Rome Cabs vs. Rome Cab

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#1
Pure Michigan
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Has anyone used Rome CAB for a transfer? I have read a great deal about Rome CABS but can't find anything about Rome Cab(no S) It is also a limo service and they are a fair amount less expensive so just wondering if anyone out there has any info. Thanks.
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St Augustine Florida
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Many times a very successful company will have others try to "copy" them

The copycat will pick a name very close to the original. They will have much lower prices and it peaks many peoples interest since transfers are expensive in Europe. I would imagine it is hard to get a new company up and running, but to copycat another company is not the way to go.

Just remember: You get what you pay for. Meaning that if one company is so much lower than ALL THE OTHERS...... then there is usually a problem. It would definately raise a red flag for me !

Stick with tried and true companies - especially in Europe where everything is unfamiliar and where you want things to go right.
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I have not used romecabS yet but I have just booked 2 transfers with them.

If their transfer is half as good as the service we have received at the booking stage I will be very pleased.

They even give you a link to a video which shows you where to meet them at the airport. They also queried that I had said to pick us up from the ship at 5pm (we have an extension to stay on the ship for the day).

As texancruzer said, if another company is using a similar name they must be trying to copy what is a good company.
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#4
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BTW: Forgot to add that we have used Romecabs (Stefano) a number of times. We have 3 transfers booked with them for November. We actually Stefano as our driver for one of our transfers......really nice guy. First rate company.
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#5
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Originally posted by English_in_Spain
I have not used romecabS yet but I have just booked 2 transfers with them.

If their transfer is half as good as the service we have received at the booking stage I will be very pleased.

They even give you a link to a video which shows you where to meet them at the airport. They also queried that I had said to pick us up from the ship at 5pm (we have an extension to stay on the ship for the day).

As texancruzer said, if another company is using a similar name they must be trying to copy what is a good company.
We used romecabS (Stefano's company) as well, in May, and we were very impressed. "Johnny" was waiting for us at the airport, even though our plane was almost 2 hours late. He took us to our rental apartment in Rome, and when the rental agent wasn't there to meet us, he called her on his cell phone, and insisted on staying with us until she arrived. I thought that was service above and beyond.

We also used them for the transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia. Maurizo was our driver for that segment. He arrived early, helped us with our luggage, and, since he spoke very good English, gave us a running commentary all the way to Civitavecchia.

I can really highly recommend them.
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Originally posted by Zukini
We used romecabS (Stefano's company) as well, in May, and we were very impressed. "Johnny" was waiting for us at the airport, even though our plane was almost 2 hours late. He took us to our rental apartment in Rome, and when the rental agent wasn't there to meet us, he called her on his cell phone, and insisted on staying with us until she arrived. I thought that was service above and beyond.

We also used them for the transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia. Maurizo was our driver for that segment. He arrived early, helped us with our luggage, and, since he spoke very good English, gave us a running commentary all the way to Civitavecchia.

I can really highly recommend them.
How long did it take you to get from Rome to the port???? the couple I am traveling with has a tour the morning we leave and won't get back to the hotel until 11:00 or 11:30, but when I told Rome Cabs we had to be at the port no later than 3:30 they suggested a 11:00 am pickup time. Thanks for any and all input.
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Originally posted by love_the_sea
How long did it take you to get from Rome to the port???? the couple I am traveling with has a tour the morning we leave and won't get back to the hotel until 11:00 or 11:30, but when I told Rome Cabs we had to be at the port no later than 3:30 they suggested a 11:00 am pickup time. Thanks for any and all input.
It only takes about 1.5 hours max to get to Civitavecchia from Rome. Perhaps they thought you meant that your sailaway time was at 3:30....?
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Illinois
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We also use RomeCabs for all our transfers. We went to Rome 3 times in 18 months. Our most recent trip was in April. That's a total of 6 airport/hotel transfers and a few tours.

I personally wouldn't even look elsewhere.
#9
St Augustine Florida
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Originally posted by love_the_sea
How long did it take you to get from Rome to the port???? the couple I am traveling with has a tour the morning we leave and won't get back to the hotel until 11:00 or 11:30, but when I told Rome Cabs we had to be at the port no later than 3:30 they suggested a 11:00 am pickup time. Thanks for any and all input.
We also have a tour the morning of our sail...... Scavi reservations !!!

Romecabs is picking us up at 11:30 and we will be at the port by 1:00pm

On our cruise docs it says "boarding at 1:00 pm" altho they might board earlier. We have arrived at the port previously both times @ 1:00 and had maybe 8-10 people in line in front of us......very quick boarding.
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Originally posted by love_the_sea
How long did it take you to get from Rome to the port???? the couple I am traveling with has a tour the morning we leave and won't get back to the hotel until 11:00 or 11:30, but when I told Rome Cabs we had to be at the port no later than 3:30 they suggested a 11:00 am pickup time. Thanks for any and all input.
We had an 11am pickup from the Campo di Fiori area, and we were checked in and in our stateroom by 12:30, for a Wednesday departure.
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Originally posted by Zukini
We had an 11am pickup from the Campo di Fiori area, and we were checked in and in our stateroom by 12:30, for a Wednesday departure.
I see your driver drove like a bat outta he## too. My dh was white knuckled the whole way..... I looked over our drivers shoulder one time and he was going 100 MPH !!!! Oh well, when in Rome.......
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Originally posted by cruisemom42
It only takes about 1.5 hours max to get to Civitavecchia from Rome. Perhaps they thought you meant that your sailaway time was at 3:30....?
Originally posted by Zukini
We had an 11am pickup from the Campo di Fiori area, and we were checked in and in our stateroom by 12:30, for a Wednesday departure.

