To make the most of a trip, we have to choose a good hotel to rest. As I have already said several times to you, Paulo and I prefer boutique hotels because they are usually more cozy and make our style more. In the Italian capital you will find several of them, in addition to, of course, the most common hotels.
I’ve already told you the best regions to stay in the general post about Rome, so now I’m just going to mention some of the best hotels and talk about what each of them has to offer us. Ah, you can find other posts about the city by clicking here 😉
Relais Orso is proof that mixing the new with the old can yield an incredible decoration and full of personality. Despite the super modern design and full of textures, the architect Danilo Maglio also brought “vintage” references to the environment. The hotel occupies an old 17th century house, so some of the things have been kept, such as the floors and doors.
Both the common areas and the rooms are cozy and perfect for those who like smaller hotels with less hustle and bustle. They also have a wonderful restaurant, called Vicolo 88. It is super worth a visit there!
With only 10 rooms, G-Rough has a more rustic and even half-hipster feel. Like Relais Orso, its walls are full of textures and have an unfinished appearance – something I love. Each corner of the hotel has a different decoration, making it even more special.
The location is also great, as it is close to several tourist spots, such as Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. If you like to walk the streets without a defined direction, you will love the region. In addition, as it is located in the historic center, you will find it very easy to get around the city.
Spanish Steps 9
Smaller than the G-Rough, this hotel has 6 rooms and is one of the most welcoming places to stay there. Being at Piazza di Spagna 9 is almost like feeling at home! It occupies the third floor of a 15th century building, and in contrast to the classic facade, the interior is modern and elegant.
Both the rooms and the other rooms of the hotel are decorated with contemporary works, all very charming and well thought out. Even the furniture was carefully chosen by the owner of the place, Stefania Grippo.
Despite not having a very different proposal and bold decor, Portrait Roma is a great boutique hotel. The decor is more discreet and serious, but that doesn’t detract from the beauty of the accommodations. Most rooms have small balconies with incredible views of the city, meaning you can take the time you are at the hotel to enjoy the scenery while relaxing.
One of the things that makes me like this hotel even more is the rooftop terrace. It is a very beautiful place, especially at night. Even if you stay in a room with a not-so-nice view, you can still take advantage of that space on the terrace to observe Rome from above.
This hotel has a more classic vibe and the decor is full of marble and wood details. Like the Baboon 181’s personality it is more discreet, it has a style more similar to Portrait Roma. The 14 rooms available are super comfortable and some of them have incredible views. This is a good place to stay if you are planning on shopping or a good gastronomic tour of the region.
The Fifteen Keys
The owners of The Fifteen Keys, Sara Ferrajoli and Vincenzo Mirisola di Torresanto, sought to bring the hotel’s decor a retro style but with that touch of modernity, making the environments original and authentic. The decorations and colors of the rooms change according to the type of each one, but all are very charming.
I love vintage accessories and decorative objects, so I’m suspicious to talk, but the environments are really cute. Ah, it is very close to the subway, that is, if you depend on public transport this will help a lot.
Hotel Isa is very modern and has a contemporary style that is very marked in its decoration. The rooms are very varied and some follow a more classic trend while others are more innovative. As they are divided into “styles”, just choose which one you like best!
It has a terrace with a wonderful view and is also decorated with various plants and tables. As for its location, Hotel Isa is a 15-minute walk from Piazza Navona and, around it, there are several great restaurants.
The Corner Townhouse
If I were to describe The Corner Townhouse in a single word I would say that it is vintage. The decoration of all rooms makes you feel in a super modern and cool place, but still with details of furniture and vintage decor. Even the colors of the hotel walls are interesting and different!
Each room has a different color, among them sky blue, gray or pineapple green – one very different from the other, right? Breakfast is very well served and the hotel’s restaurant, called Corner, even has a Michelin star.
Now, there is no doubt that Rome knows how to welcome tourists. There is a lot of beautiful and comfortable place to stay there and, for that reason, I am still not sure which hotel I will stay in 😉