Articles for Hotels

How to Hotel in Rome: Etiquette

How to Hotel in Rome: Etiquette April 8, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Linda Martinez,  of Rome’s The Beehive hotel, clarifies some Dos and Don’ts as a hotel guest. ~ Close your eyes and imagine 5,000 consecutive days of house guests, but not just one or two, more like fifty guests at any one time.  That’s just a glimpse into the past thirteen years...

Overnight Accomodation: Rome’s New Tourist Tax

Overnight Accomodation: Rome’s New Tourist Tax January 13, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Welcome to the second decade of Rome Y2K.  If the 2000s brought us common currency and stratified, entirely European prices for consumers goods and lodging (hint: Italy has grown out of its from the 20th century “traveler’s bargain” reputation), then the second decade of the 21st century...

Who’s That Girl? Enjoying Venice in Rome

Who’s That Girl?  Enjoying Venice in Rome September 1, 2010 | Events, Food, Hotels, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Last night, I wasn’t surprised when I walked past Natalie Portman* on via del Babuino, a posh shopping street in Rome’s historic center.  It was the day before the 67th Venice Film Festival where Portman’s film, Black Swan by director Darren Aronofsky would not just premiere but open...

How to Enjoy a Roman Sunset

How to Enjoy a Roman Sunset June 24, 2010 | Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
My favorite Must See for Rome is the view– any off-kilter perspective of the Eternal City while the sun lowers itself in the backdrop of the multi-domed panorama.  Preferably, I have a cool beverage in hand as I watch the tramonto coat the city in an incandescent pink haze.   With the hot weather...

Rome Rubbish? Trash Hotel at Castel Sant’Angelo

Rome Rubbish? Trash Hotel at Castel Sant’Angelo June 7, 2010 | Events, Hotels, What's New | Read More
Lately Rome has been getting trashed, but this time it is the Hotel Corona Save the Beach‘s (aka Trash Hotel) which ends its five-day vacation in the Eternal City today.  Made entirely of waste from the shores of Europe’s beaches (12 tons of plastic, tins and general crap that washes up),...

Choosing a hotel in Rome, Part I

Choosing a hotel in Rome, Part I May 3, 2010 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s not easy to choose a hotel in Rome, a city rich in every kind of lodging possible from hostels, convents and bed & breakfasts to luxury hotels and one-of-a-kind boutique apartments. To help you in your hotel search, you must follow identify what you like and where you want to be. First and...