Travel Blogs from Rome
... for lunch, and then met out tour guide, Rebecca for our crypts and catacombs tour. There were 2 tour groups on the one bus, doing the same tour but with separate guides. Unlike a lot of our other tours (not all) everyone on this tour was friendly, courteous & easy going, with none of the pushing & shoving and general ignorance we have experienced form others (a minority, but still painful) on some of our other tours). The other guide ...
... crypt of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music.
Now Sunday and late after a nice long getaway, I find myself awake thanks only to the glow of my monitor. Still, I am happy to share with you the wonders we have found during what I hope will be many more visits to the people and places of Rome. More pictures to come as I race for battery life. See you soon!
... on this trip that I had a proper wide angle lens (you’ll see why), for pretty much the whole trip my 50mm has been the lens of choice. Composition is slightly harder but it makes you look for a slightly different shot/angle that thousands of other tourists haven’t already done, makes it more unique =P. Anyways, was quite amazing. The thing that made me really realise I was in an ancient Roman town was on the way back from the amphitheatre, as ...
... our gear that was brought down from San Gemini especially for us VIPs. Once we were suitably attired and had taken the requisite number of Bob the Builder souvenir photographs, we were invited to climb the scaffolding. Unlike the Medici chapel, the chapel of the Capucins does not have an elevator. We slowly began to ascend the stairs, and probably everybody heard the crash as I tripped over my own feet - gigantic work boots really ...
Originally, we had planned a ship day today. What with us meeting Catia we decided to join the Sharf's for a trek into town.
I did not sleep last night. I'm so excited to see Catia. I know this would mean a great deal to my late father - who always asked if I met up with any family while in Italy….which I had never done. This time, I would do Dad proud, and with his side of the family. Nice!
We caught an ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Imperiale Rome
I booked the Hotel Imperiale on-line - and it is a very nice hotel - not world class but very nice, and comfortable, and in a great location - BUT! I did not specify what I wanted in my room and I was give a tiny room with shower, not at all as advertised on their website - I rarely complain, but decided to because the room was so inadequate. They were booked for the first night but offered to move me for the second night - What a difference! We got a lovely and large room with a big bathtub. The service was good, the breakfast offered lots of choices (don't drink the brewed coffee, though - try a capaccino). Overall I recommend this hotel - but be sure to muster up a little assertiveness if needed!
Nice hotel, unhelpful attitude
Decent accomodations, great location, but not service-oriented or tourist-friendly. Typical nasty attitude: we nicely asked concierge if he knew what weather would be like, and he replied, "what, do I look like a weatherman?" We booked an air conditioned room with TV, but our TV and air conditioning were broken in our stuffy room. We were told the air actually was turned off upstairs "in between" seasons; funny, the air worked in lobby. Stayed four nights; upon return for a reserved fifth evening, we were told out of the blue that the hotel was overbooked and we'd have to go to another location (albeit an ok alternative).
If you love plastic flowers you will be in your element at the Imperiale-displays on every bedroom floor by the elevator, in the public rooms and on the breakfast room tables. Our second floor room was small with a tree outside the window blocking the view of the Via veneto. The furnishings consisted of the double bed, a desk and chair, a mini bar cabinet with a tv on top and a fitted wardrobe with minimal hangersand a small chest of drawers. The shower room was minimal in size. Altogether not quite what one would expect of a four star hotel.
Loved this hotel!
My sister, mother and aunt just returned from staying 7 nights at the Imperiale Hotel and we loved it. We had two very large rooms with twin beds and one room had a small balcony. The location was fantastic; the desk clerks/concierges very helpful.
The only thing we weren't overly impressed with was the food at the restaurant (although the location in front of the hotel in a glassed-in area was great for people watching); other than that, we loved the hotel and would strongly recommend it to other travelers.
i had a reservation with imperiale hotel in rome for three days. their check in time is 12:00 p.m. i reached around 11 a.m. one hour early as my flite was a bit early from new york. i had a driving guide waiting for me outside if they check me in early i could have left early. they were rude n told me the room is not ready yet. fifteen past twelve they checked me in - way too slow. finally the guy takes my suitcase to my room. it looked like a tiny box with a two twin beds - which hardly fitted there. but then this man said let me take one bed out as we will only let u have a twin bed. the bathroom door is so small as well- u can hardly - i hit myself few times just walking in n out of the place.
My husband and I stayed at the Imperiale Hotel September 15-18, 2003.
In the land of Dolce Vita
The Imperiale is situated at the bottom end of the beautiful Via Veneto close to Piazza/Metro Barberini. We were fortunate enough to have two interconnecting rooms overlooking Via Veneto. They were spacious with pretty traditional furnishings and good bathrooms. One even had a small balcony. The views onto Via Veneto were lovely and the position was excellent. Within walking distance of nearly all the sights. Hotel had a great old fashioned style restaurant in the street with glass surround. Large lounge and bar area and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Although some guide books had said the Via Veneto had faded into 1950s glory I would not agree. It was just magic!
A great choice
A great all round choice.A good location, within a short walk of the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.Courteous and friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble. Beautifully appointed rooms.Wonderful breakfasts.You'll feel like royalty!
Location, location, and everthing else
The imperial is located on the incredible Via Veneto and right at the entrance to the train station. Within walking distance to Spainish steps, Trevi fountain, Pantheon, shoppining, dining. Friendly staff. Big clean room. For european standards very good American breakfast. Bar on sight and dining. Once again the staff was over the top.