Hotel Panama Garden
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... or travelling beyond walking distance has been a welcome break for us and we are now ready and excited to be resuming our relationship with the Eurail train network tomorrow, as we prepare for our four day visit to Monterosso, Cinque Terre (one of the 'five lands'/fishing villages on the west coast of Italy). Crossing fingers for nice accommodation, welcome sea breezes, fresh fish and local produce, a quieter pace and a splash in the ...
... intercom and went to check it out. It turned out to be a large screen TV set up right on the street. Quite a few people were standing around just listening. To me it looked like a politician speaking, but I can’t be sure—ha!
Trevi Fountain was packed. Even this late in the year, there are tremendous numbers of tourists, weekends especially. One new fall sight is the vendors all over selling roasted chestnuts. I left the crowds at Trevi and went ...
... ride is incredibly smooth. We were in Rome in about an hour an twenty minutes. When we got to Rome, it was quite warm there, about 25 degrees. We knew the train station was only a five minute walk from the B&B I had booked, but what we didn't realize is that the fast trains come in at a different train station, so we actually had over an hour walk to the B&B in the downtown area. We weren't carrying much, so we enjoyed the walk. Again, this Pocket ...
... device with headphones so even if you are at the back of the pack, you can hear what the tour guide is saying. Crowded, heaving with masses of people, the tour took us through the highlights of the Museum. You feel a little rushed - like you can't really enjoy and soak in all the riches in case you get left behind by the group. The Geography Room was a stand-out - ornate with hand-drawn paintings of different areas of Italy.
... returned home. One major change we noted was the massive increase in frequency of the bus service which is now on a summer timetable, which is very handy or us. The coast road was very busy with cars, scooters & bikes which park anywhere & everywhere t get to the beaches.
After tea we took a walk down to the beach just across the coastal highway & the sea was pretty calm & it looked quite safe despite an unusual warning about it ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Panama Garden Rome
Lovey Hotel in a green location
My sister and I just come back to a wonderful stay from Panama Garden in Rome. We were very satistfied of the service, our room was large and very nice. The hotel is situated in a green and safe area near "Villa Borghese". Our room was large with nice view quiet and bright. The breakfast was excellent, the staff very friendly and helpful. Nice restaurants in the area and very safe for a walk.
I definitely recommend it to all my friends and family.
What a delight!!
What a delightful hotel!!. I took my mum to Rome for her birthday in January this year. A friend of mine had recommended this hotel as they are a frequent guest. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left we were made to feel like royalty. The staff were always very friendly and helpful; they recommended some great restaurants and shops etc. The hotel itself was spotless and the breakfast was fab! Although we went in a cold month it did not stop us getting about and doing all the sights etc. We will definitely be returning to this hotel but next time we will return in the summer.
Hotel was supposed to be central but was not. It cost roughly £8 to get into town which doesn't sound a lot but when you are making that trip 4 times a day it soon adds to your spending money during a 4 day stay.
We had a very pleasant long weekend from 19 nov
-22 nov 04 the staff were most helpful and the
hotel was very much to our liking. Lovely big
I booked a single SUPERIOR room for 2 nights, but I found nothing superior at all in my room, the entire hotel or the surroundings. My room was exactly 7.02 sq mtr, the corridor 1.44 sq mtr and the bathroom also less then 2 sq mtr. You might wonder why I know the exact figures, but I was so suprised by such a small room that I took the exact measurements. It is the smallest hotelroom I saw ever. The furniture was old and worn and the closet contained exactly 1 (!) coat-hanger. Therefore unusable. I used my bath-foam on the first day, and did not get a new bottle for the next night. View from my room into a dead alley with parked cars. Welcome upon check-in not too friendly. Very depressive hotel. Please go to another hotel in this area like Beverly Hills (+), Borromini (++) or Artemide (+++).
We (4 adults / 2 rooms) stayed here in August 2004 after seeing that it was a signature hotel in Thomas Cook's brochure. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. The rooms are very small - with virtually no closet space for clothes. We ended up draping ours over the chair ! The bath was so small it was like bathing in a bucket. The plug on the sink didn't work. The door handle on the bathroom was attached by one screw so that every time you turned the handle it fell off making closing the door whilst using the toilet impossible. The hotel staff were very unhelpful - we asked on the first morning if they could change a fifty euro note into smaller denomiations to be told that they had no cash after clearly observing them counting money only minutes previuosly. We asked them to recommend a restuarant and the one they said was excellent turned out to be closed ! Breakfast was a shambles with everything constantly running out to the point that you had to keep asking for cereal, milk, bread etc.. There was never a table for four laid out so we had to raid cutlery etc., from other unused tables.
MAKE U FEELING HOME!!
An unexpected warm & typical paradise corner right in the centre of a metropole!!! Had a very satisfactory service, great facilities but still quiet and characteristic atmosphere...& staff people are great!!
After reading the reviews we were quite afraid of what to expect at this Hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. The room was small for U.S. standards, but was clean. The balcony was bigger then the room, and since we stayed in early June, it was absolutely lovely. Their gardens & eating facilities were excellent. They did have complementary coffee during weekdays but on weekends they do not. We bought a coffee maker for 12 Euros and had coffee whenever we wanted in our room. They kept our rental car in their private garage and graciously retreived it whenever we asked for it. We found the staff incredibly helpful and accommodating! The hotel sits next to a nice park, and also it is not a far walk to catch a downtown bus. Lovely places to eat on that same stroll too. It was quite warm while we stayed and their air conditioning worked great. I was glad that our stay with them was a success.
My husband and I will never stay at this hotel ever again. There were NO tea/coffee facilities in the room,everything had to be ordered via the room service. When the food or drink did eventually arrive after an hour it was cold.....sorry,not cold---FROZEN !! The staff were ignorant & abrupt.The hotel was nowhere near any of the landmarks,even though the hotel website tells you they are. I don't recommend that anyone stays at this hotel,unless you drink yourself into a stupor and remain comatosed for the entire trip !!
We stayed at the hotel in January the room was tiny and freezing cold the heating didn't work whats more the staff didn't care that much they gave us an extra blanket, the wind was whistling through the cracks in the window, the bar looked like a sideboard someone had found in an old shed, but on the positive side the breakfast was fine.