BEST WESTERN Hotel Mondial
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... a triumphal 8th century mosaic in which Christ blesses the facing worshippers surrounded by the four evangelists and the 24 elders from Revelation. Looking down, directly under the altar...there it was, in the same position as Saint Peter's but predictably much simpler...the tomb of Saint Paul. No crypt, no elaborate labyrinthian subterranean passageways, no necropolis...just a small metal screen guarding the visible rough hewn marble ...
... a four course real Roma meal. We included pics of the little square the restaurant was located in because it was a fun people watching place and a lot going on in general. A couple sat next to us that were from Chicago and they were on their honeymoon, it was fun chatting it up with them and we found out they got married on 7-7-12...funny huh? Anyways, after dinner while we were waiting for our check the couple got up to leave and a crazy Italian woman driver in a ...
... that a number of pope's bodies in glass coffins are displayed, people able to pay their respects. I thought it was a bit off really. Security very very tight here and police presence everywhere. Lots of warnings about pickpockets but luckily we have so far not had any problems whatsoever. You would have to be a pretty game person to tackle us! Unfortunately for us the Sistine Chapel did not provide the "wow" factor that we expected although no doubt ...
... you have looked at a 1000 times in real life (hence the half hour spent staring at it). After that we got some food, and moseyed through a Roman statue/ruins Museum (did you know the Vatican had like 10 different museums?). it had pieces of sculpture, written tablets, baths, columns... you name it! We then walked over to St. Peter's Basilica. Big line, but it moved pretty fast. The church is HUGE. There is dome after dome after dome.... and behind each column you think ...
straight hours of walking. However, even with aching backs and feet
Pompeii was well worth it.
We left Sorrento to Roma for our last
week in Italy. We stayed fairly close to the city center, easily
accessible by bus and Metro. On our first night we walked to the
Trevi fountain and the Spanish steps. Roma was so warm, easy to
navigate and it felt really safe. Seeing both these sites at night
was a great introduction to Roma. Side note here, I am ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Hotel Mondial Rome
A great Roman Holiday
My wife and 3 adult children stayed at the Hotel Mondial for 4 nights 12/27 - 12/30. I made our reservation based on the reviews on this site. The proximity to the Termini train station allowed us to take the train from the airport and walk to the hotel. We were one block from a metro stop which facilitated travel to the major sites in the city. We also used taxis which averaged 7 euros to get where we wanted in the city. The staff was friendly and helpful. The free internet access in the lobby was a nice bonus. The complimentary continental breakfast was a great start to the day. We had 3 rooms, and all were quite large compared to our experience in other Euorpean cities. They were clean and comfortable. We would stay at the Hotel Mondial again.
We stayed 2 nights at the Hotel Mondial in Rome last week. We weren't planning to stay there originally, but due to some complication, we ended up staying at Mondial.
I contacted the hotel to arrange transfers from the port to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport. Both of these transfers were excellent and well worth the euros.
We had a great stay. The room was nice and clean. The staff was very helpful. I would definatly stay here again. It is close to the transit and a nice walk to almost everywere else. Would highly recomend this hotel.
We stayed at the BW Mondial from 10th to 16th June 04 and I could not fault anything about the establishment.We had a twin room which was pleasantly decorated.Bathroom was perfect.We had room service breakfast which was always delivered at the time requested.The decor throughout was relaxing.Staff very helpfull and spoke excellent English--although they obviously appreciate it when you try out your Italian.Location of hotel is perfect for walking to tourist sites.Termini is only 5 mins walk away.Good for all buses and Metro.As the building is old the walls between We have been to many hotels around the world and the Mondial rates in the top selection.Aircon is controlled from within the room and so can be set to ones preference.Windows are very well sound insulated and there is no noise from the nearby roads.
Well worth its 4 stars
Very impressive. Spotless, spacious, courteous and helpful. Excellent room with beautiful bathroom. Bedding changed EACH day. Decor sparse but elegant and in good order (unlike another reviewer I felt my room had been updated quite recently - maybe they were halfway through the process - I stayed in Sept 2003). If I return to Rome I would certainly go back to the Mondial.
We stayed at the Hotel Mondial during Christmas week of 2002. We booked 2 rooms because we had our 3 kids with us. I emailed them way in advance to block off 2 connecting rooms and to our relief, they did just that! Our luggage was delayed by Alitalia and the front desk staff was nice about speaking to the Alitalia people on the phone about our luggage in Italian. The rooms were fine and the beds were comfortable. The breakfast was good, not spectacular. We paid a total of 300 Euros a night for the 2 rooms including breakfast and tax, which I thought was reasonable for an expensive city like Rome. The location near the train station was very convenient especially for the direct train to and from the airport. If you stay here you will be happy. Don't expect super luxury, but a fine and dependable 3 - 4 star hotel. Eat at the Chinese Restaurant around the corner on Via Viminale - YUM!!!
Hotel Mondial - An adequate pitstop
The Best Western Hotel Mondial is conveniently located around the corner from the Piazza Republica Metro stop. The staff are polite and helpful with tourist matters. The room and bathroom were spacious and clean, although a decor update would not go astray. The bed and pillows were firm and of decent quality. The breakfast, consisting of: cereals, breads and sweet pastries, jams and spreads, yoghurts, cheeses, cold hard-boiled eggs and cold meats, juices, and coffee was plentiful and satisfying although no hot options were available. Overall, this hotel was convenient and adequate for a weekend getaway.