Travel Blogs from Rome
My first day out on my own and I could not wait! I did not wake up early enough to run, but instead tried to sleep in so that I was fully energized for the long day ahead. Today is Sunday, and the Vatican City is not opened today, so I will do all the other sites today and spend all day in the Vatican tomorrow before heading to the opera. Well, …
Day 1 – After a significant delay, I finally boarded the AA flight to FCO from JFK. My seat, as it turns out, is the middle seat in the middle section. I thought I had picked another seat when I checked in online, but no, there it is, seat 25E. I was the first to sit in my row.
“Excuse me,” a gentleman said to me. “Do …
... was really piece of cake!
Wonderful! Wonderful! Truly the vacation of a lifetime! Arrivederci Roma!
Dee's Comments: First and foremost, I want to thank my husband for this wonderful journey we’ve been sharing together, for being such a willing tour guide, and the very best of travel companions.
The past two-weeks in Rome have given me a much better understanding of the history, culture, and ...
... REAL temples!) and drank a bottled water (2 Euro for a very small bottle). I’d been walking 2 hours by this time, but there was more of the route to go.
Next stop, Circus Maximus! It’s now a public park used for free concerts but in its heyday (!) it held chariot races, gladiatorial combat, public executions, with a capacity of around 250,000. Most impressive today is the view of the Roman Forum as its backdrop. I walked the length of it and ...
... us all for climbing to the top, especially Pat and Colin not bad for a couple of old pensioners!
We then sent postcards from Vatican City as they have their own stamps and post office.
After that, we went back to the Spanish Steps for the proper way to enjoy it - chilling and watching the world go by. Next thing we saw, there was a flash mob on Spanish Steps singing Macarena.
We went to a local restaurant just down from the apartment ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Barocco Hotel Rome
Tranquility in Roma
The Borocco Hotel in Rome was a pleasant surprise! Reasonably priced, friendly staff and clean environment. Good breakfast foods. Extremely helpful with transportation. An orchid on a terry towel bathrobe each evening. Fresh fruit and a wonderful view of the city from the terrace.
This 4* hotel is an excellent choice for Rome. The staff arranged trasportation from the airport (cheaper than a taxi), found us a guide for a walking tour of Rome (expensive but worth the money + no lines) and made us restaurant reservations. The hotel has expanded from 22 to 44 rooms. Our room, next door to the main hotel, was quiet, spacious and had a great bathroom. Breakfast is included and was very lovely. Located on the Piazza Bernini, you can walk everywhere or catch the metro. We highly recommend this hotel for your Rome vacation.
Loved the Barocco
Six of us stayed at the Barocco Oct. 6, 2004, and all loved it. We were upgraded to a junior suite on check-in, a comfortable spacious room with modern marble bath. Service was friendly and professional. The breakfast buffet was outstanding, with a selection of cold and hot items. Located right on Piazza Barbarini, the Barocco is within easy walking distance of the Pantheon. Will we stay here again? Absolutely!
We stayed in this hotel when the strength of the Euro made it impossible for us to return to our beloved Cavalieri Hilton. Hotel Barocco is well situated, close to the Piazza Barberini, the Via Veneto and the Piazza di Spagna. One has the option of staying in the hotel proper or one of its apartments, located just 10 metres down the road. We opted for the latter because it was Euros 275 versus 320. We were given an 'apartment' that included a small bedroom, a bathroom and a vestibule that had a desk and an armoire. It was pleasant but the configuration was such that we were actually cramped wherever we turned. The hotel provides bathrobes but they were very shabby, so much so that we chose not to use them. Breakfast in the tiny salon was attactive and ample. Service throughout was excellent. My sister stayed in the hotel 6 months ago and raved about her room. Perhaps the accommodations in the hotel are better than the apartments because we were unable to rave about the hotel as she did. I would, nevertheless, recommend it to anyone whose budget is ~Euros 275 and would like to be centrally located. It certainly fit that bill.
Wonderful - exceeded expectations!
The Barocco was the perfect choice for Rome! It is very conveniently situated within walking distance of almost everything, but is also a quiet, comfortable refuge from the hustle and bustle of travel. The staff is helpful and friendly. The rooms are clean and luxurious. The hotel is large enough to provide full service, but small enough to be intimate. The breakfast, included in the room rate, was extensive, delicious and beautifully presented. The Barocco is not inexpensive, but is still a very good value compared to other hotels of similar quality in Rome. We would stay here again!
My wife and I spent the last weekend of our honeymoon in the Barocco. We loved this hotel for the location, the breakfast and the view of the fountain. Moreover we loved this hotel for the understated style and warmth of the staff. Many thanks to all of you for a lovely stay.
Home Away From Home in Rome
We stayed here in 1999. We still have great memories of our stay. The concierges were very friendly and helpful (they spoke English). The breakfast, which is included with the room, was a great way to start each day. I loved the fresh rolls, proscuitto, and mozzarella. This is an affordable four-star hotel with nice, clean rooms, a great location (we could walk almost anywhere), and pleasant service.
Great Find in Prime Location
Found this great hotel through Karen Brown Guide. 4 star hotel within walking distance to many sites. Minutes from the Spanish Steps. Rooms smallish but well done. Great soundproofing- our room was on busy square and we didn't hear a thing. Air conditioning stood up to hot weather better than most. Staff friendly and helpful. Hot breakfast superb. We are going back to this comfortable hotel in October. Room rates reasonable relative to other higher end Rome hotels.
Loved the Barocco
We absolutely LOVED the Barocco. It is in a great location - Piazza Barberini. You can easily walk to many sites (Trevi, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona) and shopping (high end as well as reasonable).
It is a small boutique hotel with lots of personal attention. Good room size, comfortable bed, good size bathroom, robes and slippers, GREAT breakfast included in price. Helpful and friendly staff. We'd highly recommend it. Some rooms might be smaller, so ask for a larger room.