Giolli Hotel Nazionale
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Rome was our last stop on our European adventure before we make our way to Civitanova Marche, the village I will live in for six weeks. We landed at Fiumicino Airport late in the evening. We rode in a shuttle van to our hotel. And by "rode" I really mean "flew". We were going 130 kilometers per hour down the freeway, which really has no meaning to …
The third day of our stay in Rome we had a tour of the Vatican. Before we left, we mailed a request to the Pope (yes, Da Pope Himself) to see him speak when we addresses the community on Wednesdays. We planned our tour to be on the Wednesday, expecting to get tickets, but we never heard back. When we got to the Vatican at 1, the Pope was still out …
Our last day of Rome, and therefore my last day of vacation, came way too quickly. We decided to spend it in the ancient harbor city of Rome, Ostia Antica. I had heard about it on a Rick Stevens tv program (yes, I know I'm a nerd). It has been nick named "the better Pompei", and deservingly so. It is about a half an hour subway and train ride …
... more convoluted and throw in transportation workers who are absolutely helpless and you've got a mess! When we finally figured things out, we headed towards the Trevi Fountain and stopped for dinner along the way. Dinner was yummy, but the service was so-so. One thing to note, Rome is very dirty...not one other city compares to how unkept Rome appears to be. Once we arrived at the fountain, we discovered it completely dried ...
... is a visit to the Tabularium.
The tabularium links the two buildings of the museum, the Palazzo dei Conservetori and Palazzo Nuovo and sits under the Palazzo del Senatore. It is a corridor with expansive views of the Roman Forum. You are able to view the forum lengthways right down towards Palatine Hill.
By then, the dreaded gallery fatigue had set in and we caught the train back from Piazza Venezia to Trestevere. At the Piazza, we admired the grand ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Giolli Hotel Nazionale Rome
myself and my wife stayed in this lovely hotel from the 12th to the 16th of feb. the hotel was not that busy but the standards were excellent and the staff were very friendly and attentive however the one complaint i have is the fact that they recommend using green line tours for any trips around rome. we paid 46 euro each for a trip to the vatican museum and sistine chapel combined. the cost of entry is only 12 euro and you can hire audio help for information on what you see. so effectively we paid 34 euro for a fifteen minute bus ride. please try the local transport or even better walk. the city is beautiful so walking really is a pleasure
We loved this place!
The location is terrific - within walking distance of everything - and the shopping on this street was wonderful - full of shops that are not real expensive but full of beautiful clothes & shoes.
Most of all we loved the concierge Antonio - he was so friendly and gave us a complete itinerary of the best places to visit in Rome.
My wife and I stayed at this lovely little hotel within walking distance of many historic attractions. The front desk help sometimes seemed a bit confused but always tried to be helpful. The room was large by european standards. The only complaint we had was the water pressure in the bathroom. Lots of great eating places just around the corner.
Great hotel, great location
Hotel Giolli was great! Spent 6 nights in May 2005 and had a large room with wonderful marble bathroom. Front desk very helpful and location was perfect. Did not hear any street noises or noise from other rooms. Definitely would recommend this hotel. Friends stayed at a hotel right down the street for almost twice the amount and had a small room with a crummy bathroom. Stay at the Giolli!!
Avoid this place!
Met only basic need of sleep. Room tiny and cramped. No place to really open one suitcase, much less two. Antique air conditioner very noisy, preventing sleep. Filter clogged and unmaintained. Opening the window only invited garbage stench from back alley below. No working ventillation in bathroom; stayed permanently damp and didn't smell very well. Cardboard towels. Management mostly arrogant and dismissive, when not downright rude. We saved money on bag handler tips - but only because there were no bag handlers.
...hotel, very very freindly staff, excellent room, very clean, perfect location to walk to all areas of city.
Not so friendly but worth it
My friend and I traveled all over Italy in July of 2004. We got a great deal on this Hotel, last minute from a tourist advisor that approached us at the train station. We were a little apprehensive but decided to go with it. We paid $100.00 per night and it included breakfast! I was close to the main attractions and public transpiration. Over all a very nice place!
The only down fall was the rudeness of the front desk clerk and the hours of the breakfast. We missed it every time! It was worth it, can't beat the price
Not Too Jolly
We visited Italy in October 2003, traveling from Rome to many points South and ending in Capri. En route back to Rome we arrived one day early and needed a hotel room. We called the Hotel delCorso, as we had stayed there previously, but they were booked. They found us a room at the Hotel Giolli, which is a stone's throw from Termini. It was nice they could accommodate us, and the breakfast was plentiful, but the room - directly on the streetside with bustling traffic - left much to be desired. Bathroom towels were awful. Overall, it wasn't terrible, but it reminded us of a Howard Johnson and reminded us to plan better for the next trip.
We Loved Carlo!
The Giolli was wonderful! Granite bathroom, hard- wood floor in bedroom, modernized and our triple was very spacious. Carlo, at the front desk was extremely helpful, telling us what to do without purchasing a lot of tours and how to best use public transportation. He also broke the code on ordering wine at local restaurants. He has worked there for several years and acts like he owns the place. He is very annimated, friendly, and we will never forget him. We paid 160E for a triple in high season.