La Griffe Hotel
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... A nice sized town with lots of free parking and as it so happened, a huge multi cultural fair throughout the main streets, just for that weekend. Sizzling Austrian bratwurst, cold Czech beer, French crêpes and champagne, more German bratwurst, Italian wine, Portuguese dried fruit and nuts, Spanish paella, gorgeous Greek veggie pitta kebabs and English....bags? Admittedly one of them DID have the union flag on it, but that was literally it; no Battenberg cake, no tea, ...
Today has been quite the day. My family and boyfriend, Eric, came with me to the airport to send me off which was amazing of them to do. I caught a flight out of Boston to London that left at 10:00 pm on Friday. We arrived in London at 8:30 am on my birthday! Woo! After a rush through security for a second time we boarded the airplane for Rome ...
... all over the square.
It was such a powerful experience I don't think ill ever forget it! Pat was also overcome with the whole experience and we had to pinch ourselves that we were really there! The size of the crowd was awesome and all hoping for a glimpse as he drove past...and the perfect photo too! He spoke to the crowd in Italian and seemed to make a couple of jokes as the crowd laughed a couple of times...he really is the ...
... up top! When you look down into the Colosseum you see little tunnels and walls. Thats where they kept the slaves who were going to fight and the animals. On top they used to lay wood, straw and sand to soak up the blood and they would fight on top of that. So after another awesome history lesson we were absolutely exhausted. So we snapped some more pictures and made our way back to our hostel to pick up our bags, and then run to the train station. We ...
... waltzed through very easily. I don’t really know how to describe our impressions of St Peter’s. It is quite possibly the most incredible, elaborate and awe-inspiring building on earth. Pretty great way to start the morning really. Then we headed up the dome, and Dave appreciated for the first time how MASSIVE Rome is, it’s certainly impressive spread out underneath you like that!
Next stop was just down the road at ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Griffe Hotel Rome
The hotel is located in via Nazionale, near República square (subway). The staff were pleasant and helpful. Our room, 507, was nice, modern,whith very confortable beds, plasma tv 32", nice bathroon, etc. But small for a five stars.
The breakfast isn`t the best.
Loved the design
Great location, clean and nice staff! The price is very high, but this is a real 4* hotel, with service of 4* hotel. Breakfast was good.
We spent two nights in the La Griffe and it seems, that it has been renovated only shortly before - very stylish and modern inside: Black marble lobby and dark grey corridors is surely intended to look noble, we found it simply a bit dark. The room we stayed in was luckily more friendly coloured, also quite stylish but comfortable.
I stayed at this hotel for three nights and loved it. The staff was helpful and courteous and went out of their way to help us. The room was clean and the beds were cozy. Couldn't ask for more! I'd definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.
Stayed at the La Griffe for one night on returning to Rome from a week travelling. On a Saturday night (the famous notte bianco - white night), found the staff to be excellent and very attentive, allowing us to check in two hours before standard time. The room overlooking the via Nazionale, was very quiet, beautiful, very contemporary, luxuriously decorated and spacious. The bathroom whilst smaller than the hotel we had stayed in the week previous whilst in Rome, was great with a top class spec and design. Having visited Rome on many occasions and being familiar with the vagaries in hotel class and standards, I am recommending this hotel to anyone who will listen. I found the staff to be extra attentive and genuinely welcoming, booking a great retaurant and club for us with instant understanding and effeciency, the views from the roof top terrace were great also.
We got bumped from our oversold 3 Star Hotel, Hotel Europa, to this "brand new 5 Star Luxury Hotel." What a joke! First of all, everyone that works there has major attitude, you can tell there has been zero training as to how to make guests feel welcome and respected. After a cold greeting we were escorted to our rooms with no windows!! Who wants to travel to ROME and stay in 5 Star hotel, with now windows! I take that back, there was a fire escape window facing inward with a view of exposed pipes, air ducts and escape stairs. The design is very high-tech, lots of metal and dark colors, like the Standard Hotel- not reminscent of Rome in any sense. OH, then there's the restaurants! Of course the casual restaurant where you eat breakfast is in the basement with you guessed it, no windows. The roof-top restaurant however does have potential, the view is nice and the food and service acceptable. Oh yes, one day the elevator dropped a floor with my parents in it, they had to climb out of the elevator on a ladder. All the staff did was offer my mother a glass of water and blame the elevater company. Lastly, we checked our bags w/ the bell desk while we toured around for a few hours on our last day. When we returned we were shocked to find our bags sitting in a hallway between a stairwell and a service entrance, totally unattended and out of sight of the front desk! We couldn't get out of that hotel fast enough! We now affectionally refer to it as the "Nothing But Grief Hotel."
Excellent value - very American and student friendly
Spent 9 days here with a group of American high schools students in June, 2001 - nice, clean rooms, some of which were HUGE; accommodating staff that helped me keep an eye on my young charges!
Liberty Hotel, Rome
Had a great five days in Rome. Plenty to see and do. However, the Liberty Hotel in Via Nazionale was the most awful 3 star hotel I have every stayed in. Certainly not worth the money.