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The 15 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.

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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 along with structures from every design period since, 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.

The 15 Best Boutique Hotels in Rome

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The Gigli d’Oro Suites are 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.

Gigli d'oro Suites

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.

GRough

The Relais Orso is close by, also just steps from the Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. Converted from a 17h century townhouse into a 15 room hotel, its suites are cool and contemporary and there’s a roof garden with great views. There’s also a Mediterranean restaurant.

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.

Or you might try Babuino 181, which is almost right next door, a 24 room, boutique hotel with a fabulous breakfast terrace and easy access to the main shopping streets.

Babuino 181

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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.

Villa Spalletti Trivelli
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.

Pepoli 9 is a collection of six stunning suites in a grand building in a quiet part of Rome. Infused with Roman opulence, these are well within reach of the main attractions, just five minutes walk from the Colosseum.

Pepoli 9

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The Portrait Suites are 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 bathrooms and kitchenettes.

portrait suites

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.

Leons Place

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

casa fabbrini
Margutta 54 is a slick collection of six suites in a central, but peaceful mews. The suites are large and minimalist with all the modern gadgets you might require.

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The Art Nouveau Lord Byron doesn’t call itself a boutique hotel, but it’s certainly along those lines, with 32 beautiful rooms and suites, all with marble bathrooms, many with fantastic wallpaper and details and some with private terraces.

lord byron

If you haven’t found your idea of the 15 best boutique hotels in Rome on our Guru’s list you could:

The 15 Best Boutique Hotels in Rome

  • Gigli d'Oro Suites 6 rooms from €200

    Rome

    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.

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Located just behind the Piazza Navona in the historic centre of town. Easy access on foot to most sights.
    Local markets  -  Close to the Campo de fiori
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
    Check prices
  • Palazzo Manfredi 16 rooms from €318

    Rome

    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
    Check prices
  • G-Rough 10 rooms from €546

    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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  • Relais Orso 15 rooms from 249

    Rome

    Just steps away from Piazza Navona and the Pantheon this sleek hotel, a 17th century town house in quiet cobbled street, is beautifully placed in the heart of Rome within walking distance of all the main sights. Cool contemporary suites, restaurant and pretty roof garden with city views.

    Restaurant  -  The restaurant Vicolo 88 offers traditional Medietrranean dishes and wine from the cellars of the house
    Suites  -  Central glass walled showers built into the living rooms, suites with private jacuzzi and terrace
    Roof terrace  -  Sip cocktails on the roof deck with fabulous panoramic views of the city
    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from Piazza Navona in the heart of Rome's historical centre
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Piazza di Spagna 9 6 rooms from €294

    Rome

    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.

    Sights nearby  -  Just next to The Spanish Steps and Fontana di Trevi
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Check prices
  • Villa Spalletti Trivelli 12 rooms from €570

    Rome

    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.

    Luxury
    Honeymoons
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  200m from the Quirinale Presidential Palace and 5 mins from the Trevi fountain
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Pepoli 9 6 rooms from €189

    Rome

    Six elegant suites located within a grand building in a quiet part of Rome. Stunning suites are contemporary in style and design yet reminiscent of Roman opulence. Indulgent bathrooms, the best featuring enormous bathtubs. Well positioned to reach this historic city's attractions. A luxurious base.

    Local exploring  -  A luxurious base, well placed within the city for getting around.
    Sights nearby  -  Just a 5 minute drive from the Coliseum and ealking distance from Terme di Caracalla.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Traditional
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  • Portrait Suites 11 rooms from €640

    Rome

    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.

    Luxury
    Romantic Break
    City Style
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
    Check prices
  • Villa Laetitia 15 rooms from €145

    Rome

    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.

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  15 mins walk to the Piazza del Popolo and easy access to the Vatican
    Designer  -  Renovated by one of the Fendi sisters
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Check prices
  • Leon's Place 56 rooms from €218

    Rome

    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.

    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
    Check prices
  • Casa Fabbrini 5 rooms from €189

    Rome (13)

    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.

    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.
    Check prices
  • Margutta 54 6 rooms from €250

    Rome

    A very slick collection of suites in one of Rome's most central, peaceful and attractive mews. Large, minimalist, and shiny with all the modern gadgetry. These suites can cater to any type of traveller; groups of friends, families, or couples.

    Families
    Groups
    City Style
    Romantic Break
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
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  • Lord Byron 32 rooms from €170

    Rome

    An Art Nouveau property in an excellent hilltop location away from the mass of sightseers and with excellent views. Rooms and suites with private terraces, wallpapered walls, marble bathrooms and huge comfy beds. A great choice for an understated stop over.

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Situated just behind the Borghese Gardens
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels, Frommers
    Check prices

 

Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 8th March 2017