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... and then up to the top of the cathedral. Only 320 stairs to climb for this one – woohoo – piece of cake. Well the stairs were tiny in size and as we approached the top, they got more narrow and steeper. We made it…Sherry & I even hoofed it past a bunch of folks at the end, all this walking is paying off. The view from atop was just amazing. Got lots of pic’s. As we proceeded to the bottom we toured around and the paintings on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Giardino Rome
Love This Place
OK, this is not the Ritz, but for a charming, clean, safe, and reasonable hotel this is fantastic. Great location, w/in walking distance of most of Rome. Owner is English, so no language barrier. We stayed a couple of extra days, and without prompting she offered a discount for the additional days. Wow, What Honesy!
Our room was small, a double bed, but it is also what we expected based on the price and the reviews we had read. We were very happy and will stay there again.
Wonderful little Hotel!!
Just got back from a 4 day stay at Hotel Giardino. I would highly recommend this place to my friends. It's a cozy little place in a very central area. Bus stops at the corner, short walk to Trevi Fountain and other attractions. Very walkable area. Good continental breakfast and great coffee. Just enough to get you going. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, air conditioning and friendly staff. Bare in mind this is a SMALL and not a 5 star hotel, but it worked for us just fine. This hotel was a Rick Steves recommendation and I'm glad I booked it. Mentioned RS's book when booking and got a discount! You won't go wong with this hotel! It has a lot of charm.
We felt like we were staying with family!
I booked this hotel for my mom and I based on the TripAdvisor reviews and their cute website and we had a WONDERFUL experience. The staff went out of their way to help you out. The breakfast is great and they even gave us complimentary sodas when we first arrived. The people we met who were staying there were so nice (among others...another mother and daughter, an older couple, and some honeymooners). It is very small and there is no lift but walking up 30 stairs is deifnitely worth it to stay here. Just a bit south of Trevi it is located right next to a bus stop and an internet cafe that is really cheap! I would go to Rome again just to stay at this reasonably priced hotel!!
We went to Rome in late May this year and we had a fabulous time. Hotel Giardino was centrally located. It is a 5 minute walk to the Trevi Fountain, 10-15 min walk to the Colosseum. It's in the center of all the action. We rented a triple room; it was a bit small compared to what we are used to here in the US. But it was very clean, bed was good, the staff was very helpful and the free breakfast was delicious!
I would definitely recommend this place!
A little gem
Hotel Giardino is a little gem in the historic centre of Rome. Comfortable rooms, tea and coffee on tap all day and night and a good breakfast. Katy, the owner, and all her 'front desk staff' are most helpful, with bus tickets, museum bookings and great local restaurant recommendations to make your stay as smooth as possible. The Hotel is on a good bus route, but most of the sites are in easy walking distance. We stayed in March 2005 and had a wonderful time.
Great place to stay in Rome
My husband and I stayed here in May 2005. Wonderful staff, so helpful with bus tickets, directions, restaurant recommendations. Good continental breakfast. Room clean, bed comfortable. Great location in a safe but not real touristy area. We could easily walk to the Forum or Trevi at night.
Loved Hotel Giardino
I stayed at Hotel Giardino in Rome in January of 2005. The owner of the hotel is a wonderful woman who will make you feel very welcome and assist you in any way she can. The breakfast was wonderful and the room was lovely. The location of this hotel cannot be beat! It is within walking distance to all of the major sites (except for the Vatican). I will certainly stay there again!