Finding a Bargain Bed in Europe
Last week, we suggested alternative lodgings in Europe that were affordable but also had some whimsy and character. Now, our readers offer their recommendations on where to catch some shut-eye across the Atlantic.
Il Milograno (13 C. da Fonte Trufo, 011-39-0735-72371, http:/
Jessica Sapalio, Springfield
We stayed in Venice at the Hotel American Dinesen (628 Accademia, 011-39-041-520-4733, http:/
In Florence, we stayed at San Gallo Palace (2 Via Lorenzo Il Magnifico, 011-39-055-463-871, http:/
Paula Miller, Kitty Hawk, N.C.
Last summer, I stayed at Il Rosario Convent (10 Via Sant'Agata dei Goti, 011-39-6-679-2346; from $127) in Rome. The convent was very clean and within easy walking distance of the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, etc. The rooms are rather spartan, but there is a lovely garden and a good breakfast (included). Some of the sisters spoke English. As usual with convents, the doors were closed at 11 p.m.
Bob Giannett, Adelphi
In Paris, try furnished apartments. I have used Rental France.com (011-33-6-1465-0933, http:/
Tom Regan, Adelphi
I found Hotel de la Place du Louvre (21 Rue des Pretres St. Germain l'Auxerrois, 011-33-1-4233-7868, http:/
Dominique Rychlik, Bethesda
My wife and I just returned from a 16-day trip to Spain and France, with 11 of those days spent in "cheaper" (hostels and bed-and-breakfasts) accommodations. In Madrid, we stayed for two nights at the Hostal Adria Santa Ana (Calle Nunez de Arce, 011-34-91-521-1339, http:/
In Seville, we spent four nights at Hotel Puerta de Sevilla (2 Puerta de la Carne, 011-34-954-987-270, http:/
Brian W. Conway, Alexandria
I nominate the architecturally beautiful, friendly and impeccably clean Zajazd Josef Pension (305 Albrechtice Jizerskych horach, 011-420-483-381-538). Located outside rural Witow in Poland and adjacent to Tatra National Park, it seemed to magically appear out of nowhere, just as a friend and I were about to run out of steam after cycling through the Tatras Mountains of Slovakia and into Poland.
In October 2005, we stayed there for about $23, which included dinner with beer, a full breakfast and spacious, private en-suite rooms with TV.
David French, Alexandria