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... the bus, in the Piazza John Paul II) is from 15th century BC, and is the tallest obelisk in Rome and the largest standing ancient Egyptian obelisk in the world, weighing 455 tons. It stood for centuries in the Circus Maximus, but fell in the 5th century AD and lay hidden in mud for 1000 years.
And we still had more churches to see! We walked down to Santa Croce in Gerusalemme - again, such an old church as it was built in 325AD to hold the relics brought to ...
... different sized) flexible chopping boards at Bodum (kitchen store) a few doors down from the market. I figured I could use the largest one here and leave it behind; same with the other two in the next two cities—ha! They had knives too if I wanted to spend 40-70 Euro!!
If the spaghetti sauce is edible it will be in spite of the cook! I got a simple recipe off the internet (see below). Aside from my very limited cooking ...
... from the Bed and Breakfast we were to stay at, it was meant to take about 15 from Rome Termini Train Station. That was a lie, it took nearly an hour for us to find it, and that was after myself and J asked for directions.
From there it got worse. The Bed and Breakfast (B&B) was nothing more than a man apartment with a few extra beds. The area the B&B was located was not exactly the safest and then we were charged an extra €6 each for a tax we were ...
... ruins were which was called Forum Entrance. This is where the rich lived and where all the main goings ons happened back in time. There were soo many old buildings in there even am Arc similar to the one in Paris although not as big. It was good listening to this local tour guide ad she was very knowledgeable and interactive with the group. We took our photos and walked back to the colosseum. Once inside the colosseum she explained some more history about how long it's been ...
... Imago, located just one floor down. We were taken to a very nice window table for two. Our view was priceless as you can tell from the photos below.
To the right was the familiar, much photographed, bell tower of the Trinita church Marisa had described, one that served the French community a few hundred years ago. It is the church located above the Spanish steps.
Straight ahead, one ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Dolomiti Rome
Very clean room and helpful staffs
We checked in the hotel in a hot summer night. Thank God it's not far away from the airport. It took about 45 Euro to reach the hotel by taxi. The staffs are efficient and helpful. And we have very cool air-conditioning at night. The room is very clean, though the toilet is a bit too small. The place is very quiet at night. It took less than 5 minutes to walk to the termini station and there is a supermarket right opposite to the hotel. A few good restaurant around the area and we tried a very very delicious home made paste in a nearby restaurant. Definitely a good choice. My wife said she will pick this hotel if we ever visit Rome again.
This is a pretty simple hotel but for the location it is great. It is less than 10 minutes walk from Termini station and even less time if you are arriving by coach (such as Terravision). I had no trouble finding the way to the hotel. It is true as some people said that the Termini area could be a bit rough, but this is mostly to the west side of Termini (towards city centre). On the east or north side, it is much more quiet and more residential. Staying near Termini is great for travelling around.
I think I agree pretty much with most people have said before. The hotel is pleasant and clean and the rooms are very spacious - surprisingly so for a city centre hotel. We were on the fouth floor at the front in "superior" rooms, so maybe the ordinary ones aren't so large. One caveat - as aother people have said the street is very noisy and you really do have to close the windows. That was fine in our room, which was air conditioned, but not in the children's room which only had a fan. They weren't too bothered but I don't think it would be satisfactory for adults. When booking, I advise that you explicitly check that your room has proper aircon.
Sauber und absolut ruhig
Ideal für die Besichtigung Roms. Günstig gelegen (U-Bahnnähe). Auf dem Weg dort hin ein kleines Keller-Restaurant, dessen Inhaber zwar gewöhnungsbedürftig, dann aber überaus herzlich ist. Pasti der Spitzenklasse zu in Rom nicht üblichen vernünftigen Preisen. Das Hotel ist zwar, was das Treppenhaus betrifft, schäbig. Aber durch die Etagentüren, hinter denen das Hotel angesiedelt ist, betritt man saubere Gänge und dann auch gepflegte Zimmer der Standard-Klasse. Hervorzuheben ist die absolute Ruhe nach dem Hinterhof, die man bei vielen Hotelzimmern in Rom, die zur Straße liegen, schmerzlich vermisst. Lieber Ruhe als Sterne-Schnickschnack!
Having read generally good reviews of the Dolomiti my wife and I hoped it would live up to expectations and it more than did. It was about 7 mins walk from the Terravision airport shuttle drop off point. We arived later than expected at the hotel (about 1:00 am) and we were swiftly settled into our room with no fuss. We had booked a superior room over the internet and it was spotlessly clean and very nicely furnished with a small but really good bathroom. SAT TV with SKY and CNN, Fridge/minibar. The towels were changed daily and the continental breakfast was good and exactly as described by others. We paid 80 euros for the first 3 nights then 85 euros for the last night. All the staff were very friendly and gave us advice on transport places to go etc. They also recommended a good restaurant nearby that we ate in every night, with a 10% discount. The one slight criticism I would have is that the room could be a bit cool when you got back in after sightseeing all day at 5pm. It did have a radiator but you had no control over it. Not sure if someone complained but it did improve over the days we were there.
We were very happy with the Dolomiti, when we visited beginning March 2006, as it is a clean and comfortable hotel-with all basic amenities. Bathrooms are slightly small but not so small as to be inconvenient in any way. Rooms are a nice size, and since we had large bags, they even gave us a bigger room- without us having to ask. The breakfast was sufficient and the best we had in our entire trip-even better than some 5 star Hotels we stayed at. Staff was very friendly and accomodating.
We stayed here in September 2005. This hotel is fairly central, 5 mins walk from main bus / train station Termini. You could walk to the Trevi Fountain in about 25 mins. It is in a block that has different hotels on every floor. The lift was very slow. We found it noisy only on one night when a tour of what seemed to be students arrived but other than that it was fine. Breakfast is basic but sufficient. The double room was clean but the air conditioning did not work but was fixed immediately when we reported it. Overall I think this hotel is good for the location and the fact it is clean. Do not pay extra for a balcony as the view is a tiny not much to see "coutyard". It is a waste to spend all day in a hotel when you are in such a wonderful city as Rome...so really I would not be too overly concerned about where I stay if you plan to sightsee and be out and about all day. For people travelling with Ryanair, the Ryanair commuter bus to the city stops near this hotel - walking distance which is handy.This is a safe enough bet when looking for a hotel in Rome. It is not luxury but it clean, central, a good bit above basic and the staff are helpful. I would stay here again.
We stayed in the Dolomiti for 4 nights over New Year's, which is one of the top seasons in Rome. While we realised that EUR 127 incl. breakfast for 2 is a bargain for Rome at this of year, we had certain expectations, as the hotel has been recommended by one well known travel guide and at the time of booking had a very favourable review by a tripadvisor member.
Completely concur with the previous review. Called last minute from southern Italy and this was the only place in the lonely planet budget section that had a room and that only a double share bath for 80 euros. Don't be fooled by the outside it is nicely renovated and absolutely spotless with good english by those manning the desk and phone.
My husband and I stayed at Hotel Dolomiti for the second time recently and found it to be very good value overall. Our first visit was 3 years ago and we shared a bathroom to save money that time. We had no problems, all facilities were always spotlessly clean, but decided to spend the extra for private bathroom this time. All accommodation in Rome is expensive, especially when you're converting to AUD, so our choice came down to how much we were willing to pay. We said last time that next visit we would stay in the centre of Rome, but finding availability was difficult and it was so much more expensive we couldn't come at it.