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Navona: Argentina Residenza Town House Suite

Via di Torre Argentina 47

Reviewed by: GailS from MA, review #2081

When: September 2007

Just so-so and did not have confirmed room type available.

We booked the room through Venere.com and got a confirmation for a suite. When we arrived the person at the front desk immediately asked us if we had received all of the emails they had sent about the problem with our room. Although we had arrived from the States that day we knew we had not received any email up to the point we left. We initially thought that they may have no room available but it found that the problem was that there was only a small room available.

We stayed in room #1. The bathroom was clean and the shower good but the carpet in the room was stained and the curtains and bedspread were not very clean. There was quite a bit of street noise at night.

The breakfast was good and internet access was available in the lobby for a fee (more than the nearby Internet Point). It is in a very convenient location but overall a mixed bag. We would not stay there again. We paid 167 euro/night.

Reviewed by: Shirleya53 from TX, review #1901

When: May 2007

A very secure boutique hotel.

We stayed here for four nights the second week of May. The room was a good size for the two of us. A good location in the Largo Argentina area. The tram stops right in front of the building and the bus line to almost anywhere is about a block away.

It is part of an old "palace" and the building is used by several boutique hotels and businesses. The security is great. The six rooms of the hotel are on the third floor of this building and you have to be buzzed in to open the gate. At night, they lock the outer doors to the street and you have to be buzzed in, too.

They have free internet with ethernet direct connect in the room. It is nice when you have your own laptop.

Dislikes: Could have used larger wattage in lightbulbs. Also would have liked a more varied breakfast; it was the same choices everyday.

Reviewed by: Paul from Boston from MA, review #1290

When: September 2005

Great "boutique" hotel right on Largo Argentina. Excellent location, and quiet. {3 stars}

We stayed here our first night in Italy, using it as our "crash pad" after flying over from the US. The location couldn't have been better. Although it's right on Largo Argentina, it's set back in a courtyard, so that the noise of the street & the trams is very minimized.

The hotel is in an 18th century building, and there are only 6 rooms. It's on the 3rd (Italian) floor with an elevator. Once upstairs, it's very, very quiet and peaceful. The rooms are all off of the lobby, and there's comfortable seating in the lobby, as well as a PC with an Internet connection. Breakfast is served in the lobby.

The room was good sized and quite comfortable. In fact, the bed was so comfortable and the room so quiet that we overslept and woke up at 10 AM! Fortunately, there was still food & coffee avaiable from breakfast, so we were able to shower, dress, eat & leave. They kindly let us stay a little longer until we got everything out of the room.

The location was terrific. You are no more than 7 minutes from Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona or the Pantheon. There are loads of restaurants within a short walk - the only problem is that there are so many to choose from! If you want to venture further, there's a large taxi stand almost across the street.

The people who ran the hotel were very nice. I reserved directly with them through their website, and we communicated via email. There was no problem with the reservation at all, and they were expecting us when we arrived.

I think that I found this property on the SlowTalk forum, and I'm glad that I did. We really liked this hotel, and will definitely return when we need a place to stay in Rome. I have no hesitation to recommend this hotel to everyone.

This review is the opinion of a Slow Travel member and not of slowtrav.com.

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