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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 …
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The church of Trinite dei Monti at the top of the Spanish Steps offered the most amazing view. We were lucky enough to see a bride and groom having thier wedding photos with masses of people as the backdrop, I am sure they would have made amazing images. What amazed us was the sheer numbers of people, the girls have never seen so many crowds walking through the streets below.
That was our cue to follow suit, we ...
... br> After St Paul’s we went on a driving tour of the city, blowing my mind a little bit with all the cool sights that we were to visit in the next couple of days. No need to list them now, some slight need to say that we ended up in our hotel, the Madison, which, while old and inconvenient in more ways than not, makes up for that in spades by being the closest hotel in Rome to Termini Station, which is something like Oglevie ...
... ook niet altijd op tijd, maar de Italianen presteerden het immer weer om nog later te komen. Of de souvenirverkoopers (of kan ik beter zeggen: rotzooiverkopers), die je continue aanspreken als je rondloopt, of je toch echt niet iets wilt kopen. Gelukkig vielen ze mij niet lastig, zolang ik niet met mijn camera of Lonely Planet rondliep. Maar toch, Rome blijft mijn stad. Het heerlijke eten, de bedrijvigheid en zelfs het weer in november. ...
... who had informed us he was inviting some people over to his place for dinner to introduce us to. The first two we met were a young Italian couple, the girl did not speak any English, and the guy spoke very little, yet was excited to work on his english. His name was Stephano, and his girlfriend was Alessia. It was interesting trying to converse with them, it was like a game of charades. Crazy since we were all adults, but could not even have the most basic ...
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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.
Too far out of the way
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.
Breakfast is served until 11am. but on our 2nd morning the hot breakfast was gone at 10.15am. The staff gave the impression that late risers are an inconvenience. The hotel is 10 mins from the nearest metro (Barberini) downhill and 20 mins walk to the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Other attractions are further away. The restaurants in the immediate vacinity are expensive. Good dining at a reasonable cost (Trastavere or Ghetto) is a long way away. Hotel cost was €120 per night for a double was average and was organised through the Aer Lingus Hotel website. Through other WEB sites or with Hotel itself is a lot more expensive.
The hotel is located in an inconvenient part of the city and is of standard value for what you get. A more central location might be more suitable for tourists and sightseing visitors.
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.
Nice out of the way Hotel
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 nice average sized room and bath was very clean and well provided.
There were very polite and helpful staff at the desk and in the breakfast room. A nice comfortable lobby and bar completed the public area. A typical continental breakfast was provided. Its a little out of the way for central Rome, but there is a well staffed taxi stand at the Via Venato two blocks from the hotel, at least one reasonable and good neighborhood restaurant within two blocks, and many vastly overpriced but excellent restaurants on the Via Venato. Harry's Bar and Restaurant on the Venato was expensive, but quirky and sophisticated with a friendly and interesting crowd.
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.