Saint Paul Hotel
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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 …
... fountain, in front of a hall thingy.). It was quite early, so it wasn't packed out with people. It was amazingly (I would say life-like, apart from the fact the people were about four times bigger then any normal person.) 'dynamic' (dads word). After looking/gazing at the Trevie, we walked towards the Colosseum. We walked down side streets, then out into a piazza by the Roman Forum. It was baking hot. Like that feeling when you stick your hands near the ...
... excited about. Also many tourist places selling the usual key rings, bottle openers, statues etc but one thing unique to Italy is Pinocchio. Now this is something we may get one of as a memento to put on our work desks.
It's always the way when you are looking for something you cannot find it and when you are not things just happen. Well today we walked right into Trevi Fountain but when we were actually looking for it the previous days we struggled. I loved the ...
... of drawers and reasonable shelf space. The shower sits on one side with a nylon curtain which curves around from beside the door to beside the wall hung toilet. It was a tight fit for me, but there was good water pressure and adjustment. The benefit of the shower having a curtain was that when pulled back, it made for a spacious bathroom area. Really the only fault was the pathetic water pressure at the basin. The lounge area is furnished ...
... are covered in wood to protect the orginial structure, but there are holes in the wood where there are blood stains, believed to be from Christ himself. It is considered one of the holiest places in the world, and is an attraction for thousands of pilgrims each year. The church next to the steps is built on ground also brought from Jerusalem, specifically Mount Cavalry where Jesus was crucified. There are 28 steps to the top of the stair case which can only be climbed on ...
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.