Travel Blogs from Rome
We rolled into Rome around 9 am, after catching a 5:30am train out of Florence. That means 4:30 wake up and 30min trek to station with bags. Nikki has us catching rails no later than 6:00am. So, we are not losing any sight seeing time just time sleeping. I will sleep when I'm dead or in Sacramento (whichever comes first.) Our hotel had plumbing …
... with a few old banknotes for my collection as well as two books, neither has been read yet, as my mate is into collecting old stamps I collected a few of these for him, then it was back to the hotel for an early dinner as well as an early night.
Despite the fact i was badly ripped of by the tour company i still enjoyed my stay at the Palladium in Rome and despite the tour company i managed to see all the sights i had planned to see, including a day trip to Pompeii
... we are in the mood for some markets. Campo di Fiori is my suggestion as they include fresh fruit and veges, great meat for sandwiches (the porchetta man is there - yum) and the obligatory souvenirs and tasteless t-shirts. We catch the 64 bus to Navona stop and wander in. Yes they are all there surrounding the statue of philosopher Giordano Bruno. He proposed the sun was essentially a star and that the universe contained an infinite number of inhabited ...
The word ruin has a negative connotation in everyday conversation. When one uses the term, rarely is it used to describe ancient artefacts and landmarks, and instead, to describe a minor catastrophe. In this case, ruin can be described as a focal point to anyone’s trip to the eternal city of Roma- in essence, a synonym for beauty and enlightment.When returning to Rome, I promised myself I would marvel once again at its charm, lengthy history, ...
... back to collect our bags and luckily we had a bit of spare time as it is not the easiest station to navigate your way around so we ended up running to catch it.The metro trains however which run underground have been so easy to use form London to Paris and now Rome.So here we are on the train, going 247kms an hour through the Tuscan countryside for an hour an half to Florence where we meet Alice and Toch then who knows what's next!
Thinking of you all lots of love ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Portamaggiore Rome
Poor time at the Porta!
This hotel is situated on a very busy and noisy road junction, and is a long distance from the metro station.
The hotel rooms are dark and dismal. The staff were extremely rude and unhelpful.
Would not return to or recommend this hotel!
Loved our stay here
We stayed in this hotel in November 2003 and we really enjoyed our trip to Rome and the staff at the Hotel Portamaggorie were very helpful and friendly we hope to return there again. We really enjoyed our stay
Very noisy hotel
The hotel certainly hasn't 'the splendid location' as mentioned in some brochures. It's pretty far from the old centre with it's most important places to visit. But you can take the metro (5-10 minutes walking) that takes you to the old centre in a couple of minutes. The rooms are simple but clean, the breakfast isn't much to talk about. The only problem is when you're staying in a room at the side of the street(s), which I did. There are several very busy streets in front of the hotel with a lot of ambulances passing by what makes it terribly noisy 24/24. For that reason I wouldn't recommend the hotel.
A good value and experience
Hotel Porta Maggiore
We stayed here on the advice of a friend and were very happy. Price was excellent, hotel was very clean. They are not in the most convenient area for tourists, although quite close to the train station. We do wish we had known that we could have requested a room with a tub rather than the shower that flooded the bathroom floor every time used-for the same price!
The Hotel Portamaggiore was our least favorite hotel on a choir tour in June 2004.
A sweet place
I had a blast, i went there with some friends for school and had such a good time. not high class but also a worth while expirence full of culture. and plenty to do. plus it being right next to the ancient roman walls it is SWEET. besides you arent going to be there most of the day but looking at the sites anyhow. and night plenty to do still, with a club right next to the hotel.
Ciao. Last spring I stayed in "the lovely Italia" for 10 days. Rome was my only regret. Dont get me wrong, it was a memorable experience, and I made the best of it. But THIS HOTEL, you would never find one like this even allowed to exist in America. Primo, the hotel had to be haunted. It was very gloomy, and a strange vibe surrounded us all. Secondo, it was extremely "gaudy" pink flowers covering wall to wall in our dining area. Tristo, the hotel was very confusing. In fact, I believe they purposely created a maze for entertaining purposes. To get to my room, one had to walk in circles for possibly 15 minutes until the room could be discovered (like a hunt for the unknown) Quattro, our room, your average standard room, had holes in the walls. When one took a shower, a sudden pool would become of our entire bathroom. We could litterally swim in our bathroom! Cinque, on the morning of breakfast, one of the students found a cockroach, i repeat, cockroach in their food! if thats not enough, i do not know what else to say.I personally, enjoyed my stay, because i take extremes very lightly, and the hotel in turn, became humorous in my eyes. Yet, if it werent for that free gelato we received to calm everyone down, maybe i might be wrong.Enjoy your stay in the heart of roma!
Bene, Bene, Bene!
First time in Rome and I felt immediately at home. The management couldn't have been more accommodating when the terrazzo above us accidentally leaked into the room (we were there in December, typically the rainy season we found out). They packed us up and moved us to another BIGGER room at no extra charge.
Everyone, from chambermaid to Concierge, couldn't have been nicer, always wanting to please.
Great place to stay
A group of twenty of us stayed here in January 1999 for a week. The hotal was lovely, the rooms and bathrooms were a good size and were immaculately clean. The staff were pleasant and very helpful, and the breakfast was pretty good (the coffee they serve is great!) We got a really good value deal because of the timing and group size. I think the prices are up a bit all over, but I would definitey recommend it - great location too!
Simple but very nice
I have been at the hotel Portamaggiore in Rome in December, and I really liked it. The rooms are not very big, but they are clean and have nice bathrooms. The staff is very nice and very helpful. The location is convenient, because access to public transportation is right in front of the hotel. Restaurants and bars are in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. I would suggest this hotel for people that would like to spend the least possible and stay in a safe and nice location. Good value for your money. Good buffet breakfast.