Travel Blogs from Rome
Senmaster stayed here on Jan 19, 2008 during their trip titled: Roma - Vatikan.
The old saying goes that when you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain you are bound to return to Rome.
And It Works!
Here we are, my wife Jenni and I, in Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, as we complete our travel to the Italian port city of Civitavecchia to embark on an 11-day Mediterranean cruise. We'll stop in Rome after the cruise …
... cruising has been a highlight of our time together. For our first evening in Rome...we walked...and walked...and walked. For anyone who has ever travelled with us, there is a touch of angst when Paul says ' trust me while he is holding the map! We have zigged and zagged, zagged and zigged up and down and all over the cobbles of Rome. Sue has been to the Farmacia for blister band aids and the boys have resorted to comforting ales ...
... They used the underground passage ways much like we use them today, for trapdoors, and a way to move from one side of the arena to another. Our arenas and stadiums still use the same concept the Romans used thousands of years ago. Although the Colosseum is not big compared to Lucas Oil Stadium, it was a great feat during its time and years after. After visiting the Colosseum, we visited the Roman Forum, which ...
... that there was no better use for the bones of these long buried friars. It was never meant to be a frightening display and there are certainly no ghost tours into the crypt... It is instead, a reminder of the swiftness of our time on earth, our own mortality.
In town and with limited time, we decided that we should soldier on, weather and mood be damned. That is how we ended up sitting beside the Trevi ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
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
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.
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.