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“A quiet, shiny roost when foraying in the Roman chaos” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel San Anselmo
Ranked #51 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
from Patmos
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28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A quiet, shiny roost when foraying in the Roman chaos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Rome is fascinating but chaotic. The moment you want to retreat to your roost you may want it to be quiet. San Anselmo them would be the perfect choice, secluded in the residential oasis of the Aventino. The hotel was recently fully remodeled and creates and quite pleasant ambiance, e.g. for breakfast or for tea time. The Testaccio quarter with its great choice of Roman traditional cuisine restaurants and trattorias is within walking distance, and if one feels like negotiating a 20 min walk, all the opportunities afforded by the centre of the city become available. The rooms and bathrooms are elegant, although sometime bordering on the gaudy. Internet works seamlessly and is free. The concierge was very helpful and didn't hesitate to accommodate my request when I had to make a last minute change. A wonderful choice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank O_Xenos
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear guest,
we are glad you found in our hotel S. Anselmo the perfect place to relax and to enjoy a peacefull and romantic atmosphere in the oasis of the Aventino hill away from the roman caos but so close to ancient history.
Thanks again for your visit and we hope to see you soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Lovely, quiet hotel nestled in a beautiful part of Rome, away from the hustle and bustle but only a 10 minute walk to sights, restaurants, and transportation. In sight of the Benedictine Monastery with evening vespers, not to be missed. Lovely appointments and great staff; can't wait to return. Grazie Mille!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Joan,
"GRAZIE MILLE TO YOU", for your visit in our hotel S. Anselmo.
I'm happy to know you had the opportunity to listen to the evening vespers in the Benedectine Monastery, just across from our hotel.
It's something very special which fils you hearth with peace and happiness for a relaxing evening in our beautiful city of Rome.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel San Anselmo for my fiances 30th birthday and were in no way disappointed. The hotel itself is beautiful, very romantic and the staff couldn't have been more attentive. The Aventine is the perfect spot, out of the hustle and bustle but within walking distance of the Circus Maximus, the Colisseum and the wonderful neighbourhood restaurants of Testaccio. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel - it was the icing on the cake of a wonderful weekend in Rome. Can't wait to visit again.

Room Tip: We were put in the '1001 Nights' room which was superb! Very cosy and romantic and looked ou...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Hannah K
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Hannah,
we are glad you have decided to celebrate your fiance's 30th birthday with us in the romantic and secluded hotel S. Anselmo, and expecially that we were able to satify your expectation for the special occasion!!
Thanks again for your visit
Best regards
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

My Fiancée and I went to Rome for her 30th Birthday and I popped the question while we were there. I wanted a beautiful romantic hotel and the San Anselmo more than delivered!

I would like to thank the whole team at Hotel San Anselmo for making our stay there memorable and amazing. The staff were excellent and really did make us feel special. The hotel itself along with the room that we stayed in were absolutely perfect! We really couldn't have asked for any more.

We loved our stay in Rome, the hotel just topped everything off! it was everything we could ever wish for.

I only wish we could have stayed longer.

I thoroughly recommend, the service was the best we have experienced in any hotel! It is very quiet in a great area, we still walked to all the attractions in Rome.

We look forward to going back to celebrate our anniversary in the future!

Room Tip: If your looking for a romantic room, book the Romeo and Juliet room! It is beautiful and boasts a ba...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Adam G
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Adam,
WHAT AN AMAZING REVIEW!!! Thanks a lot!
The staff and I are happy to know we made your fiance's birthday unforgettable.
We are looking forward to your next anniversary celebration!
Best regards
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

The San Anselmo is elegant, quiet, and the height of comfort. The Aventino neighborhood is peaceful, and in close proximity to the Circo Maximo and Colosseo, but a bit removed from the city center. The staff are friendly and accommodating. No complaints whatsoever!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cavalluccia
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear guest,
thanks a lot for describing our hotel S. Anselmo as "a gem in beautiful Rome".
We are delighted to read such wonderful reviews!
We are looking forward to your next visit so you can enjoy another memorable stay.
Best regards
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Spent the first 2 nights of our Honeymoon here... Fantastic hotel for a special occassion. Located in one of the most exclusive area's of Rome Aventine Hill and surrounded by luxury residential properties as well as various embassies. Breakfast in the garden was magical. Shame the hotel did not service meals other than breakfast. Very close walk to Coleseum etc

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mark S
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Mark,
thank you for your amazing review about our hotel S. Anselmo.
Being in love and honeymooners is a life time experience, and we are happy we were able to make your experience so special for you!
CONGRATULATIONS and thanks again for your visit!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed for one few night at Hotel San Anselmo and enjoyed its character and charm. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. The wifi worked flawlessly and they really won us over with the complimentary prosecco and strawberries.

The hotel itself is beautiful and located in a neighborhood, off the main street. Great for those looking for a quiet peaceful location. However, it is not in the middle of nowhere as it is within walking distance of viale aventino which leads you to the Colosseum/Forum and is speckled with must haves-a grocery store, cafes, a pharmacy,etc. The keyhole is close by and a must do if you stay here. There is usually a line but it moves quickly and the surprising view is worth it.

The only real negative thing I can say about the hotel is that our room looked a little tired. The public spaces were fine but our room could definitely use a "refresh"-the headboard had draped fabric that was once painted gold. It was in various states of peeling and everything felt a little dusty.

For the great rate and service, I would definitely return to Hotel San Anselmo. Especially, if I needed a quiet getaway.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Primomeatball
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear sir,
We are very happy to know you enjoyed the charme of our hotel S Anselmo on the exclusive Aventino hill and that you appreciated the complimentary prosecco and our service.
The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and as you have noticed you can easly reach the main roman attractions and the unique keyhole from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of St Peter’s dome through the magnificient gardens of the “PRIORIATO DEI CAVALIERI DI MALTA”.
I’m sorry you did not like the type of decoration of your room which had a shabby chic décor, and that is why you had the impression that was old but it was designed that way!! Our rooms are all different , with different themes and decors and we could have moved you to another room if we were informed that the style didn’t meet your expectations.
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Property: Hotel San Anselmo
Address: Piazza Sant'Anselmo 2, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Aventine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#18 Family Hotel in Rome
#25 Business Hotel in Rome
#31 Luxury 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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