Take a look at the best boutique hotels in Repubblica and Termini.
Yes, four-pearl Artemide's prices are higher than those of its nearby competitors. With the higher rates, though, comes a renovated spa, complete with indoor pools, sauna, and massage room. There's a large free breakfast, a popular rooftop bar and restaurant, and free minibars in the stylish rooms. This property is also smack in the middle of central Rome, within walking distance of the Piazza Della Repubblica and Termini Station, making this hotel convenient and decidedly upscale.
The Locanda al Viminale is an intimate, affordable bed-and-breakfast nestled by the Termini Station. Six spacious rooms are pleasantly furnished with private bathrooms, and some have balconies, preserved frescoes, or kitchenettes. A light Italian breakfast is delivered to rooms in the mornings and free refreshments are always on supply in a kitchen. This property is a great value for tourists who want to be in the center of Rome, but guests may want to also check rates at The Beehive nearby, which has fresh, youthful decor.
The 11-room Residenza Cellini is a small, family-run hotel that occupies the third and fifth floors of a large building near the Republica metro station. Within this 19th-century building, there are several other hotels and bed-and-breakfasts. The setting is intimate, from the small reception and cozy lobby to the simple, tidy breakfast room. Wi-Fi and breakfast are both free, but the elevator is small and faulty, and there are separate entrances for the building and the hotel. Rooms are spacious enough, but decor is dated. Hotel Campo De' Fiori is a similarly priced alternative within the Historic Center.
Spread out over two floors of a 19th-century office building off the Via Nazionale, the 17-room Hotel Dharma displays boutique style and service at prices that are low for this neighborhood. Its soundproof rooms, ranging from Doubles and Triples to Select Suites with hot tubs, balconies, and Turkish baths, all come with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with international and premium channels, and minibars. Breakfast, taken at the hotel's Cotto Restaurant next door, is included in the room rate. Hotel Nord Nuova Roma, with a rooftop terrace offering city views, is a similarly priced property in the same busy area.
Occupying the first floor of an apartment building, the Cortina is a tiny mid-range hotel catering to couples more interested in exploring the historic sights than spending time at the hotel. It has 14 small rooms with classic decor and clean en-suite bathrooms plus flat-screen TVs, minibars, and air-conditioning. The hotel's two stylish apartments, equipped with kitchens and living areas, are worth the extra cash. Features are thin and include a small breakfast room and bar, but freebies like Wi-Fi and breakfast are good perks. For an even more intimate boutique stay, the nearby Stylish Room has lower rates and quirky decors plus modern rooms and free breakfast as well.
The nine-room SuiteDreams Hotel may have a cheesy pun built into the name, but it's actually a solid mid-range option within walking distance of Termini Statin and Trevi Fountain. The hotel feels updated thanks to use of modern design trends, and free extras such as Wi-Fi and breakfast add value. Rooms are decently sized and clean (if a tad bland), with most sporting twin beds and stone shower stalls. It's a good price for the location, but it's worth comparing rates with the Hotel Fontana, which is a bit closer to the tourist sights.
Part boutique hotel, part guest house, the Moses Fountain offers a refreshing break from the cookie-cutter chain hotel experience. Housed in a 16th-century edifice that was once part of the city's aqueduct system, the Moses lacks most of the amenities of a typical hotel, including a lobby, elevator, restaurant, or 24-hour front desk staff. Nonetheless, six guest rooms are spacious and individually decorated with many stylish details. The steep staircases here may be too challenging for folks with mobility issues.
The Britannia Hotel is an upscale hotel in a convenient location near the Piazza della Repubblica and within walking distance to several of the city’s famous historic sights. The hotel has a dark, cozy bar and 33 homey rooms with free minibars and flat-screen TVs. Standard rooms are small (and not a good fit for families), but the hotel wins in the breakfast category, providing a free breakfast with a wide variety of food that exceeds other hotels’ offerings. The hotel is a good choice at a fair rate, but guests with more modern tastes may want to compare rates with Hotel Alpi, an upscale property with a pretty roof terrace.
