Travel Blogs from Rome
... but also a lot of buildings from the renaissance. The later almost all financed by the Catholic Church. I’m not sure how the Catholic Church can justify all this wealth in Rome, but it is there anyway.
As we are writing this we are already in Africa, Botswana. A totally different world but one we all love. We have done our first safari trip and are in love with the country already. We have added a few photos of Africa and will write more about it in our next ...
... for our meal. We decided to order traditional Roman food so Waz had the Saltimbocca alla Romona and I had the Amatriciana pasta, served with a brown paper bag full of toasty rosemary and olive oil focaccia, we were in foodie heaven once more. The house wine was great, the food was simply delicious, and the service was very friendly as their tag line on their menu states - Sorrisi Gratis meaning Free Smiles. Walking for a little longer after our meal we watched ...
... for some souvineers at the Vatican, I bought myself a set of rosary beads. The only thing that I wish I could have done that I didn't is get the rosary beads blessed. I was also disappointed the day wasn't organised in a way to go the the blessing by the pope, as the pope does blessings Sundays and Wednesdays when he is in Rome! After the Vatican tour a small group of us head to the Spanish steps which would be our meeting place later in ...
... t broken into! We made the 10 minute drive to our new hotel, Villa Aldrovandi, and quickly set upon the pool..which had 2 pool boys handing out water and towels! We spent about 2 hours lounging..Ed fell asleep! Totally not fair! :) We headed out towards the Borghese gardens and down Corso Italia....where one can see Plaza Venezia (cake topper building) ahead. This street is lined with shops and side streets with eateries! So we strolled and looked...I really have ...
... Map Room that contained maps of the Italian city states. Below is a photo of ceiling and one of an old map of Tuscany, a future stop. The living quarters for Pope Julius II, painted by Raphael were not too shabby as one can see by the photo of the ceiling below. One of the modern popes collected modern art so we see Matisse and modern sculpture shown below.
Of course, the highlight is the ceiling of the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews WRH Suites Rome
A hidden gem
Having seen the photos of the WRH Suites on the net and checked out the prices, we were thinking that there would have to be a catch. But there's not. This place is kitted out like a luxury pad and the workmanship is excellent. Really clean with friendly and welcoming staff too.
The Great Rate Hotel
The hotel was ideally located for all amentites for the city. It was lovely clean and modern with lovely friendly staff. The rooms were spacious and finshed to a high specification. Great value for money! Would recommend to a friend.
Modern, Clean & Friendly
WRH Suite is a great place to stay. It is close to the termini train station but is not in any way noisy. The rooms are all spotless, very modern and have free unlimited internet usage. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Hard to Better
We stayed here for 4 nights and were sorry to leave. It is very stylish, spotlessly clean and the staff could not be more friendly or helpful. It is in an ideal location situated near to termini rail terminal - not close enough to be of any detriment though.
My son thought all his prayers were answered with a laptop and unlimited FREE use of internet provided!
With only 4 rooms here and none of them ajoining it was very quiet and peaceful. I have already recommended it to my friends and have no hesitation in saying GO, you will love it.
On arriving at the Termini train station, we started to make our way to the suites but struggled to find them as the signage on the front door is difficult to see. They are very well located only 10 minutes walk from the station.
Once we got there we were very pleased, the suites are modern and clean, it's also quiet as they are offset from the busy roads and high up, which is not a problem as there is a lift. Each room also has free internet facilities.
The staff were friendly but could have provided more information for visitors about restaurants, trains/bus info, assistance with booking entry tickets.
Even though breakfast was cold continental style, there was nothing laid on for early check out. It would also have been nice to have tea/coffee making facilities at any time not just breakfast.
It is a great place to stay in a good location.
I stayed here for a few nights back in the summer and was really impressed with the place. Its stylilshly renovated and is a nice calm place to recover after the joyfull chaos of a typical day in Rome (watchout for those Vespa's!)
If at all possible opt for one of the larger rooms with the Jacuzzi's.
Your aching legs and feet will thank you for it after a couple of days pacing round the sites and shops and its a great way to relax after a busy day. The local shops and restaurants are all good and the Opera house is only a few streets away if you fancy endulging with the locals.
Overall really impressed!
Really enjoyed the amenities
I stayed at the WRH hotel in Rome and enjoyed all aspects of my two stays there, and would definitely stay there next time.
Modern, sleek and very comfortable
Myself and my fiance stayed in the WRH suite in July. It is really close to the Termini train station (handy for the Metro and buses). Don't be put off by the grubby little street you have to go down to get to the 'hotel' cos its worth it. The staff were very helpful, telling us where to go in Rome and how to get there. The room was spacious, clean and the shower...oh boy!! We had internet access (really convenient) and a flat screen tv. The breakfast area was two steps away from our bedroom door. The only tiny problem was the noise from the traffic as the hotel faces onto two roads. But we bought earplugs and slept soundly. Excellant value and really convenient for everything!!
Lovely stay in Rome
I recently took my fiance to Rome for a long weekend and booked WRH Suites via the net (not sure what the website was but I think roma-hotels.com I think...). We used their transfer service from the airport into town which worked out fine and very much hassle-free. The guesthouse is very central, closet o the main train station and just around the corner of the basillica's, in fact we could walk almost everywhere and if you walk south towards the coliseum there are loads of small lanes, restaurants, etc. The accommodation itself was top notch quality and both of us were very impressed - everything was clean, fresh and I don't think it had been open for that long so everything was brand new. We stayed in room 4, which was beautiful, modern designs, a great Jacuzzi type bath tub (which btw is open - so you would not really choose this room if you were sharing it with your mother!), good air conditioning and excellent in room facilities. The reception isn't manned all the time, so you get given a key to the doors which was real handy. We found the staff very nice and helpful and spoke very good English. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone visiting Rome. And almost forgot, a buffet breakfast was included which was a fine spread of Italian hams, cheeses, croissants, cereal, coffee etc...
Great Place to Stay!
The WRH suite have just opened and we are one of the first guests to stay.
It is located in the historical centre of Rome, and is literally 2-3 mins walk for the main train station (termini) & underground - very handy for getting about and seeing the sights. The local area is nice, there are cafes and restaurants, spilling onto the pavements and its near to the shops.
The WRH guest house takes the 4th floor of what looks like apartment buildings, you have keys to the main apartment door and a lift takes you to the 4th floor where a 2nd set of keys gives you access to WRH rooms. It is not manned after about 5pm but you can come & go as you please.
There are 4 rooms - we stayed in ROOM 1 - The Rationalist Room: Le Corbusier - it had been decorated well, very modern, contemporary and clean. The bed was really comfortable, we had air con, tv,jaccussi bath which was great and all felt new! We also had a laptop with free internet access in the room although the broadband had not yet been connected.
The hotel offers breakfast as part of the price - we were told it was available until 10.30am but found to our dismay that it finished at 10am and was all packed up! The breakfast was ok - nothing special, tea, coffee, cereal, yogurt and some pastries - it was fine - but no fresh toast and only Special K as cereal choice.
I thought the hotel was good at about £103 a night - I would stay again and its in a great location and is very clean and new. They also offered a discount for paying cash.
A tip - We took a taxi from the airport as we were not sure how close to the station the hotel would be - it was 40mins drive and expensive - definately take the train!!