Travel Blogs from Rome
... 8217;t the right one; Octivito instead of Otilito. Another cop pointed out the street, right in front of us which led straight to the Jewish Ghetto. After meals of fried artichokes and rare meat with dried beef and truffle sauce we were stuffed. We needed to do lots of walking before dinner in 3 hours.
After walking and walking we came up on large structure. When we got to the front we found that it was the Pantheon. Entry is free so we entered and ...
... protest route as it could get very dangerous. We pick up our local guide who spends a couple of hours with us on the coach as we drive around some of the main sites in Rome. We drive into the Botanic Gardens which are on a hill behind Rome and we have a fantastic panoramic view of Rome. We arrive at our final hotel and after settling in and changing I head down for our farewell dinner. We thank Gilberto for his fantastic work during our trip. He is a wonderful ...
... later a typical Italian looking, very loud man entered the back of the bus and tried to sell bus tickets ( which were loosely in his pockets... ) Nobody gave him money ... He tried again at the final destination, Bari Train Station - the bus driver only opened the front door, so we all had to exit via this man - and yes he sold tickets, but he let go the ones who started arguing ( like us). So we think, he ...
... holds the heads of St Peter & St Paul. It used to be the church of the Popes until the 1400s & it also has a wonderful cloister with 2 unusual relics. The first is the slab on which the soldiers cast lots for Jesus’ robe at his crucifixion & even stranger, a slab on top of 4 pillars which are supposed to be his exact height. It is truly a wonderful building which is well worth a visit & we were so pleased that we spotted it.
... To show respect I guess.
Near here was the Coloseo . We wandered past all the vendors trying to sell you **** tourist items at huge prices. And entered the collusuem.
I found the thought of all the cruelty from the past a bit hard to bare. Although I must say it was a magnificent structure with a lot of area underneath the arena that showed how the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Residenza A Rome
The hotel is very modern, which was okay for me. The location is great, right on Via Veneto. The only negative that I can come up with is the size of the rooms. We were in Room M, the first room, and found it very small, as well as a little disconcerting being that the front desk is right outside your door. Would be okay for one person. But with two it was cramped with luggage and all. We couldn't have eaten in the room had we wanted to. There wasn't the room to do so, which wasn't a problem at all. The hotel provided us with vouchers for La Strega, a restaurant next to the hotel. The breakfast menu available to hotel guests was more than adequate. The only other negative, and this is really meant to be taken tongue in cheek, is that the computers in the rooms are Macs, whereas I'm more proficient with PCs.
All in all, the staff was accomodating and helpful. Would recommend the hotel with the caveat that if you are two, request a larger room than Room M.
After much research we chose this hotel for its great reveiws, location and modern decor.
It lived up to all our expectations, they booked us a taxi from the airport, 50 euros with the best dressed cabbie ever, the staff could not do enough for us, booking restaurants and even offering to walk round to one, when there was no answer on the phone.
The breakfast in bed was lovely and our room was very spacious and comfortable, exactly what we were after. Great shower and very comfortable bed.
The staff make this hotel great, We would definatley stay here again.
Just returned from a long weekend.This hotel is well worth the time we spent reviewing sites, locations and hotels on the internet.
This hotel is stiuated in a street comparable to Park lane in London and is convieniently placed for most of the popular attractions.
The Hotel is clean and very well presented and the addition of internet access in each room was perfect as we had to keep checking our flights home following the death of the Pope. We also used it to book a hire car from Hertz (UK site) at a far cheaper rate than quoted at the Hertz Rome office,(just round the corner).
The staff are very helpful and the breakfasts are good. we never ventured to the cafe for breakfast. The rooms are small but they feel intimate and luxurious. The Air con was spot on.
In short a good little find that I would definitely return to.
Fantastic!! The best hotel where to stay!!
We stayed at the Residenza A for 5 days in February and couldn't agree more with the raves of the other posters - we just loved this sanctuary in this very busy, bustling and cosmopolitan city. Great breakfasts to start the day, a central location so that you can easily pop back during the day. Our room was not only very quiet but extremely modern and superclean, great decor, great bathroom, so all in all a room that makes you feel at home from the moment you arrive.
The staff was extremely friendly and unfailingly helpful, Restaurant, gallery, museums, tour and transport reservations were all made by them.
I doubt we could have experienced or enjoyed the city even a fraction of what we did, had it not been for the guides and advice provided by the staff.
We even really enjoyed the free internet access on our personal I Mac in our room and the direct telephone number.
All in all, the Residenza A was a fantastic place to stay and made our stay in Rome a memorable one.
All Good Things Come In Small Packages
This hotel is small and therefore has the luxury of giving their guests truly personal service, something I find difficult to believe the larger hotels could offer.
