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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 #34 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
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“Our best family vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I came to this hotel with my family after a long search on the internet for a suitable match. We stayed in the apartment with both of our children. We were immediately blown away by the welcoming staff at the front desk, especially one hilarious and welcoming Italian man working at the reception. Other than the splendid staff, the hotel offered great food and a breathtaking view of the monuments from the terrace. The garden and bushes growing around the terrace were well kept which deffinetly added to the luxurious feeling. We will most deffinetley return to this precious inn!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was the perfect match for my best friend and I! The rooms had an absolutley divine decor and were furnished to perfection. Furthermore, the terrace was extremely well kept and the vines at the entrance were very inviting. The view from the hotel was incredible and after having been to many overpriced hotels in Rome I can honestly say this hotel price/quality relationship was incredibly accurate. In addition, the staff and managment at the hotel was so welcoming and was always available to help. The check-in and check-out process ran smoothly and my friend and I were blown away by the ancient roman porticos situated right next to the reception. I definitely recommend this hotel for anyone traveling to Rome whether it be a family, a single or just friends! I will most definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent hotel, from staff to facilities in our apartment, kids did not want to leave and looked forward to coming back and relaxing every evening, definitely recommend this hotel to any one traveling with kids, breakfast was excellent.
Will definitely stay here again.
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Aman
South Africa

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always a shame that we have to make a review through Trip Adviser because it is becoming increasingly obvious that they are allowing too many negative reviews without checking that the reviewers could be biased/morons/fake and just plain wrong and nasty. Hopefully Trip Adviser can can get back to what they should be,,, which are reviews we can all trust.

Rant over.

Inn at the Forum.
Sixth time in Rome for us Aussies and we thought we were experts. Wrong... we were stupidly caught by the crooked taxi scam. Make sure you check that the magnetic poster on the side of the taxi has a proper taxi number!! A lot of these b...a..srds just use a texter to forge a number. Cost us 18 euros instead of the 12 euros it should have been.

He dropped us at the end of via Ibernesi. It is only a couple of hundred metres long but I still missed the hotel because the numbers on one side go from high to low so you assume the other side will do the same. Wrong.... they go from low to high so that the hotel (number 30) is opposite number 2..... and it's all cobbles.... so your suitcases are going to get a beating.

Asked why they don't have a sign outside we were told that they aren't allowed to. C'mon guys... you're Italian.... how about putting a couple of plants in boxes outside? Or a light... or even just a wee arrow?

There are only nine rooms.

How wonderful is that?

We paid a bit extra and got a superior or Executive or Deluxe. I honestly don't know but the room was terrific and I can't imagine that any of the lesser rooms would be bad.

Yes the rooms are a bit over the top with the style but how good is that if you were stuck in a wee small 4 metre by 4 metre room costing 300 euros?

We tend to stay in 4 and 5 star hotels and complain if the hotels aren't up to standard. We are happy to pay up to 350 euros a night as long as the hotels are worth it.

Was the Inn at the Forum worth it? You bet it was. I (think it was 220 euros for one night and 177 for the other). The breakfast was excellent and made to order as far as eggs were concerned. PS the fried and poached eggs were brilliant.... don't order scrambled eggs.... ruddy awful. The wonderful Russian? waitress was lovely and was so enthusiastic about "everything" that we didn't have the heart to mention the scrambled eggs! I eventually put the leftovers into a paper bag and dumped them in the bog!

The hotel is quite literally 150 metres from a walkway which goes straight to a major part of the Forum and yes... the Forum is actually part of the building and naturally they are very proud of that.

The Wedding Cake is 8 minutes' walk away and you can see it from the quite wonderful breakfast/lounge area. I still don't understand how the hotel seems to be in a tranquil garden setting but in the middle of Rome.... that's Italy for you.

Walking distance to wherever you want to be including a major high rated trip adviser restaurant which is only 200 metres away. The rats were of course fully booked and told us that we should have booked the day before. Well snooks to you... we found another restaurant 800 metres away equally as good..... well... it wasn't but it wasn't touristy and the pizza was excellent.

Could you find a better hotel in Rome?

Possibly; but this is a 4 star hotel which is as good as any classy hotel in Rome without the pretension and the price.....

.... and yes Americans ... they have bellpeople dressed in waistcoats if that is what turns you on.

Brilliant.

PS Unfortunately; and I don't know why but I cannot find any pictures of the room. Take it as read but it was one of the best in our 7 week holiday and that includes some of the best hotels in Europe.

Room Tip: They actually have separate wifi on each floor so you get decent strength.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely hotel, situated in the perfect location. Walking distance from everything, but also nice to take a taxi back after a long day. The terrace was beautiful, and the top view was the best part of the hotel. Perfect to eat breakfast overlooking Rome.

The only downside was the lack of wifi in the room, and the one receptionist who never smiled and seemed annoyed. Otherwise, this was a great experience!

Room Tip: Rooms in the main building have wifi, if that is important.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights at the hotel and it was amazing.
The location is perfect (just don't try to reach it by car) you can easily reach places on foot or by subway.
Our room was incredible, the breakfast was flawless and the rooftop was lovely. I am sure I will stay there again!

Stayed August 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four adults and didn't want to stay in 2 standard hotel rooms. I was delighted to find this lovely apartment which is run by the hotel but is located just across the alley. I was surprised to find it so large. We had full kitchen, laundry, courtyard and a beautiful patio complete with upstairs view of the city. The breakfast was lovely and they serve a complimentary afternoon tea. We used the car service from the airport and couldn't be more pleased. Everything was as expected or better. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Via degli Ibernesi 30, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
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Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#41 Family Hotel in Rome
#59 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#184 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*
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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