Monday, May 10, 2010

Hotel Priscilla, Rome

Posted by Kero at Monday, May 10, 2010
Note: We did not choose the hotels in the three cities we visited for the holiday. Those were booked for us by our travel agent Ms. Jabeen of Belhasa Global Tours in consideration of our budget. Overall, i could say that they were all very clean and in good location. As I share with you tales and photos from Italy, I might as well do a review for the hotels.

We traveled on spring time when the peak season started. Check in time is strictly 11 am. Nothing earlier because the hotel was fully booked.  If you are used to modern conveniences, Italy may not be for you. Three star hotels don't have swimming pool unlike in the Dubai. We had room 125 on the second floor. I don't know why they had to use three digit numbers when the hotel only offers 43 rooms =). But then, i also noticed this in Venice and Milan.

 The lobby taken early morning.

The elevator with its iron door and lock was most amusing. Too bad i forgot to take a photo. I think it belongs to those that you call vintage elevator. Like in the old movies that when you reach your floor, you have to push aside the iron door.  It was small like only three of us can fit inside with an umbrella pram. It was a funny experience yet we only used it twice because Andreas preferred using the stairs.

Anyway, when we went to the second floor lobby, our room was still being tidied. The lady scrubbing the bathroom floor was definitely Italian in all her glorious blonde hair. Hubby commented this was the only time he was being served by a supposed superior race. We noticed as well in the course of our travel that even the lowliest jobs were being done by Italians.

Wifi charge is 5 Euro for three days but we did not avail the service. Do get a rest before flying to Rome because the roads are like Baguio City. You either go up or walk down (Rome is composed of seven hills) so that going back to the hotel means going straight to bed for a good sleep. Oh their bed! They were the comfiest of the hotels we stayed!

The temperature drops at 10 degrees at night so we never opened the AC instead we threw the windows wide open. Bathroom is huge and the heater efficient.

Breakfast is served at 7:30 to 10:30 but the breakfast lounge is ready as early as 7am. Breakfast buffet have the basic croissant, cookies, and toasts with orange juice, yoghurt, and cornflakes. We saw only one Italian lady in-charge and she was definitely brilliant. She makes capuccino or hot choco or latte upon request.

Priscilla Hotel is located at Via Calabria. Roma Termini is a walking distance. You will be charge not more than 10 Euro if you take a cab. The hotel is also a walking distance to the posh district Via Veneto and Villa Borghese.

2 sweets for Kero:

kimmy on May 10, 2010 at 5:56 PM said...

wow! that is my ultimate dream, to visit Rome. thanks for sharing your photos..

Artemis on May 22, 2010 at 6:37 AM said...

"supposedly superior race," haha, that comment made me smile.. Italia is cool then..


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