Favorites in Europe
Located east of San Marco and beyond Cannaregio
is a quiet residential area away from the tourist
hordes of Venice.
Ponte dellíAnzelo 5310, 30122. Tel:
041-5285551. (24 rooms., 22 w/toilet & bath
or shower.) Price:
155,000-195,000L double; 260,000L triple. Breakfast
(8:30-9:30am) is included in the rates &
cannot be deducted. Cash only. English is spoken
in this beautiful charming hotel w/beautifully
furnished bright modern rooms, marble staircase,
#27 is huge w/view of canal & wood-beamed
ceiling, #4 is small but has 2 windows w/view
of the canal & wood-beamed ceiling, #8 has
2 windows that overlook the canal, nice floors,
central heating, quiet location, no elevator,
4 floors. Located on a delightful side of a
canal at the junction of 3 canals where you
can watch the gondolas go by. Owned and managed
by Sandro Nart who is a wonderful and charming
doctor of medicine. (Closed mid-Nov.-Jan.)
Piazza Navona, ROME,
This is a great, safe, fascinating, medieval
historic area to stay and explore on foot.
Piazza San Pantaleo 3, 1st fl., 00186. Tel:
06-6869265. (16 rooms, 14 w/toilet & bath
or shower.) Price:
105,000-125,000L (54-64E) single;
145,000-185,000L (74-95E) double; 200,000L (103E)
triple. Buffet breakfast is included in the
rates. Cash only. English spoken (Serena &
Victorio), satellite TV w/English channel, grand
small 19th-century hotel w/simply furnished
large airy bright comfortable rooms, nice floors,
the best rooms are on the 5th floor (#13-19)
which are beautiful, newly renovated & are
air-conditioned, #11 has a wonderful view w/private
bathroom in the hall, marble floors in hallway,
hair driers, double-paned windows, central heating,
magnificent entrance, marble stairs, terrace,
elevator, 2 floors.
14e Arrondissement, PARIS,
Left Bank-- this area around blvd. du Montparnasse
tends to be lower in price and filled with the
energy of young students and their professors.
4, rue du Parc Montsouris.
Tel: 0145890972. Fax:
0145809272. (35 rooms, all w/toilet & bath
or shower.) Price:
330-390 francs single; 330/390/440 francs double;
440/500 francs triple/quad. Breakfast (7am)
at 30Fpp and can be served in the room. Visa,
MC, AX. English spoken, clean, direct-dial phone,
cable TV, great hotel, completely renovated
villa, soundproofed comfortable rooms. w/classic
decor, #633 is the best room in the house, quiet,
A very classy neighborhood, located 10 minutes
from the Ramblas activity. The famous "La
Sagrada Familia" is located here.
Passeig de Gracia 32, 4th fl., 08007. Tel:
4880162/4881789. (16 rooms, 7 w/toilet &
bath or shower.) Price:
3,500 pesetas single (w/sinks only); 6,100-7,100
pesetas double; 9,500 pesetas triple; 12,500
pesetas quad. Children under 5 free. No breakfast
served. Cash only. English spoken, This is a
nice old building. w/large comfortable old rooms,
most are renovated w/modern bathrooms, rooms
vary in size, #1 is pretty, sunny and has a
great view, elevator, 1 floor. This is the cheapest
hotel on this famous, elegant street.
This is an excellent location if you are here
for the "running of the bulls."
Plaza del Castillo 1. Tel:
211566. (67 rooms, 30 w/toilet & bath or
4,900 pesetas single; 7,900/8,400 pesetas double;
11,000 pesetas triple. Breakfast (8-10am) at
850 pesetas pp & can be served in the room.
Visa, MC, AX, DC. Limited English spoken (Raphael
& Fernando), direct-dial phone, some suites,
huge old elegant pink hotel w/high-ceilinged
renovated rooms & old-fashioned furnishings,
39 rooms, w/balconies overlooking the street,
#217 (because Ernest Hemingway stayed here)
& #405 are the best, elevator, 4 floors.
There are 7 rooms that are similar to #217 with
the old elegance decor and hanging chandelier.