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... runway for ages and the gates just went on and on and that was only Terminal 3. When we finally disembarked I had to walk for miles, go through security again and then up a flight of stairs and walk all the way back again one level below where we disembarked, but I have to say it was a spectacular walk. If you put Perth’s best shopping malls and airport together it still would not come close. I loved those travelators. You ...
... off at metro station. A half hour train ride and arrived at the Colosseum. Far bigger than I was expecting, in its hay day it would have seated around 50 thousand. We took lots of pictures before continuing on, on our walking tour. On the tour we walled past the Roman fourm, The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish steps. At the Trevi fountain there's a legend that says ...
... we attended and while we couldn't understand Italian it was a very nice service).
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWelcome Piram Hotel Rome
The hotel is located very close to the central station which made it really easy to catch a metro to all attractions include the Vatican! The hotel gave us free dinner on our first night in Rome. The staff is very helpful and the rooms are equally comfortable. A pleasant experience!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Welcome Piram Hotel Rome
Very nice hotel. Great location (very close to the bus and train station). The staff is very helpful (especially Jaime who speak English, Spanish and Italian). Each room has its separace AC unit. We would stay again at this hotel.
A hidden gem
On approaching the hotel we felt a little apprehensive as it appeared a bit run down and grey from the exterior, however as soon as we entered reception our fears were allayed by the beautiful furniture , artworks and the professionalism of the staff who wre polite helpful and knowledgable . Our room was situated at the hotels other building 2 doors down . The room was spacious , very clean and comfortable with a new bathroom with double shower , basin ,toilet , hairdryer and bidet. The room was furnished with beautiful antique furniture ,air conditioning, minibar and self coding safe . The bed was large and comfortable and the room was very quiet .
The location of the hotel is excellent near to all travel options but within easy walking distance of all the major sights and attractions . we would definitely stay there again and recommend it unreservedly to anyone wanting a good quality , central hotel with character .
Perfect place to rest.
We stayed 4 nights and it was so nice to have such a relaxing restful place to go after a busy day of sightseeing,with feet so tired that they were ready to fall off. How pleasant, to be greeted by smiling faces at reception and be given advice on the best places to eat. The room was great, it had a very Roman feel to it and WHAT A BED. It could have slept 4 people. OK so the breakfast was not wonderful, but there was plenty to eat. It was so easy to find all the sights from the location of the hotel. Termini is just a little walk away, so taking a bus from anywhere in the city marked Termini, had us home in a flash. We will definitly stay there again when we visit Rome.
A real Roman palazzo
At the beginning of March we spent 5 nights in Welcome Residences near Termini Station. The front side of the building is not very nice, but when you enter you'll find yourself in a real palazzo: marble, pictures, spacious rooms, clean stairs etc. The apartments are newly renovated, everything is clean, elegant and friendly. The location is also very good because it's absolutely in the center but closer to Piazza Reppublica then to Termini Station. We liked the breakfast too. The backside of the building has just been renovated so I guess that the front side is going to be renovated too that's why I suggest to be informed on it before making a reservation.
Welcome Residences - Take your ear plugs!
This guesthouse is lovely, good value for money and located a stone's throw from the Termini. The refurbishment mentioned on other reviews is still being carried out. I had a refurbished room and it was on the front of the building. The noise from the traffic outside was relentless but once the ear plugs were in I slept soundly! Breakfast was adequate but toast, fruit and a selection of cheese/cold meals would have been nice. My friend had a double room at the back which was smaller than mine and this was refurbished. She also suffered from noise problems from the premises backing onto the Welcome Residences and couldn't get to sleep some nights. Staff are very pleasant and they recommended a fantastic restaurant called Ristorante Leonetti. The food was excellent and reasonably priced.
Location perfect, overall excellent for the price
Having spent 2 nights in this hotel, I may not be fully qualified to give the definitive review but I thought I would share my thoughts as the hotel could do with some more reviews as it only has 3 at the moment.
We found the location(1-2 min walk from Termini) to be just perfect.
It is not on the main road, hence much less traffic and gives you the ideal base with which to explore the city.
The metro has 2 stops within very easy reach(Termini and Repubblica) and I would urge all visitors to use the system as it is safe, cheap and very simple to use(the hotel issues a map with the metro system overlaid and the full system on the back-simply choose the correct line-red or blue- and which direction you are travelling in and buy a ticket for 1 euro.) It was such a breeze to use we didn't have to use a taxi or bus during our stay.
The breakfast, as has been mentioned, was not fantastic(usual continental fare to be fair) but it was adequate-orange juice, cereal, bread, yoghurt, tea, coffee, the usual. Ideal for a short trip but those staying for over a week may eventually choose to eat elsewhere.
The facilities in the room itself were very good and I would be surprised if many hotels could reach such a standard for the price.
The staff were very welcoming and accommodating finding us an excellent restaurant on Via Nazionale(which is between both Welcome Residences' accommodation-however, our thoughts that this could possibly be an "arrangement" were quickly forgotten during the wonderful meal.)
Overall, I found the hotel to be very good value for money-those looking for 5 star luxury will of course have to look elsewhere but we enjoyed some nice touches and a perfect location-I had an enjoyable stay and would be happy to recommend Welcome Residences to others.
Good hotel with some improvement recommended...
I stayed at this hotel for 6 days in early January. I chose the hotel primarily for the price and its location. It is a pretty okay hotel considering the value and it does offer few nice features such as spacious room (bigger than most single hotel rooms, but no carpet), double bed for single use, LCD TV, marble bathroom with a jacuzzi tub (mine didn't work though), etc. something not easily found elsewhere within the same hotel range. By the way, this hotel also operates an apartment building at another location for family/group guests but obviously I had no way to know what the facilities look like.
Geographically speaking, the hotel is located at a convenient spot - less than 100 meters to the Termini Stazione and almost right behind the Piazza Repubblica in an old building. No hotel sign outside the building (other than a small plaque on the wall) so it may be difficult for first time travelers to find it. Some reviews indicated this is a seedy area but I had absolutely no problems during my stay. In fact, I find it safer and quieter than the immediate surroundings of Termini Stazione. Hotel staff is courteous and non-intrusive, unlike some other hotels that I stayed in Rome before. The breakfast facility is adequate (currently on the 5th floor) if you like typical Italian breakfast - bread, cereal and yogurt but no hot food at all except coffee & milk.
However, people should be aware that there are only Italian TV channels in all the hotel rooms. Seeing how many international tourists in and out of the hotel daily, I find it strange not having at least one English channel provided. Fortunately I decided to spend most my time walking around town and admiring the beautiful city so it didn't bother me much. Nonetheless, I still think it is a basic courtesy to have TV channels in different languages when you operate an "international" hotel.
In addition, the wireless internet connection did not work as it is advertised on the website (says "free internet") and there is no other internet facility available on premise. I brought my laptop and it was totally useless. When communicating with the reception desk about the TV and internet problems, the reply was "oh you can always read news on CNN". What a funny response - I sure would only if I had the internet access!
Overall, I would give this hotel a 3 plus star rating. It does have the potential to become a much better hotel, i.e. if they were able to keep up the renovation like they said they would when I checked out. I wouldn't mind coming back for another stay and see all the repairs and changes, even it means a bit higher price.
Great location at a reasonable price
I stayed at the Welcome Residences for 9 nights in mid September 2005. It is an excellent location, because the central location allows you to use it as a base for exploring a little wider. The surrounding area can be a little odd, but generally it's pretty safe. The breakfast is quite rubbish though, reconstituted orange juice, pastries, sour milk and doughnuts were the usual fare, so we didn't bother going after day 2.
The room was spacious and well fitted, the only downside was the amount of construction work going on above our heads from 8am onwards. I would recommend this hotel to other travellers.
Great hotel, but be aware of restaurant in the same street
I stayed three days in Rome at Welcome Residences in Giovanni Amendola 7, near Termini Train Station. It is a great hotel for the price. Big room, big bathroom, huge double bed, flat screen tv, silence. Breakfast could be improved though.
If you stay there, DO NOT GO TO THE RESTAURANT IL BERAGLIERI in the same street, number 18. Food was awful, a total rip off, and when we told the owner that the steak was frozen minced meet, pasta had a hair, and vegetables were remicrowaved, he almost hit us!!
I ended up at the police station!