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Trip Report Wonderful Short Trip to Roma in the Monti Area

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Just back from a lovely but all too short four day trip to Rome. We chose to stay in the Monti area this time for a change from the usual Piazza Navona / Campo di Fiori area and we were NOT NOT NOT disappointed. Thank you to all you wonderful fellow Fodorites that answered my questions pre-trip and gave me ideas of where to stay and where to dine. I will basically just list the places we ate/drank and our hotel and if anyone has any specific questions afterwards, I will be happy to try and help.

HOTEL : Hotel Artorius
Via del Boschetto 13
Monti

We were basically very satisfied with this hotel. The street and the area are beautiful, the room was very clean and large by European standards. Bed was comfortable, sleep at night was peaceful and we heard NO noise at all, neither from other guests nor from the outside (and we were there over a weekend and I know there were plenty of people outside). Kudos for that.

The hotel has basically no lobby. You walk into a small area and then from there into an even smaller area which is their reception desk. All the service people we met were very helpful and sweet and that was great.

On the OTHER hand, breakfast at the hotel was no less than ATROCIOUS and AWFUL. The choice was large but it seemed like they chose the worst possible quality of each individual type of food offered. Cappuccino was tasteless and bad (in Rome??? in Italy??) and seemed watered down. The only tasty food was the pastries. And the elderly gentleman who was in charge of the breakfast was also a bit eccentric and not terribly interested in the guests I believe.

To be fair, I must also write that towels are very thin and should desperately be exchanged and there is a need for some expert hand in small repairs and cleaning in the room (such as duct tape on a part of the bathroom door frame and dirt left probably from people's hands touching the light switches and electrical outlet surroundings).

But none of these things, save the breakfast which really needs to be bettered, would prevent me from recommending this hotel or choosing it again. It ticked all MY boxes, i.e. was in a great location both street-wise and sites-wise, it was very clean and comfortable, and the price was very very reasonable.

Next I will begin on the restaurants / bars.

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