Rome hotel location???

Feb 3rd, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Rome hotel location???

We are having trouble finding a reasonable hotel between $150 and $200 NZ dollars a night in Rome. We are not sure about the best place to stay?? Is it good to stay by the Train Station even though it can be noisy there or is it better to stay somewhere more central closer to the Vatican? We also need to be somewhere near a car rental because we are hiring a car when we leave Rome and travelling to San Quirico.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:12 AM
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When are you going? In off season your hotel money goes alot further. The Hotel Panda - - is centrally located. The historical centre is where you want to be to fully appreciate the city. Getting to the car rental shouldn't be a problem. Plenty of transport options.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 04:11 AM
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There good hotels which are both near the Termini station near both the main sights in the city centre as Colusseum or Spanish steps.
I suggest you should have a look on this right behind Major Virgin Mary's Church
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Feb 4th, 2013, 05:35 AM
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I recommend Hotel Milani near Termini, one street over on Via Magenta

My sister stayed there based on recommendations and she was very pleased. More importatnt than staying close to a car rental place is staying convenient to public transport. This hotel meets both at a good value.

BTW, I would NOT recommend you rent a car from Rome. Use the train to get to Florence (so easy and cheaper!!), bus to San Quirico and rent there.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 05:44 AM
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I too suggest taking the train to somewhere to get the car, but certainly not Florence with a 2 hour backtrack to San Quirico. There is no car rental there anyway. I suggets going to Orvieto to get the car---the Hertz/Autoeurope outlet is near the station. From there, I suggest the scenic route via SS-2 to Bagno Vignoni and San Quirico.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 05:52 AM
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If you look on and you can search for a hotel or b&b in your budget for your travel dates and see what is available. You can read up-to-date guest reviews and find out if the hotel is noisy or quiet. It can be noisy anywhere in Rome if your hotel is near a bar/restuarant with outdoor seats or a bus stop. So read reviews if you want a quiet hotel.

It is better to pick a hotel that has the things you want -- wi-fi, air con, etc -- than to worry too much about being right next to some specific sight or the the train station. As long as you are in the central neighborhoods (Spanish Steps, piazza Navona, Vatican, Monti, Termini) you can get around to sightsee and back and forth from the train station. If you need to take a taxi once or twice with your luggage, it is better to pay for that once or twice than to stay in an uncomfortable hotel where it is hard to sleep.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 08:28 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. The only trouble with the car rental is that we are leaving Rome on a Sunday. Originally we were going to train to Chiusi and rent a car then, but the car rentals are closed on a Sunday which is why we thought we would rent from Rome.
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