Travel Blogs from Rome
... to the Trevi Fountain where we all threw our coins over our left shoulders with the hope of returning one day, to the Pantheon, to Narvona piazza where we had lunch and gelato's (again). We then headed towards the colosseum and relived the good old days of the gladiators, ending at the ruins of the roman forum. All this was done on foot in over 30 degree heat, so the sight of the bus was a great relief to us ...
... modern domes and Agrippa who has his name on the Pantheon actually didn't build it. They were thanking him for something else he built.
Like many awesome things in Rome and elsewhere in Europe it's size and grandeur are completely hidden from view until you turn a corner so you are sitting there in this relatively small piazza with this amazing structure standing right before you.
Piazza Navona was neat and it ...
When I first explored Rome, it was one of my first Italian cities. Now I've visited 184 cities and towns in this country—and I’m not even starting to get jaded by it. On the contrary, I find myself more alert to the little things, as I’m always trying to figure out what makes each town unique. And now, back in Rome, I find myself appreciating this city so much more ...
... massive but really not that impressive otherwise. We then wandered down past the roman forum which is huge and gorgeous at night when its all lit up. Straight down the street from that was the Colosseum which was just breathtaking. We were given some time to wander and take pictures before heading to our last stop..a cute little italian restaurant directly across the street for our included dinner. This was definitely one of the ...
... I really feel spoiled to be seeing one of my favorite spots in Europe for the third time and have a totally new experience there. After being away from the sea for 3 whole days, I can't wait to jump right into the Mediterranean and share the perfection with my Canadian sidekick! For now, I better strap on the good old backpack and get going, there's pesto waiting to be eaten and wine waiting to be drank! Updates from the next destination soon to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Residenza Rome
Great location and very helpful staff
We stayed for 5 nights and would definitely stay again. The front desk staff was extremely and geniunely helpful (and always so cheerful) with any type of question whether it was related to tours, restaurants, airport transport, etc. It is within walking distance to The Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain and the Pantheon. The breakfast is much more than "continental" with eggs,bacon and a large array of fresh fruit, breads, cold cuts and cereal. Bathroom was large. My only minor complaint is that the room decor was a bit dark and the room was musty smelling if you kept the window closed. A good value for the money.
As good the second time
Stayed at La Residenza, for the second time, along with 3 other couples and everything was wonderful. The rooms were clean, comfortable and the entire staff was very helpful. The restaurants which were recommended proved to be excellent and were all within comfortable walking distance. I would recommend this hotel to all who are looking for a small hotel close to shopping, sites and transportation.
Stayed in a small single room without a window, which is a first for me, and probably explained the cheap rate that I got for what is a first rate hotel. The lack of a window meant the room was a bit hot even with air conditioning, but it was comfortable, clean and had all the mod cons you'd expect in a four star hotel.
The La Residenza was a great hotel. We stayed there four nights and couldn't have been happier with the choice. The location was good -- close enough to most major attractions and nice to be out of the extremely busy area at night. The breakfast buffet was good. The rooms were somewhat large compared to other European hotels we have stayed in. Overall, we had a great experience, and would gladly stay there again!
Low Cost for a single - fabulous location
Small rooms for the single, but terrific hotel with all the conveniences. ENORMOUS free breakfast - all the protien you will need for the day. Right near Villa Borghese at the top of Piazza di Spagna - take the escolator from Piazza di Spagna to Via Veneto- it runs 24/7.
So easy to get to good shopping! There is a grocery store underground in the escolator tube.
Fascinated by the La Residenza
Ended up at the La Residenza by error and consider it a lucky mistake.
Found the hotel to be most interesting, wonderful room, and exceptional service. The young lady who brought our continental breakfast in the morning was so charming and the propriator could not have been more accomodating. You actually book your room by size-no room numbers, size numbers-charming art, beautiful fabrics etc. We had 4 nights in Rome we had not planned on so the last 6 nights were already arrnged elsewhere, we would have stayed at La Residenza if possible but the other hotel was prepaid. Hope to return.
Nice location, nice hospitality
We stayed for five nights there this summer and found their comfortalbe atomosphere & nice hospitality of all staffs. The location was good too. Although our room had a broken sunshade and a broken knob of toilet, they were fixed instantly on demand. Breakfast was also moderate comparing to other hotels we stayde in Italy. Will recommend this hotel to stay in Rome to our friends and others.
Better than expected
Stayed here for 3 nights in early April. Got the room at the "top" (literally have to take a set of fire stairs to get there!) - but it was a pleasant surprise! Came with a decent terrace all to yourself! The room was average sized and had two double beds which made it quite tight. Furnishings appear to be getting tired. Bathroom in this unit did not have enough lighting and the shower stall was tight. Location is great though - walking distance to all sights and the Metro. Good breakfast served every day. Front desk staff very pleasant and helpful.