Travel Blogs from Rome
... some kind of magic. We all know it's not really magic but the sight of it seems pretty intriguing. Further now as we are approaching the colosseum, a man plays great music with his mandolin and receives quite a few donations. We finally arrived at the colosseum, which was crowded, no doubt and part of the outer wall was under maintenance. The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest ...
... in Canada, it’s been quite nice to enjoy summer-like weather!)
The Vatican Museum was amazing. There is a stunning collection of Renaissance artwork and sculptures here. The girls were a little grossed out by the 3000 year old mummy in the Egypt room. The gallery of maps and the tapestry room were particularly impressive, but we were most astonished by the Raphael rooms – especially the Stanza della Segnatura, with ...
... the ceiling. Light is reflected through the church by the enormous stained glass windows, I can only tell you how I felt about being there, it is something you need to experience and is hard to explain. Gaudi worked on La Sagrada Familia for 43 years, living on site for the last 4 years before his death, in 2026 it will be a 100 years since he died and they are trying to finish the church by then. When we left the church, we decided to go back by Trishaw, we had a lovely man take us ...
... first night. We went to dinner with him, and walked around the city that night. It was nice, we took all kinds of photos standing on the statues. Everyone else arrived the next day! Melissa and I don't exactly agree on everything...ha..so I'm glad more people arrived to break the tension! I've already been to Rome before, back in 7th grade with my soccer team..so when everyone went to the Vatican, I decided to explore on my own. I wanted to see the Jewish Quarter because I never ...
... at the terminal because it had been rumored that roman mcflurrys were better than their north american counterparts. While neither of us can say that the ice cream was anything special, we can tell you that McDonald's in another country is absolutely chaotic and does not function as efficiently as in Canada. Before getting to the hotel we also bought a couple bottles of wine for ourselves. That evening Ben and I decided to ...
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.