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Accommodation

I’m often asked about accommodation nearby the studio. Here are some of the best ones I can recommend.

Il Covo Bed & Breakfast

Via del Boschetto 91
06 481 5871
www.bbilcovo.com

Located in trendy “Monti” and right near the Colosseum, this B&B is best suited to young travelers. Monti (true to it’s name) is a hilly area, its streets lined with boutiques, cool bars and Sushi and Indian restaurants which give it a fun atmosphere. The rooms are large and the décor is very nice. All rooms have a private bathroom. Breakfast is not served on the premises, but in the owner’s popular cafè in the nearby piazza. You can have your cappuccino and croissant while you people watch!

Double rooms are 90 euros a night in the high season (summer). It is quite a hike to walk to the studio from Monti but the #117 bus can take you directly there and directly back, which is a rare thing in Rome.

Hotel Panda

Via della Croce, 35
06 678 0179
www.hotelpanda.it

This is the closest reasonably priced hotel near the studio (a five minute walk). The rooms are sparsely furnished but clean, and the staff are friendly. It can’t be beaten for location or price. A double bedroom with en suite is 108 euros in the high season. There should be a reduction for a weekly or monthly rate. Take a look at the web site… that’s an experience in itself!

Hotel Mozart

Via dei Greci, 23/B
06 36001915
www.hotelmozart.com

A few blocks north of Hotel Panda, but worlds away in quality, is Hotel Mozart. A workshop student from Australia stayed here recently and was very happy. Breakfast is more than the usual croissant and coffee and there is a balcony with lovely views and a bar serving food. All rooms have a bathroom and summer rates are 167 euros for a single and 238 for a double. Discounts will be given for weekly or monthly stays.

Istituto “Il Rosario”

Delle Suore di Carità Domenicane della Presentazione
Via Sant’Agata dei Goti 10
06 679 2346

Ever wanted to stay in a convent? Well now is your chance! Another workshop student stayed here recently and apart from the 11pm curfew, she had a great time. You don’t need to be religious and the nuns will even rent out rooms to families. As you can imagine, the facilities are basic, but so is the price. My student paid 70 euros a night but it was low season. As with Il Covo B&B, the convent is in Monti and is very close to the Colosseum. You can get to and from the studio by using the 117 bus.

Apartments

Roma Rentals

www.romarentals.net

This is an agency that offers both long and short term rentals. They have a huge selection to choose from, many in the hotspots of Rome such as the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. I’ve had two students that have rented from them and both were a little disappointed, mainly because the apartment didn’t look like the photos. This wouldn’t stop me from using them again though, but I would take this into consideration and be very careful in the questions you ask, and your final selection. From my experience they will come down a little on the quoted price (as with most things in Rome).

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