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Dottie Apr 27th, 2002 12:40 PM

Your favorite hotels in Rome???
Hi all, need help to book a hotel in Rome for a 2 week stay this June!!! would like to be near Spanish Steps/ Piazza Navone. Hopefully priced under $150 if possible/ with breakfast and private bath??? I hope that's not too much to ask(!!!) Also I'll be going alone - but really looking forward to this adventure!!! Have a wedding & looking up some family in Rome....Love this site for information!!! Thanks!! Dottie

Marg Apr 27th, 2002 04:31 PM

Hello Dottie,<BR>We have recently returned from a trip to Rome staying at the Hotel Genio listed on the Fodors hotel list under Old Rome. Have a look at my rant and rave about it. I cant help you with the price but the location I'm sure would suit. Good luck to the bride and groom.<BR>Marg.

richardab Apr 27th, 2002 07:54 PM

You know what I always recommend...<BR><BR>The Hotel Due Torri! Friendly, convenient, quiet, etc. Check what others have to say by using the search. I also have pics of it (plus other Rome stuff) on my websight...<BR><BR><BR><BR>and<BR><BR><BR><BR>Have fun!<BR><BR>

Wayne Apr 27th, 2002 10:12 PM

Dottie---<BR>Not trying to criticize, but a hotel cannot be near both the Spanish Steps and the Piazza Navona. They are a considerable distance apart, and the best location to reach both is to stay halfway between, which is somewhere around the Trevi Fountain or Pantheon. Near the Pantheon is the highly recommended Santa Chiara, which you might want to check out. Near Trevi is the Hotel Fontana, newly renovated and very nice.

Terry Apr 28th, 2002 09:51 AM

My husband and I just stayed at Residenza San Pantaleo which is by Piazza Navona. We loved the location. Room was $99 per night but we got a discount for paying in cash. Breakfast was included. Their website is We would stay there again. It is also near a great restaurant called Cul de Sac which I highly recommend.

Amy Apr 29th, 2002 09:48 AM

Dottie:<BR><BR>When you link to the Hotel Due Torri listed in Richard's post earlier, please note that they have a "sister" hotel, called Hotel Fontanella Borghese. The link is It is located in a fabulous shopping area, 10-15 minutes from both Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. In your price range, great service and location. It is the same owner. I stayed there for a week this Easter and loved it. Have fun!

Betsy Apr 29th, 2002 09:51 AM

My husband and I loved the Due Torri, and it's now our "home away from home" in Rome (thank you Richard). They book out very early, so get going on your reservation if you plan to stay there in June.<BR><BR>Buon viaggio

Dottie May 1st, 2002 05:52 AM

Thank you all for the splendid hotel responses!! I am madly clicking away & will investigate all your suggestions! This is such a great Web site!!! I'll report on my Rome/Bari adventure when I return! Dottie

Sue May 1st, 2002 06:04 AM

Hotel Ranieri, about 10-15 min. walk from Spanish Steps, and Hotel Venezia, close to Termini.

Tina May 1st, 2002 12:50 PM

Dottie,<BR>I'll try to find the thread of last month in which several hotels were discussed that'll fall under your price range. April's issue of National Geographic Traveler has cover story talking about 12 Rome Hotels for $135.<BR>

Rex May 1st, 2002 01:38 PM

Here is the URL of that thread - - that contains the complete list.<BR><BR><BR><BR>Best wishes,<BR><BR>Rex<BR>

Babs May 1st, 2002 03:09 PM

Hotel barberini at Piazza Barberini is Superb! It is an apartment like setting with only 6-7 rooms, but truly amazing. We paid 600000 lire for 3 people in OCt 2000.<BR><BR>DO NOT STAY at Hotel Raineri. It is crummy! we checked out the next morning and luckily found Barberini.

brenda May 14th, 2002 06:45 AM

I dont understand why you spend lots of<BR>money for such hotels ifound one near the Opera house for 90 us you have a clean room with private facilities walking distance to the main streets, the name is Altavilla phone 06 4741186

Carol May 14th, 2002 10:04 AM

<BR>We stayed at and enjoyed and would recommend both the Colonna Palace Hotel and the Hotel Portoghesi. They are both in Centro Storico...greatest location.<BR><BR>If you have any questions about them, write me.

ellen May 14th, 2002 10:34 AM

Try the Hotel Cesari. It's between the Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps.

Capo May 14th, 2002 10:44 AM

I've only stayed in two: the Pensione Panda, near the Spanish Steps and the Hotel Primavera, near Piazza Navona. The Panda, considering its location on the wonderful Via della Croce, is a great value, but our room was one of the smallest I've ever had in Europe (though it was spotlessly clean.) The Primavera is also a great value -- more expensive but with a larger room and a wonderful family who runs it -- and I preferred the location, feeling like I was more in the "heart" of Rome.

lara May 15th, 2002 11:04 AM

Hotel Cortina...on via Nazionale...easy walking distance to the Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain, Colosseum, Roman Forum.<BR><BR>here is a link to their website:<BR>

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