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Still looking for Rome hotel with reliable, quiet a.c. and good quiet rooms

Still looking for Rome hotel with reliable, quiet a.c. and good quiet rooms

Aug 21st, 2009, 10:46 AM
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We stayed at the Santa Chiara http://www.albergosantachiara.com/ the last time we visited Rome and were very comfortable there. Would probably be our choice again on future trips. I don't remember "noise" as that's not a problem for us.
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Aug 21st, 2009, 11:09 AM
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I agree with KTravel, Hotel Alimandi 4 Star. It is directly across from the vatican museum entrance. I believe I had a King (and it was just little me) Breakfast is real good, it is modern and the bathrooms are beautiful. Check it out!

http://www.alimandivaticanohotel.com/
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Aug 21st, 2009, 11:11 AM
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Aug 21st, 2009, 11:23 AM
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opinion of Aventine Hill - I have stayed there several times - really like the area except when I am walking home at the end of a long day or evening! But it is a very nice, residential area with several notable churches.
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Aug 21st, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Thank you, suec1. Can you tell me whether those churches have bells that toll through the day and night? We've had many a trip spoiled by being near that kind of thing-- splendid buildings, both architecturally and for historical reasons, but not good for noise-sensitive folks.
Also: Which of the hotels in that area would you most recommend? We're hoping not to spend more than $300 per night, though would go a bit higher if we absolutely had to. Also need king bed, not queen.
Thank you very much for your help.
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Aug 21st, 2009, 04:28 PM
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Me again. I took a look on the website to verify what I remembered from staying there was true, that the Hotel Alimandi has king beds. I see that is important to you.

From the website
The deluxe double room features a king size bed and spacious accommodation. This bright room faces the street and overlooks the Vatican Museums.
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Aug 21st, 2009, 05:05 PM
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In September of 2007 we stayed at Hotel ISA www.hotelisa.com
in Rome. The hotel was undergoing complete renovations. We had a beautiful room with modern bath. An excellent breakfast buffet and a beautiful view of St. Peter's Basilica from the roof-top. Our room was in the courtyard and was quiet except for the cooing of the pigeon. I would highly recommend it.
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Aug 21st, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Entry # 27 here is for the Hotel San Carlo:

http://www.hotelsancarloroma.com/

Go for a double superior room. The A/C is divine!

Buon Viaggio,
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Aug 22nd, 2009, 07:19 AM
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Hello Poss,

My husband and I stayed at the Daphne Veneto in Rome in late June '09 and thought it was perfect for us. Very quiet and our room was just what we wanted. Very quiet AC, helpful but not in-your-face management and perfect location in Piazza Barbarini with a metro station a few steps away if you wanted to not walk to Vatican or Ancient Rome. It was a 5 minute walk to Trevi so great to be able to go take a peek at the end of the night and it was a perfect distance from Piazzas Navona and Fiore.

The bed was possibly a Queen but seemed more like a King. We were surprised at it's size. If you decide to book a room let me know and I will tell you which one we had in case they are not all the same size.

You can find Daphne listed under B&B's in Tripadvisor. The staff is not available during the night but they give you a cell phone to use during your stay to call them if needed for help or advise etc..

It is a very unassuming place which is what we wanted. We like to have assistance when we need it but otherwise be left rather alone Definetly NOT condusive to families with young children and there were none there on our stay.

Let me know if I can help further.
Suzanne
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Aug 22nd, 2009, 08:37 AM
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Hotel Villa San Lorenzo in the Aventine. Fabulous garden--you will feel like you are in the countryside!
http://www.aventinohotels.com/a/inglese/servizi.htm
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Aug 22nd, 2009, 09:04 AM
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Hotel Raphael. Stone's throw from Piazza Navona. You might be able to get a deal with them. Rooftop restaurant a plus.
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Aug 22nd, 2009, 06:05 PM
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Capo D'Africa has been a very good experience in three stays there. I book a king non smoking and this most recent visit got a good price on a Superior room which was very large.

Great staff, convenient and quiet location, lovely breakfast with view of the Colosseum and rooftop terrace.

We also loved a recent stay at Sofitel Roma, two blocks from Via Veneto. Gorgeous king room, fabulous bath, the best breakfast we have had in Italy (saying a lot as I have been there 18 times and stayed at many hotels), very quiet location, rooftop terrace with wonderful views.
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Aug 22nd, 2009, 11:33 PM
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We stayed at the Residenza Cellini near Termini in a junior suite. Not really a suite but a huge room even by American standards. Amazingly quiet. The air conditioning worked very well; we were there in mid-April. I mention this as many European hotels offer air conditioning only in summer months...their websites typically say air conditioning offered but don't mention the limited times. We requested a twin room that could make one king bed. That is also typical in Europe that they push two twins together to form a king. One large bed is sometimes called a "matrimonial" bed.
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Aug 24th, 2009, 09:40 AM
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Am gradually checking into each suggestion-- thank you.

ekscrunchy: The hotel with the "families" reports was Ponte Sisto. I know little about S Pio (yet).
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