Hotel Grifo

Via del Boschetto, 144, Rome, Lazio, 00184, Italy | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $103.00

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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum

A travel blog entry by reynauld


... NO, and go away you horrible man!" I was on the verge of a Life of Brian moment, when I was strangely rescude by an American tourist." Hey, the guy in the hat want's one, (chuckle)" he says to try and hassle his tour buddy, thus relieving me of my first international incident.
We're now back at the apartment we got on AirBnB, and I've realised I haven't been horizontal in about 48 hours. Time for a lie down before we do Rome by night.....Rupert In ...

Embraced by Rome

A travel blog entry by serinakoester


... do it. Again, more music and dancing, and friendships forging in broken languages (mostly mine) alongside a touring French group called Train Fatal.

We caught a taxi home and the weirdest part of this magical day was that we had the same driver who picked us up our first night in town, something that he said he has never seen before. It makes sense ...

Rome is the best history lesson ever!!!

A travel blog entry by chunhin


... 8217;s a reason, be expected to pay. I was punching myself for not realising earlier, wasn’t until halfway through that it hit me…ah wells, he was kinda helpful and we probably would’ve taken twice as long to find our way through the station. My advice, just read up on travel guides and maybe print out a metro map…cos there’s none. Eventually made it onto the train and got off at Pompeii Scavi…to find ourselves in ...

The Holy See

A travel blog entry by turner72


... around Rome. Also this church has the first "Holy Door" in Rome. The Holy Door is the door opened on the year of Jubilee through which the Pope passes and declares a time of remission. That's all well and good; this door is significant to Yours Truly because it was ripped from the old Roman Senate House and is the literal door through which folks like Julius Caesar and Hadrian would have passed, which is kinda beyond cool. We had one final lecture ...

Roma: Giorno 4 & 5

A travel blog entry by brittej


... through the ruins of place names such as the Temple of Vesta (vestal virgins fame) and Circus Maximus recalled memories of high school history classes and "sword and sandal" movies of our youth. After a quick lunch we made our way to the Colesseum. Not much commentary required here other than to say that it truly lives up to all the hype. Dodging the fake gladiators was a challenge as we walked down the Via dei Fori Imperiali to the Victor Emmanuel monument. Often ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Historic Center area of Rome, is near Basilica di San Pietro, Church of San Pietro (Tuscania), Santa Maria Maggiore (Tuscania), and Santa Pudenziana.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Grifo Rome



    First thing to say about this hotel is that it is not going to suit anyone who is looking for luxury standards. The facilities are basic, the rooms are small by any standards and I didn't notice any internet access from the room although it may have been available on request from elsewhere in the hotel. Also, the mini fridge had no accessible plug socket so we had to do some rearranging of furniture to have the benefit of that facility.

    Not up to standards


    We visited Rome and stayed at the Grifo in October of 2003. It is near the Collusium and surrounded by some great resturants. The hotel itself was not what I would consider up to my standards. I have been to Europe several times, so I knew what to expect. It was very expensive with hardly no ammenities. I knew upon arriving, this was not going to be a hotel to write home about. First, the hotel did not have our room ready, even though we arrived after check in time. The door to the room is the old time skelatin key, in which you have to use to lock the door from the inside as well as the outside. The room has ceramic tile floors, which were not clean and made the room very cold. The bathroom had mold in it and the towels were like a tablecloth. The bed was the worse I have ever slept in. The matress was very hard and the full size bed consisted of two twin matresses pushed together. You have to pay 10 euros extra for the heater. On the hotel website, it says they have free internet access, which they did not. The street noise outside at night was horrible.

    Great little Hotel


    Great little place in a very convenient neighborhood in Rome. Near the Coliseum, just a couple blocks from the Cavour subway station, which is one stop away from Termini, the main Rome train station.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Grifo Rome

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent