Worldhotel Ripa Roma
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Day 2 in Roma. The start of our day was a three hour Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica tour. Although I had done the tour before, and went with a personal guide (best way to go), it was good to go again because this tour guide focused on different things than the first your guide. It was also nice to go through and get to …
... from the first century. It's often considered one of the best preserved buildings from antiquity.
We searched around for the Trevi fountain but were unsuccessful in the growing dark and rain. We eventually found the bus back home and hopped on. As it turns out, the bus was going the wrong way. After some more waiting around, we did get on the right bus and made it back home after about an hour.
... you are up stream from the cities, and the fish are visible just at you feet. Both trout and salmon, small and large are swimming and jumping in the waters of most of the rivers and streams, no matter the size. And breaking up this incredible scenery are the old world fortified cities and towns.
Park out side of these, and put your walking boots on again. don't, what ever you do drive in these things, not even if your cars GPS system tells ...
... had spent a lot more time at the Vatican than we had intended and would not have enough time to go to the catacombs before Dana's flight back to Barca. So we looked through our little booklet on Rome for something we could do instead. And then we saw it, an add for... the TIME ELEVATOR, a 3 screen, full sensory expedition into the history of Rome. We were immediately sold and looked up where it was. We left lunch excited for the new experience ahead of us. We ...
... spaghetti alle vongole (with clams). Both dishes were excellent – very good flavor.
After lunch, we crossed the street and went to the Hard Rock Café to buy some T-shirts. From there, we walked back to Trevi Fountain. When we were there a couple days ago, the fountain wasn't running, but thankfully, it was this time. We re-enacted tossing coins into the fountain for a picture – you’re supposed to throw the coin in your right hand over your left shoulder; one ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWorldhotel Ripa Roma Rome
For a room of three people they only had one key. Also you had to have the key to turn the lights or anything else in the apartment on. The breakfast was a great spread and very good. Having fresh fruit for breakfast made me really happy to stop eating carbs every five seconds.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Worldhotel Ripa Roma Rome
Overpriced "****" hotel
for the amount of money they charge there should be more to it than a "designed" façade...
*Understaffed, not very nice or helpful, seems like normal questions like an umbrella were very unusual indeed...
*No broadband connection, eeeh, a ****htl in 2004?
*Lousy TVset w extremely bad reception on most of the channels
*Nice big rooms but one things had not been done very well; the bathroom was waterdamaged and smelled unfresh, the paint had begun to come off the wall next to it because of leaking water
*Breakfast terrible; one was greeted by a Nescafé "coffeemachine" in the country of baristas and excellent espresso. No choice at all.
I have stayed in many htls and a fair share of "designer" htls but this is not really a pretty example. Should be avoided as long as they do not fix the things above.
Okay, but wouldn't stay there again
Stayed here as part of an organised tour in October 2004.
Hotel looks great and is very modern, but unfortunately this is really only a veneer. The finishings in my room were basically unfinished - the plug did not fit the sink (which was not attached properly to the vanity), the air con leaked in the bathroom and everytime I used the shower the bathroom floor flooded as there wasn't a drain and the shower curtain didn't fit the shower properly! Also, the slick looking bedhead had an unfinished chipboard wall behind it! Hardly quality. Positives were the big room and double glazed windows. But I wouldn't stay here again if I was organising my own trip to Rome. Especially considering it wasn't cheap!
Great Hotel, Great Location!
My family and I stayed at this hotel for 5 days during a recent trip to Rome and we absolutely loved it. We'd never heard about the hotel before but some friends who had stayed at the Ripa said it was a great value. I was a bit skeptical at first because I didn't know the area very well, Trastevere, but a 10 minute walk just over the Tevere bridge and you're in the heart of Rome. Trastevere itself turned out to be a very quaint, charming, typical Roman neighborhood with no car traffic in the small streets and the best restaurants in all of Rome. My kids (19 & 21) loved the neighborhood for all of the great bars and places to hang out for young kids. My wife loved the shopping.
The staff at the hotel were very kind and they gave us a beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom Suite which was about 1000 sq ft. The design was quite clean and functional, almost felt like being in someone's cool apartment. The hotel also had basic features like a great restaurant and bar, and we were personally greeted by the hotel owner which has never happened to me before. This hotel made you feel like home - it was great! Would definitely stay again and would recommend to friends.
Dirty, smelly hotel
The hotel room was very smelly and dirty. The air conditioner leaked all the time in our entrance. I wore my shoes all the time. The dog kennel down the street made it hard to sleep.
Location is great for area, Trastevere, however, dog kennel down the alley had dogs barking all night each night. Rooms are minimalist but functional. Carpets were dirty (enough that dissuaded barefoot walking). Sister-in-Laws room had air conditioner dripping water into their room and huge wet moldy spot on their carpet. It was close to great cafe and club district. Staff was professional but very cold and not eager to please. We expected more from the description and photos on the Web.
Ripa & Rome over easter
My family and I stayed at Hotel Ripa for 6 nights during easter, we had 2 very large connecting rooms. The hotel is very modern and we did not have any problems with the fixtures in the rooms, bathrooms or the staff which we found fairly friendly. The hotel is close by a tramway stop with 2 lines one headed to Plaza Largo Argentina (near plaza Venezia)and another towards the Testaccio area.The area around the hotel does not impress,and its very quiet. There is a supermarket close by and a short walk away there are many restaurants for every taste and budget. As expected Rome was very crowded and we were a bit irritated by the way they people get pressed into the Sixtine chapel otherwise great trip to be repeated off season to profit from the number of events that take place in Rome before and after easter.
Very nice hotel, love it!
Ripa Hotel is located in the Trastevere area (a taxi ride takes only 10-15 minutes from city centre). Nice lobby with beautiful design furniture. The decoration of rooms is great: italian taste at its best ! Breakfast was ok but not fantastic.
I do not understand the negative reviews about this hotel, I very much enjoyed the Ripa Hotel, I will return to this hotel for my next visit to Rome.
Unforgettable honeymoon thanks to ripa hotel !!....
...just a short note to thank you all the staff at ripa hotel, thanks to them we really enjoied our trip - we had a fabulous suite, they welcome us with flowers and champagne, they really surprised us. We loved trastevere area, where we spent unforgettable romantic walkings till late at night even if mostly of our friends told us to be carefull to walk at night in Rome. It'swas an interesting experience to be in an old city like Rome, and leave in a futuristic design hotel like Ripa. If you wish to have a non common holiday in Rome, Ripa hotel is the right place for you !.....
Biggest Disappointment ever
Our stay was one big letdown. The "Suite" turned out to be a
normal-sized double with a rather small bathroom. It has a balcony, but
with a view on a dilapidating office building from the 70s. The room
itself was over-designed and had no armoire or other place for ur
belongings. The hotel itself seemed to be a converted office block and
lies a good walk away from the heart of the charming Trastevere
quarter. In spite of the hefty price, the breakfast was not more than
youth-hostel level. Finally, the fitness club was not open to the
4 star hotel outside of Rome center (Trastevere). Ugly building from the outside, but beautiful design inside and beautiful rooms. Very, very loud though! Not just slamming doors and talking in the corridors (hey, that's Italian), but discotheque on ground floor, partying at 86 dB+ all night long. Don't - I repeat - don't go here if you need to sleep at night. Dog-kennell next to the building. Staff is not very friendly. My conclusion: just design isn't worth the room rate of $330/night.