Travel Blogs from Rome
We are in Rome and all is fabulous. The flights all went well, Emirates were sensational. George and Zoe enjoyed all the inflight entertainment and the food! We caught a black Mercedes mini van taxi with 3 others from the airport and arrived at our little hotel just after 3pm. We worked we had been on the go for about 32 hours. We freshened up and …
... s needs. At one point, after most everyone else had left, he heard me playing music on my phone. He asked for it and hooked it up to the sound system so we could enjoy it better. Later, he brought us out glasses of Limoncello on the house, made from lemons grown on the property. A truly charming host. After dinner, we carefully made our way down the unlit steep stairs to catch to last train back to Monterosso and a good night's ...
... north from Naples to Ardea was nothing if not interesting. The weather had changed back to overcast and that morning gave us the added fun of gale-force winds, gusting up to 150 kmh. Driving on the highways was a little tricky and it paid to stay in the centre of the three lanes so that you weren’t being confronted [as much] by/had more time to avoid fallen trees, flying signs, etc. When diverting off the highway to visit towns, however, the ...
... made a hair appointment at little stylist in the street we are staying in. My hair had been annoying me for the last part of the trip and I was thinking that as it was so hot back home it would be nice to go a bit shorter for summer. Mmmm well let me tell you, short is what I got. Although I did take a picture of what I wanted and my stylist could speak a little English, she decided that it would look better shorter. Mmmm not exactly ...
... br> There's quite a lot of history here about which a several-hour tour of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill cannot tell, but it was a good attempt on the part of my tour guide, and I'm happy I booked the tour instead of trekking through on my own. Okay, the biggest reason for that is because we avoided the very long line awaiting entrance to the Colosseum, but it was still good to have someone explaining certain things (even though some of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hiberia Hotel Rome
Recent Renovation - The Only Good Thing
Very small (however it is a usual thing in average European hotels), but completely renovated with very nice decoration. Very clean. Not enough & of a bad quality usual bath "things" (take your own shampoo & shower gel!) No pen & paper for notes. Air-conditioned, but not enough during hot days.
BREAKFAST: Very poor. Uncomfortable smocky breakfast room.
Very close to Piazza Venezia (from some hotel windows one can see Altar Della Patria) and very beginning of an endless via del Corso. 20 min. by foot or EUR 7 by taxi from shopping district (via Condotti, via del Babuino). That is rather far, especially when you are full of shopping items. If you are in Rome for shopping, choose inexpensive hotels right in the shopping district: Hotel Siena, Hotel San Silvestro, Hotel Tritone, Hotel Croce di Malta. Or if you want to live near Piazza Venezia, choose Hotel Bolivar which is right near Hiberia (check it's feedback).
HOTEL MANAGEMENT & RECEPTION:
Rude and lying. We met two very unpleasant situations.
Just returned from 2 nights in this hotel. One front desk man was very rude and not very helpful. The only good thing is the location. Small baths, water leaked all over the floor. No view but quiet, nice buffet breakfast. No help with the luggage. Look elsewhere there are a lot nicer hotels in the area.
Hiberia is Great
Hiberia is the perfect spot for your trip to Che Bella Roma! We arrived at Hiberia 11-21-03 for a 5 day stay. No problema! Everyone was very helpful, we had a great continental breakfast every morning with plenty for everyone. Walk out the front door and to the left is the Quirnale Palace and to your right you are just 3 blks. from Piazza Venezia and many historic Roman sights. You are smack in between 2 of the greatest shopping areas in Rome, Via Nazionale & the Via Del Corso. I found the hotel quite comfortable and very clean. In my opinion I would defintely stay again at Hotel Hiberia. They set up a wonderful tour for us to the Tivoli area and we were picked up right at the front door. Just be aware that Rome traffic can be very noisy no matter where you stay!
Hats off to Danilo!
My wife and I spent 5 days in Rome at the Hotel Hiberia. We were finishing our honeymoon in Rome. I must say we were extremely disappointed with this hotel. The staff was rude and unwilling to accomodate us. We had no help with our luggage the day we left for the airport. Our room smelt as if there was a sewage leak in our room and our floor. The room was incredibly small and there was no bath tub.
There was a decent minibar and a nice bathroom. The only good things about this hotel are that its right across the street from a great snack bar and a currency exchange office. Also walking distance is the Colisseum, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. The Vatican is a short bus ride away. The location of the hotel is excellent but the hotel itself is horrible. Anyone who considers this hotel...please find another one in the vicinity....it has to be better.
We spent 3 days at the Hiberia in May 2003. The hotel is extremely quiet, tastefully appointed and located in a very historic section of Rome. We hardly ever saw anyone else, the breakfast was very satisfying, the staff was professional. Also, there is a wonderful and friendly snackbar/cafe across the street called Quirinale. We would absolutely stay there again.