ROME -- As any rail fan can tell you, agents can make European
itineraries more efficient by booking clients in hotels near city
The rail traveler's dream-come-true here is the Bettoja Hotels
chain. With five properties within walking distance of the main
Roma Termini train station and the Metro subway system, Bettoja
Hotels offer train-hoppers 900 rooms at the Mediterraneo, the
Massimo D'Azeglio, the Atlantico, the San Giorgio and the Nord.
The family-owned hotel chain opened its first property in 1878,
and there is still a family feel its management and service.
And Bettoja properties are more reasonably priced than their
amenities would suggest, with rack rates ranging from $140 for a
single room at the Nord to $600 or higher for a deluxe suite in the
A breakfast buffet is included in overnight rates, the staff
speaks English and the Mediterraneo has a rooftop terrace with a
near 360-degree view of the city.
Bettoja Hotels also owns a property just outside Florence. For
information, call (212) 860-5445 or visit www.bettojahotels.it. For reservations, call (011) 39