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What an early start - up @ 4.20am so we could catch our flight to Rome. And we managed to get lost again. Luckily we had our Europecar Guardian Angel looking after us - we couldn't find the Car Rental Return Village and ended up in the Car Parking area of the Airport - by this time feeling extremely stressed as we'd already gotten lost on the way …
"When in Rome, do as the Romans." That classic advice leads to a wealth of options: Should you follow Augustus and Caesar, whose Rome is filled with spectacular ancient structures? Or Michelangelo and Da Vinci, whose city invites artistic pilgrimage? Maybe you'll discover the Rome that enchants lovers and sightseers alike? Rome encompasses all this …
After a good night's sleep, we woke up and went back to Termini. We decided that we were going to buy the Roma pass, which is a great deal. It got us 3 days of travel on the metro and allowed us into a lot of the sites for either no money or a reduced entrance fee. It was an excellent way to see Rome. We went to the Colosseum first. It is right …
... on churches.
How can one country and especially one city have so many amazing buildings? The
romance of Rome is alluring but we were all ready to leave after 4 days and head
to the quieter towns of Umbria.
We visited Montipulciano, Assisi and Orvieto as the main theme for the time in Umbria but it was Perugia and it’s ...
... t allowed in. We didn't go inside but we sat in the square for a bit and people watched, there are some very stylish Italians. We went home to cook but forgot it was Sunday and all the supermarkets were closed, so we went out for Japanese food instead! That was difficult to order, two Brits in an Italian Japanese bar, but we made it work. Second day our feet were ready to drop off so we tried ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Gioberti Rome
Stayed there for 3 nites in Jul 2005.
We just returned from four nights in the Gioberti. The hotel was very clean and our room (triple) had all the necessary ammenities (safe, sat. TV, fridge, etc.). The desk staff was most accomodating allowing us to leave our luggage there prior to our room being ready and also while we took a three day train trip through Italy. They helped us with restaurant and other city and transportation suggestions/requests. Location near the train station was convenient although the people and businesses in this part of town can be a bit seedy at night (this isn't the hotel's fault). Cont. breakfast in the morning was great (meat, cheese, cereal, bread, coffee, juice, yoghurt, milk, tea) and plenty of it with a lot of seating (7-10 am). I read the review about the staff being rude in the dining room, but I didn't need to interact with them and they were not a factor for us as everything was available and refilled promptly. I would definitely stay here again. It may not be a four star for every location, but it was a great experience and we needed nothing that wasn't available. And this was all while the hotel was very crowded, so I can only imagine they would be even better during non-high season times.
Myself and partner have just today come back from 3 days in Rome staying at the Gioberti.
We spent a number of nights at the Gioberti Hotel in Rome.
We stayed here for three nights in October. The hotel was clean and comfortable and the location was excellent for transport and sightseeing. However having stayed all over Europe in 4* accommodation found the decor, facilities and breakfast very dissappointing. We have never come accross staff who are so rude and unhelpful Our first morning was awful, there were not enough tables for the amount of guests, we had to continually ask for every item of crockery and cutlery, when the waiter managed to respond he was uncivil and ordered us to wait, I eventually managed breakfast with a spoon and saucer, the cups never did arrive!
We will definately visit Rome again, it is a wonderful city, but definately will not be staying at the Gioberti.
On a positive note, the location was great- just across the road from Termini (excellent transport links via bus, metro & train). Now for the problems...1. Toilet flush stopped working. We were told to go down to reception (from top floor) to collect a key for a different room. No help was offered with moving luggage...2. The room we were moved to had single beds. We had booked a double...3. Our room key was deactivated on a daily basis, which is not what you need when returning from sightseeing in weather of 35 degrees. We told them each time when we were checking out, but this made no difference...4. The hot water stopped working on the third day. We had to wait in our room for 90mins until it had been fixed...5. No compensation was offered for any of the above inconvenience. In fact, when we checked out, they charged us for pay TV for each day of the stay, including twice on the first night when we'd had to change rooms! We had at no point entered the room number, but were told that we had to pay anyway because we'd switched the channels on whilst flicking through on the remote.
La Bella Roma
Spent 5 nights at Gioberti. Very private Hotel, quiet, clean, comfortable, good quality accommodation. Location really good for exploring Rome. Spent the day wandering the wonderful streets of Rome Half an hour from Trevi (by foot). Then collapse for an hour and out into the local area to eat. Wonderful eating places close by. Can't wait to return to Rome and Gioberti.
We started our Italy trip with three nights at Hotel Gioberti, which had been included in a hotel/air package purchased from a promotion on a travel web site. The hotel exceeded our expectations. It is located just a block from the main entrance of the bus/train terminal. (We had trouble finding it because we walked out a side entrace, thinking it was the main entrance. The terminal is huge.) Its location is wonderful for transportation connections: taxi stand, metro, bus, and train all right there. We asked for restaurant suggestions, but were disappointed in the hotel's suggestion (Eva). So we found some on our own (go across the street on the right side of the Opera). Nothing special about the hotel lobby. No restaurant, bar, or common areas. But the rooms were quite nice. Our two rooms on the "3rd" and "4th" floors were very quite. Good AC system with a fan that could be set to run constantly.
Enjoyed the Hotel Gioberti
Spent 3 nights at Hotel Gioberti. Had room on top floor facing the street. Was pleased with the close proximity most attractions. Also noted that with being across the street from the termini, and with all the traffic, was not disturbed by the noise. Very clean and nice decor in rooms. Would stay there again