COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >

lodgings in Rome near Via cavour

Old Sep 4th, 2005, 05:59 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,283
lodgings in Rome near Via cavour

I have reservations for the Nicolas B&B in Rome for 2 nights in late October. Now friends have decided to join us in Rome, but the Nicolas is full. Can anyone recommend a nice hotel or B&B in the same area and in the same price range?? (130 Euro per nite).

Here's the URL of the Nicolas location:
http://www.nicolasinn.com/images/nimap.jpg

Thanks in advance.
sssteve is offline  
Old Sep 4th, 2005, 07:04 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,551
Hi

On via Cavour there is Al 58 di Via Cavour - www.58viacavour.it or the B&B Tourist House - http://www.touristhouse.it.

Ciao
worldinabag is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 03:00 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,283
Thanks for the response.

Is anybody out there familiar with the "Tourist House"? According to the web page, it's on the fifth floor, but it does have an elevator.
sssteve is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 09:51 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,336
I replied to this last night, but I guess I overstepped some boundaries and it got pulled. Hmmm.

Anyway, we have stayed in this area - a few blocks from where you will be. We stayed in an apartment, but this hotel is great - about your price range and across from a great locals trattoria that we ate at twice.

Duca D'Alba Hotel, Via Leonina 14 Rome

You can google for the URL. I gave it, but maybe that's why my message was deleted? Also, you can look up reviews on this hotel, too.

Good luck
Brahmama is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 10:42 AM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,283
Brahmama, what could you have possibly typed that would have been bounced??

They don't bounce messages because of URL's.

Thanks for the information!!
sssteve is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 10:51 AM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,283
Brahmama - it's not your memory.

You answered my identical post on slowtrav.

Thanks again...
sssteve is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 11:14 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 288
This is driving me crazy now too, because I read your post last night Brahmama, and I don't remember anything weird in it that would cause it to be deleted.

I hope we can solve this mystery.
faredolce is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 03:11 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,336
Well, you are all right! sssteve, I did answer your other post and put in lots of details and reviews.

But then reading through Fodor's, I really thought this was where I answered it. I had just read that long thread on Censorship and decided that I had quoted too many things and boom - it was gone!

I think what I'll blame it on is that it's ragweed season here in the boonies and the Benydryll really does a number on me! I've been walking around like a zombie. A SNEEZING zombie.

Anyway, hope you find just what you like! We'll be there starting the 21st of October and just can't wait!

Carol
Brahmama is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 03:18 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 288
Well, then what is my excuse?? I'm not on anything!I guess all these posts and replies get confusing. I swore I saw you mention a hotel that I bookmarked. I bookmarked the Tourist House, so maybe that is the only thing I noted!

I have to start reading some France posts, maybe it will clarify my muddled mind!!

faredolce is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 03:42 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,458
Isn't 58 via Cavour the flea-pit that some tout is always pushing on these threads?

I recall the name -- or rather address-- from some very nasty exchanges last winter.

Anyway the tout ended up exchanging Latin insults with posters here on Fodors....

Tell me if I have it wrong....
tedgale is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 04:07 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,551
Hi

Sorry I should've mentioned that we stayed at Tourist House. Yes it does have an elevator. The B&B is in a beautiful building. A short walk from the Termini and the Cavour metro is across the road. The rooms were basic (as you would expect in this price range) but spacious and clean. Room was soundproof, airconditioning worked fine and beds were comfortable. The breakfast wasn't much though - just a cornetto and coffee. From the website it doesn't seem like they offer it now in any case. There are plenty of cafes around anyway. All in all a memorable stay at this B&B in beautiful Rome.

Cheers
worldinabag is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 04:23 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 260
We stayed at Hotel Paba this summer. It is on Via Cavour, probably in the same block with the Nicolas, and it was very satisfactory. I believe it is a 2 Star, and cost about 135E in the summer, possibly less in October.
jd_dallas is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 04:25 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,127
Yes, that 58 via Cavour is the infamous hotel which was advertised here.
francophile03 is offline  
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 07:01 PM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,551
Well this is bizarre. On Trip Advisor a guest gave the Tourist House a real bagging and 58 via Cavour got several good reviews! I stayed at Tourist House in September 2001 so things may have changed since then. See this link - http://rome-hotels.tripadvisor.com/H...ome_Lazio.html

Good luck
worldinabag is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2005, 10:25 AM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,498
sssteve
5 of us stayed at the Nicolas Inn in May for 3 nights and it's great! My suggestion is to email Melissa there and ask her for suggestions; she is incredibly helpful.

After our stay, 2 of us tried to stay there again at the end of our trip, but it was a holiday and she couldn't accommodate us. She did give us the names and numbers of other places to try.

Keep trying at the Nicolas as well, maybe someone will cancel.

Good luck.
annabelle2 is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2005, 10:56 AM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,717
Worldinabag: Unfortunately, one of the nastier habits of the person or persons unknown who pushed Al 58 here is that he/she/they post dozens of good reviews of their fleabag on Tripadvisor and dozens of nasty reviews of their competitors...
Eloise is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2005, 11:07 AM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 315
Not sure if you are interested, but we stayed in an excellent convent lodging just off Via Cavour, east of the Forum. Price was around 40 USD in 2003 for double with private toilet and bath. E-mail if interested.
jimcolorado is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2005, 11:10 AM
  #18  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,283
Thhnks for all the advice.

Here's what happened...

I did write to Nicolas and they gave me the names of 6 or 7 places near them. I checked them all and made a recommendation to my friends. In the end they made a reservation at the Duca d' Alba. A little more expensixe, but it looks like a very nice place. It got generally good reviews on tripadvisor.

So, to anybody who will be in Rome between October 22-25, see ya!!!

sssteve is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2005, 12:39 PM
  #19  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,336
Great ssssteve!
Don't forget about the trattoria almost across the street. It's not fancy but the food is great. We'll be in Rome 21 - 24 Oct and we'll be at the Vecchia Roma. You'll recognize us - we'll have a liter of their casa del vino, and big grins! (Oh, and the food of course!)
Have a great time in Roma,
Carol
Brahmama is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2005, 02:17 PM
  #20  
KT
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,437
Carol, if you're carrying a liter of their casa del vino, you'll probably already have had at least a liter of their vino della casa!
KT is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO