Travel Blogs from Rome
... gladiator fights and public punishments. Unfortunately we also learned that the movie Gladiator is just a made up story and Maximus never existed. :-<
Like in other big cities, we got hold of some bikes and started touring around. We had a guide for half a day and later we went on our own. Through all the narrow streets, going from one amazing building/church/temple/obelisk/fountain /stairs to the next. Hidden in the tiniest little streets you will find one after the ...
... puppeteers, contemporary dancers, magicians, and musicians. I just loved this time of the day, the atmosphere changed completely as people relaxed over a spritz and forgot about the days stresses. Grazia & Graziella was were we found ourselves for a late lunch, early dinner. It was the first of many wonderful dining experience on the last leg of our journey. Seated outside in a funky courtyard overlooking a bustling piazza we enjoyed people watching while ...
... s temple at the forum, was definitely a main attraction. After the walking tour we made our way towards the Vatican for another 2 hour walking tour. The Vatican didn't make me as breathless and I thought it would, but to be honest I felt like a cow going to slaughter the whole time I was there. No one could move you literally had to shuffle with the crowd. I would have loved to inspect it in my own time with a lot less people around. I ...
... tag along bike so i could keep an eye on him. We started off slow, and I have to say now that I have biked on cobblestone...don't think I would do it again! We made our way to the Fourm, the coliseum, the spanish steps (that were made by the french),the Jewish quarter, the pantheon, Trevi fountain, all the while taking frequent breaks and giving us some tidbits about the history! The tour ended at noon and we got a quick bite and made our way back to our car. Good ...
... and gardens we had a nice view of St. Peter's or San Pietro's Basilica. Once inside we were surprised by a postcard view of Rome which appeared through a window looking north.
One of the many statutes of interest was of Apollo whose model is believed to be the same as for Michelangelo's David in Florence.
I thought that Nero's basin was spectacular, made from rare Egyptian granite.
A favorite ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Windrose Hotel Rome
This was the first stop on our recent honeymoon and was great!
The room was tidy and clean and the bathroom was not massive but more than big enough.
It's location was ideal and service excellent, staff were always helpful and spoke good English when our faltering Italian ran out.
For people who want to get out and about to see Rome we found the Windrose ideal, for people who want to spend time in a hotel room it may not be quite so good.....
After reading negative reviews, I wanted to relate my positive experience with my husband at Windrose in March. The room was just as small as other 2 and 3 star European hotels rooms I've stayed in, but the bathroom was definitely cleaner and the room decorations infinitely more pleasing. Phone calls from Europe can be problematic, so when we had to call, we nervously called directly from our room--not knowing how much we would be charged. My husband was very happy at check-out that the two direct phone calls and two drinks from the mini-bar amounted to only about $7. Everyone that I encountered at the front desk spoke English (not true at all hotels I've stayed at), and one gentleman especially was very patient in answering my many questions about public transportation--they even sold me Metro tickets at the front desk. The hotel was a few blocks from Termini station, where the two Metro lines intersect, providing easy access to anywhere we wanted to go. My husband and I agree that we look forward to staying at Windrose again. If you want American standards like big rooms, soft towels and a big breakfast, look for a 4 star hotel. If you want a very nice hotel room (by European standards) at a 3-star price in a convenient location, I enthusiastically recommend this hotel.
We stayed at the Windrose from 5/22-5/29 and the room was small but clean. The location is great as it is about 2 blocks from the Termini. Staff was helpful but not warm and fuzzy by any means. The eatery accross the street was a good way to learn how to order food in Italy and the service was good. There are no drawers for clothes but I found that every place we stayed in Italy. Probably will shop around a little more for my next stay in Rome but it was adequate for the price.
Very Good Little Hotel in Rome
We have just returned home from Rome after a lovely weekend in Rome (21 - 24 May 2004), the Windrose Hotel was in a very handy location for the Termini Station for using the Train, Metro and Buses, the hotel was clean, staff was friendly and helpfull, we had a room on the 5th floor which had a lovely balcony, the only down side if there was one is the breakfast which we found a bit boring, but wouldnt put us off staying there again at all, its a great little hotel.
