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“A sweet place to stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lancelot
Via Capo d'Africa 47, 00184 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #33 of 1,263 Hotels in Rome
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“A sweet place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Family owned and it felt that way. A nice combination of antiques, charm, intimacy, and comfort. We had a quad room which was very spacious (2 of us) with balcony overlooking the Colosseum.
Great location and quiet.
We celebrated my mother's birthday and the chef/owner made a delicious cheesecake with fresh raspberries in her honor for dessert at dinner. The dinner was delicious, we wish we had eaten there again!
Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Carolina
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The hotel is located just outside of the "tourist area" but within 10 minutes of the Coliseum and the subway. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good - nothing great --

Our room was on the fifth floor with a nice balcony with a view of the city. Again, nothing spectacular about the room but no complaints either. We had a family room with a double and two twin beds.

The room was expensive for what we got relative to other cities in Italy, but then again it was Rome.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Pearl, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel over the past few years and the reasons we liked the hotel then are still there today.
It is very close to the Colosseum and is within 10-15 minute walks to the subway and bus stop.
We booked a room with a balcony again for its view but it cost us more money and it wasn't worth it the second time around. Other than that,the room was very clean and comfortable but not cheap at $300/night Canadian.
The staff are great and the continental breakfast is very good.
If we go to Rome again we will be staying at the Lancelot.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Furry Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We heard about the Lancelot from friends, repeat visitors to Rome, who recommended the property to us for a short stay in the city (two nights) before grabbing a car and heading to Tuscany for this trips’ ‘main event’.

We arrived in Rome dazed and confused after a 16-hour flight that included a nine-hour time change.

First impressions were very positive and these first impressions were reinforced and added to during the stay. The building is of unknown vintage and has been re-purposed as a hotel. The only real compromise we noted was the tiny lift but this was more than complemented by a beautiful and finely detailed staircase that we took advantage of except for moving in and moving out.

We only ate two breakfasts and one supper in the Lancelot’s dining room and came away both satisfied and impressed. At supper we met the owner/manager, a real charmer who in turn introduced us to Giovanni for a spectacular tour of Rome by car.

As a side note take the time to find the hotel’s small and intimate courtyard, a wonderful spot to end the day with a cocktail or whatever.

As to location, the Lancelot is on a very quiet Roman street, about three blocks from the Coliseum. There are also quite a number of restaurants nearby for those that want to venture out.

‘When in Rome’ would we stay at the Lancelot again – you bet we would!

Mike and Lorna

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Rarely do you find so much in one place. The Lancelot is a place you could spend a month in and find nothing at all to complain about. We stayed here for a Rick Steves city tour of Rome, arriving a day early. It is located nearly equidistant from two of the Metro lines and a short walk to bus transportation. You can see the Coliseum from here, and it is a short walk to the Forum and other ancient sites. There is a magnificent circular marble staircase, which made walking up to our 5th floor room enjoyable [there is a lift, also]. There is an entranceway courtyard with tables, and another interior courtyard steps from the bar with a vine-covered roof. The bar and library are big enough for cozy meetings with friends. Our room faced private apartments, but the street noise could get intrusive during the early mornings - Rome's garbage collectors, no fault of the hotel staff. There is a terrace on the sixth floor available to all, and it is a splendid place to drink a bottle of wine and see the Coliseum lit for the night. The staff here is very attentive and friendly. Although we did not dine at the restaurant, others did and reported that it was very good. The included breakfast was excellent, among the best we've had in Europe. There were many very good nearby restaurants and cafes for lunch and dinner. I thought this was an ideal spot, like so many carefully selected by Rick Steves. We would stay again during our next visit to Rome.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a wonderful place! Lots of greenery, palm trees and creeping vines greeted us as we entered this "Olive Garden" type place. We were in Italy at last!
The staff was so accommodating and welcoming that we felt like we were home. Helen, the owner,
was a lovely charming lady. The rooms were immaculate and each one had a charm of its own.
When we return to Rome, we would stay at no other place!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Rafael, California
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This Hotel is about as good as it gets for a 3 star hotel in a city as big as Rome. Well located in the center of the cradle of Old City Center Rome, the Lancelot is a respite from the noisy, in your face adventure that is Rome. On a quiet street in a neighborhood just a few minutes from the Roman Forum and Colosseum you are greeted by the nicest, friendliest, and incredibly helpful staff imaginable. Rooms are tidy, clean and quiet. The AC WORKS and the size is about what you would expect for a European hotel. Public areas are pleasant and inviting. The included breakfast is ample and tasty. Great coffee. Ask for a 6th floor terrace room with unbeatable views of the Colosseum. It's especially lovely at night. I would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend this great hotel made very special by the fantastic staff.

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Address: Via Capo d'Africa 47, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Rome
#32 Business Hotel in Rome
#63 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Lancelot is a peaceful haven at a short stroll from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The friendly english speaking staff are always willing to help you with suggestions and tips on discovering Rome's treasure's. A distinctive feature of the Hotel are the " round tables" at which people from every corner of the earth meet and converse over breakfast or the generous evening meal. ... more   less 
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