12 Great Value Hotels in Rome

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Timeless, ageless, ever beautiful Rome is a must-see destination, and of course that means that sometimes you’re expected to pay for the privilege of experiencing this incredibly special city. Hotels in particular have a reputation for being pricey, but they don’t have to be, our Gurus have found some exceptionally great value hotels in Rome, and here's our recommendations for our top ten best value hotels in Rome.

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P.S. If you’re looking for the very best offers from our Guru’s recommendations for 10 great value hotels in Rome then you might want to consider avoiding peak tourist season, which is June through August. If you travel at other times of year you’ll not only pay less for your accommodation, you’ll probably also queue for less time at each attraction. If you’re looking for great value restaurant recommendations to go with our 10 great value hotels in Rome, then just remember to get out of the tourist areas and ask the concierge or manager at your great value hotel for advice…

Great Value Hotels in Great Locations

Relais Rione PonteAlessandro Catania

  • Relais Rione Ponte is charming little boutique property located bang in the centre of Rome, on the Piazza Navona. The nine rooms and suites are beautifully finished and all feature original contemporary artwork from up-and-coming local and International artists. A fantastic find close to everything!
  • The Hotel Valadier is a classic modern hotel come to the Spanish Steps and the Villa Borghese. There are 67 rooms, three restaurants and a piano bar. There’s also a magnificent rooftop terrace. Plus, they have their own bikes for the use of guests. Rooms start from €130 per night including breakfast.
  • For a similar room rate you could also choose to be closer to the Piazza Navona and the Vatican: staying at Due Torri, an historic and elegant, 26 room hotel converted from a villa once home to Cardinals, Bishops, and famous Roman families.

For a city break

Residenza A

  • Residenza A is the perfect hotel for a reasonably priced Roman weekend. Chic and contemporary, there are just seven rooms, decorated with original art and muted colours. You’re close to many of the sights, plus you’re surrounded by shops and places to eat. Rooms start from €140 per night.

Great Value Romantic Hotels

Inn at the Roman Forum

  • The Inn at The Roman Forum is a beautiful, 14 room guesthouse with classically modern decor, right by the Colosseum. There’s also a lovely rooftop terrace.
  • The The Fifteen Keys Hotel is an elegant townhouse hotel with 15 stylish rooms arranged around a lovely central courtyard. The neighbourhood is charming, with a bohemian feel, and great access to all the major sights. Adults only.
  • Villa Laetitia is a fashionable boutique hotel designed by the Fendi family, set amidst luscious gardens right by the Tiber. There are just 15 rooms, all decorated with careful attention to detail, and lovely living spaces with an Art Deco feel. Rooms start at around €145 per night.

Great Value Family Hotels

Hotel Modigliani

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.

For a similar room rate you could also stay at the Hotel Modigliani, which has 23 attractive rooms, suites, family rooms and one apartment around a lovely inner courtyard. Some rooms have private terraces. The decor is elegant with pops of colour and modern art. It’s also very well located.

Great Value Luxury Hotels

Hotel Campo de Fiori

  • The Hotel Campo de 'Fiori is a beautiful boutique hotel with views over Rome’s skyline. There are 23 romantically decorated rooms with canopied beds, frescoed ceilings, and antique furniture, plus a wonderful roof terrace.

Great Value B&Bs

  • The Althea Inn is a three roomed penthouse 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 €80 per night.
  • 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 only €117 per night.

Still not sure which to book?

10 Great Value Hotels in Rome

  • Relais Rione Ponte Rome 9 rooms from £129

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    Local exploring  -  With its central location on the Piazza Navona, most of Rome's highlights are accessible on foot.
    Value chic  -  A great value option in the heart of Rome.
    Sights nearby  -  The Pantheon and Trevi Fountain are both on the doorstep.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A new arrival to Rome, art hotel Relais Rione Ponte is a cheeky affordable boutique hotel with 9 rooms right in the heart of the Eternal City with a permanent art exhibition on show. A great choice if you're on a budget but looking for luxury. See More

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  • Hotel Valadier Rome 67 rooms from £113

    Local exploring  -  Well located in the heart of historic Rome just a short walk from the Colosseum
    City Style  -  With elegant design and its own piano bar this is a grand central stay
    Good wine list  -  Four hundred different wine labels
    Sights nearby  -  The Vatican City and Colosseum are three kilometres away but it's a pleasant walk or a short taxi ride

