We just got back from Rome! What an amazing city.
The hotel's location is great - five minutes walk from Piazza Navona, ten minutes from the Fontana Trevi and the Pantheon, it's close to the main roads such as the elegant Via Corso, twenty minutes walk to Palazzo Venezia and the Roman Forum, and twenty five minutes walk to the Spanish Steps and the Piazza Del Popolo. You probably get the picture - we walked everywhere! But if you're not inclined to walk as much as we did, you can ask the front desk for a taxi - it costs about 10 euro to get to the neighborhood of Trastevere, and about the same to get to Villa Borghese. And of course, you walk out the door right into the Piazza Campo De Fiori and its market. We politely but firmly said no to the masses of people trying to sell us cheap toys (mostly immigrants), but perused the market stalls with interest.
The people at the front desk were knowledgeable and polite, and offered to help us with everything from recommending restaurants to reserving tickets to the Vatican museums (you absolutely must reserve tickets to the Vatican, and on crowded days to the Colosseum as well - it's worth the extra four euro or so). You can also ask them for information on where to shop. They provided us with an iPad to make our reservations and print our vouchers out. The hotel has WiFi.
Our room (203) was small, but clean and extremely comfortable. We also trudged up to the roof of the hotel, and enjoyed the view while sitting on their sofa with a glass of wine. The room has a mini refrigerator, and you can fill it up yourself - the hotel provides two small bottles of water. The bathroom had a shower stall and a toilet, and the entire room (bathroom and bedroom) was heated very nicely. We slept fine at night, the room was quiet and I think that the bed was comfortable, but we were so tired at the end of each day that we didn't really notice... But I guess that means that the bed was fine, otherwise we would have noticed in the morning...
We were told that the best, non touristy, restaurants are in Trastevere and the Jewish quarter, and they were okay, but less than amazing. We found the best restaurant by accosting some young men on the street and asking them where they like to eat - they took us to a place called Chianti (like the wine) surprisingly right off Fonatana Trevi, and it was absolutely excellent - no nonsense, good Roman food.
Breakfast included fruit drinks and a hot drink (coffee, tea or hot chocolate), a fruit salad, a selection of cheeses and salamis, scrambled eggs and sausages, bread rolls, pies and cakes, yogurts, cornflakes, croissants - all very filling and tasty, but I missed fresh vegetables.
We paid around ninety euro per day, not including tourist taxes (some kind of stupid tax the government thought up). We feel that the hotel was great value for our money, and would recommend the place heartily.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Campo de' Fiori is located in a unique position in the heart of the lively and pituresc area of Rome known as Campo de' Fiori. The hotel is a fabulous “BOUTIQUE HOTEL”, romantic, cozy and sought after, that know’s how to offer to it’s guests a suggestive atmosphere to make unforgettable there stay in the Eternal City.The hotel is situated since 1937 in an antique structure of the Roma Baroque period. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Campo De Fiori Rome
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