Monday, October 23, 2006

The Marriott Park in Rome


This was our hotel room in Rome. The bed was luxurious, the amenities numerous and the bathrooms spoiled me! They were divided into two rooms; one with a deep, long tub and the other with a glassed-in shower, toilet and bidet. Both had big sinks with nice wide countertops and large mirrors. As you can see, polished marble was everywhere.

The Marriott Park had only been open for a week when we arrived. There were a few details that had not been ironed out, such as the pool and spa area were not open yet and the restaurant could not give us coffee-to-go since no one had thought to order disposable cups.

But the hotel and the staff could not have been nicer. I recommend it, but you need to know the inconvenience it brings, if you are there to sight-see in Rome. The hotel is about 15 minutes north of the city center; in an area where offices and research facilities are rapidly being built. It requires a train ride into the city (and at present it is hard to get to the train station) or a cab ride, which will cost at least 20 Euros (when we were there, this was equivalent to $26, less tip). The inconvenience it presented was easily counterbalanced by the niceness of the rooms and public areas, but you might be better off to stay closer to the heart of the city.


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8 comments:

srp said...

Wow! What luxury! The hotels near the Vatican are all older and quaint but not that big. We did get one with air conditioning. Since the heat wave in June, the year we were there, was so bad, that was our first prerequisite.

Tracie said...

That is a beautiful room....and the lobby is magnificient!

Jay said...

Looks pretty cushy!

Seamus said...

In the lap of luxury! How wonderful!

mar said...

I see we are marble-spoiled here in Europe... Spanish architecture is similar in that sense, everything is polished and shiny :)

vicki said...

Is Seamus making a joke? Because I was just wondering if you (or anybody) uses those? Oh, tee hee, sorry, Judy. I'm just feeling silly. I love hotel pictures. And, as you know, hotel soap.

vicki said...

Okay-now I'm going to be serious. This is a wonderful travelogue, Judy. Your photos and your descriptions of your trip are amazing. I've never been to Italy- Dan is there right now-but this makes me want to go more than ever. I know what you mean about too much- I usually do best one country at a time- but what a great trip for the three of you! Thanks for sharing thus far. Più! Più!

colleen said...

I was in France when I was 21. The first time I saw a bidet. I asked the busboy what it was. He laughed and said you can wash your feet in it!