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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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... 0.0051 1 Euro = Aus $1.59 Off to explore wonderful Rome again. We found more glorious buildings that we have not seen before. Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiori 432 AD - The church was built under Pope Sixtus III (432–440). Basilica Sante Maria degli angeli 1562 (baroque) - Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs is a titular basilica church in Rome, built inside the frigidarium of the Baths ...
... and beat the 4 hour queues and paid an extra $9 each to skip the lines to the Sistine Chapel, which took us over 15 min just to walk past! It was still packed inside with steady flowing hordes of viewers. This buildings size was long and wide and took us over two hours just to walk half of it. The walls are adorned with painted walls and tapestries that are incredible and huge! The hallway ceilings are beautiful and rich in detail. The actual chapel ceiling ...
... of use taking terrible drunken photos, Jess breaking a number of champagne glasses with her balloons and a course champagne. We only had the one bottle, then we looked at the time, it was 3.30am. Well time to head back. After paying the bill, we made our way outside, said our goodbyes and made the walk back to the hotel safely. I was surprised that I wasn't feeling the cold, champagne must be good stuff. As soon as we got back to the hotel room, we messaged people back home, and crashed ...
... angels were on the job, we were in Rome after all, guardian angels should be at attention....unless they are visiting the Vatican...then we were in trouble.
Thursday brought sunshine and warm temperatures, we were going back downtown and the first stop was the Colosseum. Our tickets were reserved online so we did not need to wait in the long line, when we got close to the Colosseum we were approached by numerous people trying to sell ...
... drinks and stayed around 40 minutes in the cold atmosphere. It was a tremendous relief from the heat outside.
Once we stepped outside, we still had the nice relaxed feeling for about 10 minutes, and then we started sweating again. DIlyara and I wanted to see the city at night, so we found a café. We wound up drinking a half liter of wine, playing connect 4 on the Ipad, and eating 2 pizza Margheritas for 3 hours. By this time, ...