Hotel Help for Venice & Rome

Old Jul 14th, 2006, 02:06 PM
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Hotel Help for Venice & Rome

Can anyone recommend an affordable and decent hotel(s) in Venice and Rome? One close to main attractions?

Thank you in advance.
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Old Jul 14th, 2006, 02:20 PM
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What's afordable?

$5000/night is affordable to some while there are others who cannot aford $10/night.

Here are a few hotels to consider in all price ranges.

ROME HOTELS:

budget: http://www.hotelnavona.com
moderate: http://www.albergosantachiara.com/
expensive: http://www.hotelpontesisto.it/web/
splurge: http://www.raphaelhotel.com/

VENICE HOTELS:

budget: http://www.venicelaresidenza.com/
moderate: http://www.sancassiano.it/ or http://www.casaverardo.it/site/index1.php
expensive: http://www.baglionihotels.com/
splurge: http://tinyurl.com/phh8m (Gritti Palace)
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Old Jul 14th, 2006, 02:23 PM
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Wow, mis-typed afford twice.

BTW, the hotels listed above are all central and are convenient (by foot) to the most popular tourist attractions.
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I have two recommendations. By the way rooms are not cheap in Venice since it is a small island that accommodates millions of tourist every year.

The Locanda Orseolo is where we stayed it is listed as the top B&B in Europe in trip advisor. It is a wonderful, just wonderful place with a very helpful & friendly staff and a breakfast that they cook on order. It is just off St Marks Square on a private square next to a minor canal. Highly recommended. About $250 depending on the exchange rate.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...ce_Veneto.html


The second hotel is La Calcina on the Dorsoduro (the closest island to St Mark Square, it is residential). The tourist donít usually make it to this island so it is a bit more laid back. While we in Venice we investigated this hotel for future reference. The rooms were small BUT very well appointed. If we ever return to Venice this is where we will stay to avoid the crowds. It is residential with a lot of cafés & restaurants that are populated by locals.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev...ce_Veneto.html


Less than $200 depending on the exchange rate.

You canít go wrong with either. If you want to avoid the crowds go with the La Calcina, and if you want to do the touristy thinks go with the Locanda Orseolo since it is in the middle of the tourist section.
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Old Jul 14th, 2006, 03:37 PM
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I second Locanda Orseolo. We stayed there last year and it was one of the highlights of the trip. It might be a bit expensive for what you want to spend but when we went we spent the money there and then stayed in a less expensive B&B in Rome.
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Old Jul 14th, 2006, 03:48 PM
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Hi R,

For the sake of clarity, please define affordable.
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Also in Rome I recommend the Due Torri. Search on this forum and you will find it is a favorite.

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Old Jul 14th, 2006, 05:05 PM
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If Raz doesn't mind, I have a question...What about for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenagers)? Do any of these offer 4-person rooms? If not, do any of you recommend other hotels in these 2 cities that do? How do these prices generally run? Thanks.
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Old Jul 15th, 2006, 04:55 AM
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SBrown:

Many hotels that do have quads do not list them on their Web sites. You more or less have to e-mail each hotel that you are considering to find out if they have one or not.
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Old Jul 15th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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http://sleepinitaly.com

http://www.venere.com

And here are several threads discussing Rome Hotels which may fall within your budget --- of course, as already mentioned, it's better to specify a price range, rather than use general terms such as affordable or budget or inexpensive.


Help! Albergo Santa Chiara or Hotel Portoghesi?
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34822872


Rome Hotel
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34810328


Help with Rome Hotels !
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34780233


Rome: Modest Hotels, Convents or B&Bs
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34712671
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Old Jul 15th, 2006, 08:15 AM
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I love Pensione La Calcina in Venice, but it is so popular it always seems to be full these days.
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www.locandafiorita.com
from 140e double 95e single 10 min walk from St. Marks check it out
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Just returned from Venice with our two kids (9 and 10) and stayed in a quad (double bed, single bed and a rollaway) for $160 euros/night at Ziguri. Highly recommend, although the breakfast wasn't much (the usual bread and coffee/tea/chocolate). Great location a short walk from St. Marco Sq.
http://zaguri.hotelinvenice.com/
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I stayed at Hotel Italia in Rome last year for 75 euros/night for a single (Rick Steves book discount)...very well located to transportation & shops. Nice staff, clean, modern (for Italy) rooms.
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Check out the Hotel Paganelli. It's steps from the San Zaccharia vaporetto stop. It's small, family owned and the location is terrific.

www.hotelpaganelli.com
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Old Jul 18th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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Thanks for the responses everyone! As far as what I consider affordable, I'm looking for a double anywhere from $100-$200 per night.

Thanks again.
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Old Jul 18th, 2006, 01:42 PM
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Razmitazzy-now that you've provided a price range, what time of the year are you going? It makes all the difference in what types of accomodation you can get, particularly in Venice, (but also in Rome) as low season rates can vary sometimes 50-80US less for a double than in high season, which is, generally speaking, Sept.-Oct., NYEve, Carnevale, (Feb.) and then again April-June.

July-Aug., Nov.-Jan. Feb.-March will get you low season rates at most hotels/B & B's in Venice/Rome.

As to the Venice hotels mentioned, i.e., Locanda Orseolo, La Calcina and Hotel Paginelli, is that they are all very popular, for good reason, so everyone wants to stay there, and it makes it very difficult to get reservations except way in advance-I think with Locanda Orseolo it could be up to even a year in advance at this point. (L.O. is currently #1 on the Venice hotels hit parade on tripadvisor.com).

If I were you, I'd use the search engine www.venere.com for starters-putting in your dates and seeing what you can come up with that is within your price range-the good thing about venere.com is that it shows the specific location of hotels in the city-what zone they are in, so if you want to find a hotel in Rome in the Piazza Navona/Pantheon area, for example, you can plug that in, and it will come up with the availability of hotels there during your time period. Same for Venice.

If there are a few hotels that seem to meet your criteria, you could re-post and ask for opinions on the board.
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Old Jul 18th, 2006, 02:08 PM
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All good advice above. Make sure you read through the threads provided by JBX too.

From my first post, you should look at "budgetquot;
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