Ergife Palace Hotel
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... States isn't even 250 years old and this area is nearly 2000 years old is amazing. The buildings were incredible, the statues were huge, the detail was amazing. Adjectives are definitely becoming part of my daily life. I can't even come up with enough to describe this area. Absolutely unreal.
After seeing all of these places in the morning, we boarded the bus and headed off to Bagnaia to see Villa Lante.
So tired still – can't move… late start to the day. Metro to Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museum) was quick and easy. I wanted to see this museum last time were here 5 years ago but we ran out of time. Lunch was in a tiny, quiet little square, Piazza Margana, a block or so from the Museum. Vineria was delicious! My knees and back are still recovering from ...
... of in search of it. We wandered through some lovely campos & piazzas to reach it. It quickly became apparent that this was the stuff of nightmares for Josh and myself, a single line of about 1.5 kms with stalls on each side selling all kinds of conceivable and unimaginable junk. Dianne and Bianca were convinced that there were bargains to be had. And yet once we finished, total spend was Bianca 3 euros, Dianne 2 ...
... in the Coliseum. Not much of the Circus remains, however, I was able to walk in the dirt road that may have once been used by Roman chariot racers. There was also a large ruin on one side that I suspect was used for spectators, as this area was able to accommodate up to 150,000 people in its heyday, though I was not able to find out for certain on the trip. An interesting note about Julius Caesar; much of his rise to power came from his popularity with his peers. ...
... eating alone that is just plain depressing. Meals are meant to be shared and used as a time to connect with others. When you are all by yourself you catch are sideways glances from people wondering why you are alone and gain the feeling that you just want to eat and be done so that things wont feel so odd. Eventually I did leave, walking all the way back across town to try and find a dessert place that I looked up on the internet. Turns out, it ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ergife Palace Hotel Rome
Not too bad
We stayed there in August 2004, was surprised, our room for 3 was large, clean, bathrooms very clean, the staff at the bar the first night quite unfriendly, second night change of staff and much better attitude to guests. The hotel needs some updating.
I was pleasantly surprised to find this hotel was quite adequate and friendly after reading these other reviews. No one in our tour group had any trouble. The reception desk staff was friendly and helpful and the continental breakfast was decent. Our rooms were in need of redecoration (they looked nothing like the picture on the website) and the shower got the floor soaking wet because of the cloth shower curtain. You DO have to actually go down to the reception desk if you need something. We went down and reported that the air conditioner wasn't working and someone came to our room in 15 min. -- it wasn't broken, I just had not turned it on correctly. The Olympic sized pool was beautiful. It is quite far from the center of Rome, but who wants to listen to motorbikes and bells all night long? It wasn't the best hotel I've ever been to, but you have to accept that you are in Italy, not the United States. I would not hesitate to return there in the future!
Stay away, the 4 stars are only in the sky
Very bad rood, with a very noisy air conditioner that did not work properly. Unpleasant attidtude from the hotel stuff. Finally, very far from the nearest subway station (which is advertized as very near!). In short Avoid this one.
The worst hotel I have ever stayed in
I stayed here last year for a meeting. I was originally booked there for ten days as my conference was taking place at the hotel.
There was no service to speak of. The reception staff were totally unhelpful and unfriendly. The rooms were in serious need of redecoration and cleaning. The meals were awful (if available at all) - plastic cups, tasteless food.
I managed to stay for three nights before phoning around to find alternative accommodation. I moved to a central hotel, which was infinitely better, for a very similar price.
I would not recommend this hotel at all.
I was a bit skeptical about staying here after some of the NEGATIVE rewiews i have seen. I was in a group of six friends who where visiting Rome. We had three rooms total. Overall, we had a very good experience.
Not much customer service
We stayed at this hotel with a tour group for 21-38 year olds. Our tv was not working and the AC is only turned on when the staff wants. We called for help 3 times and no one ever came! My husband finally fixed the TV antenna and remote himself. It's far from the center and not easy to find. The upside is that the metro is close by and can take you directly to the main tourist attractions.
It is true. It is terrible. My husband and I have been to Rome several
This was the worst hotel ever. The service was a joke. Someone asked for directions and were told to buy a map in the gift shop. I had no air conditioning, in July! I called the desk and was told someone would be up in 5 minutes. I repeated 5 minutes and was told maybe 10. One hour later I called and they sent up a bell hop who did nothing but look at the thermostat. The next day I requested a room change which was an ordeal. My new room had soaking wet carpetand water stains down the wall. I went to the desk and told them of my problem. They circled my room # and told me to wait for someone. I stayed in all night while my friends went out. Nobody ever came up to check on the problem. Do not stay here!