Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Where to Stay
Rome offers a wide variety of accommodations, from luxury hotels to B&B and apartment rentals. I have included a couple below, based on the places I know and like. Some have been very kind and have offered a special 10% discount for guests attending the wedding. So just mention the wedding when booking, or contact me.
Dolce Roma Apartments
Natalia rents out some really lovely apartment scattered in the center of Rome. I would suggest staying in any of them, except for the 04 which is in the Vatican area, a little out of the way.
You are entitled to a 10% discount.
Hotel Duca D'Alba
Located in the lovely Monti neighborhood, this 4 star hotel is very quaint and very reasonably priced for a 4 star hotel. This hotel is literally 3 minutes away from my office, from lots of cafes and from the colosseum.
You are entitled to a special rate of 185 Euro/ night
Same area as the Duca D'Alba, this is more of a B&B than a hotel. The owners of this hotel also own a cafe where we always go, so we know them well.
They offered us a special rate of 120 euro/night for you.
Unfortunately the Nicolas Inn booked up in the last 48 hours, I hope you had not set your heart on it!
Below is a list of other hotels I like. If you have questions of want to personalized suggestion, drop me a line or a comment:
Grand Hotel La Minerve: expensive and beautiful, with a great location right behind the Pantheon. This hotel also has a great roof terrace bar
Casa Howard: I had the chance to meet the owners once, and immediately I realized the genius behind the place. Each room is different, and each one is beautiful. Here you will feel like a noble living in your own Roman palazzo.
Hotel Locarno: hip and at the same time quietly old school. Right by Piazza del popolo. I like the fact that they have bycicles available for guests to use.
Ferragamo Portrait Suites: only 14 rooms (or a few more) but each one "dressed to the nines" in full Ferragamo syle. This boutique (literally) hotel is right by the shop in via Condotti: shop and sleep. The concierce service here is incredible and so is the rooftop with American bar.
Hotel Il Grifo: In the heart of Monti, small old school hotel. The location is great, the staff friendly and in general the feel of it is good.
The Beehive: perfect if you are on a budget. It reinvents the whole concept of hostel and budget hotel making you forget of all you bad back packing experience. The owners are Americans living in Rome and they have made their budget hotel a little oasis in the area around the station.