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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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Six months in! We've made a few stops since the last blog, not long stops though.
When we left Paris, we caught the train the Chur (pronounced Cur) in Switzerland. And Oh My Goodness! How expensive is Switzerland? The answer is: Very.
We arrived in Chur, and for the first time on our trip, there was a festival while we were there. The various associations (from knitting to Harley Davidson), each with a marquee, put on food and music ...
... standing in front of me. Seeing Ryan off at the train station we parted ways and took the easy trip down to Napoli. Napoli is very different from Florence and Rome. Industrial, very dirty, not well preserved and the people are just amazingly and beautifully friendly. Never have I been in a city where I have felt more welcome. Kindness just seems to be a consistent theme as many a random has gone out of there way to help us. Mind you..Los Napolitanos drive ...
... There was a little Roma girl begging for money on the train, not much more than a toddler. She was making her way through each carriage on her own - something the kids just could not get their heads around. The poverty is certainly very confronting but then you also see the opposite end of the spectrum - that amazing sense of style the Italian people have. Now I thought the men were snappy dressers in Rome but they are even more handsome and stylish in Naples. ...
... s Basilica. This too is an awe inspiring place and full of amazing architecture, sculpture and paintings. We were allowed to take photos in here so we all went a little snappy happy. After we left we checked out some of the Swiss Guard and then headed for lunch and a much needed rest.
Back to coach we went and headed into the main areas of Rome. The coach dropped us off and we began our walking tour of the city. We took in ...
... Harper’s Bazaar article by John Steinbeck, tourists came. Steinbeck wrote "it is a dream place that
isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. Positano has been the location of many movies, including the recent 2003 movie, Under the Tuscan. We celebrated Carl's birthday overlooking the town stacked up the mountainside and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean; we are filled with gratitude.