Hotel Pineta Palace
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Pineta Palace Rome
Hotel is very hard to find. Rooms are clean, very small, and have absolutely unusable bathrooms. Seems that they were designed by somebody, who didn't know that people have legs - you can literally brush your teeth while sitting on the toilet, that if will fit your legs uner the sink.
Basic, Clean, don't expect too much . . . .
We just came back from Rome after a week stayed in the Pineta Palace Hotel. We read all the reviews before we went to Rome and people seem to hae different opions about the hotel. Here are our opinions and hope they will be helpful: Frist, don't trust the MapQuest. The hotel is not even close to the Quinarel: it is on the other side of the river. The taxi in the airport wants 80 Euro to take us to the hotel so we opt to take the train/subway/bus. It took us about three hours but we got to know the Rome transportation quickly. If you are an adventurous, this is the hotel for you. After the second day, we found it is very easy to go to the City and all the main attractions. We found out the bus line 446 is less crowded than 994.The hotel has very basic service: no exercise room, swimming pool, no vending machine. It has limited TV stations - 9 Italian, 1 CNN, 1 BBC, 1G erman (sometimes), 1 Bloomberg.Our biggest complain about the hotel is the wall is very thin. We can hear people's activities from both sides of our rooms, which include TV, phone calls, and any other "personal" activities.The hotel serves a decent breakfast but after looking at the exactly the same breakfast for a week, we lost our appeptite.Since the hotel is in a residential area, it only has one restaurant in the area. We found a little pizza place which have excellent pizza (pianeta pizza) but it is a 15 minute walk.The hotel people are very curteous and prompt when we requested for services.Hope these feedback help you to plan your trip.
Clean but too far.
Just returned from a stay at the Pineta Palace. The rooms are very clean but the walls and doorways are thin. I could hear conversations from the room above and I thought that people in the hallway were in my room, ithat is how loud it was. I take exception to the information posted about the hotel on-line. It is not a short walk to the bus (there was road work also). It took about 10-15 min. The buses are few and far between and very, very crowded. As to being 15 minutes from the Vatican - even in a taxi it took longer. Plan to stay out for the day as it is very hard to return to the hotel to rest. The buses are confusing and I never did find the ones that returned to the hotel.
There are many different bus routes and some do not return on the same street where you got off. Next time I think I would opt for a hotel closer in - Rome is a very, very big city.
Good value hotel
This is an excellent value hotel. Clean, guiet and pleasant to stay in.
Its a bit of a distance from the centre of Rome but this is more than compensated for by the exxcellent facilities, quiet neighbourhood, helpful staff and low prices. I would recommend this hotel. We enjoyed our stay there and found no problems. The air conditioning is good and stayed on all night. You get a small balcony which is lovely to sit out on. The breakfast is OK and there is an excellent and cheap pizzaria just down the road (see previous review). Lots of tour companies use it but thats not a problem.
We are just back from Rome a great place to Visit.The Hotel is clean and tidy, although rooms decor is a little sus, it is quite a trek outside of the Centre not exactly a place you can nip back to to freshen up before going out in the centre for the evening.You take the tube to Cornellia on the A Line and then get the bus (994 or 446) or walk it, walking will take about 20-30 mins its about 1.75 miles from the Metro we waited about 20 min for the bus, and about 7 mins, bus ride.You can pick up Metro ticket from any Tabacconist or the Hotel reception and costs 0.77 for 75 min travel.We were on the 4th Floor had a Veranda and a view of St Peters Basillica in the distance.They have free safety Deposit Boxes in the MiniBar! which you can also put your own booze in, the TVs remote did not work and the picture was rubbish.But for all that we got a room in July for £70 a night in the height of the season, so the distance was well worth it, for the money we saved.Its a good clean Hotel about 2.5 Star in UK standards (Travel Inn)They do have there own website hotelpintapalace.Just around the corner from the Hotel is a great local cheap Pizza resturant and I can garrantee you will be the only non italians, and 2 pizzas, Beers, Cokes, Salads, Garlic bread and Gnooche came to around 30 Bargin you won't get that in the centre.
A decent enough hotel - visit July 2003
When you arrive at a hotel you have a real sense of anticipation - you hope it's going to be wonderful. Unfortunately the Pineta Palace wasn't all I'd hoped for.
It's not that the hotel was of a poor quality, but I expected more of a four star hotel (it didn't feel special).
However the room was clean, the staff very friendly and helpful. If your room isn't on the 8th floor - go to the ninth and check the view across the city. With St Peter's Basillica standing tall in the foreground it's just stunning!
Central Rome is a easy journey from the hotel - ensure you get on the right bus (446 though there maybe a couple of others) when coming back from Cornelia (metro station) to the hotel. There are very few taxis on the roads out that way so getting the wrong bus could cause all sorts of problems! Alternatively get a taxi from the centre it's about 10 euros (though it costs about 15 if ordered from the hotel - the meter starts running before the taxi arrives then).
Not a bad hotel if you don't mind not being in a central location.
After all it's just about 15 minutes to the centre!
Lovely friendly hotel
We stayed in Pineta Palace over New Year 02/03. We had a great time in this friendly hotel.
Admittedly it was quite a way out from the centre but we did not find this a problem, in fact, a friend of mine stayed close to the centre and she did not get any sleep as it was so noisy. The bus stop is only a 2min walk (yes thats proper 2mins not a travel agents 2mins which usually means 20mins) and they run very frequently - a bit like London's buses. The metro ride into Rome centre was pleasant and very unlike the underground over here in England. i would say in all it took us 10-15mins to get into Rome centre from the hotel.
We had a hotel room on the 8th floor which was lovely, we had a view of St Peters Church and could just make out the Colesseum. The room was very clean and we could even get CNN on the tv.
The hotel as a whole had a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant was nice as was the buffet breakfast. We had had our reservations about a 'continental buffet breakfast' but there was a huge variety of choice and we left feeling satisfied. The bar was fairly small but we usually spilled out into the reception area which was very sociable. They also had a bar menu which i had some very tasty chicken nuggets from! The staff at reception were extremely helpful and would always call a taxi for you if you wanted - taxi into the centre cost about £4.
We had a lovely stay and personally i could not really find fault with Pineta Palace, it is more of a conference hotel but still works for tourists such as ourselves!!
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