Travel Blogs from Rome
And onto Rome, where I'm staying overnight on my way to Prato. Got the train in from the airport and then used my phrase-book Italian to book a return train journey to Prato. That was an interesting experience, leading the man in the ticket box to produce a lot of Italian shrugs and some eye-rolling. Still, I have the tickets, or at least I hope I …
... his blesses on all of our families.
Today my dears, I went to the Vatican museum and saw the Sistine Chapel!! What an incredible place. That trip is going into my top favorites. I especially loved seeing the Raphael Rooms from the Papal Palace. I was moved to tears at the Sistine Chapel. It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life! It really does just keep getting better.
I have to run now, more later! Ciao! XOXO
... it was also swarming with polizia who were happy to help us get out bearings. We continued on to Piazza Colonna and headed down some classic narrow, cobblestoned streets on our way to our next big stop, the Fontana di Trevi (do I even need to translate this?!) Before I get to excited, just want to say that everywhere on this little walking tour, even if it was a small piazza or street and not some 'big name, must see' attraction was wonderful. I really loved the ...
... stopping to actually see things.
There are some informational signs but it’s not always clear what stone or pillar or structure even that they are referring to. There is some interesting information on what they have learned through all of the excavations: there are often layers of construction that took place over several centuries; changing burial customs; that the structures that have survived through the centuries are often those that were later used as ...
... and rest...or at least that was the plan...but lying in the cool air conditioned room my mind travels and seems to catch up with me, that I am in Rome...and the last thing I should be doing is lying in a hotel room...it's time to explore....
Taking a map with me from reception, I tuck it into my bag and just begin to wander...I feel a sense of marvel at the old buildings and at the history and stories these streets must hold unravelling back ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Milani Hotel Rome
The hotel is located near the Termini Station which is well-located for metro, bus and intercity transport but is quite seedy, especially at night. The rooms of the hotel are clean, but the bed-side lamps did not work and it took a couple of days for the hotel staff to fix them. Breakfast was very ordinary, and not worth bothering with. Our main criticism was that one of the front desk staff was very rude and abrupt with us. Would look for something better if we were to return to Rome.
We stayed at the Milani in October 2005 and were satisfied with the standard of this hotel. We didn't want to pay too much, yet didn't want to be in a sub-standard hotel either. The Milani was great for this. The staff were friendly and took time to explain all things Roman, provided us with a map and directions etc.
Down at heel......
We stayed at the Milani in September this year. Although three star, the hotel was not great. We had stayed there a few years ago and found it much better. It was grubby. The breakfast was awful. In a city which prides itself on its coffee, the version of the morning pick me up we got was nothing short of disgraceful. The juice was a watery concoction of who only knows what. It is a pity as the hotel staff are incredibly helpful and professional which is a plus.
Loved the Milani Hotel
We have been in the hotel at the first days of October 2005. The crew was very nice and freendly, the room was big and clean, free Internet access in the loby, very reach breakfast and the location is exellent near the Termini Station (we walked all over Rome by foot from the hotel. Highly recomended !
stayed in the milani for one week.it was our first time in italy & the staff helped make our stay a very plesent one.the room was clean and well equipped.the hotel is in a good location near the 'termeni' train & bus station.if there was a draw back it would be that if you arrive home late at night the area around the train station seems to be a meeting point for A LOT of homeless people.walking past these people as the camera packing tourist makes you rush home.over all can't fault the hotel.
Enjoyable stay at Hotel Milani
We stayed for 5 nights at Hotel Milani , which is only 4 mins walk from the Termini. We found the hotel spotlessly clean and really enjoyed our stay there. The staff had excellent english and were polite but not overly friendly, like a large number of Italians we met, especially those in the tourist offices. I had heard that around the Termini was unsafe, but we had absolutely no problems, you're on your guard really wherever you go on holidays. Being close to the Termini did have advantages in that it was very convienent when arriving and leaving Rome for the airport. We had dinner a few nights in a small restaurant which was 2 mins away from the Hotel on the left hand side. The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent and good value for money.
I have just stayed at the Milani and I have to say I was really pleased with it. It is very clean in my experience with lovely marble throughout, so cool in the high temperatures. Also, I could not find one thing to complain about regarding my breakfast. I think the location is great, right beside the termini, so convenient for getting round Rome by bus. I think you have to be careful EVERYWHERE at night now, regardless of the city, country or area you are in. I personally didn't feel nervous or see trouble at any stage so would not criticise the area at all. The staff were fine, polite and helpful. For the money we were very happy with it anyway.The hotel location was also handy to catch our train down to Sorrento - it was great not having to drag bags across the city. Top tip: there is an amazing little restaurant around the back of the hotel to the right...I had the best pizza of my life there!! It's like eating from someones home kitchen..really fabulous. So cheap too so top marks!
Stayed at Hotel Milani from 8-15 September. Lovely room - air con, tv... bathroom a little tired. Hotel staff were fluent in english, very polite however not overly friendly. Location was close to Stazione Termini however a long walk [or short metro trip] to most sights. Area near Termini can be a bit dodgy at night.
Two hotels in one. Make sure you're given the right side
When we arrived we were given the old part of the hotel -reception to the right-. It was old, dark, 1970s style, and the cleaning standards in room 104 were terrible - dust, telephone or door frames hadn't been dusted for ages. It wasn't worth the money we had paid at our travel agency. After complaining, we were given a room in the refurbished part of the hotel- reception to the left-. We found ourselves in a completely different world; a comfortable, new, clean, light, well decorated room which I can recommend anybody. The breakfast was ok, -very nice and friendly waiter-, although tables where other guests had had their breakfast before would need a more efficient cleaning.