Fortyseven - A Summit Hotel
Via Luigi Petroselli 47, Rome, Italy, 00186
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Foodies, Relaxation, Trendiness
Expert review of Fortyseven - A Summit Hotel
Smart and contemporary, this relaxed and friendly design hotel offers three things that are often lacking in the centre of Rome: full hotel services (including a proper gym and Turkish bath), plenty of space – and, if you can get a discount rate, value for money. Embellished with prints and original artworks by Modigliani and other 20th-century Italian artists, the hotel’s design approach is based on clean lines, warm autumnal colours, classic contemporary furnishings and just a hint of thirties style – inspired by the era of the building that hosts it. Some may find it a little bland; for me it’s refreshing in a city that too often opts for the tired faux-antique look. I also like the restaurant, which is well above the usual Rome hotel standard – so that eating in is, for once, a valid option.
Right next to the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin – famous for the stone mask known as ‘la Bocca della Verità’, or ‘the mouth of truth’ – the hotel is on a busy road, and therefore not for those who want to walk out of the door straight into the lanes and piazzas of old Rome. But it’s well placed for visits to the Roman Forum and Palatine and the Capitoline Museums, for a stroll across the Tiber Island to Trastevere, and for buses to most centro storico locations. It’s also handy for business travellers who are planning to get around the city by taxi. The downside of this easy road access is the noise and the traffic fumes from the busy thoroughfare outside – though the double glazing works pretty well.
Done out in tones of cream, beige, brown and auburn, with warm parquet floors, the 59 guest rooms are relaxing cocoons to come home to after a hard day’s sightseeing or a round of meetings. All are spacious – even the entry-level classic doubles.
Ground floor areas include a library, lounge and a bar area that spills out into an inner courtyard – a pleasant venue for aperitivi.
The hotel’s Giano restaurant serves a light Mediterranean menu based on carefully sourced produce – Tuscan olive oil, homemade pasta, fresh fish from local markets. In summer, the same menu can be enjoyed at the Circus bar on the roof terrace.
There’s a decent-sized gym and a Turkish steam bath – though if you’re planning to use this you’ll need to give them a few hours’ warning to get it up and running.
Efficient and friendly. They’re especially good with children in here: the restaurant does a special ‘Baby Menu’, and you can even download a kids’ guide to Rome (in English) from the hotel website.
Fortyseven attracts more business travellers than most centro storico hotels, but they’re good with families and leisure clients too.
This isn’t one of those Rome hotels with a huge seasonal variation in room prices, even at the busiest times.
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- Via Luigi Petroselli 47, Rome, Italy, 00186
- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service