Travel Blogs from Rome
... at the small note and present I'd left on the table in Davide's apartment for his return from Milan. Knowing that I was about to fly out of the EU, I had left what little food I had in his flat, including a small taste of Australia that I was sure he would find amusing and nostalgic. The little pot of Vegemite that I had bought in Ireland needed a new owner, and I couldn't think of a more fitting candidate than the young man who had come to stay with us all those years ago.
... Baroque (style of art) fountain in the city of Rome and one of the most famous fountains in the world.
The iconic coin throwing was made famous from the a film, 'Three Coins in the Fountain'. One coin over your shoulder means, You will return to Rome; two, you'll return and fall in love; three, you'll return, find love and marry. It is estimated that 3,000 Euros are thrown into Trevi Fountain each day.
After taking a few photos of us ...
... very affordable. - The climate is beautiful everyone here has beautiful olive skin (Dad, Ben and Luke, Jenna and I would probably blend in quite well here as we all look very similar to the typical Italian, dark features and olive complexion) it is rare to see a blonde person here and if you do they are probably a tourist. - Ancient Rome dominated the world, it is easy to see in the architecture and surroundings the wealth and intelligence that the Roman Empire ...
... to admire Michelangelo's magnificent Sistine Chapel (where we could not take pictures). What an indescribable memory as we looked upon the vivid colors of Michaelangelo's masterpiece! Just seeing the beautiful ceiling and remembering the years of pain he endured to make such an inspired work kept Jose and I staring at the ceiling. There are endless details and Bible stories depicted. We ...
... I would very likely not get a chance to see all of the things that interested me, and sure I would be very lucky indeed in the Pope decided to step out onto his balcony and wave at the masses - after all, it was Wednesday and he likes to do that kind of thing on a Wednesday.
The coach journey felt very long, especially as we travelled most of the way in heavy traffic - just as you would when trying to get into the heart of any major city ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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!