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... on the walls, marble statues are everywhere, and after awhile your neck starts to hurt from being craned up at the ceiling for so long.
The Sistine Chapel was amazing, but it was loud and pretty crowded - they don't really use it as a chapel anymore on a day to day basis, but you still can't take any pictures inside. Unfortunately every church in the Vatican gets closed to the public at around 6pm, which for a church city-state seems ridiculous ...
... and truly that I was interrupting them... There is no answer, so I call out to Dez who tells me she'll be about 10 minutes. So I've gone around the corner & sat down on the curb and jumped on the internet while I was waiting. Dez comes and finds me and Joe is very upset that I had interrupted them. I couldn't help but laugh. I didn't feel bad. For there, we headed to the bar & said goodbye to the rest of the gang. Dez got a little emotional ...
... I'm so tired. The hostel was also really noisy during the night, and there was no air conditioning so I don't think I slept very much. Anyway, the purpose of me telling you this is to excuse any spelling mistakes, or things that just don't make sense :) So after Kyle finally harassing me enough, I got up and we headed over to the Capitoline Museums. The Capitoline museums are located next to the forum and contain a lot of the artefacts from the area. It was a ...
... what is painted on the ceiling and on the end walls. Angela explained the pictures to us and Michelangelo's process in painting them, including which panel he began with and which one he ended with, and how he was unfamiliar with that particular form of painting on that surface (he essentially painted on freshly laid plaster for the Sistine Chapel, and he also more considered himself a sculptor than a painter), and how the people he painted on the panels ...
... it quite easily, and asked for a table out on the courtyard but the waiter said, "No. Inside, Good Air Conditioning, Feels Good."
It wasn't that good. We were in a corner table, and the people across from us complained about the AC blowing on them. I considered offering to switch. Katie's wood fired pizza came well fired done. However, this restaurant served Grant the biggest, coldest, bottle of Coke I have ever seen. It tasted as good as it looked.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Parlamento Rome
We just got back on Saturday. We stayed at the Parlamento for 6 nights. The location was very good. We had a nice but tiny room. It had a cool room safe. The shower was also tiny but excellent. Why do the Europeans insist upon putting a bidet in a bathroom even when it's the size of a closet?
We visited Rome in September 2002 for my daughter's wedding. We stayed at the Parlamento whilst my daughter and her fiance stayed in a hotel close to the Colloseum.(Hotel Lancelot) The Parlamento was in a good location but I must say my heart stopped a little when I first saw the hotel. The entrance looked so squalid. We found the room adequate, although the shower door was a little precarious. The main problem was the attitude of the owner when my daughter visited us at the hotel. we had to reassure him that we were not trying to smuggle her into our room. We also asked if they would telephone the taxi company who had brought us from the airport so that they could pick us up again. They had no problem telephoning a taxi provided we went with the company they wanted us to go with. (presumably because they got some payment out of it.) They refused point blank to telephone the taxi company of our choice. This was so different to the staff at the hotel my daughter stayed in. The staff there went out of their way to be helpful. My daughter was to be married in Perugia and she and her fiance hired a car to go there. They got lost and ended up back at the hotel. One of the waiters kindly got on his scooter and asked them to follow him. He took them all the way out of Rome so that they were on the right road, and refused to take anything for the fuel he had used to do this.
Good hotel at a great location at a good price with excellent service.
Great hotel in center of Rome
Perfect location between Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps right off the Via Corso. Doesn't look like a hotel from the outside but one in it's a cosy place in the best location. Staff were very helpful during our stay of 4 nights in August. Included breakfast was adequate, rooms are small (which is normal in Italy) just be sure to get air conditioning as it's hot in the summer. Our room was overlooking a busy street which was the only drawback - Mostly quiet with the windows shut. Recommended to all our friends.
Fantastic Bargain, Best location!
We had friends stay here. Can't beat the location. Clean, simple and friendly. Appearance at first can be deceiving. Have to go to upper floor for reception. However, rooms are clean; staff is very good, and AC in the summer!
Do not recommend
We were very disappointed with the hotel and would never recommend it to any of our friends. The staff was very lazy and quite arrogant. We had a few problems with our rooms (including a broken air conditioner in the middle of July) and the staff made absolutly no attempt to try to fix it...instead they were very rude towards us. The only thing the hotel has going for it is a good location, but even the great location does not make staying at the hotel worth it because of the hassles with the incompetent staff.
Traveling with two teenage boys put us into expensive situations, especially when trying to find lodgings. The Hotel Parlamento's quad room turned out to be the perfect solution. While other places had quad rooms, the rate at the Parlamento was the best out of any hotel in the area. This particular room had a small outdoor patio. The view was non-existent, but it served as a perfect escape with bottle of wine and a chunk of cheese. No patio, don't worry, the terrace serves as a wonderful place to do the same. Tiziano and Roberto and the rest of the staff were great hosts. As you go to the hotel for the first time, don't let first impressions fool you. You walk through huge doors into a dark entryway (safe though), into a small courtyard, up a few flight of steps...just to reach the elevator. However, the rooms are clean (albeit a bit small) and comfortable. The location of the hotel is primo, and the price makes it even better. If you're on a budget, definitely consider this place.
Centrally located, friendly & helpful
The staff is friendly, helpful and flexible. We spent a total of 10 nights in three different rooms. Breakfast on the rooftop garden is a wonderful way to start the day.
Location, location, location
Good bargain, INCREDIBLE location. The staff were either fantastic (Roberto) or terrible, no in-between. Walk to many sights including the Forum, Trevi, and the Spanish Steps. Internet service in the reception area, but it's painfully slow. Elevator is AFTER the first flight of stairs. Roof deck is darling. Breakfast is spartan. Typical for an old-style pensionne, you have to hand in your key to reception every time you walk out the door. Appeared to be a lot of repeat guests. Seriously TINY bathroom, a large person would not be able to get into the shower (doorway about the size of monitor) or use the toilet. Cute, handmade bedspread. Run professionally and clean.
I stayed at the Hotel Parlamento in Rome for three nights from Nov 28 through December 1. Rome was the last of our three city tour of Rome having already done Florence and Venice in that order. We chose all three star hotels in a similar price range. My first reaction when I saw the room was that it was very small, but it was a little less expensive than our hotels. HOwever the size proved not to be a real problem. It was by no means a five star hotel, but it was more than adequate for the price paid. I live in NY and Rome is very much like NY as far as being congested so you are not going to get as much space as you might in other places.