Hotel Campo De' Fiori
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... coins in and made a wish, and then grabbed a really late dinner. I had a nutella crepe with gelato again. It was a rough day on my stomach; 2 nutella crepes, 2 things of gelato, and tiramisu. Good thing I only had a day left, because I'm pretty sure I gained weight in Italy. Although their gelato is really delicious! I kept trying different flavors, and loved them all!
Monday we packed up and left the hostel. We toured the Coliseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. ...
... to the Palentine Hill and the lines should be shorter there. They are and they get even shorter when a Japanese tour group of teenagers gets out of line when their bus shows up. The line starts clapping and at first the kids are confused, then they realize the gesture is humorous and not offending. Even though the ticket includes Palentine Hill and the entrance is right in front of us we decide to walk back to the Colosseum and see it first. I would hate to ...
... understand that they all are looking for you to be dead so they can move on to the next gladiator. Not a walk in the park! Although the Colosseum was a magnificent display of Roman architecture, it was really sad to think of the cruelty of the Romans in their gladiator shows. Spilt blood was the norm. But let's move on to the cool stuff. I loved this amphitheater! Climbing to the top level was ...
... as predicted, was really crowded with tourists and tours but we managed to work our way through the crowds and get up close to touch it via a mound where we got some decent photos. It was a pain just trying to get past people selling things too - at every turn there is someone trying to sell you an umbrella or poncho because of the weather, it's so annoying!
Deciding that neither of us really wanted to go in, we went in search of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Campo De' Fiori Rome
Apartments must be quieter than rooms
We stayed in the apartments for 4 nights. Unfortunately, the terrace is closed for renovation right now, so we missed out on that. However, we had absolutely no problem with noise. There are windows and slated shudders and solid wood shutters on the windows. Three layers soundproofed our place completely. We slept until 11AM the first day with no problem.
Location is very good. Restaurants at the Campo are ok, not great. Carbona is terrible but somehow gets props from the hotel owner. Try Piazza Navona for a classier meal for the same price.
This hotel is nicely situated. You can easily walk to the various squares and tourist sites with ease including Vatican City. I think some of the better, more quaint restaurants in Rome are located within 3 blocks of this hotel.
Called to confirm our reservation and late arrival on 1 July 2006 from Athens airport and was told to come to a different address. (temporay office it turns out) Were informed that our room wasn't available but they had an apartment for us. The apartment was up 5 flights of stairs witn no air conditioning and a sofa bed for my son that turned into a torture rack when he climbed in. We stayed because it was 23:30 by the time we got there.
We had a Greek Isle cruise with 1 each pre and post cruise day in Rome. Read the L.A. Times article in March. Article advised about the renovations however when booking no advisories from property owners.
Closed Nov 04 to 1 Sep 05
Hotel Campo De' Fiori is closed for renovation between Nov 04 and 1 Sept 05. I have just tried to book a room (Feb 05) and received the following email reply:
Between the 1st of November 2004 and the first of September 2005 our hotel will be closed for renovation. We will continue to operate a front office (during this time span) opened daily and we'll rent the apartments that we have nearby the hotel.
You can view pictures of the apartments on the web site at the above address. - hotelcampodefiori
Quirky but Clean
Clean and quiet. Typical two star Roman hotel. Funny little quirks such as newspapers on the steps to keep the carpet clean. Maintenance man came in at bedtime to "bleed" the old-fashioned radiators. Nice little breakfast nook for coffee and pastry. But I felt safe there and the neighborhood is charming -- step out your front door to the wonderful morning market, return at night to people playing soccer and eating gelato.
Hotel Campo de' Fiori is a good all round option. We've just returned from a short break in Rome (June, 2004), and wanted a moderately priced hotel with a central location. Okay, this hotel is definitely not luxurious but it's a pretty good standard all the same, once you appreciate what you get for your money in Rome. It has a brilliant location on a lively square - morning fruit & flower markets, buzzing at night. Just off the square you can lose yourself by wandering up and down narrow streets full of character, small bars & restaurants & quirky shops. Hotel breakfast served on lower ground floor which is a bit of shame when there's such a fantastic roof terrace. But there are NO LIFTS in this hotel and it is a bit of a hike up those stairs. There's no air-con either but in early June this wasn't a problem for us. We had a shower in our room but shared toilet down the corridor. All very clean. Would strongly recommend this hotel if you want character & charm, great location and none of the frills and sterility of a big, posh chain hotel.
Five star location, two star hotel
Hotel Campo De'Fiori is just around the corner of the actual campo, about 20 steps away from all the action. A perfect location. We paid about $100 per night for a room with shared bath, there are only about 5 rooms per floor so gaining access to the shower and toilet wasn't a problem. The rooms are small and the beds are just OK. The rooftop terrace was beautiful, On the hour when the church bells ring it was a great place to be. There is no elevator so if you dont like to climb stairs look elsewhere or request a room on one of the lower floors.
While this hotel has some character and is in a prime location... IT DOES NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING... AND YOU WILL NEVER GET TO SLEEP WITH THE EXCESSIVE NOISE. I was able to all the sightseeing, etc... but I dreaded coming back each night knowing that I was going into a sauna and would have to hear bottles being crushed (first by the partiers outside the window and later by the recyclers that come through at 6am). This happened EVERY night. It was brutal. Do not be foolishly lured by the reasonable price... I was willing to pay 3 times that amount after the first night just to have a decent sleep. You would be better off saving all your money and sleeping on the sidewalk of one of the busy streets. I recommend doing so if you care to mirror the setting inside this hotel. Hot, loud, and unbearable. Good luck.
Heart of Rome
The Hotel Campo de' Fiori was not the quietest nor the roomiest accommodation one could have but it was a wonderful first time introduction to Rome. From the market at street level to the 360 degree views at the rooftop patio this place exuded the antique charms of Rome. It is not quiet here but that's only because it is such a popular spot, both day & night; the market by day with everything from calms to clothing and the cafes & music by night. The breakfast was minimal for someone coming from the states but the coffee was good and the croissant hot. And there are plenty of places close by to eat a variety of meals. Also good wine shops. So to be honest this place is more about proximity than anything else. Walk to just about any main attraction.