Travel Blogs from Rome
... people that kinda looked at us sideways after all Kata is weird hahaha. We went for a swim and did some grocery shopping. Going to finish our bottle of wine then head to bed early!! Long day at the Vatican tomorrow, ps hopefully more public transit!! (Noooooooooo from Kata) Love K & ...
... Jesus ascended to get to Calvary and die on the cross. Everyone walks up the stairs on their knees out of respect. At first it seemed like an easy task, especially seeing that elderly were making the climb, but about halfway up my knees really started to hurt and the pain was very present in my conscious. Yet what was my suffering compared to Jesus' pain that he must have felt at that moment? At the top of the stairs was an image of Jesus on the cross which certainly ...
... we find the old “downtown” of Rome. This is where prominent businessmen, visitors, and other mildly important people met and worked. The actual road that cut through the city still remains. There are many ruins in the area, and this area is commonly referred to as the Roman Ruins. The Forum is located here, as well as the remaining pillars of the Senate building. The only buildings in survival in the area are churches, as is true with the rest of Rome. ...
... and sat on the asphalt but had little space to move and hide. In addition to our frustration, the heat was hard to bare.
At 10:15 AM, we chose to leave the square and beat the influx of people headed to the subway. We left very dissapointed; we never even got to see Pope Francis on the Jumbotron. Personnally, I felt cheated. I truly wanted this day to be perfect specially for my mother who is so faithfully devoted to God and the Church. I ...
... 80,000 spectators and used to be used for gladiatorial contents and public spectacles but now the center floor had been removed to expose the rooms below that held prisoners and animals. It is a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also one of the 7 Wonders of the World (another thing ticked off my bucket list).
After strolling around the Colosseum, taking in the fact that we were actually here, walking on these ancient passageways, looking through the ...
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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.