Has anyone booked a rome hotel with the overbooking formula? You get a discounted rate, but when you arrive, if they are overbooked, they drive you to one of the other properties. They say all their hotels are in central rome. I am just worried thatI might get moved to a hotel that is out of the way from the places I want to see. I booked at one in the via firenze are. The hotels all look comparable that I might be moved to, but I am worried about the location in another area of Rome. Comments?
WE, too, used the overbooking offer over the past Christmas holiday season, with The Hotel Americana Nardizzi. We got to stay in the rooms we had reserved, and enjoyed a very nice hotel for the unbelievable amount of 55 EUR a night (when many other hotels were substantially raising their rates for the holidays. It was a gamble that paid off in great savings for us. I didn't try this, but I wonder if you emailed them and asked them which other hotels they deal with, if they would give you a list. It's worth a try!
I can't comment on theoverbooking formula, but I can endorse Americana Nardizzi. I stayed there last fall (full rate customer) and was glad to find a hotel in walking distance of the train station after flying to Italy from CA. Staff was friendly and spoke english well.
forget the hotels!!! try a website called cross-pollinate. It's run by an american couple living in rome and they have an office there as well. They have B&B's and apartments and they are very reasonable. You are dealing with americans and they are great to deal with. Just type in cross-pollinate and the web site will pop up. they have places in rome, florence and venice.
I just booked a room at the Hotel Nardizzi Americana's using the overbooking formula. I am arriving July 18th. I had the same concerns, but I believe most of the hotels are within the same area.