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The 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Rome

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Rome is beautiful and inspiring. A place to visit again and again. Because there are just so many reasons to want to be in this city. Home to astounding works of art and sites of great historical significance, modern Rome is also a great place to eat and drink and a breathtaking place to explore on foot. Use our guide to the best boutique hotels in Rome and start to plan your stylish Roman city break.

The mish-mash of Rome’s architecture, which includes the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Forum, and other great ruins, statues and fountains is fascinating to get lost amongst. And in all this beauty you’ll find the highlights from our Guru’s list of the best boutique hotels in Rome. Some have been converted from 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century buildings, some were once palaces or villas, while some are new additions to the landscape. Because, if you’re here to appreciate the beauty of Rome then you might want to treat yourself to beautiful surroundings when you’re in your hotel as well. And the best boutique hotels in Rome can certainly deliver.

For a City Break

Gigli d'oro Suites

  • The Gigli d’Oro Suites is a sophisticated collection of six suites in an aristocratic residence close to the Piazza Navona and the historic centre of town. The decor is modern, but with beautiful parquet floors and oil paintings. Very private.
  • Close to the Colosseum and the Forum, the Palazzo Manfredi has exceptional views of both from its excellent rooftop restaurant. It also has 16 chic rooms, suites and apartments decorated in a contemporary style. This is how to do Rome in style.
  • Four hundred metres from the Pantheon, G-Rough is a hip collection of ten rooms and suites in a converted 17th century townhouse. There’s beautiful parquet floors and original tiles, an eclectic mix of retro style furniture and a great roof terrace and bar.
  • Close to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, the Piazza di Spagna 9 has six individually decorated rooms plus its own contemporary art gallery. There’s also a Turkish steam bath.

For romance

Villa Spalletti Trivelli

  • If you’re looking for something both beautiful and special, the Villa Spalletti Trivelli may be your answer. A quintessentially noble Roman townhouse with 12 tranquil rooms and suites and beautiful living spaces decorated with tapestries, oil paintings and doric columns. The food is excellent and there’s a library, spa and gardens.
  • Peaceful and romantic, San Anselmo is a rather flamboyant Baroque style hotel with all the mod. cons. and plenty of personality. Overlooking the Sant’Anselmo Church, you’re in range of all the main attractions, but in a quieter pocket of town.

The Best Design Hotels in Rome

Leons Place

  • The Portrait Suites is a super smart collection of luxurious suites in the fashion district. Each suite is large and light, with a private terrace, haute couture designer furniture, marble bathroom and kitchenette.
  • The Villa Laetitia is a fashionable boutique hotel on the river Tiber with design by the Fendi family. They’ve gone for marble pillars, antique fabrics, black and white chequered flooring and Art Deco furniture.
  • Leon’s Place is a contemporary design hotel just ten minutes from the Villa Borghese Park. There are 56 rooms, plus a sauna and spa.

For Families

casa fabbrini

  • Casa Fabbrini, right by the Spanish Steps, is a 16th century townhouse turned five room boutique B&B, with wonderfully rustic-meets-design chic style, which is warm and welcoming. Each room is unique and there are lovely public spaces too. And a hearty breakfast.

Still not sure which to book?

  • Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Rome,
  • expand your search to include the best luxury hotels in Rome?
  • the 10 best hotels in Central Rome? or the best hotels in the heart of old Rome,
  • or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
    • Gigli d'Oro Suites Rome 6 rooms from £174

      Romantic Break  -  The elegant suites offer total privacy and are complete with whirlpool tubs
      City Style  -  An old aristocratic house beautifully renovated mixing the old and the new
      Families  -  The one apartment is well suited to families and has a kitchenette too
      Sights nearby  -  Located just behind the Piazza Navona in the historic centre of town. Easy access on foot to most sights.
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      Sophisticated collection of designer suites in an aristocratic residence. Super modern furniture, white washed walls, and glass bathrooms contrast original oil paintings, parquet floors and wooden beams. Very private, very sleek, very cool. See More

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    • Palazzo Manfredi Rome 16 rooms from £276

