It’s not easy to find reasonably priced, up-to-standard accommodations in Rome. The city is extremely popular with travelers and space is limited so there are a lot of dodgy, expensive hotels but few upgraded boutique hotels that don’t cost more than 200 EUR per night. That’s why I like Kame Hall, a four-room hotel in what’s possibly the best location in Rome: off the Piazza Mattei, which is famous for the Turtle Fountain. The hotel is only a few minutes from Trastevere, the Campo de Fiori, and the Pantheon. It is 20 minutes’ walking distance from the fabulous shopping area of the Via Condotti.
Kame Hall’s four rooms are located in a recently renovated building from the 1600s. It is on a tiny side street that has very little traffic or noise, a big plus in Rome. I once stayed on the Campo de Fiori in a pensione without air conditioning or fans, in early July, and although the view onto the Campo de Fiori was perfect, it was also extremely noisy and impossible at night.
So when I am in Rome, I make sure to choose an apartment or hotel on a side street, preferably not right next to a restaurant or bar. Kame Hall is, in this respect, ideal.
The rooms in Kame Hall are spacious, filled with light, and they have all the amenities that travelers expect: free Internet access (wired, not wireless, so if you own a Mac, you’ll have to turn on Internet sharing if you are traveling with a companion), air conditioning, mini-bar, a safe and TV. Bathrooms are modern and also very spacious, with strong water pressure. That means fantastic showers after a long day walking around in Rome.
Prices are reasonable. For a double room in October, I paid 160 EUR per night. Many hotels in Rome charge far more money but are run down, noisy, decrepit and unpleasant. So, Kame Hall is a gem in one of the best neighborhoods of Rome.
Via Paganica, 9
+39 06 68 13 55 68
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