    Classic hotel with modern comforts next to Piazza del Popolo and close to the Spanish Steps & Villa Borghese. Three restaurants and a piano bar. The magnificent roof terrace has wonderful views of Rome. Cool bar and classy restaurant Hi-Res with gourmet cuisine. Great location for a short stay. See More

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  • Due Torri Rome 26 rooms from £104

    Local exploring  -  Location is perfect for those wishing to emerce themsevles in Rome and explore like a local.
    Historic  -  Previously the building housed Cardinals, Bishops, and famous noble Roman famillies.
    Families  -  Four small apartments are ideal for accommodating families.
    Great walks  -  Right in the historic heart of Rome, wander the streets and get a feel for the Eternal City.

    A charming historical hotel just a few steps from Piazza Navona and the Vatican. Surprisingly quiet for its central location, the elegant rooms offer comfortable beds and antique furniture. A true gem with plenty of traditional charm. See More

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  • Residenza A Rome 7 rooms from £121

    City Style  -  Central Roman location, close to Trevi fountain, Colosseum, Vatican and St Peter's Square. Rome's eateries and shops nearby
    Sights nearby  -  National Gallery of Ancient Art, Villa Borghese, and Spanish Steps. Also nearby are Borghese Gallery and Bioparco
    Local markets  -  Campo dei Fiori market, Campagna Amica Market, Porta Portese Flea Market
    Restrictions on children  -  This is an adults only property

    A chic hotel in central Rome. Contemporary and luxurious rooms feature original art works and a muted colour scheme, Mac computers and modern bathrooms. A lively location and a very cool spot for a weekend in Rome. See More

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  • The Inn at The Roman Forum Rome 14 rooms from £160

    Romantic Break  -  As the name suggests this property is just a stones throw from one of Rome's major attraction, the Roman Forum
    Hideaway  -  It may be in the heart of the city, but the quiet alley it sits on feels hidden
    Sights nearby  -  Located between the Roman forum and the Colosseum and there's many other attractions in walking distance
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

    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. 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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  • 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
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    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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  • Daphne Inn Rome 19 rooms from £78

    Value chic  -  With contemporary design and a chic wine bar, you'll be sure to be getting alot of bang for your buck here
    Local exploring  -  Located minutes from Piazza Barbarini right in Rome’s historic centre
    Great walks  -  Wander through ancient Rome finishing at the Colosseum
    Sights nearby  -  Superb location very close to the Trevi Fountain
    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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  • Hotel Modigliani Rome 23 rooms from £78

    Groups  -  Three of the self-catered apartments sleep up to six people, making this ideal for small groups
    Local exploring  -  Located down a quiet street just five minutes’ walk from the Spanish Steps
    Sights nearby  -  Bang in the centre of Rome, close to both Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Very attractive hotel with a gorgeous inner courtyard. Elegant bedrooms, suites, family rooms and one apartment with flashes of Florentine fabric, white washed walls, modern art works, and private terraces. Fresh flowers adorn every room. Romantic, family friendly, and very artistic. See More

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  • Hotel Campo de 'Fiori Rome 23 rooms from £135

    City Style  -  For an elegant and traditianally Italian stay, it doesn't get much better than this
    Groups  -  With 11 apartments to rent sleeping from 2 - 5, this is ideal for small groups
    Romantic Break  -  This is a classic and undeniably romantic stay brimming with Old World charm
    Local markets  -  Enjoy the morning market at the Piazza Campo de Fiori

    A gorgeous boutique hotel with views over Rome's skyline from a fantastic roof terrace. Romantic bedrooms have canopied fourposter beds, frescoed ceilings, antique furniture and regally painted walls. A great choice for a romantic getaway to Rome. See More

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  • Althea Inn Rome 6 rooms from £69

    Local exploring  -  Despite being in a leafy and quiet neighbourhood, the Colosseum and Imperial Forum are within walking distance
    Value chic  -  The appealing rates come as a pleasant surpirse in this sophisticated and elegant hotel
    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

    Local exploring  -  In the heart of the city this bolthole has a concierge service which will book tickets to events and monuments for you
    Value chic  -  Located in the central Monti district this chic little hotel comes with very attractive rates
    Sights nearby  -  Central location between Rome train station and the Colosseum
    Local markets  -  Sample local produce at Trajan’s Market

    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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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Tuesday, 19th November 2019