Nuovo Hotel Quattro Fontane
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... have had such a wonderful time. We ventured out this morning to see another incredible church, St Maria Maggiore, which is just around the corner from our hotel. Of course we got to go to Mass - now we have been to masses in Italian, French and German - feeling quite blessed. More masses than we would attend in Cairns but then I think there is a stronger spiritual pull here. We then went and had our 1 euro coffee. In Italy if you stand at the ...
Today we visited the Vatican Museums, having been forewarned by our hotel host, Daniel. The crowds were incomparable. Not a normal museum like encounter at all. It's like you are in a slow moving travellator...keep walking. The guide we were with held up a stick with a flag on it, and told us to stay close and follow her. if we got lost that was our problem. Wow it was a bit of a challenge. I would occasionally stop to get a clear photo and would ...
... considering it's pretty well open to the elements. I suppose they must do a fair bit of restoration work. Our activity for day two was a Segway tour. We had been toying with the idea of booking into a tour in these strange machines throughout the trip and figured it was out last chance to give it a crack. As nerdy as it is, we're glad that we did - not only was it a super way to get around Rome quickly and cover a lot of territory, the brothers that ran the business were great ...
... itself was originally built as a temple to all of gods of Ancient Rome but since the 7th century, it was used as a Roman Catholic Church! Interesting fact!
Without wasting any more minutes, of course after Michel took many pictures of me standing in front of it as a proof that I WAS HERE kind of thing, ha,ha,ha, I quickly made my way inside this gigantic Pantheon where I ...
... everything else was a no go). However, the accommodation in Madrid and Seville was refunded in full (which I was not expecting and very happy to hear) but the Barcelona was not refunded at all because I gave less than 24 hours notice, which was fair enough I suppose. So that was my not so exciting afternoon!
At about quarter to 7 that evening I was just about to head out to pick up the girls when they burst into the room. I initially thought, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nuovo Hotel Quattro Fontane Rome
The hotel has a beautiful reception area and is on a quiet street but the couple we were with were -guess what- overbooked for the first night of our stay. This is a inconvenience you can do without on a two night stay. The room we had was very small but lets face it, hardly any time is spent in your room in Rome or you have a serious time-management programme! The breakfast was basic although we have been in hotels in Rome which offer no breakfast at all!
I booked this hotel for a 4 night stay in July 2005 through Expedia. I notice d when reading past reviews, it seemed to have a problem with overbookings! Upon our arrival at the hotel, we were informed that a room was not available for us for the first night, and that we would be going to an alternative hotel in the same chain, and then could return for the following 3 nights, which causes alot of inconvenience during a short stay!!
After creating a small scene in reception, we were then offered to stay at the Hotel Trevi for all 4 nights, which was a nice, small hotel in an excellent location approx. 100 metres from the fountains.
Overall, enjoyed our stay, but be prepared for overbookings on arrival at this hotel & make sure they offer you something suitable!!!
A party of 4 of us booked to stay here from 13-3-05 to 16-3-05. On arrival late on Saturday night we were informed that they did not have two rooms available (even though we had pre-booked) and two of us would have to go to another hotel. One hour later the transport arrived! The following morning when being transferred back to the hotel, our friends were dropped off at the top of the road as it is a one way street, and had to walk with their bags down to the hotel. This was transport arranged by the hotel.
We stayed here for 5 Nights in December 2004. The first room we had was a split level room (meaning there was 2 beds upstairs and 1 pull out sofa sleeper downstairs). We moved due to the part upstairs being 90° and the downstairs being 60°. Come to find out that the Hotel turns off the Hot Water and Heat at 11PM and turns it back on at about 3AM...then they turn it back off at around 11AM and turns it back on at 7PM. Its just so that they can save some money, but was a big nuisance. Also be prepared for a noisy room, both rooms we stayed in had sounds of barking dogs and traffic very audible (the dogs only started barking at night and all three of us had to sleep with ear plugs in). The last thing I will mention is that in the hotel (and most other hotels in Italy) DO NOT have Irons to iron your clothes. I would never stay hereagain even if the hotel room was free. The only thing I can say was decent about the place was the looks of it, which were very classy.
Nice hotel, small room!
We stayed at the Nuovo Hotel Quattro Fontane in June of 2004. It was our first trip to Italy and the first hotel that we stayed in of the trip. The lobby was beautiful and the staff was very accomodating. The rooms were very nice and clean, but small. We had two large suitcases and not much room to put them down. Other than that we had a great stay. The hotel is centrally located to everything. We would definitely return to this hotel!
Nice but Noisy
This hotel was very nice - good location: lovely bright & airy break-fast room: with helpful staff.
Bed-room was a reasonable size with good facilities...including the en-suite.
Only draw-back was the extremely busy Via Del Quattro Fontane - where the noisy traffic went all night: but maybe it does everywhere in Rome. So for a light sleeper.......getting sleep was a problem.
A great break
A good hotel well sited for easy access to Spanish steps and trevi fountain. Reception very helpful. Breakfast simple but good variety - coffee strong!
Trips booked easily thru hotel but disappointed at number of nationalities on trips and having to hear 4 transaltions by guides about everything. Hotel halfway up a hill which is a bit challenging after a days walking around the sites of Rome! But had a lovely holiday.
This hotel is very centrally located to major sights. A quiet hotel. The only things we can complain about is that we paid up front for our hotel stay. The first night we arrived(late because of our airline), we were told they had rented out our room( A room that was already paid in full for)!!!!(But, "No Problem", they would send us to a sister hotel, The Millenium). Nice hotel if you can tolerate a woman screaming a blood curling scream at 3 a.m. in the morning! There was something going on between two buildings across the street. Our advice, "SAY NO", tell them you will stay someplace else!!!!! The second thing is the internet cards you have to buy to use the internet...Don't! Someone had used several, before we found one that had not been used. It's not worth the BS. Otherwise the staff is great....
The location is excellant, 10-20 mins walk from all the major sights, and with a metro station two minutes walk away. The hotel its self was very nice, rooms were quite large with new facilities, reception was lovely! I'd definately stay here again, perfect!