Daphne Inn Veneto
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... that. There are some other scandalous stories about Pope's & artists I will leave out because they are too dirty & if you are catholic you won't like it. Hey it's all history & history is dirty & bloodthirsty, especially in Rome. We see a lot of Barok style churches. These were either built by Bernini or Beroni. Very similar names & they were rival architects, sculpture's & artists. They used to build churches near their rivals church. One ...
... These guys had these things nailed ! If only they were around today to build our houses. Despite the weather it was great day topped off by the best pizza in Italy we've tasted !!! Drove back to Rome where the sun was just about shining again to repack the suitcases as tomorrow we start the trek home.... Landing in Bangkok Tuesday. A fond fairwell to Italy, the visit here was well worth it. Will blog from Thailand Luv to all ...
... villages were probably established on all of Rome's 7 hills. By 509 BC the Romans were powerful enough to over throw the Kings and declare a Republic.
Beyond the Palatine is the site of the Circus Maximus where chariots raced. The track is still very visible. Ben Hur was filmed on this spot.
One of the most significant ancient monuments is the Pantheon, built in the first century. Once called a Temple to All Gods, it was probably a law library.
... who has seen HBO's Rome can perhaps appreciate Pompeii a bit better; imagining ordinary houses and ordinary people living their lives. Pompeiians, it seems, knew how to live. My first stop was the brothel. Although there were several in the city, this one was the only one to have been purposely built as a brothel, and it had just undergone renovations when the eruption occurred. Stone beds that would have been covered with a mattress are installed ...
... heat. But it was well worth it. A walk to the Forum was next to see more ruins, then off to the Parthenon. This place is 1900 years old, but looks exactly like it was when built. And it is massive!! The dome was something like 40 meters across. We finally made it back to the coach, after taking in the Spanish Steps - hot, dirty and tired. But would not have missed a minute.
Tomorrow is off to Tuscany.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDaphne Inn Veneto Rome
Awesome place and do helpful!
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We really enjoyed staying at the Daphne Inn from the very welcoming owners helping us find our way through the city to the charming building and rooms. Right off of Bernini Square near Trevi Fountain. It was clean and pleasant. It was exactly what I searched for and hoped for.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Daphne Inn Veneto Rome
Comfortable, Quiet and Central Location
Our room was on the fourth floor,( there is a lift). The accomodation was very clean, comfortable nice and quiet !!.The room was fitted with a safe and also had air conditioning , plus free internet access. Continental breakfast was good ( substantial) Tea ,Capucino, coffee, fruit juice, breads, jams yogurts, fruit, cake, biscuits. all served between 8 am til 10 am. The location of the Daphne Veneto is a 2 minute walk from the Metro A line Barberini station, and within walking distance of most major tourists sights. Staff e- mailed us with excellent directions,and cell phone numbers in case we got lost or needed help in any way.On arrival at the Daphne Inn, we were greeted by Sandra who gave us maps and some great tips on sight seeing in Rome. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Daphne Inn to anybody, and should I ever return to Rome I will definitely be staying here.
The best Rome hotel
I have visited Rome at least 15 times over the past 25 years and have discovered one more new thing-the Hotel Daphne. Elyssa and Alessandro, hotel owners, make sure you have the ultimate Rome experience, while being comfortable and cared for in their hotel. Near Rome center at Piazza Barberini, there are 2 hotel locations. The price was incredible at 160 Euro for a double in high season. There is no elevator at the Trevi location, but there one at the Veneto. All rooms are air conditioned and the both locations are modern and well appointed. We stayed at the Veneto and loved the comfortable beds and the complete quiet of the hotel! The hotel provides a nice continental breakfast with great coffee! There is no TV, but it is never missed. The hotel provides free high speed internet, use of a cell phone, detailed explanations of where and what to see, museum reservations, and can arrange airport pickup and drop off. There is no other place to stay when in Rome for us. --------------------------
A wonderful visit
We visited the Daphne Inn (Veneto) for a short stay back in May 2004. The location was fantastic, less that a block away from the Piazza Barberini with shops, restaurants, and a delicious inexpensive pizza place all nearby. The guest rooms and public areas were spotless, beautifully tiled and well decorated. The quality of the bedding was top-notch and very comfortable. Our private bathroom was spacious and modern with plenty of soft towels. The included breakfast was varied and complete. 24 hour free internet service was available. However, it was the owners and staff that truly made our stay a memorable event. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Elyssa & Alessandro, and then given comprehensive information on sightseeing, restaurants, and shopping, all tailored to out specific interests. All of the staff was very knowledgeable and went out of their way in assisting us with all our plans. We were even provided with a cell phone to use during our stay. Our stay at the Daphne made our visit to Roma as perfect as it could be. We will definitely return.
