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Hotel della Torre Argentina

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Hotel della Torre Argentina Rome

ABOVE: The Hotel della Torre Argentina faces the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, a major thoroughfare and bus route in Rome's historic center.

When I made a short solo trip to Rome a while back, I searched the Web site of our booking partner, Venere, to find a hotel that met several criteria:

  • It had to be convenient to the Centro Storico, the Vatican, and the Tiber River;

  • The price had to be reasonable;

  • Free Internet access was a must;

  • I wanted to be near a railroad station with good connections to Fiumicino Airport and the Civitavecchia cruise port;

  • I preferred a hotel with high guest ratings from Venere (whose user reviews are written by paying guests, not marketing agencies or hoteliers posing as customers).

Hotel della Torre Argentina mosaic signA number of hotels met my criteria, but the most convenient choice for my purposes was the Hotel della Torre Argentina, which is located on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II next to the Largo di Torre Argentina--a square with extensive Roman ruins, a cat sanctuary (see photo below), and a tram line that runs directly to Trastevere Station.

Cat at Torre Argentina Cat SanctuaryI booked a single room, which turned out to be a double at a steeply-discounted price. The room wasn't huge, but it was big enough, with a traditional decor, a comfortable bed, a sleek modern bathroom, and air conditioning. Internet access was via an Ethernet cable in the room or Wi-Fi in the hotel's cheerful lobby, where there were plenty of couches to sit on and free Italian newspapers to read.

Hotel della Torre Argentina breakfast tablesBreakfast was included in the room rate. It consisted of a generous buffet that was served in a vaulted cellar breakfast room.

I spent three nights at the Hotel della Torre Argentina, and I had no complaints or problems during my stay. (I was especially pleased that the hotel permitted check-in at any time after noon, which meant I didn't have to kill time by wandering around the city in a daze after an overnight flight.)

How to book:

I reserved my room through the Hotel della Torre Argentina pages at Venere, Italy's leading hotel consolidator. Venere is our booking partner, and it typically offers big discounts off the hotel's official rates.

For captioned photos of the hotel, go to page 2 of this article.

Next page: More photos of the Hotel della Argentina


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