Travel Blogs from Rome
Lotty1712 stayed here on Sep 23, 2006 during their trip titled: Lotty1712's Great Adventure.
... French 4) Italian is cool - I've always said I wanted to learn Italian and being here just reinforced that want even more. Even though we were here for three whole days, I feel like we didn't even scratch the surface with Rome. This is one of those places I want to go back to and just get a tour guide to tell me everything about the city and it's history. It was a great place to see and I think it should be a must for anyone in Europe. We're not done with Italy though. Up next: ...
... restaurants, bars, staff, the doorman in his red cape & hat just everything was perfect...we were very sad to leave. After arriving at the hotel we sorted out where to catch the underground metro to the Vatican. Over the next two days we became very good at working out which platform, station, train we needed. We found the station caught the tram & arrived in plenty of time for our Tour. We didn't know we had to queue to be put into a group for the tour so when we found ...
... but her joy was soon short lived as the wifi was non existent in our rooms, and to get any sort of reasonable connection and speed you had to sit in the lobby. The room was average and certainly fitted in with the rest of the hotel being built around the time of the Romans...ha ha The next morning we hurried down to a late breakfast, having caught up on some much needed sleep, and then prepared ourselves for a day at the Coliseum and ...
... an "English night." We didn't know exactly what that entailed, but we essentially were given free drinks to speak English with a group of Valencians who were learning it as their second language. It was a really fun night, getting the opportunity to talk with so many locals is one of the best experiences we've had so far on the trip. Next came Barcelona, via another easy bus ride. Here we got to meet back up with Camila, Saskia, and Maggie for their ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Verona Hotel Rome
Good Location, Reasonable Price
This hotel is situated within a five minute walk of Termini station for rail, bus and metro links. The Coloseum and Forum and also nearby and the Basillica of Santa Maria makes a good landmark for getting back after a day of sightseeing. The hotel itself was clean, rooms were of a reasonable size and bathrooms were adequate. The staff were, on the whole, friendly and helpful. The only criticism I had was the noise. The marble floors mean you can hear people coming and going throughout the night and the traffic never stops. However, I spent 1 night at the end of my trip in a courtyard room which was not only bigger than the other, but significantly quieter. Although the immediate area is not well catered for, there are some excellent restaurants and bars within a 15 min walk.
We stayed at Hotel Verona 19 - 22.01.05. It's a very nice and clean hotel. It's located opposite Santa Maria Maggiore and was a 5 minute walk from Termini Railway Station( both lines A and B of metro), bus termini and drop off point for the airport shuttle so ideally located for accessing the city quickly. Staff were welcoming. We had a courtyard room and were very impressed both in the furnishings and cleanliness of the room. It had ensuit shower. It was an average size for a room in Rome and was more than adequate. Breakfast was very good and is a buffet consiting of cereals, rolls and cakes. We were very happy with our choice and will recommend to friends and would happily stay again next time we're in Rome. It's a pleasant 2 - 3 star hotel at a reasonable price with quick and easy access to the sights.
Great little hotel
Just returned from a seven night stay at Hotel Verone/Rome. It's a great little hotel with helpful staff - especially Laura! Location is good for walking to many sights and the Termini. Bathroom was very clean. The room itself was clean except for the floor which was not swept/mopped every night. Breakfast consisted of wonderful yogurt, cereals, pastries, expresso. For a very early departure on a day trip, the kitchen staff packed a generous breakfast bag for each of us. There is a lack of good restaurants in the area. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Hotel Verona and would stay there again.
Overall, we enjoyed a pleasant 3 night stay here at the Hotel Verona which was a 5min walk to Termini railway station (advisable only in daytime). Make sure your taxi from the airport comes from Rome, not Fiumicino, otherwise you'll be charged more to pay for the taxi's half hour return.
The staff were very approachable, generous and helpful.
Our twin room was smaller than expected but well-presented. The walls are thin though so we could hear the lift and next room's TV. However, weary from exploring Rome's many piazzas and fountains, this shouldn't stop you falling asleep as soon as your head touches the pillow!
Unfortunately, I think we had bed bugs the last night we stayed...
Enjoyed our stay
We had two rooms at the Verona for 5 nights in mid-November 2003.
Pleasantly surprised with cleanliness and friendliness. One room was facing the front, one facing the back/courtyard .. earplugs came in handy to avoid early morning traffic noise and noises from other guests. Heating worked well, beds comfortable.
I just stayed at the Hotel Verona for three nights around Thanksgiving.
We stayed at this little hotel in late September for three nights before moving further on south and throughly enjoyed it! The room was freshly decorated and of an adequate size. Air Con was included in our rate so we were happy. We did hear an American tourist complaining at the reception about his room being too hot and there being no control for the a/c. So, maybe check first! Breakfast was juice, bread, jams, croissants, and a choice of coffee. We went for lattes each morning and even asked for seconds one of the mornings. The elderly Italian man serving breakfast was more than happy to oblige! The elevator was small but would fsqueeze two at a push! The shower was fairly powerful and the rooms kept clean by the housekeeping staff. Location wise, it was fine and within walking distance of most sights. We will definitely be recommending this hotel to friends ...
We stayed at the Hotel Verona the second week of November, 2003.The pluses: Our room (304) was immaculate and nicely decorated. It was a good size and also had a safe. It had a small balcony that overlooked a terrace with a fountain. The hotel is only a five minute walk from Santa Maria Maggiore and 10 minutes from the Termini where you can catch subways. Great pizza at a nominal price can be had at the restaurants on either side of the hotel. Good artisanal gelati at the corner of the bottom of the street.The minuses: Breakfast consisted of Hawaiian punch, croissants, yogurt, and espresso. Pretty sparse by US standards, but Italians aren't big breakfast eaters. The elevator is too small for two passengers and their luggage. Either you go up OR your luggage. The elevator leaves you off at the landing between floors, so you have to drag your luggage up ten steps to your floor. (If you punch the floor higher than yours, you can drag it down the ten steps.) The entire hotel seems to be entirely in marble and tile and has a very sleek, clean look, however, it's not very soundproof. We could hear people in the lobby from our room on the third floor. The hair dryer sounds like a vacuum and can be heard a floor away. We could also hear the people above and below us using the bathroom. The shower in the bathroom is in the corner of the bath and if you're not careful, everything gets wet. The towels are very generous in size, but there are no washcloths and the towels are more like linen dishcloths in texture.Would we go back? Probably not.
A pleasant little hotel
The Hotel Verona is a lovely little 2* hotel on the Via Santa Maria Maggiore, just 2 minutes walk from the church of the same name. I found the hotel very clean and the rooms have double glazing, air conditioning if you wish it, a safe and a fridge/mini-bar. The bathroom in our room was very good if a little unusual for british tastes. A shower while sitting on the loo anyone! Breakfast can be taken either inside or in the lovely little courtyard. A 20 minute walk down Via Cavour takes you to the sights (forum etc) and the surrounding area is full of shops and lovely places to eat. Via Cavour 313 was a hit with us. All this just 10 minutes walk from Termini station.
A Delightful Hotel
We stayed in the Hotel Verona for 3 nights in Nov. Our room and bathroom were spotless, comfortable, and very quiet. The desk was manned 24 hrs with english speaking and very helpful staff and the continental breakfast was delicious. Located just off Piazza Sta Maria Maggiore we could walk to all the major sights and the bus and metro (and the Termini) were very convenient. There are excellent restaurants for lunch and dinner within a block. Highly recommended.