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The best kept secret atThe Secret Garden, was indeed, the garden. I suspect the 8 potted plants near the fountain constituted a garden. We attempted to drift off to sleep after a very long trip and were lullabied by wafting fumes of sewage smell enveloping...More
That was the worst place I've been to so far. The smelly wardrobe in the room, blocked up toilet- such a nuisance!, wet, smelly, unchanged towels, poor breakfast- the worst coffee ever, the lack of mineral water, unfresh butter, dirt all around, dirty cutlery, self...More
We booked 2 rooms in the Secret Garden months in advance and were impressed with the website description, price and location (close to the station and main sites). However, all was not as it seemed.
First of all, they double booked us, expecting us to...More
I'll get the good points out of the way first. Our room (2) was a nice size and the bed was big and comfortable, something you'll appreciate after a long day walking around Rome. The shower was nice and powerful and the ceiling fan provided...More
I had actually booked Ciak Hostel, which is just around the corner, but for whatever reason was moved to Secret Garden. Worked out quite well, it is (marginally) closer to Termini and we also had a jacuzzi in our bathroom, we had a four post...More
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
basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.