Esquilino

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

Piazza dell Esquilino 29, Rome, Lazio, 00185, Italy
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Excellent
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Very Good
13%
6
Average
15%
7
Poor
33%
15
Terrible
28%
13

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 36% more and rated 38% lower than other 2 star hotels

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Hotel vs. Apt in Rome for Xmas?

by plasma800

We have a hotel booked near the Spanish Steps for the week of Dec.20-26, but have thought of switching to an apartment located 3 blocks from the Piazza Navona on Via dell'Orso. We're thinking the kitchen may come in handy for the week. Does anyone know this area at all?

Re: Hotel vs. Apt in Rome for Xmas?

by TitoA

Yes, I'm familiar with the area. Piazza Navona is as popular as the Spanish Steps, except that it is not as noisy or crowded. A kitchenette will be handy since restaurants are expensive in Rome and you can leave them for dinner only. There is a restaurant Dell'Orso in the area that is tops, also if you like ice cream, the best can be found in Piazza Navona in a place named: "Tre Scalini".
The tourist landmarks in Roma are at walking distance, for most part.

Re: Hotel vs. Apt in Rome for Xmas?

by TheWanderingCamel

I'd go for the apartment too - the market at Campo di Fiori is close by and the produce irrestible for those with the facilities to use it. Nice to have the option of staying in and making do with bread and cheese, etc and a good bottle of wine at the end of a long day sightseeing sometimes rather than going out into a chilly December night.

Re: Hotel vs. Apt in Rome for Xmas?

by joshh

Hotel Felice, budget and central: http://www.hotelfelice.com

Re: Hotel vs. Apt in Rome for Xmas?

by icunme

Ditto above - the apartment would be great - grand Christmas festivities are in Piazza Navona - the best Christmas market (we just might cross paths) - likely to be a bit noisy. You will have much fun there - day and night! The big fireworks, concerts will be in Piazza Popolo on New Years Eve. At Navona you will be close to everything you want to see. Enjoy bella Roma!

Re: Hotel vs. Apt in Rome for Xmas?

by plasma800

yes! we will be back in rome for new years after 4 days in florence and tuscany.

i just am not used to not having a front desk, but the kitchen sounds so handy

Re: Hotel vs. Apt in Rome for Xmas?

by plasma800

im used to a front desk helping make arrangements for sites, tickets, dinner, taxis and all that. I'm kinda wanting to do the apt though.

Re: Hotel vs. Apt in Rome for Xmas?

by craic

I have always found the staff in the little green info booths very very helpful.
There is one by Termini - one in Trastevere, one down by the roman forum - there are quite a few around.

They won't be able to ring you a taxi - but for sites etc I have found them to be very very good.

Re: Hotel vs. Apt in Rome for Xmas?

by icunme

I agree w/U Craig - they go out of their way to help - often crowded in these and you may have to wait - different from having a concierge. Maybe I would take an apt for the 1st part of the trip and see how that experience suits my needs. Then, a hotel on return for New Year's just to have the convenience - many hotels also have a frige for you to use - who wants to cook in Rome?

Re: Hotel vs. Apt in Rome for Xmas?

by plasma800

You were totally right! The hotel was nice, the front desk helped tremendously. the fridge was perfect for beer and snacks and that was great for us! In florence we did the B&B which was nice as well, but the lady running the place was helpful and Florence isn't all that hard to figure out.

Travel Tips for Rome

MUSEO CAPITOLINO
The...

by SirRichard

MUSEO CAPITOLINO
The Capitoline Museum was built in the 17th century based on an architectural sketch by Michelangelo. In the first room is The Dying Gaul, a work of majestic skill that's a copy of a Greek original dating from the 3rd century B.C. In a special gallery all her own is the Capitoline Venus, who demurely covers herself. This statue was the symbol of feminine beauty and charm down through the centuries (also a Roman copy of a 3rd-century B.C. Greek original). Amore (Cupid) and Psyche are up to their old tricks near the window.
The entrance courtyard (see photo at left) is lined with the remains (head, hands, foot, and a kneecap) of an ancient colossal statue of Constantine the Great.
Piazza del Campidoglio / Phone: 06/67102071 / Open: Tues-Sun 9am-7pm. Bus: 44, 89, 92, 94, or 716. Admission (to both) 10,000L adults, 5,000L children under age 18. Free on last Sun of each month.

Sunscreen and Good Shoes

by newsphotogirl

Good luggage with wheels for the cobblestone. And extra compact bag for bringing home souveniers. Shoes! Good Shoes. There is lots of cobblestone in Rome. Fabulous scarf for those chilly nights. Pay attention to how the locals wear them. So chic. Sunscreen, Hat Good camera batteries and film. So much cheaper and easier to find at home. Washcloth. The hotels in Italy don't have them. In fact they only have one large bath towel then several hand towels that are made out of the same type of cloth that I would compare to cloth napkins. This was the case for the three hotels where we stayed in Italy. Also, bring a good language guide.

Art In The Making

by painterdave about Artists at Piazza Navona

Artists paint and draw
Selling oils and watercolors If you are buying art from an artist on the square, take the time to talk to the artist and get to know him/her better. Ask for a business card.....
under construction You might try to bargain for a small sconto--discount.

Walking the historical center

by Packerman

The best way to get around is to walk the city. Rome is so much smaller than London or Paris. There really is no need to take any form of transportation besides your legs & feet if you don't have children. If you are staying for awhile or have a definate destination outside the walls then walking will be good enough to get around. I did take the underground to see San Paolo Fuori le Mura. It was very easy to do. You can either buy a ticket from a newsstand or at the station. Try to make sure you have small change with you. Traffic is a constant in Rome, like you wouldn't assume that in a city of nearly 3 million and who knows how many tourists.

Rome's oldest restaurant?

by MM212 about Ristorante la Campana

With its unsubstantiated claim as Rome's oldest restaurant, Ristorante la Campana has naturally made it into many guidebooks. As such, it could easily have turned into a tourist trap. Fortunately, their traditional Italian and Roman dishes have remained delicious and authentic and are served in a classic-looking Roman restaurant with multiple dining rooms. If you do come here for an early dinner, you will likely see only tourists, but as the evening progresses, the locals will arrive at their normal dining hour of 9pm or later. The restaurant has a fixed menu, plus many daily specials including some traditional Roman dishes, such as carciofi alla giudia. Note: la Campana is closed on Mondays

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 Esquilino

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Address: Piazza dell Esquilino 29, Rome, Lazio, 00185, Italy