hotel in Rome and Florence

Jan 31st, 2006, 05:47 PM
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hotel in Rome and Florence

Honeymoon in October. We are going to start in Rome, go onto Florence and off to Venice. We have 2 weeks...
Looking for a nice hotel in Rome. We will be staying in luxury in Venice but don't want anything that nice in Rome. However, I want a lobby/someplace to sit with coffee or wine, patio or terrace, and a restaurant. I have looked at a ton of budget (3 stars) and haven't found anything that has caught my eye. We don't mind spending a couple hundred a night but not that much more. Suggestions would be great!

Looking for someplace nice in Florence too!
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Jan 31st, 2006, 06:59 PM
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For Rome, check out ALBERGO DEL SENATO, a very popular 3-star just across a tiny street from the Pantheon. It has a roof terrace/bar overlooking the rotunda, and has gotten incredibly good reviews here on the forum and on I know the area because we stayed around the corner from there last year, and it is very central to all the main tourist atractions ( Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, etc.)

In Florence, I highly recommend (especially since it's your honeymoon!) the incomparable HOTEL LUNGARNO on the banks of the Arno River. Yes, it's pricey ( two years ago it ran about $400/night) but it's worth every penny. The rooms with terraces overlooking the river are heavenly, and the service, breakfast, outside bar, and location are
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Jan 31st, 2006, 07:19 PM
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In Rome, look at Hotel Columbus. It is right down the street from the Vatican and in a building that used to house visiting Cardinals during 16 and 1700s. It has a bar and restaurant and a great breakfast room.

Also, look at Hotel Santa Maria. It is located in Trastevere, my favorite neighborhood in Rome.
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Jan 31st, 2006, 08:05 PM
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there is a hotel calle onefourtyseven...dont' have the details but you can find it for sure. stayed there last summer and it was just perfect. they have a gorgeous cocktail lounge on the roof and a cafe in the center garden. it was in a fatastic location (next to the old jewish ghetto) and close to lots of great piazza's. also, you may decide to knock out one of those destinations. rome, itself, can take 2 weeks. you could never stop learning there. i might knock out florence and save it for another trip (it's not to be missed either, just do it when you can then check out tuscany too).
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Jan 31st, 2006, 09:45 PM
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i'm also going on my honeymoon in the same places....which place did you book for venice?
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