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Hotel & best location in Rome

has anyone stayed at the convent Casa di Santa Brigida near the Campo de'Fiori? Sounded like a neat experience?
We will be in Rome for 4 nights. We have 5 in our family (3 teenagers) traveling with us in early July, so need 2 rooms & air conditioning & nice spot to relax. Thanks for your help!

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That is a hard recommendation for "best" location. Our preference (4 times) is within easy walking distance of Termini -- train station. Others prefer a more central location. For us it is the convenience of the train and the transportation hub for Rome but it is out of the central area. The hotels we use that area are Sonya, Aberdeen, & Contilia. All three stars, AC, and reasonably price. Good restaurants in the area and a little less touristy than some of the core. You can walk to the Vatican in an hour from that location.

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I agree with Frank about staying the Terminni area.You can easily walk to the hotel with luggage from the RR station and can walk to almost everything in Rome.I like Residence Adler.

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I have stayed in the Termini area and in Campo de Fiori and while Termini is fine, the experience of Campo de Fiori was wonderful and to me vastly superior. You are easy walking distance to everything and the market is wonderful.

I have not stayed at the place you mention. The only word of caution would be that it can be a very noisy area as the area immediately around the Campo is noisy until the small hours. Maybe a convent is located somewhere a bit quieter.

I have read that some convents have curfews so if this is likely to bother you - or the teenagers - perhaps check!

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I'm with Liz--I've stayed near Termini and near Campo dei Fiori. I liked being near Termini but loved being near Campo dei Fiori. Very atmospheric and romantic, and I loved being able to walk easily to most of the sites. The noise didn't bother us. We have friends who stayed in a convent in Rome (I don't know which one) and while it was servicable and well-located, it was very spartan, not even a TV, which wasn't so great for their teens. Instead of renting two rooms, have you considered an apartment?

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Thank you for all of your impute, very helpful.
I found a hotel by Campo de Fiori called Hotel Tentro de Pompeo that is an old theater converted to a hotel.
Has anyone stayed here?

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While most convents are quite inexpensive, that one is the exception. It costs as much as a nice hotel. It's supposed to be very nice, but if I were to spend that much money, I wouldn't be staying in a convent. And, it's said that the nuns that run the Casa di Santa Brigida are not very friendly. That's also an exception, but along with the high cost, I'd find other accomodations. The area is nice, but there are other hotels in that area too.

In a few weeks we'll be in Italy and have reserved stays in convents in Rome, Florence, and Venice. They are all relatively spartan, but safe, inexpensive, and centrally located. We don't plan to spend much time in a room, so why pay alot?

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i was in rome oct 24 for 5 days. found a private apartment in the piazza navona area. found it on freereservation.com
may be worth checking this website and see if you find something for your family. great travels and dont stress out. have a great trip