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... people, I will be disappointed when I return to Australia and order a drink. We watched the locals as all the families came out for the evening to socialise. At about 6 o'clock the town suddenly came alive. We went around to the restaurant at 7pm. We had tables outside but the undercover area which was really pleasant and shaded was covered in Jasmine and this gives me a headache so I had to avoid ...
... walked around. The city was easy to navigate since I had gained my bearings the first tie there. And an added bonus, I knew how to use the bus system and the metro. I walked to Palazza Nuovo which had a big fountain and was very busy with art vendors.
I had read about the crypts beneath Rome before I had visited, so it was my mission to find them! I found them in Piazza Barberini. They are called the ...
... Basilica also. We then went for some lunch at a local cafeteria. This wasn't too great but the black coffee was nice and went down well. Next door to where we ate was the souvenir shop for the Vatican which is where I found a great book on the construction of Rome. After this we were back on the coach ready for our next big site, the Coliseum. On our way, we drove past many ancient buildings and walls, many of which were only half standing obviously as they are thousands of years ...
... cat shelter. What a great idea! Headed across to the other side of town, up the Spanish Steps and into the Borghese Gardens where we spent a leisurely afternoon. The kids even managed a sneaky quick dip in the pool when the horseback police weren't looking! We have all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Italy and have all vowed to return, and Tuscany was most definitely the favourite place overall. Back to the UK tomorrow for the last 2 ...
... down and found seats in the sun downstairs. It was so nice just laying by the pool with cocktails. Then Alex and Luke came down as well. We watched a belly flop competition in the pool, it was so funny! And then watched one of the chefs do a ice sculpture on the deck. After that we went to the flow rider so Luke and Greg could have a good, there was a mechanical issue with it so we waited for them to fix it. Luke and Greg had a go, Luke was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fiume Hotel Rome
We stayed at the Fiume last week 18 Sept. Good hotel but bar prices were high. But could not fault service or facilities. Room was very nice with 'real furniture', not made of melamine.
Brilliant little hotel
Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 4 nights in August and we loved it! It was close to the sights, and even though the public transport was brilliant you could have a nice 20 minute walk to the Termi station! We used the Castero Petrio metro alot and found it quite easy to get you around!
The colosem and Trevi fountians are a definate must - but be aware of the sellers trying to give all the ladies roses!!!!
Hotel staff very helpful at giving information and the breakfast was def above what we were expecting, sets you up for the day!!!
All in all, if your not bothered about a luxury hotel but want a nice pleasent hotel - the Hotel Fiume is an excellent choice!
Out of the bustling city
Well presented small hotel located in the Lazio region of Rome. As a base for daily escapades into the city it was brilliant, Metro (underground) approximately 500 metres. Breakfast was of the continental style, plenty of choice and well presented. Hotel reception staff were courteous and helpful. Good shopping, brilliant restaurants (Il Piccolo) and local market all nearby.
Nice budget hotel - real value for Rome
It is a very nice and well run hotel close to main rome's attractions - rooms have all amenities and breakfast was very good . The very elegant and true roman area is one of rome's best with great shops , retaurants and beautiful public gardens (try restaurant "BEEF" in Via Basento) and it is not a place with lots of tourists . The front desk folks were very nice and helpful . Highly recommended if on a 100 euros budget line for a DBL in the centre of Rome !
Nice hotel, not so good location
We stayed at the Hotel Fiume for 3 nights in February 2005.
The hotel itself is very good value, staff friendly, rooms clean and tidy and a good selection of food for breakfast. We encountered a bit of trouble with the toilet plumbing but that was not really a major issue.
The hotel is a bit out of the way of the main areas and with it raining for most of our visit, we ended up paying for taxis from Piazza Barbarini though on a good day didnt mind walking so much.
Really nice Hotel
I have recently stayed at Hotel Fiume in February 2005, I was a bit apprehensive as to where to stay as there is soooo many to choose and reading travellers reviews it made it even harder..
Hotel Fiume was slightly out of the main centre but it is approx 20 mins on foot from Termini (slow walk). I found it to be in an okay location, nice 'local' restaurant around the corner, staff were great, room was a fair size and nice and clean. Breakfast is buffet and the breakfast man was really friendly, always replenishing the food even with only 10-15mins before breakfast ended. Would have no hesitation in recommending it and would definately stay at the Hotel Fiume again.
Not bad for the money......
Stayed at the Fiume Hotel in March 2004 for 4 nights. It is a fairly nice hotel although a little bit tired and in need of modernisation. The staff were very nice and the breakfast was decent. The hotel is located in a fairly quiet area of the city which is good, but it is still only about a 20 minute walk to the central sights. Also, there are a lot of decent restaurants just around the corner as well as some good shops. For anyone who likes cats, visit the Cat Sanctuary at Argentina Square, which in itself has several remains of temples, and was apparently the site where Julius Caesar was stabbed!
Our stay in Rome
We have just returned from a visit to Rome and stayed at the Hotel Fiume which we thoroughly ejoyed. The hotel is situated a few hundred yards from the Piazza Fiume, where there are plenty of good pizzerias and trattorias nearby. Buses to all the major sights leave from the Piazza Pia which is next to Piazza Fiume. The hotel is spotlessly clean, staff are very helpful and friendly. There is a lounge and small bar which is opened until midnight. There is a good variety of food for breakfast. Would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Rome.