We have visited Rome five times in the past 7 years so have some feel for mid-range hotels in that city. In our opinion, a stay in Trastevere while in Rome is the one area of the city giving the tourist a taste of "old Rome" with streets of character, tons of excellent restaurants, lack of the maddening traffic and a sense of not being in huge metropolitan city. We just returned from a 5 night stay in Rome ( May 3-May 8) and stayed at the Domus Tiberna Hotel. We have some mixed feelings about the stay, but would consider staying there again. On the plus side: location. Just a five minute walk from the Tiber Island and the river. On the other side of the river is Bus 23 which will take you close to St. Peter's Basilica (stop on Via Conciliazone (sic), and also a later stop on the bus close to the Vatican Museums (Piazza Risorgiamento)--this is important to many tourists and keeps you away from the packed bus 64 with its pickpockets. If you need to visit the area around the Pantheon then take Tram 8 near the hotel. Now the hotel staff was quite friendly and spoke English. Everyone tried to assist with answers to our questions. Now to the other side of the coin: the rooms are so tiny and very hard to move around in. If you travel with a lot of luggage you will have problems reaching your bed; the bed linen is not changed on a daily basis so we had the same sheets for our entire stay; the breakfast is a bit ordinary: one cup of coffee to your order,a small plastic glass of juice, two rolls per person, a container of yogurt, little container of cheese spread. On our travel home date, the lady who presents the breakfast came in late to work so the front desk person had to make some quick coffee and give us our rolls (he was quite pleasant about it). Do not expecgt breakfast before 8:00 The showers are tiny,be careful if overweight as you may get stuck and need assistance. No english speaking channels on the TV, although this was only a concern late at night after returning from sightseeing. Now the cost was 140 euros per night for a double room. All in all,it was o.k.and a possibility for the future, but not something I would go out of my way to return to in the future. However if you desire to stay in Trastevere you may want to consider this place if this is your budget.
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