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tanya0070 Sep 19th, 2007 11:56 AM

Rome Hotel...less than 150EUR??
Is it possible to find a hotel, in the Pantheon area, for 150EUR or less in October? We would like to book two nights mid-October and are really struggling with the prices...Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Tanya

WillTravel Sep 19th, 2007 12:15 PM

The problem is that any such hotel, and there are very few in this category, is quite likely already booked. Have you searched through the Rome hotel threads and contacted them all?

palatino82 Sep 19th, 2007 12:19 PM

Have you tried the Smeraldo or their "sister" hotel across the street (see their website is a 10 min walk from Pantheon and super location and one of the most reasonable for that area.

doug_stallings Sep 19th, 2007 12:21 PM

When I went to Rome last November, I stayed at the Hotel Smeraldo, and it was under 150 euros then. But it's a popular hotel, so it may be too late to get a room there. The Smeraldo is about 10 minutes from the Pantheon by foot; it's right off Campo dei Fiori.

suze1 Sep 19th, 2007 12:24 PM

Try this we stayed there about 4 years ago, I liked it. It wasn't next to the Pantheon but it certainly was walking distance as most everything is.

tanya0070 Sep 19th, 2007 12:48 PM

Wow, thanks for the quick responses...I have searched sooo many hotel threads and am coming up empty handed, therefore truely appreciate your responses. I have emailed both hotels and look foward to hearing back from them. Thanks, Tanya

Vttraveler Sep 19th, 2007 02:25 PM

Hotel Arenula in the Jewish ghetto neighborhood is also about 10 minutes from the Pantheon and in your price range. We stayed in an apartment nearby and found the location very convenient. it is recommended in frommer's guide to Rome and I think the Trip Advisor reviews are fairly good.

Samsaf Sep 19th, 2007 02:39 PM

Have you tried the Residenza Canali? We stayed there this past February, and the price then was E130 if we paid cash. This place is right around the corner from the Piazza Navona, very close to the Pantheon. We loved it.

Graziella5b Sep 19th, 2007 03:25 PM

I highly recommend Arco del Lauro, band b, it is more a tiny hotel. Check in tripadvisor to read what people say about this very nice place. It is in the trastevere, very central to everything.

tanya0070 Sep 20th, 2007 04:33 AM

Thank you...I emailed the residence canali, and await their response. Am I right looking for accomodations in the Panetheon area? We would like to be in an area that we can wander from one cafe/restaurant/bar, etc... Tanya

Samsaf Sep 20th, 2007 04:53 AM

tanya, we loved the Pantheon area. We walked from there to almost everywhere in Rome.

The Residenza Canali is on a tiny, cobblestone street just around the corner from the Piazza Navona. It's also close to the Vatican.

They offer airport pickup (for E35 or 40, I think?) which is probably a good idea to get, because regular cab drivers sometimes have a hard time finding this hotel.

We will definitely try to return to this hotel when we visit Rome again.

Babbitt Sep 20th, 2007 06:03 PM

We stayed at the Paradise Pensione (about 10 rooms) near the Vatican and a short walk from everything! Luigi manages it, speaks English, and couldn't have been nicer in helping us. It is located off the subway line and in a residential neighborhood near local coffee bars where breakfast and lunch can be purchased from reasonable prices. Hope this helps! Karen

ekscrunchy Sep 20th, 2007 06:35 PM

Not exactly the Pantheon area but close enough..near the Villa del Corso is this hotel that offered me a good discount off the posted rates in the off-season:

LucieV Sep 20th, 2007 07:53 PM

Another vote for Arco del Lauro. My only hesitation in recommending it is that I'm afraid that it's going to become too popular and then I won't be able to get in. Trastevere is a fabulous neighborhood, the rooms are clean as a whistle (very recently renovated), and the very charming, bright & sophisticated owner-manager is both helpful and non-intrusive. Great place!

Vttraveler Sep 21st, 2007 03:20 AM

Tanya -- in answer to your question about whether you are "wrong" to be looking in the Pantheon area, I think most people who have responded agree that a hotel near the Pantheon is a good location but there are other areas in the central part of the city that would also be good. Places near the Piazza Navona, Campo de'Fiori, Piazza Farnese and old Jewish ghetto would also be centrally located and near many restaurants, cafes and bars. Trastevere on the other side of the Tiber is a little farther out but also has many restaurants, cafes, bars

gard Sep 21st, 2007 03:51 AM


I stayed at a place called Holiday Inn Express Rome - San Giovanni when I went to Rome in October last year and the room was 125€. The only problem is that the hotel was located a bit out of can see the location of the hotel if you check out this interactive Google map that I have made of Rome: . If you zoom out one time you will see a yellow marker on the right hand side.

Here is my Rome trip report from when I went there in July a couple of years back: . I hope that you can find some useful information there.

Gard - trip reports and pictures

tanya0070 Sep 21st, 2007 04:20 AM

Thank you everyone. I have expanded my location to the other areas that you listed...Residence Canali is full, Smeraldo hasn't responded to my two requests. Hotel Abruzzi has a room at 220eur...I will now email all those hotels listed. Thanks again and I will keep you posted. Cheers, Tnaya

monicapileggi Sep 21st, 2007 04:44 AM

I booked my stay at Hotel Giardino for early October. It's in your price range but it is a budget hotel (no elevator). It's located east of the Pantheon and near the Piazza Venezia. I picked this place based on TA reviews.

Monica ((F))

JeanneB Sep 21st, 2007 04:51 AM

I can second escrunchy's suggestion of Hotel Parlamento. It's probably late, but if you can book it you won't be disappointed. Good location, surrounded by good shopping, lots of restaurants. Being on Via del Corso puts you within an easy walk of all the central sites (though we took the metro to the Colosseum area).

MFNYC Sep 21st, 2007 05:19 AM

Have you put your dates in to see what's available? You can search my location and sort by price to get an idea of options.

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