Italy...Hotels

Dec 14th, 2000, 04:03 PM
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hugo
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Italy...Hotels

Message: I am traveling for a week to Italy(w/4 ppl), 2 days in Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice. I picked American hotel chains that were reasonably priced. Please let me know if any of these are out of the way or if you know of a better location with equal quality/price.
1) Rome- Bestwestern (Hotel Canada) Via Vicenza 58.
2) Florence- Bestwestern Capital Via Amendola #34.

3) Milan- Holiday Inn 278 Via Lorenteggio
4) Venice- Bestwestern Monticarlo calle Specchiere.

plus any other tips would be greatful.


 
Dec 14th, 2000, 04:37 PM
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richard j vicek
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Good evening, Hugo
The CANADA, via Vicenza, the Vicenza
runs from the front end of the Rome
Termini station and about four blocks
long and running SE.
The CAPITOL, via Amendola, is located
about four blocks east of Santa Croce.
The HOLIDAY INN, via Lorenteggio is
located about 2-4 km west of the Duomo.
None of these three are within any good
walking distances of main sights.
The MONTICARLO, calle Specchiere ia in
a very good location it is about a half
block north of the Pza S. Masrco, plenty
of shops and ristorantes and about five
mins walk to the Ponte Rialto.
Rome might suggest, HOTEL INTERNAZIONALE,(used number of times.
and suggest the GENIO which is near the
Pza Navona...
Florence might suggest HOTEL CORONA D'ITALIA, our daughter used last year.
Milano can only suggest the Plaza, this
along with the Jolly Touring were the'
only ones we used in Milan and the later
was not in a good location.
Richard of La Grange Park, Il
 
Dec 15th, 2000, 09:42 AM
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elaine
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Hugo
Just because your hotel has "Best Western" included in its name
doesn't mean it bears any resemblance to a Best Western that you might find in a city or along a highway in the US.
This can be a very good thing, in that European hotels associated with some of the American chains frequently tend to
maintain their own local feeling and old-world charm--belonging to the chain just provides certain financial benefits without necessarily making them bland or ugly like some of the US chain motels.
On the other hand, don't assume that
your hotel will necssarily have all the modern amenities you might expect in an American chain, like air condiitioning,
large elevators, etc. Check the specifics on your hotels, and as Richard says, by all means be sure of the locations by finding them on city maps.
There are many hotel suggestions on this site for your cities, try doing searches here for Florence hotels, Milan hotels, etc. People can't make suggestions about comparably-priced places if we don't know what you're paying.
 
Dec 15th, 2000, 12:47 PM
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Royce
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We can highly recommend Hotel Casci in Florence. Reasonable price, very friendly, great breakfast, and excellent location to walk to sights.
 
Dec 15th, 2000, 05:58 PM
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Phil
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Hi. I would reccomend you some very nice and clean hotel where I stayed in last week. The best one is the colombina (www.hotelcolombina.com) but it belongs to a chain that owns also the Olimpia (www.hotel-olimpia.com) and the next door Hotel Arlecchino (www.hotelarlecchino.com). Go there and enjoy your stay.
 
Dec 16th, 2000, 10:57 AM
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Tony
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I stayed at the Hotel Bisanzio (bisanzio.com) in Venice.

Its modern, well-appointed, centrally located, and very reasonably priced for a 3 star.

It also is associated with Best Western.

Take a look at the website.

-Tony
 
Dec 16th, 2000, 11:47 AM
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Don and Linda
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Hi Hugo,

For lots of great ideas for your trip, you'll enjoy reading our two Italy travelogues. You'll find them on our non-commercial web site at http://www.thetravelzine.com. Enjoy your trip. Don and Linda

TheTravelzine.com is non-commercial
 
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