Planning a trip to Italy? Unless you're lucky enough to have family, you'll have to find accomodations. This series of articles focuses on Rome luxury hotels. On the way we describe multiple tourist attractions in the neighborhood. Each article includes beautiful photos of both a tourist attraction and the reviewed luxury hotels. Each hotel mentioned has a live link (we test them just prior to posting) to its English-language website. Keep coming back, we are adding new destinations all the time. Let's find a Colosseum, Rome luxury hotel.
The Colosseum area virtually defines central Rome, but it is a south central district. This area overflows with history; it was once the center of the Western world. You’ll find the Roman Forum and Caesar’s Forum when Julie wanted to make a statement. Of course there’s the Colosseum itself, home to countless slaughters of people and animals. Once it held lions, now it holds errant pussy cats. At least there are no more slaughters. But you will want to see it, and so you might consider lodging in the neighborhood. Don’t miss the Arch of Constantine, and to see how nature compares with us mere mortals, enjoy the Palatine Hill, preferred by Romulus. As you may well suspect, there is a museum, the Museo Palatino. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.
The Grand Hotel Palatino.
The four star Grand Hotel Palatino offers over 200 rooms including several suites and two restaurants, a bar and lounge, and several meeting rooms. There is access for the disabled. The top floor has executive rooms with private balconies. The hotel address is Via Cavour, 213/M - 00184 – Rome. The Grand Hotel Palatino website is www.hotelpalatino.com.
The Hotel Gladiatori Palazzo Manfredi.
The five-star Gladiatori Palazzo Manfredi offers only 17 rooms and some suites so you may have to reserve well in advance. The terrace has been used as a TV and movie set. The hotel is built on a site where gladiators were housed in the days when the Colosseum housed lions. Stay in a suite and you get tickets for the Colosseum as well as breakfast. The property is non-smoking. The hotel address is Via Labicana, 125 - 00184 - Rome. The Hotel Gladiatori Palazzo Manfredi website is http://www.hotelgladiatori.it/And wherever you go and whatever you do, check out the fine Latium or other Italian wines.
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