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Today is our last day in Italy. In the morning the students had their last rehearsal with Frank Ticheli and the parents had a little bit later call time. We met in the Spanish Square for one last walking tour and lunch and a last bit of shopping.
The famous Spanish Steps are not a big deal deal to our tour guides. They said they are given that …
Today we traveled to another country, Vatican City. We entered through the Vatican Museums. Here is an amazing collection of art and artifacts from all over the world. Stone and marble statues, tapestries, and paintings everywhere.
Then we gathered around our local guide in the courtyard so she could tell us what we would see in the Sistine …
Today was a full day of rehearsals for the students. Parents had an optional walking tour and then an afternoon free to wander wherever.
I took advantage of this day by not being part of the optional walking tour, sleeping in a bit then getting caught up in uploading pictures and working on the blog.
Justin and I walked from the hotel for …
Have you noticed I've stopped writing Day 1, Day 2 etc? That's because I don't think any of us knows what day it is anymore. It has been a very busy trip but amazing of course!
Today we arrived in Rome. We traveled from Montecatini through Tuscany and Umbria regions. These are the beautiful rolling hills that we all see in Italian countryside …
Had another just average breakfast at this Hotel Princess. The walls are such that you can hear whats going on next room. Was woken up by a stranger at 5.15am as he tried to get into the wrong room but it was obviously accidental as he apologised so convincingly. Also when he got to his room next door his wife gave him hell for the next hour so …
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Princess Hotel Rome
I stayed at the Princess Hotel 23.06.04 If you want a refurbished room try and book a room from 125 =159 as these seem to have recently been updated . They did forget to fit a new air conditioning unit in my room as it was noisy and the beds could have done with new mattresses. There also seemed to be a problem as there was often quite a bad sewage smell in the shower room at certain times of the day. Only some rooms seem to have been affected by this In my opinion I have stayed at better 3* Hotels
Come on! It wasn't that bad.
The Hotel Princess is a budget hotel, plain and simple. We easily walked to the subway - a 15 minute hike, and once took the city bus to shorten the trek. On the way are restaurants, a local market, an internet point, and some delicious gelato. At the hotel, the staff was nice, the rooms were very clean, and the breakfast was fine. The rooms were air conditioned. I read the review on this site a couple of nights before we left, and was definitely pleasantly surprised.
Not a **** hotel!!!!
"Travelplan" offered me this hotel as a ****SUP, but it is not more han a ***. My flight arrival was delayed and I couldn not have supper -I´m diabetic!. On mondays & tuesdays there is no bus to St.Peter, which is very far. The breakfast is not a continental brewafast: only croissant, bread, coffee and orange juice. The rooms are very old, and there is not a wardrobe. Only one of the restaurants is open. It is not a quality hotel.
What a night mare
Staying t the hotel was odd... we had an electrical switch right about our shower... the best lighting is in the bathroom and the hairdryer is like a vacuum cleaner.. the walls are padded and the a/c is at the ceiling.. at night we had to open a window in order for the room to cool down.. they had no locks on the windows, but for some reason they had a lock on the fridge.. the only station that we found in english was mtv only sometimes... everyone smoked in the hotel.. i wanted to die.. they even had a porno channel on their television.. others didn't even get cnn. the coffee and cappicinos are really gross..
Never in a million years
Where can I begin. There is no way in the world that this hotel is in walking distance of the Vatican. It took 25 minutes on a bus just to get into the Vatican City. The shuttle doesnt run on Mondays or Tuesdays so if you are there during those days you have to get a taxi or bus into the city. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere. You have to walk through dirty streets about 1/2 mile just to get onto the main road. Plus if your walking back from the bus stop late at night the side street to the hotel is home to homeless people. So be careful. They shut the noisy airconditioner off during the day so when you come back its around 100 degrees in your room. Oh if you wanted to go to their gift shop well... its never opened!!!
WAY too far out and off a motorway
I stayed here in May for 4 nights and wanted to leave as soon as I walked through the doors. This place is horrible. It looked amazing in all the pics on the web but in reality it looks like a bad relic from the 60's. Very run down.
Party of it is being renovated, but the part we were in had some weird door that was like the door to a caravan and very thin. The aircon is a little box that hangs out of your window and it extremely loud. I think the street the hotel is on is a depot for busses and trucks as all we heard all night were loud trucks and dogs barking. We got the shuttle bus once which was fine, but when it doesn't run you face catching to metro to the end of the line and walking for 20 mins down a motorway with a footpath about 10cms wide.
The staff we fine, the room was clean. But I would pay more to go closer in and forget about the pool. You are not going to want to swim when you have the fabulous Rome to look at.
Not worth your money
Like presumably countless others, I was lured to the Princess Hotel by online promises of 4 star luxury accomodations, including a pool. What they don't tell you is that this hotel is in the middle of nowhere, and the long walk to town along ugly roads is a hot and sticky one. The pool is small, unimpressive, and open during only the middle of the day, making a quick dip nearly impossible. They expect their guests to take precious time out of their sightseeing schedules to trek all the way back, not to mention the cost of transportation. Our room offered a noisy air conditioner, two twin beds despite my request for one larger one, and one of the least effective hair dryers I've ever used.
Breakfast was included, but the selection was limited to overly sweet frosted croissants, bland cereals, coffee, and bitter orange juice. I wish I had saved my 100 Euros a night and went elsewhere.
Not the best or friendliest hotel. Staff was unable to handle special need to refridgerate medicine. Had to discard ruined medicine. The tiny window air conditioners are shut off during the day and the room is 100 degrees when you return, 110 if your room faces west. The shuttle service does not operate Mon or Tue. No english speaking TV. Bathroom walls paper thin. Would have moved out if I knew where I was. The map I was given was incorrect.
Out of town but..
Although the hotel was not in the centre of Rome it supplied a shuttle bus at various times daily(except Mon and Tues) to the Vatican.It was nice to have a pool as you are guaranteed to need to rest your weary legs after sightseeing for hours. Taxi back from centre Rome is roughly 10-12 euros. It was definately worth staying that little bit further for the pool. Hotel was nice,breakfast reasonable and staff friendly and helpful.
4 star? I think NOT
We choose Princess because it had a pool. it does, however it is only open from 12 noon to 6p.m. most people are sightseeing at this time. The rooms, had peeling wallpaper no service and with the exception of 1 of the staff memebers, everyone was rude.We had a reservation for a quad (2 adults 2 kids)they wanted to give us 2 rooms, on different floors. when we insisted they gave us a room with 4 single beds in the basement. no tv no shower.I can well imagine this hotel was a great one in its day, sadly time has taken its toll on it.