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Lovely hotel. Friendly and helpful staff, always tried their best to answer any questions and... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Great archway

Porta Maggiore was part of an aqueduct, built by emperor Claudius in the year 52. He embellished it... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The majesty of the historic structure of the Porta Maggiore seductively invites the awed traveller to willingly suspend disbelief and enter a spiritual place that transcends time. The skills of ancient craftsmen leave one in awe of the intricacy of this massive creation. Porta Maggiore...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jbuck128
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 5 days during the month of August and we found the hotel to be lacking in a good few areas. For one, the staff are ok but not necessarily the most friendly. They can be a little abrupt...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tomdoyle660
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Each day of of stay in Rome we would walk passed the giant stone gate of Porta Maggiore, this is a busy intersection and transport hub, but in years it was more than that. The gate was built on the instructions of Emperor Claudius and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Here for two nights before a cruise. There is absolutely no hospitality. Our room was supposed to have a basic bed for 2 adults. Instead there was two twin beds pushed together and two more separate twin beds. All the mattresses where different. The TV...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Porta Maggiore is one of the eastern gates in the Aurelian Wall of Rome. Two roads passed through it, the Via Prenestina, heading east, and Via Casilina heading southeast. The gate was originally known as Porta Pernestina after one of those roads. Sometime after the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Bob K
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely hotel. Friendly and helpful staff, always tried their best to answer any questions and directions to the metro. Great location, the metro is only a 10 mins walk away and it’s only around 10 mins to the main monuments on the metro. It’s only...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank HannahH9055
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Porta Maggiore was part of an aqueduct, built by emperor Claudius in the year 52. He embellished it with some propaganda material to show his greatness as well. The arch was a sort of meeting point of two aqueducts and it also became part of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The staf was very nice. The room was small and furniture dated but the bed was very comfy. Food was ok. The biggest flaw was that the walls wern't soundproofed. We heard everything through paper thin walls.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bojana K
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The arches that you can see were constructed not as part of the city walls but as part of the aqueduct Claudius in about AD52. What remains, which is quite a lot, is still very impressive and are now used in part as gates. It...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Evets54
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We looked at this gem from our hotel window, which made our city trip to Roma just that much more immersive. It might not look like much from far away or on Google Earth, but when you see the brick structure from close-up you can...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Nectaria_Coutayar
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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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