Travel Blogs from Rome
... further down the train from us and had a lucky escape from pick pockets. Ted and his passport with him in his pocket. Luckily whoever took it realized that a South African passport was of no use and they dropped it. Somebody saw it and gave it back (there are good people out there). Luckily they chose the pocket with the passports and not the one with the wallet. Imagine losing your wallet, credit cards and cash on your first ...
... the accommodation was something to behold (we were not allowed to walk although I assured everyone I knew the way (By the way I'm still in the dog house). speaking of dogs, I said hello to this gorgeous Golden Retriever today and "Nothing!" I said, "Bongiorno" and he jumped up and wagged his tail. Made us all laugh!
Tonight we had a feed of home made 'Katalin' Spaghetti and then walked down to the 'Spanish Steps' and the Trevi Fountain. Great iconic ...
... I was walking a very clumsy waiter dumped meatballs all over me. He did not speak english so he dumped some water on me, trying to wash off the sauce. I screamed and walked away..
I finally found my family sitting near a restaurant. They lectured me about responsibility and told me that if i ever get lost again they will lock me in my room for the whole trip here. Okay maybe not, but they ...
... who passed through one of the greatest collection of antiquities in the world.
The famed Map Room was equally as incredible with its painted ceilings and large maps running along the long corridor. Even when it was not possible to read the names of the towns or roads it was obviously from the imagery what was depicted. It was from the Map Room that we passed by some more Renaissance tapestries and ancient statues before reaching one of the jewels of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pinewood Hotel Rome
Great holidays, thank you Pinewood!!!!!
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.
The employies working there were just exemplary; friendly , helpfull, professional and always with a smile in their face; especially Mr.Guida the director of this hotel ! how everybody would whish to have it!
our two rooms were really clean and comfortable and the breakfast buffet every morning was just awesome. arriving with two cars ,the private parking place of the hotel was just perfect for us having had in this way the possibility to visit this beautiful city by subway that can be taken exactly 10 minutes walk from the hotel.
all in all the price performance ratio and atmosphere was good and we can just reccomend this hotel to all tourists coming here to this great city!!
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.
It may have just been the particular room we were in, as it was for two nights only I couldn't be bothered to ask to change rooms as I wanted to ensure I had a room with a balcony as we had to sleep all night with the balcony doors open because of the smell. And since the hotel is on a main road this was not condusive to a good nights sleep.
The toilet chain kept getting stuck, so my other half had to jeep reaching into the cistern to manually flush the toilet. There was no soap to wash your hands with in the bathroom when we first arrived, but it appeared after the room was serviced the second day.
The staff are friendly enough and maybe they would have been helpful if we had of complained.
I think the locatation is good if you have a car, as there is adequate parking, whch you wouldn't get in central Rome and it is about a 12 minute walk to the metro. The hotel is also fairly well signposted so it not that bad to find once you are on the right track.
Not Impressed At All
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.