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Planning a trip to Rome & Italy

Planning a trip to Rome & Italy

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Trip Plan Tags: 
accommodation,
affordable,
apartment,
budget,
italy,
rome,
vacation rental
Destinations: 
Europe,
Italy,
Rome

Just planning and exploring resources starting from 0 budget couchsurfing.com to acceptable buget for sharing a room craigslist.com up to sharing a self catering apartement style guestinitaly.com or similar (I quote this because my grand parents got it 10 years ago ;-) finally I close my eyes for a moment and I dream to stay in some special hotel ....zzzz

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$200-$299
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Hotel

Fontanella Borghese, Italy

84 Largo Fontanella Borghese
Rome, Italy
Tel: 39 06 6880 9504
Email: fontborghese@mclink.it
Website: www.fontanellaborghese.com

Fontanella Borghese is a striking exception to Rome's slew of disappointing mid-price options. A welcoming 29-room gem in a palazzo that once belonged to the Borghese family, the hotel is just a sashay away from the Via Condotti fashion strip. The sober antique decor is offset by cut flowers, potted plants, and cheerful fabrics. A recent expansion into the apartment next door has given the hotel a decent-sized breakfast room and freed up a charming little lounge. Factor in the friendly and knowledgeable service, and you begin to understand why this place is usually full both in and out of season. The Fontanella's sister hotel, Due Torri, located nearby, is a good alternative.

$300-$399
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Hotel

Albergo del Sole al Pantheon, Italy

63 Piazza della Rotonda
Rome, Italy
Tel: 39 06 678 0441
Email: info@hotelsolealpantheon.com
Website: www.hotelsolealpantheon.com

Few hotels have guest lists that stretch back to the Renaissance. But the Sole is one of the oldest in Europe: It had already been going for almost half a century (under its previous name, the Locanda del Montone) when racy rhymer Ludovico Ariosto put up here in 1513. Today it's a pleasant, efficiently run four-star, though the desk staff can be a little cold. A room on the piazza comes at a premium, but it's worth the price: The side view across to the Pantheon really is extraordinary (ask for a third-floor room if you're worried about noise from the piazza below). The decor is classic, with brocade covers on the somewhat mushy beds and reproductions of Old Master paintings and prints on the walls; there are hot tubs (some of them decidedly petite) in all rooms. A good buffet breakfast is served—in a pretty inner courtyard in summer. Rack rates are a little steep for what you get, so keep an eye on the special offers posted on the Web site.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.