When in Rome: Top 10 Hotels for the Business Traveler in Italy
For the traveler set to explore Italy, either for business or pleasure, the first item you want to confirm is where you’ll be resting your weary head at night. Our forum of experts asked your opinion of the best places to stay in Italy, and formed a list of our clients’ top 10 hotels based on the responses. Check out the winners, click through to their websites to book a reservation, then start reviewing your Italian before saying “Bongiorno” to this beautiful country!
10. Michelangelo Hotel
This is a standard hotel with all of the basic amenities. It’s likely the best price for the quality of service that you’ll be receiving. Each room has its own mini-bar, jetted bathtub, and free Wi-Fi. The rooms are simply decorated, but for someone just stopping through Milan on business, Michelangelo Hotel may just be your best bet.
9. Palazzo Alabardieri
It’s inexpensive, clean, and with roundly positive reviews from past guests. Palazzo Alabardieri is a favorable pick in the heart of Naples, Italy. It’s located in a particularly nice part of the city on a pleasant cobblestoned street. Enjoy a caffé while looking out over the city center. A night here will only cost you about $180.
8. Residence La Contessina
Taking into account price, location, service, and cleanliness, Residence La Contessina is quite possibly the most promising option available in Florence. It will cost you less than a couple hundred bucks, the staff is friendly, and the rooms are nice. Also, the breakfast is especially tasty here.
7. Hotel Domus Praetoria
You’ll be blocks from Castro Pretorio Metro and walking distance from Termini Station. You’ll be only a few subway stops away from the Coliseum and the Vatican. The rooms are comfy and affordable and there is 24-hour reception. The hotel is located on the third floor of a cool historical building. Hotel Domus Praetoria in Rome is a good choice for a traveler on a budget.
6. Ca’ Bragadin Carabba
This hotel is located only a few minutes from the Rialto Bridge in Venice. It’s not your average huge hotel with hundreds of guests flowing through each day. It is a relatively small place with a traditional feel to it. It’s a little hard to find but with good directions it should be no problem. Ca’ Bragadin Carabba is an excellent choice for someone looking for a change of pace from the average commercial hotel.
5. Boscolo Exedra Roma
Say hello to true Italian luxury in the historical city of Rome. Decorated with picturesque Italian sculptures and high ceilings, Boscolo Exedra Roma has a lavish yet warm ambience. This hotel also takes much pride in its exceptionally attentive service. Definitely the kind of place you want to end your day in.
4. Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal
Located conveniently close to St. Marks Square, which is the city center of Venice, Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal is a perfect resting place for those stopping through on business excursions. Eat breakfast on the balcony as gondolas pass beneath you. You will be walking-distance from most of the tourist attractions and the staff will be friendly and responsive to your needs.
3. Bauer Il Palazzo
If you’re company is looking to set you up nicely in your trip to Italy, then five star hotel Bauer Il Palazzo is definitely the place you want to wish for. Its beyond-beautiful 19th century architecture will make you feel like royalty. Just keep in mind that a midweek stay at a hotel like this may run you a cool 600 dollars.
2. Antica Locanda dei Mercanti
It is an affordable resting place but still has its luxurious appeal. It is located in the northern Italian city of Milan and it stands out from its competitors in the variety in décor between rooms. Each of the Antica Locanda dei Mercanti rooms has its own unique feel to it, each of which is cozy and welcoming. All rooms have personal balconies, which is an additional plus.
1. Monsignor Della Casa Country Resort & Spa
If you’re looking for escape, look no further. Even if you’re away on business, at the end of the day, you’ll probably want to kick back and enjoy the fresh Italian air. Located in the region of Tuscany in the province of Florence, you will find one of the most luxurious countryside villas that Italy has to offer. Excellent service, a welcoming pool, and a beautiful green landscape make Monsignor Della Casa a solid pick for well funded business travelers. The only setback is that if you are doing business in the city of Florence, you’ll have a bit of a commute when you return back to your room at night.
Be it Milan, Tuscany, Florence, or Rome itself, you’ll want a good grasp of the Italian language before setting off for The Boot. Test your Italian skills with a free online Italian level test, and contact Language Trainers to further progress your studies before traveling abroad. Buon viaggio!