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... to our restaurant from last night.... Christina the waitress orders for us, ( as we are regulars now) start with our bucket (glass) of Red Vino then we have Veal dish, pasta, dessert and finishing off with Limoncello ( **** that will put hairs on ya chest) but gives you a sorbet finish. So then we waddle back to the hotel...I think my jeans are starting to get a little tight around the waist ........ We leisurely packed this morning we have to leave ...
... to return to.
Pompeii was very interesting and amazing at what was still there that they have excavated. They have only uncovered about 25% of the area that was covered. It really gives you an idea of how they must have lived.
Tomorrow we are headed for the capitol building and some museums. However, we think we will only spend the morning out and try to keep out of the heat some. We have a long day of the Vatican tour on Friday. ...
... entrance day). As there were noe English guides on the day, we hired a audio guide and went through the entire complex of museums. It took almost day to go through everything. Our favorites were the Ancient Egyptian museum, the Rafael room, the Sistine Chapel, the tapestries and the statues.
It was an early and exhausting day so went back to the hotel with shopping and made a light ...
... Arch of Constantine. With its three archways, the central one being the highest, it was all fenced in but still was a masterpiece to view!
Right next to it, one of the Seven New Wonders of the World…. the whole reason for me touring Italy in the first place…..the Colosseum stood all high and mighty as if unbothered by time! Considered to be one of ...
... end of the train from which we were headed and then points to his watch (train was supposed to leave two minutes ago)…. SO we hop off, sprint a little, get a tad winded, and then hop on at some random car closer to our seat and then just walk to our assigned spots… Needless to say, Bridget made me swear that I would never make assumptions again…it took me a minute of taking in the complaint to finally agree to the terms of condition she heatedly put ...
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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.