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Hotel San Anselmo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza S Anselmo 2, 00153 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #22 of 1,263 Hotels in Rome
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Absolutely Magical stay in San Anelsmo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

One of the best hotels I've ever visited. Booked 4 nights at San Anselmo with my girlfriend for her first visit to Rome and was not disappointed! Definitely worthy of the top 25 ranking on TripAdvisor.

The hotel, while slightly 'off the beaten path', is tucked away in a very quaint residential neighborhood. Not an inconvenience though - you can literally walk (15/20 mins) to the Colosseum and Forum, and taxis are very affordable to get into and around town.

They have an incredible garden patio where breakfast is served, and is quite amazing. The rooms themselves have a lot of character, and ours was no different. We stayed in the "Poetry Room" and it was both spacious and had a great terrace overlooking a quiet street where we could sit and drink prossecco.

Overall, great experience - will definitely stay here again and have recommended it several times to friends and family!

Room Tip: Poetry room is very nice and overlooks a nice street where you can sit on the terrace and enjoy the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Sean,
Your beautiful words fill us with pride and joy.
Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience. Yes, the Poetry room is so romantic and creates special and unforgettable emotions, for those looking for unique and relaxed roman experience and beautiful little terrace overlooking the square just magical, especially during sunset.
we are looking forward for your next visit to enjoy again the peaceful atmosphere of our Aventino Hill.
Kind regards
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I chose this hotel based on a previous Tripadvisor review which sounded too good to be true. Not only was the hotel, the rooms, the service beyond wonderful, there were many more magical surprises that were not mentioned. The atmosphere here is perfect. A quiet courtyard allows you to enjoy a delicious breakfast at your pace. Our waiter would surprise us with a different design on the foam of our cappuccinos each morning. The staff genuinely enjoyed providing high level service. The rooms are unique, elegant and beautiful. Location is perfect for sightseeing but within a quiet neighborhood with wonderful views. This hotel is an absolute gem!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Beth,
The staff and I, are so pleased to know that you had a great roman holiday in our hotel S. Anselmo and that you were happily surprised by the location, the decor, the atmosphere, the garden and by the creativity of our waiters on your morning cappuccinos. Yes, Rome can be really magical, when the experiences are unique and fulfilling your desires and exceptions.
It was our real a great pleasure to take care of you and looking forward to see you again for another unforgettable stay with us.
Kind regards
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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed as a couple in August 2013 for 3 nights at the beautiful (and wonderfully air-conditioned!) Hotel San Anselmo. Near the Circo Massimo and Colosseum, this hotel is in a great position for reaching all the main tourist spots, yet enjoys the tranquil setting high above the city, allowing you to have a great day in busy, bustling Rome, with the promise of an undisturbed sleep at the end of the day.

The rooms were spotless, fresh towels provided every day and the breakfast was delicious - fresh fruit, fresh bread, a selection of yogurts and local meats and cheeses mean the Hotel San Anselmo are able to cater for a variety of tastes (and I'm a fussy eater!)

Overall, this hotel is high on my recommendation list, and should we come back to Rome (we did put our coins in the Trevi Fountain!), this will most certainly be our hotel of choice! Thanks for a great stay.

Room Tip: Get the airport shuttle bus from Fiumicino as it is the first stop on the drop-off list (30 euros fo...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Jonesy,
Thank you for choosing our hotel S. Anselmo for your roman holiday and for the wonderful words about our hotel.
We are so proud to be on top of your favorite hotel list and for recommending us to your friends and family. Since, you threw the coins in the Trevi Fountain, you’ll definitely be back to Rome and we can’t wait to pumper for another unforgettable stay.
kind regards
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had an absolutely lovely two night stay here in August 2013. Fabulous location in an exclusive part of town only 20 minutes walk from the Colliseum and Forum. Absolutely beautiful decor, opulent with a contemporary twist. Our triple room had a huge balcony overlooking the gardens - 812. Breakfast was lovely, either inside the grand dining room or outside in the private gardens. Will definitely be staying her on future trips to Rome and would recommend it to anybody visiting.

Room Tip: Room 812 has a fabulous balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
It's so nice to know you found our Hotel Sant'Anselmo "Just perfect" for your roman vacation and that you were pleased with decor, service and location. Having a room with a view over the magnificient of the Aventino hill is real "plus" and it's definately a unique experience when looking for something special with a romantic athmosphere of past time!!... We can't wait to ..take care of you in your next visit to the eternal city!!
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We recently stayed with our two teenaged children at the Hotel San Anselmo, with two rooms. Both rooms were lovely, with high ceilings and gorgeous bathrooms. The front desk staff graciously accommodated our request for a room change, when our original room assigned on the third floor was extremely hot. This was due to a heat wave in the city, and unfortunately the AC just wasn't able to keep up. It was a beautiful, character-filled room, though, with a lovely terrace. I do have to say that the cleanliness of that particular bathroom wasn't as pristine as the other two rooms we stayed in, as there was noticeable mould in the shower. As others have mentioned, the hotel is situated in a very beautiful and quiet area, which makes for excellent sleeps, but lots of walking! My only suggestion to the management would be that a somewhat expanded bar menu would be much appreciated: because there really are no restaurants close by, after an exhausting day of sightseeing and walking it would be nice to be able to return to the hotel and simply stay in and eat there. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Dear Margaret,
thank you for your positive comment.
We are glad to know you really appreciate our hotel S. ANSELMO, particulary the location, the service and also the rooms.
Thank you for the idea to increase the bar menu, we always appreciate suggestions because it's important for us in order to make the best for our clients and give them the chance to relax with something to eat, in our garden after a long day around the hot city.
In our area, there's just one restaurant closeby but it's right, if you are tired the best idea is to stay in the hotel and eat something fresh.
Hope to see you soon
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

When you see the hotel from outside and even when you are in the lobby, you imagine the rooms beautifully decorated. That didn't happen. The room we had was in burgundy and we hated it. We felt as if we were staying at Count Duckula's House. Service was great, though.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
I'm sorry to know you didn't like the decor of our room during your stay with us.
The rooms are all different in style and atmosphere and I'm sure you could have chosen a different one to suite better you taste and idea of roman experience.
Best regards
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The hotel is lovely. The location is indeed 20min walking distance from main attractions but after a day of walking through the busy touristic areas, it is a good to reach the top of the quiet hill where the hotel is located. The room was really nice and the bathroom too. Highly recommended for couples. Only negative is the quality of the breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Dear Alix
thank you very much for your positive comment!
It’s nice to know you had a great stay and you loved to come back in the hotel S. ANSELMO after a long day in the hot Rome and I’m sure, a cocktail or a drink in our beautiful garden is the best solution to avoid the hot temperature and have some relax.
We are sorry to know you didn’t appreciate the quality of breakfast but it’s also important for us to know different opinions in order to change and improve something.
Hope to see you soon for another wonderful stay with us in the eternal city.
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Address: Piazza S Anselmo 2, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#15 Family Hotel in Rome
#21 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#89 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Anselmo 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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