Travel Blogs from Rome
Let's just say it was no piece of cake getting from the airport to the hotel!!! If I would have known, I would have done it differently. After taking a big bus from the airport to the Central Train Station, I thought, what the heck, I'll take a bus instead of a taxi... when the bus finally came ( an hour after I got to the stop) I got all my stuff …
Yesterday Saturday 21st... travelday the longest train ride of my life (maybe that is extreme). It was 5 hours but our 6 seat cabin had 6 people in it and it ws actually stuffy and hot. at least i got to read Carries copy of Brave New World by Alduos Huxley. anyhoo got into the scariest termini eva. but we navigated the metro to our hostel. after …
... s layout could be that of any modern stadium and we were pretty impressed that they could flood it to have mock sea battles using aqueducts. We spent the next day walking the entire city visiting places like the Spanish steps, Vatican City, piazza Navona, pantheon and Trevi fountain just to name a few and eating italian food.... Long but awesome day. We had to fly out to Barcelona the following day so we went to vote and did some well overdue ...
... s been here since 1980'. Frankly it was refreshing to see a great work, where it was intended to be, and where it has been for 500 years.
After St. Peter's, we mosied south to a different kind of historical monument; the Flavian Ampitheatre. We skipped the line thanks to our bundle ticket for the forum, palatine and colosseum, and were on the second level in no time. The concourse was full of exhibits dedicated to the daily life of a ...
... bags. Now, in Austria, you just put your stuff in a locker, deposit 2 Euro for 24 hours, and you're good for the day. Here? NOOO. It ended up costing us over 12 Euro for less than eight hours. The slow pace and the procedural nightmare involved in stowing two backpacks stretched the boundaries of inefficiency beyond imagination. Each bag had to get scanned; photocopies of passports made; you had to stand behind the red line until you're called or you get yelled ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Victoria Rome
While the Victoria has an excellent location, just minutes from the Spanish Steps, their staff was not welcoming nor particularly polite. The rooms were small but well appointed. The baths were great! And Rome was wonderful!
Our travel agent had suggested this hotel to us as an alternative to some of the more pricey options we were considering closer to the Spanish Steps, etc.
We were delightfully surprised! Our room was spacious (we had a larger room on the 4th floor with two large windows), comfortable bed and modernized bathroom. We were a bit out of the way in terms of being close to most attractions in Rome (minus the Borghese Gardens), but we are both young and in great shape, so we enjoyed the walks.
The staff was really friendly and helpful.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend the hotel to anyone considering a stay in Rome.
Lovely hotel in quiet corner
Have just returned from a short trip to Rome and stayed at the Hotel Victoria. We were a party of five and found this hotel to be excellent.
The public areas/dining room etc were traditional and very tastefully decorated and the staff could not have been more helpful. Both our rooms (althought different sizes) were full of character, clean and well equipped. Although not the most centrally located hotel in Rome I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone. Ate in the restaurant most nights (food very good) and found the daily set menu to be very good value.
Hotel is classified as a 4 Star hotel. Although, I requested a larger room, as recommended by a Trip Advisor reviewer, I was given a standard double. (Room 405 or 406 are bigger). The room was average in size and had all standard conveniences. Hotel reception staff are helpful. The reception areas are very nice as is the bar and restaurant, although the bar closed one night at 11.30pm.
Room was terrible
The hotel is fine, a long walk from most of the sights, but quiet. Our room, however, was awful. The airconditioning consisted of a large portable machine, which was extremely noisy (so impossible to sleep with it on) and which only worked for an hour at a time (and then only slightly!). It was actually cooler in the corridor, when we emerged in the mornings after having had no sleep. The shower was also separate from the bathroom and was simply a converted cupboard! This was certainly not a four star hotel room. If you do decide to stay here, check on the room you will get.
Lovely hotel with top-notch staff
Two families traveled together and stayed at the Victoria. The rooms are all different, so you can have a large one or a small one -- they have quite a bit of personality.We found the staff to be wonderful. I lost an item at the airport and not only did the hotel staff persist in trying to locate it, but when they found it, they had it delivered to me. I was very impressed with this hotel. The restaurant serves excellent food and we found it to be quiet and convenient to everything: the underground, the Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps. I highly recommend it.
This is a nice, quiet hotel next to the old wall of Rome and near the Borgese Gardens, Borgese Museum and the faded glory of the Via Veneto.
A little bit off the main area of Via Venetto, but great hotel. Big rooms for Italy standards, especially the bathrooms. The bathrooms were big, all brand new, lots of ameneties in the rooms. Great air conditioning and hot water. Not all 4 star hotels in Italy we stayed at had as good of air conditioning and hot water.
Rooms are small but quiet, room amenities were above average for Rome
Enjoyed my stay
It was my first trip to Europe. The room was small but I guess that's the norm for Europe. The hotel was clean and nicely appointed. It was a great affordable hotel but not in the fancy caliber. Good location 15 minutes to Spanish Steps (esclator to Spanish Steps) and 10 minutes more to Trevi Fountain. Lots of restaurants/banks/shopping and HardRock close by.
Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet included was very good with lots of selections. Had dinner there two times and was good, had the special of the day with wine for $26 each. I spent a week there with a tour but the hotel helped book other city tours for us too. Questions just ask.