Top 10 hotels in Rome city centre — Telegraph

Top 10 hotels in Rome city centre - Telegraph

Top 10: hotels in Rome city centre

Portrait Suites

Above the Ferragamo store in Rome s high-end fashion street, Via Condotti, Portrait Suites is just a short sashay from the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Its suave and very private: think of it as a high class residence rather than a hotel. Michele Bonans design scheme is classic modern with splashes of extravagant colour. The Ferragamo tie-in is kept discreet there are shoe patterns on the silk curtain lining, and framed sketches from the companys archives in the corridors. When they say suites, they mean suites: even the entry-level Superiors are spacious. Rich fabrics play off against austere earth tones in walls and carpets; and there are fun little touches like video fireplaces. Theres no restaurant, but they do have one of Romes most panoramic roof-terraces, where aperitivos can be enjoyed of an evening.

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26 Feb 2014

Villa Spalletti Trivelli

The Villa Spalletti Trivelli is well-placed for pretty much everything, from the train station, to the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, to some of Romes best restaurants. Imagine having an antique- and art-stuffed palazzo, complete with elegant formal garden, that has been in your family for over a century a place with opulent interiors of such historic significance that they are listed by the Italian heritage ministry. Well, you do at least for the duration of your stay. If the museum-like reception rooms downstairs can inspire a certain dont-touch awe, the twelve first-floor bedrooms are warm and welcoming with their rich fabrics, pastel hued walls and bedcovers, Fiandra linen sheets and alpaca or cashmere throws. Breakfast is a huge spread with plenty of just-baked pastries and fresh fruit, plus a full range of hot options to order.

St George Hotel

Halfway along elegant Via Giulia, St George is in the heart of the centro storico, within easy distance of the Vatican, Piazza Navona and Trastevere. It goes for a contemporary classic look, and achieves it with verve and flair, making this a very stylish centro storico bolthole. The lashings of travertine marble, leather armchairs and the occasional hint of Art Deco all nod at Italys great twentieth century design tradition, and the pretty outside courtyard and roof garden give guests some breathing space beyond the hotels compact lobby, library and cigar room spaces. With their pale parquet floors, Deco-style pleated lampshades, framed black and white photos of Rome and cherrywood antique furniture, the St Georges 64 rooms emanate comfortable elegance. However, if youre looking for more space, be sure to book at least a Deluxe room.

Crossing Condotti

Just a few doors down from swanky Portrait Suites, this dinky guest house is on the first floor of an eighteenth-century townhouse in the heart of the fashion shopping district. Its essentialy a centro storico apartment converted into a charmingly elegant guest house, with antique-moderne design straight out of a coffee table book. The exposed wooden beams, antiquarian oil paintings and family silver lend class and tone. The five bedrooms feature warm parquet floors, a sprinkle of antique furniture, paintings and prints, crisp white cotton sheets and duvets, and bold-striped fabrics. Its not cheap for a breakfastless B&B but with Crossing Condottis style and location, there are plenty of takers.

Residenza Torre Colonna hotel

Torre Colonna defines the word central: this Medieval tower looms over Romes archeological area, is no distance at all from the splendid Capitoline and Doria Pamphilj galleries, and is a short hop from the citys swishest shopping streets. Its strikingly Medieval outside but the feel within is decidedly contemporary, with works by Italian artist Natino Chirico on the walls and bold colours in the soft furnishings. Up on the roof terrace, with its spectacular views over Trajans market, theres a five-person hot tub for weary guests to chill out in. The five bedrooms are surprisingly spacious for such a narrow-looking tower, with ample storage space and free Wi-Fi. Owner Sarah Hawker is a fantastic authority on central Romes eateries and attractions. Her staff is unfailingly charming though not all speak particularly good English.

