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Historical Traveler Reviews Zone Hotel Rome
ONLY MISSING A RESTURANT
Excellant hotel some way from centre which is easily accesable via the metro (station 5 mins away) or free shuttle bus(hourly)no resturant but staff recommended a stunning resturant only 5 min walk away.
Inexpensive, clean & quiet but in the burbs
A cousin living in Rome booked the hotel for us and we would definitely go back so that says it all. It was like a north american mid range business hotel and far out but the price couldn't be beat (100 euros a night with breakfast for 2)and was so quiet we slept like babies. Next time we would rent a scooter for the whole time to do the back and forth into town even though there is a free shuttle. Loved all the diversions in the city but was happy to get a good nights sleep.
We will return to the Zone
A very nice clean modern hotel with nice cheerful and helpful staff.
The mini-bus service, every hour to the Centre of Rome, was extremely helpful. I would, in future, return to the Zone.
I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights while in Rome. Generally, the hotel was fine. Modern, clean, spacious rooms. However, we were a little disappointed with our stay. The hotel website is misleading. The hotel is 2km from the Vatican, not the centre of the city. Walking took about 25mins, but it was not a flat walk. If you plan to walk around Rome all day, then you probably don't want to walk to the city as well. There is a shuttle bus that goes hourly into Rome, but it is only an 8 seater.
Once full, it seemed to leave, so first in best dressed (don't get caught out). The bus drops off at Piazza Cavour, and picks up too, however the last pick up is 7.30pm going back to the hotel. The local transport is okay, but is still abit of a walk from the hotel. There is a bus, and overland train within about 10min walk, and the metro (line B) is probably 25 min walk. Found the bus the best bet. If you want to be close to the action in Rome, this hotel is not for you.
The staff were friendly. However, we had a problem using the hotel internet. They charge 3 euros for half an hour. It is very slow- we sent 2 emails from a yahoo account in half an hour. When we complained we were told it was a problem with the internet and not their computer.
Too many people using the internet at one time (it was 10.30pm at night)However, it is not broadband, and is running off an external model. Think that had more to do wih it. Definatley a rip off, and despite complaining, they weren't interested and still charged us for the internet.
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... we went out for dinner at Harry's Bar, same name but not the same owners as the more famous one in Venice. That said Harry's Rome is still elegant as long as you know to call ahead for a reservation and ask to sit inside. We got a nice corner table with a direct view of the Piano player who was playing a great mix of American jazz and American Standards. Since we were both more than a little homesick it was just what we wanted to ...
We had a private tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel - almost 300 lesbians (also known as "The Olivia Ladies." Something ironic about that!! :) The various forms of art where amazing, but what took my breath away was the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo had quite a sense of humor. One of the cardinals thought he painted too many naked people. MA got him good. He painted the cardinal on the wall in the lower portion of ...
... magnificent mosaics depicting different scenes of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary. We then had leisurely lunch at a nearby sidewalk café, Thérèse had meat tortellini with cream, peas and (a little too much) ham, Bridget enjoyed a spinach and cheese calzone. Typical for Italy the next church we were planning to see was closed for riposa, so we sat in a covered area out of the HOT sun and waited for San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chains) ...
... line and back he was not convinced that we should stay. After going on my own mission, I agreed. So, whilst still in the line, we used the interwebs to book online reserved tickets for Wednesday instead and moved on.
The day now having taken a different turn, we ended up at the Colosseum. This line was thankfully much smaller. This structure was truly awe-inspiring. Its colossal form is impressive enough from the outside, but once inside you can really get a feel ...
... try and hand you things and then charge you so unless you're willing to pay, just politely decline everything.
2. If you would like to see the Vatican, dress appropriately! It is a highly religious place and the Pope's official residence so shoulders and knees should be covered if you want to get in. And trust me, you want to get in to see it.
3. Eat gelato. Eat it every day you can in Italy because it does wonders for mental health :)