Travel Blogs from Rome
Guess who woke us up today? Yep, the Koreans again. The saving grace though was that they were checking out, so it was the last time we had to be woken up by them! When they left, we slept in for a while before getting ready, and messaging our plans to Matt. When we were ready we walked down the street to the pizza place we had tried to go to the other night, when it was closed, Pinsere Pizza. They looked amazing, and we ordered one each (after having a very hard ...
... Love by Titian in 1515. We find a little cafe and refresh with some Vino Bianco and large salad with some pollo. Took us some time to find the bus back to the hotel. But we finally get back, buy some wine and start to pack up for our next adventure to Venice. Tonight we have dinner on the house here at the hotel. Time to get ready. Theodore (Ted) is our waiter and he is most gracious. I teach him the word "awesome" when he tries to ...
... to the river, past the end of the tunnel that goes under the northern part of the Giancolo. We crossed the Tiber via the Ponte Principe Amedeo di Savoia, and walked the couple of short blocks to the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. At that point we managed to go in a circle, and got to the point we just sat down for lunch at the first place that looked good (although there's no shortage of decent food here). However, Xander decided, as I was ...
... headed towards Campo dei Fiori we started to see more locals. This area is Rome 's oldest market place and was filled with simple produce stalls and is the only Square in Rome without a church. The produce looked so fresh with many exotic vegetables that we did not recognized, we would have loved to have bought some cured meat and cheese, but too hard to carry on our wanderings......... Maybe next time. We stopped at a pizza bar down a side alley and probably had the best pizza so ...
... station and decided to walk through the via's to our B&B with a lunch stop on the way. Found a lovely little restaurant and ordered olive and tomato bruschetta, muscles in a garlic and white wine sauce and the biggest pizza for one I have ever seen !! (see pic) and 500 mls of house white wine, It was all so delicious !! only to walk out of the restaurant to a downpour of rain and with no umberella wandered back to our accom soaked but very happy and satiated.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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.