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Just a very quick entry as we are waiting to be picked up for the airport! Ooopps ride is here! Will try to log on at Airport!
Our journey home begins xxx
Right we are back again! A quick word about Rome - it was fantastic! The first afternoon we went to the Terrrasse on top of the war memorial (Mussolini …
Primeiro hotel em roma.
... After around 3-4 hours and a heap of ruins we had finally finished these two sites. They are the cornerstones of Ancient Rome and were the capital of the Roman Empire, and still are. After the Roman Forum and Palentine Hill, we went inside the Colosseum. We bought audio-visual guides and walked through the upper floor and the ground floor, learning about the traditions of the gladiators, ...
... went to into St Peters Basilica. Now this was freckin amazing inside. Was just crazy big and decorated amazingly. It’s hard to state just how cool it was, defiantly the highlight of the trip so far! We even went below the church to where they bury all the popes from way back. We finished our Vatican trip and headed out to visit the computer shop to see how my laptop was going. The shop told me that I was going to need a new hard drive, so I gave them the ...
... was built as a war memorial and museum. Part of the building was closed and I could not climb all the way to the top but the views of the city from the part still accessible were still nice. From Il Vitoriano I then walked to the Pantheon. I had a hard time finding the Pantheon as it's surrounding by other buildings and not on a main street but I eventually found it. The ...
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Lovely, great staff and fabulous bed and linen!
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We stayed at the Borromini in April and from reading the reviews, I was looking forward to staying at the hotel. Although a lovely hotel - nice and clean and good sized rooms, I was slightly dissapointed as from reading the reviews I expected more. The hotel wasn't very lively and there was not much to do. The bar area appears bigger on the pictures, but it's actually a very small bar with about 4 seats in it!
No hot water!!!
Just returned from a recent stay at this hotel. Nice interior, fair room size. Very far from Rome's central area. We took the bus to attractions. Since we were there in January, hot water was a real necessity. However, though we complained the situation was never truly rectified. Our last night we were without any hot water until nearly midnight!! When we did finally get "hot water" it was lukewarm at best. Good Luck.
I have just returned from staying at the Borromini hotel, Rome. All I can say is that this was an excellent hotel, with good rooms and friendly staff. The only downside is that you have to take a taxi to get to Rome's town centre, or get a good pair of walking shoes...The good news is that the taxi only cost between 6 and 10 euros. Taxis to the airport are about 40 euros and can be pre booked and pre paid at the hotel, so you dont get ripped off. I will certainly be using this hotel again.
Nice Hotel but take a cut lunch and a compass
Hotel very well appointed, although I felt the website was a bit misleading. It actually doesn't have any of the facilities it purports to (ie. gym, restaurant, sauna etc) - and the conceirge service is almost non-existent.
As I said in the header - take a cut lunch and a compass if you want to go anywhere. You need to take trams and buses to all the sights of Rome.
Make sure you get to breakfast before 10am or you'll find there will be nothing left!
We stayed at the Borromini in mid August. I booked through the internet at $80/ night - on par with hostel prices. The 2 reviews I read where both highly positive. I knew the hotel was away from Rome Center. It is a very nice hotel: Clean and modern rooms, stylish lobby, helpful staff. It is a 20-30 minute bus ride to Termini Station on bus 360. Access to Rome is decent on the public transportation, it just takes a day or two to get the routes down. Get a bus map. We did not spend more than 30 min riding transportation (waiting for it is another story :) ) One service highlight of the hotel - One morning I woke up to no power in the room. Apparently the breaker tripped. I called the front desk to report the problem. They had maintenance up there within a minute, no exaggeration. I barely had time to put on my shirt! Compared to all the other hotels I looked at, this was way cheaper. I would definitely come back - it is a great value!
Nice but far from sights
This hotel is very nice but it's far from the major sights. Although Expedia notes that it's only 1 mile from the Spanish Steps it's not. You need to take a taxi or busses to the major sightseeing places. There really isn't a concierge service - the front desk assistance wasn't that great.
I had a lovely time staying at Hotel Borromini . Having booked the hotel over the internet we were unsure what was awaiting us on our arrival and we were not disappointed.
Great hotel. Fantastic room, service, staff and breakfast. We only paid for the room but were given free breakfast. Staff very polite and helpful. Rooms were beautiful. Too far from the sights to walk but hotel can arrange taxis or there is a bus which runs until about 9 pm at the top of the road which gets you to Via Veneto in about 10 minutes. We will definately go back to this hotel on our next trip to Rome.
Top quality hotel, excellent room, bathroom, and bar. Bar staff professional and friendly Only 1 disappointment, we ordered breakfast in bed, hung the order on the door, and confirmed with reception that would be okay. 0730 was the requested time, we rang at 0800 to see if it was coming."Sorry no, we very busy" said the gent. A little upset that the service levels had been good until this point. Felt you would get better service if you were Italian. However I recommend the hotel for its high quality rooms and furnishings
Borromini met Western Standards!!!
Unlike many other hotels in Europe, the room was quite large, very comfortable;the bathrooms also more than met western standards; and the price was a very good value for the location. I would definitely return!!! Don Day