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We made it! Walking! From Siena to Rome, through Tuscany and Lazio, trodding on path, freeway, dirt road and cobblestone down to St. Peter's Basilica. ROME!!! Oi it's been a challenge. The Via Francigena is 1/100th as popular as the Camino de Santiago, and you can tell by the trail markings, the path itself, and the limited knowledge Italians have concerning who those people with walking sticks are walking along their driveways. While the Camino ...
... is 1:15 minutes. After we sang, we went to a restaurant. They didn't serve any pasta for Thanksgiving dinner. Dinner stinks when they don't serve pasta. Serguis: Today, we went to a middle school church to sing. The kids there were enjoyed our music. Some of the choir members thought they were laughing at us. The Basilica of St. Peter was very fun even though the Pope was not there. The best part was when I saw my cousins at ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nardizzi Americana Rome
Good hotel, but there's better neighborhoods
nice rooms , but real shoeboxes. smaller than most other places in italy. but very clean, good breakfast. the decor is nice, venican plaster walls., very cool. top floor hotel, one flight above the Oceana hotel.
the area is not where you'd like to be. it's safe, but it's mostly commerial shops. more like midtown manhattan after 6 pm.it's not THAT close to the train station although within walking distance. easy to get to buses along Via National.
staff is Wonderful. they speak english and are the best part of the hotel. they may be worth the stay.
if you want to be located in this area i recommend staying here as long as you can deal with the Rick Steve crowd. PS his book offers $110 euro dollar doubles thru 2004 and 10% off for cash, so buy his book if you go here.
ps, i'm not steve.
Good stay conveniently located.
Very tasteful rooms within walking distance with luggage from the train station, and for seeing the ruins and Spanish steps. Helpful staff. Air conditioning. Minimal breakfast. Great value and location. There are elevators, but we found ourselves climbing lots of stairs to avoid them. Discount for cash. We'd stay here again.
We stayed for 5 nights from the 15th September 2004. We found the hotel to be nothing short of fantastic.
Staff arranged for collection to and from the airport upon request. The hotel itself was beautiful and clean. Our room was spacious, clean and airy with all the necessary amenities. The bathroom was lovely and clean and the beds were exceptionally comfortable. The air con works!
The breakfast room was beautiful.
The staff were very friendly and could not do enough to help. A brief word or two in italian brings a smile to their face, no matter how poor!
The hotel is centrally located and near all the big attractions including the station from where the tour bus departs. All in all it was a fabulous holiday made better by the standard of the hotel. It far exceeds the standards of a two star hotel and if we should return, we will be sure to stay again.
Lovely hotel! My fiance and I stayed there in March 2004. Everything was good, clean private bathroom, clean room, nice hardwood floors, TV, etc. Except the main part of the hotel is on the top floor & because we had a private bath we were on a lower floor with a security door. Nothing bad about having a security door, except it made soooo much noise when people came in and out. Hard at night with people going in and out. I would recomend it to people on a budget that want something a little nicer but don't want to break the bank. Good for young couples or recent grads!
Just what are the others on about?
I do not know what the other reviewers are on about!
This hotel was fantastic, the staff very freindly and helpful.
Breakfast was great, the air con worked a treat, so well we had to turn it off! and yes, it was very hot (33 in the shade).
Room was VERY clean.
Hotel is in a nice position in the city, for all attractions.
Less than 10 Euros in a taxi (ordered by reception) gets you anywhere in the city, including the Vatican.
Try speaking a little of the lingo, it works wonders with the staff!!
All in all highly reccomended.
A great hotel!
I have just returned from Rome with two of my friends and we all found the Nardizzi Americana to be a great hotel! It is conveniently located near to Repubblica Metro stop and is within walking distance of all the main sights, except the Vatican which is only five stops on line A! The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and were brilliant at providing information on attractions! When you check in you are shown on a map exactly how to get to everything by public transport and by walking and they are willing to help you find out anything you need to know! The breakfast is small but enjoyable, although the coffee was cold one morning! and the hotel has a lovely terrace to sit and enjoy a bottle of wine on! The rooms are immaculate and comfortable.
Nice Hotel, but annoying key drop off rule
My husband and I just returned from a two night stay at the Hotel Nardizzi Americana (June 2004). The hotel was clean - nice rooms, average size, updated bathrooms.
The annoying thing was that the hotel reception desk is on the 4th floor. There is an elevator, but it was broken one of the 2 nights I was there. You must leave your key with reception whenever you leave - ths is the norm in Europe and I am fine with that. But our room was on the 1 1/2 floor and we would have to walk down to the 1st floor, then take the elevator to the 4th floor to drop off key and then back down to the 1st floor to leave. It was a pain, especially when we wanted to just run out for a quick coffee.
They serve breakfast on the garden patio - and it looked nice.
English spoken - many American guests - good price in a good part of town - walking distance to Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon if you're up to it. Hotel is close to a Metro stop as well and a bus 2 blocks away takes you straight to the Vatican.
All in all - a good and decent place to stay. I guess if your room is on the 4th floor - the key drop off situation would not be an issue at all!
I'm not sure what the other two reviewers are talking about on this one because this is a lovely hotel. Sure, it isn't exactly "high class", but staying at this hotel was a wonderful experience for me. Everyone was incredibly kind and the room we stayed in was absolutely beautiful.
This hotel will help your vacation seem an adventure, and I plan to stay there again when I return to Rome this year.
Our family stayed three nights during a heat wave in June 2002.
Although I agree that the location is convenient if travelling by train, the air conditioning in the hotel was essentially non-functional. I might stay there again in a non-summer month, but never again in the heat.
Stayed for three nights in mid January, 2003. had trouble finding the hotel as it is situated on the forth floor of a building and the only indication was a small brass plate on the street. Having accessed the ground floor hallway we had a choice of the elevator or long stairs. The only drawback is that the elevator will only take 3 people max. without luggage. The staff were friendly and the rooms clean and functional. The hotel is situated close to Republica and is an ideal location for exploring the city using bus, metro or walking. It is located opposite the Department of Justice so you have the added advantage of 24hr police presence. Breakfast is to be avoided but at the prices we paid this was not a problem. Suitable eating places 30 sec walk. I have given this establishment an average score overall but for those seeking no frills accomadation I would highily recommend it. If running on a budget I would use this hotel again but on my next visit I intend to spoil myself a bit.