Luxury Hotels Near Piazza Navona Rome – Rome’s standard hotels are notoriously overpriced. So, when you stay here, unusual solutions rental apartments, B&Bs, even convents and monasteries have two great virtues: They’re cheaper than standard facilities and, often, more memorable.
Breakfast in all but the highest echelon of hotels is usually a buffet with coffee, fruit, rolls, and cheese. It’s not always included in the rate, so check the listing carefully. If you are budgeting and breakfast is a payable extra, skip it and go to a nearby cafe-bar. It will likely be much cheaper.
Nearly all hotels are heated in the cooler months, but not all are air-conditioned in summer, which can be vitally important during a stifling July or August. The deluxe and first-class ones are, but after that, it’s a tossup. Be sure to check before you book a stay in the dog days of summer, if you suffer in the heat.
Anyone looking to get into the local swing of things should stay in a short-term rental apartment. A centrally located, “economical” double room in a Rome hotel goes for about 120€ per night. It may be cramped and dark, with few amenities. For the same price or less, you could have your own spacious one-bedroom apartment with a terrace, washing machine, A/C, and a fridge to keep your wine in. Properties of all sizes and styles, in every price range, are available for stays of 3 nights to several weeks.
Nearly every rental apartment in Rome is owned and maintained by a third party (that is, not the rental agency). That means that the decor and flavor of the apartments, even in the same price range and neighborhood, can vary widely. Every reputable agency, however, puts multiple photos of each property they handle on its website, so that you’ll have a sense of what you’re getting into. The photos should be accompanied by a list of amenities, so if A/C and a washing machine are important to you, but you can live without Wi-Fi, be sure to check for those features. (In summer you’ll want to opt for that A/C.) Note also that www.airbnb.com, the platform that allows individuals to rent their own apartments to guests, covers Rome.