Saint Paul Hotel
Travel Blogs from Rome
Did my best to get lost in the dark, walking to my hotel (was too cheap to pay for a taxi - until I was thoroughly lost and fearing for my life).
Walked the sights with my feet aching on every step - bad idea to wear my new, trendy, treads, that prove to lack any manner of foot-support in the soles.
Ran into an old Italian Vet in the Roman …
... of 6 seats each. The trip took about an hour and 20. We must have been going pretty fast as my ears kept popping. Once at Orvieto I caught the Furnicular railway up the hill.
Orvieto is a hill top walled medieval village in Umbria. It sits 1000 ft above the valley below and was a regional power in the Middle Ages, as well as a major Etruscan city. The cathederal was built in 1330 and has one of the brightest facades I ...
... Thusly refuelled, we got back on the Segway's and resumed our tour. Our guide took us through lots of winding narrow streets, to visit some major sights (such as the Pantheon & the Trevi fountain - as crowded as in daytime, and the Monumento a Vittor Emanuel). It was a great combination of well-known monuments, a glimpse of Rome's night-life, and a fun ride through twisty back-alleys. Finally, around 11:30, we made our way once again past the Colosseum (from the north side ...
... led to a Mr Bean moment where I just had to put my foot up on the counter to get the message across. It was pretty smooth after that, I was given an arm band with number and asked to take a seat. Brought laptop expecting a multihour wait so started some work on a lecture but was surprised to be called in after only 40 minutes. Saw resident doctor who had limited English and a nurse who had no English but we managed a short consult, toe inspection ...
After a long flight we finally made it to Rome. Well, most of us anyway! The Young's plane had mechanical problems and were reassigned a flight for Sunday night. We miss them! After hunting all of over the airport for our ride, we got to the hotel and walked around ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Saint Paul Hotel Rome
Great short stay at the Hotel Saint Paul
We have just returned from a short break at the Hotel St Paul in Rome. the staff and welcome was reassuring and caring. The location although not in the centre of Rome was very easy for travel by the Metro to any areas of Rome. The breakfasts were wholesome and filling, recommendations for restaurants from the hotel staff for evening meals were very good. The rooms were clean and decorated to a good standard. It was the staff though who made the stay in the Hotel St Paul such a success, and we thank them for making our short break so great.
To start with if you are not from Rome, as i am and you haven't got your own trasport you are stuck in what can only be described as one of the most unpleasant and unattractive area of rome poorly linked to town. the hotel itself is a typical palazzo or palazzina just renovated or still under renovation as it was the case, scaffolding were adorning the outside of the building and plenty more was going on inside. We were there at the beginning of a rather cold February for bussines and the only reason the hotel was chosen was for the convenience of the location.Big mistake !! ..Although to be fair the staff were extremely pleasant ,friendly and helpfull the hotel itself was a big disappointment .
What can I say? The rooms were comfortable, spacious and well furnished with well stocked minibars. The bathrooms were extremely well decorated with plenty of complimentary toiletries and there were more than ample towels, pillows, sheets and blankets. We had a room with a balcony and although it overlooked the road we didn't hear much traffic noise.
We stayed here for 3 nights in January 2005. Our first problem was that it took us about an hour to find this place from the 'nearest' tube - near being about 15 minutes walk as the maps provided were not very clear.
Just got back from 7 nights at this hotel and I cannot really think of anything bad to say.
My wife, mother, son & I stayed at the Hotel Saint Paul for 3 nights around the middle of November 2004.