Travel Blogs from Rome
... This day would be a much more laid back day compared to the previous two and really try to get immersed into culture instead of just checking out tourist destinations. After we finished up at the restaurant and did some shopping around that general area we headed back towards the river Tiber and crossed it into the Jewish Ghetto. There really wasn't much to see or do here but it was important for me to make it to one of the ...
... italian 100, I am 1 of 4. My roommate Olivia is in it along with a girl from Rhode Island and one from Wisconsin (we all live in the same building so we have spent a bunch of time together already). My teacher, Marcella, is absolutely adorable. And honestly, it's very nice having only 3 other girls in the class. It's almost like private lessons!
We've been stocked up on homework. For a two week course that is being taught monday through Friday ...
... at the Coliseum. It was 10 Euro for the picture, and it turned out pretty good, although I was disappointed that Sharon and Robert were not in the photo because they didn't come with us on this one day (they had taken tours of both the Sistine Chapel and the Coliseum a few days before the tour began). Today, without Sharon and Robert, I realized what an important part of the tour that they were for me. I missed them!
The coliseum is massive; I love how ...
... to the campsite. Luckily my ticket worked this time :-) we met up with most of the other crew at the last station which was good because we then knew we were getting on the right train and heading in the right direction. A few of the other crew jumped on the right train but it was heading the opposite way haha rookie error! Lol :-P We arrived at the right station where our contiki bus was there to collect all of us. Yay!! At 7pm we had dinner which was chicken parm with ...
It was raining when I left the hostel this morning. It didn't bother me too much so I decided to go for another walk and see some of the sites that I hadn't visited yet. I ended up walking pretty far again and went to several well know sites including the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain.
After getting soaked, I came back to the hostel and took a nap. ...
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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.