Jump to content
Hotel recommendations for London, Rome and Venice?
16 replies to this topic
Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:23 AM
Anyone got any hotel recommendations for London, Rome or Venice?
We don't want anything too flash just a bed, tv and own bathroom. Also prefer to have daily breakfast.
There will be DH and I and DS will be 2y8m and DD 11 months.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:30 AM
My friend and I got a great deal on a hotel in Venice Mestre - It was actually a brothel!
Think they were down on girls so had decided to rent out a few rooms for the 'whole night' instead of by the hour! Everyone was very friendly though..
Our experience aside - it is WAY cheaper to stay there than on the island itself, obviously not as pretty by a long shot but if you are worried about your budget it will save you a ton.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:43 AM
In Rome we stayed in Hotel Traiano. It was very centrally situated, we walked to all the sights although the Vatican was a bit of a hike. The room was nothing special, but we did have our own bathroom, a portacot was provided for our 18mo and a single bed for our 3yo and breakfast was included. I'd stay there again. I wouldn't recommend walking there from the train station with all your luggage and two small children in pouring rain though.
Haven't been to Venice so can't comment there, and we rented a flat in London.
Enjoy your trip.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:57 PM
Thanks everyone, I'll check those places out
Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:55 PM
We stayed here in Rome many moons ago. http://www.the-beehive.com/rooms-and-rates...#33;prettyPhoto
Was inexpensive, quiet and convenient. Read up on the latest reviews.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:27 AM
In Venice we stayed in Locanda Ca'Amadi...right on the canals and was reasonably priced when we stayed. i would recommend staying on Venice itself, it is a very different experience wandering around late at night once all of the cruise ships and day trippers have left.
In London I have stayed in many hotels from The Waldorf to various Travelodges...to be honest book a Travelodge in advance and get rooms for 30 pounds - spend the change on meals and shopping!
Edited by knickerless, 28 February 2013 - 02:28 AM.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:12 PM
In London - Harrington apartments in Sth Kensington. Fantastic location. It is not cheap but you are in zone 1 so will save $$ on travel costs, also you can eat in your apartment for breakfast. So rather than having breakfast included just get a few supplies and eat in. Hyde Pk is walking distance. Free museums are all a stones throw away.
Whatever you book, cross check everything on tripadvisor.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:17 PM
I stayed at Rialto hotel and it was charming. Leonardo da vinci hotel in rome was comfortable but staff were extremely rude but it was a good location near the vatican.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:25 PM
In London last year we stayed at Grand Plaza Serviced Apartmets in Bayswater. Excellent location, very close to two tube lines (5mins walk), Hyde Park, Notting Hill, etc. It was about aud$200/night (booked through Agoda) and there was plenty of room for my DH, me and our 6mo (in a cot) and we had a fridge and kitchenette and bath/shower. They have a laundry downstairs which was so handy when travelling with kids! Hotel corridors are a bit of a maze (my experience both time in London hotels though).
Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:34 PM
In Venice we used the website Views on Venice and stayed in a canal apartment in the Zaterre area. I would stay there again. We stayed in Ca'Canaletto. I think they have a five night minimum.
It was close to Academia and was just that little bit out of the crush of San Marco and the Rialto areas which are busy busy busy.
Rome was a debacle for us - our accommodation was double booked and we happened to be in Rome on the busiest weekend of the year. Oh my. I can't recommend where we stayed.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:14 PM
Thanks everyone . I'll check these places out.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:21 PM
I'd suggest any Premier Inn in London. Good facilities, not fancy but all do breakfast.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Women shoulder the time-intensive and routine tasks - and they're also more likely to do the least enjoyable tasks like scrubbing the toilets versus washing the car.
Does giving children food as a reward turn them into emotional eaters?
Two photos of mums have shown the world the physical impact of exhaustion in all its frazzled glory.
Pregnancy announcement videos have become so popular they're becoming businesses all their own, with YouTube compilations, Pinterest pages and morning television segments.
It's an idea that makes some people feel excited, while others shudder at the increased difficulty.
A terrifying car crash that left Danni Bett lying in hospital in a neck-brace wasn't enough to stop her from breastfeeding.
A Welsh couple have realised their newborn has a striking resemblance to a certain celebrity chef.
An adorable toddler and his toy truck in a photo series that'll melt your heart.
I want my children to grow up and know it's okay to feel strong emotion and to display it. Vulnerability and imperfection do not equal weakness.
For your own husband's parents not to come to your wedding is an utter embarrassment.
A teenage boy has undergone surgery to remove a foetus, complete with hair, legs, hands and genitals, removed from his stomach.
Even one-year-olds can be very exploratory, experimental and creative.
The short and long term consequences of controlled crying are under the spotlight with new Australian research suggesting no harm results from the practice.
If the tooth fairy takes teeth away, it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.
Three-year-old Henry died in February this year, just a few hours after falling ill.
A Saudi man has been arrested after shooting the male obstetrician who delievered his baby because he was unhappy the doctor had seen his wife naked.
First, baby Zyla tried her trick on cushy, beige carpet.
How often have you been told "Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep"? But does it work?
She might be a Hollywood superstar, but the gorgeous Anne Hathaway feels just as self-conscious as other new mums trying to get back in shape after having a baby.
In a moving 3000-word Facebook post, Dan Majesky has shared a painful journey of infertility, with a big surprise at the end.
Facebook has come under fire after banning an ad featuring Tess Holliday, a plus-sized model, wearing a bikini.
It was a moment filled with joy but tinged with sadness.
Top 5 Articles
Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.
A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.
Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago
To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.
Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.
There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.
When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.
All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.
Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.
Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.
What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.
From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.
Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.
Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.
After children, 'me time' looks a little different.
A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.
It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time
Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.