The 10 Best B&Bs in Rome

One of the best things about staying in B&Bs are the personalised recommendations you get from the owners and managers, and from the other travellers or locals you meet during your stay. And Rome is a wonderful city for an insight or recommendation! Sure, you’ll have an amazing time if you just tick off the tourist hot spots, but if you have a chance to explore a bit further and go a bit deeper then you’ll never want to leave. Our Gurus have uncovered the very best bed and breakfasts in Rome to get you connected to the best advice.

Rome is known for the wealth and breadth of its accommodation, and it's no different when it come to bed and breakfast accommodation - there's a lot to choose from. So to start you off on your search we've a list of the 10 best B&Bs in Rome to recommend - all of them proven to offer an excellent local connection too.

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Our Guru's recommendations for the 10 best B&Bs in Rome include some luxury options, as well as some perfectly located gems and some wonderful family apartment-style accommodation.

The 10 Best B&Bs in Rome

The Best Located B&Bs in Rome

The The Fifteen Keys Hotel is an elegant, 15 room townhouse in a great location between the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. The neighbourhood is charming, with a bohemian feel and plenty of cafes and great antique shop. And breakfast is served alfresco in the courtyard.

The Fifteen Keys Hotel

The Arco dei Tolomei is an intimate, six room hotel in the centre of Rome with carefully chosen decor with includes some lovely antiques, great art and charming wallpapers.

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In the heart of Rome, the Piazza di Spagna 9 is a six bedroom ‘designer mansion’ with its own contemporary art gallery. As well as the six individually decorated rooms there’s also a steam bath.

Piazza di Spagna 9

Buonanotte Garibaldi is a chic little B&B in the vibrant and historic Trastevere district, which is a great spot for local colour. There are just three rooms, themed by colour, with silk paintings, oak floors and antiques.

In one of the hippest spots in town, G-Rough is both luxurious and hip. This townhouse, built in the 17th Century, still has its beautiful parquet floors and original tiles, but it’s also got a fantastic collection of retro furniture in the 10 rooms. Plus there's a fantastic roof terrace and it’s only 450metres from the Pantheon, and even closer to the Piazza Navona.

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The Althea Inn is a three roomed B&B off the beaten track in the artistic Testaccio area. Rooms are spacious and whitewashed and there’s a lovely private balcony. Rooms start from just €80 per night.

Althea Inn

For a similar room rate you can afford to stay in the centre of town, in the Hotel de Monti, which has seven bright, comfortable rooms set between the train station and the Colosseum.

If you want to be right in the heart of things, by the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, try the Residenza Frattina, a charming townhouse with 13 neutrally decorated bedrooms with nice original features, such as stone floors, fireplaces and exposed beams. Charming and friendly as well, and all from just €90 per night.

Residenza Frattina

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The Santa Maria di Trastevere is built on the foundations of a former convent, and has 18 rooms around a lovely central courtyard - which is also where a continental breakfast is served. Quaint and quiet.

Santa Maria de Trastevere

Margutta 54 is a collection of just six suites converted from a building in one of Rome’s most central, yet peaceful mews. Large and minimalist in decor, you’ll find all the mod. cons. you need.

Just steps from the Trevi fountain, the Daphne Inn has a collection of rooms, suites, family rooms and one apartment, decorated in a contemporary style in creams, bronzes and browns. There’s a great breakfast room and they offer bike rental as well. Rooms start from €90 per night including breakfast.

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The Hotel Campo de 'Fiori is a gorgeous, 23 room boutique hotel with a fantastic roof terrace with wonderful views of the skyline. Rooms are romantic, with canopied beds and frescoed ceilings, antiques and beautiful details.

Hotel Campo de Fiori

Suite Sistina is a collection of ten, luxurious suites, designed with an emphasis on sensuality. You’ll find outsized glass showers and luxury bathtubs and giant round beds. All right by the Spanish Steps.

Still not sure which of our Guru’s recommendations for the 10 best B&Bs in Rome might be perfect for you?

The 10 Best B&Bs in Rome

  • Arco dei Tolomei Rome 6 rooms from £139

    City Style  -  Centre of Rome, Trevi fountain, St Peter's Square, Colosseum and all of Rome's eateries, shops and markets are minutes away
    Sights nearby  -  Tiber River bridges to the Colosseum, Campo dei Fiori market, the Ghetto, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona
    Local markets  -  Campo dei Fiori market
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.

