Residenza Canali ai Coronari
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After a plane ride from Spain (much to prefer over the overnight bus), we arrived in the Eternal City, Italy's capital Rome. I visited this city when I was very young, but to be quite honest I could not remember much of this place. It was very hot and peak time for tourists, so the big groups lead by energetic leaders with umbrellas were crawling …
Since we had no formal tours or activities scheduled for our 1st day in Rome, we let the kids sleep in. Kristin and I enjoyed an hour of free time by walking to the local corner pastry and coffee shop. We sat in the sun and read the English newspaper (The Herald) and people watched. Rome is a big city with lots of "interesting" people. I'm so glad …
... to the photos, one was called Cafe Friends The Vatican- museum, Sistine Chapel, St Peters Square, St Peters Basilica The tomb of the unknown soldier - Altar of the Fatherland Colosseum Roman forum ruins - where Ancient Rome was ruled from. Trevli Fountains Spanish steps Saint Pieteo in ...
... were not covered. Revenge? Michelangelo painted the Cardinal in Hell with a snake wrapped around his body. The mouth of the snake is in the private parts of the Cardinal. I wonder if he regrets throwing a fit?!? The clothes on the figures we see today were painted on after Michelangelo's death (oh he must have and maybe still is turning over in his grave!). Once out of the Chapel we moved into St. Peter's Basilica. Talk about immaculate! The church ...
... minutes to walk and stare in awe of the intricate details of all the parts of Italy freshly sculpted and painted into the walls and ceiling. It was incredible. And then... The Sistine chapel, I immediately had tears in my eyes. I'm not sure what it was but as soon as I walked through the door I immediately felt at peace. I could also feel Nana smiling down at me. It was beautiful and I had ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Residenza Canali ai Coronari Rome
I had reservations confirmed with my credit card. I had heard that Italian hotels cancel at the last minute so I made a special effort to remain in contact with the hotel prior to my arrival. Alas, less than 48 hours before my arrival, they emailed me saying they had a sick family that needed my room. When I telephoned the hotel, they told me the plumbing was broken and the workmen couldn't repair it in time. They did help me find another hotel, but this was a business trip and I had to contact all my colleagues to tell them of the change. NEVER AGAIN!!!
Recently I made a reservation at this "gem" (as most would call it) to celebrate my anniversary, only to find out that upon my re-confirmation of my hotel stay they supposely had "never received my reservation information" eventhough I had a confirmation number. In the mean time, the hotel booked up. They have offered to assist us in finding another place to stay, but that's not the point. Bottomline,
Couldn't be better
What a fabulous location...walking distance to absolutely everything.The people working at the hotel are all as helpful as can be.Who else would help you call the nurse for your flu shot!.Breakfast is very good. The beds are good and everything works!
My husband and I stayed at this charming little hotel for 3 nights in November, 2004. The staff is very nice and helpful and accommodated a room change request for us because our room was at the top of 4 flights of stairs and I'm 6 months pregnant--not a good combination after a full day of sightseeing. The room was very comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. Bathroom was clean and well appointed. One word of caution to you "high-maintenance" women: the hairdryer works, but not very well (takes forever to dry). The air conditioning worked well (yes, we used it in early November!). Breakfast was good--coffee, juice, fruit, cereal, pastries, meat, cheese, yogurt. My only complaint (and it's minor) is that the room was kind of dark. There was one window that didn't provide much light or a veiw of any sort.
Perfect location - we walked everywhere in the city. The hotel is charming, but easy to miss with a plant sitting in front of small sign. Residenza Canali is right at the corner with Coronari - a lovely street with high end antique shops. The steps are many, curvy and steep - great for getting the derriere in shape! They carried our luggage up the stairs for us. We were in Room 3 on the third floor. Our room was lovely - the ceiling was wood beams & brick.
What a gem!
We can't say enough good things about this hotel, located near the Piazza Navona. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were bountiful and delicious and the rooms were freshly and beautifully decorated. The location is superb, tucked into a quiet neighborhood of antique stores and high-end shops. We could walk to ALL the major sites. Plus found a terrific restaurant (Osteria del Pegno) just steps from the front door where we ate one of our best meals in Rome. Interestingly, we ended up at this hotel by default; our first choice, a hotel in the Trastevere area, was booked. We're glad they were! We prefer the location of the Residenza Canali. Can't wait to return to Rome -- and this lovely hotel.
Location, location, location
My family of 5 stayed at the Residenza in March of 2004. You could walk everywhere - we took a taxi one time when it was raining. 1 minute to the Piazza Navona. Very nice breakfast and staff. College/highschool aged children stayed out late at night and had no trouble. Suggest that you book the rooms with the terraces, but they are up four flights of stairs - no elevator. Great for families because you can walk everywhere and the families can split up and go in different directions. We will stay there again when we return. Two great restuarants just down the street: 1) Our favorite - Ristorante Montevecchio #066861319; 2) Osteria dell'Antiquario #066879694. Do not eat a meal on the Piazza Navona - get a dessert, coffee or glass of wine.
A hidden jewel at the heart of Rome . . . .
We just returned from a trip to Italy that included a 2-night stay at the Residenza Canali. We accepted the only available accommodations for 2 adult couples -- a Senior Suite that included a large bedroom with king bed, an "ante-room" with two single beds and a shared bathroom. We all slept comfortably, the bathroom was sparkling clean and modern with full amenities and the location was beyond perfection. Breakfast was delightful and the coffee was hot and rich. We would return in a heartbeat BUT with only a backpack full of luggage. There is no lift and our suite was on the 3d floor with some serious winding stairs. Put the Residenza Canali on your list, but check your excess baggage before you arrive . . . .
On our recent trip to Rome we stayed at the Residenza Canali, a small hotel on a tiny street around the corner from the Piazza Navonna. It was more than perfect! For a family of five, we had a wonderful 2 bedroom suite which was well appointed, spacious by European standards, with a tub/shower, soundproof windows, air conditioners that actually kept us cool, and breakfast to satisfy us all. This was all for a price that was less than some single rooms in other small hotels. The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant and guided us to several excellent "neighborhood" restaurants and arranged for our Vatican tour which was fabulous. I can't say enough about the location- the center of it all, within easy walking distance of everything and a piazza that is lively all day and into the night. We passed by other hotels that we had tried to book and were certain that we got the best deal of all. We would return in a heartbeat!
We spent 3 days in Rome this summer and stayed at the very small Residenza Canalli -- a cross between an upscale pensione and hotel.