We are 7 days into a 10 day stay at Hotel Re di Roma and so still here and still loving it. If you are completely crunched for time and want to save time riding the metro you might see if you could find something closer to Storico, the Vatican or the Forum. If however you like to stay in a welcoming neighbourhood and feel like you have a home away from home then stay here. Extremely clean, helpful staff and with tbe metro just a block away, accessible to everything.
We decided to accept the hotel's offer of airport pickup and after an 8 1/2 hr flight from Toronto plus a 1 1/2 hr wait for.luggage it was so nice to be met and here in 30 min. I had emailed prior and requested a balcony room for our stay and we got not a balcony but a huge terrace. Amazing to relax in the morning, to rest after 6-8 hrs of sightseeing and to watch life go by after dinner at a favourite restaurant (which is an easy 15 min walk from the hotel). Room 107.
Also just down the block is Piazza Re di Roma; also the metro stop. It is a pretty park and every evening local families; grandparents. Parents, children and dogs gather to play and mingle. It is a beautiful thing and I think that North Americans could learn from this. We have loved spending a little time there. Almost directly across the street from the hotel is a small market/deli (open in the am until 4:00 pm) There is a full supermarket and a good pizza take out restaurant in the Piazza and excellent restaurants and cafes as well as shopping within an easy 15 min walk.
Basilica San Giovanni in Laterano (the Popes church) is just up Appia Nuovo, easy15 min, and we walked to the Colisseum in 25 min. Location here is great.
As for some previous reviews about the showers and water all over the floor; we have the tub/shower combo. Great deep tub for soaking after a long day walking but just a partial wall for the shower. Point the small rain head shower straight down and use less water pressure. Problem solved.
In some reviews breakfast was an issue. I don't know how you eat at home; I usually do cereal and yogurt almost every day, seldom bacon and eggs. Here I get not only cereal and yogurt but also croissants, fresh fruit, meat and cheese with crusty rolls and toast. Pretty good to me.
The front desk staff are fantastic. We saw that there was an opera with performances while we were here; we have never been to an opera but thought we are in Rome, what better place to try it. Desk booked us amazing seats and we loved it. A highlight of the trip. If you need help with tickets give them 24 hrs and they can probably do it. Best advice; if there is something you know you want to see find the website and book tickets on line before you come. Avoid the horrendously long ticket lines and the tour sellers.
Anyway hope it helps, contact me if you have questions, I will post some photos when I get home and download them. Have fun, stay here and enjoy. At the end of a long day it was so nice for us to be able to go "home".
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