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I have read quite a few posts about people asking for hotels near the port and everyone says stay in Rome.   However, I do want to spend the night before the cruise in that area but can’t find any suggestions for hotels 

 

Has anyone stayed at a hotel close to the port?    Walking distance type thing?

 

I have read some of the hotels are going downhill but would still like some options 

 

thank you all

 

Kim

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The port entrance where you get the free bus to your ship is at Via Prato del Turco 3 so I would start looking as close to there as possible if you're planning to walk from the hotel to the port.

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I cannot recommend Hotel Traghetto highly enough.  It is right across the street from the free port shuttle, and there is an amazing pizza place next door.  I will be taking the train in from Venice the day before my cruise departs and will be staying here for my 2nd time.  Email the hotel directly (Giuseppe is the owner) and book through him.  If you're only 2 people, you might even get the room with the massive terrace balcony and will get an incredible view of the ships in port.

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We have booked Hotel Traghetto for 2 nights before our cruise in 2022.

I emailed the hotel directly, and had quick response from Giuseppe, plus better price including breakfast than the big hotel booking sites offered.

It’s location to the cruise port shuttle can’t be beat!

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On 7/10/2021 at 2:19 PM, lasekeye said:

We have booked Hotel Traghetto for 2 nights before our cruise in 2022.

I emailed the hotel directly, and had quick response from Giuseppe, plus better price including breakfast than the big hotel booking sites offered.

It’s location to the cruise port shuttle can’t be beat!

How much is the cruise port shuttle and what hours does it run?  Is there much to see around the hotel?

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41 minutes ago, lasekeye said:

The shuttle I’m talking about is just from the town of Civitavecchia to the ship…..not from Rome.

Right and I knew that. I am trying to decide if we should stay in Rome or near the port.

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6 hours ago, midwestchick said:

Right and I knew that. I am trying to decide if we should stay in Rome or near the port.

Keep in mind that everything I post is based on what existed prior to COVID.  The shuttle bus runs from the small bus terminal/transfer place located at Largo della Pace.  The buses from that location are free and will take you (and luggage) directly to the pier for your ship.  There is also a shuttle bus that leaves from across the street of the train station that will take you to the Largo della Pace, but you do have to pay a small fee (it might be about 2 Euros) for that bus.  There used to be a pause in shuttle operations around lunch time (keep in mind you are in Italy).  These shuttles only matter if you decide to take the train from Rome (or anywhere else) to Civitavecchia.

 

We have usually suggested that folks arriving a day (or more) early spend their night in Rome.  Even if you arrive the morning prior to your cruise, you can probably get into a Rome hotel by early afternoon and get the better part of the day to enjoy Rome and its many restaurants.  While you could certainly spend a pre cruise night in Civitavecchia (we have done this a few times) it is no Rome!  There are some OK hotels in Civitavecchia and restaurants but I would emphasize it is nothing like spending an evening in Rome,   If you do spend the night in Rome, then we would suggest arranging a private transfer (a taxi is another option) to the port.  Your private transfer or taxi should be able to take you directly to your pier (of the new cruise terminal if your ship is docked at that port location) thus avoiding the hassles with the shuttles.   We can recommend Romecabs.com or Romeinlimo.com as two very reputable companies that can provide transfer service.  

 

I hope all this detail is helpful.  Also keep in mind that if you take the train between Rome and Civitavecchia you may well arrive at a track that would require you to go down a long stairway, pass under other tracks, and then back up another long stairway.  These stairs are not a problem for folks who are mobile, but can be a real pain if you have luggage!   In the past we have never had access to an elevator for this purpose and there is generally nobody to help you with your luggage.  

 

Hank

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1 hour ago, Hlitner said:

Keep in mind that everything I post is based on what existed prior to COVID.  The shuttle bus runs from the small bus terminal/transfer place located at Largo della Pace.  The buses from that location are free and will take you (and luggage) directly to the pier for your ship.  There is also a shuttle bus that leaves from across the street of the train station that will take you to the Largo della Pace, but you do have to pay a small fee (it might be about 2 Euros) for that bus.  There used to be a pause in shuttle operations around lunch time (keep in mind you are in Italy).  These shuttles only matter if you decide to take the train from Rome (or anywhere else) to Civitavecchia.

