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“Just lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Santa Maria

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Hotel Santa Maria
Ranked #11 of 1,290 Hotels in Rome
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Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Just lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

I had two requirements when searching for a hotel in Rome this time; a car park nearby and I wanted to stay in Trastevere. Bingo. Hotel Santa Maria had a car park on site for only 20euro for 24 hours and it was in a small lane way directly accessible to piazza Santa Maria, one of the most beautiful piazza's in Rome (big statement as there are so many) and the heart of Trastevere. It was an intimate hotel with all rooms overlooking a courtyard. Breakfast was one of the best I've had in Italy as the selection was varied. Trastevere can seem quite touristy as most of the restaurants cater with tourist menus, something I find really off putting. But with a bit of walking around it was possible to find some treasures. A bit later in the evenings the number of people flowing from bars into the streets gave the area a really fun atmosphere. I'd stay here again if I was in Trastevere. Good for families as well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Bondi, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel santa maria,during our visit in Rome.
The Hotel is in a peaceful location and it is a great starting point to visit the town.
Our room was quiet and clean, the staff was really kind.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed as a family of six, taking two rooms, numbers 20 and 22, both of which worked very well for us. Nice, clean, spacious rooms, quite simply furnished but with everything we needed. Earlier positive reviews say it all, really. Very nice, friendly staff, lovely breakfasts and late afternoon canapés in the courtyard underneath orange trees. The hotel is walking distance of major sites although the staff are happy to arrange taxis for you if walking is a problem. If you want large screen tvs, power showers and a swimming pool then this is not for you but you'd be missing out on a real treat. Our children, aged between 17 and 10, all positively commented on the food, the rooms and, for them, the all-important wi-fi! We would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

The taxi from Termini couldn't find the hotel but after asking around the Piazza di Santa Maria, we found our way to it quite easily. Other reviews have used the term "oasis" and that is quite accurate. The breakfast was a cut above the typical pastries and coffee and I really appreciated the fact that, unlike most everywhere else in Rome, the staff gave us the option of speaking Italian rather than just assuming we wanted to speak English. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

My wife and I spent 4 delightful nights in this beautiful oasis. We got off to a terrible start in that the airline lost our luggage but the staff at the hotel made every effort to ensure that it was eventually located and delivered to us.
I would strongly recommend staying here and would love to return.The location is excellent and I support the positive comments of previous reviewers.Try it and you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

This is truly a unique, wonderful gem in the middle of Trastevere! It is quiet and very quaint. The rooms are perfect for a respite and the windows open directly to a lovely courtyard. It is a renovated monestary, so you must keep that in mind. If you are looking for a fancy hotel in the middle of Rome, this is not the one. But if you are looking for peace and tranquility in the middle of wonderful Trastevere, I could not recommend this more highly. It is very convenient to all the sights, and walking distance to everything in Rome. Rome is a walking city! I would love to stay here again!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

An oasis close by the boisterous Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. Clean, quiet, perfect service; breakfast included as is food at tea/cocktail hour. Could not have been more pleased. Medium price, the Hotel Santa Maria is well located for sightseeing in the historic center of Rome, e.g., Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Campidoglio, forum, etc.

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Property: Hotel Santa Maria
Address: Vicolo del Piede 2, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Trastevere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Rome
#4 Family Hotel in Rome
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Maria 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Santa Maria is an Hotel de Charme located in a 16th century cloister completely renovated in the year 2000 maintaining the flavour of the original construction. It makes a very pleasant base in a romantic and relaxing ambience. The hotel is located in an historical area of central Rome in the heart of one of the most ancient and characteristic neighbourhoods of the city, Trastevere. Our guests can easily walk from the Hotel to the historical and archaeological beauties of the city. It is also possible to drive to the hotel with the parking available at the private Garage next to the Hotel. The Hotel rooms, connected by a monastic portico, face onto an ample and silent garden of orange-trees, flowers and Mediterranean plants, or onto our rooftop garden, framed by evergreen vines... perfect settings to enjoy your breakfast in the warm and sunny roman days , or just for relaxing after a day of sightseeing The Hotel has a number of bicycles should you wish to cycle through the alleys of ancient Rome. The Hotel is Internet connected by secured Wireless Lan. You can comfortably use your PC where you like: at the lounge Bar, in the garden or in your room. If you are travelling without your PC, a computer with free Internet connection is at your disposal in the Living Room. You can relax in the romantic atmosphere of our bar or our garden with a glass of excellent wine, chosen from the selection of refined Italian wines stocked in our Cellar (from Vermentino di Gallura to Brunello di Montalcino), before you venture out into the narrow streets of Trastevere in search of a good trattoria or restaurant. After site-seeing in the ' Eternal City ' , our rooftop garden, framed by evergreen vines, with lounge chairs facing the sun, awaits you for relaxation in an ambience of refined comfort. You may refer to our Staff regarding any problems, desires, or needs you may have. Tiziana, Arianna, Chiara, Paola, Malina, Pasquale and Alessandro will always be ready and available to assist you to the best of their ability. Their responses will be accompanied voluntarily by a friendly smile. Kind guest, you will be our welcome friend! ... more   less 
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