Thanks, everyone, for the info. Cruisemom42, you may be correct that he thought sailaway was 3:30....that would make more sense. I would just as soon get to the ship by 1:00 and get on and eat lunch there rather than paying for a meal in Rome. We are in suites, so will get priority boarding (a first for me!)
I am very impressed with RomeCabs so far. They are very quick to respond...gives you a nice warm fuzzy feeling about them! As someone else said: you get what you pay for! I would rather spend a little more and not be all stressed out
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Originally posted by texancruzer
I see your driver drove like a bat outta he## too. My dh was white knuckled the whole way..... I looked over our drivers shoulder one time and he was going 100 MPH !!!! Oh well, when in Rome.......
Are you sure that wasn't kilometers? (Which would be about 62 mph.) Us Americans are the only ones that still use miles.....


Originally posted by love_the_sea
Thanks, everyone, for the info. Cruisemom42, you may be correct that he thought sailaway was 3:30....that would make more sense. I would just as soon get to the ship by 1:00 and get on and eat lunch there rather than paying for a meal in Rome. We are in suites, so will get priority boarding (a first for me!)
I am very impressed with RomeCabs so far. They are very quick to respond...gives you a nice warm fuzzy feeling about them! As someone else said: you get what you pay for! I would rather spend a little more and not be all stressed out
I prefer to stay in Rome (or any port) as long as possible before boarding the ship, but to each his own. Have a great trip!
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Are you sure that wasn't kilometers? (Which would be about 62 mph.)
It had to be 100 km/hr and if that is all he was going he would be considered slow. I believe the speed limit on most autoroutes is 120 km/hr. 100 mi/hr would be about 160 km/hr and a reputable driver and company would not allow that!
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Not sure what it was....... but he was flying. The other couple we shared the ride with noticed it too..... We were passing EVERYONE else ! I guarantee it was more than 62 mph..... that is slow for a freeway. I even drive a bit over the speed limit here...... 75 mph or so.....but it was faster than that !!!!

Now that said, it was a ride share that I did not book, but rather joined others on.......so not even sure what company it was with. I do know that Stefano did not drive that fast. Needless to say, I book with him ever since.....
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The REAL RomeCabS, owned by Stefano Costantini is the one WITH the "S" at the end. He is the ORIGINAL and REAL RomeCabs that has gained such a great reputation here and on TripAdvisor. Here are his contact addresses always answered by him or his office assistant Antonella:


Email
[email protected]
Website
http://www.romecabs.com/
http://www.stefanorometours.com/

I am not only a client of Stefano/RomeCabs, but also a friend. Since first meeting him on our wonderful day in Rome, we have kept in touch. Stefano has been plagued by the copy-cat companies. Don't be fooled by these imposters. After my review on TripAdvisor, it was pulled because they thought it was a fake review. Talk about MAD.....I contacted the powers that be at TA, but they would not discuss it with me. I had spent a couple of hours writing it and was really angry when that happened. I don't post a lot, but I can't stand by and not speak up. If you have any questions, I will be more than glad to have you email me at [email protected] or a PM here.....LOL.....does CC uses private messages? See, I don't post much.

I am looking forward to seeing Stefano again in April when my small group of traveling companions will tour Ostia Antico, outside of Rome with him. We will have the all day tour and 2 transfers.

As far as the safe driving/speed issues.......we never felt anything but comfortable with Stefano or his drivers at the wheel. TRUE PROS!!!!

I'll even sign this with my real name.......Pat Wood.
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We have also toured with Stefano, and to be honest he became the "bar" by which we judged every other driver/tour director for the rest of our three week trip... and nobody even came CLOSE to providing a) information, b) unique sights, c) a fabulous day. We even saw him the day following our tour as he dropped others off at the Vatican! He took care of our transfers from FCO to our hotel, the full day tour for six, and then our transfers to the ship.

Honestly, you cannot go wrong booking with him - his drivers will move heaven and earth to get you where you need to be, when you need to be there. And as scary as drivers are in Rome, I never, EVER felt unsafe with either Stefano behind the wheel or any of his drivers!

Edited to add that we are looking forward to another full day tour with him in April 2012 - knowing that we hit the tourist high spots on the last tour, he was full of good ideas for other things to do!
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Originally posted by texancruzer
Not sure what it was....... but he was flying. The other couple we shared the ride with noticed it too..... We were passing EVERYONE else ! I guarantee it was more than 62 mph..... that is slow for a freeway. I even drive a bit over the speed limit here...... 75 mph or so.....but it was faster than that !!!!

Now that said, it was a ride share that I did not book, but rather joined others on.......so not even sure what company it was with. I do know that Stefano did not drive that fast. Needless to say, I book with him ever since.....
Speed limit in Italy, on the highway is 130 KM/Hour, drivers wont go faster then that because they can easily loose their license, many camera and radars.
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There was a bad review over on TA from a guy who had used the WRONG company....Not Stefano's RomeCabS. I notice that he has now realized his mistake and has pulled that bad review and posted it with the name of the imposter company.....the one that deserved the bad review. He had a REALLY bad experience with them. If you are interested go here:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic....html#35493995

Maybe it is good that these discussions come up every once in a while to remind people that there IS a difference.

Happy Sailing.......I'm in drydock right now......no cruises on the horizon.....just my 19 day LAND trip to Italy in April......YAY!!! Pat
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Montreal Canada
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I used ROME CABS with Stephano 3 times First transfer to Hotel Then to ship then back to airport All drivers were punctual courteous and professional I would use them again The other company I was told was not that reliable

Did this between Aug 6 and 22 this year