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Sorrento to Rome Today we boarded a boat and went over to the Isle of Capri. From the port you catch a pulley train to the top of the steep hill. From here we did a walking tour of the town and and climbed to a lookout to view the Mediterranean sea. Absolutely beautiful. Blue sky, blue water. We strolled through the narrow streets, where only …
... stuff was down-right frightening (see pics of hollow-eyed statues and freakish carpets). Imagine the conversations you could have with one of those rugs (that depicted men stabbing women and babies) underneath your coffee table.
The Raphael Rooms were impressive to me, but I can’t draw and have always colored outside of the lines, so I’m not a great judge of art. There were loads of people admiring the different pieces, so ...
... beautiful church. I am actually in the church now being driven slightly mad by the continuously looped advisory kindly advising visitors to observe silence in this sacred place that offers sanctuary. By now I could kill for a moment away from that recording. I wonder if there is ever a true peaceful environment here! It is beautiful though. luckily the recording just started looping through italian, german, french, and spanish versions of the loop and we actually got a pause. God ...
... restored. We wandered down the Via del Corso, which has lots of great shopping, to the busy Spanish Steps. After some quick photos we hopped on the Metro over to the Vatican area again. Why? Because yesterday we missed out on lunch at Pizzarium, a by-the-slice pizza place recommended by my friend Hayley and featured by Anthony Bourdain on his show. It was definitely worth the trek back over there. The selection was amazing with all sorts of gourmet flavours and fresh ingredients. ...
... it close and sure enough, as we bought our tickets we received a warning that the train was only five minutes from departing. No problem...the train was boarding at platform 1 east, so we would get right there. We followed the signs, running as fast as we could through the station with our heavy bags. We passed platforms 3-10, and the sign pointed right for 1 east. We passed platforms 11-20, and the sign pointed left for 1 east. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Executive Rome
The Executive is fairly cheap for its location (not exactly central but close to the Villa Borghese, which is very nice, and the Via Veneto), and it has all the basic amenities and a decent breakfast buffet. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I found it to be fairly clean and comfortable. However, the 4-star rating is simply ridiculous!
We have just returned home after spending 4 nights at the hotel. It was a clean and tidy hotel. We had a small room but the bed linen was very clean and changed frequently. Fridge and safe in the room but no tea/coffee making facilities. Ensuite was kept clean and the shower was just great at the end of a long day. No bath. TV with Italian channels plus one French and CNN in English. MTV music channel.
Great for the price
My nineteen year old daughter and I stayed here for three days. Although the hotel was under some construction during our stay the room was spacious and the bathroom was delightfully clean with a marvelous bathtub, which was a delight after exploring Rome on foot. The continental breakfast was perfect for our needs. The management staff was extremely helpful, polite and fluent in English. Although, the location is not truly central it is close to buses which will take you where you want to go.
We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights. It's a good hotel but may not warrant a 4* rating. Our room was small like most European hotels. It was clean however. The breakfast was good. It was a quiet hotel. It may be a bit far away from downtown but my wife and I managed to walk to the bus and subway stations everyday at ease. Also, through the walks in different streets, we learned more about the daily Italian life. While we were there, we learned the public transportation system very fast so we had no problem to go to all places we wanted to visit.
My wife & I stayed at the Executive for 4 days in Sept. 04. It is adjacent to the Borghese Park and a short stroll from Via V. Veneto and from there to all the major attractions. All areas of the hotel have been tastefully refurbished; the bedrooms are clean, spacious and quiet. The service is good and the management excellent, they noticed via my passport that I had arrived on my birthday and room service presented me with a bottle of Chianti. The Executive Hotel and staff richly deserve their 4 Gold Stars. They made our stay in Rome a special experience. Stay there you will not be disappointed.
Good quality hotel near the centre of Rome
Booked a last minute deal to Rome in March. We stayed at the Executive hotel in Rome.
The Hotel although small was a very friendly Hotel, the rooms were of a reasonable size, and always clean.
The reception staff were always friendly and willing to help.
The location was excellent, just outside the city walls. Close to shops, bars and a good selection of quality restaurants.
Rome is a fantastic City, but beware very skilled Pickpockets on crowded buses.
I booked this hotel as it was described on the Internet as a four star hotel in the centre of Rome.
What a dump!!
If this is supposed to be a 4-star hotel, I would hate to see what the lower rated hotels are like. The room was extremely tiny, wallpaper was filthy & peeling off the walls, carpeting was worn & filthy, bedspread was very old & had holes in it, balcony had a table with no chairs (we had to borrow from the balcony next door) & was filthy, etc. The bathroom was decent (but also very tiny). Overall, it was very dirty. However, the breakfast buffet was good. The location is not all that great - it's pretty fair from all of the major attractions in the city.
Didn't Mail My POSTCARDS!!!!
This 4 star hotel literally has 4 golden stars on the outside of the building. That is the only thing that can allow you to describe this place as a 4 star hotel. The building is rundown, the safe that's in your closet to protect your valuables is conveniently portable (so that the thieves can later open up at their own convenience)The staff is apparently dishonest. I was to return to the states on Sunday, and the front desk informed me that they were out of stamps. They told me how much I would need , and I gave them my money (and a good tip) to purchase them for me and to send my postcards out for me. Its been two months and no postcards made it to their destination.Disgusted,Dan in Orlando
Not a 4 star!
Given the 4 start rating, I was under the impression that the hotel would be in a much better shape than we found it to be upon our arrival. The lobby met my expectations but our room was extremely small and extremely run down with very old furntiure, cracks in the walls, and very dirty and ripped upholstry - in addition to the cracks and water stains, there were what seems to be black shoe marks all over the walls, the TV was old and tiny and the bed was extremely hard! I must admit that the service was great - good and kind people with a very nice breakfast served every morning. Would I go back? maybe if they cleaned up their act .. after all the pople were great adnt he location was quite central.