Upon arrival from our very long flight and exiting the Roma Fiumicino airport, ToT’s travelbuddy, aka Jerico, and I decided to relive our studiare days in Italy. Because we’re traveling a day ahead from our very big travel group, we thought that it would be the perfect day trip to take. We felt compelled to scrimp on the small things so we can blow out on the more important aspects of traveling, like lugging 4 pcs of luggage to a train station, then to a cab
It helps to be in a foreign country with a brother, or a burly man, because he has no choice but to carry the heavy luggage around while you look cute and take pictures of the surroundings. Our flight arrived a bit early, so we decided we were going to have a one-day reunion to our one-time home and school. But before that, we must check in our hotel and wash off the airplane feeling.
Situated at the heart of Rome and within walking distance to main piazzas and sights like Piazza della Republica, Piazza Barberini, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, our boutique hotel was the perfect location for active travelers such as ourselves who like to be where this action’s at.
Tagged as the “hip and happening accommodation near the Spanish Steps”, Hotel Stendhal was definitely a small package with a big bang. Even the frontage had a certain air of sophistication to it. Hotel Stenhal is part of the Silver Hotels Collection, a smattering of very chic boutique hotels in Rome as well as Beverly Hills. I wanna see!
The front desk is very small, but staffed with the most professional of Front Desk Officers who are very accommodating especially when asking about travel issues. Check-in was a breeze, just like the airy interiors.
The bathroom was also very clean, with marble flooring, a bidet, and nice toiletries. A good bathroom is essential anywhere in Europe, especially because they are never big enough nor are the fixtures up to date with the times. I was impressed by the lighting more than anything, I think.
Jerico and I were waiting for the rest of our group to arrive from Manila, so we spent a good portion of our time online, because wifi is also complimentary at the hotel, something we took for granted because we later found out that free wifi is hard to come by in Europe! BOO!
I wish I had spent more time at our hotel, but when in Rome, do as the Romans do and WALK! And walk we did! But next time I am in Rome, I will definitely stay at the Hotel Stendhal once more.
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Via del Tritone 113 Roma – 00187
Tel +39 06 422921
Fax +39 06 42292555
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