Old Rome was once the city centre, so many of the city’s ancient treasures, such as the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Forum, can be found here. This is also a great place to visit if you want to see old piazzas with small shops and centuries-old architecture. The benefits of staying in this area of town are obvious, and there is a wide range of hotels to choose from. Some of the best hotels in Old Rome, according to our hotel experts, have roof terraces or balconies from which to enjoy this beautiful part of the city.
PERFECT FOR LUXURY
The Roma Luxus Hotel is a five-star hotel located in the Roman Forum in a renovated 18th-century palace. The rooms are smart and spacious, with hand-picked design elements. The most luxurious suites include a private hot tub and terrace. This is a luxurious option that includes a spa and a good restaurant.
The intimate five-star D.O.M Hotel is housed in a former 17th-century palace on the elegant Via Giulia. The rooms are modern, with hand-picked artisanal and design pieces. Choose this stay for the location and service, as it includes a modern Italian restaurant.
The Hotel de’Ricci is a luxury hotel off the exclusive Piazza De’ Ricci. Suites are decorated with frescoes and hand-selected antiques in a vintage style. Before dinner, the hotel’s professional sommeliers will lead you through a private wine tasting. A very stylish stay.
FOR A HISTORICAL HOTEL
The heritage hotel Le Quattro Dame is housed in a former private residence in central Rome, close to Piazza Venezia. The rooms are decorated in a warm, neutral palette that allows the building’s classical features to speak for themselves; the best suites feature original frescoes and elegant Meridiani sofas. An elegant option.
Residenza is a charming boutique hotel named after the famous archaeological site it overlooks in central Rome. The interiors elegantly combine modern styles with the building’s original features. An exclusive option with a chic bar.
Residenze Argileto is a modern design hotel in the trendy Monti neighbourhood. Four-poster beds and original artworks are featured in the rooms. Choose this for the extras, which include a hot tub, roof terrace, and pampering spa. A high-end boutique hotel.
Nerva Boutique Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel in a prime location. With dog-tooth check fabrics and minimalist furniture set against dark blue walls, smart rooms are a design masterpiece. The marble bathrooms are just as opulent. This property has everything.
For Food Lovers
Hotel Raphael is an eco-hotel with a rooftop restaurant serving award-winning biodynamic cuisine with views of the Basilica of St. John Lateran. The rooms and suites are opulent and luxurious, with red and gold decor, High Renaissance artwork, and marble-clad bathrooms. Choose this for bygone grandeur combined with environmental sensitivity.
FOR A SPECIAL EVENT
You could try the Palazzo Manfredi, which has only 16 luxurious rooms, suites, and apartments, many of which have views of the Colosseum and Forum, as well as an excellent rooftop restaurant with incredible views.
FOR A CITY LOOK
G-Rough is both luxurious and hip, located in one of the city’s hippest neighbourhoods. This 17th-century townhouse retains its beautiful parquet floors and original tiles, but it also has a fantastic collection of retro furniture in the rooms. There’s also a cool roof terrace, and it’s only 450 metres from the Pantheon and even closer to Piazza Navona.
The Capo d’Africa is a sleek, retro mid-sized hotel with a stunning roof terrace overlooking the Colosseum and the bell tower, a gym, bar, and a restaurant serving delicious pasta.
Forty Seven, a contemporary boutique hotel with a fantastic roof terrace restaurant and plush bedrooms, some with private terraces, follows in the same vein.
The Inn at The Roman Forum is a lovely hotel located right between the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, with 14 charmingly decorated bedrooms, suites, and family rooms and a lovely rooftop terrace.
Martis Palace Hotel is an elegant four-star hotel in the heart of Rome, housed in a historic building. The rooms are contemporary, with wooden floors and stylish design elements. When travelling with children, dedicated family rooms are ideal. This is a refined hotel with a roof terrace and restaurant.