Albergo Del Senato

The Del Senato is tucked away by the side of the Pantheon, in the heart of Old Rome, on a road that sees little motorised traffic. You can walk just about everywhere from here. Its the classic antique-filled traditional Roman hotel, except that where some of its rivals are dusty and dowdy the Del Senato is elegant, highly-polished and full of fresh flowers. All rooms, however, are elegantly decorated with polished parquet floors, wall-coverings in warm silk brocade, and graceful antique furniture. The superior doubles have good views over the Pantheon and the little piazza in front. When youre having breakfast on the roof terrace, with its stunning views, it hardly matters what the food is like but in fact the breakfast buffet is varied and filling, with plenty of freshly baked goodies.

Campo de’ Fiori

Campo deFiori is just around the corner from the piazza of the same name one of Romes most picturesque, and the site of a colourful morning produce market. Elements of Venice and Paris, as well as the Eternal City, are thown into the hotels warm, extrovert design mix, which uses marble, antiques, terracotta tiles, chandeliers, velvet and silk brocades and Mediterranean hues on the sponged walls to create an intimate, romantic refuge from the bustle outside. One of the nice things about this place, at least since its 2006 makeover, is the way there are no second-class rooms: each one is a little boudoir done out with individual brio by designer Dario Di Blasi. Considering the charm and the location, and the general priciness of Roman accommodation, the rates here are not at all bad, especially if you come at a quieter time (in November, say).

Relais Giulia

On narrow, cobbled and (relatively) traffic-free via Giulia, this is as quintessentially Roman as you can get. The Vatican is a 10-minute stroll across the Tiber and the hotel itself offers elegant minimalism, the Relais will suit even the most demanding followers of fashion. The very restrained colour palette is a fine foil, in some rooms, for fragments of fresco discovered and restored during renovation. With their pale colour schemes and modern four-poster beds, the Relais Giulias rooms are very stylish. Standard rooms are on the small side, though no more so than in most Rome hotels. In larger rooms, the bathrooms have whirlpool baths. A continental breakfast is brought direct to your room. This is a delightful bit of historic Rome and accommodation prices in the area tend to be high.

Relais Palazzo Taverna

In a tiny vicolo off antique-shop-filled Via dei Coronari, the Relais is very quiet for central Rome but handy for Piazza Navona, the Vatican and the chic bars and restaurants of the triangolo della Pace. The two parts Relais Palazzo Taverna and Locanda degli Antiquari of this 11-room boutique hotel share a slightly pokey reception but upstairs rooms are surprisingly large, and stylishly fun with their big-print wallpaper and distinctive bedcovers. Downstairs rooms can be pokey, but upstairs (note: theres no lift) things get much more spacious, with an airy contemporary feel. Chic accommodation at very reasonable prices is difficult to find anywhere in Rome but this close to so many major sights, its virtually unheard of which makes the Relais Palazzo Taverna a real find.

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Top 10: hotels in Rome city centre

Portrait Suites

Above the Ferragamo store in Rome s high-end fashion street, Via Condotti, Portrait Suites is just a short sashay from the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Its suave and very private: think of it as a high class residence rather than a hotel. Michele Bonans design scheme is classic modern with splashes of extravagant colour. The Ferragamo tie-in is kept discreet there are shoe patterns on the silk curtain lining, and framed sketches from the companys archives in the corridors. When they say suites, they mean suites: even the entry-level Superiors are spacious. Rich fabrics play off against austere earth tones in walls and carpets; and there are fun little touches like video fireplaces. Theres no restaurant, but they do have one of Romes most panoramic roof-terraces, where aperitivos can be enjoyed of an evening.

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26 Feb 2014

Villa Spalletti Trivelli

The Villa Spalletti Trivelli is well-placed for pretty much everything, from the train station, to the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, to some of Romes best restaurants. Imagine having an antique- and art-stuffed palazzo, complete with elegant formal garden, that has been in your family for over a century a place with opulent interiors of such historic significance that they are listed by the Italian heritage ministry. Well, you do at least for the duration of your stay. If the museum-like reception rooms downstairs can inspire a certain dont-touch awe, the twelve first-floor bedrooms are warm and welcoming with their rich fabrics, pastel hued walls and bedcovers, Fiandra linen sheets and alpaca or cashmere throws. Breakfast is a huge spread with plenty of just-baked pastries and fresh fruit, plus a full range of hot options to order.