      Local exploring  -  Located besides the Colosseum, as a location, it doesn't get much better than this
      Families  -  Children are well looked after with a babysitting service and kids' menus
      5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
      Sights nearby  -  Next to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Relais & Chateaux, Tablet

      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. 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
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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      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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    • Piazza di Spagna 9 Rome 6 rooms from £258

      City Style  -  The hotel itself doubles up as an art and design exhibition, it doesn't get much trendier than that
      Romantic Break  -  Unwind in the Turkish steam bath, designed for two
      Sights nearby  -  Just next to The Spanish Steps and Fontana di Trevi
      Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
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      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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    • Villa Spalletti Trivelli Rome 12 rooms from £495

      City Style  -  Elegant interiors are traditional and glorious, filled with antiques, this is a very stylish stay
      Families  -  A multitude of activities for children, including a gelato making class
      Sights nearby  -  200m from the Quirinale Presidential Palace and 5 mins from the Trevi fountain
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      A quintessentially noble Roman townhouse renovated to perfection. Tranquil, classic, and aristocratic rooms, suites, and living areas in a peaceful neighbourhood. Marble fireplaces, oil paintings, Doric columns, tapestries throughout. Excellent food, libraries, gardens, and spa. Very special. See More

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    • San Anselmo Rome 34 rooms from £312

      Hideaway  -  An off the beaten track location ina residential neighborhood on the Aventine Hill, perfect for a quiet city break
      Great walks  -  Take a stroll in The Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue.
      Sights nearby  -  The property overlooks Sant’Anselmo Church
      Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet

      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. See More

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    • Portrait Suites Rome 11 rooms from £555

      Local exploring  -  Located right beside the Spanish Steps this is a very central location for exploring the city
      City Style  -  Owned and designed by the Ferragamo family, this is an unsurprisingly stylish boutique stay
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

      Luxury boutique suites in Rome's fashion district. Like the shops below, these suites are just as fashionable and come with an equally expensive price tag, with good reason. Each suite boasts enormous space, haute couture designer furniture, marble bathrooms, kitchenettes and private terraces. See More

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    • Villa Laetitia Rome 15 rooms from £126

      Local exploring  -  Well placed just a 15 minute stroll from Piazza del Popolo
      City Style  -  A very chic stay designed by one of the Fendi sisters
      Sights nearby  -  15 mins walk to the Piazza del Popolo and easy access to the Vatican
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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      Fashionable boutique hotel designed by the Fendi family. Set in luscious gardens alongside the river Tiber. Attention to detail throughout the rooms and living areas is spectacular - marble pillars, antique fabrics, black and white chequered flooring, 1930s art deco furniture. Tranquil and trendy. See More

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    • Leon's Place Rome 56 rooms from £189

      City Style  -  The hotel enjoys a wonderful location so go exploring on foot or make use of the many local bus routes to get to know the city
      Business meetings  -  Situated in the business district and with its own meeting room facilities, this is a classy spot for a business get together
      Romantic Break  -  Stay in a beautiful room, go sightseeing together during the day and enjoy evening drinks in the glamorous Visionnaire Cafè
      Local markets  -  Plenty of local options whether it be Mercato Testaccio, Porta Portese Flea Market or Mercato Trionfale
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      This hotel is located in central Rome, just ten minutes away from Villa Borghese park. It features contemporary and spacious air-conditioned rooms, some of which have wonderful views of the city. Be sure to unwind in the sauna or hot spring bath after a long day sightseeing. A classy, upmarket spot. See More

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    • Casa Fabbrini Campo Marzio Rome (13) 5 rooms from £164

      Value chic  -  This sleek and stylish B&B is great value, especially in the low season- centrally located and full of quirky charm.
      Local exploring  -  In a quiet and secluded street yet right in the middle of centro storico, the perfect spot for culture vultures!
      Great walks  -  Wander the narrow lanes and cobbled streets of Rome’s centro storico.
      Sights nearby  -  The nearby Spanish Steps cannot be missed.
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      A 16th century townhouse, turned boutique B&B, in central Rome. Think country style interiors with a modern twist, with exposed wooden beams and designer furniture. The uniquely decorated rooms exude rustic charm and a warm welcoming ambience. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before checking out the sights. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 24th May 2021