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... about the big fat Greek wedding. This wasn't that bad but it was very gaudie but what a church. Dinner out again at Primo cafe in the Fiori I had meat balls and Jane had the lobster with pasta. Very funny watching Jane cut up half a lobster, I had tears running down my face laughing at Janus eating. It wasn't good as it was too much and too gluey. Not coming back ...
... to eat and drink at the counter. However, this was just not enough! So we got a little chocolate each and another espresso. Delicious. We decided that our timing for food tours was off, as most places would be closed for the afternoon, and that we would have to do it another time. So we made the decision to spend the afternoon getting all the touristy sites out of the way. We jumped on the metro and got off near the Spanish Steps. From there we walked to the ...
... knowing this context, My sister Gabrielle and I had referred to it as the 'Beer and Pizza Museum' - I can't even remember why exactly though think it had to do with our weariness at all the monuments to everything in Rome. Without wishing to further denigrate the significance of all the monument represents, it also forms the craziest traffic roundabout in Rome! We stood a while marvelling at the utter lack of road rules and inability of ...
... We bought a cheap bottle of white at the supy for $1.20 euro but will be saving that for another time!
Not a bad day price-wise. We bought the Archeologica 7 day pass for $23euro each, which got us into the Forum, Palatino and Diocletian baths, and will get us into the Colosseum tomorrow. All the fountains and the Pantheon are free. And we walked everywhere after we left the Forum. We also saved money on the sunscreen as we forgot to apply this ...
... already there doing their ice-breaker. They were playing a game where you pass around a roll of toilet paper and how many squares you take if how many things you have to say about yourself. I had a diverse group. There was a kid from China, another from Morocco, natives from Rome, and of course people from the US.
Since our team name was "The Argo", we had to make a sign with our team name for the treasure hunt. I didn't really take part in that instead talked ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Homs Hotel Rome
My 13-year old daughter and I stayed at Hotel Homs last weekend. I had booked a twin-bedded room back in July so was disappointed to be shown the smallest room ever on the 1st floor with a double bed in it. Went straight to reception where they immediately changed our room to a much larger twin-bedded room on the 4th floor. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
The hotel is in a great location, in a little side road just around the corner from the Spanish Steps and I mean just around the corner! I can only describe the location as similar as staying in the Bond Street area of London, you can find Gucci, Prada, Dior and many other brands literally 2 streets away, it was fabulous for me as I love shopping. Even better was that the sale was on the day after I arrived - all the major designers were on sale.
The hotel has a great location, just around the corner from the Spanish Steps and the nearest Metro. You can also easily walk to the Trevi Fountain (which I'd recommend seeing at night).
We stayed in the apartment on the top floor, which had three bedrooms and two bathrooms...we couldn't deicde which bed to sleep in, it also had its own fantastic roof terrace overlooking the rooftops of Rome. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing there with a drink in the evening listening to the church bells chiming throughout the city.
Breakfast was great, with a lot of choice, and served in another roof terrace...We'd definatley stay there again!
great little place, tucked away in the cobbled streets of the old town, a stones throw from the spanish steps (and Prada/Gucci/Versace/Hermes etc..) Very welcoming staff & clean room, colour scheme a bit bizzare, green bed covers,red carpet & blue curtains, but it very clean, lots of nice big towels in bathroom & plenty hot water. mini bar & air con.
Breakfast terrace is really pretty with views over roof tops of Rome. Dont miss the campo de fiori, a flower & produce market just off the piazza de Navaro.
Reception arranged their mini bus to the airport for us, which was a fixed rate of 40 euros. I would deff stay at the Homs again, a true find.
It's 2 small blocks from the cool hang out "the spanish steps" and 1 block from the best shopping experience in your life, so for the relatively inexpensive price you pay it's acceptable! Three women in a spacious clean room (italy standards). The bathroom was clean, the decor wasn't anything great, but who goes to Rome and stays in their hotel!! The staff were pleasant, the roof top terrace was pretty nice for breakfast, although you couldn't quit see the steps as clearly as they said. If your looking for a sound proof hotel keep looking, almost always you can hear your neighboors or people outside the hallway. Listen we just wanted a descent location and a clean bed with a clean bathroom. Instead we got a GREAT location with a clean bed and bathroom at a really descent price. By the way call the hotel and book directly through them it's approximately $30 Euro less p/night!
When I read the most recent review, having booked this hotel in September, my heart sank. However, I'm not sure if we're talking about the same hotel! From the time we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome and the hotel was spotless in all areas. The room was small but very adequate and clean (no poking out springs evident on our very comfortable bed!). The breakfast terrace was great and the food was excellent - as much as you wanted from a choice of pastries, cereals, cheeses and meats etc, etc. Our return flight was in the evening and the hotel offered to store our case free of charge while we spent the day sightseeing. The location was great - an excellent choice of restaurants. Just a tip, skip pudding in the restaurant and go to the brilliant gelateria on the corner for icecreams to die for!
If you are looking for a third rate...no, let's say it's a fourth rate hotel in Rome, there's nothing better than the Homs hotel. I don't know what the other reviewers are thinking heaping so much praise on such a horrible hotel. Okay, I agree nothing beats the location, if you want to stay in a hotel that makes the YMCA look like the Ritz Carlton. The bed springs were popping through the mattress. The bed frame was something out of a military barracks. The closet for your clothes was a cheap, pressboard, K-mart special. The only thing the hotel has going for it is the breakfast on the rooftop and the quaint lobby, which has old style hotel key shelves behind the reception desk. Anyone who stays at a hotel where the printer is on the reception desk, and the paper jammed when he was trying to print my receipt and took my address and asked me if he could mail it to him...that's when I knew I made the right decision to leave. My wife and I are on our honeymoon, and I am writing this note from a suite at the Hotel DeLaVille, just next to the Spanish Steps, on the hotels Internet TV. Now, this is a hotel. Not the Homs. I mean...if you are looking to really save money and you DO NOT CARE about the furnishings and are willing to sacrifice comfort, then teh Homs is for you. If you want a romantic place to stay, steer far far far far away from this hotel.
My wife and I stayed at the Homs for 3 nights in September. Our room was actually a mini-suite, with a second bed in a separate room. It was clean, well-equipped, and quiet. Breakfast is included and is served in a roof garden -- very nice. Ordinary coffee is self-service, but there was no extra charge for cappuccino or espresso made to order. Breakfast consists of rolls, croissants, butter, preserves, hard-boiled eggs, sausage, granola, boxed cereal, yogurt, juices, fruit, cold cuts, and cheese -- in other words, way more than I usually want for breakfast. I tried the croissants, cold cuts, cheese, and yogurt, and it was all good.
Great location,great prize
This hotel has to be Rome's best kept secret.Great location and the price is right.It also includes a full breakfast at the terrace overlooking The Spanish Steps.Rooms have nice bathrooms,and refrigerator and ablowdryer and the hotel has a safe you can store keep your valuables there.We wil definetely stay there again.
Excellent charming hotel!
were else can you stay for so little right in the spanish steps! this is an excellent charming hotel. very friendly and helpful staff. rooms and baths were modern but quite small. excellent continental breakfast on the rooftop!