Travel Blogs from Rome
September 30, 2013
Today was our first full day in Rome, I think we are going to love it here! Learning about Rome as kids, we never thought that we would ever have the chance to actually be here. We're feeling pretty lucky and we are excited to go out and venture this city! Steve had studied the map (of course) and figured that we would …
... with the guide talking into it, so there was about 30 in the group. Our guide was a lovely, very knowledgeable older italian lady. Couldn't walk too well, but she did a great job weaving in and out of the crowds. She was shorter than me.
Boys were quickly bored, but were very well behaved and kept whinging to a minimum. They have been such good boys on the trip. Very proud of my munchkins. They will probably be happy to never ...
... large domed structure originally built by Hadrian which became a church in the 4th century BC. The Pantheon is one of the most understated churches in Rome but it makes up for this with the dominance of the structure itself. There are a number of people buried in the church including Rafael.
We had a plan to work our way round to the Via del Corso to approach the Vittoriano head on. However on the way we passed the Church of Ignazio di Loyola, ...
... fall on him because it was so badly designed.
Jealousy was fierce and long lasting obviously.
We then did a tour of the Colosseum, the Forum and the surrounds with a fabulous local guide. She lived locally, loved Rome and brought the history to life. Fantastic.
After arriving at the hotel, we did a solo walk to the Church around the corner.
The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Owned by the Vatican, it ...
We checked out of our chalet nice and early to make the most of our last day in the magical city of Rome before our flight back to Gatwick after afternoon.
We aimed for the Pantheon, a temple to all gods of ancient Rome which was rebuilt in 126AD in front of a beautiful square around another fountain. It is one of the best preserved of all Roman buildings and is still in use today. In ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Turner Rome
I stayed there from Oct 6-9, 2004 with my husband and 9 yr old son. Our room seems to have been a bit larger since we had a triple room. The bathroom was a little on the small side especially for my husband since he is 6 ft 5 in but no complaints from him on that. The continental breakfast was mediocre at best. I did love the decor in the hotel. The walls in the hotel were upholstered in brocade fabric. The furniture in the baroque style. There are a number of good local restaurants within a 10 minute walk that were fairly inexpensive. The hotel staff was excellent. On checking out I had asked them to get a taxi to take us to Termini Station. The cab drove us to the station and in my hurry I left a package in the taxi. By the time I realized this the taxi had already driven off with another fare. I promptly called the hotel and they offered to locate the cab driver for me and I was instructed to call back in 5 minutes. When I called back the good news was the driver was located and he say he had my package. The bad news was that he was on his way to the airport and it would be 25 minutes before he could return with my package. By then I would be on my way to Florence. To make a long story short the hotel staff went out of their way to get my package to me! I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Comments on our stay at Hotel Turner
We just returned from Rome on 8/31/04 after staying at hotel turner. The rooms were small & the shower was difficult to turn around in,but the decor was very nice. The front desk person in the AM was not very helpful & gave wrong info & directions when asked. But, other than that, it was a nice clean place to stay during our visit. Rome was delightful & very beautiful!
We spent 4 nights here in May 2004. Hotel Turner exceeded our expectations in every way! The location is great if you enjoy seeing Rome on foot. It is perfect if you would rather use a bus or metro system as another reviewer has written. We used both. The staff was outstanding - helpful in every way. Breakfast was good - typical of European continental breakfasts. Ours was a standard room and bath - small, yes. But once again, typical for European rooms in this price catagory. We loved the baroque style - everywhere you look - fabric, tassles, crystal, marble, etc. The neighborhood is unbelievably quiet for being so close to the major attractions. Our bed was extremely comfortable - and after busy days of sightseeing we found our hotel to be an oasis. Not an impersonal, sterile and overrun-with tourists place, but a small, haven of calm in this beautiful, bustling city. For this price range and catagory, we couldn't recommend this hotel more highly!
Gilded Roma at the Hotel Turner
We found the hotel to be exceptional in all ways. The service was excellent, the rooms spacious and comfortable, and the location was close to everything we wanted to see... Basilica di San Pietro, Colloseum, la Via Appia Antica, etc. Highly recommend the Hotel Turner to anyone wanting a taste of Roman grandeur at a reasonable cost.
I'd be surprised if the hotel holds on to its three star rating. It's closer to a 2 star. If they spent more money on improving the bathrooms and essential facilities in the bedrooms and less on gaudy gilding, flash faux baroque decor and marble common areas we would have been satisfied. The location is a little off centre, but not a problem given the great bus service and rasonable proximity to the Rome Termini.
The staff at the Turner Hotel were very friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is charming.
Our shower was extremely small. However, the real problem was that the water went from warm to freezing to scalding within a few seconds time.
There may be other rooms with better showers.
The breakfast was very limited.
Great location. It was quiet but easy access to all tourist attractions via bus, which stopped right outside of the hotel.
Nice clean hotel. Can't go wrong
A clean and pleasant hotel with a good, quick bus link to the centre of Rome. Room rates are fair and we enjoyed a good night's sleep during our stay. Recommended!