Travel Blogs from Rome
Thought it was time for an update, now that I've enjoyed the city of Rome for a few days. Firstly I'd just like to say that I never want to try to drive, or to be more specific, park in this city unless I am on a Vespa. Traffic is chaotic, but not Middle Eastern suicidal crazy, and not New York honk til you get through arrogant. I'm sure most cars …
This trip is not possible if not for Mia. I think everybody in the family are ever indebted to her for passing with flying colors in her UPSR hence the Europe vacation-gift was planned. It all started with just a wishful thinking of a 11 year old who wish for a real gondola ride in the dusk...
Mia.........is happy as long as there is …
Because of the heavy traffic on the way to Positano, we decide to leave a little early to get to the train station. Great idea, except we really didn't need the time and we got to the station 1.5 hours before our train was scheduled to leave. I guess flying has scarred us. NOTE: 20 minutes tops is all you need to be there early if you have your …
Bonjourno from Roma! We've just arrived here from Florence, where we stayed in the unfortunate Hotel Medici...not one of our best experiences with no air conditioning and no lift! We are looking forward to sleeping tonight after bells and street noises kept us up most of the nights in Florence. Can you believe it got to 43 degrees the day we …
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but if you only have a day or two to sightsee in Rome and Vatican City, you can cram in a lot. We knew Rome in August was going to be hot, dirty and crowded. We were prepared to power through and see as much as we possibly could, so we tracked a path on another trusty, free tourist map that would wind us efficiently westward from our hostel through some major sites in the city proper and the Vatican. We survived, but we are ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
Stayed here for 3 nites. Love the hospitality and the warmth of the staffs. They had great warm breads fro breakfast despite the limited choice because us being muslims. One particular staf, named Stefano went an extra mile by making sure everything is fine for us when he arrange the the transfer from FCO airport. The short walking distance to the Termini Station is a plus point for the hotel as the price is reasonable compared to tohers of the same class. Would stay here again if we were to visit Rome again.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Medici Rome
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Medici Rome
We picked this hotel with the help of Trip Advisor as we wanted somewhere close to the Termini but not too close.
Just spent 4 nights at the Hotel Medici 3-7 March 2006 - chosen thanks to previous Tripadvisor reports - and they were spot on. The Medici is a good 3 * star hotel, well situated in Rome, (not easy to find at first) but excellent for public transport, far enough away from Termini but not too far, quiet area, good restaurants and bars nearby.
Hotel itself is very clean, staff excellent and helpful, and particularly good if you can get a good rate. Rome hotels are notoriously expensive and often need renovating but the Medici is a decent hotel.
Downside? Breakfast was a bit disappointing..as in previous reviews..terrible coffee, and only pastries and rolls. No fruit, hams cheese etc but overall a good find and highly recommended!
I booked what were described as two "Superior Double Rooms" at the Medici for my parents, my wife & myself. My parents got a nice, comfortable room. My wife & I, however, got a matchbox with two beds. When I went downstairs and complained, I was told that ours was one of only "three rooms left." We got there around 7:30PM from the airport. If it had been 1:30AM, I would have understood.
Having just returned from a four night stay over new years, I can not recommend this hotel more. The staff are helpful, friendly and polite. when we first arrived we were given a small corner shaped room on the third floor but were happily moved to a much larger room on request. The bed was comfortable (although two singles pushed together), the room clean and with all the required facilities. Breakfast was more than sufficent, cereals, selection of rolls and pastries, yogurts and fruit. As for the location, it is ten minute walk from the Termini station and fifteen from the spanish steps. All major sites are easily within walking distance, except for the vatican, which took a comfortable forty minutes (a great way of seeing the city). For the price. this hotel easily is worth the money and we would not hestitate in staying there again.
Close to Termini but a world away
We needed to stay close to Termini for this two night stay but didn't want to be too close. This hotel was perfect and in a comfortable area. There is an excellent restaurant a block down the Via Flavia and a great wine shop.
Hotel staff was very helpful and went out of their way to help us when we had special requests. Breakfast was simple and abundant. The brewed coffee was a bit tough but if you ask for an espresso they will happily oblige. The location was perfect for our jaunts further north to the Villa Borghese and the Priscilla catacombs.
Great, quiet hotel
We had a great four-night stay there. We had two rooms for the six of us. We found the rooms to be clean and comfortable, the beds good. The bathrooms were clean and well-supplied. Breakfast was good- great breads, cheese, yogurt, etc. Everything we needed.
It was quiet, even though some renovation was happening on lower floors. We walked to many of the things we wanted to see, and to many good restaurants, and busses were right nearby. The hotel staff, which was friendly and helpful, arranged taxis for us as we needed them.
We would definitely go back again.
The room we were given was better than we'd expected: a triple room on the 3rd floor looking out onto Via Flavia. It was clean, nicely furnished and cozy. My young son loved it! Unfortunately, the airconditioning wasn't working which was fine for the first night -- we were assured by the duty manager that it would be fixed for the following day and not to worry as anyway, as he said, it was a cool night (he was right about that). The next day, however, they couldn't get it fixed and the temperatures had risen considerably so my mother had to demand that we be moved to another room, but on the 3rd floor (as an earlier option that they gave us, on the 1st floor, looked quite tired so we refused). The replacement room was okay, bigger than our original but not as cozy although the bathroom was very clean and about twice the size. Shame about having to leave our original room!
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights and it was a great spot. While a little out of the way, it was a 15 minute walk to the Termini, 20 minutes to the Spanish steps and 5 minutes from a bus stop to take you anywehere else. The rooms were clean with AC and an elevator. The staff were courteous and helpful. There are also a few nice restaurants on the block to go to. If you are looking to stay in the center of the action in Rome, this isn't the spot. But if you are looking for a quiet room, for a good price ($130/night) and don't mind being 15 minutes from the main tourist attractions, it was a great value and we would stay there again.
A very nice stay
We had a very nice stay at Hotel Medici. Hotel Staff was helpful and pleased to accommodate us. We were given a larger room at our request, which turned out to have the most comfortable beds of our two weeks in Rome. The only negative comments would be that it is not as close to the center of things as I would have liked, but is easy to navigate to Rome's attractions. Breakfast was adequate, but found a cafe located down the street which was much better.
I really enjoyed my stay at Hotel Medici. The location couldn't be better! It's so close to everything, especially Duomo. In fact the rooftop terrace of the hotel has breathtaking view of Duomo. The Hotel is situated in the pedestrian area, which is a great area to just hang out in at night. I stayed on the 4th floor in a room without a bathroom. The room was nice. My only complaint about the hotel was the shared bathroom on our floor, it was a bit of a joke. the bathroom was so cramped that when you took a shower the entire bathroom would get wet. Regardless of that, I would DEFINITLY stay at this hotel again!