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“Peaceful, romantic refuge in the smart hilltop Aventine district. Baroque flamboyance meets contemporary details to create a hotel with huge personality. Overlooking the Sant’Anselmo Church and within range of all main attractions, while staying off the beaten track.”

“Peaceful, romantic refuge in the smart hilltop Aventine district. Baroque flamboyance meets contemporary details to create a hotel with huge personality. Overlooking the Sant’Anselmo Church and within range of all main attractions, while staying off the beaten track.”

Hotel Review

Within walking distance of some of Rome’s main sights, the quietly aristocratic, residential area of the Aventine with its handsome 19th-century villas and lush gardens has an almost villagey feel. The smartly-revamped Sant’ Anselmo has a gorgeous garden and is an oasis of calm. Most of the 34 romantic, luxurious bedrooms are themed (‘Gold’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Poetry’). All have rich drapery, splendid bathrooms and touches of baroque glamour.

 

Written by Nicky Swallow

Recommended For

  • Charming
  • Interiors are charmingly traditional with period furniture, Liberty-style molding on the Venetian plaster, and framed mirrors
  • Other Activities
  • Experience the twilight hours on Palatine Hill with splendid views over the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and the Colosseum
  • Hideaway
  • An off the beaten track location in a residential neighbourhood on Aventine Hill, perfect for a quiet city break
  • Romantic Break
  • For a romantic stay choose the Deluxe room with a clawfoot tub topped with a crown canopy
  • Close to nightlife
  • Sample both the "old Rome" and the new nightlife in the form of nightclubs carved out of a Roman Amphora refuse hill, Testaccio
  • Learning
  • Visit the popular archeological site of Ostia Antica, and learn about the ancient theatre, round temple and forum
  • Great walks
  • Take a stroll in The Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue
  • Designer Shopping
  • Hit up the Piazza di Spagna and Via del Governo Vecchio for some of Rome's best designer shopping
  • Sights nearby
  • The property overlooks Sant’Anselmo Church
  • Child friendly
  • All children welcome. Children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are allowed on request at no extra charge
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Nine of the rooms boast a private balcony
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Views
  • Four poster beds
  • Family Suites
  • Disabled access
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Designer
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Full of character
  • Lively area
  • Opulent
  • Townhouse
  • Grand Hotel
  • Artworks
  • Boutique
  • Landmark
  • Chic
  • Less £
  • Antiques
  • Quirky
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Traditional
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Lively

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • All children welcome. Children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds
  • Garden
  • Enjoy breakfast surrounded by orange and lemon trees
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are allowed on request at no extra charge
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Nine of the rooms boast a private balcony
  • Room service
  • Breakfast can be served to your room
  • Massage
  • In-room massages can be arranged
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Air conditioning
  • Towelling robes
  • Safe
  • Views
  • Outdoor dining
  • Cots available
  • Parking
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Family Suites
  • In room DVD
  • Bar
  • Car not required
  • Fireplace
  • Airport transfer
  • Four poster beds
  • Internet
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • Disabled access
  • Sitting Room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Experience the twilight hours on Palatine Hill with splendid views over the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and the Colosseum
  • Close to nightlife
  • Sample both the "old Rome" and the new nightlife in the form of nightclubs carved out of a Roman Amphora refuse hill, Testaccio
  • Learning
  • Visit the popular archeological site of Ostia Antica, and learn about the ancient theatre, round temple and forum
  • Great walks
  • Take a stroll in The Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue
  • Designer Shopping
  • Hit up the Piazza di Spagna and Via del Governo Vecchio for some of Rome's best designer shopping
  • Sights nearby
  • The property overlooks Sant’Anselmo Church

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San Anselmo

A welcome haven from the bustle of central Rome, this fin de siècle villa in the city’s genteel Aventine Hill neighbourhood has an elegantly restrained air from the outside that belies the “Thousand and One Nights” opulence within. Ideal for a romantic getaway.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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