Travel Blogs from Rome
... and trust the the cars going 35mph are you and stop. Leading to my next realization, they too get in car accidents and probably more than in the states because we saw 2 just on our way back to the hotel. It had been a long day and we were off to sleep. We started our last day with croissants oozing with chocolate and creme (I don't think I'll get that when I get back to the states, probably for the best). We had a lot we wanted to see so we had to hit the ground running; ...
... The biggest shock of the day however was walking home from the Vatican and running into Jeremy and Jordan, two guys I went to high school with! Couldn't believe that I could just run into people like that on the other side of the world! Last night, instead of heading out with Stu and Callum who both felt the need to go on a pub crawl (I don't think I'm recovered from Croatia) I went out to dinner with Girish again as it was also his last night in Rome. This time Trip Advisor sent ...
... our intention to take the Metro to Vatican and walk to the meeting spot for the tour which is located at the vatican museum entrance. Weather is cloudy and light rain, when we walk outside I decide to take a taxi which only costs us 10euro and it takes us directly to the meeting steps so thats perfect.
As we have taken a taxi we are there early so we sit on the steps and wait with all the hundreds of others. Our tour group operator ...
... down from my confrontations in the queue and at the ticket office, but when I finally did, I thoroughly enjoyed the Palatine. It was seriously lacking in information at the beginning, but as we made our way through the site, more and more information was made available and it was really interesting. We spent a lot longer there than we thought we would and didn’t make it into the Colleseum till gone 2pm. This time we got the audioguide which gave lots ...
... lot of giant tapestries. And wondered how anyone could create something that large. Further stunned by the wall paintings and ceilings. Beyond large. How could anyone keep perspective working so large. Kept following signs that said Sistine Chapel (in Italian). I finally made it. The room was amazing. I just stood there and marveled that here I was standing under one of the greatest works of art ever ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Montecarlo Hotel Rome
Clean, Comfortable, Safe
Located near many Embassies and in walking distance of the metro and rail station. Rooms are an adequate size with good size beds. Bathrooms are spotless and have a cool jacuzzi massage/steam shower. My only complaint was that breakfast comprised of powdered, cheap, fruit juices and lousy coffee. The rest was standard Continental Breakfast Fare. The bar across the way is better. So stay for the room, but not the breakfast. Oh and staff was quite friendly.
Great hotel - recommend to anyone
This hotel is a little gem and all the previous posts on it being quaint, clean and overall good value for money are very true! The staff are very friendly and the rooms, although a little small, where very well decorated and exceptionally clean. There is indeed a lot of restaurants to choose from nearby, so there is something for everyone. My only complaint is the location of the hotel is just a bit too far away from some of the main tourist areas to visit in the evening for bars and clubs after a hard days siteseeing. These weren't a problem in the day on foot or via the metro, but after a shower and a relax it is too far to walk again. If your not bothered about nightlife then this is the place for you, but I think we might stay a bit more central next time. In summary great hotel for a visit to rome if your not into clubbing!
Lovely, clean, comfortable hotel
We spent four nights in March 05 at the Montecarlo. The staff were very friendly and helpful (we were supplied with a complimentary guidebook). The rooms are comfortable and very clean. The breakfasts were good, plenty of choice, fruit juices, yoghurt, cereals, delicious pastries and croissants, tea and coffee. We were on the top floor and the lift worked perfectly - as long as the iron safety gate had been closed properly by the previous occupants! Would definitely recommend staying here - lots of restaurants close by (the best meal we had was at Babbas).
Good Value, Clean Hotel
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in March 2005. It is a small, very pleasant and very clean hotel which is near the British Embassy and in walking distance of the station. Rooms are an adequate size with good size beds. Bathrooms are spotless and have a jacuzzi massage/steam shower which is perfect for relaxing after a days sightseeing around Rome. Both bathrooms and rooms are very clean. The lift is unusual and quaint and adds character to the hotel - it also worked the whole time we were there!!All in all a very nice place to stay and good value too!
Great service, friendly staff, conveniently located
Fine place, very nice, comfortable, cozt, close to banks, bus stops, train stations.
One 2 ocassions the lift did not work and it was quite a walk up to the 4th floor.
Fine place to stay overall. Strongly recommend.
Elegant - warm budget hotel
Nice location for visiting all tourist attractions.
Friendly and helpfull staff.
Warm room decoration.
Comfortable rooms - large relaxing beds.
We enjoyed our visit in Rome during Christmas 2004. The hotel accomodation helped us a lot because the weather was not so good.
The staff helped us a lot because we had our 2-year-old baby with us.
Whenever we visit Rome, we will stay in this hotel for sure!!!
Nice little hotel; good location
This was our first visit to Rome. We found this nice little hotel tucked away in the embassies area; traffic noise is not a problem here. The bus stop is approximately 3 minute walk and Termini is 10 minute walk. If you don't have much luggage, it's an easy walk from Termini. There are many little restaurants in the area.
The room was simple, but comfortable and clean. The bathroom was very clean as well. The rooms are airconditioned, which in early September, is a joy to have.
Breakfast was average; cereals, juices, coffee, tea, and pastries. The breakfast menu could use a little more imagination.
We paid under 85.00 euros per night and it was a great value!! The staff is also very nice! Oh, there's a lift available as well!
We spent four nights in the Hotel Montecarlo in July, 2004. We found the staff to be friendly and courteous. Our room was lovely - everything was very clean. We loved the quaint old black wrought iron elevator, however it decided to quit working the morning we checked out of the hotel. We had to carry all our luggage down 4 flights of stairs!! Breakfast was very adequate and I really liked the coffee they prepared. With the exception of the elevator experience, it was just fine - we would stay there again.
We recently returned from a trip to Italy in May 2004 where we spent 4 nights at the Montecarlo Hotel in Rome. The rooms were clean and ours was reasonable sized although my sister had a much smaller double room than us. The hotel has a quaint old fashioned open gated elevator like in the movies but this one was quicker than most modern elevatiors in the states. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Hotel has a small but adequate Bar/lounge area -the desk clerk doubles as bartender if you want a coffee/beer/wine etc. The breakfast room was downstairs, small but again enought since it is a small hotel. The hotel is located on a small somewhat quiet street about 4-5 blocks from the main train station. We walked around Rome a lot and this location wasn't the best but it was close enought to the bus stops/metro when we needed them. Several good local resturants/bars around the neighborhooh as well as other shops. Overall we enjoyed the stay.
Negatives- not handicapped assessable at all so if you can't handle steps, skip this place. There are 3-4 steps up from the steet to the lobby, 2 steps down to the wing with the elevator and the breakfast room is in the basement and the elevator doesn't go there. Another negative, there is a very discreect x-rated movie house next door on the side street. We never saw people coming or going but we did notice it when we walked by. This wouldn't stop us going back but I just wanted people to know it was there. The neighborhood was very safe as there are several embassy's in the surrrounding blocks and police cars can be seen guarding them around the clock(british, russian, turkish to name a few)
A nice small hotel
Hotel Montecarlo is a nice, small hotel near by stazioni termini. To the next underground station is approximately 5 minutes to go. The rooms are small but comfortable and very clean. Breakfast was o.k. and typical italian. Satelite-TV was also includet. For the low price it was o.k.