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Hotel Forte

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Margutta, 61 | Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #178 of 1,268 hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights with two other couples, and definitely will return! Not only is it located in an ideal area on a wonderful, quiet street, but the service provided by the front desk was immeasurable! They went out of their way when we arrived late at night and not only helped us with booking various... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 5 nights in July in a triple room, considering its great central location (we walked to ALL Romes attractions) the price was very good. staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast wasn't extensive (Served in a small, but very nice room) but it was very nice and set us up for our sightseeing. Would stay here again if... More

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Santa Ana, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a 2 week trip to Italy (July 2014) and spent 3 nights at Hotel Forte in Rome. The location was great - close to the Spanish Steps, shops, piazzas, transportation and restaurants but a few blocks away from the Steps so it wasn't noisy. The desk staff were very helpful in orienting us... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Sad to have such a place in wonderful Rome. The manager totally lacks the understanding of what service is all about. Rude and arrogant, and he even wanted the TV facing him in the reception during the World Cup instead of the guests in the restaurant. Unbelievable. Find another hotel in this fantastic and beautiful town!

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Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We just returned from a nine (9) night stay at Hotel Forte in Rome (July 2014) and recommend the place without reservation. The location is outstanding on Via Margutta -- home to numerous art galleries and just a few minutes walk from the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo -- both lovely plazas for strolling at night. (Be sure to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Hotel Forte is really worth a second visit Ideal location, friendly staff, reasonable rates are still the order of the day. In addition a good breakfast is served. Better than most breakfasts offered in similar hotels.

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hotelforte, Proprietario at Hotel Forte, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for the wonderful review you wrote about Hotel Forte . The staff of Hotel Forte is made ​​up of people who truly love their work but especially with our guests love to establish a relationship of friendliness and familiarity, and is based on these principles we have selected both the members of the Reception... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

location is great. right next to spanish stairs.where you can visit the old city of rome without car. the team is good and nice. rooms are clean. elevator did not work.it was stairs to hotel are not clean and looks terible.

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Dear Guest Thank you for the review you wrote about Hotel Forte. Our hotel is located in a building that atic until 1800 hosted a theater, the famous "Teatro Alibert," which is famous for being the first theater in Italy to allow women to play, and then when it was realizate Hotel Forte we tried to leave unchanged the artistic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I booked last minute into economy double. Whilst the room was a little small it was clean with all necessary amenities including nail files and cotton buds. Only small drawback was you had to pay extra for tv however as we didn't plan to be staying in this wasn't a concern. The hotel was in a fantastic location right in... More

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hotelforte, Proprietario at Hotel Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all I would like to thank you for iltempo you've been writing this fantastic review. Our position is really incredible, and the Spanish Steps is one of the best connected areas of Rome, from the airport in fact it takes less than an hour to get here, also from the Spanish Steps can be reached in... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Hotel is in brilliant location close to all the tourist spots, all within walking distance. Hotel is unique and very clean. Staff are lovely and always helpful. Receptionists all speak English perfectly. Go for the special offer which gives you Wifi for the whole of your stay and unlimited TV movies and internet. Entrance lobby appears empty on arrival but... More

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hotelforte, Proprietario at Hotel Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest First of all I would like to thank you for the time you devoted to write a review about Hotel Forte and I'm really happy that you enjoyed our work. all the staff of Hotel Forte is honored to work in one of the Historic Hotels of Rome and one of the most romantic and features of the... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice and clean, small and authentic Italian hotel in an attractive charming street. The entrance area below with the old elevator has charm and atmosphere. Conveniently located 2 min from Piazza di Spagna and the very lively restaurant area around it, 5 min to Villa Borghese. Got a comfy triple room facing the backyard, very quiet. Airccn well functioning and... More

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hotelforte, Proprietario at Hotel Forte, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the wonderful review you wrote for Hotel Forte. we are very happy to have your whole stay was perfect but we are even more happy that we were able to make your holiday unforgettable. as you can see in the photo gallery in our official website all the furniture and fabrics for HOTEL FORTE were... More

