Travel Blogs from Rome
... as the day we went to the Vatican. However, we still saw some very cool towns in the hills outside of Rome, and unfortunately we also had our first day of classes. I am taking to classes for a total of 6 credits: Shakespeare's Rome and God, the Lover, and the City. Shakespeare's Rome is a class that focuses the 6 works of Shakespeare that took place in Rome: The Rape of Lucrece, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Anotony Cleopatra, Coriolanus, and Cymbeline. I am sure ...
... we rounded a corner, went down a flight of stairs then turned at another corner, and we were at St. Peter's Basilica. The church was massive. We spent 15 minutes inside. Before we left, we saw some of the Swiss Guard. We left the Vatican City and went for lunch. A hour and a half later, I met up with the rest of the group. One of the teachers was asking if we wanted to go to the soccer. I said yes, but it was still in discussion as ...
... 6 - The Vatican
Lots of friends recommended getting a guide to go around the Vatican. Their unique selling point was that you will save time by avoiding the queues and in the museum there is no description of artefacts so it was better to have someone point out the interesting pieces. We were approached in the street by a guide as soon as we got off the open top bus which felt a bit like we were being ripped off but it ended up ok in the end. ...
... stroll through the park, Rita went and got knick knacks for her family, and I went and exercised in the park. It was a good day, but not too many pictures.
So... To keep you entertained today I'll give you some bloopers of our trip so far. We about missed our plane in Dayton. Our first night here, Rita slipped on the stairs and bust her butt. The ladies have had more blisters on their feet than Rome has ...
... ten and relaxed at our hospitality until around three when we had a late lunch with some Italians and Americans still here out the house. We had an american meal with italian flavor. Pizza and coke. The pizza here is flat and plain but very tasty, at least the cheese pizza we bought was. After our late lunch, we began our tour of historic Rome. First stop, the coliseum. Wow. What can I say. It definitely was impressive. Walking inside of a huge strucuture that has played a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Traiano Rome
Traiano - should be 2 or 3 star not 4, good location
I stayed at Traiano this summer. In general the hotel is ok. But certainly it is not a four star hotel, I would say it should be somewhere between two and three star. I think it is a general problem in Rome, they must use different scale when rate the hotels.
Bring earplugs, hotel is on a busy street. Some rooms face a more quiet side street but unfortunately there is a "wine bar" across the street so either way earplugs are useful.
The location is very good very close to everything.
Avoid This Hotel
Centrally located but lousy service. We felt penalized for booking the "great rate" on the internet. We were clearly given a lousy room as a result--it was over a bar that had a band until 2am every night. The front desk staff was uninterested, bordering on hostile. They snuck charges onto our bill for items they implied were already included.
Avoid this hotel and sleep elsewhere.
Hotel Traiano, bad start but good result
We spent four days in rome between 21-25.2.2004. Whwn we arrived our hotel, Traiano, they said that there is some problems with the rooms and they have already arranged us a new hotel. A new hotel, Champange Palace was far away from good. I think that 2 stars is enougf for them. After this one night stand we got our good room in Traiano. If you stay in this hotel it si better that you get the room where the windows not are on the main street or you need something in your ears to get sleep. Our room were opposite direction and the room was vety nice, not a big one, but very clean. The hotel is in great place and all the major sights of the city are very near and you can also make easily shopping Via Nacionale which is not so overprized than the narow streets near Trevi and Spanga. We paid totaly 266? for four nights because hotel didn`t count the first night at all. So after all, if I go Rome second time, I will choose Traiano again.Ari / Jyv?skyl?, FInland
Recommended for the ancient-history sightseer
Excellent location and good value, very friendly English-speaking staff, plentiful cold collation for breakfast. I had spent time researching Roman hotels and did not expect a large room to be available at a price I could afford. The room was small, but located at the back of the hotel, so road noise was minimal -- I expect the front rooms are noisier. The only trouble we had was the ventilation system, since it allows all the rooms in a group to share the experience when one customer has a cigarette in his room. We enjoyed staying here both from a romantic and practical point of view. Many good restaurants are nearby, and the hotel is located right across from the newly reopened Trajan's Markets. This was important because we are ancient-history enthusiasts and chose this hotel in part for its proximity to ancient sites. We will stay here again.
Anything but quality!
I was planning the perfect romantic weekend in Rome and had high expectations of the Quality Inn Traiano after looking at wonderful photos and reviews on various websites. However, I realised the mistake I had made before we had even entered the hotel. It was situated on a completely non-descript road, along which all traffic entering the city centre passes. The lobby area was small but promising, and I hoped that it wouldn't be too bad afterall. However, the reception staff were indifferent, and our requested double bed was not available. The lift was smaller than a service elevator. And as for the room - it was basically small and very ugly, with a whole wall covered with dirty brown and craked mirrors! We were horrified and asked to change rooms. The replacement room was bigger but just as ugly and dated, and we checked out the very next morning, even though it meant loosing some money, and moved to a truly "quality" hotel so that our holiday could finally begin properly. It was a very disappointing, costly and upsetting start to our break in Rome. How this hotel can boast 4 stars I have no idea. A clean and basic 2 star would be more preferable to the "quality" offered here.