(Closed) Honeymoon in Italy/Paris… where to stay?

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We stayed at the Hotel du Petit Moulin in the 3eme in Paris — also for 3 days on our honeymoon. It was beautiful, clean, and comfortable, and it was designed by Christian Lacroix, so it’s definitely not your typical hotel! It’s also in a pretty central location, so we walked pretty much everywhere.

Check out my full review here. Have fun!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

For Rome, we stayed at Inn at the Spanish Steps. It’s the one hotel that we splurged a little on (all of our other hotels in Italy had lower ratings). It’s a great little hotel with a fantastic location!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

For more about our Italian honeymoon, you can look at my posts. This one is Rome (our last stop) with links to the previous cities (Florence, Venice):

http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/07/23/the-toucans-go-on-honeymoon-part-4/

And, here’s post with some food recommendations (see the comments too on this one): http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/07/28/italian-eats/

 

Hope this helps! 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee

We stayed at the Marriott Rome Grand Flora but we used my husband’s Marriott points to do so.  The rooms were very nice (although not spectacular) but they had breakfast on the rooftop terrace every morning which was really nice.

We stayed on Capri at the JW Marriott and visited Sorrento. I just wanted to chime in that it is a great idea to stay in Sorrento because you have better access to get around and visit other places.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

In Venice we’re staying at Al Ponte Mocenigo.  It won the top ten "Best Little Gems in Europe" TripAdvisor award last year.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Fiance and I stayed at the Hotel Montalembert in Paris a year ago and LOVED it.  Service is outstanding and it is in a wonderful location.  I would recommend staying somewhere in the St. Germain des Pres area of Paris.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m using the best travel agent.  She got us amazing deals on our hotels for Italy and I believe her flat fee is very reasonable for honeymoon.  If you want her information please let me know.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Rome: Hotel Raffaello http://www.hotelraffaello.it my FAVORITE. Always try to book it when I’m there. Reasonable, unique, amazing service (which can be rare in Rome)… staff gives the best restaurant recommendations.

Venice: Albergo Firenze http://www.hotel-firenze.com is tucked away in a small courtyard just off St. Mark’s Square. Other hotels in the area go for quadruple the price. Rooms are small, but nicely decorated. Ask for a room on the top floor with a little terrace. Best part of this hotel is the free breakfast, delivered to your room each morning.

Paris: Hotel Littre http://www.hotellittreparis.com massive rooms (and bathrooms, always a plus in Europe), very friendly staff, close to bus and tour lines, off main road so easy to catch a cab, and just around the corner from a fantastic brasserie/brewery where I had one of the best meals on my trip.

Now, if I can be so bold as to make a couple restaurant recommendations…

Venice:

Trattoria da Nico (wonderful for dinner)

http://www.trattoriadanico.com/eng/ristorante.htm

Al Calice (great for lunch- in major tourist area, but food really good and reasonable)

San Marco, 1502 

Frezzeria

Phone: 041 526318

Taverna San Lio (haven’t been, but have heard good things. Passed frequently & looks very nice)

http://www.tavernasanlio.com

STAY AWAY FROM A La Bricola

 

Rome:

Er Faciolaro (good trattoria- amazing meat, house wine)

Via dei Pastini

 

If you take any day trips (which are easy, especially from Rome w/ buses) I’d recommend Tivoli (less than an hour away). Pretty hill town with lots of beautiful and historic architecture and gardens. If you go, eat at…

Antica Osteria del Borgo

Via San Valerio, 3

Tivoli

…incredible.

I live in Italy, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Buon viaggio!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We went to Paris and Sorrento for our honeymoon, both places were great! We stayed at Le Littre in Paris, so good.. it is at the Latin Quarter, so very close to everything, sites, shopping, subway, trains..

http://www.hotellelittre.com/

 In Sorrento we stayed at Mediteranneo, it was amazing!! Sorrento is so gorgeous. It’s a great spot to stay of you plan on touring the Amalfi Coast.

 http://www.mediterraneosorrento.com/

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@Swoonie: cool, another person who stayed at Littre :-). I’d definately recommend it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’d like to second Jenny Bee’s suggestion on finding a hotel in the St Germain de Pres area- it’s a very nice area of Paris (I lived in a dorm and went to school in that area) and I know there are some reasonable hotels (I will dig out my notes when I get home!) Transportation on the metro or bus lines is super easy. Follow mrbee’s guide- I generally had the same experience and advice to give. You’ll have so much fun!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Check out trip advisor- http://www.tripadvisor.com for reviews on places to stay anywhere in the world. I use it every time I’m looking for hotels and researching new places, you can serach by city or beach or specific area of a city. It’s great!

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