Hotel Mascagni is a smart choice for solid accommodations near Piazza della Repubblica. The upper-middle-range hotel has attractive, modern public spaces and in 2016 the hotel opened an annex to house 40 polished rooms. However, the orange striped wallpaper and matching drapes are garish. All units are well-equipped with flat-screen TVs, minibars, electric kettles with free tea and coffee, and free Wi-Fi; some have balconies. Bathrooms are far more stylish, and come with bidets, a generous supply of toiletries, and shower/tub combos in most. Features here are limited to an elegant breakfast room, where a hot spread is served daily, and a small, handsome bar. As an alternative, the nearby Ambasciatori Palace Hotel has slightly higher rates and features a full-service restaurant.
This 72-room hotel is located on a cobbled street in an out-of-the-way spot near Termini Station, overlooking Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. It's a mid-range option with some classic charm (such as marble tiles and chandeliers in the lobby), but also busy, tacky prints in Caffe Papa Sisto and some of the rooms. Room decor is traditional and homey, and modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, stocked minibars, and electric kettles. Marble bathrooms are clean and suites offer large Jacuzzi tubs. Perks here include the rooftop garden with great views of Rome, as well as a free daily breakfast buffet with espresso and cappuccino. However, there are pesky fees for Internet and parking.
Built in 1865, the 209-room Quirinale Hotel is an upscale property decorated to reflect much of its original charm. The location is convenient, within walking distance to Trevi Fountain plus a variety of shops and restaurants in the surrounding area. Charming rooms with original architectural details have free Wi-Fi, small flat-screen TVs, and electric kettles, but the antique decor may not be to everyone's liking, and some bathrooms have small stand-up showers. There’s a restaurant on-site with an outside dining area facing a pretty garden, and the hotel has a bar serving light fare. A free breakfast buffet is provided, but it earns mixed reviews from guests. Another alternative travelers could consider is The Britannia Hotel, an upscale property near the Piazza della Repubblica that serves an impressive breakfast buffet.
Residenza Praetoria is basic and well-maintained two-and-a-half-pearl hotel, with a hint of traditional charm that's a good, practical choice near Termini Station. This is not the best location for close access to Rome’s top sights, but at a three-minute walk to Termini, the metro is close at hand to reach the rest of the city. Features are slim, but they're in line with other properties at this pearl-level. The free continental breakfast gets solid reviews from previous guests, and the hotel also has a small bar in the evening. The 16 tidy and simple guest rooms come with flat-screen TVs (with few English channels), lightly stocked minibars, and free Wi-Fi. Travelers willing to pay more for a property with leisure facilities might consider the nearby Venetian Palace Hotel, which has a rooftop hot tub, fitness center, sauna, and steam room.
The 47-room Domus Romana Hotel is a two-and-a-half-pearl historic option with a convenient location in the Monti district. The hotel could use a little updating, but its location is excellent. Guests can walk to many restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as major attractions such as the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Rooms are spacious and come with flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, minibars, and safes, and apartments add kitchenettes. Decor can look dated, and street-facing rooms will be noisy. A breakfast buffet is served daily in a charming breakfast room, or guests can opt to dine alfresco in the lovely courtyard with a fountain. A bar there serves drinks and snacks in the evening. Travelers who would prefer more modern rooms should check out the Hotel Caprice instead.
There's nothing special about the "look" of this hotel -- the rooms are drab and outdated (though modern in terms of tech, with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi), and it's in the city center, like dozens of other hotels. What sets it apart from other boutique hotels in the area is that the Hotel Rex features amenities that are hard to find in Rome, like a (small) fitness center, a bar and restaurant, meeting rooms, a large rooftop solarium with lounge chairs, and a lounge stocked with books, DVDs, and children's toys. Overall, the hotel is a good value, but be forewarned that while the Hotel Rex is within walking distance of some quaint cafes and attractions, the area isn't as picturesque as spots near the Spanish Steps.