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We started the day very early, at 07:00. We needed to leave the hotel at 09:00. We had our last breakfast with our friend, took a couple of pictures with him and then we headed off to the airport. We get into the airport and there are orientals all over the place, and we had to squeeze through them to get to our line. Well that is easier said than …
I had an early day today, so I went downstairs on the main floor terrace and continued blogging. Brenda came at about 09:30 to get me to go for breakfast. Again our friend was there, and I was able to get fried eggs....for free.... After breakfast we went down to the river to do some shopping, we walked around a bit more and then headed back to the …
Today we have a day tour of Rome booked. We had breakfast in the morning and the maitre de has taken a shine to us, I think that he has a crush on Brenda. We met the driver, Andrea (it is a man), and then we met up with Christina our tour guide. They both got along very well, and it was clear that they had worked together. We started off by going …
Today after breakfast we headed out on foot to do some shopping in the city. We wanted to get some things from the Vatican souvenir shop, so we headed towards the Vatican. Along the river there are all kinds of shops selling all kinds of kitch. The one that killed Brenda and I is that there is Men of the Vatican calendar, believe it or not. There …
Today we traveled from San Gimignano to Rome. We checked out of the hotel at 10:30 and we had a car waiting for us to drive us to Florence from where we caught the train. Our driver and her daughter had their birthday today. We arrived at train station at 11:45, plenty of time because our train did not leave 13:04. We went into the the first class …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVisconti Palace Rome
This hotel in a modern hotel with a nice roof top seasonal barbecue restaurant. If the weather does not cooperate though the restaurant closes. It is a nice central location within walking distance of the Vatican and lots of shopping
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Historical Traveler Reviews Visconti Palace Rome
Visconit Palace - Excellent Value
Good value, away from the centre over River but only 10 mins from Spanish Steps and 15 from the Vatican which is good for an early start to be near the front of the queue.
Reception nicely done, toilets immaculate. Bar staff typically Italian but you are in Rome!! -
Rooms good size, clean but not much of a view.
Would stay here again - good experience.
We stayed at this hotel last week. It was not the most attractive building from the outside but very well decorated on the inside.
My wife and I stayed at the Visconti 24-27th Feb 2005 after reading many, many reviews of other hotels in Rome. It looked like the best deal and after paying around £75 per room per night (inc breakfast) we were not disappointed.
Modern and Clean
Hotel was modern and clean, and within walking distance, although a long walk, from most tourist points. Several nice restaurants in area. Beds comfortable, rooms large. Only complaint was staff was a bit "uppity".
The Visconti Palace was very nice and very clean. The Staff was another thing. They were rude,and if you didn't speak Italian,they were not very helpful. We liked to sit in the courtyard in the evening, and the bartender never asked if we wanted anything, or acknowledged we were even there. You would have to go inside and order, and he acted as if he was doing you a favor. It was a nice hotel, even though we didn'feel very welcome.Would not stay there again.
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in September 2004 and found it to be a very nice (swanky) place. You get what you pay for at Visconti Palace. We paid a lot of money to stay there, and felt like we were surrounded by the upper class tourist. The hotel is beautiful and very modern. The staff was a bit cold in personality, but were willing to help you if you needed it. The location is close to the Vatican & a close walk to Piazza Navona (which is the neatest square to visit in Rome, full of artists, musicians & restaurants). We always felt safe, and the street was quiet, so we weren't bothered by any noise. The breakfast is included, and found it to be the typical European breakfast of breads, meats & cheeses. They do make a great espresso though! I think that you could get a great place for half the price, but if you want to splurge a little, then check this place out!
We wanted a hotel that was affordable yet in a good location. This fitted the bill exactly. Very handy location and we always walked to the sites directly from our hotel. It is right by the river so a walk along the banks every day was superb.
I reserved two rooms at the Visconti Palace Hotel in June 2001 for myself, husband, and son in a triple room while my parents were in a double room.
Great place ... highly recommended
I took a 2-week vacation to Italy and visiting multiple cities staying at various hotels. Of the 5 that I stayed at, Visconti Palace was the best of them all.
Although the room might be a bit small, however most of the hotel rooms in Italy are of similar size. The hotel interior is modernly decorated so are the rooms. They are new, clean and well equipped. The front desk is helpful and the included breakfast offers varieties of food. The waiters are friendly and attentive to your needs.
Overall, it provided us a comfortable stay and I would recommend it to anyone who might be visiting Rome.
I stayed at the Visconti Palace four nights back in '98. It is truly a 4star hotel with a very good breakfast and excellent concierges. The location was the best being walking distance from St. Peter's Square and Castelo Sant Angelo. At the same time it was on a side street out of the hustle and bustle allowing for quite and rest. We took daily tours (recommended by the concierge) with Carrani Tours. These were inexpensive, although very general. Great for newcomers that don't won't have a lot of time in Rome (it is a big city!!!)