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AOK Hotel in ROme
Locaation grat - five blocks from trian station. Quiet street. We asked for and got a third floor room - no street noise. Brakfast substandard. Room nice and clean with refrigerator and Safe. BBC and CNN Enlgish speaking. With the exception of one of the women (a long service employee) on the front desk, the front desk personnel were helpful and friendly. We would stay there again.
Good Location. That's about all ....
Great location. Quite street. Clean rooms, bathrooms, lobby, restaurant.
The issue I have with the hotel is that they allowed us to check in to our rooms without informing us that there was no hot water for the second floor rooms. Instead, they forced us to deal with ice cold showers for 2 1/2 days. This was very frustrating and made for a misrable trip to Rome. The hotel staff did not attempt to help with the situation. Infact, I would say that they were not helpful at all.
Bottom line ... if you like a nice room, but do not care about the service, Hotel Virgilio is your place to stay. Just pray nothing goes wrong with your room! Sometime it pays to spend a little more money to get good service.
Nice and modern hotel
One of the best things of the Virgilio hotel is the location, very near the Venecia square, the Roman Forum and the Quirinale, and very well connected by bus to every place in the city (plenty of bus stops in the nearby). It is situated in a quiet street behind Via Nazionale, so you take the advantages of being well situated and in a quiet street. The rooms are a bit small but really nice and modern. Actually, they seem to be completely new: the moquette carpet, the blankets, the walls, the toilet... things where normally you can see that one hotel is not so new, in this case were actually new. The bed is very comfortable, and the toilet is clean and very decent. So, in general, the hotel is recommended for those that are looking for a nice, modern, comfortable and clean place to stay in Rome. The lobby is also small but nice. The hotel does not have restaurant, but just a small room for the breakfast. But you can find plenty of Restaurants around the hotel (very recommended the Pizzeria "Al Giubileum", 75 m. from the hotel). The only thing that was not so nice was the breakfast: even if it was buffet (you can take whatever you want), it was poor on the variety of things to eat: only bread, some croissants, and just butter/marmalade to put inside(no bacon, cheese either some other things to be eaten). But as an overall, I think that I would choose the Virgilio Hotel in my next visit to Rome. Good breakfast can be found in some other cafes, but good, quiet, modern and well located places to sleep can't be found so frequently in Rome.For more details, ...
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... alcohol. We came back to the apartment, tried the new vino and played some cards (with cards that we made out of paper because the "online poker store" down the street was closed). Paolo and I taught Marco e Olivia how to play spades and had a boy vs. girl showdown. Le ragazze hanno vinto! Translation: the girls won! We finally went to bed at a decent hour... Around midnight!
Selena, Marco, Olivia e Paolo
Today we met at our hotel's breakfast room - capaccino, croissants, fruit, pastries. Filled up for the day, we headed out to try the best cup of capaccino in the world according to our tour guide Joseph from our first evening in Rome. It was delicious but we think the one from our hotel was just as good. We walked toward an open air market to find it closed on Sundays. Oh well, we'll try again tomorrow. We then decided to go see the crypt of the Capucchin Friars. ...
... entire trip took about an hour and a half. Upon reaching Rome I left the train station and walked about 20 minutes to my hotel. I was supposed to stay at the Hotel Portamaggiore but when I arrived the receptionist informed me that I would be staying at the hotel across the street, Hotel Latinum (I guess they share guests?). I didn't mind much as long as I had a room to stay in and I didn't have to walk across town ...
... that this trip to Italy was amazing and far exceeded my expectations for the trip. I thought it was the perfect way to experience a new country for the first time. I got to see so many things and go so many places. I also have ideas in my head of where I would like to go back to next time I am in Italy. I can't say enough good things about the trip and cannot wait for the next opportunity I have to travel with Bobby McGee (hopefully Greece in 2013!!)