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Week 6 Assisi was very impressive with the walled city and cathedrals perched on the mountain, with a 10th century castle on top of the mountain watching over the city. The town was very nice and this photo shows the walled city of Assisi with the cathedral of St Francis of Assisi (San Francesco) which was beautiful inside. We also walked up to the …
Is it impossible to see Rome and Vatican City in just one day? Yes. Having said that, todays tour had a fair whack at it. Our 10 hour expedition felt like enough by the time we were done. We started off at 7am at the port of Civitavecchia around 90 minutes drive from the Eternal City. The drive through a dusty desolate countryside was hardly breathtaking. We stopped off for a thrilling bathroom stop including an intense ...
... the water and people thought it would make you holy. I drank a bit and my brother dipped his hat in it and put it on. We did this a couple of times and then went for gelati. I had a double scoop of a smarty one with lots of smarties in it. I only had it because they didn't have caramel. As I had my smarty gelati we started walking back. We saw a street artist doing pictures of the colosseum with the Italian flag background. I hope to get one of those paintings one ...
... than nothing!) but Sam was itching for the Colosseum . . .
Had a quick bite to eat from one of the vans outside the Forum (I know, tourist trap) and then headed for the colosseum. As we had our entry tickets we only had to queue 3 times; once to get the tickets for the audio guides, once to enter and once to pick up the audio guides . . . It's unfortunate but for all the amazing sites Rome has to visit, Pablo and I ...
... no hot water. Apparently they were having trouble with the hot water service!!!!! Amazing at $1000e a night. Off we go again after a hot shower and we head back to our cashmere store where KA went mad and bought a jumper, a dress and a duffle jumper for $785e which the lady gave for$750. Thanks Moh. Stopped for coffee and tea near a cute mini Cooper s shop and Moh text Nick to say did Ika want one as she loves them . Ika got excited and asked for an aqua ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Hotel Rome
What a location! After a tour filled with hotels on the "outskirts" of all the good attractions and cities, it was great to go to a hotel where you could walk to everything and anything. I am a walker, so this was great (more gelato!) If you are not a big walker, the metro is sooo close by and sooo easy to use - very basic. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. I am a single girl who stayed a few extra days at the end of a tour, and I felt totally comfortable walking back alone from Trevi Fountain at 11:00 pm. There is everything close -- restaurants, internet, whatever. The people at the hotel helped with anything I needed. The negatives of this hotel are that the traffic can be loud at night. I had to close my windows b/c of it. Also, I had a very small shower (common in Europe), so if you are a larger person and are worried about this, it may be a problem (or you can request a larger shower?) This hotel was very, very reasonably priced, and I found the best price on venere -- definitely worth it!
Based on the positive reviews I read about the Embassy hotel, I booked it and would definitely agree this is a very good hotel. It is within walking distance of the termini and major sites. We arrived from the U.S. early (11 am Rome time) and our rooms were ready which was great! The rooms are sparsely decorated but very clean. Typical for Europe. The bathrooms were new and clean. Be aware they are very small. The showers would not accomodate a large person. The young man at the front desk was very helpful and friendly.
Basic but very convenient
I have just returned from a wonderful holiday to Rome. I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights, and was very happy with the location. The room is very basic. Bathrooms were small, and breakfast was just continental. From the hotel you can walk to all the great locations of Rome, or take the Metro. The station is just 5 minutes walk from the Hotel.
Basic hotel, good for low budget travels
Stayed in embassy for 3 nights with my girlfriend. The location of this hotel is good, most of the attractions were within walking distances. The staff were friendly too. Not too bad for an average hotel for the price i paid (120euro/night during jun). Now for the down side, the room was very spacious but quite dusty. The shower room was small and the sliding door for the shower cubicle couldn't shut properly (was repaired the next day after reporting the incident to the management). Would only recomend if you're on a budget trip.
Three thumbs up
We stayed there 4 days. The hotel is located in a nice area, near Termini station, and by Via Vittorio Veneto. 15 minutes pleasant walk to the city centre. The rooms are nice and clean, the price (120 euros per night) below average and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is plain but good. Air conditioning worked well, and a safe is in the room. Check out the restaurant on the other side of the street - da Giovanni - outstanding!
Better than basic
This hotel is in a great location, its five minutes from via veneto, ten minutes walking from termini station and ten minutes walking to spanish steps. the staff are brilliant, friendly and very helpful. Our room was very clean and quite large for a central hotel. Via antonio salandra was quite noisy and we were'nt too keen on the continental breakfast but that is our only moan! There is a great family run restaurant directly opposite. Book direct through the hotel for the cheapest rates, we got a great deal on their website. We wouldn't hestitate to recommend this hotel.
Basic but convenient
My wife and I stayed at the Embassy from May 22 to May 26, 2004, on a daily rate of 135 Euros. The hotel is situated about 10 walking minutes from the main train station and about 20-25 walking minutes from the Spanish Steps and pedestrian zone. It occupies 3 stories of an old appartment building, what at first seems rather unusual. Rooms are rather outdated, in need of some lift-up, but everything was functional: minibar, hair-drier, in-room safe, and air-conditioner (though I guess not every room has air conditioner). Reception is always open, and there is a reasonable restaurant just in front (Da Giovani). Good value for a unpretentious short stay in Rome.