St George Hotel

Halfway along elegant Via Giulia, St George is in the heart of the centro storico, within easy distance of the Vatican, Piazza Navona and Trastevere. It goes for a contemporary classic look, and achieves it with verve and flair, making this a very stylish centro storico bolthole. The lashings of travertine marble, leather armchairs and the occasional hint of Art Deco all nod at Italys great twentieth century design tradition, and the pretty outside courtyard and roof garden give guests some breathing space beyond the hotels compact lobby, library and cigar room spaces. With their pale parquet floors, Deco-style pleated lampshades, framed black and white photos of Rome and cherrywood antique furniture, the St Georges 64 rooms emanate comfortable elegance. However, if youre looking for more space, be sure to book at least a Deluxe room.

Crossing Condotti

Just a few doors down from swanky Portrait Suites, this dinky guest house is on the first floor of an eighteenth-century townhouse in the heart of the fashion shopping district. Its essentialy a centro storico apartment converted into a charmingly elegant guest house, with antique-moderne design straight out of a coffee table book. The exposed wooden beams, antiquarian oil paintings and family silver lend class and tone. The five bedrooms feature warm parquet floors, a sprinkle of antique furniture, paintings and prints, crisp white cotton sheets and duvets, and bold-striped fabrics. Its not cheap for a breakfastless B&B but with Crossing Condottis style and location, there are plenty of takers.

Residenza Torre Colonna hotel

Torre Colonna defines the word central: this Medieval tower looms over Romes archeological area, is no distance at all from the splendid Capitoline and Doria Pamphilj galleries, and is a short hop from the citys swishest shopping streets. Its strikingly Medieval outside but the feel within is decidedly contemporary, with works by Italian artist Natino Chirico on the walls and bold colours in the soft furnishings. Up on the roof terrace, with its spectacular views over Trajans market, theres a five-person hot tub for weary guests to chill out in. The five bedrooms are surprisingly spacious for such a narrow-looking tower, with ample storage space and free Wi-Fi. Owner Sarah Hawker is a fantastic authority on central Romes eateries and attractions. Her staff is unfailingly charming though not all speak particularly good English.

Albergo Del Senato

The Del Senato is tucked away by the side of the Pantheon, in the heart of Old Rome, on a road that sees little motorised traffic. You can walk just about everywhere from here. Its the classic antique-filled traditional Roman hotel, except that where some of its rivals are dusty and dowdy the Del Senato is elegant, highly-polished and full of fresh flowers. All rooms, however, are elegantly decorated with polished parquet floors, wall-coverings in warm silk brocade, and graceful antique furniture. The superior doubles have good views over the Pantheon and the little piazza in front. When youre having breakfast on the roof terrace, with its stunning views, it hardly matters what the food is like but in fact the breakfast buffet is varied and filling, with plenty of freshly baked goodies.

Campo de’ Fiori

Campo deFiori is just around the corner from the piazza of the same name one of Romes most picturesque, and the site of a colourful morning produce market. Elements of Venice and Paris, as well as the Eternal City, are thown into the hotels warm, extrovert design mix, which uses marble, antiques, terracotta tiles, chandeliers, velvet and silk brocades and Mediterranean hues on the sponged walls to create an intimate, romantic refuge from the bustle outside. One of the nice things about this place, at least since its 2006 makeover, is the way there are no second-class rooms: each one is a little boudoir done out with individual brio by designer Dario Di Blasi. Considering the charm and the location, and the general priciness of Roman accommodation, the rates here are not at all bad, especially if you come at a quieter time (in November, say).

