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... swim before we lose the light. The water is freezing. Ej happily frolics in the water, laughing and playing by herself in the sea. I practice swimming to keep warm. The more of my body I keep immersed in the water the less I feel the chill. But before long this no longer seems to work and I opt to join Cristina's friend on the beach. Drawn in by hunger, soon Ej and Cristina join us. Thanks to an amazing risotto made by Cristina's mum, we feast with a perfect view of the ...
... in the line from hell (ironic I know) or audible our plans for the day, and make the most of the awesome weather with which we were blessed (duhdumtsssss).
We changed it up and decided to go to St. Peter's Basilica, which was surprisingly easy to get into, even as first mass began. The famous church was breathtaking, not an inch of the place overlooked, with beautiful craftsmanship everywhere. We walked about with reverence as the usher let ...
... speech and lots of spit. He saw us on the iPad and started telling us about how you can do a website using Microsoft. He seemed very excited.
Thankfully the rain had stopped and the walk seemed shorter than on our way into town. Carrying 30# packs is getting us in shape. Guess who we saw? Our friend from the other day! He was wearing the same clothes. We said hello and his eyes lit up when he recognized us. We talked for a bit, and as we parted, he ...
... antipasti selection came out. It was almost magical watching the energy of these two men as they ran (sometimes literally!) around the cramped restaurant with pastas and pizzas, drinks and desserts, and with barely a path to the door. ("In the event of a fire, all patrons will be burned alive. Sorry for the inconvenience.") Everyone was a long-lost nephew or niece, and got the same familiar, energetic interaction. If you came as a tourist expecting a relaxing meal where ...
The flight from San Antonio to Dulles (DC) was uneventful until we arrived and saw the space shuttle that had just been flown up from Cape Canaveral on the back of a 747. It was on its way to the Smithsonian and was sitting on the taxi strip.
At Dulles the signs directed us all over the airport (I think it was about 1/4 mile as the crow flies, but I believe it was over a mile that we were directed to walk (and we still had to take a train to get there). Don went off on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Valadier Rome
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!