This is not really a hotel, it was obviously an apartment building at one time. Stayed here 1 night as part of COSMOS tour, & one night was enough. A/C was not working in room when we arrived, but a maintenance man was able to fix it. Building is old, toilet seat in bathroom was cracked. Rooms sort of musty, hallways dark. Tried to get dinner at restaurant because it was raining, they informed us outside seating only, we had to go out to find suitable dining. Breakfast choices limited. Pictures on internet obviously taken years ago, very misleading, hope they paid photographer a bundle.
It wasn't my choice, I bought it in a package by my agent who described this hotel as four stars, few minutes walk from the city centre etc. Actually, it is economic accomodation (between two and three satrs), with poor beakfast and few kilometres out of the city centre. The hotel is situated, however, in a quiet area with swimming pool, tennis court and nice park. You need five minutes walk to Cornelia, metropolitana station, which is the best and cheapest option to get the main city attractions.
There is huge garage but it costs 4 euros per day.
Unique Quality: Two rooms, separate bathroom, airconditioned and big terrace is what you get here. The breakfast is rather poor and it is far of being four stars type. You need taxi or metropolitana to get to the city center, but do not order taxi by the hotel stuff because it costs more than you order it by yourself.
On a school trip to Rome, I stayed in Parco Tirreno Oct 26-30. There was 20-30 of us roughly all together in about 10 rooms. The desk staff were helpful, friendly and spoke excellent English. After that, it was downhill. The rooms were a good size but poorly lit and not well appointed. One room smelled very musty, as if it hadn't been used for years, but the others didn't. The rooms were cold and the heating was not on. When we asked - they sent up more blankets but claimed the heat did not go on in Rome until 10 Nov. The next day however (Oct 27th) the heat did come on - but was only on for 2 days. Still can't figure that out. The furniture was old and modular. The shelves in the closets were dirty. There was a kitchette but no equipment. The refridgerator was handy - but we had to turn it on. The rugs were in serious need of cleaning. The bathroom was clean but the hot water was limited. Each tub/shower has its own small hot water heater mounted at the back of the tub by the ceiling. No more than 2 can take short showers in a row so, we had to decide who was going to shower in the AM and who in the PM. The Restaurant staff were rude and the food was cold and lousy & a can of coke cost roughly 1.50 GBP! We always had plently of towels but they did not change the sheets. The location was OK. The only good thing about it was the reception, it was an ok area. It was several blocks to the Cornelia staion for the underground Metro but it was along a very busy street and the sidewalk was narrow. The walk was scary because we had 3 young children with us.
This hotel is too far away from the city centre, but saying that it was only a 10/15 minute walk to the nearest metro (Cornea) costing 1 euro to travel into thecentre, and not too far from the Vatican city (3 stops) but the metro closed at 9pm. The hotel was very clean and comfortable with very friendly staff but they were still in the process of minor restorations. It advertises a restaurant and a bar but did'nt seem to have the staff to serve you. Hotel lays back off the road so it is nice and quiet.
Unique Quality: Very spacious rooms, and nice gardens and swimming pool.
Directions: about 3 miles from the Vatican. nearest Metro is Corneo, 10 to 15 minute walk.
I will be in Rome on June 18 - 19 (Monday and Tuesday). I would like to see the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum. Do I need to make reservations or purchase tickets ahead of time? If so, how do I do it?
Does anyone know of a reasonably nice hotel (other accomodations) in Rome that is not too expensive? We are three couples traveling together.
You do not need advance tickets to see any of the places on your itinerary. Colosseum has a ticket shop on site as does the vatican museum (however you may wish to do some advance booking to try and avoid queues here). Sistine chapel is accessed via the vatican museum. St Peters does not require tickets. Beware of queues though :-)
was your hotel the parco tirreno?
for the vatican they have tours that take you thru the museum, the sis. chapel, st. peters, and to see the pieta. we are going in july and made our reservations through presto reservations- vatican tours ahead and we wanted to secure our spot- not too expensive through that website either, ive seen some that really try to rip u off, but these people are pretty good. and you have a guide so you wont miss anything.
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Address: Via Aurelia 480, Rome, Lazio, 00165, Italy