We just returned from Italy and spent our last night at the Windrose. I was disappointed with the tiny size of the room, the awful breakfast for the price we paid (177 Euro). It was convienent to the train station and the bathroom was nice, but tiny. I just thought we paid a lot for what we got. There must be better options.
Before booking through Ryanair/NeedaHotel.com, my wife and I checked reports about Windrose hotel on this site. As there were two very good ones, we immediately reserved a room for a 4-night stay (15.03.-19.03.2004). Unfortunately we were rather intrigated reading 2 days before arrival a more recent, negative report, the more that it should be our honeymoon. But our faith in the first (positive) reports got largely confirmed: At arrival, we found a lovely little hotel, not far from the Termini station with all its public transportation facilities, friendly staff at the lobby, a nice (though little), new furnished, clean room with a pretty bathroom, remote-control TV and a not too expensive mini-bar. Concerning the breakfast buffet, we already experienced more choice in other hotels, but never better quality than at Windrose. In a few words: The hotel is largely worth it's 3 stars and we can only recommend it. This excellent price/service ratio is enough argument to return there.
My husband and I stayed for 6 days in March 2004. The Windrose is a wonderful hotel with a helpful staff. This hotel is recommended by the Alitalia tours. The location is great - very close to the train station, metro and buses. Our room was very clean with a modern bathroom and a great shower. The breakfast that was included was wonderful for a three star hotel - choice of coffee, juices, rolls, cheese, meat, cereal and fresh pastries. Unfortunately, it was cold when we were there, so we couldn't take advantage of the patio for breakfast, but the indoor room was very comfortable. I would recommend this hotel and plan to stay there again.
Terrible service, especially for ladies this hotel can not be recommendable to stay. My female friend has been spotted by a night-shift male hotel staff who said as a manager and suffered by his dirty jokes and after-midnight phone calls from a hotel reception to her bedroom... Also their room is not clean and they do not have coffee/tea facilities in the room as some websites shown as they have, towels are like a thin paper from somewhere else and in bathroom a tiny soap is only provided... and nightmare is bugs in old blanket. One of the worst 3 star hotel, less than 2 stars. Complained them to this prepay only hotel but no refoundable. Direct line telephone has problem to make a direct call to outside (to reception and in-coming calls only, for easy check-out?) There is only one lift but sometimes broken but there is no porter service. A hard-to-find lobby, there are no seating area in tiny reception area. View from windows are mainly the street in the front but there are rubbish bins... I regret to say but the Windrose hotel is strictly not suitable to ladies. Rome is a beautiful place for sightseeing so please be careful to select where to stay.
I stayed at the Windrose with my 86 yr-old grandmother, Ada, at the beginning of December 2003 for 6 nights and would recommend the hotel as it was in a very good location next to the Termini rail, bus and metro station. I requested a room with a bath for my grandmother and this was arranged for us after a couple of nights when a room became free. The rooms with a shower are quite small but very comfortable and tastefully furnished. The hotel was immaculate and the reception staff very helpful. If I was going back to Rome I would stay at this hotel again.
I booked this Hotel for my daughter and I through Reservation Italy for a four day trip in November 2003. We wanted a Hotel near the Terminii station but were a bit apprehensive as we had read lots of bad reports on Hotels in this area. Worry was needless. This was a well appointed small Hotel, with very helpful reception staff who arranged for a coach to pick us up for the sightseeing trips we had booked from home. We could not believe what we had found for such an economical price. Near enough to use the Terminii as a landmark when we shopped, but situated in a quiet little street with a super restaurant "La Familgia" directly opposite. Can also recommend the Green Line Tours for sightseeing trips of the eternal City. We came home exhausted but exhilarated, and shall definitely return.