Travel Blogs from Rome
... claim, and then on to find the driver I had requested from our hotel. Even though I had made the request and confirmed it, I was never so relieved to see "SELMASSKA" on a sign before! There he was, and when I waved to him he cheerfully came over and got our two heavy bags and led us to the car. It was about a half hour ride from the airport to our hotel, and we enjoyed seeing some of the sights of Rome on the way in, including driving ...
... Jason wasn't a huge fan. I think the melon was not quite ripe but I loved it and it was rather filling to say the least. The Italian lady, however was back and was ready to take our orders for the next course (pasta) and then the main course after that. She was pretty pushy and the reviews we read about that particular place had been marked down for this very fact. We managed to tell her we were done and with her looking pretty ****** off we paid and left.
... which is half way between Florence and Rome. They are also known for their Wild Boar Panini they hunt wild boar at least twice a week. There were wild boar heads out the front of every shop that sold them. One even had a whole stuffed boar. I tried one because I just had to, yes Mum I know its pig, no Mum I didn't like the texture. It was a bit dry. There was an herb mixture with it but it needed gravy or sauce.
There was a great view of the winery region around ...
... hard to do but the reason was WELL worth it ;-) lol
Such a long drive back to Rome with 2 hour power naps along the way.
It was a little sad as it would be the last night :-( betta make the most of it ;-) hehhehe
We all headed out for a drink and hopefully a dance.. Found a cool bar that sold 1 ltr jugs for €15 whooooo the boys all got Long island Ice teas.... Hmmmmm this may be a messy night??!! We stayed there for a bit then out to a club... Found a place... ...
... of fruit salad from the market and then walked to the nearest taxi rank to catch a cab to the Termini Station. We have become expert in only 2 days at dashing across 4 lanes of mad and crazy traffic...Jords took that a bit far today as she was trying to take photos whilst dashing across roads...Sim soon put a stop to that. The secret is if you look assertive enough and walk with purpose then the cars etc just stop!
We found our ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Isa Hotel Rome
The three of us (2 parents and a 3 year old) stayed in this hotel in November 2003 (after a recommendation) and found it to be very good for the price. It was clean, quiet, roomy enough, comfortable and in a good location. The staff were reserved but very courteous and helpful (e.g. arranging a very reasonable taxi to the airport). Breakfast was plentiful and good.
Good Hotel for the Price
We stayed at the Isa in June of 2002 (my husband, 2 teenage sons and I) for 3 nights (before and after a trip to Tuscany). We were thrilled with the room size. We booked a quadruple-1 king-size bed and 2 twins along the walls. Bathroom was small but sparkling clean. Staff was courteous and helpful. We arrived very early in the morning (before 8) and they kept our luggage while we walked to Castel Sant Angelo and sightseeing until checkin time. Breakfast was adequate; after the first day, I learned NOT to drink the regular coffee but to ask the waiter for a freshly made cappuccino-that was excellent; the regular coffee was horrible. I would go back--in 2002 we paid only $200 for all 4 of us.
Stayed here at the end of february for 4 nights with my partner Mike.
We had a very pleasant stay in hotel Isa.It is a very nice hotel nearby everything you want to visit in Rome and ancient Rome.Travelling by bus is the best thing to do in Rome but walking is very nice to see all things and monuments, and you'll find busses around the corner.The staff is very helping and the rooms are well keeped and clean.Also ours was specious,and nice to be back after long days of sightseeing.Nearby Isa is a very nice gelatishop .!!!!We are going back ,since we have not seen all we wanted to see in those copple of days we went for Rome.And for sure we will go back to hotel Isa.The check inn times and going out times in Isa are very convenient and also you can leave your luggage at the hotel at day of departure to pick up later.The breakfast is very nice ,and more than enough to choose from. There are hotels enough in Rome ,but this one is one to remember.Rome itself and Isa we will not forget and had wonderfull days.We hope You will enjoy everything the way we did ,it's a magnificant nice and warm town and Isa is a very nice hotel.Bye for now ,Anna,and family.
We stayed in a triple--it was pretty spacious, and had room for a fourth person--there was a foldout cot near the bathroom and door.
I went there for my 21st and I'd go back again and again
We stayed ISA a few years ago, and I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Rome.The location, the room, the facilities the staff.....its all good.Its a brisk walk to the Vatican and to Piazza Navona, right on the river.Its clean, its very clean...and thats very important.The rooms are all mirrored and so is the bathroom.
Contemporary, clean and spacious
Because we haven't found a superior hotel around the Vatican, our stay at the Hotel Isa was a pleasant surprise. Our room was very clean and spacious. We loved the "flavor" of the neighborhood and our balcony that shared the courtyard with family housing, shops, as well as a restaurant. Also, the elevator for 4 was pretty cool! We enjoyed the park at the top end of the street for people watching. Excellent restaurant just down the street and across. We would stay there again, however my husband prefers a more warm atmosphere as opposed to contemporary.
As a gift from our Roman friends, we stayed here during the end of our honeymoon in Italy. Loved the marble bathtub/shower in Room 501. The staff were extremely courteous, patient and attentive (they spoke English). The food at breakfast was great (especially the cappucinos with cocoa-outlined hearts on top of the cappucinos). We were within walking distance of great and moderately priced clothing stores and the bus lines 70 and 87 (crucial for stopping at the Colosseum, Piazza Navona and the Stazione Terminale). We also were near St. Peters (but wear walking shoes).We definitely plan to stay here in the future. One note, however. Regardless of where you stay in Rome, please remember to bring an US to Italy adapter for your electronic devices. We couldn't find one despite going to the hotels and stores in Rome, Naples, Lecce, Porto Cesareo and Gallipoli.
Hotel Isa, Rome
We stayed at the Hotel Isa in March 2003. Very helpful staff (helped us retrieve lost luggage). Very modern rooms and bathrooms. Good breakfast included in room rate. The neighborhood is quieter than central "tourist" Rome but St. Angelo Castle, Plaza Navona, etc. are in walking distance as is a Metro stop. Several nice modest restaurants nearby.
Planning to stay there again next year.
A Thirty Year Favorite
We have been regular guests since early 1970's.
It doesn't pretend to be a 4 or 5 Star Hotel BUT the location is outstanding; short walk to Vatican, to Piazza Navona, Hadrians Tomb, the Metro Underground, buses and taxi stand a block away. Many excellent ristoranti within easy walk or of course by taxi. No hotel car parking facility but three very good public garages within 1-2 blocks. The staff always outstanding. Hotel is constantly upgrading and improving on what has already made it our only and favorite when in Rome.(Often)