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Have you stayed at any of the following accommodations in Rome?

This is the hard part. Wanted... the good, the bad and the ugly! Locations appear to be central.
Daphne Inn (Trevi or Veneto)
Albrego Santa Ciara
Hotel due Torri
Hotel Fontana
Hotel Abergeen
There are 3 on us which may limit me at booking time but was hoping to form a starting order. Would even consider a nicely appointed, clean apartment with a comfortable bed at someones recommendation for we will be booking for a minimum of 7 nights.
Any and all experiences/suggestions, please!
Thank you very much,

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If you mean Hotel Aberdeen -- it was very nice. As is the Sonya

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Hotel Aberdeen was good basic room. nothing fancy, quiet, several Government buildings on the street, so the security with submachine guns was a little shock, but hey, it was safe. Staff was helpful. Best part was a little grocery/deli type store nearby, wife still raves about the pizza to go from there.

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My wife and I would never stay anywhere but the Aberdeen and we can easily afford the Grand or the Hassler if we wanted. The owners/staff are lovely and very knowledgable. It has all the conveniences, restaurants, Metro, busses, good walking distances to all the central places, grocery stores, etc. It is safe because the building across the street is the Defense building.

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Ann, we've stayed at the Hotel Aberdeen, as have several relatives at a different time. All of us have found the staff to be very helpful, the breakfasts (included in price) very good, and the hotel rooms to be clean and convenient. The location isn't far from the main train station and is very close to a Roman police station, which makes it a very secure location. The subway is also within easy walking distance. I'll stay there again when in Rome next time.

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Ann, we rented a wonderful apt. in the Veneto area for $US 100/ nite thru # 13150) We have used VRBO for rentals thruout the world, and have always been very pleased.

Our apt was on two express bus routes, and overlooked a river and park. We had two balconys to enjoy the view. The local stores, restaurants and shops were fantastic. One of the owners met us at the train stop (1/2 block from the apt), and took us to the apt, gave us a complete "lowdown" of all the info we would need, plus a great guest book with more info.

If you would like more info or pics, send me a PM.

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Three of us stayed at Santa Chiara for 4 days in June. We were very impressed with the elegance, comfort, and assistance. The breakfast is absolutely incredible. It is behind the Pantheon which was a perfect location for sights and restaurants.

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Anne, I stayed at Santa Ciara last October. We had a quad room. Very spacious and I second that breakfast was very good. The location is great, just ask for a quiet room because there are plenty of people in the piazza by the Patheon in the wee hours of the morning. Very comfortable, very clean. I've stayed in Rome before and other hotels in Italy. Santa Ciara as my taxi driver said is decent. I found the staff accomodating, but they weren't super friendly. They weren't rude or disrespectful, just reserved. My favorite place in Rome is Residenza Cellini. One of Rick Steve's favorites as well!