Hotel Parlamento

Via delle Convertite 5, Rome, Italy

Price from: £74

Hotel Parlamento - terrace

By Lee Marshall, your Rome expert

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#25 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Rome
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
4
4.0
Public areas:
4.5
4.5
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Shopping

Expert review of Hotel Parlamento

No frills – but it’s cheap, the location is great, and the roof terrace is molto bella.

This cosy, great-value two-star just off Rome’s main shopping street, Via del Corso, makes up in eclectic charm what it lacks in cutting-edge design. The bedrooms spread out over the fourth and fifth floors of a 16th-century palazzo – far enough from street level for the double glazing to cut out most of the traffic noise. The décor is comfortably antique, but by no means gloomy, and the family that runs the place couldn’t be more friendly.

Location: 

Just along the road from the Italian Parliament building, and handy for the Spanish Steps (Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti) and the Trevi Fountain, the hotel is fantastically central, and served by several key bus routes.

Bedrooms: 

Done out in trad but cheerful pensione style, the 23 rooms all feature flatscreen TVs, phones, safes and air-conditioning (though this carries a small extra charge – see Price advice below). Some rooms even have hydromassage tubs in the well-appointed bathrooms. There’s WiFi too, at fairly reasonable rates (around 5 euros an hour when I last checked).

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Public areas: 

The Parlamento’s real trump card – and one of my favourite Rome hotel surprises – is its lovely plant-edged roof terrace. There’s also a small lobby lounge with Internet point.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast – not abundant, but perfectly adequate – is served on the roof terrace in fine weather; the rest of the time, it’s taken in a pretty little breakfast room decorated with frescoed Roman cityscapes.

Service: 

Friendly and helpful: they treat you like family in here.

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Who stays there: 

Tuned-in budget travellers looking for a cheap, central perch.

Price advice: 

Air conditioning, should you need it, is 12 euros a day extra.

Pros: 
Great central location
Excellent value for money
Charming roof terrace
Cons: 
Bedrooms can be on the small side
Some background traffic noise from the busy street below

More information on Hotel Parlamento:

Price from:
£74
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Via delle Convertite 5, Rome, Italy
Neighbourhood:
Via del Corso

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Community comments (1)

What a charming hotel.I have had the pleasure of staying here 6 times.It has a 5 star feel with 2 star prices.from the time you arrive till the time you depart they go above and beyond to make sure your stay is so very special.Now if you are going to Rome for the great big room and don't plan on seeing the city then I would have to say try another hotel,but if you want that unique charm that Rome has to offer,with a gracefulness of days gone by then this is for you!This is a family run hotel that makes you feel like you are the most important person in the world.The breakfast room is quaint,(I like to write in my journal)with the best esspresso in Rome!I like lingering over that and those delicious rolls,that Philomenia serves with the biggest smile.Then there is Tiziano,Andrea,Roberto,Alessandra,Angelica,Paolo(i think that is what his name is),and Signor Chini that will help you with all things in Rome(reservations,drivers,tours,whatever you need)Then there is the Terrace that is exquisete!It takes my breath away every time.I feel like I have come home everytime i return,It makes it hard to leave.If you are thinking about Hotel Parlamento look no further,you will be in heaven.I also recomend going directly to their website at hotelparlamento.it Enjoy your stay,let the hotel and Rome emerse in your soul like it has done for me.Remember one thing never rush anything in Rome.Enjoy it like a glass of wine