Travel Blogs from Rome
... and dinner. Part 2: Our night started with a walking tour of Rome, this city is steeped in history and there is always another amazing building, landmark or piece of history around each corner. We visited the Trevi Fountain which is unfortunately being repaired so there was no water but you could appreciate the beauty of this landmark, we threw a coin in so apparently according to a traditional legend we will be back in Rome again someday. After walking past many restaurants we ...
... and then decide to head over to Campo de Fiori as it was somewhere I'd earmarked to visit. We find it fairly easily and also find Federico out the front of his restaurant. We stay for lunch and the food is good. Asparagus cooked with parmesan to start and then I have a big Caesar salad. We've slipped into Italian time and it is well after 3 when we finish lunch. Federico tells us about a little piazza close by so we head off to explore. We also walk around ...
... was really cool to see this famous structure! At the colosseum we almost had to wait in a line for a couple of hours but in stead we hooked up with a tour and got in right away. So clearly it was a good idea to do this! Later we saw the Palatino which is the building blocks of Rome! This is where the whole Roman Empire was built upon a couple of kids that were meant to die at a young age but survived. ...
... as the Trevi Fountains. As everything is relatively close we even got to walk around the Colosseum which we were going to leave for tomorrow. What is amazing here is that you come around a corner and either have this huge building in front of you or some statue or fountain. The buildings have huge doors with huge knockers/handles all with a different design. There are a lot of street artists especially around the main tourist attractions. Our trip started ,not even 100 m from ...
... cheap (3 euros???!) but all delicious. I could probably eat nutella croissants every day for the rest of my life. Also if you come to Italy be sure to try the suppli (fried rice, tomato sauce, and mozzarella). The veal is incredible (sorry) as well as all the pasta dishes. I eat proscuitto sandwiches probably 5 times a week. We cook as much as we can - usually some chicken, salad, and pasta or gnocchi.
I feel incredible lucky and ...
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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.
Room without a view, but fantastic staff and service
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.
Having stayed in everything from a B&B to famous luxury hotels in numerous countries, I can honestly say that the staff at La Residenza are probably the most genuinely friendly I have ever seen. The breakfast is fantastic by European standards - no croissants and coffee, but the full works, which is helpful if you want to burn off the calories walking around Rome. The location is also excellent, in a nice and quiet part of town, within walking distance to the Trevi fountain; very close to the metro (Barberini) and the Villa Borghese. I would most definitely stay there again, but maybe next time pay more money and get a room with a window!
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.