other rooms were larger but looking at the floor plan in the room, not many were. It's close to Termini was I found to be an OK area, even in the evening. Close to Metro and the buses was a real plus. Only a few homeless and beggars on the sidewalks. I'd book early and get the best rate, otherwise find a hotel with larger rooms.
We stayed at the Hotel Domus Aurea in March 2004. The hotel is very nice. The rooms are stylishly decorated with updated bathrooms. The hotel staff are pleasant and helpful. They speak English well. The breakfast is excellent and served on the rooftop!! The only drawbacks of this hotel are: 1) Location: It is close to the train station, which is both good and bad. Good because the main metro stop is located there ...so easy access to sites. Bad because it is not in the best part of town ( a little scary sometimes).
2) TV: The TV's only partly English speaking station was MTV. There was a Pay TV option for movies in English but no CNN or BBC. Overall a very nice hotel.
Stayed at the Domus Aurea in March after booking it on Expedia.com. Was worried that the room would not be as nice as the picture made out but it really was exactly the same. A green and yellow themed room which was very clean, and a lovely marble bathroom with all amenities such as shower cap/shampoo/soaps etc. The room even had a sewing kit! A buffet breakfast was included in the price and included different meats/cheeses/lots of fresh bread which you cut yourself/fruit/yoghurts/cakes/cereal/croissants & pastries, and even a cooked breakfast if you choose. The breakfast room looks over some old Roman Baths - the view was amazing. Definitely recommend this hotel.