Travel Blogs from Rome
... not white sand, and Russell Crowe did not actually exist (well his character from Gladiator did not exist, but one can dream). With this said, I'm now not sure whether or not to believe that Star Wars did actually occur a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, if Forest Gump ever did actually run, or if World War Two actually ever took place (ok, maybe thats taking it a bit far, of course Star Wars happened). The truth about the Colosseum, or as historians can best guess, all the ...
... of steps but not nearly as many the day went up to Sacre Coeur in Paris. Once we reached the top of the steps, we toured the little church up there. It was simple by European standards, and so old the carvings on the floor were rubbing off. Outside on the steps, we were awarded a great view of the Spanish Steps and the piazza below. So beautiful!
The gelato that we bought earlier in the day was wearing off, so we went off in search of ...
... must have contained upwards a few thousand people. The line stretched around 5 blocks easily. When we made it to our VIP line, we merged with the non tours. I asked a lady how long she had been in line for, she told me since about 6:30 in the morning. It was now 9:45 at this point when she was finally getting in. Thank god for prepaid tours and tickets. As we entered we went through security, eventually making our way into the main square. Our guide allowed us to take ...
... The plot was revealed, and the Pope of the day made an example of the family by beheading every member of the family but the youngest, a ten year old boy.
Around the corner is the Jewish Ghetto. In the 16th century, Pope Paul IV ordered a wall to enclose the area, and Jews were put under a sunset to sunrise curfew. The wall wasn't demolished until 1888. Just down the Via Portico d'Ottavia is Largo Ottobre 16, 1943 - the date that German occupiers shipped 2091 Roman ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mecenate Palace Rome
Wonderful Hotel ! Great deal
My fiance and I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights between Aug19-22 and we absolutely loved it!!! I actually chose this hotel based on trip advisor reviews and it was a great hit. The hotel is nicely equiped with AC, minibar, bathrobs and even slippers. The staff is very knowledgable and helpful. They helped arrange daytrips for us in Rome and to Capri Island. There is a beautful terrace where the breakfast is served with a magnificient view of the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore.
If possible have a room with the view of the Basilica, you won't regret it!!!
Can't say enough good things about this beautiful hotel. The lobby is small, but nicely appointed. However, the location is fantastic...easy walk to the central train station and subway stops...yet neighborhood is not seedy...great central location, extremely courteous and helpful staff, and the rooms are exquisitely appointed....I booked through priceline at $145 per night, which I thought was the best hotel value I had during two weeks in Italy and Greece. Above average breakfast--rooftop "bar" has decent views, but it was too hot to enjoy when we were there in July....Luxury for a great value. For those travelling by train, the location is unbeatable for the distance (about 2-3 blocks. Easy walk even with luggage, provided you are carrying no more than one suitcase and a small bag.
My son and I stayed five nights, August 3- 8, and it was a great place.
I read a ton of reviews and found this hotel to be one of the best I have stayed at in all of Europe. Nice room, AC works well, staff is very helpful, nice, and respectful. Breakfast is well above most EU hotel sites. I would stay again next week. 3 blocks from train station.
10 minutes walk from major attractions. A taxi ride is required to the very good resturants but that is the case almost anywhere in Rome.
Great plce at a good price.
Great Value / Great Hotel
I arrived at the Mecenate Palace on July 24, 2003 for one night. My single room was more than adequate. Comfortable bed, clean bathroom, mini bar ( to put waters and pops that I bought at other stores) and very helpful staff. They arranged a night bus tour of Rome for me.
There were road repairs taking place in front of the hotel, but the noise never filtered my windows. As reviewer stated before, the neighborhood was fine. I booked my rate (92 euros) on their website.
Would stay there again. Delightful hotel!
It is hard to say enough good things about this hotel. Its location is ideal, almost dead-center in the middle of ancient Rome and very convenient to the Termini. (Don't let the guidebooks spook you with talk of the 'bad neighborhood' because it is near the Termini. The neighborhood is safe and lively. We walked hither and yon, up and down many streets quite safely by day and night, and stopped in many shops, bars, alimentari, and trattorie. If you are from a big city, you will find this area quite fine -- and much safer than in most large American cities, for instance.) The staff was multilingual, professional, courteous, and helpful. (They flawlessly arranged for transportation to and from the Fiumicino airport, return of our rental car to the Termini when we came back from a trip to Tuscany, etc. They graciously spent a lot of time helping us with phoning when our phone card was not working, and so on.) The rooms are exceptionally quiet and well furnished. Neatness, cleanliness, and orderliness are the order of the day at the Mecenate. The view of Rome in general and of S. Maria Maggiore in particular from the terrace is spectacular. The hotel offers an excellent continental breakfast served on the terrace. It does not have a restaurant, but does offer room service or light meals and drinks from a limited menu on the terrace from 5 pm to midnight. But there are several good restaurants within walking distance, so this is not a problem at all. In fact, it is probably a good thing, as it compels you to explore and enjoy the lively environs. The beds are extremely comfortable; the bathrooms are totally modern, good-sized, and extremely clean. On our first stay, we were in a suite, the Orazio; on our return from a stay in Siena, we took two adjoining bedrooms, which a double-door in the hall turned into a suite. We were very satisfied with both arrangements. While in Rome we took the chance to take a look at some other hotels we had been considering before traveling to Italy, and we are quite sure that the Mecenate provided us the best possible location, comfort, and price we could have hoped for
It was incredible! We had a deluxe room. The bathroom was huge and the room ample by European standards. Everything was virtually perfect: nice little details, like a double sink, marble everywhere, and double-glazed windows (no street noise). The service was friendly and professional. Try to get a room with a view of Santa Maria Maggiore. We liked the area, not toally dominated by tourists, but be prepared to walk (or take taxis) to get to the major sites.
Luxury rooms with all amenities
Rooms were decked out with everything you need, and more, even had turn down service. Breakfast could have been expanded ,was same every morning, cold not hot items. Seems like most of Europe breakfast have gone to cold continental breakfast now. Rooms were small, but we haven't stayed at one that isn't except the Parco de Principi. We got a great price and it went beyond my expectations, and I'm extremely picky.
Enjoyed my stay
Booked the Mecenate through a website (...) and after carefully reviewing Trip Advisor comments. It was a hit. The hotel is located within easy walking or transportation distance of all the sites within Rome, had a very good breakfast, and offers the extras that make it a 4-star hotel. My room, although a single, so smaller than most, was not cramped and had a balcony so that I could view the basillica Santa Maria Maggiore. The staff were attentive and gave me good recommendations for dinners, etc. All together pleased with my trip and my stay at the hotel.
Higher-end hotel in a central location. Ask for a view of the Basillica Saint Maggiore... beautiful! Rooms were nicely appointed and sound-proof. Staff was helpful as well. Would recommend a stay here, especially for the price.