Travel Blogs from Rome
Okay, so Rome was great! Our hotel was the worst I've ever stayed at in my life. It might as well have been a brothel...I was expecting a hooker to walk out of one of the rooms at any time. The staff was rude and not helpful...some didn't even know how to give directions to the Colosseum! The breakfast was a joke...our beds were falling apart and …
... them each a different kind of happiness. Although they would not see each other often they would never really be apart. And, they remained close until dad passed. Tonight as I watched Zio's expressions sometimes smiling sometimes a tear or two talking about the beautiful and even sad times they shared reminded me that you never really lose someone you love. They are always close at heart and they become even more special as the years pass. I should have ...
... I get going, a few words about the unique garbage pick-up process here in Rome, just from the little bit I've been able to observe: first of all, they work hard! I believe they work 7 days a week, and Sunday morning is certainly their busiest day. One very distinctive early morning sound is the racket of hundreds of glass bottles being dropped into the garbage trucks (which, by the way, are very small trucks since they have ...
... speaks to him is now a suspected crook! Not a good beginning for Roma. I sent very ****** off but calm email to an official Italian tourist bureau address which of course in true Italian style will never be read or responded to but I have done something. I say, prego, last time I was here they stole my wallet, it is improving and after all there is the Pantheon, the Colloseum, and the Piazza Navona. The response in order is: it's big, ...
... that appeared open, however no joy. Apparently restaurants in Rome donīt open until 7 and it was 5 and we were staaaarving! We managed to find a cafe open and ordered a Ciabatta (no idea of the contents, but I love a surprise!), a beer and sat on the Marina. We then caught a taxi back to the airport and with a few hours wait until we boarded our flight to Rio we caught up on our Portugeasel!
Next stop Rio De Janeiro! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Nizza Rome
Do not stay at the Hotel Nizza. My daughter's choir stayed there as part of a bus tour. The air conditioning didn't work, the television didn't work, the children in a bedroom were forced to share one towel, the showers didn't put out hot water. It was by far the worst hotel the choir stayed in while touring Italy.
We have one night left in hotel Nizza but are desperate for our own bed. We really do not want to leave Rome, but we just want to get out of hotel Nizza. The breakfast is terrible (no cheese in this season, so if you are vegetarian, you have a problem ! We do not get understand the reason why there is no cheese in this season ...), they say coffee is black but that was the only thing that reminded us that this should be coffee, the orange juice is dirty. If you are claustrophobic you are condamned to walk the stairs, because the elevator is very small and old (ca. 70*140 cm.). The bed.... well, we had some dirty stains on our sheets (rust ? burning spots ? we do not know and we do not want to know !). If you like nice hot showers : please bring your own waterboiler with you. Did you have fancy ideas about the hotel bar ? Forget them !
We just stayed there and they pulled our leg a few times in a row! First putting us up in their attic, afterwards in a cupboard and then in a shabby little room and this after complains our own touroperator had to do... We don't ask much but when the shower is broken almost in half, the beds are as hard as a rock and on point of collapsing, you can't even turn it's so small, telephones didn't work at all, the whole week, internet is NOT on site, no hot water, dirty, ....oh well, if I get started.... Stay out, it's the best advise I can give!
I booked this hotel having read quite a few good reviews on websites such as this, however on arriving at the hotel what I got was far from good.
7 night stay
This is the hotel our tour operator arranged for us. We found it to very comfortable and spacious as far as European hotels go. Rooms were a nice size and very clean. The bathroom was impressive. Breakfast was fine and filling, but the coffee was bad. The Staff were very plesant and helpful. We were concerned when we read some of the other reviews, but we would recommend this hotel if you are spending time in Rome as a tourist. It is in walking distance to many site and the train and bus station are just a few block away. We did take the famous 64 bus to the Vatican and experienced no problems with pick pockets or gypsies, but you must keep your wits about you were ever you travel.
We were booked here as part of a 5 night package, and were a little apprehensive after reading the earlier reviews. If you've experienced 3-star Roman hotels before, I think you just might love this place. The buffet breakfast wasn't North American, but had more and better offerings than many other affordable places we've stayed in big Italian cities. The lift was rather temperamental, so if you can't handle stairs, book a low floor. The staff were great - very professional, personable, and when I lost my credit cards, extremely helpful in cancelling everything. Watch out for the gypsies - they are VERY good at their craft. My pocket was picked on a crowded bus by the youngest member (maybe 8) of the family. Never saw him until getting off. The neighbourhood can be a little dodgy at night near the Termini, but nothing like larger US cities. Stroll the old center and soak up one of the most beatiful cities in the world.
Recently stayed for three nights at the Hotel Nizza in Rome. The hotel is in a fairly run-down area in a side road not far from the station - which was convenient for us as we used the train for the transfer from the airport and also to travel onwards to Venice. The city tour bus also leaves from the station. The accommodation was adequate (we had a family room at the front of the hotel) and though Rome is generally noisy the double glazing and air conditioning minimised the problem.
Don't go there
We have been placed there by another hotel, because that was fully booked. This hotel isn't worth three stars; bad shower, noisy, bad matras, horrible decoration etc....