The Colosseum is a well-known amphitheatre in the centre of Rome - in the aptly named Colosseo district, which is a fantastic place to base your stay. There are a number of great hotels near the Colosseum, and our Gurus have sifted through them for you.
Completed in 80 AD, the Colosseum is approaching 2,000 years of age; it is considered a wonder of the world and a testament to Roman engineering and architecture. The Roman Forum, where the Roman Empire made decisions for hundreds of years, is also located in the Colosseo district; at one point in time in that place, senators argued points that have helped shaped the modern face of society. Thanks to the hotels strategically situated around the area, waking up at one of our great hotels near the Colosseum means you can enjoy this sight before breakfast, when it’s at its most peaceful.
The Capo d'Africa is a sleek, retro, mid-sized hotel with a gorgeous roof terrace overlooking the Colosseum and the bell tower, a gym, bar and a restaurant which serves great pasta.
Along the same vein is Forty Seven, a contemporary boutique hotel, also with a fantastic roof terrace restaurant, and plush bedrooms, some with private terraces. Or you might try the Locanda Cairoli, a chic, comfortable hotel with a charming garden and the air of a private home.
The Palazzo Manfredi has just 16 luxurious rooms, suites and apartments, many of which actually have views onto the Colosseum and Forum, as well as an excellent rooftop restaurant with amazing views.
Or you might try the Hotel Celio is directly opposite the Colosseum and has 19 exquisite rooms, with features like mosaic floors, frescoes, trompe-l'œil paintings and all the mod, cons..
The Hotel de Monti is a bright, modern B&B with seven comfortable rooms well located between the main train station and the Colosseum, with a room rate which starts from £53 per night.
The Teatro di Pompeo is right on the site of Pompey’s Theatre, steps from where Caesar met his end, and while the current building dates from the 16th Century, it’s still historic as well as simple and friendly.
The Inn at The Roman Forum is a beautiful guesthouse with 14 charmingly decorated bedrooms, suites and family rooms and a lovely rooftop terrace, positioned right between the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
The San Anselmo offers 34 peaceful rooms in the smart, hilltop Aventine district. The decor is Baroque and quite something.
A chic, comfortable hotel in central Rome. Clean, crisp rooms follow blue and yellow theme, with individual details such as floral arrangements and artworks. Close to the Piazza Navona, perfect for local exploring. Classic hotel with the air of a private home.
Simple and charming three star B&B on the site of Pompey Theatre, mere steps from where Caesar met his end. Tidy yet small rooms offer a great base for exploring the city after a complimentary breakfast. History buffs and culture vultures are in heaven.
Contemporary, sleek hotel in the shadow of the Colosseum in the centre of Rome. Gorgeous roof terrace over looking the city bell tower and Colosseum. Attentive staff. Bedrooms are retro and stylish. Excellent gym, cool Centrum bar and La Terrazza serves the best pasta. Near perfect urban hotel.
Peaceful, romantic refuge in the smart hilltop Aventine district. Baroque flamboyance meets contemporary details to create a hotel with huge personality. Overlooking the Sant’Anselmo Church and within range of all main attractions, while staying off the beaten track.
Centrally located, contemporary B&B. Bright comfy rooms in whites and pastels. Excellent value for a weekend sightseeing in Rome.
A beautiful guesthouse near the Colosseum. Attractively decorated bedrooms, suites and family rooms in contemporary classic style, some with mahogany four poster beds, fireplaces, and private balconies. A lovely rooftop terrace is a bonus.
An exquisite hotel opposite the Colosseum. Individual rooms feature mosaic floors, frescoes, trompe-l'œil paintings and all the modcons. Roof terrace and children's pool, and an impressive breakfast room. An unbeatable location in the city. A luxurious and romantic choice for city exploring.
Five Star luxury next to the Colosseum and the Forum with exceptional views of both from an excellent roof top restaurant. Chic rooms, suites, and apartments in contemporary classic design. Fantastic food, unique views, and wellness too. Rome in style.