Via Cola Di Rienzo 243, Rome, Italy
Doubles from: $86 to $179
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Situated slap-bang in the heart of the Cola di Rienzo shopping zone, the friendly Hotel Florida is a two-star delight offering a convenient location and modern, streamlined rooms.
Pros: Fantastic location. Friendly, helpful staff. Clean, modern rooms.
Cons: Rooms and bathrooms are quite small. Area can be touristy (and pricey). No Internet access.
The Hotel Florida is situated in a historic building with some quirky touches, and It’s professional, unfussy and neat as a pin. The elevator is an old-fashioned cage number that only holds three people, and although the entrance looks a bit dingy next to the sleek shops next door, the hotel itself, however, is well-ordered and spic-and-span. The 18 guest rooms at the Hotel Florida are small but equipped with air conditioning, a flat screen TV and a minibar. “Standard” rooms, located on the second floor near the reception and breakfast areas, have a vintage feel, with a small writing desk and heavy, regal-feeling bedding and curtains. The Florida’s third-floor “superior” rooms, on the other hand, are sleek and contemporary, done up in cool gray bed coverings gray against slick black headboards and stark white walls. They also offer a safe and telephone in addition to the amenities included in the standard rooms.
All rooms at the Hotel Florida have private bathrooms outfitted with a hair dryer and toiletries. Burnt-orange tiling lends a 1970s feel to the standard bathrooms, which are teensy yet immaculate. Like their corresponding rooms, superior bathrooms are updated with a more contemporary look (and features). They are also slightly more spacious.
Breakfast can be purchased for an additional €5 per person. It is served on the bar area of an open, minimally furnished area adjacent to the reception. With a bit of artwork, a flat-screen TV and a small sofa and desk huddled in the corner, this space also functions as a sort of makeshift lounge. It’s fine, but not terribly cozy.
Note that the Hotel Florida does not offer Internet access.
The Hotel Florida may be a two-star hotel, but it boasts a terrific five-star location. The historical building is tucked between storefronts on Via Cola Di Rienzo, a bustling lane jam-packed with shops, restaurants and even an indoor market.
The Vatican and Prati neighborhoods are chock-full of restaurants, but these tend to cater to foreign tourists (read: high prices). There is also little to no nightlife around these parts. Still, the area is safe, bursting with things to buy and convenient to most of Rome’s major tourist attractions.
Metro: The Hotel Florida is about a five-minute walk from the Ottiaviano stop on Metro line A. (But we recommend hopping off a stop earlier at Lepanto to pick up a gelato for the 10- to 15-minute walk home. Gelarmony on Via Marcantonio Colonna, 34 makes their own Sicilian gelato with seasonal fruits. Yum!)
Bus: The “Cola Di Rienzo – Terenzio” bus stop is located right in front of the hotel. Read more about public transportation in Rome.
Fiumcino: To reach the Hotel Florida from Fiumcino, take the Leonardo Express (departs every 30 minutes) to Termini Station and from there catch the Metro line A to Ottiaviano.
Ciampino: The easiest way to reach Rome from Ciampino is by bus. Terravision offers a service from the airport to Termini, about a 40-minute journey. At Termini, take the Metro or bus to the hotel.
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Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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About the Hotel Florida neighborhood
Located across the Tiber River, the Vatican and Prati are unquestionably majestic. St. Peter's Basilica is the focal point of the Vatican, which is the world's only neighborhood that's also a nation. The Vatican and Prati area is pleasant, with tree-lined streets, wide boulevards, and newer buildings. This is a great area to stay, as hotel rates are often lower, hotel rooms bigger, and nights quieter than in other Roman neighborhoods. The area is two stops on the subway from Piazza di Spagna.