Hotels in Rome

Old Aug 18th, 2009, 07:33 AM
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Hotels in Rome

Hello All, I'm deciding between these 2 hotels, 1) Hotel Gambrinus, and 2) Hotel Ripa. This is our first trip to Rome, we will be doing sightseeing most of the time, and dinners, maybe some drinking at nights too. We are in our late 20s.

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Old Aug 18th, 2009, 07:50 AM
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What is the your priority for selection criteria; location? price? hotel size? room ammenities? reviews? Rank these and assign a value to each hotel.
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Old Aug 18th, 2009, 04:06 PM
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What time of year will you be travelling?
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Old Aug 18th, 2009, 05:33 PM
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This place has been oft-referenced on this board. It's a budget place, but sounds like it's very clean and it is definitely very centrally located.

http://www.hotelpanda.it/


Buon Viaggio,
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Old Aug 18th, 2009, 05:35 PM
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It's highly unlikely that anyone on this board has stayed in both hotels, or even one of these hotels.

Tripadvisor and venere.com have up to date user reviews.
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http://www.venere.com/hotels/rome/hotel-ripa/#reviews

http://www.venere.com/hotels/rome/ho...rinus/#reviews


always check dates when reading user reviews

http://rome-hotels.tripadvisor.com/H...ome_Lazio.html

http://rome-hotels.tripadvisor.com/H...ome_Lazio.html

also check out pensione barrett

http://rome-hotels.tripadvisor.com/H...ome_Lazio.html
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If you are in your 20's and would like to visit some bars in the evening then I would look at the Pantheon area, it is my favourite area of Rome.

There are a range of very reasonably priced restaurants, cafes and bars in the area, it is also a fun, lively area within very easy walking distance to all the major sites which means you save on transportation costs.

Here is where I stay when I am in Rome, the B&B Baldassini.

www.baldassinibeb.it

Here are the reviews of the B&B:

http://rome-hotels.tripadvisor.com/H...ome_Lazio.html

The B&B is on Via delle Coppelle right near the Pantheon. It is a lovely B&B which has 3 rooms available all with air-conditioning and private bathroom. Breakfast is 'to die for' and is served to your room at a time of your choice.

Here is what my son and I were offered each day for breakfast:

Italian espresso or regular coffee or cappuccino or tea, orange juice, cookies, toasts, jam, butter, yoghurt, cereals, muesli/granola, milk, fresh fruits or fruit salad and also Parma ham and cheese, Bacon & Eggs!

I cant speak highly enough about this accommodation and I look forward to returning in March.

As an ex-Qantas Flight Attendant I have travelled extensively and stayed in many thousands of accommodation places, but, as far as I am concerned it is the B&B's (particularly in Europe) that represent much better value for money.

This means that by staying in a B&B you can afford to stay in a much more central, sought-after location i.e. hotels in these great locations will be far more expensive meaning the traveller has to look in less central locations to save money!!

Also, if you like the B&B I have suggested, feel free to use my past guest discount code (BBB777) to obtain a small discount on your accommodation. The owners are happy for me to pass this code on to anyone who would like to take advantage of it - so I post it here regularly for the use of all my Fodorite friends!

The owners will also issue you with your own discount code (if you book with them) - this means you can use the 2 different discounts on the one booking - they allow that, which is a great saving, a small saving, but a saving nonetheless!!!

So, my advice would be to also look into the possibilty of B&B's - the one I have mentioned is truly exceptional.

Here are 2 links to info on restaurants, cafes and bars in the Pantheon area. In the 2nd link it also gives you distances from the B&B Baldassini to all of the major sites in Rome. It is info I compiled following my last visit to Rome:

http://rome-hotels.tripadvisor.com/S...ome_Lazio.html

http://rome-hotels.tripadvisor.com/S...ome_Lazio.html

Have a wonderful time in Rome.

Melissa
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