Stayed here for 3 nights and got back Saturday the 26th. We were really lucky with weather about 22-25 degrees when it broke out from the morning clouds. The hotel is very pretty and grand. Concierge are incredibly helpful, couldn't do enough. Very friendly and no queue's for check in which is what I’m use to.
We got a white/yellow taxi from out front of the Fiumicino airport for 48 euro which was fixed rate for Rome. Quick and easy as trains and taxi wouldn’t have saved much we thought.
We were on 5th floor, room was perfect, comfy massive bed, hairdryer in bathroom not massively powerful but fine. Powerful shower, big windows and small balcony to look out over the Pantheon. Was quite loud at night being in the heart of it all so was quite difficult to have windows open as I kept being woken up, but they were the sounds of people having fun so didn’t bother me at all.
In every direction there was something. We pre booked Vatican and Sistine Chapel, Colosseum which I’d recommend (get the 3 in 1 ticket so you do it all) as the queues were massive. Did Pantheon which is more magical than we thought, amazing building seriously. Vinezia the Christmas cake as it’s known which we just loved to look at and every day we walked by deliberately and, the museum to the right of it of the first king of Rome. Do the lift to top as well as we missed this and probably regret slightly also and the cafe with 360 views before this lift, Navona with fountains and other Basilica’s, do this day and night as so beautiful, great restaurants there though as can sit out opposite the fountains, Colosseum, Forum and Paletine hill, Vatican, Sistine chapel, St peters Basilica which blew us away. Trevi fountain all light come on when dark and it gets so busy but again worth seeing day and night, walked to the tiber river, Spanish steps where you just have to be careful when someone shoves 3 roses in your hand and says free. As they’re not free and wasn’t happy with the few pennies we gave him. Easier to just say no really or just don’t latch on like I did. Hold onto cameras tightly, had a couple of looks but overall if you secure things well and hold onto camera with strap around wrists then we didn’t have any issues at all. Saint Eustachio around corner which was great for breakfast and amazing coffee. Then with Pantheon behind you, walk up and past the church on the left you have Della Palma, don’t miss this, twix, profiterole, strawberry cheesecake, nutella etc...amazing!
Would stay at this hotel again as perfect location to walk everywhere and amazing break away. Rooftop you shouldn't miss, yes expensive drinks 13 euro for a glass of wine but you get almonds, olives and nuts and an amazing view with the best sunset which we got ;-).
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