Hosianum Palace Rome
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... purses, watches, racks of clothes, and usual overwhelming array of nick-naks. Eventually the shopping path turns right into a vast maze where rows connect to one another through small inlets. That day, very few people were shopping aside from us so getting through it all was much easier than other outdoor markets. Our roommate Alice, happened to be one of the other people shopping though! It was fun to run in to her and take a ...
... clouds were rolling in fast, and the rain the weather forecast had promised was threatening. Sadly, we inadvertently crossed quite an important bridge without realising, which meant we ended up admiring St Mark’s from the wrong side of the canal. So, after a rather hearty detour we finally made it back (Dave refused to consult the map, he ‘knew where we were’ the whole time. To his credit, we did make it back. Eventually) just ...
... vibrancy of the colours as to how they had remained so bright throughout the years. Our guide was an American woman employed by the Vatican that was so knowledgeable. She was able to relay the event of history and explain things relating them to modern equivalents to help us understand.
We saw the Sistine chapel which was just incredible and even saw a collection of Popemobiles throughout the ages. A few of us decided to head up to the top of St Mark's dome to get ...
... but Ted and Jenny had a great experience anyway and Jenny was rather teary after the mass. It's a dream come true and I'm glad we made it happen for them. Time for lunch. We found a restaurant a little away from the Vatican and got them to put a table together for us and moved it into the sun. The waitress was very sweet and friendly but was worried we were in the middle of a walk way but she eventually left us where we ...
... zebra plus lights scenario. Then we're at a crossing, not a car in sight, but no way would she cross... So I guesture down the street saying "Oh, because of all the cars?" Then out of nowhere she darts across a six lane busy road. Will have to increase her medication! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hosianum Palace Rome
We stayed for 3 nights in early October, and were given a rather strange room, number 502, the only room on the top floor. It was very large, but half the room was taken up with the sloping roof timbers, which made that part of the room unusable. The room had a beautifully appointed but very small bathroom. There was no number on the door, which made the room hard to find, and we had to get a member of staff to help us. There was also no safe in this particular room, although I believe all the other rooms had safes. Everything was very very clean. Our room had a faxinating view over Roman rooftops. Breakfasts were great, very comprehensive, and go on until 10.30 daily. Just don't get a drink from the bar by reception, as 2 weak rum and cokes cost us 22 euros! We took a very expensive taxi from termini to the hotel, but after realising how close it was to Piazza Venezia we realised we could have got a bus there and then walked. Just make sure you buy a Rome guide with map in advance which shows the street name, walk from Piazza Venezia down via S Marco and turn left into via dei Polacchi opposite a clock standing on the pavement in via S Marco. The hotel is then just on the right in what appears to be a gloomy alleyway.
My husband and I have just returned from a trip to Rome. We stayed at this wonderful hotel for 5 nights. The position is fantastic - literally minutes from all the major locations - the Vatican was the longest walk (25 mins). Buses to all areas run from the Piazza Venezia (2 mins walk) and the metro is about 10 min walk. My advice, if arriving at the airport, is to get a mini-shuttle to the hotel (tickets are available on-line but can be purchased on arrival at the airport). The hotel is tucked away in a side street and is a little hard to find so the shuttle was a very convenient way to get from the airport to the door of the hotel. The hotel was spotless, the breakfast delicious and the staff helpful. A really wonderful stay in the most magnificent city!
I spent four nights there (1st week of October 2005) and couldn't have been more pleased. The room was well-equiped and spotless, the staff spoke English and were very helpful, and it had the best breakfast--including bacon and scrambled eggs!--that I encountered in a month of travelling in Switzerland and Italy.
Stayed for a long weekend.The hotel was very well furnished and our room was very clean.All rooms had air conditioning.The staff were very helpful and arranged for a taxi to pick us up and take us back to the airport.Great location,just around the corner from Piazza Venezia.One tip,get to breakfast early to get the best choice, really nice on the sun terrace each morning.
All in all a very enjoyable stay.
My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights in July and loved it. Our mini-bus driver from the airport had trouble finding it and although he had the address and knew roughly where it was he still had a problem. But once we arrived we were delighted with our first impressions. A warm welcome in a beautiful lobby which led us up by lift to our 3rd floor room. One downside though was the size of the room we were put in for our first night. It was a tiny single room in which they managed to cram a 2nd single bed, no way could we put up with this for 3 nights. I went straight away to complain and we were offered a second single room for the night - 1 each, as they were otherwise fully booked for that night! We agreed to stay put for the night as it was late and we were ready to go to sleep after our long journey. However, we did manage to get a complimentary glass of chilled white wine from the roof terrace bar before retiring to bed. The next day, true to their word we were moved to a larger twin room. Decoration of the hotel was quality and the carpets were thick and luxurious. We loved the bathrooms - even though they had only showers, all the fittings were luxurious. Breakfast on the roof terrace was excellent with plenty of variety, eggs, sausage and bacon, ham & cheese, cuppachinos, bread, rolls, croissants, cereals and lovely fresh fruit. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone - only hope they aren't fully booked next time we want to go to Rome. A little gem and the position was ideal for site seeing as well.
We stayed at the Hosianum Palace for a short visit to Rome last week. We had a little difficulty finding it (we caught a bus into the city but had to get a taxi from Palazzo Venezia as we couldn't find the hotel and the Police had no knowledge of it either!). Once we arrived we realised what a good choice we had made from the hundreds of hotels that we had viewed on the web. It is located in a quiet side street but is very conveniently situated for seeing all the major sights - we walked to them all despite 40C temperatures. The hotel itself was spotless, the staff very friendly and breakfast on the terrace good. We had a room at the end of the landing which meant that no-one passed us at all but I would imagine that all the rooms are very quiet due to the location of the building.
We couldn't find anything out about this hotel before we stayed recently as it had only just reopened after renovations but it turned out to be perfect. Firstly, the location is excellent, in the Jewish quarter set in a maze of little lanes with great little restaurants just a few minutes walk. It is only 3 to 4 minutes to many special places including the Piazza Venezia and then on to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. In the other direction it is probably about 10 minutes walk from the Pantheon. major excavations were occuring just 2 minutes away. The rooms are decorated quite formally and attractively and we had shuttered windows that opened onto the narrow lane. The only negative was the bathroom which in typical Italian style was small and had a shower with only a curtain so water leaked out. It was spotlessly clean though. The breakfasts were the best we had in our entire month in Italy, including lots of fresh fruit ( strawberries and cherries) and scrambled eggs and bacon as well as the usual pastries and cereals. Best of all it was served on the roof garden terrace with a lovely view across ancient Roman roof tops. Staff were helpful and generally spoke good English. Price wise it was very good value and we would stay again which is the best recommendation.
This is a fantastic new hotel in a refurbished building in the very centre of Rome.
Excellent location, very good facilities
I had a very nice stay at this hotel. More than anything else, the location of the hotel is fantastic; it's located right next to Palazzo Venezia and the Roman Forum. The facilities are also very new and very clean. Breakfast on the roof terrace was a nice way to start each day.