They made reservations for us off the beaten track at THEIR favourite restaurants and helped us plan our site seeing days. This is what made the difference as at no point did we feel we had be over charged or that our experience was anything but 100% authentic. In a tourist trap city like Rome I think this is rare and so I believe its worth staying here for this reason alone.
The personal touch combined with the location made this hotel a unique find. The Via Veneto is the most photgraphed street in Rome, so grand and fabulous.
I had a memorable 30th in the city and can confidently recommend this hotel to anyone looking to sample the true Rome.
A recommended find
This is my first review of any hotel, but Residenza 'A' deserves the attention (------------------------------). Do not go here if you like 'traditional' stuffy overly decorated hotel rooms. Do go here if you want modernity, a computer to use in your room, a dvd player, and more other electronic gadgets to play with, a great location, and friendly helpful staff. Do go here if you like small ( 7 or 9 rooms in total, I did not count) quiet respite with minimal fuss. Do go here if you do not mind the 'hotel' being only one floor (1st) of a Roman Office building. Residenza A is all these things calling itself an 'art boutique' hotel. Its next door to the Via Veneto Marriott with the same 4* rating!
The only area the hotel can improve on is their online 'access'... was not exactly easy to find to make an online reservation. Ultimately I used -------------------- for the best price.
Modern hotel in the city center
My husband and I went to Rome at a national holiday in November for a 4 nights stay. A travel agency here arranged a hotel for us (Hotel Imperiale) and we had already paid the whole amount before we got there. But they made a terrible mistake and when we arrived the hotel, we were told that they are overbooked and they wanted to find another place for us! Hotel Imperiale was not our type, a very oldfashioned dark place with terrible furniture. We talked to the agency and got our money back, fortunately we had the address of Residenza A (I had seen the photos on the internet and really liked them, so it was in my hotels list!). We just walked 3 minutes with our suitcases and easily found the hotel. The staff was very kind and they told us they had an available room for us; everything was so easy, and we just checked in. Anyway, Residenza A is a great place especially for young people; the rooms are decorated with very modern furniture. We stayed in Room M (medium); it was rather small but very clean and had a good street view. Breakfast is served into the rooms; it could be better because there is only coffee,orange juice and croissants. If you wish, you can have breakfast in the cafe downstairs; cheese, bread, jam and coffee only. But be careful, the staff at the cafe is not very nice!
I definetely recommend Residenza A; because it's really hard to find a modern hotel like this in Rome. So we were very lucky to find this place and had a good time there.
The best place to stay in Rome!!!
I could not have asked for a more pleasant place to stay in Rome. The area that Hotel Residenza A is in was very lively in the evening and has many places to choose from for dinner. It's in the center of Rome and every great attraction is within walking distance. The staff at Residenza A is attentive and friendly, the room is always clean and crisp, and breakfast, whatever you wish, is served right in your room. The longer you stay the more they get to know your personal needs. After a week there I never had to ask for anything. Everything was always done for me and to my liking. All the rooms are supplied with an iMac with a fast Internet connection and a personal phone number that makes you feel like you're in your own home. The owner, Giovanni, and his staff Francesco, Marco and Christina are a wonderful part of the hotel. They keep your needs at the forefront of their minds at all times. The Residenza A was my home away from home. On all my future trips to Rome I will always stay at The Residenza A and you should as well.
Charming and gracious
My boyfriend and I stayed here September of 2003. At that time the property was very new, so I couldn't find information or any reviews on it before heading out there. We took a chance based on the excellent location on Via Veneto, the fact that every room came with its own computer and free internet access, it's beautiful decor, and reasonable price given its quality and location. We could not have been more pleased with this property. It was spotlessly maintained, and our room was chic, well-sized by European standards, modern and beautifully furnished. I loved their dark hardwood floors. Also beautiful bathroom. The property itself is very small, consisting of half a floor in an old, beautiful townhouse on leafy Via Veneto. The service is warm, friendly, enthusiastic and attentive. The cleaning service was meticulous; the whole room was straightened up, clothes folded or hung, and books/papers stacked neatly. The hotel staff and the manager go out of their way to help promptly, including by allowing us to use their fax, repairing phone, cable TV, helping with restaurant recommendations. One of the receptionists personally picked up and delivered our laundry so we wouldn't have to wait an extra day before the outside laundry service could deliver them. This place is a gem. We definitely look forward to staying here again.
What a delight
We ended up in Rome 4 days earlier than planned due to unforseen circumstances. The hotel we had booked for our original arrival date could not accomodate us and we ended up at Residenza A-What a surprise-totally unexpected-chic,sophisticated,comfortable, etc.etc. Had they had room available we would not have moved to our original hotel. They have splendid people working there, especially the charming young lady who deliveres your continental breakfast to your room. The man at the front desk,(a minimal affair) may well be the charming owner. Yes, we loved it!