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The Inn At The Roman Forum - Small Luxury Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via degli Ibernesi 30, 00184 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #12 of 1,264 Hotels in Rome
New York, NY
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“Hidden no more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for four nights. Believe all the reviewers who said this is a brilliant location. When we checked in (jetlagged from New York), we asked for a quiet room and were given a room on the 1st floor (technically 2nd floor in the U.S.). It was not exactly quiet, so we asked to be moved. The staff was accommodating and went out of their way to move us to a much preferred room on the 4th floor. Breakfast was nice. This was a great base to explore Rome. Recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Flavia80, Front Office Manager at The Inn At The Roman Forum - Small Luxury Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

We have really appreciated for taking the time to express your feedback concerning your stay in our property on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to welcome you. Every day the main goal of the management and of the staff is to reach Guest satisfaction, and learning from you that you have found the property and its services corresponding to your expectations is like an award in achieving our task. We hope to have the chance to welcome you for your next stay in Rome.

Best regards,

Silvia Catalano
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We recently spent 4 nights at the Inn at the Roman Forum and had a very good experience. Took the option of a half priced transfer from the airport and this turned out to be great value as some of our subsequent cab rides through Romes morning traffic cost us more. Checkin was smooth and room was good, can be a little bit noisy if your on the street side of the building. Sort the help of the reception staff on a number of occasions and generally they were helpful. Location is great, Colleseum & Forum are right there and it is within walking distance of many of Romes attractions.

Only criticism is the variety at breakfast if your staying for a few days but this is probably to be expected at what is a boutique hotel.

Make sure you check out the Roman ruins under the hotel located behind reception.

Stayed November 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The hotel arranged for our pickup at the airport, and even though our flight was an hour late our driver was there to greet us. He spoke little English, but it was no problem. It is difficult to drive up to the front of this hotel, so valets will carry your bags up a slight hill. Part of the charm of this hotel is that it is nestled away so it is very quiet and private. Each room in the hotel is different and interesting. The staff was delightful, Sylvia, William, and Valentina could not have been nicer or more helpful. Be sure if you stay here to take a tour of the ruins which are part of the hotel. There is a seafood restaurant a block and a half away which is fabulous, Osteria Corte Del Grillo. I must warn you if you that the bed in our room was very low, so if you have a problem getting out of a low bed ask for a different room. I think we were in room #302. We definately recommend this hotel as it is close to all the special attractions in Rome.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Flavia80, Front Office Manager at The Inn At The Roman Forum - Small Luxury Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review following your recent stay with us at The Inn at the Roman Forum.
I am truly delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked our services. I will certainly share with all the staff.

Thank you so much once again for your kind comments and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in Rome.

Best regards,
Silvia Catalano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Our stay at the Inn was really great. Got an upgrade to the best exec room, great breakfast, transfer to and from the airport worked really well. The location in ancient Rome is fantastic - we could walk everywhere. Great helpfull staff, we had a great stay!

Room Tip: Go for an upgrade, the other rooms are quite small
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Myself and my new husband stayed in this wonderful hotel for our honeymoon and I can honestly say I can not fault it. The most fabulous asset this hotel has is the location. A stones throw from the Colosseum it is no more than a 15 minute walk away from the Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps in the heart of Rome. However as it is tucked away in the back streets we were still able to enjoy a quiet romantic meal away from the crowds.
The hotel itself is a marvel steeped full of history. The attention to detail from the staff was magnificent and nothing was ever too much trouble.
The breakfast was brilliant and you must sit on the roof garden over looking Ancient Rome whilst sipping your morning coffee or with a glass of wine in the evening that comes with a generous complimentary buffet. A special thank you goes to Sylvie who arranged our cars to and from the airport that are must.
The room was beautiful with a plush bathroom and a generous sitting area. Excellent value for money We will definitely be returning. Thank you The Inn at the Roman Forum for making our honeymoon a very special time that we will remember forever xxx

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Flavia80, Front Office Manager at The Inn At The Roman Forum - Small Luxury Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your very kind feedback regarding your stay at the The Inn at the Roman Forum.

Comments such as these always encourage us in enhancing our efforts to provide the best in hospitality and service.

It was really a pleasure having you at The Inn at the Roman Forum, hoping to welcome you again.

Kind regards,

Silvia Catalano
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Where to start.... truly a unique experience.

I stayed at this charming Inn with my family for just over a week, and I can confidently say I couldn't have chosen better! Having done some research I booked through the hotels web page directly, having seen that in doing so one could save on longer stays.
We arranged for a transfer from the airport, which punctually delivered us the the hotel. The staff were warm and welcoming. The receptionist even took the time to show us the incredible Roman crypt that is located just beyond the reception... Needless to stay we were all stunned!

Our room was clean, spacious and beautifully appointed. The bathroom was large, elegant and functional - my wife and daughter loved the jacuzzi! Breakfast was delicious as was the evening buffet which could be enjoyed on purchasing a drink.

The view from the terrace was breathtaking, especially in the evening as the sun set over the Roman skyline...

The Inn is located on an intimate and quiet street - only 5 minuets aways from both the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. It's location is second to none, providing immediate access to the sights but also local amenities - like typical restaurants and various boutiques.

I would recommend this charming hotel to anyone traveling to Rome with their family, but also for a romantic getaway. It certainly deserves it's 5 starts and I hope to return to it in a near future!

Room Tip: The room with private garden on the 4th floor is enchanting - it could be taken from a movie set.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

As soon as we booked this hotel (via Booking.com), they contacted us to confirm, and offer a transfer from the airport. That worked like clockwork, and we were greeted by the very friendly and helpful staff. Our room did not have a view but was beautifully decorated and very comfortable, with an excellent shower. We took breakfast on the roof terrace with stunning views of rooftops and the nearby forum. Breakfast is plentiful and the cappucinos are excellent. The local area is full of charming cobbled streets with many restaurants and bars, but is blissfully quiet at night. It's a short 5-10 min walk to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and almost all the major sights, so very well located. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Via degli Ibernesi 30, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
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Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#14 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#25 Family Hotel in Rome
#150 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Inn At The Roman Forum - Small Luxury Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this Inn member of the small luxury hotels of the world with a 5 stars service boasts charming views of the Campidoglio,Palatin Hill , Roman Forum,Venice Square . It is represented by Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is the only luxury residence in Rome which actually houses Roman ruins inside it. At the entrance, a passageway leads you to a Cryptoporticus; an exquisite stone gallery with engravings that can be traced back to 2,000 years ago. The five stars service accommodations are carefully decorated in a modern style and are luxuriously furnished. On the roof terrace you can enjoy free snacks from 17:00 to 20:00. This inn is pet friendly ... more   less 
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