Travel Blogs from Rome
Hello (again) from Rome.
We got here the day before yesterday from Florence.
On the ride back, we had yet another surprise from our tour guide at an old medieval town, that they call the New York of the Medieval Times, since the town is full of tall buildings and was used as a big trading center... I'd try to spell out the name …
I'm finally back to the hotel after a particularly intense day of touristing.
This morning we took the metro into the main part of Rome to see the Forum and the Colosseum... it was insanely hot and humid, but it was a beautiful day to be out and about. I had my first experience with Roman water fountains.. it's a …
It's day 1 from Rome!
The flight over wasn't too bad. I did some self medicating on the plane with Tylenol PM, wine, and some vodka-cran... London was uneventful.
Flew into Rome through thunderstorms. The airline lost one of the girls' bags, one out of 17 ain't bad!
Got to the hotel finally around 10 PM, only to find out …
Sorry I have not written. Any way here are the entries for the last 3 days: After 24 hours in an airport, we were in Rome!!! Suffering from jetlag and hunger we found our chauffer and drove to the Pinewood Hotel of Rome. Our simple but comfy room seemed like a palace! We all slept like logs. On Monday with our tour guide,we went to St Cecilia (my …
Today we got up early to go to Musei Vaticani in hopes of viewing the Vatican Museum and ultimately the Sistine Chapel. As we voyaged out, the lack of people and the forewarning that today was Epiphany led us to draw the correct conclusion that the museum was closed. We continued on, however, and finding this to be true, made our way into St. Peter …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pinewood Hotel Rome
Well after having read some of the last reviews I cannot really understand how someone could nt be able to enjoy his holiday days in this hotel with such a warm atmosphere,great staff and nice rooms.
Warming atmosphere, close to metro station, friendly staff
We stayed for two nights in this hotel and we had a nice time!
I recommend for whom want to stay in a quiet hotel closed to a metro without spend a lot of money.
The staff were friendly and help us to reach the main location in the city.
The metro(10 mt walking) will allow you to get city centre of the rome in a while!
If you do not mind having old furnishings, carpets, this is the ideal place to be while in Rome.
warming atmosphere, excellent staff, good position, deeped in a park and very closed to the metro station. Rooms are a little bit old, but in case they will restyle , will be good to come back again.
Everything you need! The location was great - very close to public transportation and only a few stops away from all the best sites! The staff is excellent, and the restaurant was nice too. The rooms were average, but had working A/C (great during our July trip!). Very cute lobby, bar, and old elevators!
We stayed for two nights in this hotel and it was horrible. The entrance is plesent enough, but the room, although not filthy, was not clean. But I don't think the bath had been cleaned for many months as I could rub a film of dirt and dead skin cells off with my finger.
We stayed at the Pinewood for only one night during our honeymoon. One night was one night too many. The rooms are very basic, which we expected, but are not exactly spotless, and the walls were paper thin; we could hear everything going on inside and outside of the hotel all night long. The mattress sagged in the middle so that my husband and I fell into eachother all night long. There is no air conditioning to speak of. The manager was somewhat gruff and pushy when we had questions. And the location is not great at all... you have to walk for about 15 minutes to the nearest metro stop, and even then you've got another 20-30 minute ride ahead of you to get to the Rome points of interest. We would not recommend this hotel to anyone who requires a good nights sleep or is particular about cleanliness.
Quaint little hotel
Our family enjoyed our stay at the Pinewood Hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful which adds to the charm of this small hotel. We were able to take the bus directly from the hotel to the Vatican, and were picked up directly from the hotel for an array of day tours we had booked. While the Pinewood is not the most elegant hotel in Rome, it is clean, adequate, and the helpful, charming staff make one's stay there a delight.