Sometimes you get lucky and we did when we booked this place. Easy to find and perfectly situated just round the corner from the main Termini, it's a small 7-room affair with friendly staff and spotless rooms. The beds are comfortable, the AC works fine and the mini bar is extraordinarily cheap! Breakfast is a basic continental spread but the free coffee machine is very good. There is a big supermarket two minutes away where you can stock up on water etc - do not buy water at the touristy spots or you will get ripped off! We bought 72-hour passes with one of the hop-on, hop-off open bus operators based at the Termini and we recommend doing the full circuit (approx 1 hour) to get your bearings, then take it from there as this is the best way to get round the main sites - all of which are, incidentally, within walking distance of the hotel. It was just a bit too hot for walking when we were there, though - didn't drop below 33 degrees all week, so take plenty of water with you! The hotel staff can give you a little map and helpful advice, though I would not bother with the Metro (or the Roma pass) as you don't see anything underground. I would recommend the very worthwhile external tour of the Coliseum at 30 euros, which includes a tour of the Palatine Hill with very knowledgeable guides and your 12 euro entry fee to both attractions. Our find of the week was the little cafe on the rooftop of the Vittoria Emmanuel Monument - simple but beautiful food at great prices, with a wonderful view over the Coliseum to the hills beyond - and for an even more spectacular panorama, the chance - for 7 euro - to take a space-age lift right to the top of the building. Rome is great. We had a fabulous time and thoroughly recommend this gem of an hotel.
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- The Capitolium Rooms is a new and elegant Hotel in Rome set in the heart of the city, close to Termini Railway Station and subway (Line A and Line B) which guarantees an easy connection to all of the city's top sights. The welcoming location is great for sightseeing, visiting museums and walking through the center of the town. ... more less
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- Capitolium Rooms Hotel Rome