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Wake up: 7:30 The first thing we did today was go to Vatican City. We entered through the museum why was actually pretty cool. While at the Vatican we visited the Sistine chapel and St. John Bastillia. I felt as though they probably should've punched me in the religious gut. But I felt nothing. After the Vatican we had some time to do shopping and …
Landing and getting to the hotel were uneventful. Soooo this afternoon started out interestingly... We couldn't go to the colosseum so we went sightseeing other places. The only problem? Wearing shorts is unacceptable according to our your guide. A lot of people had to go back and change, but after that we took the metro to the fountain thing ( …
... Lunch is next on our agenda. We eat on the side of the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II. This monument is huge and on one of the busiest Roman streets. There is a huge round about in front of it and it’s a free for all trying to get through it. Very entertaining to watch.
A little further up there is the famous Colosseum. Raphael’s highlight of our trip to Italy. He is so excited and we miss the cue to get ...
... are parks all round, and we are within walking distance of the Colosseum, which I will be visiting tomorrow; Sis may join me or may elect to stay home for the day.
Mum will be having a rest day and she is really looking forward to simply enjoying the wonderful ambience of the apartment. We have been very lucky in this choice. The apartment is not only located perfectly for sightseeing, but is beautifully appointed, has a ...
... our bags after checking out) and sat down in their living room area for the next couple of hours - updating Facebook and napping just a little.
At 5:30, we headed to a nearby Trattoria for dinner. We wanted pizza for our last meal in Italy, but this place didn't serve any. We didn't want to be rude and get up though, especially since the waiter was standing right there watching us. I ordered rigatoni bolognese; Tina had "regular spaghetti", which is what she said to the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Medici Rome
Nothing to say really
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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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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Medici Rome
Pleasant and quiet hotel
We picked this hotel with the help of Trip Advisor as we wanted somewhere close to the Termini but not too close.
There was always someone on reception and they were efficent and helpful.
Our room was was a very decent size and turned out to have a balcony which was lovely.
The bathroom was a bit cramped, ie the shower door was right next to the toilet but as everything was tiled and very clean it didn't matter.
The buffet breakfast wasn't fantastic, but you could probably try a different pastry every morning for a week. We were only there two nights.
Our only 'complaint' would be that the pillows and the beds were quiet hard. It was mostly very quiet as the hotel isn't on a main road or in a busy area.
We walked everywhere from the hotel.
Overall very happy with our choice.
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.
Someone needs to acquaint the hotel staff with the concept of the reservation. Anyone can TAKE a reservation; HOLDING the reservation is the real key. Most of the staffers were accommodating enough, but my wife & I passed a very uncomfortable night.
On the plus side, there is a delightful restaurant directly across the street with the odd name of "Henry Cow". That I would recommend highly. Otherwise, I am sure there are better hotels on the Via Flavia & surrounding area.
Hotel Medici - Top Hotel Just Outside The Main Attractions
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.
Good For The Price
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!
The staff were helpful enough, if occasionally a little on the gruff side, but the hot croissants for breakfast in the adequate breakfast room were absolutely delicious. They allowed us a late check-out for an extra 10 Euros. Distance-wise, I agree with other reviewers that it wasn't as near to the centre as claimed, but the sites nearby and the very good restaurants littering the area could almost make up for that. Good for the price, considering it's Rome!
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!