Hotel Teatro Di Pompeo
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It honestly took everything I had to get out of bed this morning, I wanted to sleep in so bad.
I finally got up and got ready really quick, skipped breakfast, and got on bus to head to the Vatican. It was about a 20 minute drive or so. We got out and did a 2.5 hour walking tour. Definitely still amazing even the second time around. When we got out of the Vatican I got separated from the rest of the group for a few minutes which was a little hectic. I was ...
... that it was left here lying around unstratified where any old fool could pick it up, clean it in his friend's apartment's bathroom, and take it back home in his luggage as a prize souvenir for his new collection...
I moved on through a few innocuous looking side streets and noted with pleasure the entanglement of old and new buildings thrown together with blatant disregard for any historical authenticity. This is what makes Rome so interesting, though perhaps ...
... us to pay to 'skip' the line, This was about 20 Euros...NOT WORTH IT!! As I only pay 8 Euros and mum 16 Euros.
The wait was totally worth it, as Mum said. This was my 3rd time visiting the Vatican Museum and I was still astound by the beauty of it. The art and paintings throughout the building were just incredible and can't forget the Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) with the famous painting 'The Last Judgement' by Michelangelo. Today the chapel is the site of the ...
... famous paintings in the world created by Michelangelo - the last Judgment which took Michelangelo 5 years to complete and was commissioned by Pope Paul III and the ceiling frescos which were commissioned by Pope Julius II which portray scenes from the Old Testament including pictures of Adam and Eve, Noah etc Our tour guide told us that Michelangelo never considered himself as an artist but instead a sculpture, he never signed any of this works as a painter ...
... the metro to San Pietro to keep watch. We snagged some gelato, pizza, and rare "vacante" stamps - it's not often the papal see is vacant, and these are only available when it is - in that order and headed towards the grand church. We got there early and made our way to the front. It's hard to see the chimney, even from the front, but there are huge screens that make it visible to everyone. It took ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Teatro Di Pompeo Rome
Great Hotel, Excellent Location
We just spent two nights at Teatro di Pompeo and the hotel and staff were great. They were so helpful, concerned about your safety--very cute, but also real in Rome---and just obviously took care to know you a bit and were interested in who was staying at their hotel. Rooms are very large and comfortable. We had a restaurant that we wanted to go to and they found the number for us so we could call for a reservation. When we came down to leave, they had printed out a map of our walking route! Great cappucinos for breakfast!
My wife and I stayed in the Teatro for part of our Honeymoon and overall LOVED it.
Regarding the room, our was very spacious, even for American standards, and fullsized bathroom. The only drawback was that the room we got, the door was right off the check-in room, which was a little too close for comfort.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, the breakfast in the morning, was very good (for a european breakfast), and the location was AMAZING. It was right about a block away from the Campo de' Fiori, which is a great square to eat, or just hang out.
I would recommend this place to everyone that goes to Rome.
Fantastic location, warm welcome
Fantastic location in the old city, friendly staff and comfortable room. An excellent choice for a short break.
We came to Rome for a 4 days long weekend, and the hotel was ideal. many small restaurants close by, and within walking distance to anywhere in central Rome. The weather turned out to be quite cold, and it was good to have effective heating in the room. Breakfast was buffet style, and generous for this class of hotel
Great little hotel in a fabulous location!
We stayed eight days in the Teatro di Pompeo while attending a wedding. It was a perfectly delightful visit.
The hotel is in a superb location in a quiet piazzetta just steps away from the always lively and interesting Campo de Fiori. The Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and several beautiful churches are just a short walk. If you want to you can walk almost anywhere. We walked to the Colosseum, Trevi, Spanish Steps, and even the Vatican. And there is a good bus service just a minute's walk away. There are dozens of great restaurants and plenty of lively bars and cafes within walking distance, in just about every price range.
Just a short block from the hotel you are in the middle of a real Rome neighborhood, with good small cafes and shops, so you can get a feel for what life in the "real" Rome is like, if you want to.
As for the hotel itself, for its price it is perhaps the best hotel I have stayed at anywhere in Europe out of literally dozens in different cities and countries. Our room was very large, comfortably furnished, and nicely decorated. The bathroom was also of a good size, spotlessly clean and well appointed. The breakfast room is a delight, as is the small bar. Everywhere we got the impression that this is a well run and well maintained hotel.
The staff were always friendly, and always courteous and professional also. (Luigi, thank you so very much for everything. we enjoyed your sense of humor immensely!)
All in all, I can't recommend the Teatro di Pompeo too highly!
March 2005 trip
I stayed at the Hotel Teatro di Pompeo March 13-18, 2005. I have stayed at this hotel before, and thought that on this trip, the hotel still lived up to my previous experiences. The room was quite comfortable. The hotel is centrally located to many of the ancient and other sites in Rome. (And the hotel itself is on top of a famous ancient site.) The staff is attentive and very helpful if you need to make museum reservations. The breakfast is excellent. While I was there, I needed some medical-related assistance and they were very helpful in providing that assistance. All in all, this is a wonderful place to stay.
Nice hotel,the perfect location
Ideal location right slap bang in the middle of it all and yet very quiet, clean, good price, nice room.
Excellent choice for old Rome
My husband and I just returned from an 8-night stay in Rome. Using the recommendations from TripAdvisor, we opted for the Hotel Teatro di Pompeo, and we were very glad we did. While simply furnished, the rooms are very large by European standards and comfortable. The staff were unfailingly pleasant and helpful. When I complained about a squeaky door, we returned two hours later to find it already repaired. Breakfast is good, and the location is unbeatable for proximity to tourist locations and to transportation.
Good choice in rome
We stayed here for 3 nights in May 2004. Location is very good. We were able to walk to all of the big sights in central Rome fairly easily (Colisseum, Forum, Spanish Steps, Vatican, etc). Room was clean and fine, but nothing spectacular. Breakfast was very good. Front desk was helpful - set up a ride to the airport that was very convenient.
Definite thumbs up!
As for location, this hotel can't be beat, just outside of Campo di Fiore which really is the heart of a lot of the action in Rome. We checked into this hotel without a reservation on a Friday night at 9PM which in itself was somewhat of a miracle. The gentleman at the reception informed us the only had one room remaining and only charged us 150 Euro which was below the typical rate.
The room itself was very nice with some actual character like a beamed ceiling and nice tile floor. Unlike most European hotel rooms, it actually had two separate rooms and a bathroom. One room to keep all your belongings and another with the bed. So all in all, the room was a very good size. The hotel itself is kinda cool being built on top of the ruins of Pompey's theater. The bottom floor is actually part of the ruins. The breakfast was quite good as well.
Great hotel in heart of Rome
We spent 3 nights at the Hotel Teatro di Pompeo and highly recommend it. It was centrally located and within walking distance (less than a mile) of most major attractions including ancient Rome, the Vatican area, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps. Hotel is also very close to 2 wonderful local plazas - Campo di Fiori (local market and tavernas) and Piazza Navona (historic plaza with nice restaurants). Hotel room was air conditioned and very nice, breakfast each morning was quite well done and staff was accomodating and helpful. We made our reservations and cooresponded directly with the hotel. Americo Onorati (manager) was most helpful and arranged for our pick up at the airport as well as limo to Civitavecchia (port of Rome) on departure.