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Address: Via Margutta, 61 | Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Forte 3*
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Located just a few steps from Piazza di Spagna, overlooking picturesque Via Margutta, the set for the unforgettable movie Vacanze Romane (Roman Holiday) and nowadays one of the more elegant streets in the heart of Rome, Hotel Forte welcomes guests in rooms of historical Palazzo Alibert, surrounded by a charming atmosphere, modern comforts and services with the added bonus of typical Roman friendliness. Hotel Forte makes part of "Historical Hotels Circuit", according to the Plan "Transparent Rome", promoted by Ministry of Cultural Assets. The Circuit is traced by informative panels, which report 64 Historical Roman Palaces that currently accomodate Hotels.FACILITIESIn the expanse of the seventeenth century Palazzo Alibert, overlooking picturesque Via Margutta, Hotel Forte stands out among the 3 star hotels in Rome for its charm and personality. The historic surroundings are enhanced by the contemporary interior design, a mix of elegant classic furnishings revisited with modern colours, placed in a milieu with sunny and warm nuances. Located between the lounge and the drawing room are the reception area (24h), hall, TV room and the delightful bar reserved for hotel guests available 24 hours a day for an espresso coffee, a drink or a snack.Breakfast is served in the dining room. A continental and American-style buffet is on offer to meet the needs of the international clientele that usually come here, it is enriched with typical Roman confectionery and traditional espresso coffee and cappuccino. The superior services offered make the Hotel Forte one of the most valued hotels in Rome: Wi-Fi Internet, fax service, international newspapers, tourist information, bookings for guided tours and transfer are only some of the services available. Hotel Forte won the 2006 prestigious Gambero Rosso magazine award for being the best value for money 3 star hotel in Rome.OUR ROOMSCharming ambiance, elegance and superior services is what you will find in the 18 rooms of Hotel Forte, considered one of the best 3-star hotels in Rome for style and comfort. Rooms are furnished with classical furniture, refined fabrics and boast the same care for detail found throughout the hotel. They are available as single, twin, double, triple and family (with four beds) to accommodate all types of clients. Rooms come with private bathroom with either bathtub or shower, hairdryer, and a complementary beauty kit, and benefit from the best comforts offered by a hotel in Rome to make your Roman holiday that much more pleasant: internet Wi- Fi, sat TV, telephone, mini bar, safe and air conditioning. Via Margutta is magical, with enchanting atmospheres and a special charm all its own. As one of the most beautiful streets in Rome, it attracts artists, literati and movie directors. This street used to be lined with warehouses and stables located behind the palazzos of Via del Babuino. These later became artisan shops, painters studios and antique stores (celebrated in the curious Fontana degli Artisti), thus creating the special ambiance that prevails today and welcomes visitors to Via Margutta. Hotel Forte is privileged among 3-star hotels in Rome since it is located precisely on this famous street (Via Margutta 61) welcoming guests in charming rooms with typical Roman friendliness. Today Via Margutta has preserved its unique atmosphere and decor, and is one of the most elegant and beautiful of Rome. Here you will find top fashion houses and boutiques, coffee shops and exclusive restaurants, as well as picturesque and typical markets. What's more, every year, during the month of October there is the traditional Mostra dei Cento Pittori (Exhibition of One hundred Painters), an art show featuring Italian and international artists involving the whole street making for a very colorful festival. Many other typically Roman and international fairs take place in Via Margutta which attract VIP from the entertainment and fashion world and contribute in creating an exclusive and truly special environment. Through the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti (Spanish Steps) you can get to Villa Borghese Park, the gorgeous Rome city park with buildings, gardens, small lakes, the famous Galoppatoio that hosts horse races in Piazza di Siena, and Galleria Borghese, an extraordinary collection of masterpieces by great artists (Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Titian, Canova, etc.).Roman Holiday, other movies, songs and people of Via Margutta.The house of Gregory Peck where Audrey Hepburn takes refuge in the unforgettable movie Roman Holiday can be admired at Via Margutta no. 33, and mysterious 13 was the backdrop for Il segno del Comando, the cult television series from the '70s. Director Federico Fellini also lived here and loved to take walks with Giulietta Masina. "… Love, look how beautiful the sky looks over via Margutta tonight…", this is a verse from a song called Via Margutta by Roman singer songwriter Luca Barbarossa… ... more   less 
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