Nuovo Hotel Quattro Fontane
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... we get the chance. We then had an afternoon class in the Angelicum, a complex that was built in the 1400s and has been used as a monastery, convent, and is now currently a Dominican university.
After class, we were able to get some of the famous Italian gelato (always a delicious snack) and then we returned to campus. The rest of the evening we had free time, and we were able to get a little pick-up game of soccer going. Gotta love Italy! ...
First week done- Check! I have officially survived my first week in Rome even though everyone thought I was going to die! I didn't get mugged, I didn't get robbed, I didn't get hit (though I almost did!) Looking back, It has seemed like a month already. I can't believe I still have four months here, I will never get used to it.
So my classes, lets get that boring stuff out of the way. Mondays and wednesday I have classic mythology from 10-11:15pm. I was excited for ...
... eat lettuce or spinach straight out of the bag lol. We cooked pancetta and mushroom pasta in a creme sauce with spinach, tomato and mozzarella salad- delicious with wine of course! That night we had a date night- dessert only! We dressed up (its incredible what a little bit of foundation can do to the self esteem) and headed out to see the Trevi fountain and Spanish steps by night accompanied with more, you guessed it, gelato... (Salted caramel......ahhhhh.... ...
... church. Wait, what? No lines there either? So, we went right into the church with Rick Steves as our guide. Lots of tourists...no more lines! We downloaded Rick Steves' walking tours before we left, and we all crowded around Bryn's iPod Touch to listen. The good news is, we didn't lose anyone. As we were in the world's largest church, this was a concern. Apparently, the lettering around the top of the ...
... I'll have a seperate entry for this. Some last things we visited were the Spanish Steps and a Leonardo da Vinci museum. We just happened to stumble upon the museum when we were walking around. It was really tiny and just had remakes of some of his inventions. The Spanish Steps are just these really famous steps that are featured in tons of movies. Besides all of these famous things we went to, there were also so many plazas and monuments - too many to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Nuovo Hotel Quattro Fontane Rome
Oops overbooked again!
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!
This was our third time in Rome and although the hotel is advertised as being very central etc., we much preferred being on the other side of town. The Campo de Fiori area is much more central to all sight seeing areas and for a relaxed night time stroll around the Piazza Navona/Campo de Fiori.
Rome is the place to be and it doesn't really matter where you are, as long as you like history, lovely food, ice cream, shopping and don't mind indifferent service you'll be fine. When in Rome........
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.
The room I stayed in the first night was tiny. There was barely enough room to walk around the bed. After complaining, the hotel did agree to change our room and I also checked to make sure the the other room was not a shoebox! The rooms to the front of the hotel are very noisy due to the hotel being on a busy one way street.
The hotel has no bar, so forget a goodnight drink! In its favour , it is centrally located and if you are happy to walk, most sights can be reached on foot. If not, the metro station is close by.
On a final note, when checking out, there was no room available to put our bags for safe keeping, they insisted they would be fine in the reception area (I wasn't happy) and just before we left two people arrived to be told that even though they had pre booked, they did not have a room available and they would have to go to another hotel! Sounds familiar? I definitely would not go back, there are lots of other hotels in the area.
Not worth the money
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.
Nice and Quaint
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!