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Old Mar 21st, 2015, 03:05 AM
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This hotel (in my preferred corner of Rome!) serves breakfast in the room, but people seem to like it, and it is remarkably well priced, I think, even for rooms with views. It has an elevator, and hte jacuzzi would sell me, but perhaps the decor is too modern for you:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_R...o.html#REVIEWS

You might be able to find other reviews. I usually stay in apartments when I go to Rome, and eat the breakfast I best like becasue I made it myself. But apartments with elevators are few and far between, and in August, I would get somebody to sign a blood oath that the air con worked and was sufficient. This is my preferred rental agency, and most of their apartments are available for less-than-a-week stays:

http://www.romeloft.com
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Old Mar 21st, 2015, 03:12 AM
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Hi

Another vote for staying in Trastevere. Try http://www.arcodellauro.it or http://www.residenzabellirome.com/. Or my preference is to take an apartment - http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals...ome/trastevere. Try your hand at cooking local produce!
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Old Mar 21st, 2015, 03:49 PM
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Thank you once again sandralist. I think you may have found a gem. A little bit of avant-garde is OK for Rome. We have reserved a superior room at Torre Argentina Relais. For what is on offer- it is a very good deal. We shall report back.
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Old Mar 21st, 2015, 03:52 PM
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Great! Very much hope it works out for you!
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Old Sep 15th, 2015, 03:20 AM
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Just reporting back after a 5 day visit to Rome as part of a larger itinerary.

Thank you to sandralist for recommending Torre Argentina Relais at Via di Torre Argentina 44.

The hotel is small and is currently expanding on the upper floors of a building facing the prominent and famous ruins in Torre Argentina.

Our room was very well equipped, well soundproofed from the busy street, with an excellent bed and a direct view of the Temple of Pompey where Brutus and his mates assassinated Julius Caesar.

Breakfast served in the room was different to the usual Roman experience, but proved to be excellent. Thank you Alessandra.

The staff are all very friendly, knowledgeable and most helpful. At 6pm each evening we dropped by Reception for cocktail hour and were offered complimentary wines, prosecco and savories. This allowed us to get to know our hosts Jessica, Elena and Fabrizio.

The location of this hotel is outstanding with buses directly out front. We were close to Trastevere, Campo d'Fiori and the spectacular night activities along the Tiber. There was also a Nespresso machine in the room for when we needed recharging.

There is no location we have previously visited as central as Torre Argentina proved to be. We wasted very little time and were always on the go. We recommend Torre Argentina Relais as a reasonably priced, very friendly and happy place.
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Great! I am glad the hotel and location worked out so well for you. Last time I was in Rome I simply had to stay near the train station, but the Torre Argentina neighborhood is my favorite for being a tourist in Rome, so I will look into staying at Torre Argentina Relais myself.
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That area is really the most central in Rome. I used to always stay near there, but now I tend to go to Rome for a single purpose and stay near what I want to see.

Caesar was bumped off in the precints of the theatre of Pompey, who was a man who didn't merit a temple. At the time, the Roman Senate was meeting at Pompey's theatre while the construction of a new larger Senate building was under way at the Roman Forum. (Julius Caesar had increased the number of senators, necessitating a larger building.)

The Torre Argentina area had a number of theatres; it was sort of the Broadway of ancient Rome. The Theatre of Marcellus (Marcello) is still standing, and still used for concerts in the summer. Part of the theatre of Balbus is now the site of the Cripta Balbi museum, which has an interesting exposition of the history of the area, and the various uses of the building from Roman to early modern times. Pompey's theatre was the first permanent theatre in Rome, if I remember correctly. I don't think there are any parts of it remaining above ground. A lot of the buildings in the area are built over its ruins, and you can see part of the porticus in the forum whose ruins you could probably see from your hotel. The present Theatre Argentina dates from the 18th century and was once the principal theatre and opera house of Rome.
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