Travel Blogs from Rome
... but it wasn't meant to be. It didn't matter, because Nidhi made friends with everyone sitting around us. To the left, an Australian couple (the wife was an attorney who was eager to know if all American attorneys are rude and abrasive like they are depicted on TV) and two girls who went to school together in Florida, one of which is from Rome. After successfully stuffing our faces, we went back to the hotel to get some rest before our early start the next ...
I switched things up a bit today—I stayed in this morning, cleaning, doing laundry, and organizing mostly. It may have sprinkled a little; the skies were gray. But it was supposed to be sunny in the afternoon. After lunch (soup and pizza Bianca), I headed over to St. Peter's Basilica. I brought my DSLR camera with both lenses and my point-and-shoot. It was a lot to lug around, but it only takes about 30 minutes to walk along the Tiber to St. Peter’s.
There were ...
... this group of people from all over the world listening to his blessing was truly a moment I will remember for the rest of my life.
What else did we do? Um, we ate again. At this random restaurant. So, I ordered pasta and pizza, and we all were handed water and bread. Turns out that water is 5 euros a bottle, and bread is 4 euros... we all had a good laugh at how high our bills became, especially since bread and water is a free meal ...
Day three in Rome we had our second tour with Walks of Italy booked - the "Pristine Sistine" tour that gave us early access to the Vatican City (entry 1 hour prior to "public opening")...another case of money well spent when we got there and saw the line of people waiting. This early access meant we had to meet a a place on the other side of the Vatican by 7:30am and we decided to walk there from our hotel. Google Maps told us the walk was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Miami Rome
The hotel's location is perfect. The hotel is centrally located and made it walkable to all of Rome. I walked to and from the Stazione Termini without any problems. The staff was very accomodating and spoke excellent English. I will stay at this hotel again the next time I'm in Rome.
Have just returned from a 5-day stay in Rome and can thoroughly recommend the Miami Hotel. The staff are exceptionally friendly and the hotel spotlessly clean - it has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. The only negative comment I would make is that the breakfast room is too small when the hotel is busy (especially over the weekend), and the choice of food is a little limited, although adequate. Would definitely use it again if going back to Rome.
Several things that make it great:
1) the central location - all the major tourist attractions are within walking distance of the hotel 2) the room itself - the air conditioning in the summer of 2003 was a godsend! v. good furnishing and comfortable interior decor as well.
3) Close proximity to Stazione Termini was v. helpful to first-time visitors to the Eternal City (like myself) 4) The generally friendly and helpful staff really makes the stay enjoyable.
A few minor lags like the little variety of food in the breakfast table but that does not detract from my opinion that H. Miami is a great place to stay in when in Rome. Highly recommended.
Very good hotel
Excellent hotel. Good location, friendly staff. Only negative was breakfast - cramped room and poor quality. Coffee was from a machine.
Hotel Miam's Excellent Location
On arriving in Rome, we found the Miami Hotel without any problem as it is located right in the city centre. It really is, as the hotel's website states, within walking distance of all sightseeing. We easily found the Colliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Vatican etc. The hotel's reception staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We enjoyed our continental breakfast. We look forward to returning to the Miami Hotel in the future.