Villa Glori Hotel
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We decided to sleep in this morning and had a late start. We got up around 9am, the latest yet on our trip. We just made breakfast before they closed up and got directions out of Rome to Ostia Antica. I was afraid we wouldn't be able to find it because we had to take buses, subway transfers and trains, but we made it and it was completely worth it …
... that NOT to have an impact when you're effectively standing in the same spot! Other than that, the Vatican was PACKED. Thankfully I ponied up €4 ahead of time to buy my ticket online, which swept me past the line of irritated tourists that curled round the walls of Vatican City on a cloudless 33 degree day. The Colosseum was only slightly less packed, but only the 2 main levels were accessible. And then the Trevi fountain, Spanish steppes, villa borghese....all very impressive. ...
... trouble was neither of us could remember its name or exactly where it was. After much Googling we found the name (Aran Mantegna) and its address. We hopped in the nearest cab, showed the driver the name and address (thanks to Google Maps) and he got us back to the hotel in time for beer o'clock and at a taxi cost of 13.50 Euro. Based on the cost of food, I am rapidly forming the opinion that Italy ...
... look at this. We thought about going right up the top but you had to pay for that so we are just had lunch in the restaurant about after way up. It was all glass so we had a good view of the city, while we had our salami sandwiches. We then got to metros to the Vatican. Our tour guide led us from the station to where we met our guide. Honestly the buildings and well the country I guess we're awesome but the tour guide was very Italian and so when I couldn't see her face she was really ...
... were the worst we had had in two months which really let the overall standard down.
The weather was hot hot hot (reminiscent of my trip to Rome with the family probably 10 years ago now) so our sightseeing ventures were brief and finely targeted as we only had 3 nights (two full days).
The first night we took the recommendation of our host and visited an Osteria and pizeria around the corner called 'Gusto. On ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Glori Hotel Rome
Wonderful hotel in a great location - Just returned from long weekend at Villa Glori. The room was immaculately clean and I would agree with an earlier review more 4* than 3*. One bonus of the hotel is that they would deliver breakfast to your room at any time until 10.30am - which for us was a real win as we never seem to make breakfast anywhere we stay. This set us up nicely for a full day sightseeing . The hotel was perfectly situated as it is located on a very nice quiet area but only 400yards from #2 tram which delivered you to either the metro station or if you prefer - walking distance of most major attractions.
What a great find.Stayed for four nights a very clean hotel. Friendly staff at all times of the day.Breakfast is OK with a good variety.
Location couldn't be better for down town Rome, a short walk to catch the #2 tram to take you to the nearest metro staion at Flaminio where you can go anywhere in the City.
There is a good chinese restaurant within walking distance (60 euros for four people including drinks).Across the road from the hotel is a passable pizzeria/restaurant.If you want to go further afield I would reccomend the 'Sicilianbocca' on the Via E.Faa di Bruno IN PRATI a very classy fish restaurant.
Great value for money
I stayed in this hotel from the 6th to 9th January 2006.
The Hotel is situated in a very quiet area of the city, 100 yards next to a tram station (4 stations from red metro station Flaminia). The tram intervalls are 5 min. approx. Nice and cheap pizzeria and irish pub in the neighbourhood (on the other side of the street)
Small, but comfortable rooms (TV, Minibar), excellent, modern shower and toilet. Very clean. Very helpful, english speaking, staff.
Only one small negative point: The breakfast coffee is hardly drinkable. A "Saeco" or a Nespresso coffee machine would bring here additional service for the guests. But this is really the only negative aspect.
Excellent value for money.
We arrived at the Villa Glori only to discover that we had made an error with our booking and did not have a room reserved as we had expected. The front desk staff could not have been more helpful, finding us a room for the night and, although they could not accommodate us for longer, helping us find alternative accommodation, recommending restaurants and booking taxis. Many thanks to Alfredo and co. They turned what could have been a disaster into an adventure.
The Villa Glori is a small homely hotel in a quiet mews close to the river. It is rated3* but the rooms are nearer 4*. Immaculately clean from the polished marble lobby to the pristine en-suite bathrooms. Smartly furnished public areas in very good decorative order. Bedrooms comfortably furnished with pleasant drapes and bed covers. Crisp and clean bed linen changed daily. Flat screen TV, digital safe and well stocked mini bar.
Nice quiet hotel
very quiet clean hotel,good base away from the hectic centre,basic breakfast,small lounge area,close to tram stop ,5 min ride ,then metro to anywhere in rome,good value for money..
Quiet in Rome!
We spent four nights in July 2003 at the Glori. Small room but clean and air conditioned most of the time. Air conditioner cuts off when it is cool enough outside to open the window. Good desk help; all competent in English. Located on a quiet dead end street in North Rome.
One block from the #2 trolley that will take you a mile to the Flaminio tube station which will connect you with anywhere in the city. We were pleased and would return.