Relais Giulia

On narrow, cobbled and (relatively) traffic-free via Giulia, this is as quintessentially Roman as you can get. The Vatican is a 10-minute stroll across the Tiber and the hotel itself offers elegant minimalism, the Relais will suit even the most demanding followers of fashion. The very restrained colour palette is a fine foil, in some rooms, for fragments of fresco discovered and restored during renovation. With their pale colour schemes and modern four-poster beds, the Relais Giulias rooms are very stylish. Standard rooms are on the small side, though no more so than in most Rome hotels. In larger rooms, the bathrooms have whirlpool baths. A continental breakfast is brought direct to your room. This is a delightful bit of historic Rome and accommodation prices in the area tend to be high.

Relais Palazzo Taverna

In a tiny vicolo off antique-shop-filled Via dei Coronari, the Relais is very quiet for central Rome but handy for Piazza Navona, the Vatican and the chic bars and restaurants of the triangolo della Pace. The two parts Relais Palazzo Taverna and Locanda degli Antiquari of this 11-room boutique hotel share a slightly pokey reception but upstairs rooms are surprisingly large, and stylishly fun with their big-print wallpaper and distinctive bedcovers. Downstairs rooms can be pokey, but upstairs (note: theres no lift) things get much more spacious, with an airy contemporary feel. Chic accommodation at very reasonable prices is difficult to find anywhere in Rome but this close to so many major sights, its virtually unheard of which makes the Relais Palazzo Taverna a real find.

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Top 10 hotels in Rome city centre - Telegraph

Top 10: hotels in Rome city centre

Portrait Suites

Above the Ferragamo store in Rome s high-end fashion street, Via Condotti, Portrait Suites is just a short sashay from the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Its suave and very private: think of it as a high class residence rather than a hotel. Michele Bonans design scheme is classic modern with splashes of extravagant colour. The Ferragamo tie-in is kept discreet there are shoe patterns on the silk curtain lining, and framed sketches from the companys archives in the corridors. When they say suites, they mean suites: even the entry-level Superiors are spacious. Rich fabrics play off against austere earth tones in walls and carpets; and there are fun little touches like video fireplaces. Theres no restaurant, but they do have one of Romes most panoramic roof-terraces, where aperitivos can be enjoyed of an evening.

Related Articles

26 Feb 2014

Villa Spalletti Trivelli

The Villa Spalletti Trivelli is well-placed for pretty much everything, from the train station, to the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, to some of Romes best restaurants. Imagine having an antique- and art-stuffed palazzo, complete with elegant formal garden, that has been in your family for over a century a place with opulent interiors of such historic significance that they are listed by the Italian heritage ministry. Well, you do at least for the duration of your stay. If the museum-like reception rooms downstairs can inspire a certain dont-touch awe, the twelve first-floor bedrooms are warm and welcoming with their rich fabrics, pastel hued walls and bedcovers, Fiandra linen sheets and alpaca or cashmere throws. Breakfast is a huge spread with plenty of just-baked pastries and fresh fruit, plus a full range of hot options to order.

St George Hotel

Halfway along elegant Via Giulia, St George is in the heart of the centro storico, within easy distance of the Vatican, Piazza Navona and Trastevere. It goes for a contemporary classic look, and achieves it with verve and flair, making this a very stylish centro storico bolthole. The lashings of travertine marble, leather armchairs and the occasional hint of Art Deco all nod at Italys great twentieth century design tradition, and the pretty outside courtyard and roof garden give guests some breathing space beyond the hotels compact lobby, library and cigar room spaces. With their pale parquet floors, Deco-style pleated lampshades, framed black and white photos of Rome and cherrywood antique furniture, the St Georges 64 rooms emanate comfortable elegance. However, if youre looking for more space, be sure to book at least a Deluxe room.

Crossing Condotti

Just a few doors down from swanky Portrait Suites, this dinky guest house is on the first floor of an eighteenth-century townhouse in the heart of the fashion shopping district. Its essentialy a centro storico apartment converted into a charmingly elegant guest house, with antique-moderne design straight out of a coffee table book. The exposed wooden beams, antiquarian oil paintings and family silver lend class and tone. The five bedrooms feature warm parquet floors, a sprinkle of antique furniture, paintings and prints, crisp white cotton sheets and duvets, and bold-striped fabrics. Its not cheap for a breakfastless B&B but with Crossing Condottis style and location, there are plenty of takers.

