Travel Blogs from Rome
... Persephone and Apollo & Daphne. It was incredible to see how Bernini worked a piece of marble into a whole, lifelike story. In the sculpture of the kidnapping of Persephone by Hades, you can actually see the indentations in Persephone's skin where Hades is grabbing her. The thing I liked most about Apollo and Daphne was that Bernini captured the moment where Daphne was turned into a tree. She is in terror and her body is already transforming into a tree with incredible detail. ...
So day four was extremely busy with wedding paper work in the morning, more wedding guests arriving and a tour of the colosseum and the Roman Forum in the afternoon. Weather was at about 2-3 degrees all day and is currently at 1 degree tonight! By far the coldest conditions we have had so far. Since we were traveling around town quite a bit today we really got to experience the craziness that is ...
... Aegean Airlines ripped one of the straps off my backpack, and randomly decided to steal Jasmine's bug-repellent bracelets. So fun stuff. But on to better things, namely Rome! It's pretty awesome. We got in late and stayed overnight at a hotel on the ass-end of town, then bright and early we hustled to the hostel we'll be at for the next few days. The ...
... around the long way. This is the most expensive taxi ride we have had so far in our journey in Europe - all other trips have been less than 10 Euros. Oh, well you live and learn.
It's the end of another day and we are nearing the end of our stay in Rome. Monday is Mum's 85th Birthday and Sis and I are busy looking for a nice restaurant close by to celebrate her milestone birthday. We have found a very nice place to spend Happy Hour on Monday - that will be the kick off ...
... EVER EVER go back to the Vatican and it reaffirmed many beliefs for me.
6) Staying at a place where the owner cares about your experience and wants you to love the real Rome was worth every penny
7) Gelato can really solve many problems
8) There are officially more naked penises in this city than gelato stands
9) The one place that I don't need to tell Dylan to use a quiet voice in restaurants...l everyone is loud and happy
Until next time... Leah
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Lodi Rome
Personal and cosy
Hotel Lodi is not a highclass hotel and the good thing about the place is the feeling of almost beeing in a private home, where the staff cares about how You are doing and help You getting a nice stay in Rome. The environment is laid back and relaxed and in the evenings You can hang out with the other backpackers and the staff - I've never lived a place before where the staff spend their breaks with the guests!
The building is charming though not a palace, but when I were there they started doing some renovation. There is a nice little garden with different kinds of fruittrees, grapes and small cafetables. There is internetaccess and a kitchen which everyone can use.
First, let me say that the staff and owner did everything in their power to make this an enjoyable stay. They were wonderful. In my opinion this is a great hostel, but not really a hotel. It is unairconditioned, despite what our confirmation said (this observation was verified by the staff and owner). Therefore, windows must be left open at night with a floor fan, making for a noisy hot restless night. The rooms are tiny and the shower is over the toilet. This is a MUCH lower star hotel than a Day's Inn, for example.
Meet Ali and a real Italiano at Hotel Lodi Roma!! Comfy beds! Free WiFi and the Internet! A beautiful garden! (I dried my clothes there!) A little inconvenience was the number of bathrooms. Relatively less... But surely it is really great to meet many new people! So choose dorms! =)
We were only supposed to stay one night in Rome, but we enjoyed the atmosphere of Hotel Lodi so much that we ended up being there for 6 nights!
Location was excellent: were else in Rome can you find a Hotel with a luscious garden which is only a 5 minute bus/metro/tram ride from all of the major attractions without the full time pickpocketer's and beggar's at your door step.
The service: It was amazing to see such friendly staff in a country which is renowned for bad service that doesn't give a dam. This small hotel provides the service of a large hotel with such great friendliness and generosity which can only be described as Roman hospitality.
As we heard from so many others who stayed there during that week, "we will be back".
From the moment my friends and I stepped foot into the hostel, we were greeted warmly by the staff, and given all of the information we needed for our stay in Rome. The care that you get from the staff is unparalleled. The place itself is also great, with a lovely garden that you can relax in any time of the day and a sitting room with a computer (which they allowed each of us 30 minutes of free internet time on). We got a four person room with an adjoining bathroom-- we were told this was actually one of their best rooms, and it was certainly very impressive for a hostel. I'd stayed in a four star hotel in Rome before, and Lodi's room was comparable in quality. The only thing is that many rooms have a window that overlook the garden area, so if you are trying to sleep before midnight, there are often people right outside talking. Overall though, this hostel was definitely my favorite out of all the other ones I've been to, and I highly recommend it!
In march I took Veronika for her birthday as a suprise trip to Rome. Long did I search the Internet for the right hotel, not to expensive, quiet location, clean and safe. Something special I wanted as well. I knew I had it, when I found Hotel Lodi, located in a Villa from the 17 th Century. When we arrived, the owner, Fabricio, welcomed us personally. He took his time and showed us patiently on a street map places to got to and walking tours to take. He was helpfull and kind, like the rest of the staff. I can truely recommend this place. For the week we stayed there, we felt safe and welcomend. The rooms are cleaned every day, the showers work perfectly, top all that with a nice breakfast in the garden under blooming trees. Thank you Fabricio and the whole staff for a nice stay. Mr. Klotz
I still regret that I wasn't able to stay in Hotel Lodi for longer. I stayed there only three days but I absolutely loved it!
Great hotel, easy to find. Only one bus from Termini Station. Fantastic staff provided a warm welcome and have been really helpful with all our questions and queries. Facilities were really clean. Although hotel is not right in the centre of rome, it was very easy to access all the landmarks.
Would gladly stay with Ali and the crew again.
About Hotel Lodi
We stayed in this hotel for 5 days .The group working in this hotel did everything for us to be more comfortable .
The rooms are very clean and the zone is very quiet .
Everybody there is doing something to help the guests.
The zone is very quiet ,so when u come back from a long time walking and u want to sleep nothing will disturb u.
The zone is far from the noise and traffic and at the same time near to the centure(just 6 minutes by bus).
I had a good stay there.
thank u hotel lodi
Short stay but good time at Lodi
I stayed at Hotel Lodi with my sister and my brothers for one night only but could have stayed a lot longer. This was our first trip to Rome and the guy at the reception was so very helpful, especially when giving us hints on where to go for sightseeing etc. The location is good also, just a few stops by bus from the center. The price of Hotel Lodi is under average, whereas the service is above - that's just perfect!