    An intimate hotel in the centre of Rome. Unique rooms feature charming wallpapers, antiques and all the mod cons. An authentic breakfast room has family antiques and artworks on the walls, and the parlour room is perfect to relax in after sightseeing. A boutique spot. See More

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  • The Fifteen Keys Hotel Rome 15 rooms from £133

    Local exploring  -  An ideal location for getting to know Rome from its major attractions to its boutiques, galleries and local eateries.
    Sights nearby  -  Great location in the Monti district, just 10 mins walk from the Colosseum
    Restrictions on children  -  This is an adults only property
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    An elegant townhouse hotel with stylish accommodation and an unpretentious feel. Enjoy alfresco breakfasts in the garden courtyard. Located in a charming neighbourhood, the area has a bohemian feel with great antique shops and good coffee spots and is close to major attractions. See More

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  • Piazza di Spagna 9 Rome 6 rooms from £258

    Sights nearby  -  Just next to The Spanish Steps and Fontana di Trevi
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.

    Located in the heart of Rome, this designer Mansion is uniquely decorated and boasts its very own contemporary art gallery. There are six individually decorated guest rooms and a Turkish steam bath for relaxing after a day's sightseeing. The perfect blend of contemporary and classic Roman elegance. See More

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  • Buonanotte Garibaldi Rome 3 rooms from £156

    Sights nearby  -  Located in the historic and vibrant Trastevere district
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays

    A chic little B&B with just three rooms and a lovely breakfast courtyard. Rooms themed by colour have silk paintings, oak floors and antique furniture. Understated, welcoming, and not at all glitzy. A great choice for a weekend away in Rome. See More

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  • G-Rough Rome (Navona) 10 rooms from £479

    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from the Piazza Navona and just 450m from the Pantheon
    City Style  -  Achingly trendy interiors - certainly not one for traditionalists!
    Local markets  -  Immerse yourself in the daily markets
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    One of the hippest spots in town, at G-Rough you'll find a unique blend of luxury living and trendy design finishes giving this 17th century townhouse a very urban vibe. Parquet floors & original tiles come with an eclectic mix of retro style furniture. Roof terrace for chilling and buzzy bar. See More

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  • Althea Inn Rome 6 rooms from £69

    Sights nearby  -  Located in the Testaccio area, renowned for its art galleries. Walking distance from the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia

    Secluded penthouse B&B off the beaten track with spacious rooms, whitewashed walls, simple décor and the piece de resistance, a flower-filled private balcony on which to relax and enjoy an aperitivo as the sun goes down. A great budget choice and for those wanting to sample out-of-the-way Rome. See More

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  • Hotel de Monti Rome 7 rooms from £64

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Central location between Rome train station and the Colosseum
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Centrally located, contemporary B&B. Bright comfy rooms in whites and pastels. Excellent value for a weekend sightseeing in Rome. See More

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  • Residenza Frattina Rome 13 rooms from £102

    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Spanish Steps and walking distance to many major attractions

    Charming townhouse near the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Beautiful bedrooms in neutral tones with stone floors, cast iron beds, fireplaces and wooden beams. Lovely sitting room and friendly service. A great value choice with lots of charm. See More

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  • Suite Sistina Rome 10 rooms from £175

    Suites  -  All suites accommodation
    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Right in the heart of Rome, close to the Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Barberini
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A den of luxury to bring out the romantic in you, with an emphasis on sensuality. Outsized glass-sided showers and luxury bathtubs share the living space with giant round beds. Set in a handsome historic building metres away from the Spanish Steps, it’s an oasis for couples and honeymooners. See More

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  • Margutta 54 Rome 6 rooms from £217

    City Style
    Romantic Break
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet

    A very slick collection of suites in one of Rome's most central, peaceful and attractive mews. Large, minimalist, and shiny with all the modern gadgetry. These suites can cater to any type of traveller; groups of friends, families, or couples. See More

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  • Daphne Inn Rome 19 rooms from £78

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Superb location very close to the Trevi Fountain
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    Cheap, contemporary chic B&B steps from the Trevi Fountain. Rooms, suites, family rooms, and one apartment all in creams, bronzes and browns. Lovely breakfast room and bikes to rent. A great choice for those on a smaller budget. See More

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  • Santa Maria di Trastevere Rome 18 rooms from £207

    Value chic  -  An utterly superb spot, with quaint rooms facing the fragrant courtyard and an extensive wine list, all for a minimal cost.
    Sights nearby  -  A must see is the Piazza Santa Maria and its exquisitely mosaicked church, just around the corner from the hotel.
    Great walks  -  For a birds eye view of the eternal city wander up the dizzy heights of Gianicolo Hill.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors, Michelin Travel

    Foundations of a former convent complete with cloisters and modern day frescos. Large, simple rooms are great value plus a complimentary continental breakfast in the courtyard. Perfect location for Rome’s nightlife and sight seeing. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Friday, 8th March 2019