Just along the road from the Italian Parliament building, and handy for the [node:169860] and the [node:168815], the hotel is fantastically central, and served by several key bus routes.
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).
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.
Friendly and helpful: they treat you like family in here.
Who stays there
Tuned-in budget travellers looking for a cheap, central perch.
Air conditioning, should you need it, is 12 euros a day extra.
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Charming roof terrace
- Excellent value for money
- Great central location
- Some background traffic noise from the busy street below
- Bedrooms can be on the small side