smoking vs. non smoking hotel rooms

Old Nov 10th, 2002, 09:11 AM
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smoking vs. non smoking hotel rooms

In making reservations for hotels in Italy, do they differentiate between smoking and non smoking rooms as the U.S. does?
 
Old Nov 10th, 2002, 09:35 AM
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I think the official designation is that if you are smoking in the room it is a smoking room. If you aren't smoking in the room, it is a non-smoking room.

Seriously, it is not a common thing to find the choice in Italy except at some of the larger four star hotels and American chain hotels. At least that's been my experience.
 
Old Nov 10th, 2002, 09:36 AM
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You will need to check with your hotel directly as some do have non-smoking rooms.
 
Old Nov 10th, 2002, 09:41 AM
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I once asked for and got a non-smoking room in Rome. There was a little sign on the table than said "Thank you for not-smoking" in several languages. There were also three ashtrays provided in the room and the room reeked of smoke. I'd take the promise of a non-smoking room with a giant grain of salt.
 
Old Nov 10th, 2002, 09:55 AM
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Patrick, funny answer. ;-) And Sharon, I will take the promise of a non smoking room with a grain of salt, er a puff of smoke! Thanks for your posts!
 
Old Nov 10th, 2002, 10:51 AM
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I always take some small scented candles. Not the perfect solution but it does help.
 
Old Nov 10th, 2002, 11:04 AM
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Hi Smokeless,
As we are of like tastes in the rooms we stay in, I thought I'd mention this. What has been written on this thread about a mere "passing nod" at smoke-free rooms is generally correct; Europeans do not try to "enforce" the differentiation very stridently. However, I've found pretty good guest compliance when I stayed in facilities that as an entire entity are smoke-free. There are a couple of such places in Rome; Casa Howard guest house near the Spanish Steps, and Hotel Des Artistes, closer to Termini.

Buon Viaggio,
BC
 
Old Nov 10th, 2002, 12:55 PM
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Jill, scented candle is a great idea!! I happen to love candles. And bookchick,
I'll be in Venice & Florence, but thanks for the info.
 
Old Nov 10th, 2002, 11:55 PM
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I believe our Venice hotel, Violino d'Oro is completely non smoking - and we didnt notice any smoky smell in our room.
It's also a lovely hotel in a perfect locstion.
Kavey
 
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