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Ant and I were able to catch an earlier train to Rome the next day. Our hotel, Hotel Mariano, was about three blocks from the train station. Our room had been recently redone with travertine floors, although beautiful, a bit chilly on the feet in the morning. The bathroom had also been redone recently. Although there was no bathtub, it did have a …
... br> 2. They either want to kill Americans with their crazy driving skills, steal from them with their pick-pocketing skills, or flirt them up with their dark handsomeness. No worries, I'm still alive with all of my stuff and dignity. Although crossing the street every day means risking my life.
3. They are always tardy and laid-back about schedules.
Wednesday wasn't terribly exciting, but Thursday was cool. We got to go to the ...
... the opposite side which I’d not visited yesterday. There were more cats there, plus an entrance down into the square, below street level. There we discovered the actual cat sanctuary. There are several rooms under the street where the cats are cared for. They look after dozens of cats, rescuing them off the streets and then spaying and neutering them. Some are confined in cages, other allowed loose but in ...
... br> In another area, several columns stood all by themselves giving me an insight as to how lovely the entire Roman Forum must have been centuries ago! My imagination did wonders once again whereas Michel, bla, ruins are ruins kind of thing!
And so continued our morning explorations at the Roman Forum in which many other exciting structures and ruins were seen ...
... This is where the audience would watch gladiators fighting animals and other gladiators as entertainment. The building was very sophisticated for it's age, where gladiators and animals would pop up from intricate trap doors. Over a million animals and half a million humans died fighting in this venue. The ticket to the coliseum also gave access to the roman forum. Whilst not visually as spectacular as the coliseum as most of it is destroyed, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mariano Hotel Rome
Wasn't so bad!
we stayed in the Hotel Mariano from 12/3 to 12/9 - we did have some trouble with the water running icy cold and then boiling hot - we were moved to a new room the next day. Much better plumping and much larger room. It was a typical Euro hotel. The breakfast was average on European terms. The staff was friendly and helpful. Yes, this is in a area that is beginning to develop into a little Chinatown. Just be friendly, tip a little extra, and everything will great. Visit Trattoria Angelo on Via Gioberti just a few blocks away. Great meals at a reasonable price. We were traveling with children 9 and 15 (they both loved Angelo's) and the hotel actually exceeded my expectations. I would go back to stay there!
My traveling party (Caucasian and Asian mix) stayed here for 3 nights right up to New Year's 2005. We reserved two rooms, (one facing the street, one facing the back alley) so I can comment on both.
This is a dump. It's supposed to be a 3 star, but i would rate it a one-star or less. It's like a backpacker's hostel, thought they charge over 100 Euros a room. We stayed one night and shifted the next day to the Mercure Corso Trieste. It's next to the Termini station, which is not a great area to be in, though it's close to the attractions. In Rome, I suggest you stay in a good reasonably priced hotel like the Mercure Corso Trieste or the Jolly Midas, which are away from the city centre. it'll cost 10-15 Euros to take a cab to the centre and you'll get a much better (and cheaper) hotel. And most hotels have a free coach to the centre and if you take a tour they'll pick you up from your hotel.
Very helpfull staff, and clean rooms
this is a medium average hotel, and I believe was very good, the room was very clean, breakfast very good and close to temini station, for the price I paid, think got the most of it, so I recomended.
Big Room, Little Enthusiasm
Close to the train station yes! Big Rooms yes! Breakfast Included yes! Staff enthusiasm, NO!!!
The good things about this hotel, location near to every sight in Rome, The restaurant next door has great meals but dont expect the staff to go out of the way and when they do, it is only to collect your money/payment for the room. Very rude, but when you are not a local, that is mostly how italians are....happy to take your money and thats about it......
I had been there last October. Rome was the last stop of my trip in Italy. This hotel isnt as good as all the hotels i lived in my previous stops,(some of them are 2-star only.) The room and the bathroom are clean but with dim light.
Great find in Roma! A Fantastic 3 star Hotel!
We have stayed at this hotel twice and would stay again on a next visit to Rome. The location is ideal for day trips, walking distance from the main train station. Located in a quiet area with good places to dine. A lot of historical sites are walking distance if you do not want to take the metro. The Mariano's hotel's staff speak english and are very friendly, and accommodating. The hotel rooms are large and clean!
Okay for an overnight
This hotel was adequate for the 1 night we stayed. We wanted accomodations by the train station. It was quiet. The room was good sized. The bathroom and linens were a bit on the worn side. Shower was dangerous. Water was scalding then cold. Breakfast room and lobby were nice. Breakfast was juice, coffee, and pasteries mostly. Adequate for our needs. Didn't care for first person we met at the lobby. We had been up for 24 hours and had just come in from the train. When asked when check in was. He asked me when check out time was and I could figure it out from there. Otherwise all the other staff we met were very courteous and friendly. Good hotel for an overnight stay but I wouldn't stay for longer.
Very nice hotel
This is a very nice hotel. The rooms are big and clean and the hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. It is also in a good location. It is a good find for Rome.
Nice, centrally located hotel that was good value for money;just 4 blocks from train's platforms. Large and very clean rooms.Would go back.