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... is awesome! After the tour ended, we were able to go into the crypt to see the tomb of Saint Francis. It was a beautiful yet simple crypt, and I was excited that I got the opportunity to be so close to such a holy man. I am sure he took my prayers to God as I prayed near his tomb. When the visit of the basilica was over, a group of us took the hike from the basilica to Francis' hermitage in the mountains. Even though the hike is slightly under 3 miles, you better be prepared for ...
... off or I was going to faint. I don’t know how the Romans do that day in, day out. There is no such thing as "personal space" while travelling on buses and it is each man for himself.
I ended up walking for miles again and stumbled across “Ponte Sant’Angelo” which is a beautiful bridge lined with statues which lead to , none other than…Castel Sant’Angelo, An amazing old brick castle. ...
... actually called that!). He circled a few times, kissed a few babies/children who were handed up to him; he came right in front of that first barricade I was at! I really couldn't see a whole lot but I caught glimpses through the crowd; it’ll be great to get the pictures from the lady from Canada!
At 10:30, he was at the front (on the stairs, not at the window upstairs) speaking. Of course, I couldn't understand a word! The nun from ...
Arrived in Rome! Our flight got in at 7:15 and after baggage claim and customs, we waited for the ISA attendants to come pick us up. We got in a taxi around 9 and arrived at our apartment around 9:45. There was a woman waiting to greet us and welcome us into our apartment. Because Grace, Caroline, and I were here first, we had first choice of rooms. I picked the single room right next to their double. The apartment is cute but very small. Italians are ...
... and its history in a nutshell. It gave us a taste of what we were to explore in the following days. As a matter of fact, we relooped the circuit to stop at Trevi Square. We spent over one hour at the fountains admiring the artistry and the surrounding architecture. All this, of course, with beer and gelato!
We headed back to the apartment late in ...
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Beware the a/c
While I loved the piano bar area, the hotel itself had quite a few problems. We were there in September and had a VERY SMALL, VERY HOT room. I asked twice for someone to check the a/c for us and was told there was nothing wrong with it. The male desk clerk (front desk) was also a problem. I'm not sure if it was a cultural thing or what, but he was VERY surly with me. I asked for change to tip the bellman and he informed me they had no change. The same thing happened the next day when I asked for change to tip the waitress after breakfast. He was very polite to my husband, however. I would NOT stay there again.
great location, nice people had a nice time with the piano bar
We loved it
The rooms are not big, but very comfortable. The furniture are beautiful. The bathroom in marble is very practical. Very clean. We will definitely go back. Staff is very polite and nice. Perfect location in Rome.
Nice stay in rome
good location-small rooms but good service nice people
Won't return here
Won't stay here again. Doesn't deserve it's 4 stars. Rooms were decorated nicely but very small, felt like a cruise ship room. Air conditioner in first room didn't work, then switched room and second room didn't have hot water. When we complained they didn't seem to care.
Hotel was clean but Tight!!
Hotel was clean but very very small and hot! We had a double room which contained one bed with about a foot of walking space around the bed. We felt very clastrophic because everything was so tightly fitted. I read somewhere that this hotel was a convent once so imagine how small the rooms were. There was no escape from the smallness of this hotel. Even the terrace garden was like a coffin, because the room was 10 by 10 with a high fence. The bathroom was marble but the shower was the size of a closet. So the water always turned off when we washed our hair. The view was non existent. We had two windows that faced brick walls so we felt like we were in jail.
Booked A Double, Got A Single
Breakfast at the hotel was awesome! We didn't realize until we left that we have been given a small single room, despite paying for a double. We left for one night to take a side trip to Florence and had confirmed with the hotel that we were booked for 2 nights upon our return; however, just before we left for Florence, they told us if we didn't pay for the night we WEREN't staying, we wouldn't have a room upon our return. We felt very betrayed and taken advantage of.
great hotel, very friendly, had a great room (bed was a little hard!) great views, we had a full size fridge and a washer/dryer in our room!
wow! nice balcony also, we stayed in a double room. roof restuarant very good. also il brillo parlante restuarant next to it has AWESOME food (pizza is the best I ever had), try the chocolate cake, you wont be sorry!