However, upon looking this time, I did not manage to secure a deal and was forced to look somewhere else.
This is how I ended up at Hotel Azzurra and I can honestly say that I am happy with how things turned up.
Accommodation ran pretty high in Rome for that period of time and I was not in the mood for grabbing a cheap hotel in an area far away from Fontana di Trevi and Piazza Navona or the Spanish Steps.
So I kept looking daily over deals, offers and the minute I was OK with the hotel location/price I booked the room and paid it all in advance.
Well, funny thing is that between my former hotel and Azzura there are about 40 metres so yes, the location is excellent.
So close to main sites like Fontana di Trevi or the Spanish Steps and under 2 kilometers for The Collosseum or Castel Sant’Angelo, this location is perfect.
Word of advice: in October 2019 the metro stop Barberini(which is about 200-250 meters away from the hotel) was closed so I had to stop in Piazza Spagna and walk from there to the hotel(about 800-900 meters away).
Now for a fun fact, there are 3 hotels in that building so you’ll have to be careful which elevator you are calling down.
Really great. Only good words for the entire staff. Helpful, smiling, we were really satisfied with how things were handled, ease of payment, etc.
Our room was small but I think they have bigger rooms also.
We managed just fine and one thing I can tell you for sure is that the room is spotlessly clean. And so is the bathroom. Towels are changed every day, bed is made, all very clean and this is one thing I really came to appreciate during my travels. This and hot water. Of which the hotel always had plenty.
There is a very light breakfast in the morning. A croissant and a coffee but it beats nothing and you can always go for another one if you are really hungry.
All in all I really enjoyed this place and just like in the case of my first accommodation in Rome, if I ever plan to visit this amazing city again, I will take both options into consideration.
I know I said this before but I can’t stress it enough. Pick an accommodation that is close to where you will be spending most of your time. Pick an accommodation that allows you to relax and unwind in the evening near a nice spot or near some good restaurants.
You can’t imagine how good it feels, after a full day of walking, to get out of the hotel, walk for 300 meters, grab an ice cream or a glass of wine and just stare at the Fontana di Trevi.
I could have gotten a cheaper deal for 150 Eur but since we were a couple and we were staying for 5 days I just thought that reaching the Fontana in 2 minutes and paying 150 euro more is better than having to walk for 2 kilometers per way and saving that money.
Sometimes, it really pays off to pay more.