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Old Mar 3rd, 2008, 09:34 AM
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Hotels in Rome with gym.

Last Saturday night after dinner and a couple drinks my daughter and son-in-law asked me and my husband to join them on a trip to Rome. If you are a parent, you understand how valuable was that offer. We booked tickets right away (Alitalia had a nice promotion). Now I am in charge of getting hotel and filling in our 5 days there 03/27-04/02. I need your help.
3 out of 4 travelers (guess who) are very much gym fans and requested hotel that will give them a chance to spend 1-1,5h there daily. We are going to walk a lot, but it is not enough for them.
Can anybody recommend hotel in a nice central location in up to $250 or a little bit more price range with gym room. Should they expect to see a small room with a couple outdated bikes that are hardly operative (I saw that in our hotel in Spain some years ago)?
Any comments will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2008, 09:55 AM
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This will be hard to get for that price (about 160 Euros per night) in a central area. In fact, 160 Euros per night seems to get you a pretty basic hotel room in Rome, particularly as you are booking last minute.

I'd start looking for freestanding gyms, because I just don't think you can get what you want. You'll have a hard enough time getting a room, period.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2008, 09:57 AM
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Hotel Capo d'Africa near the Colosseum/Forum has a modern gym but double rooms are close to $300 per night. The Crown Plaza St. Peter's also has a gym but not sure how well equipped it is, and it is not centrally located. I beleive the Radisson SAS near Termini also has a gym.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2008, 10:02 AM
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The Alamani Hotel near the Vaticain had a gym and the equipment looked decent. The price was very reasonable around $90 euros
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Old Mar 3rd, 2008, 02:55 PM
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Instead of limiting yourselves to the few moderately priced hotels w/ gyms - why not book the best hotel you can find and use local fitness clubs?? I'd hate to have to choose my hotel based on a gym - It is ROME and 'dI want the nicest/best located hotel w/i my budget.

http://rome.angloinfo.com/af/285/rom...s-classes.html

Your hotel's front desk can probably also recommend nearby facilities.
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Old Mar 4th, 2008, 11:50 AM
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Really consider that you can definitely get a workout in Rome without going to a gym. You've heard of the 7 Hills of Rome?

Much nicer to walk around Rome for that hour and a half to get your exercise!
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Old Mar 4th, 2008, 12:24 PM
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I agree, with all the steps, hills and walking I would hate to spend any time in a gym. Unless they want that experience.

Tell them to run up and down the "Spanish Steps" a few times! Bench press their suitcases!
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