 

We have usually suggested that folks arriving a day (or more) early spend their night in Rome.  Even if you arrive the morning prior to your cruise, you can probably get into a Rome hotel by early afternoon and get the better part of the day to enjoy Rome and its many restaurants.  While you could certainly spend a pre cruise night in Civitavecchia (we have done this a few times) it is no Rome!  There are some OK hotels in Civitavecchia and restaurants but I would emphasize it is nothing like spending an evening in Rome,   If you do spend the night in Rome, then we would suggest arranging a private transfer (a taxi is another option) to the port.  Your private transfer or taxi should be able to take you directly to your pier (of the new cruise terminal if your ship is docked at that port location) thus avoiding the hassles with the shuttles.   We can recommend Romecabs.com or Romeinlimo.com as two very reputable companies that can provide transfer service.  

 

I hope all this detail is helpful.  Also keep in mind that if you take the train between Rome and Civitavecchia you may well arrive at a track that would require you to go down a long stairway, pass under other tracks, and then back up another long stairway.  These stairs are not a problem for folks who are mobile, but can be a real pain if you have luggage!   In the past we have never had access to an elevator for this purpose and there is generally nobody to help you with your luggage.  

 

Hank

I appreciate your advice.  I remember your name from CC in the precovid days and your advice has always been good.  We have seen the highlights of Rome and I was thinking of staying at the port only if we flew in one day early. 
We haven’t decided yet, although I would like to see the Trastevere area and the Trevi Fountain since the renovations.  A visit to Piazza Navona would be a welcome repeat.

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1 hour ago, midwestchick said:

I appreciate your advice.  I remember your name from CC in the precovid days and your advice has always been good.  We have seen the highlights of Rome and I was thinking of staying at the port only if we flew in one day early. 
We haven’t decided yet, although I would like to see the Trastevere area and the Trevi Fountain since the renovations.  A visit to Piazza Navona would be a welcome repeat.

DW and truly love the Piazza Navona area and the nearby Campo de Fiori neighborhood.   We have spent many hours just relaxing in cafes/restaurants in that part of Rome where the people watching is often our favorite entertainment.  The next time we spend some time in Rome we will prioritize finding a decent hotel room in that part of town.

 

Hank

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3 hours ago, Hlitner said:

DW and truly love the Piazza Navona area and the nearby Campo de Fiori neighborhood.   We have spent many hours just relaxing in cafes/restaurants in that part of Rome where the people watching is often our favorite entertainment.  The next time we spend some time in Rome we will prioritize finding a decent hotel room in that part of town.

 

Hank

According to what I’ve been reading there are many. I’m just trying to figure out which one suits our needs best   Not the walkers we once were so I need things to be relatively close.

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Just now, midwestchick said:

According to what I’ve been reading there are many. I’m just trying to figure out which one suits our needs best   Not the walkers we once were so I need things to be relatively close.

We tend to prefer to smaller European style hotels to the large chain places preferred by many Americans.  There are some real long-time Rome lovers (like Cruisemom) who have previously recommended specific hotels in that neighborhood and perhaps she will see this thread and chime in with some good advice.   DW and I are pretty adventurous travelers (we almost always are on our own by ourselves) and will often try new hotels (for us) based on recommendations that are current to the time frame we are traveling.  At this point, few have been to Rome (or elsewhere) in a long time because of COVID.  We can assume that many things have changed (including ownership, management,  staff, etc) so I am now looking for recommendations based on current info.

 

Hank

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2 hours ago, Hlitner said:

We tend to prefer to smaller European style hotels to the large chain places preferred by many Americans.  There are some real long-time Rome lovers (like Cruisemom) who have previously recommended specific hotels in that neighborhood and perhaps she will see this thread and chime in with some good advice.   DW and I are pretty adventurous travelers (we almost always are on our own by ourselves) and will often try new hotels (for us) based on recommendations that are current to the time frame we are traveling.  At this point, few have been to Rome (or elsewhere) in a long time because of COVID.  We can assume that many things have changed (including ownership, management,  staff, etc) so I am now looking for recommendations based on current info.

 

Hank

We are exactly the same. I have never booked a chain hotel overseas. Let’s hope Rome hasn’t changed too much from precovid.

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