We stayed at the Hotel Navona back in May 2006 (from 10th - 13th). A Romantic Break.
We were recommended this hotel from my boyfriends parents who stayed here at the begining of the year.
We stayed in room 14 (I think) right at the top. It was a good size room. We had a nice double bed - altough is squeeked alot - which got on mine and my boyfriends nerves after a while. The bathroom was a nice size and the shower was fantastic! Clean towerls everyday and bed made everyday.
Breakfast was nice, it was basic - orange juice in a plastic cup, strong coffee and some pasteries - which was nice enough.
The reception was not 24hr, so you had to remember to take your key with you otherwise after 10pm you were locked out!
The staff and hotel owners were very nice and gave you a free map and instructions on how to get places.
Its a fantastic location for sighseeing. Piazza Navona is breathe- taking along with the Pantheon, which is 'just' around the corner, St Peter's and the Cupola is a MUST, although I would definatly recommend getting there before 9am, im glad we got up extra early otherwise the ques are massive. Castel Sant'Angelo is good fun to walk around and see. The Colosseum is a MUST too - that was amazing. The Roman Forum is wonderful, you can walk and walk and walk around this all day and see something new and amazing each time. For this I think you will need a whole day to do - I did the Colosseum & the Roman Forum in one day and I think it needs a good full day or maybe 2 days - but its a good walk from the hotel and on a hot day - it could be bit ott.
The Trevi Fountain is just wonderful - but its very very busy at all times. I recommend going both day and night, first and last thing to see it in its full glory! Watch out for those people who try to sell you red roses and stuipid toys - they see you coming before you do and they WILL rip you off. Just say no, but after a while you do start to loose your temper with them, so thats why I recommed go there in the morning and late at night (but not too late!)
We got ripped off - they put the roses in your hand and say "gift, I give you gift" so you think brillant and walk off with your "gift" and then they come after you with how many euro's this "gift" costs! Its easier to say no and walk on.
We did find somewhere brillant to eat in Rome - its right by the Trevi Fountain. As you look at the Trevi its to the right of you, about 50 yards round the corner. I cant remember what it was called, but the menu had a chickens head as the logo - sounds odd - but the food was fantastic - we went there 2 nights in a row.
We also had to go to the piazza navona for a coffee on the last day, expensive as it was it was nice to have a coffee and people watch.
The buses are grate too - although very busy. Its something like 1 € for 45 mins on any bus. We brough tickets there and back from the bus station - although we never got checked, its always better to pay the 1 € than been fined or chucked off!
If I was going back to Rome I would definately stay at the Hotel Navona.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of the historic centre, Hotel Navona Roma enjoys a privileged position only a few steps from Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Campo de’ Fiori and the other main tourist attractions in the Eternal City, all within walking distance. Stay at Hotel Navona and immerse yourself in history. This historic 15th century building stands on the site of the Baths of Agrippa,, the first bath complex in the city, which was built by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and opened in 12 BC. The hotel has been completely refurbished, while retaining aspects that reflect the glorious past of the Eternal City. Several rooms feature frescoed ceilings, and ancient Roman bricks are still visible in the communal areas. The hotel provides different types of room with Economy, Standard, Superior and Family Rooms. Each elegantly decorated room features a private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi (excluding groups ), mini-bar and satellite TV. For those who prefer a stay in total freedom, we offer comfortable, functional apartments with kitchens in Rome’s historic centre, just a few minutes from Hotel Navona. Hotel Navona provides a full buffet breakfast served between 7.30am and 10am, for you to start your tour of the city bursting with energy. Breakfast is not included in the room rate, and is charged at 10 euros per person. Take advantage of our special ‘breakfast included’ offers for your stay! ... more less
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