Travel Blogs from Rome
After a buffet breakie it was back on the bus and we left Florence for Rome. Along the way we stopped in at a little town called Orvieto which sits on the top of a hill and we had to take a funicular up to the top. The town was super cute and had wee cobbled streets which are mostly pedestrianised so we could wander around taking photos without worrying about cars etc. We saw the big church which is very similar to the one we saw ...
... a very emotional experience in this church. I was sitting quietly looking at all the magnificent marble carvings, when I felt mum was with me and she was safe. I have never felt anything like this before and it made my cry immediately as I felt moved by the feeling. I said to Sam I want to light a candle and he lit one for his mum too. This was beautiful and we then sat in silence for another 10 minutes or so. I bought 2 postcards and 2 purse cards on Saint ...
... off point to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées. It was a bit of a walk and we found a crepes truck set up at the start of the Champs Élysées, so we had to stop and have one, yum yum. We walked all the way up to the Arc de Triomphe and then down the other side, there were people every were, plus street performers, great shops and lots of restaurant and the Ledo, it was all rather festive. After that ...
... scripts and instructions (which the kids know off my heart) into Italian. Benny found it highly amusing and entertaining that his shape puzzle game started describing bread as "pane" and sandwich as "bocadillo" and cookie as "galleta".
Much more entertaining for me is watching James, the most sociable man in the universe, try to make small talk with the ...
... school announces the end of a course, students are quickly their college, jumping on one of their scooters.I also view the parking a scooter, folk alignment, vehicle, typical, as an integral part of the culture and life in Italy.Wait Talk about vehicle:WHETHER
papis, mamis, women, men, young or not so young, yet of a quiet nature,
are very excited as soon as their two hands hold a driving car.The motorist is King, the pedestrian or cyclist, a rebus. ...
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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.