Typical old building turned into a hotel. The rooms are all different sizes and shapes. 1 bed, 2 bed, 3 bed options. Some have bathtubs, others just tiny stand-up showers. The wi-fi comes in and out. There's a Best Western next door that said they had wi-fi too. Don't forget What's App is a free texting service on your iPhone! Skye too I think? Otherwise in Rome, go to a tabacco shop and buy 2 hours of phone service for like $5. VERY CHEAP SMART Phone option to use! Good location. There's an Irish pub around the block, a restaurant across the street. I'm pretty sure the breakfast offered is typical for everyone and not just my tour group of 50 staying there. It had a tv inside and hair dryer. There's a market 3 blocks away which was cool to tour. It's about 15 minutes from all the site in Rome. Personally, I think everything can be seen in Rome in 3 full days and then you've done it all unless you want to immerse yourself. Lombardo's near the Spanish steps has GREAT pizza margarite and homemade tiramisu! Spanish steps is near Rome's version of Rodeo Drive shopping. The hotel is 7 floors with about 6-8 rooms per floor. TINY elevator. Easier to use steps so use a backpack or be able to cart up and down 7 floors. Elevator takes forever. Friendly staff. You leave your key at the front desk every time you leave so the maid knows when to come clean. The beds are tiny and the pillows are FLAT! I slept on my travel pillow cuz I'm a spoiled American. I went in February so I suggest wearing long underwear under clothes. My friends were freezing and didn't! So heat/air wasn't a problem that I know of. The walls are THIN! I wore earplugs. There were 2 plugs per room but GET AN AMERICAN ADAPTOR AND CONVERTER and then I added one of those additional 3 plug options so I charged 3 things at once per outlet. I got my adaptor at Target for $29.99. But the convertor and adapter options are important so you don't blow a fuse which may effect the whole hotel!! Plenty of things around the hotel. Good enough location. Everything seems to be on the same streets, but you'll want to bus it to touristy stuff or taxi. Not walk. I'd totally hire a guide or at least buy the radio headsets in the locations so you get "more" information on the tours. After awhile it's just statue, ruins, art over and over. But if you get the background, WOW! Mass at Vatican is every hour, but it's very loud and touristy. 6 months in advance you can get tickets to tour the catacombs under the Vatican. DO THAT! I'm sad I didn't. There's only one Vatican souvinir store that blesses EVERYTHING you buy so buy a rosary there. They range from 7 euros to hundreds! I bought several for friends. They even delivered it to the hotel!? Buy candy at the market near the hotel if you need to bring lots home. It's hard to find large quantities like you'll find in the market in any touristy shop. There is some in the airport but it's more expensive. Wi-fi is only available in the lobby and it was colder in the lobby. There is one computer available to the public you can use for internet. Don't forget to see The Vatican tour, Mouth of Truth statue, Caesar's last stand, and the Castel San Angelo is only really interesting for the amazing view at the top! Spanish steps is worth climbing to take a pic from the top too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Carlo Magno located in Rome on the tree-lined via Nomentana and recently restored, is both comfortable and elegant. The property is well connected to the city centre and to main railway and underground station Termini, by different bus lines. It is also at only 200 metres from the Roma-Nomentano station where trains to and from the Fiumicino airport stop every 15 minutes. Within the hotel there are a bar, a lounge, a breakfast room ... more less
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