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The 7 Best B&Bs in Rome

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One of the best things about staying in B&Bs is 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 comes to bed and breakfasts and guesthouses - there's a lot to choose from. So to start you off on your search we've a list of the best B&Bs in Rome to recommend - all of them proven to offer an excellent local connection too.

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

For a superb location

Casa Montani

  • Casa Montani is a gorgeous little guesthouse situated on the Piazza del Popolo, a short stroll from the Spanish Steps and close to many of Rome's best shopping streets. Its rooms and suites are beautifully finished, plus it's a family friendly option.
  • 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.

For a City Break

Piazza di Spagna 9

  • 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.
  • 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.

The Best Value B&Bs in Rome

Althea Inn

  • 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.
  • 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 too.

For Couples

Hotel Campo de Fiori

  • 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.

Still not sure which to book?

  • Expand your search to include all the best places to stay in Rome,
  • refine your search by region and consider the best hotels in the heart of Old Rome, or our Guru's list of great hotels near the Colosseum.
  • or what about our recommendations for 10 Great Value Hotels in Rome, or the 10 Best Family Hotels in Rome?
  • Alternatively contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
    • Casa Montani Rome 9 rooms from AU$280

      Families  -  Families are welcome in Casa Montani and its apartment; they can easily fit extra beds and cots in the Suites.
      Local exploring  -  Just steps from Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese and Via Babuino
      Groups  -  The separate apartment sleeping up to 4 is ideal for small groups
      Sights nearby  -  Located in the heart of Rome next to the Piazza del Popolo. Walking distance to many major attractions
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      Small chic city hideaway opposite the Piazza del Popolo in the heart of Rome. Neutral tones, with silk fabrics, hardwood floors, chic modern art and marble bathrooms. Personalised service from owners Giuseppe and Charlotte. Intimate and luxurious boutique hotel in a great location. See More

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    • The Fifteen Keys Hotel Rome 15 rooms from AU$249

      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
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      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 AU$485

      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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    • Buonanotte Garibaldi Rome 3 rooms from AU$293

      Local exploring  -  Perfectly placed in Trastevere, a quiet untouristy spot, yet near the sights
      City Style  -  A beautifully styled house with a real focus on art
      Sights nearby  -  Located in the historic and vibrant Trastevere district
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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      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 AU$900

      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.
      Air conditioningPet friendly
      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 AU$147

      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
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      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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    • Residenza Frattina Rome 13 rooms from AU$191

      Local exploring  -  Located in the centre of Rome, this is the perfect spot to tour the city from and guests are even given bicycles to get around
      Value chic  -  With all bar one room coming in at under €100 this is a chic and affordable central base
      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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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 24th May 2021