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Rome hotel: Hotel Sant'Anna-- excellent hotel!

Sant'Anna is located about 3 blocks from the Vatican-- great location if the Vatican is on your agenda. It's a little further to the other sights of the city (ancient Rome, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps... but walkable-- especially to Campo d'Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon). It's on a street where no car traffic is allowed. Despite this, the street is VERY busy with tourists during the day. However, after about 6 PM everything quiets down & the tourists move on. At night, it is very quiet & great for sleeping.

We had 2 rooms-- a triple & a double used as a single. The triple was huge! It had plenty of room for me, my wife & young child. And, the double was spacious as well. The rooms & bathrooms were clean & the bed was comfortable. The bathrooms looked as if they had recently been completely updated, but the bedroom part was a bit older but still looked good. The showers were a little unique. The triple had a tile half wall for entry (no door-- the water sprinkles out on to the floor a bit) & the double had a curtain you draw around you on all sides. They worked well.

They had flat screen TVs with satellite & a lot of stations-- none were English-speaking channels. Air conditioning worked just fine-- in fact, it got a little cool at night! Internet is available in the lobby for free (didn't have a laptop, so I don't know about the quality or cost of WIFI-- I think it's free). Breakfast was very good-- they provided it in a nice room in the basement floor. Meats, cheeses, breads, juices, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit, yogurt, scrambled eggs, etc. were available daily.

The woman (sorry, forgot her name) who works at the front desk was fabulous. She was very helpful with our questions & requests prior to our arrival & was very nice when we were there. Good service by everyone we dealt with at the front desk.

It's always a crapshoot when picking a hotel in a foreign city... again, this is as close to a sure thing as you're going to get in Rome. Clean, comfortable, convenient (esp. to the Vatican) hotel at a reasonable price. Restaurants near the hotel are just okay-- tailored to tourists (okay food at slightly higher prices). Arlu is supposed to be okay but it's only open until 6 PM, so we weren't able to try it. Venture out a few streets to get better food.

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