Hotel Bernini Bristol
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Today we went to the Vatican (again) and the Sistine Chapel. We had breakfast and then we dashed to the Basilica to see the Pope doing mass. We were only there for a little while and then we headed off to the Pantheon. It is a 2000 year old chapel and the old artist Raphael is buried in it. After that we aimed for the Sistene chapel and took a …
... fair bit of it was closed off as well, and there were a lot of chairs set up, possibly for the Pope's blessing tomorrow. There was a constant flow of people heading into the colonnade that lead to the Basilica itself, but they were constantly moving, so it didn't take that long to get there. Oddly, there didn't seem to be much in the way of security screening going on...
I made it into the Basilica of St Peter itself, and was ...
... trip to Luzzo’s down the street from the Coliseum for some early dinner before ending our evening back at the Hotel De Rome.
Following a shower and a shave, everything was winding down until a short pop sounded off and blacked out the lights. Ah, a power outage. Down to the front desk we went, and the kind front desk attendant did all that he could to restore our comforts but his efforts were in vein. ...
... the outside of the train very often, so there is heaps of graffiti (Al=loves street art).
We got to Republica, met our new tour guide: Tad. He told us about how the church Santa Maria degli Angeli used to be a Mall & YMCA equivilant in Roman Times. He said that there were like kagillions of different types(stream, cold, hot, Scrooge McDucks style) of baths if you wanted one here and they were free, so it equalised the classes. But then eventually ...
... We then headed back to the Trastevere area that we had fallen in love with 2 nights before, looking for some clothing shops for Chris en route. We went back to the garden restaurant we loved, and our waiter remembered us asking if we had enough wine hehe.. I had Ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotto, with truffle sauce - heaven!!! On the way home, we heard music and saw people dancing in front of a church.. Vix and I joined in, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Bernini Bristol Rome
One of Rome's great hotels
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon, and we would recommend it to anyone. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating and spoke English well. They gave excellent suggestions for places to eat and to visit. The breakfast was lavish. Our hotel room looked out onto the piazza and Bernini's beautiful fountain. Next door is an Internet cafe, and the Via Veneto begins on the other side. We probably wouldn't have spent as much ordinarily, but for a special occasion, it was worth it.
This place is a gem.
The perfect proposal...
absolutely fabulous...food,rooms,service,staff,views, 100% romantic, the perfect setting for our engagement. we will return asap !!
Nice location to stay with a friendly people!
Recently we stayed at this hotel, and I really like the location. It's not very far from any major place to see in Rome (ex: Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Via Condotti, Hard Rock Cafe....etc). The room is nice and clean, but of course you can't compare it to a 5 stars hotel in US.
The concierge people were very helpful. The complimentary breakfast were great and the server were very nice (again, just like any regular continental breaskfast, you can't expect like in major US 5 stars hotel in US). Overall I had a pleasant and nice stay in this hotel during my recent vacation.
Could have chosen much better hotel
great location. cramped room and closet. marble bathroom sufficient size. concierge not particularly helpful. next time, we'll stay at the westin excelsior.
An acceptable hotel in central Rome
My hubby and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in mid-July 2003. We were lunckily given a room on the 3rd Floor facing the fountain. The room is spacious but is really in need of repair. The hotel is in good location and you can walk for 10 minutes from shopping areas like Via del Corso. The breakfast is terrible and most are cold items. Don't trouble with the breakfast if that's not include in your room rate!
Anyway, the hotel is an acceptable hotel in Central Rome!
A great location
A well situated hotel with an impressive imposing ground floor.
We stayed in two rooms - the first was falling apart and dirty and after complaining we were moved to a junior suite.
This room too was in need of repair with a bathroom door that did not shut.
The hotel is rated 5 stars and neither room was of 5 star standard
The staff were however pleasant, accommodating and helpful
A graceful hotel that still retains hints and echos of what was probably a more glamourous and fashionable time (Think Sophia and Marcello). It is still wonderfully located, nicely maintained and appointed and graced with a service staff that was absolutely superb.
Do not miss the roof top restaurant at sunset or the excellent brakfast.
Blackouts were common, I did not feel comfortable in the dark: flood in room. Staff seemed unconcerned.
Indulgence if only for one night. Beautiful view from the Terrace on the top floor. Large suite, firm bed All marble bathrooms with jacuzzi, with everything you could wish for. Centrally located for all the shops. Staff 'your wish is their command'!
Next stop Bernini Milan!
Loved Bernini, over 10 return trips back here in 3 years
The Concierges are wonderful and knowledgeable, the rooms fantastic with fabric walls and great luxury and comfort, the health spa downstairs with the big whirlpool jacuzzi super, the location soo good with the Spanish Steps 10-15 minutes away and the same for other locations, I am not a big walker and I never take a taxi to any location in Rome, thanks to the central location. The Restaurant Olympus on top is truly as good or better than the best in SF, and more original, and the service always impeccable. The people there are wonderful and they try to please. Always. I have stayed at a few others, but never when they have room for me at the Bernini.