The Best Hotels in Campo and Farnese

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Eternal Rome is, in part, fuelled by its markets, the largest of which is the Campo de’ Fiori, an impressive square to the north of Piazza Navona and one block to the east of the splendid Palazzo Farnese. Which is pretty much slap bang in the centre of Rome’s hustle and bustle. Even today there’s a daily vegetable, meat, cheese and fish market, and much more besides, complete with bargain-hunting older ladies. In the afternoons it’s a great place to people watch from the comfort of one of the cafes lining the square, and at night it gets pretty lively in the varied cocktail bars, cafes and restaurants, and staying in one of the best hotels in Campo and Farnese means you’re close to the action.

The area around the glorious, and architecturally important Palazzo Farnese, which currently serves as the French embassy in Rome, is a great place to base yourself. Its elegant squares enriched by grand Baroque architecture and wonderful marble statures are what people come to Rome for, and they’re linked by streets and narrow alleyways lined with places to eat and drink and shop and explore.

Hotel Campo de' Fiori

The streets surrounding the Campo de’ Fiori are named after the tradesmen you’d find there, so the Via dei Cappellari had the hat-makers and the Via dei Balestrari had the crossbow-makers. These days you can expect high end boutiques as well as tiny workshops and artisan’s studios, though some things produced here are produced in much the same way as they were in the Middle Ages.

If you stay in one of hotels recommended on our Guru’s list of the best hotels in Campo and Farnese you’re also within walking distance of the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Via del Corso and Trastevere and the Colosseum. The Vatican and St. Peter’s Square is only a 15minute walk, as are the Spanish Steps. And, if you’re concerned about a compulsion to visit Rome’s churches you’ll be pleased to hear that the Campo de’ Fiori is the only square in Rome without a church!

The Best Hotels in Campo and Farnese

For City Views

Hotel Campo de Fiori

The Hotel Campo de 'Fiori has a fantastic roof terrace overlooking the city skyline. You'll find romantic bedrooms with four poster beds, regally painted walls and frescoed ceilings, in a great location close to the morning markets.

For Peace and Quiet in a Central Location

Locanda Cairoli

  • The Locanda Cairoli is a chic, comfortable hotel in a great location close to the Piazza Farnese. There are just 15 crisp, clean rooms, decorated in blues and yellows, and the feeling is of being in a private home rather than a modern hotel.
  • The Hotel Lunetta is a polished, contemporary, 30 room hotel with an excellent spa, in a great location between the Piazza Navona and the Campo de’Fiori. The rooms and suites have glossy parquet floors, exposed beams and enormous marble bathrooms, and the spa has a sauna and a hot tub.

For a Chic City Break

G-Rough

  • G-Rough is one of the hippest spots in Rome. Its ten rooms have been converted from from a 17th century townhouse, and the parquet floors and original tiles have been retained, but they’ve added retro design furniture and exposed stone walls and the effect is chic yet modern. There’s a fantastic roof terrace and a buzzy bar.

If you haven’t found your idea of the best hotels in Campo and Farnese on our Guru’s list you could:

The Best Hotels in Campo and Farnese

  • Hotel Campo de 'Fiori 23 rooms from £137

    Rome

    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.

    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance to most of Rome's major attractions
    City Style
    Local markets  -  Enjoy the morning market at the Piazza Campo de Fiori
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Locanda Cairoli 15 rooms from £178

    Rome

    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.

    Great walks  -  Wander the streets towards the Spanish Steps and explore the rabbit warren streets.
    Local markets  -  Explore the nearby Portico d’Ottavia, the Jewish quarter of Rome.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to Piazza Navona and The Pantheon
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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  • Hotel Lunetta 30 rooms from £175

    Rome

    A very polished hotel with an excellent spa and contemporary classic rooms. Bedrooms and suites have glossy parquet floors, big comfy beds, exposed beams, and enormous marble bathrooms. Fantastic spa equipped with sauna, hot tub and a menu of therapies. An excellent choice for a modern spa break.

    Sights nearby  -  Located in the heart of mediaeval Rome, between Campo de'Fiori and Piazza Navona
    Spa  -  With a spa suite for couple treatments featuring a private hot tub
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  • G-Rough 10 rooms from £479

    Rome (Navona)

    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.

    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
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Friday, 18th May 2018
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