it comes to the level of service you'll find in most hotels
around Italy, a definite attitude adjustment is required
if you're traveling from the United States.
throughout Europe, travelers find that service often doesn't
measure up to the "instant gratification" approach
to hotel service in America.
room service in budet hotels in Italy may be slow and simple
requests may be met with a look of puzzlement, note that
in Italy la dolce vita means going with the flow.
With the trade-off in service, you'll be joining the ranks
of sophisticated travelers who are intrigued with, and not
rankled by, the concept of time as it varies from culture
to culture. If you're lucky, you'll also gain a greater
appreciation of a slower and more relaxed pace, and realize
that getting that extra bar of soap is not all that important
in the bigger scheme of things.
With that in mind, check out our review of trusted Web sites
that offer objective reviews and insider notes on some of
the best hotels in Rome, Venice, Milan and Florence offering
the best service, comprehensive price ranges, the most convenient
locations, and the warmest welcomes ...
Travel Italy - A top site for learning more about
Italian culture with how to's and reviews of hotels, rental
apartments, villas and cottages throughout Italy plus trip
reports & planning tips, practical advice on cafes and
restaurants, Italian language guides and related resources.
Guru - Choose Italy from the drop down menu for
a complete guide to Rome, Venice, Florence & other Tuscan
towns & cities, Lake Garda and Umbria. Includes complete
reviews, photos and visitor comments on luxury, mid-price
and inexpensive hotels.
Hotel Reviews - Independent and Honest - Like it
says, with UK travelers reporting on their favorite hotels
with reviews on budget, midrange and luxury hotels throughout
the city. Also surf the menu for more on major and off-the-beaten
track attractions, practical travel tips.
Buddy - "Rome
without hype" is the motto, featuring insider views
of what to look for in Italian hotels and pensiones. Although
the outlook here is decidely cynical, related tips on tourist
rip-offs and scams may be invaluable to the first-time traveler.
- Europe Insiders
- Free registration to access these busy forums featuring
guides who live in Milan, Rome, Venice and other major cities
and regions and who can show you around, make hotel recommendations,
and otherwise provide valuable do's and don'ts of Italy
- Italy - More insider travel tips for Florence,
Rome, Tuscany and Venice including hotel reviews, restaurant
recommendations and guides to major attractions.
Hotel Reviews - Hotel Chatter - Lively writing,
vivid photos, insider notes and reviews on top places to
stay throughout Italy as well as "hotel hells"
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