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“A perfect hideaway in Rome”
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Hotel Villa Linneo
Ranked #518 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Hotel Villa Linneo was the perfect antidote to trekking around Rome on a weekend break - enormous bath for soaking after a lots of walking, a friendly welcome, and a lovely quiet neighbourhood. Our room was huge, beautifully decorated, with big comfy beds and tall shuttered windows. It had a very boutique-y feel to it - a funky take on classic style - and in addition to the free-standing bath there was a big bathroom with a roomy shower. The breakfast was substantial, and the owners were happy to provide us with plates and cutlery for bread and cheese in our room when we arrived late and didn't want to go out again for dinner. Overall it was a lovely place to stay and I'd recommend it without reservation - just be aware it is quite a walk to the nearest metro stop.

Room Tip: We had a superior double (room 21) - worth the extra for being at the top of the building and having...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Just back from a jam packed city break to Rome where the Villa Linneo gave us a home from home after the hustle and bustle of visiting Rome's many historic sites in high season.
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Highlights
- Quiet, peaceful, relaxing
- comfortable bed and pillows
- Spacious rooms, with excellent facilities
- Friendly staff
- Fantastic breakfast
- quiet garden
- excellent local restaurants
- good bus service to centre

Low lights
- a strenuous walk back uphill from the city centre
- similarly for the metro
- limited English so getting advice & recommendations is limited

Although a little way from the main centre it is a good 20 min walk through the Borghese park to the Spanish Steps or Flaminio metro. But the 52 bus is every 15mins & will take you to Barbolini metro in 10mins. From there you can walk or get a metro or bus to all the sites. Tram 3 &19 are also 5 mins walk.
The hotel has only 9 rooms, and the staff are friendly and helpful. It helps to have Italian or French as English is limited but this was not much of a problem for us.
The rooms are spacious and quiet & there is little or no road noise at night & no noise from neighbouring rooms. The bed was large and comfortable. Everything worked perfectly & the aircon is particularly quiet and efficient. The lounge/ dining room has comfy sofas and a big table for breakfast. The breakfast is amazing but don't expect bacon and eggs. This is Italian at its best. Great coffee any way you want it. Fresh baked bread rolls, pastries, croissants and cakes inc the lightest heavenly chocolate cake and apple pastry. Get down early whilst its still hot from the oven & you can get to the sites before the crowds. However there is charge for fresh orange juice which jarred a bit.

In the evening Pagaroma restaurant offers spectacular fine dining Sardinian style at reasonable prices within 5 mins walk or for a more typical Italian family restaurant the Ambasciata d'Abruzzi is also a 10min stroll away.
This is an affluent area with many embassies around so very safe to walk with lots of police/military visibility.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I stayed for 3 nights during a business trip, wanted a small "boutique" hotel rather than one of the ordinary business hotels I usually take, and found this one.
The villa is very nice. They only have a few rooms to offer, but the rooms are spacious and decorated in an old-fashioned way. Breakfast is served on a large common table, for everyone to share.
The service was very friendly, and the location was great for me. Very recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Alon A
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel which is tastefully decorated.
The staff are very helpful and kind.
Breakfast is lovely - homemade.
The staff gave us a kettle for tea when we asked and offered us drinks even after we had checked out!
Only thing to remember is that it is fifteen minutes walk from the metro so be prepared to walk if you are visiting the attractions in Rome.
However, well worth staying here regardless as it is so beautiful.
Love the free standing bath in the bedroom!

Thank you!

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be to the same standard.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Máire M
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I cannot recommend this hotel enough! We stayed here for 7 nights after a planned switch from another nearby hotel. The location is excellent - just north of the Villa Borghese and a quick tram/bus ride (or slightly longer walk) to all of the best destinations and restaurants. The hotel was built in the 20's as a residence for fleet admirals in the Marina Italiana and it's transition into a lovely boutique hotel has only improved the property. The decor was gorgeous, our room was well appointed with English fixtures (including a bidet and stand up shower) and very comfortable. The electric shutters on the windows allow for 80 - 100% blackout for excellent sleeping and additional sound dampening from the occasional street noise. Breakfast is served each morning on a huge table set with a delicious array of breads/pastries, fruits, yogurt, jams, tea, and freshly made coffee. The staff is top-notch - friendly, professional, and quick with recommendations for restaurants and activities (and anything else you might need). Be sure to walk through the neighborhood to enjoy the architecture, lovely flowers, and great dining options including Il Buchetto and Taverna Rossini.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and enjoyed Villa Linneo for its gorgeous decor and delicious breakfast.

Whilst its out of the city centre it's a short walk through Villa Borghese to town.

Be sure to dine at Pagaroma if you stay here... It's only a short walk.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

I always stay at either the Villa Linneo or Villa Mangili during my business stay in Rome. They are both great hotels run by the same people who are very friendly. It is like staying at home and it is such a quiet location in the nicest neighbourhood in Rome (Parioli).

Breakfast is good but used to be better with the fresh pizzas and focaccias :) bring them back!

Room Tip: Room 21 is very nice
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Linneo

Address: Via Carlo Linneo 1A, 00197 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
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Ranked #518 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: $160 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Linneo 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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