Travel Blogs from Rome
Steve168 stayed here on Jun 3, 2003 during their trip titled: Italy to see John Paul II.
Today we arrive in Rome for the beginning of our wonderful holiday.We have 3 nts here to explore the city (and possibly get over some jetlag). Today we will probably just orientate ourselves and get some good sleep.
We hit teh train to Rome - sadly we end up taking a commuter train, we stop practically every 16 minutes. So our one hour train ride eclipses 3 hours but at least we're here. It's hot and hinting at rain, but I'm happy to be here in Rome. I'm pretty sure the taxi driver ripped us off too, but I still haven't picked up on the crazy currency. …
... and both dosed off while laying on the bench. Then it was off to our tour of the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel and St. Peters' Basilica. The history of the Vatican City was extremely interesting, even for a not so history buff like Sam. Vatican City is its own sovereign country and we needed our passports in order to get through security. Unfortunately St. Peter's Basilica was closed because the Pope was doing a special service for peace ...
... anything, and she scrambled to get off the metro. He told the rest of us later after she left, and we were all thinking of ways we would have tackled her or hurt her on the spot if it had been one of us.
Tomorrow is a sleep-in day to honor Oscar as it's his birthday. The kids are excited as they have been looking forward to Gladiator School which is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. I'll be sure to get some good photos and videos to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Nice little Hotel.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Cortina Rome
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Cortina Rome
Great stay -- perfect location!
The staff at Hotel Cortina were extremely helpful and polite. Signore Angelo Milana was especially friendly and sincere. The rooms are clean and the bathroom a pleasant surprise for European standards. The breakfast buffet was more than expected both in quality and quantity. The location was an easy walk to most of the sites in Rome and also to the metro. It is an exceptional value.
Nice little Hotel
Hotel Cortina was a perfect location for us. It was clean and the staff were very warm and helpfull. Rooms are nice with a remarkable nice bathroom.
We would recommend it and when we return we will rebook this hotel again.
Good Value, Excellent Loction
Excellent service, very helpfull staff, great location for the main sites.
Family room for 4 people at £77/night, excellent value.
Incredible City, Nice Hotel
My wife and I had our first trip to Rome January 2005. We are pleased that we stayed at Hotel Cortina. Our room was an adequate size; it was tastefully decorated and the bed was confortable. The bathroom was nice and very clean. We also appreciated the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The location of this Hotel is excellent within walking distance to Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Venice Square, Roman Forum and more. We will return to the beautifull and incredible Rome, and plan to stay again at Hotel Cortina.
Excellent place to stay
We stayed at the Cortina in December and found it to be perfectly charming. The staff were very attentive and informative. The location is excellent in that is within walking distance of a lot of sites of interest but it is also very quiet. The room was very well furnished. Breakfast was pretty standard for a Continental Hotel it was not the hearty English Breakfast that you might expect in the UK but still consistent. i would definitely recommend a stay at the Cortina.
Location, Service & Value
Third time in Rome and first at the Cortina Hotel which was recommend by friends. Very convinient location in the central Via Nazionale. We had a Room overlooking courtyard and it was very quiet. Rooms are spacious and very clean, our bathroom was brand new, bright and very clean. Nice breakfast, excellent service that make us feel like at home. I'll came back and will recommend to our friends.
We traveled in March/2004 to Rome via train from Paris. We welcomed the Cortina and it's simplicity and found the hotel to be well worth the moderate pricing. I cannot complain about finding the hotel because like a genius I misplaced the address and my taxi driver was a gem and he made a few calls to locate the hotel. Granted we paid him 50Euro to take us around the block from the train station, but it was worth it because we would have wasted time trying to find it on our own. It's not like our cellphones worked in Europe.
We found Hotel Cortina to be very different to the previous review. Staff were very friendly and courteous, there is a bloody big sign on the footpath out front clearly showing Hotel Cortina (1st Floor).
We had selected the Hotel Cortina from the information provided on thier web site. The actual hotel seems to be something quite different. It does not say on the web site the hotel is on the second floor of a building with little or nos ignage so you can find it. The room we were provided with in no way resembles the pictures on the site, in that it was difficult to walk around the bed it was so small. There was no natural light, our window faced out onto a walkway covered in a tarp. There was no air conditioning, no well stocked fridge, no safety deposit box and in the morning there was no hot water. The last straw was being charged between 25 and 50 Euro's per night for car parking, or as the manager suggested to us in a very off handed manner, "well park it in the street.