Rome Guide for Tourist
VIA XX SETTEMBRE AND ENVIRONS
Dominated by government ministries and private apartments, this area is less noisy and touristy than the nearby Termini.
Pensione Monaco, V. Flavia 84 (fax 06 420 141 80). Go north up V. XX Settembre, turn left onto V. Quintino Sella, and then right onto V. Flavia. The 11 sun-lit rooms, all with bathroom, are kept remarkably clean. Comfortable mattresses and a bright courtyard. Check-out 9am. Let’s Go discount prices: Singles ‚37; doubles ‚60; triples ‚75; quads ‚100. 10% discount off-season.
Pensione Tizi, V. Collina 48 (06 482 01 28; fax 06 474 32 66). A lOmin. walk from the station. Go north up V. XX Settembre, and turn left onto V. Servio Tullio, then right onto V. Flavia, and left on V. Collina. Or take bus #360 or 217. Marble floors and inlaid ceilings adorn spacious and recently renovated rooms. Check-out 11am. Singles ‚45; doubles ‚55, with bath ‚65; triples ‚8090; quads ‚100110.
Hotel Castelfidardo and Hotel Lazzarl, V. Castelfidardo 31 (06 446 46 38; www.castelfidardo.com). 2 blocks off V. XX Settembre. Both run by the same friendly family. Renovated rooms with soothing pastel walls. 3 floors of modern, comfortable rooms. Check-out 10:30am. English spoken. Singles ‚44, with bath ‚55; doubles ‚6474; triples ‚8396; quads with bath ‚110. AmExMCV.
Hotel Baltic, V. XX Settembre 89 ( 06 481 47 75). Walk north up V. XX Settembre and continue just past the intersection with V. Castelfidardo. Quiet rooms with high ceilings are well maintained and more like those in a business hotel than a typical pensione. All rooms have phone, TV, mini-bar, and safe. A friendly manager and marble lobby sweeten the deal. Breakfast ‚5. Check-out 11am. Some rooms with AC for ‚10. Singles ‚48-53; doubles ‚65-70; triples ‚83-88; quads ‚110. AmExMCV.
Pensione Piave, V. Piave 14 (06 474 34 47; www.albergopiave.it). Going north up V. XX Settembre, turn left onto V. Piave. Recently renovated Piave features key cards, sparkling floors, and modern decor. All rooms with bathroom, AC, TV, and phone. Check-in 11:30am. Reservations recommended. Singles ‚60-90; doubles ‚75-105. MCV.
SOUTH AND WEST OF TERMINI
Esquilino (south of Termini) is home to many cheap hotels close to the major sights. The neighborhood west of Termini is slightly more inviting, with busy streets and lots of shopping.
Pensione di Rienzo, V. Principe Amedeo 79a (a06 446 71 31; fax 06 446 69 80). A tranquil, family-run retreat with spacious rooms that overlook a courtyard. Extremely friendly English-speaking staff. 20 rooms, with balconies, TVs, and baths. Breakfast ‚7. Check-out 10am. Singles without bath ‚20-50; doubles ‚23-60, with bath ‚25-70. Prices vary with season. MCV.
IS Pensione Cortorillo, V. Principe Amedeo 79a, 5th fl. (06 446 69 34; www.hotelcorto- rillo.it). TVs and AC in all 14 rooms, and a cheap lobby phone. Breakfast included. Check-out 10am. Singles ‚30-70, with bath ‚40-100; doubles ‚40-8050-120. Prices vary with season. AmExDMCV.
Hotel Kennedy, V. Filippo Turati 62-64 (06 446 53 73; www.hotelkennedy.net). Classical music in the bar, leather couches and a large color TV in the lounge. Private bath, satellite TV, phone, and AC. Hearty all-you-can-eat breakfast included. Check-out 11am. Reservations by fax or email only. Singles ‚60-80; doubles ‚85-129; triples ‚100-149. 10% Let’s Go discount. AmExDMCV.
Pensione Sandy, V. Cavour 136 4th fl. (06 488 45 85; www.sandyhostel.com). Just past the intersection of V.S. Maria Maggiore. Next door to the Hotel Vallet. Free Internet, sheets, and individual lockers (bring a lock) in each room. Simple, hostel-style rooms, usually for 3-5 people. Dorms ‚12-18.
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