The 3 Best Hotels in Celio, Rome

Palazzo Manfredi

If you want to be close to the Colosseum and the Imperial heart of Rome, then the Celio district will be a good place to start looking for accommodation. As well as the Colosseum, this area has the green expanses of the Villa Celimontana City Park and the Park deli Scipioni - which create an opportunity to get a bit of peace and a surprisingly residential feel so close to some of Rome’s main attractions. But it’s also known for the buzzing cafes, bars, restaurants and shops of the Via di S. Giovanni in Laterno. And our Guru’s recommendations for the 3 best hotels in Celio are close to both.

Celio isn’t one of the most prestigious addresses in town, those are the next suburbs over, where you’ll find the high end boutiques and Michelin starred restaurants. But it is clean and safe and well loved by the Romans who live there.

As well as the Colosseum and the Villa Celimontana, Celio and the Caelian hill - which is one of Rome’s famed seven hills, are where you’ll find the Arch of Constantine, the Basilican of San Clemente, the Basilica of Santi Quattro Coronati and the Church of Santo Stefano Rotondo. Unless you have been studying Rome’s churches, these ancient places of worship might not ring a bell for you now, but they’re definitely very noteworthy in amongst a city of noteworthy churches. But it’s not just the sights right on your doorstep that make the best hotels in Celio some of the best places to stay in Rome, it’s also your proximity to Rome’s other treasures…

The 3 Best Hotels in Celio, Rome

The Best Hotel Views in Celio

Capo d'Africa is a sleek, contemporary hotel with a gorgeous roof terrace directly overlooking the Colosseum. Not only are you right in the heart of things, you're staying somewhere with retro style-as well as an excellent gym, restaurant and bar. The ideal urban retreat.

Capo d'Africa

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.

Palazoo Manfredi

The Most Romantic Hotels in Celio

Or you might try the Hotel Celio. It 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..

Hotel Celio

If you haven’t found your idea of the best hotels in Celio on our Guru’s list of the 3 Best Hotels in Celio you could:

The 3 Best Hotels in Celio, Rome

  • Capo d'Africa 65 rooms from £164


    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.

    Roof terrace  -  A roof terrace is pretty specatucualr in Rome, and this roof terrace is no exception
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the heart of Imperial Rome, a stone's throw from the Colosseum
    Townhouse  -  The hotel was once a school built in the early 20th-century
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only property
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Hotel Celio 19 rooms from £175


    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.

    Romantic Break  -  Sunbathe on the roof terrace, stroll through the streets of Rome, enjoying St Peter's Square, the Vatican, Trevi fountain
    City Style  -  Hotel is seconds from the Colosseum; all of Rome's mueseums, restaurants, shops and sights on the doorstep
    Sights nearby  -  Basilica di San Clemente, Colosseum, and Arch of Constantine. Also nearby are Roman Forum and Basilica di San Giovanni
    Local markets  -  Campo dei Fiori Market, Piazza Vittorio Market, Porta Portese Flea Market
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  • Palazzo Manfredi 16 rooms from £279


    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.

    Roof terrace  -  Wonderful roof terrace overlooking the Colosseum
    Sights nearby  -  Next to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Romantic Break
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Relais & Chateaux, Tablet
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Sunday, 14th April 2019