Corey & John
Litchfield, CT USA
A quiet gem
We booked on-line after reading these reviews; we were delighted.
We stayed from June 14th -17th, before going on a walking holiday in Umbria.
The over-riding feature of this hotel was the personalised service. On our arrival, a suggested sight-seeing route was worked out with us, taking our preferences into account. The rooms were all recently re-furbished, looked smart and uncluttered. Breakfasts were wonderful .
When we left, we were given a 'going home' present of a bottle of wine of our choice from the owner's cellar.
Only a short walk from the Metro stop, Barbarini.
Who could ask for a better place to stay in Roma? My husband and I stayed at the Daphne from June 15-June 19, 2004. The Daphne was a welcome resting place in the wonderfully exciting (but tiring!) Roma. Alessandro and Sandra were perfect hosts giving a thorough orientation upon arrival, complete with walking map outlining places of importance to us (gelato, restaurants and sights, of course). It was our first trip to Roma so the orientation was a great starting place for us. They also provided outstanding recommendations for restaurants when asked, helped in securing museum tickets and answering every question with a smile. Great location (quiet street with amenities close by- a few minutes to Trevi, only steps away from the Barbarini Metro stop, food and shops close by). Full breakfast served in a cheerful room to start your day. The selection included meats/cheese, fresh fruit, yogurt, pasteries/bread and more. Computers with free internet access provided in a common room on each floor. Don't underestimate the convenience of this feature-- great for checking in at home or researching your trip. Another great feature was the cell phone provided to guests to use, preprogrammed with important numbers--paying only for minutes you use. Though we did not use ours it was nice to know we had it if we needed it. Our room was clean and bed was comfortable, with nicer than expected linens on the bed, including fluffy pillows! Bathroom was huge by European standards, with tiled bathtub/shower and oversized towels. We left the Daphne feeling like old friends and knowing that we will someday return...
Daphne Veneto, Yea!
The nicest people in Rome run the Daphne. What a combination - American coffee in a mug for starters and a great facility with terrific owners and staff. Friendly, always at your service, helpful.....They were life savers in an emergency situation. Piazza Barbarini is a great location. I would highly recommend the Daphne.
Lovely rooms and great service - a winning combination!!
I had to organize and accommodate 11 friends and family in Rome for a week. The Daphne turned out to be the PERFECT spot! Our rooms were split between the Veneto and the Trevi location, equally nice (but with no elevator at the Trevi). THe staff was enormously helpful, knowledgable and friendly. They arranged taxis, exhibit tickets, dinner reservations, phone cards and bus tickets, and transfers to the airport- all with a smile. They provided cellphones to each room and we were all programmed in it so we could keep track of one another as we wandered around the city. We had a medical emergency, called the hotel from St. Peter's on our cellphone, and they responded immediately; we were at an english-speaking doctor within an hour. The rooms and baths were lovely and comfortable, and we had continual internet access. A tourist in a foreign city could not ask for more - and at a reasonable price!
Daphne Veneto-Wonderful time!
Our family of 4(2 adults, 2 kids ages 10 and 12) stayed in March for 4 nights at the Daphne. All I can say is WONDERFUL!! We had a very late arrival due to a flight delay in Paris. When we arrived at 10pm Stephanie was waiting. She showed us to our room which was perfect. My kids were glad they didn't have to sleep together. Breakfast was great, location great as well. I must say the entire staff was so helpful. They went above and beyond the call of duty trying to help with train reservations to Salzburg for us. I will admit I was very hesitant to book originally based on some reviews I had read. I am so glad I did. When in Rome again, I will not stay anywhere else! Thanks to everyone! Lori Day
We stayed for a few days in April and had a wonderful stay. The staff was super helpful and made us feel very welcome. We had a family room for the four of us - 2 adults and 2 children - 10 and 13 years old. The location was great, just a 2 minutes from Piazza Barberini. Definitely would stay there again.
Daphne Inn - Veneto Location is Great!
The Daphne Inn - Veneto location is a great place to stay for the price! It has a great location, easily accessible to transportation and walking distance to many standard "tourist" sites.The rooms were spotless, well furnished (great beds!) and were very quiet.Most important, is the staff. Sandra, who checked us in to our rooms, must have spent an hour with us, going over maps and making several great reccomendations on what to see. She also arranged one tour, one dinner reservation and our taxi back to the airport. Within minutes, she felt like an old friend who was entertaining us in her home and wanted to make sure we were comfortable and well taken care of.We also had the good fortune of meeting the owners, Elyssa and Alessandro, who were both so warm and welcoming. They'll treat you like you've stayed with them dozens of times - even on your very first visit like ours.I wish every placed we stayed was as pleasant a surprise as this one. Many thanks to our friends who found the Inn and booked the reservation - it was a great way to end our vacation in Italy.We will be back - and soon!!