Hotel San Carlo
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This hotel was recommended by my former thesis professor, who was currently teaching a Catholic University School of Architecture semester in Rome. It just so happened that the hotel receptionist was a lady from Kaunas, Lithuania who knew my professor. I know Lithuanian better than Italian, so she and i got along well - especially when I needed to …
... streets of Avignon looking at the sights, The biggest gothic Palace ( Le Palais des Papes) this is a UNESCO world heritage site, bears the mark of the nine popes who succeeded one another. There is a golden statue of Virgin Mary ( weighing 4.5 tons ) stands on the dome of Romanesque Cathedral, her outstretched arms protecting the city. Next to the cathedral , hilltop ...
... Monica was there to meet us and as we found our apartment small, it was in a perfect area for us to explore Rome. We found a supermarket close by and had some pecorino cheese , chianti, and bread with soup for dinner ... Only a few euros for dinner tonight! We walked through the piazza navona during the evening and were amazed at the number of artists, performers and sheer beauty of the piazza. We continued our discovery to ...
... along the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, figuring we would just see what we find as we headed towards the area of the Coliseum and the Circus Maximus. Therefore, it came as a complete surprise when we stumbled onto the Largo di Torre Argentina, an in-progress excavation housing the remains of four temples, the oldest of which dates back to the 3rd century BCE, as well as parts of Pompey's Theater, otherwise known as the place where ...
... the hill to the main section of ruins and ate lunch before venturing on. The name 'villa' is kind of an understatement. It's more like a small city. There are various temples, baths, arenas, pools, libraries, visitor lodgings and staff quarters, along with the Emperors own rooms. We explored the entire site, and it was nice and quiet and relaxing, as there was barely any other people there. I never had to wait to take a photo without getting another person in the shot! I don't know if ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel San Carlo Rome
What a wonderful hotel the San Carlo turned out to be! The location couldn't be better - we were able to walk to all the major sites within just a few minutes. The walk to the Vatican area took a little longer, but was no problem for us 55 year olds! The San Carlo room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. We had a terrace just outside our room where we could eat breakfast or have a glass of wine later in the afternoon. We would recommend it to friends and would stay there again!
we were at san carlo the first days october :we had room 79 very nice very cleaned very quite,the staff was friendly and Rosanna at the desk relly helpful ,we will come back. Pierre Paris.
I was in the room 57 which is in the depandance of hotel. It was wery nice place, have efeveator and telephone directly conected with reception. It is great location and good price of the room. The people working there was very, very nice. Biljana, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
New managment (has to be)!
My husband, his father, and I were promised a wonderful room, what we got was room #12! The height of the ceiling was twice the width of the room! I have stayed in hotels in Moscow and Romania (back in 1990) and this hotel was WORSE! There were people who had booked 3 days at this place, stayed a night, and LEFT the next morning! Calling CNN Travel; Fodors; etc next....
The San Carlo is a nicely appointed hotel in a very good location. It is a very short walk between Piazza d Spagna, the Metro stop, and Via Del Corso. The single rooms are extremely small. There is absolutely no counter space for personal items and the lighting is very bad. The double rooms are absolutely fantastic. The one that I experienced had a beautiful large bathroom with shower AND tub and tons of counter space.This hotel is very clean and the support staff are very kind. The refridgerators are kept stocked with mineral water and local telephone calls are included with price of the room. All in all, Albergo San Carlo is a nice hotel if you take a double or larger room and avoid any disaggreement with the staff. Also, request that your room is far away from the breakfast area.
Not very helpful
Stayed at this hotel recently. They didn't give me the triple room that I wanted, despite phone calls to confirm this beforehand. Instead gave us one double and one single. Double room was fine, clean and modern but single room was cramped and had a funny smell. Plus the fact that there was no lift and it's quite a trek up 4 flights of stairs. Can't fault the location though. Overall ok but don't think it was superb, especially as they seem not to check through their reservations carefully enough.
We stayed at San Carlo and liked it very much. The location is perfect - just off Piazza di Spagna, yet in a quiet street. Staff are very friendly. Our room, in the renovated part, had all comforts. Breakfast is served in the roofgarden - quite a delicious moment of the day. We found the price very reasonable and definitely competitive for Roman standards. The only drawback are the stairs - there is no lift and if you have a heavy luggage, that can cause some problems.
Friendly and wonderful
This was the best hotel. The staff were polite, friendly and helpful. Our room was attractive, quiet and comfortable even on the warmest days. The breakfast on the terrace was a real treat. Its location was superb. Excellent value for money. I will definately stay at this hotel on my next trip.
Awesome value. Great great great location. Near great restauratnts and all the designer shops. Service was prompt and professional. Very friendly. The room is great. Always ask for room 57 - very big and a nice bathroom for the price. Also very clean. Front desk Alberto is very helpful and friendly.
We stayed the first week of November '02. The weather was upper 60's some days, and low 50's others. It was sunny every day, except our last day. We were very lucky I guess. The weather is unpredictable this time of the year and you should pack appropriately.