Eurostars International Palace
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... the hill we got a wild boar roll and a gelato and the were both pretty tasty! - back on the road again we headed to Rome and were dropped off near a metro station to begin our walking tour. All 44 of us managed to not get lost in the metro and started our walking tour with Ash (which technically was illegal and if any guards came we had to start singing happy birthday to her, lol). Also she wore her Roman outfit for us which was hilarious and much more ...
... Segway meant we skipped all the boring bits and jumped right into the fun stuff. Our tour was a highly private one- just the two of us!
If you have never ridden a Segway before, do it. It is immensely fun and one of the most intuitive forms of transport you will ever have the pleasure of using. The segway vianits gyroscopic instruments, moves based on your hand movements and shift in body weight. If you saw my post on Facebook, you'd know how I summed up Segway riding. ...
... cafe where we were greeted by a bigger than average size man, he showed us the display case of prepared food or dared us to allow him to make us something fresh. We took the dare and from the menu we ordered a fettuccine with a bolognese sauce and a salmon lasagne with cream sauce. Also as a starter we had bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and black pepper (so good we ordered a second)!
Off to bed now for our early and long morning - we will have to grab breakfast on the ...
... ground when the three ladies attack us. :) It was tiring but fun! First run through with some of the people in the Mikado scene I'm doing went well, and after lunch we start Suor Angelica. So far, things are going really well, and I'm still in shock that I'm actually here. I'm going to try to post once a day, but I can't make any promises. I miss everyone back home, and I love you all! ...
... pesto linguine, and cantidad pizza -- bellisimo!
I spent most of the meal gawking at the people at tables around us. All the locals ate more than I'd ever eaten at one sitting: each person had an appetizer, a first dish (pasta of some sort), a second dish (usually meat, but some ordered pizza), and a third dish (often more pasta!), before finally indulging and ordering some dessert. I could not believe how much those people put away -- especially ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eurostars International Palace Rome
Great hotel - recommend it!
After using this site extensively to book our trip, it's time for us to return the favour and submit a review!
This is a great hotel and if you can find a great rate, we would recommend it. We stayed here for two nights and found the room very large (queen bed, desk, television, room for large suitcases, great closet and safe). The bathroom was also extremely clean - and we are very picky about this sort of thing! The front desk staff were relatively assistful, but if you really needed information, just head down the street to the tourist information centre - a few minutes away. We also found the location excellent. The hotel is on a major tourist bus route and close enough to the train station that you are away from the "darker" parts of the city, but close enough for you to make that early morning departure without having to scramble out of bed before sunrise. Also, major attractions are walking distance away, but the city bus (64) runs right by (the drop off is nearly in front of the hotel!) and is meant for tourists, so it will take you to most attractions for very little and save you some time. Finally, we thought breakfast was great - certainly adequate and saves you the expense of purchasing breakfast in the morning - the orange juice mix is not great - but have a latte instead!
Beautiful hotel, great location
we got a wonderful room on a high floor, one of few with a private balcony facing the street and beyond. great view. room was small, but that's true of many european hotels. bathroom was pretty, and fairly big. it looked as if it had been renovated recently.
location was wonderful, we could walk almost anywhere, and we had quick and close access to buses and the subway.
everything was clean and attractive, and the prices were reasonable. the continental breakfast was the usual fare -- cereal, juice, fruit -- served in a pretty restaurant connected to the hotel.
our only complaint -- most of the staff at the front desk were rude. I mean, we weren't looking for touchy-feely, but they just seemed unhappy to be there. but, they were effecient, and we didn't spend much time dealing with them, anyway.
overall, we had a wonderful weeklong stay and would definitely stay there again.
Great location, make sure to get the large rooms
We recently stayed twice at this hotel. The first time for one night,we got an excellent room, the next time was for two nights and the room was typical european- pretty small, shower didnt have much force and a very small head. So, make sure when you book, you request a good sized, room 411 was great. The other time room # 504 was pretty small, and the shower was not too great. They didnt have any other rooms to move us till next day.
Great location 10 mins from Termini, easy to find. Rooms quite small and no dressing table just a mirror in bathroom, also dark with hardly any natural light. Whole hotel very clean, breakfast average (I'm sure a 4* star hotel should'nt serve watered down low calorie orange squash at breakfast). One other point we asked for an alarm call at 7.00am on the day of our departure, I saw the receptionist write it down. The alarm went off at 5.45am, when I called down to reception he just replied "it says 6.00am on the list", no apology what so ever, obviously not so good when you have a day of travelling in front of you... In addition I would say that the staff do have problems smiling!!
Pleasant and clean
The International Palace was clean and tidy. Not a four star but very nice nonetheless. The rooms were clean and modern and the breakfast was more than sufficient. Only thing I would say is to ask for a room at the back- the Via Nazionale is very busy and noisy! Location was excellent- very close to the Colloseum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps.
4 star hotel and 2 star service
The hotel is very pretty and clean. Good location. However, the service is really bad. The staffs are rude and not very helpful. We asked the concierge to assist us for reservations and she refuse to help us.
Additionally, the information they gave to us were wrong most of the time.It is probably a 4 star hotel with 2 star service.
Good for the price
Hotel was very well located and easy to find. Rooms were clean although a bit on the small side. Staff were helpful when asked. Breakfast was awful. It's a good hotel for a quick trip to rome especially if you are on a budget. Not really a 4 star but perfectly adequate.
While visiting Rome in November 2003 we were staying in this newly opened hotel, located in the heart of ancient Rome, short distance to all sights. We enjoyed spacious room and marble/tile bathroom both tastefully decorated. Daily breakfast was disappointing, limited selection and the worst selection of meats and cheeses. We were also surprised that our sheets were not changed daily. Not a 4* hotel category.
Not so impressive
We stayed here during 2003 Thanksgiving vacation in room 506, which was a bit disappointing. They placed our party of 3 in a room with 2 twin beds pushed together and a cot for my 18 year old son. The bathroon did not have electrical outlet. No A/C and smog from window was bad at times. When we asked for different room-was told this was one of the biggest and no other room available. Maybe you will have better luck.
Great Modern Hotel - Excellent location
I got married in Rome (at the Campidoglio) in March, and have spent quite a lot of time in Rome prior checking out lots, and I mean LOTS of hotels. International Palace was the one that we settled on for the main recommendation for our families and guests - it is very modern & clean (unlike many of the so called 'top' hotels in Rome), and in a great location on Via Nazionale - which is perfect for shopping (suits and shoes a plenty).It is walkable from the Rome metro, and is top quality for a realistic price for a 4* hotel costing about 120/US$120. Beats all other hotels in its class.Hotel is nicely located, rooms are large, quiet - very good double glazing, and perfect for shopping in the sales!It classes the rooms as suites, as some rooms have cooking facilities, and some rooms are unique in their design. Staff were great.A great find!!Nik