Hotel Modigliani

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Address: Via della Purificazione 42, Rome, 00187, Italy

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.7

This good-value three-star in a quiet but central location is a real charmer.

Can I just say that this is my favourite mid-range hotel in Rome? It may not be to everyone’s taste, as a touch of eccentric quirkiness is part of its charm – but the welcome is warm, the secret back garden is a lovely summer refuge, the position is both secluded and close to the action – and if I could block-book room 602 for a few years, I’d move in here tomorrow. Belonging to a retired TV executive and his musician wife, and decorated with reproductions of works by the Italian modern painter who gives the place its name, the Modigliani is one of those hotels that inspires fierce loyalty and has a large proportion of return guests. It’s also good value for money, especially in the low season.

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
4.4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.9
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Bedrooms
4.7
90%
Public areas
4.6
90%

Location

On a quiet lane full of villagey shops just off busy Piazza Barberini, the hotel is an oasis of calm amidst a network of busy streets. Barberini metro station is just down the road, while Via Veneto, the [node:169860], the [node:168815] and the fashion shopping district are all a short walk away.

Bedrooms

There are 23 in all, plus two apartments that are ideal for families – the one that opens onto the garden courtyard is a delight. Rooms are clean and comfortably decorated in a fairly traditional style, enlivened by the Modigliani copies and by a series of framed artworks created by guests themselves. All have recently renewed orthopaedic mattresses. Rooms in the ‘02’ column (302, 402 etc) have little balconies, and the top one, 602 – sold as the ‘Little Honeymoon’ room – has an amazing view over the rooftops of Rome.

Public areas

There’s a comfy lounge downstairs from the lobby, but the best communal space is the little plant-edged courtyard garden out back.

Eating and drinking

Recently renovated, the downstairs breakfast room doubles as a daytime café with street entrance. The breakfast buffet is continental in style, but with frills – like some delicious homemade crostatas (jam tarts).

Service

The desk staff provide a level of concierge service and advice that is more like a five-star than a three star.

Who stays there

A very international crowd, with tourists far outnumbering business clients.

Price advice

Check the booking conditions carefully, as the hotel is not particularly flexible on refunds for missed nights.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Honeymooners
  • Romance
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Great location – secluded yet central
  • Pretty garden courtyard
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
  • Friendly service
  • Rooms can be small, and some bathrooms have cramped shower stalls
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