Residenza Torre Colonna hotel

Torre Colonna defines the word central: this Medieval tower looms over Romes archeological area, is no distance at all from the splendid Capitoline and Doria Pamphilj galleries, and is a short hop from the citys swishest shopping streets. Its strikingly Medieval outside but the feel within is decidedly contemporary, with works by Italian artist Natino Chirico on the walls and bold colours in the soft furnishings. Up on the roof terrace, with its spectacular views over Trajans market, theres a five-person hot tub for weary guests to chill out in. The five bedrooms are surprisingly spacious for such a narrow-looking tower, with ample storage space and free Wi-Fi. Owner Sarah Hawker is a fantastic authority on central Romes eateries and attractions. Her staff is unfailingly charming though not all speak particularly good English.

Albergo Del Senato

The Del Senato is tucked away by the side of the Pantheon, in the heart of Old Rome, on a road that sees little motorised traffic. You can walk just about everywhere from here. Its the classic antique-filled traditional Roman hotel, except that where some of its rivals are dusty and dowdy the Del Senato is elegant, highly-polished and full of fresh flowers. All rooms, however, are elegantly decorated with polished parquet floors, wall-coverings in warm silk brocade, and graceful antique furniture. The superior doubles have good views over the Pantheon and the little piazza in front. When youre having breakfast on the roof terrace, with its stunning views, it hardly matters what the food is like but in fact the breakfast buffet is varied and filling, with plenty of freshly baked goodies.

Campo de’ Fiori

Campo deFiori is just around the corner from the piazza of the same name one of Romes most picturesque, and the site of a colourful morning produce market. Elements of Venice and Paris, as well as the Eternal City, are thown into the hotels warm, extrovert design mix, which uses marble, antiques, terracotta tiles, chandeliers, velvet and silk brocades and Mediterranean hues on the sponged walls to create an intimate, romantic refuge from the bustle outside. One of the nice things about this place, at least since its 2006 makeover, is the way there are no second-class rooms: each one is a little boudoir done out with individual brio by designer Dario Di Blasi. Considering the charm and the location, and the general priciness of Roman accommodation, the rates here are not at all bad, especially if you come at a quieter time (in November, say).

Relais Giulia

On narrow, cobbled and (relatively) traffic-free via Giulia, this is as quintessentially Roman as you can get. The Vatican is a 10-minute stroll across the Tiber and the hotel itself offers elegant minimalism, the Relais will suit even the most demanding followers of fashion. The very restrained colour palette is a fine foil, in some rooms, for fragments of fresco discovered and restored during renovation. With their pale colour schemes and modern four-poster beds, the Relais Giulias rooms are very stylish. Standard rooms are on the small side, though no more so than in most Rome hotels. In larger rooms, the bathrooms have whirlpool baths. A continental breakfast is brought direct to your room. This is a delightful bit of historic Rome and accommodation prices in the area tend to be high.

Relais Palazzo Taverna

In a tiny vicolo off antique-shop-filled Via dei Coronari, the Relais is very quiet for central Rome but handy for Piazza Navona, the Vatican and the chic bars and restaurants of the triangolo della Pace. The two parts Relais Palazzo Taverna and Locanda degli Antiquari of this 11-room boutique hotel share a slightly pokey reception but upstairs rooms are surprisingly large, and stylishly fun with their big-print wallpaper and distinctive bedcovers. Downstairs rooms can be pokey, but upstairs (note: theres no lift) things get much more spacious, with an airy contemporary feel. Chic accommodation at very reasonable prices is difficult to find anywhere in Rome but this close to so many major sights, its virtually unheard of which makes the Relais Palazzo Taverna a real find.

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