As promised in my Rome Travel Guide this post is the second specifically for visiting Rome in 2016. The first is for a 3nt stay in May just before peak season, this is for September – just after the height of the summer crowds.
To truly experience Rome, I think you would need to spend more than three days wandering the city – so this time I have came up with two options; a three night stay and a five night stay.
Given that these bookings are so far ahead you will have your choice of hotels. The list below is just a few recommendations.
Luxury on the River Inn – £220 3nts / £367 5nt
This 8-room B&B is perfectly situated between Vatican and Central Rome. Your £220 (3nts) gets you the Superior Double room, 20-metres squared – but the cost to upgrade to an apartments this far ahead is only £71. This upgrade provides accommodation for another two people, more than doubles your room size, and equips you with a kitchenette and separate dining area. Breakfast is included as standard, but if you are looking at packing your own packed lunch – the Kitchenette may be worth the upgrade.
Relias Roma Centro – £246 3nts / £410 5nts
Situated a stone’s throw away from Trevi Fountain you are unarguably central with this hotel. With only six rooms, this little boutique hotel has a personal feel. Breakfast and Wifi are included within the rate. Reviewers note that, like many small hotels in room, it may be difficult to find on arrival.
“But the hotel is hard to find, even the locals don’t know the street or the hotel, that’s because then street is so small and the hotel doesn’t look like a hotel, there is no big sign saying ‘Relais Roma Centro’ just a small brass plaque on the wall by the inconspicuous door. If you approach the hotel from the Metro, the stop is Barberini, from the fountain in square, head downhill on Via Del Tritone, just one block down, on the left you come to a white building with blue neon sign ‘Messagero’ with a green kiosk below, turn left down this little street which is Via dei Serviti although you wouldn’t know as the street sign is only on the other end of the street! The hotel is in the middle of the street on the left. Welcome to the Relais Roma Centro.”
-Extract taken from Hotels.com review by Gary
Castel Sant’Angelo Inn – £262 3nts / £437 5nts
This extremely well reviewed inn (4.8/5.0) is situated on the other side of the Tiber river in a 5 minute walking distance to Vatican. To make this stay even better value for money, included within the rate is free luggage storage, free wifi and daily breakfast served in your room.
Though not directly central, this is a perfect location to reach everything on foot, with the furthest attraction (Colosseum) may be 20-30minutes away.
Navona Apartments – Caravaggio area – £237 3nts / £393 5nts
The Navona hotel consists of seven individual apartments and is a stone’s throw away from Rome’s Piazza Navona – hence the name. Unlike the other hotels discussed so far, this is on a room-only basis.
- Studio – 2 Sofa Beds – Sleeps 3 – £237 / £393
- Apartment – 1 bedroom, 1 double, 1 sofa bed – Sleeps 3 – £261 / £433
- Apartment – 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 3 single, 1 sofa bed – Sleeps 6 – £431 /£713
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- Need some help planning your trip? Remember to go look at the ScouseTraveller: Rome Travel Guide.