We stayed at the River Palace at the beginning of July. It took us most of the first day to get there as there was a Taxi strike so we had to get a (very hot) bus from the airport which dropped us at Termini Station. From there we could of got the metro but they looked a little scarey so we decided to walk it! (mistake). It was extremely hot and alot further than we thought. However when we finally got there we were pleasently suprised.
The lobby was very luxurious and the staff very helpful! as other people have mentioned the hotel is set out very strangely at not good for the disabled as the lifts are very small.
The rooms were very nice, we stayed in a standard room and yes they are tiny but to be honest we didn't spend too much time in the rooms anyway. They were very well decorated and the bathroom was really lfancy! they were very quite and the beds were comfy. My only complaint about the room was the minibar was very expensive! There was a turn down service on a night,
they left choc's and tomorrows weather forcast on your bed (nice touch)
The breakfast left a bit to be desired but that didn't spoil it.
The hotel bar was very expensive and closed before advertised (I would avoid it to be honest) again no big deal, there are more than enough places to drink.
We were there for the world cup which was a brilliant night, we found some lovely bars and restaurants. Also. it wasn't as expensive as we'd been lead to believe. About what you'd expect to pay in any capital city.
We got a taxi back to the airport arranged by the hotel. It was a nice service but be warned it was very expensive!
Just a couple of things about Rome you need to know
*Be careful on the roads, they are absolutely bonkers. They don't stop at the zebra's unless you walk out in front of them and then they just go around you!
*The queue's for the colloseum and St Peter's are very long expect to be there for a good hour. Also, if you go to st Peter's remember to wear sensible clothing because it's so beautiful and it would be a shame to stand in a queue for an hour only to realise they won't let you in because your shoulders aren't covered and you miss out!
*Don't go in July or August if you don't like the heat because it's very hot! (30 degrees plus)
In a nutshell, we had a fab time in Rome and we would definately go back to the River Palace. If you have any questions please feel free to email me!
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