Just off Piazza Santa Maria in the heart of Trastevere, the hugely photogenic centro storico neighbourhood on the left back of the Tiber. You’re surrounded by good places to eat and drink here, and some quirky craft and fashion shops too.
The decent-sized rooms, most featuring overhead wooden beams, are done out in warm colours, with vases of cut flowers and bright photo-realist paintings guarding against rainy-day gloom. Be warned that the advertised free WiFi does not work in all rooms.
The main communal area is the magnificent garden courtyard.
Eating and drinking
A decent continental breakfast (including a few hot options like scrambled eggs) is served outside in the courtyard, weather permitting, or in a wood-beamed breakfast room that was once an artisan’s workshop. There’s also a small wine bar, where at 6pm you can enjoy a glass of wine with free nibbles (such as cheese or salami) from the buffet.
They have a fleet of bicycles here which guests can use free of charge – a great way to explore the lanes and piazzas of central Rome.
It depends a bit on who you get – but by and large, the staff here are friendly and helpful.
Who stays there
Leisure clients, mostly, from all over the world. The secluded, gated courtyard garden makes it popular with families too.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Good for kids
- Free bicycles
- A lovely garden hotel in one of Rome’s most atmospheric neighbourhoods
- Shower stalls are fairly small
- Light sleepers may be bothered by other guests returning late