Travel Blogs from Rome
... including the Houses of Parliament with many ...
... and is a pushover, yet I still take the time to enjoy one on one
conversation with her after class ends. This is in order to clear up concepts
that get lost in broken English, show effort and interest, and also to charm her
up for any future breaks I may need; but mostly the latter of those three. I've
become accustom to carrying out this practice with all my teachers. My Italian
professor (professora) doesn’t speak a word of English during the ...
... through the long tour.
My photos will never compare to how wonderfully overwhelming the painted passageways are, and my art history minor was doing cartwheels. Star-gazing through the halls we made our way to the Sistine Chapel where the under-dressed were issued tissue capes. The hum rose as we all settled in, and in ten minute peaks the guard would hush the crowd on his microphone with a ...
... arrow herself. Apollo pursues her and frightened by him, she begins to flee. As she runs, he is more captivated by her beauty. Apollo grows impatient and soon, sped by Eros, gains on her. With slower speed and failing strength, Daphne cries out to her father and asks for help. Peneus responds just as Apollo captures her. Daphne's skin turns to bark, her hair leaves, her arms branches, her feet roots, her face a treetop and the end result is ...
... This is a trend I’ve remarked on during my travels: never underestimate the ancients. This place could seat something like 70,000 people, had a retractable sunroof, and was earthquake proof. Lest we get too romantic, it was also perhaps the most concentrated square footage in human history where more people have been slaughtered for the amusement and pacification of others. Yours Truly has been doing an iTunes U series on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Doria Rome
I choose this hotel from recommendations on this web site. All reviews are accurate. Hotel very clean. Room was a fair size, tastefully decorated with air con, safe, mini bar and comfortable bed. Our room was at the back of the hotel, overlooking a courtyard therefore it was lovely and quiet at night. The bathroom, as previously reviewed, was small, particularly the shower. We are average size people and found it a squeeze! The concierge were knowledgable, polite and helpful. Breakfast was basic, although adequate and fresh. We enjoyed the roof terrace in the morning. The location of this hotel allows you to walk to all the main tourist attractions, apart from the Vatican. However we were aware that the adjacent neighbourhood could be dodgey and therefore we used cabs in the evening into the centre (5-7 euros). Aviod any parks close by as the one we walked through was full of homeless and drug abusers.
A great hotel nearby Terministation (5 minute walk). Also a great location. Wearing your walking shoes you can do everything by foot from the hotel ( except for the Vaticaan). Our room was very nice and clean, we had no problem with the shower by the way. The electronic save in the room was very handy and the minibar was very welcom at the end of a very hot day (so was the airco) :-) The staff was friendly and helpfull. And having breakfast on the roof of the hotel, looking out over Rome, what more can you ask for!
(if you are not used to traffic noise, perhaps you can bring earplugs, but the noise didnt realy bother us and we had a room on the first floor at the front..)
We can recommend this hotel en we would love to go back again!
We loved the Doria Hotel
Both me and my husband found the staff friendly and very helpful. Our room was comfortable and very clean - what more could anyone ask for. We found it easy to get about as the hotel was within walking distance of remarkable and wonderful sights - transport to all other sights were close at hand. The Metro is a very good way of visiting Rome, I do suggest you avoid the busy times (8.30am & 5pm) very busy, you feel like you are cattle being taken to market. The staff at the hotel are very helpful and always available. I could not find any fault in this hotel - small, friendly, clean and plenty of good restaurants nearby to enjoy your evening meal. I would difinitely return.
Iloved Hotel Doria
I stayed at Hotel Doria on my recent visit to Rome. I was pleasantly surprized to find the hotel to be very,very clean, centrally located, within walking distance to major attractions and very easy to find. I would highly recomend staying at this hotel.
We stayed at Doria in March, 2005 and we found the place lovely. The location is perfect and we could even see a part of Santa Maria Maggiore from our window. Right in front of the hotel, there's a bus stop you can use to get to the main bus station, Termini, which is 3 minutes walking distance, anyway. We couldn't find the location more convenient as we could easily travel everywhere by foot, bus or subway. (We got to the Colosseum by foot in like 5-10 minutes).The staff was very nice and ready to help us with any information we needed.
We stayed at the Doria in August 2004. The Hotel is in a nice part of Rome. You are on a busy street so having your windows open would be noisy. We cant say anything negative about the hotel, apart from the shower is a little small, but thats only a minor detail. The staff were pleasant, breakfast was nice. And we had air conditioning, which is a must! We would definatley go back to this hotel.
We were pleasantly surprised upon our arrival at the Doria. The hotel is exceptionally clean, comfortable and in a fabulous location near the Santa Maria. The owner is part of the staff and has a great interest in the success of his hotel.
The rooms were beautifully decorated. The windows had two sets of shutters and also curtains. We didn't hear any outside noise and slept well.
If there was anything we'd recommend needed improvement, it was the seating in the breakfast room. The breakfast room is on the 6th floor and it overlooks Rome (great view). However, the inside seating is a little cramped at times.
Overall, I'd recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a great price and exceptional quality!