Hotel Giotto - Rome, Italy
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Posted: Mon, Jul 07 2008
Not to comment the room, which was as small as it could be, and the shower, which also provided us with huge periods of COLD water during the shower.
How can they say that they are located "100 metres" away from the Vatican in the location section in their homepage? Considering this is a VERY FAR hotel from Roma Center, the staff should at least warn you about the last buses that come back to the hotel (last times! Rome ridiculous metro schedule, which closes at 9 PM! Cornelia station also seem to be at least 500 metres away from the hotel.
Posted: Thu, Apr 24 2008
The hotel staff was friendly. This is a hotel with a quite good location, ca 5 min walk to the bus stop and 20-25 min drive to the center.
Posted: Thu, Mar 20 2008
The breakfast is fine and the staff were always cleaning used tables straight away and restocking the food. The reception staff try and be helpful, but do seem to have limited English. We did have a room that was disabled friendly, but it is the outside of the hotel in the main streets that is an issue.
The rooms are small and it can become very noisey. Everynight one of our rooms were woken with noise.
Posted: Wed, Feb 20 2008
We did everything by bus and train, which was completely accessible and near the hotel. It was so nice because the hotel's location was away from all the tourists - it was more "neighborhood" friendly - and if I were staying in Manhattan, I'd rather stay in the West Village than Times Square, which was a similar experience here. Giotto was located near better, more authentic restaurants (rather than the Hard Rock Rome), was in a quite neighborhood near a school, had a wonderful grocery store within walking distance and a nice, higher end gastronomia (for NYKERS a delicatessen) even closer. I didn't mind because, again, everything in NYC (apartments, hotel rooms, space on the subways) except buildings and population is probably smaller than most places due to space.
Seemed everything was smaller in Rome compared to the US thoughg: tiny cars, smaller portions of food, etc.
Posted: Thu, Feb 07 2008
I advise any travellers to go to Battistini train station rather than Cornelia station ,as it is an easier walk and not continuously up hill and takes around 10-15 minutes walk. Upon arrival we were informed that there were no twin rooms available so for our first night we would stay in singles. However, we were advised by our travel operator that Hotel Giotto allocates rooms upon arrival so we were not surprised. The next day the man at reception advised that our luggage would be moved to a twin room that day which it was upon our return. The hotel is clean and tidy and they have a luggage room if your flight is not until later in the day. Hotel Giotto is an affordable and excellent base to explore Rome, if you don't mind using the local Metro-net to get into the centre everyday, but at 11 euros for a 3 day travel pass who does.