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Villa della Fonte
Ranked #536 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Harlem, NY couple”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

This was our first visit to Rome; we were delighted with everything at this hotel. The staff was wonderful and very gracious. We were made to feel right at home in this charming hotel.
Our room was clean, comfortable and pleasantly appointed. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast on the patio or in our room. The location was perfect including the street sounds of the Piazza. The hotel is ideally situated near the Piazza de Santa Maria where musicians, artists and street performers frequently performed. In travelling about Rome and asking for directions, we were told many times, “you are staying in the real Roma”. My husband and I plan to return to Villa Della Fonte.
Ed and Audrey

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I feel guilty looking back and realising I have overlooked writing this review earlier as a way of saying "Thankyou" for a wonderful stay. Our time at Villa della Fonte passed far too quickly. The room was spotless, the breakfast fresh and served on the lovely little patio and the service excellent. Claudio welcomed us with a smile and his warmth and friendliness quickly made us feel at home rather the visitors that we were. Located in the heart of Trastevere with its charming cobbled alleys and ivy covered walls the Villa della Fonte certainly exceeded our expectations. After twice experiencing rude service at eating places close to the nearby Piazza Santa Maria we quickly learned to eat away from this tourist centre. A few minutes stroll (we felt very safe even after dark) brought us to some very nice eating places with polite and helpful staff.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate my 50th birthday. We both haven't been to Rome for 30 years so it was wonderful to come and explore this beautiful city together again. The Villa della Fonte was a wonderful base for our time: so close to so many interesting restaurants and the beautiful Santa Maria square. You can walk everywhere from here and although it can be a bit noisy at night - it was a pleasant noise and with the air conditioning on was only a distant hum. The breakfast was fine - you're not particularly hungry after eating late at night anyways. The staff was lovely and helpful and we were certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: We were in room 3 which was in the middle of the hotel. Rooms 4 or 5 would have been quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our stay for 6 nights in this hotel was an excellent starting point for all our expeditions into old Rome. The room was nice and very clean, staff very friendly and service minded. The hotel is small and it feels like coming home after a long day walking, a lot of nice restaurants in nearby area, busy piazza buzzing of life and artists gives you a feeling of real Italy. I will for sure stay there for my next visit to Rome.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2013

A darling little 5room hotel in the heart of Trastevere, just immediately
Off of Piazza Santa Maria. Comfortable everything. I stayed with a Friend in Oct. /0-3 for 9 days.
The one draw back is the noise. The Piazza is alive until wee hours
And the din was incredible... If you don't mind roman street noise
This is a charming place to stay, but bring ear plugs and wear them
All night. Never mind bringing a clock as the clock in the square lets
You know the hour at 15minute intervals. Aside from that, the staff
Couldn't be more wonderful. Even with the racket, we loved it.

Room Tip: There are only 5. The are small, with nice bathrooms as long as you Are not very large. The entranc...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

From the moment i rang the door bell, i was greeted by the very hospitable Claudio. He made my stay enjoyable and comftorable, nothing was too much trouble. He even came to find me when i called lost in the middle of Rome!! Going way beyond the call of duty. Thank you Claudio, i would never had got to the villa otherwise. The location great, rooms clean and everything you need, definetly will be back at villa della fonte,loved it!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Went to Rome for a combination of work and vacation, and stayed here for 6 nights in September with a friend. Lovely location next to the beautiful Piazza Santa Maria, friendly staff and homely atmosphere. We enjoyed our breakfast on the nice and airy patio, as well as afternoons with take-away antipasti and prosecco. The room was very clean and decent. We stayed in room no.5. Noise from the piazza and the bar outside, but it did not bother us, on the contrary it brought some flavour of everyday-life and was one of the reasons we stayed here and not in a bigger hotel in the centre. Many good restaurants nearby. A superb place to stay when exploring Rome!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Villa della Fonte
Address: Via della Fonte d'Olio 8 | Trastevere, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Trastevere
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#158 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa della Fonte awaits for you in a typical eighteenth century palace, with a fabulous terrace and its breathtaking view and with all the best services you can wish for. Johann Wolfgang Goethe once said: For only in Rome can one prepare oneself for Rome: and he was right. Even better if done at Trastevere – we dare to add – the most authentic neighborhood of this city. With its wonderful squares and typical alleys, it has always been the true beating heart of the city and not only because of its central location. From craft shops to charming squares and fountains, masterpieces of the finest art, till you reach the typical Roman “Trattorie”. Surrounded by all this is Via della Fonte d’Olio, typical alley in Trastevere not far from the fascinating Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. Within all the Hotels and the Guest Houses of Rome, Villa della Fonte has an enchanting and privileged location. In the heart of Trastevere it’s only a two minute walk from Trams and Buses that will easily take you to the most beautiful and famous places of our city: Colosseo, Fori Imperiali, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona, Via Veneto, Fontana di Trevi and many others. All places are within reach even on foot. Staying at Villa della Fonte is no doubt the best oportunity to explore this magical and historical roman world. ... more   less 
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