Travel Blogs from Rome
... Mia to do some "shopping". He comes back with a "2 for 1" Colosseum deal. Not a great deal, but he's learning.
One deal we definitely got today was our transportation to our morning destination: Saint Peter's Cathedral. I was told to take the #64 bus, which would drop us off at the Vatican (incidentally, the second country on our trip). There is a big bus depot at the Rome Termini, and we find the #64 bus and hop on. It is ...
... strolled up to the night tour meeting point. But it is the 1st of October, today the tours supposedly changed from a 9pm tour in September to an 8pm tour in October. That's what the busabout guide told us. That's what Tad told us. But obviously that's what no one told Justin, our night tour guide. So we got a roadie from the corner store to pass the time. Justin was champ too. It seams in order to be a 'Rome Around' tour guide, you have to be a) ...
... right down the street thinking "where is it? I should be able to see it by now?" Next to me was a restaurant and the Maitre D asked me if I'd like to eat. I asked him if he could tell me which way yo the Colosseum. He came and stood next to me smiled and said "Turn around" I looked over my shoulder to the street behind me and there at the end of the road, clearly visible, stood the Colosseum! Rome 1 Dumb Aussie Tourist (DAT) 0
As I walked up to the Colosseum I ...
... wrong. She was a pesky lady trying to make some money. When we got to the door to get on, she stood there trying to lift the 20kg bag which would have been the same weight as her (I exaggerate but she could not lift it). I threw the bags on and thought that was it but when we walked into the carriage and found a suitable seat we turned around to have her say (paraphrased as I didn't speak Italian) "ah yes these are your seats that I have shown you to. Look where you are putting ...
We posted 20kg of clothes and souvenirs home today, then caught the train to Rome.
Walked from the station to our hotel, and grabbed some lunch.
Checked in and went for a wander around the streets. Rome is a beautiful city, so many piazzas, fountains and majestic buildings.
Wine and pizza for dinner in our room, coz we were ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Mozart Rome
Mozart Misses Mark
Other reviewers are not talking about the hotel I stayed in. Paid a large sum for a 'deluxe' room which didn't look at all like their internet room pictures, and was missing soap, clock, and extra pillows. We found the desk staff distant. The location is good only for shopaholics. Noisy area of Rome packed with Spanish Steps tourists. Rooms at back reasonably quiet. Taxis do not have easy access to the hotel which is is a partially blocked side street. Included breakfast is good and 'free' internet is welcome, if you can get on the one terminal provided.
Overpriced but nice
Stayed at the hotel Mozart in September 2003 for 2 weekends. Got a regular room for a special 'discounted' last minute price, which was still quite high based on the hotel's rating. Hotel is perfectly located -- we could walk practically everywhere. The roof terrace was great!!! Breakfast was ok for Italian standards. During the first weekend our standard room was a normal size, however during the second weekend, it was tiny. Also, the showers in both rooms were extremely small and inconvenient. Get a deluxe room if you can afford it.
Great find, great location, great rooftop, great service....
We stayed at the Hotel Mozart because of the consistency of the rave reviews on your site compared with other hotels in Rome, within the moderate price range category we were trying to focus in on. We were not at all disappointed and agreed with all the past reviews we'd read. While other hotels may have beautiful lobbies or exteriors (e.g., the Raphael) the reviews for those other hotels (at least for the moderately priced rooms) were mixed based on the actual rooms/service received and/or were priced significantly above the 200 Euros per night we spent on the best room at the Mozart. At the Mozart, the rooms were quite comfortable and large, the service/friendliness could not be beat, and the rooftop terrace/bar had absolutely spectacular views. On our last trip to Rome we stayed at the Scalinata di Spagna, which is also charming and the rooms perhaps more ornate, but the Mozart was much less expensive, better located, the rooftop garden much lovelier, the breakfast better, and the service much more attentive. In short, we were delighted with the Mozart and would absolutely stay there again...
Enjoyed our stay
We enjoyed our stay and glad we asked for a deluxe room with a terrace. (Thank you trip advisor) We were on the 4th floor but ask for the 5th which seemed to have even bigger terraces. Peaked into some of the standard rooms and they seemed small but equally well furnished. Management was helpful; location great; comfortable lobby; would stay there again.
Mozart is Excellent
The Hotel Mozart was wonderful! Found it on the website (unfortunately did not know about Trip Advisor then) and loved it. Excellent location and the rooms clean, large, air-conditioned, and comfortable. Highly recommended.
A+ for the Mozart Hotel
The Mozart is close to the Spanish Steps and within easy walking distance to many piazzas and the metro (which will easily take you to the main train station or the vatican). The hotel is beautifully furnished, and they provide a lovely "entertainment room" in which you can use their free internet or read the newspaper (they provide several international ones). The bedrooms are small, but clean, comfortable and well-furnished. The bathrooms are lined w/marble, but the showers are small and water leaks out. The breakfast (included) was great (one of the better ones on our trip)! Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the stay, and would use them again. To get a cheaper rate, you can book the hotel 7 or less days before your stay for a 10-40% discount (worth it if you're not going during a busy time.)
Mozart in Tune
Found the Mozart on the internet, but got a good deal direct from the hotel.Was impressed by many positive reviews on various websites.Although only a***,it was far superior to many **** Rome hotels that we've stayed in. Comfortable, clean and very quiet;staff personable and helpful-recomended us to local inexpensive restaurants-but it's major attribute is its location. Every attraction within minutes from the front door either on foot or by Metro( 2 mins. walk). Could possibly have been a little cheaper (paid 180 euros a night for de-luxe room) but taking into account the breakfast(which is included) is so good we didn't need to take a lunch, the roof terrace, the helpful staff, and the excellent location, it was well worth it. We'll be back.
Loved the Hotel Mozart
Stayed at the Hotel Mozart Sep 30 through Oct 2, 2002. We had a deluxe room, room 502. This was a fantastic room with a private patio off double doors. Very large room with a comfortable king-sized bed. Hotel was very nice, with a small, friendly staff. Breakfast included was also very nice, with assortment of meats, cheeses, sweet rolls, fruit, juices, coffees, etc. Very nice common room with free internet access (high speed). Hotel is located near Spanish Steps, on the Via Del Corso, which is a shopping street closed to traffic. Our room was very quiet, with beautiful rooftop views toward the Villa Medici and Trinita Dei Monti. I would definitely book the same room on a return visit to Rome. I would highly recommend this Hotel. Karen Brown recommends the Scalinata di Spagna as a wonderful hotel. After staying at both, I can say that the Scalinata is a dump by comparison, as is the Hotel Eliseo.