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Anyone suggest a safe, clean, preferably centrally situated hotel in Rome.
Do not want to spoil the trip by staying somewhere tatty. Just looking for 2 nights for a special treat, The wife deserves it.
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  • balsingh
    balsingh Posts: 1,493 Forumite
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    When we went 2 years ago, we stayed at the 'Hotel Center'. They have 3 hotels in the area .... Center 1,2 and 3. I cant remember off hand which one we were in but they are all 3* and have a good compromise between quality and value. They are about a 20min walk from the main Termini station. The nearest metro station is Manzoni (about 5mins walk) and 2 stops from Termini. Obviosuly, avoid if you are lookign for somethign really plush but this hotel is by no means tatty. The staff were really helpful and friendly too.
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  • p4psb
    p4psb Posts: 56 Forumite
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    If you want a B&B you cannot beat this:
    http://www.66imperialinn.com/
    and just round the corner there is a fantastic 'local' restaurant.
  • emma_d_4
    emma_d_4 Posts: 5 Forumite
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    Look up a hotel called Quattro Fontane - this means the four fountains. I have not stayed here myself but a friend stayed there in February for her third time and thinks it is lovely. It is very central - very close to the Spanish Steps and Trevi fountain, and you can walk to all the sights. I think that it costs about £50 per person per night for bed and breakfast. You could check out the reviews on tripadvisor. Hope this is helpful. Enjoy your trip!
  • hubblebubble
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    Hotel Ottocento. Near the Spanish steps. Could walk to all the touristy spots. Nice area to be located in. Safe and full of good restaurants. Was recommended it by another MSE member and after checking out other reviews on Tripadvisor.com. Check it out. Has its own website too.
    `Save a little money each month, and at the end of the year, you'll be suprised at how little you have. :confused:
  • miken
    miken Posts: 246 Forumite
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    Brilliant suggestions, thank you all. I am now trying them to see availability.
    If anyone can also throw in names of nice local restaurants, it would also be appreciated.
  • Wizwoo
    Wizwoo Posts: 675 Forumite
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    I would definately check out tripadvisor:
    http://rome-hotels.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g187791-Rome_Lazio-Hotels.html
    We found our hotel for Rome on there which was Hotel Santa Maria - however it's not cheap (although not dear either by Rome standards). It's a wonderful place and the area itself is fantastic. Not that central but we walked everywhere.

    For evenings out you will not need to venture far and we found that the Trastevere area of the city was much more reasonably priced. The Piazza Santa Maria is a beautiful square to while away the hours people watching and the numerous side streets are filled with trattorias, bars and ice cream parlours. It stands out.

    The Hotel has some good suggestions for places to eat our favourite was La Fraschetta which is a Pizzeria on Via San Francesco (about 5 - 10 minutes walk away)(web site https://www.lafraschetta.com) cheap and does great pizzas.

    Have a great time - and don't forget to have a glass or two of Prosecco in one of the Piazzas in the evening. :D
  • robnye
    robnye Posts: 5,411 Forumite
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    i am off to rome on thursday for 4 days/3 nights.
    staying at the leonardo sistina, near piazza spagna

    I will let you know my recommendations when i get back. :):D
    smile --- it makes people wonder what you are up to.... ;) :cool:
  • robnye
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    rome was very good...... we stayed at the hotel sistina on via sistina (barberini square end), very central, 5 mins from top of spanich steps.

    being in st peters sqaure on the sunday at 12pm with 10000's of people was an event in itself., purely for the number of people that where there.

    visit the vatican museum and the sistine chapel first because the exit is at the entrance to st peters basilica, where as the queue that goes around st peters square is only for st peters basilica (which is free)........ we found a guide in st peters square, which was very useful and he was very knowledgeable, let me know i can then give you his name,

    definately see the colloseum and the forum, go thru the forum first (which is free) and then palatine hill, the ticket for palatine does cost 11 euros, but you can then queue jump at the colloseum and get in on the same ticket.

    piazze novonna in the evening has brilliant artists and several restaurants

    use the number 116 and 117 buses......... they go everywhere...... tickets are 1 euro for 75 mins, or 4 euros for the whole day, the tickets cover buses/trams and metro

    do the city tour on the 110 bus, we foudn it better to get it at termini, but it does have 11 different stops throught the city.

    try and see the trevi fountain in the day and again at night.

    in fact all of the sites are lit up terrifically at night.

    there are very few public toilets...... we found 3, 1 near vatican, 1 near castel st angelo, cant remember the 4rd one.

    via del corso..... great for shopping, the next road up has lot os of cafes selling pizza slices, the roads between also have lots of restaurants/cafes

    be prepared for street sellers..... selling junk, fake sunglasses, roses/pictures etc......

    otherwise....... be prepared for lots of walking....... and have loadsa fun
    smile --- it makes people wonder what you are up to.... ;) :cool:
  • Cardew
    Cardew Posts: 29,038 Forumite
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    p4psb wrote:
    If you want a B&B you cannot beat this:
    http://www.66imperialinn.com/
    and just round the corner there is a fantastic 'local' restaurant.

    I stayed there just after they opened. Fantastic value for a B&B.
  • nelly_2
    nelly_2 Posts: 17,863 Forumite
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    Try the radisson sas, we stayed there last year cracking place and only 25 euros for a breakfast<
    yeah cheers but no thanks :)
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