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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Paba Rome
Great Clean Centrally Located Hotel
This was the first hotel that we stayed at in Italy. It was a great place to relax after a long trip. The hotel is clean and the service is friendly. We did have to move around a bit, but the rooms were spacious and in a great location. A little, expensive for backpackers like us, but reasonable. Loved the wood floors, made it feel cleaner still!
We spent 3 nights at Hotel Paba & liked the location, super friendly staff, ok breakfast (Italian breakfast's are lacking) but the only problem that I found was almost intolerable was the bed. Rock hard! The bed would be the only reason I would not return.
It was not what we expected...
This 2 star hotel is ok, but the biggest problem was the noise from the reception. Other problem: the towels were not changed every day; they also had some stains.
By the web site, it's not possible to know that the hotel has only 7 rooms and occupies the half of the second floor (it's almost a "pensione").
The breakfast was not what we expected, because it was completly "industrial", I mean, there was no natural stuff, like fruits, for exemple.
The location is really good, near Colosseo and old center of Rome.
But the rate is very expensive (128 euros/night), considering the few benefits.
Sra. Alberta (we believe she's the owner) was friendly and helpful.
Great Location for Seeing the Sights
We recently spent two nights at the Hotel Paba in Rome. It has a great location, convient from the train station and also within walking distance of many of the tourists sights. Alberta Castelli, was very helpful during our stay. She took good care of us and her English was far better than our Italian!!!
Hotel Paba a Roman treasure
On a friend's recommendation, we contacted Signora Castelli for our recent one-week stay in Rome. She was welcoming, helpful, and the most gracious host anyone could hope for. Her English is excellent, her advice always right on, and our room was large and comfortable with amenities and service exceeding the alotted two stars. We felt safe, comfortable and pampered. The location couldn't be better for tourists and those wanting to stray from the book - convenient to the metro as well, and no more than a 10-euro cab ride to the train station. We will continue to stay at the Paba when in Rome and enthusiastically recommend Alberta and her hotel to friends.
Perfect place to stay
We stayed at the Hotel Paba a couple of years ago and I have to agree with the other reviews on this page, this lady is so friendly and accommodating, she delivers breakfast to your room each morning, you just give her a ring when you are ready to eat. The hotel is very clean and central - and the price is good. If you are going to Rome this hotel is well worth staying at.
We have stayed in Rome two times in the past year, both times staying at the Hotel Paba. We stayed in Hotel Paba the second time because we were so pleased with our trip last year. This quaint hotel was spotless and had spacious rooms. It is run by quite possibly the nicest woman in Rome, Alberta. She speaks English extremely well, and is also marvelous at sending her visitors to wonderful hidden restaraunts around Rome. I would strongly recommend the Hotel Paba to any visitor to Rome, on account of its beautiful rooms, wonderful owner, and fantastic location.
When in Rome....
When in Rome, stay at Hotel Paba. This lovely place is run by the friendliest of ladies, Mrs. Alberta Castelli. She speaks excellent English and is kindness personified. The rooms are clean, spacious and cosy. Best of all is the location. A mere 10 minutes away from Rome Termini. And get out of the hotel, turn left, walk 500 metres, look to your left and the Colloseum will take your breath away. To the right, not more than 200 metres away if the Forum. Fro location you can't beat this place. My wife and I spent 5 lovely nights at Hotel Paba, enjoying Mrs. Castelli's warm hospitality.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Paba Rome
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... from the forum yesterday. So we didn't have to wait in the massive line up.
When we got in it looked amazing. And we saw a sign that showed you what it looked like before. It looked so ruined now to before. And there was 3 levels in it. And about 50,000 people could watch a gladiator battle.
And here are so facts, there where 46 trap doors that animals jumped out of to fight and kill. The Colosseum was finished in 80 AD and there ...
... after the big trip was possible, considering its proximity to my home in Tucson, Arizona.
Then it was time to explore the practicalities of the length of the journey, what was realistically possible, and what needed to be eliminated, regretfully. In the year of the Ebola pandemic, much of sub-Saharan Africa was ...
Today we woke up early because we had a tour with the same company as yesterday for the Colosseum. We had to catch two metro lines to get there and we found the tour people but they told us today the tour was cancelled because it was a free day, meaning everyone got in for free. I was very very upset because I wanted to do the tour but instead we got in for free and we bought an audio-video tour which was on a little iPod. There were different stations which we had ...
... was off to the forum, and a day of general sight seeing. I found Rome an amazing city. A few of us went to Mass in a Basilica, which was interesting because of the latin. i was inspired by all the different churches, and the links to Catholic history and the Jesuits. I would like to return to Rome one day and spend some time exploring the city, and not be so rushed. Hopefully Carmen and I can get there together, as she would love the ...
... Sistine Chapel - which, quite cleverly, appears at the very end of the tour.
Following sign after sign does get a little tedious, I'm ashamed to say. Especially when about half the world's population keeps barging into you and forcing their way ahead: Sistine Chapel this way, keep going, almost there, you can do it, one more room, no really just one more, ok maybe two more, make it three… and so on.
But then you slip down ...