Just returned from a 4 day visit staying at the Antiqua Roma- it was ideal for what we wanted. It was clean, spacious and ideally located for all the main sites of Rome. Enrico was welcoming and as we left each morning, checked that everything was fine for us. There is no breakfast and it is within a quiet lovely apartment block so do not expect hotel style accommodation. However it was perfect for us as once we left in the morning we did not return till after dinner. We slept wonderfully in the en suite room- so much so its made us want to change our own bed! The only thing we would ask the owner to consider is either a small fridge in the room or access to one.Some well deserved chilled wine would have been wonderful to have when we got back or keep fuit/yoghurt.
We flew with Ryanair and bought our return shuttle bus tickets on the plane for 1 euro cheaper. Its a bit chaotic when you come onto the concourse but queue for Bus 2. When we got to the bus / train station we opted to take the Bus(70) (opposite Macdonalds) but had to wait a while for this. In hindsight we would have been better taking the Metro underground which is what we did on the way back.We were going to buy day bus tickets to get around Rome but we actually ended up walking everywhere. The Antiqua Roma is no more than 35 minutes from the Colisseum which is the furthest away landmark.. Be careful of the " Skip the Queue" folk who charge 20 euros on top of your entry fee for the Vatican and the Colisseum. At the latter they kept telling us the main queue was at least 1 hr wait. We took a chance and got straight through in 25 min.It costs 12 euros each and this is for the gardens and Old Roman town opposite. We did not go for the guided tour mainly because we could read for ourselves and go at our own pace.It was very warm and we could see many flagging as they stood listening with earsets on. Good tip- keep your water bottle with you as there are loads of water fountains across the city. You can enjoy crisp cold water for nothing.Indeed eating out is as expensive as you want it to be. There are many little pizza bars where you can have pizza and beer for less than 10 euros for two. Try the " Forno" bakery/deli- Go across the bridge at Castel Sant Angelo, cross the road and walk straight ahead and its on the right. There are loads of restaurants offering reasonably priced menus. We ate out for less than what we would pay in Leeds.Do try the Irish Abbey Theatre bar just off Piazza Nevana. Its got a warm cosy atmosphere and they are very hospitable.All in all we had a wonderful trip to this fabulous city and would recommend this guest house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming and comfortable accommodation located in a strategic position in the heart of the city, walking distance to all the most important monuments (S. Peter, Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna , Pantheon) restaurants, elegant shops, banks and theatres. The rooms are elegant and attractive individually designed, with or without private bathroom, are decorated with a mix of antique and modern style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Antiqua Roma Rome
- Antiqua Roma Hotel Rome