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Budget Hotels in Venice, Florence, and Rome

Oct 19th, 2004, 09:27 AM
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in Venice try www.hotelaidomori.com. It's just around the corner form P. San Marco and we payed in September 100 Euros. Clean, comfortable and cozy hotel walking distance to everything.
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Oct 19th, 2004, 09:40 AM
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venere.com helped us find rooms for much lower than rack rates at hotels in Florence and Milan. I liked being able to see reviews from other travellers. Their system worked well for us. Good luck.
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Oct 19th, 2004, 09:51 AM
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My husband and I stayed at Giampy Guest House (between the train station and S. Maria Maggiore) in March. The place was pretty good for budget (75 Euros with private bath in the room). The rooms weren't big, but overall was a good price and good location. Even included breakfast at a restaurant around the corner.
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Oct 19th, 2004, 09:54 AM
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I also like the Casci, but if you look at their website (www.hotelcasci.com), the rate for a double is about 150E for that time of the year.
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Oct 19th, 2004, 10:25 AM
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I don't know about high season, but I've found 3* hotel accommodation for 50 Euros or less for a single for my upcoming winter trip. So undoubtedly prices are higher for a double in high season, but take a look anyway.

La Forcola in Venice (3* hotel in Cannaregio, available through the www.ryanairhotels.com site at 47.50 Euros per night)

Relais Il Cestello in Florence, although I am actually choosing to stay in a convent for the experience. This 3* hotel, however, has good rates through laterooms.com and quite possibly directly also. It's in the Oltrarno.

Hotel Julia in Rome through email with the hotel directly. 3* hotel generally, but for my room it is 50 Euros for a single (private but external shower, ensuite toilet and sink). Close to Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

All have good reviews, although Hotel Julia is more mixed.
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Oct 19th, 2004, 01:34 PM
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Per Context Rome (www.contextrome.com) they suggest this place for a good 'authentic' convent experience:
-- Istituto S. Giovanna Falconieri --
Via Calasanzio, 1
Prices: (€70-130)
Doubles from €75
It's located in Palazzo Massimo, a tiny square off Piazza Navona. Curfew is midnight.
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Oct 19th, 2004, 01:40 PM
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I emailed Istituto Santa Giuliana directly and was quoted 45 Euros per night for a single including breakfast. No rooms have private baths.

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Oct 19th, 2004, 02:11 PM
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Chocolat, try Hotel Galleria in Venice: a friend and I had a twin room around the corner from the Grande Canal for E98. Shared a spotlessly clean bathroom with a couple of other rooms, it wasn't a problem.
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Oct 22nd, 2004, 08:58 AM
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Website lists budget hotels, as well as hostels. Be aware their price list is per bed.
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Oct 22nd, 2004, 11:35 AM
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Cho,the problem is, Rome's hotels are so overpriced. If you find something for less than 130 Euros a night it is for a reason. Also, you must be spending hundreds for the air fare, why risk ruining your trip on a hotel that is a headache. Look at past threads and you will see how the wrong hotel can turn a wonderful trip into a disappointment.

We stayed at the Smeraldo and really liked it. Yes, you can hear noises in the hall and the staff is a bit cool but all and all we the loved the hotel. It is located in the heart of historic Rome and you save lots in taxi cabs, buses and wasted time in travel. We paid 130 a night for a double with private bath and it included a good buffet breakfast. This hearty breakfast helped us to avoid expensive snacks throughout the day. Try asking for a cheaper price in August or at the end of September. Rome is such a wondrous place; don?t complicate your stay with a regretful choice.

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Oct 24th, 2004, 07:49 PM
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I have made reservations with Hotel Stella in Rome for 55Euro a night for 2 people with private bath. It had good revues, but I am wondering if anyone has stayed there or konws anything about it?
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Oct 24th, 2004, 10:29 PM
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Based on recommendations from this board and tripadvisor.com, we have made our Florence honeymoon reservations at Il Bargellino. It is 80 Euros in June, so it may be similar in August.

We were deciding between that and Dei Mori B&B (which was the same price): www.bnb.it/deimori

Based on the reviews I have read, these two places seem to be more than acceptable Florence accomodations.

Best of luck to you!
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