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helen251 Nov 13th, 2006 10:15 AM

Rome and Venice Hotels
Another grand-daughter, another trip. We are going on school vacation April 1 to April 6 and splitting the time between Rome and Venice. With the dollar going south, compared to the E does anyone have suggestions for a well located moderate to cheap nice hotel in either city? I had heard about the Adler in Rome. Any thoughts?
Thanks for any help.

saraallison11 Nov 13th, 2006 10:37 AM

As always, I recommend the Hotel Panda in Rome. Loved the location (upscale shopping area, across from Spanish Steps), not noisy at night though; decent, clean room; decent price (double no bath for 68E). We had a bathroom in our room, but also used the shared one down the hall and it was clean too. Staff was also helpful.

swalter518 Nov 13th, 2006 10:46 AM

I'd recommend Casa Rezzonica in Venice-located not far from the Accademia...

Girlspytravel Nov 18th, 2006 10:40 AM

Helen-in order to know how to respond, how do you define "cheap"? And although I suspect that Nikorami is a "shill" for, venere IS an excellent source for hotel rooms/ B&Bs, with good location maps and reviews-however, not necessarily always the best rates; for that you need to compare's rates to the rates given on the hotel's actual website. Also try and as well.

JeanneB Nov 18th, 2006 02:33 PM


I bet you had <i>no idea</i> where this trhead was headed!

As for Rome, I don't know the Adler. If you'll tell us your nightly hotel budget (double room?) you will get better suggestions.

itsv Nov 18th, 2006 02:54 PM

We stayed with our children at the Hotel Alimandi which is right across from the Vatican Museum. It was very nice and has a lovely rooftop setting for breakfast. Plus the staff was extremely helpful and got us tickets to a Papal Audience. I have a friend staying there now and I think her room is around 100 euros.

Also on a trip this summer to europe with our children, I discovered the website They had great rates and we got wonderful rooms through them. I was nervous at first since you prepay for your room, but had no problem getting a refund when I decided to shorten a stay at one hotel.

Finally this may not qualify as &quot;moderate to cheap&quot;, but we used a website to purchase 4 nights at the Cotswold House Hotel. Our package included breakfast, tea for two one day and a very luxurious dinner for two. Everything was included at the cost of $700. One tip in using luxurylink is to check with the hotel before you bid to see if they have availability on a luxurylink package for the days you want before you buy the package.

In Venice we stayed at the Antico Dodge. Our children loved the setting we we paid about 130 euros per room.

phieaglefan Nov 18th, 2006 05:48 PM

Although we have not stayed at the places I will list, they get decent reviews and all gave me reasonable quotes for our upcoming stay in Venice in June. We decided on an apartment, but would probably have booked the Hotel Bernardi otherwise.

These two were a bit more, but under 200 Euros per night:

I have to admit, I'm going through a bit of sticker shock myself on the hotel prices. Good luck!

helen251 Nov 20th, 2006 04:17 AM

Thanks to everyone who has sent me info. As far as price range anything under $200 a night sounds good to me - the further under the better, within reason - no shared bathrooms.


suestein Nov 20th, 2006 04:26 AM

In Venice, we stayed at the B&amp;B Casanova ai Tolentini. It is very close to the Roma car-park area and vaporetto stop, and within walking distance of the train station, albeit over a few bridges. The accomodations were new and clean. For breakfast we ate at a cafe just outside the B&amp;B. We paid 120 Euro/night.

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