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where to stay in rome - convenient to colosseum & vatican

where to stay in rome - convenient to colosseum & vatican

Jul 3rd, 2013, 07:57 PM
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where to stay in rome - convenient to colosseum & vatican

hi fodorites -

first of all, i don't know what i'd do without you all. thanks for being so helpful and insightful during my trip planning

for our (me & boyfriend, mid 30s) last 2 nights in italy, we will be in rome. when we arrive in rome from termini, we will go to hotel and then hit the colosseum, forum, etc. the final day, we will be doing a vatican tour.

can you recommend a hotel (decided on hotel because apts turned out not to be as economical as i thought. i didn't realize they'd charge a cleaning fee & booking fee) that is convenient to get to colosseum and vatican? i know they are far from each other but any of your help would be appreciated.
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Jul 3rd, 2013, 07:58 PM
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so far, i have considered hotel solis (near colosseum).

other fodorites have recommended hotel panda but there seem to be mixed reviews.
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Jul 3rd, 2013, 08:10 PM
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we loved the little queen apartments---google them
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Jul 3rd, 2013, 11:49 PM
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I suggest you should consider Hotel Raffaello http://www.hotelraffaello.it , in via Urbana, very close to Termini train station 810 min. walking) and even to Colosseum (13 min. walking). you can reach the Vaticano by subway A from termini to Ottaviano-San Pietro stop.
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Jul 4th, 2013, 04:58 AM
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If you want to stay in the Vatican area, I can recommend Hotel Isa.
It's a design hotel, comfortable and clean. They also have rooms with jacuzzi.

Have a look:
http://www.hotelisa.net
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Jul 4th, 2013, 05:25 AM
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Do you have a map?
They are not close---no one hotel will be convenient.
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Jul 4th, 2013, 05:42 AM
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i realize now that colosseum and vatican are not close to each other. i guess i have to pick one thing to be close to: colosseum, vatican, or termini station (to get to airport but maybe i should just call a car ahead of time.) i heard termini area is pretty bad...would make for an anti-climactic finale to our italy trip :\ so between being closer to colosseum or vatican, which would you recommend?

i should note that for our first 3 nights in rome in the start of our trip, we will be in an apt in the campo de fiori area which i hear is very central and pleasant.
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Jul 4th, 2013, 05:45 AM
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Both the Vatican (Ottaviano) and Colosseum (Colosseo) are on the metro line (A and B respectively), so staying in Prati (near Vatican) or Monti (near Colosseum) will be handy for both, or anywhere near Termini.
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Jul 4th, 2013, 05:48 AM
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I would stay here, close to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and taxi to the Vatican.
http://www.lancelothotel.com/rome.htm

Have fun !
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Jul 4th, 2013, 05:52 AM
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We stayed in the Campo de Fiori and easily walked to both the Coliseum and the Vatican from there (and wecare oldervthan you!) So returning to your original hotel might work if you are happy with it. i should add, though, that we were there in winter, so if you will be there during the heat of the summer, you might find the walk more strenuous.
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Jul 4th, 2013, 05:58 AM
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hotel lancelot and hotel raffaello look wonderful but when they're expensive! (it would have helped if i mentioned my budget at the beginning of my post...i was hoping to spend 80- 100 euro) do i need to raise my budget since i am in rome? or maybe i am just in the wrong line of business & need to start making way more money!??

in venice, the b&b (ai tagliapietra) costs 100 euro per night.
in florence, the apartment (residenza il carmine) costs 70 euro per night.

i am comparing rome prices against these.
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Jul 4th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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Check out the Hotel Aberdeen. You can easily walk to Termini from there; it's a couple of blocks to the Piazza della Republica metro station, from which you can hop the metro to the Vatican Ottaviani stop; and it's a block to a major bus stop right on the Via Nationale that practically runs right into the Victor Emmanual Monument. Great hotel and staff.

http://www.hotelaberdeen.it/
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Jul 4th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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thanks everyone. i decided on hotel solis.
near colosseum, good prices, good reviews. i will report when i return.
thanks again!
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