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Looking for a charming, small to mid size hotel in Rome

Old Jul 18th, 2013, 08:13 AM
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Looking for a charming, small to mid size hotel in Rome

We will be visiting Rome in late September and will be staying for 3 to 4 nights. Looking for a charming hotel in a convenient location to at least some of the major sights and nice restaurants. Price range around 300 eu. Any suggestions for hotel and restaurant recommendations?
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 08:26 AM
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Albergo Cesari. Rooftop breakfast. Best location.
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Hotel Modigliani.
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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nyellie........what is your experience with Albergo Cesari? It is on my short list for a trip next May. Any information you can share would be much appreciated.

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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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We loved Hotel Campo de Fiori. We got a great deal there last Feb, but looks like prices have gone up for next May. I am also interested in learning more about Alberto Cesari, as it may be a good choice for our next visit.
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 09:49 AM
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We liked the Albergo Cesari. It's on a pedestrian street so theoretically a little quieter in a noisy city. But cars and vespas travel on the narrow street just to the right of the hotel. So maybe get a room on the left -- if noise is an issue. The location is great; that pedestrian street connects the Trevi Fountain with the Piazza Rotonda in front of the Pantheon.

We also liked the Hotel Campo dei Fiori and it's also well-located. But the Cesari is definitely nicer with bigger rooms.
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 09:51 AM
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http://www.hotelmodigliani.com/

again, agree with st cirq..delightful lodgings, well located
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 10:23 AM
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For those that have stayed at Hotel Modigliani....how are the rooms with the balcony? Is there a good view of Rome or just the garden? Thanks.....it looks delightful as well.

Anyone ever stay at the Residenza Canali?
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 10:31 AM
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We've stayed several times at the Fontanella Borghese which is about halfway between the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. The staff gives us new restaurant recos. On the last trip it was nearby Obika, a mozzarella bar and pizzeria (Napoli style).

http://www.fontanellaborghese.com/en/

http://obika.com/portal/IT/en/home/
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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The Hotel Modigliani is on a quiet side street, so even if there are rooms on the exterior with balconies it's hard to imagine they'd have "a good view of Rome," though maybe some on the back side do. Ours had a delightful view down over the lovely interior courtyard.
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 12:20 PM
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I stayed several times at Residenza Canali ai Coronari just off the famous street Via dei Coronari..near Piazza Navona.

http://www.residenzacanali.com/
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 12:59 PM
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We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Colosseum. It was a very reasonable price and was in a great location. It had a lovely roof terrace.
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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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Thanks Frances. Just booked Colosseum for August. Looks lovely!
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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 06:53 AM
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kismetchimera...... since you have stayed at the Residenza Canali more than once, I would assume you liked it. Did you have a terrace room? How was the breakfast?

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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 08:31 AM
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We have stayed at the Hotel Portoghese a few times, and I book clients there. I believe it's in your price range. For my money, this is the perfect location.

A bit more upscale, and a favorite with clients is the Hotel Nazionale Montecitorio, on the Parliament Square, making it super safe and quiet, yet in the heart of the centro.
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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Great eating in the neighborhood: Armando al Pantheon, and La Campana. Reservations needed at both.
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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Forgot to mention that the Portoghese is small, but the Montecitorio is larger.
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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Another vote for Albergo Cesari. Perfect location for walking to most sights; great staff and extremely helpful in making reservations for us while there.

For our upcoming visit to Rome in October, we are renting an apartment in the Campo de Fiori neighborhood. This will be a first for us and I am looking forward to the experience.
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Aldeleid,our room was comfortable double room with twins beds minus the terrace.I traveled with my grand-daughter.
The breakfast was plentiful with various cuts of cold cheese, fruits, cereal, sweets juice, coffee etc..,

The people that worked at the desk were friendly..The location was super, near Piazza Navona and the Pantheon ..Via dei Coronari is a very quite street an is famous for its many antiques stores.

We always enjoyed our stay there.
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Not wanting to hijack, but this is along my issue. Family of four in dec/jan (16 and 18 year old sons) . I a. Checking these links and curious about this vs a VRBO type apt. Any suggestions?
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