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The Inn At The Roman Forum
Ranked #13 of 1,272 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 19, 2012

My partner and I spent 4 nights in Rome and decided to stay at this property with a friend, who had a separate room. Overall, 5 star experience with the occasional 4 star glimpse but generally deserving of the SLH association.

The room was as advertised and I felt it looked bigger than I had expected, which i'm sure is a rarity in a typical Roman hotel. The check-in went smoothly and our bags were waiting in the room when we arrived. Got a run down of the room features by a staff member. The room had a classic but tasteful fit-out.

The bed was very comfortable and pillows were acceptable. There was no compendium of hotel services and we couldn't find a mini-bar menu/price list - seemingly strange ommissions which are generally standard hotel room fodder (i'm one of these people who loves reading the compendium after first arriving at the hotel).

Bathroom amenities left a little to be desired - some conditioner wouldn't go astray. Used the spa bath a couple of times and it was a great way to relax. Good water pressure.

Breakfast was more than adequate though it isn't the worlds most elaborate offering. Each morning we were asked if we wanted scrambled eggs which were made from scratch and tasted perfect. The coffee - delicious. Staff were more than obliging and were always very friendly.

Staff on reception were a tale of two extremes. Had a fairly cranky encounter with a morning employee who would just sit on the phone waffling in italian without any acknowledgement of our presence. One morning we waited for 10 minutes before she was off the phone to help us with a fairly simple concierge question. The reply was terse, as if we were a nuisance. Another employee working the evening shift was the opposite and was just incredible - couldn't do enough for us. She booked our train tickets to Florence for us and gave us great tips of what to see etc. I'm thinking that the two balance each other out.

Internet was terrible and required a printed receipt to use which would expire after a day or two. Wifi reception on level 2 was a joke anyway, so I ended up using my phone for internet access.

The hotel is in a great location and is close to all the sites. We walked to all the major 'must see' places in Rome within two days - the colosseum was just up the road. A small piazza (where the locals would hang out and drink at night) was close by the hotel and it was fun to relax there with a bottle of red and some pizza. If we weren't there, we were on the rooftop of the hotel relaxing watching the sunset - and due to the low occupancy we almost had the run of the place.

We had a great trip and it would be wrong of me to give this property any less than 5 stars due to a couple of minor issues.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We decided to go to Rome for our 25th anniversary, this hotel was the perfect choice! Romantic and tastefully decorated. The staff was helpful and attentive to our needs. They even put a bottle of Prosecco and a fruit basket in our room when they found what we were celebrating! The location is great! Lots of fun boutique stores for shopping and just a five minute walk to the coloseum, Forum, and that whole historical area, there is even a piece of the Forum in the hotel!
Loved the place! Deffinately reccommend it!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for four nights. Believe all the reviewers who said this is a brilliant location. When we checked in (jetlagged from New York), we asked for a quiet room and were given a room on the 1st floor (technically 2nd floor in the U.S.). It was not exactly quiet, so we asked to be moved. The staff was accommodating and went out of their way to move us to a much preferred room on the 4th floor. Breakfast was nice. This was a great base to explore Rome. Recommended.

Room Tip: If you want peace and quiet, book a room on the higher floors.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank cjmnewyork
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Flavia80, Front Office Manager at The Inn At The Roman Forum, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2012

Dear Guest,

We have really appreciated for taking the time to express your feedback concerning your stay in our property on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to welcome you. Every day the main goal of the management and of the staff is to reach Guest satisfaction, and learning from you that you have found the property and its services corresponding to your expectations is like an award in achieving our task. We hope to have the chance to welcome you for your next stay in Rome.

Best regards,

Silvia Catalano

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We recently spent 4 nights at the Inn at the Roman Forum and had a very good experience. Took the option of a half priced transfer from the airport and this turned out to be great value as some of our subsequent cab rides through Romes morning traffic cost us more. Checkin was smooth and room was good, can be a little bit noisy if your on the street side of the building. Sort the help of the reception staff on a number of occasions and generally they were helpful. Location is great, Colleseum & Forum are right there and it is within walking distance of many of Romes attractions.

Only criticism is the variety at breakfast if your staying for a few days but this is probably to be expected at what is a boutique hotel.

Make sure you check out the Roman ruins under the hotel located behind reception.

Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

The hotel arranged for our pickup at the airport, and even though our flight was an hour late our driver was there to greet us. He spoke little English, but it was no problem. It is difficult to drive up to the front of this hotel, so valets will carry your bags up a slight hill. Part of the charm of this hotel is that it is nestled away so it is very quiet and private. Each room in the hotel is different and interesting. The staff was delightful, Sylvia, William, and Valentina could not have been nicer or more helpful. Be sure if you stay here to take a tour of the ruins which are part of the hotel. There is a seafood restaurant a block and a half away which is fabulous, Osteria Corte Del Grillo. I must warn you if you that the bed in our room was very low, so if you have a problem getting out of a low bed ask for a different room. I think we were in room #302. We definately recommend this hotel as it is close to all the special attractions in Rome.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Flavia80, Front Office Manager at The Inn At The Roman Forum, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review following your recent stay with us at The Inn at the Roman Forum.
I am truly delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked our services. I will certainly share with all the staff.

Thank you so much once again for your kind comments and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again in Rome.

Best regards,
Silvia Catalano

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our stay at the Inn was really great. Got an upgrade to the best exec room, great breakfast, transfer to and from the airport worked really well. The location in ancient Rome is fantastic - we could walk everywhere. Great helpfull staff, we had a great stay!

Room Tip: Go for an upgrade, the other rooms are quite small
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Myself and my new husband stayed in this wonderful hotel for our honeymoon and I can honestly say I can not fault it. The most fabulous asset this hotel has is the location. A stones throw from the Colosseum it is no more than a 15 minute walk away from the Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps in the heart of Rome. However as it is tucked away in the back streets we were still able to enjoy a quiet romantic meal away from the crowds.
The hotel itself is a marvel steeped full of history. The attention to detail from the staff was magnificent and nothing was ever too much trouble.
The breakfast was brilliant and you must sit on the roof garden over looking Ancient Rome whilst sipping your morning coffee or with a glass of wine in the evening that comes with a generous complimentary buffet. A special thank you goes to Sylvie who arranged our cars to and from the airport that are must.
The room was beautiful with a plush bathroom and a generous sitting area. Excellent value for money We will definitely be returning. Thank you The Inn at the Roman Forum for making our honeymoon a very special time that we will remember forever xxx

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Flavia80, Front Office Manager at The Inn At The Roman Forum, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your very kind feedback regarding your stay at the The Inn at the Roman Forum.

Comments such as these always encourage us in enhancing our efforts to provide the best in hospitality and service.

It was really a pleasure having you at The Inn at the Roman Forum, hoping to welcome you again.

Kind regards,

Silvia Catalano

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Additional Information about The Inn At The Roman Forum

Address: Via degli Ibernesi 30, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#25 Family Hotel in Rome
#68 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range: $118 - $660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Inn At The Roman Forum 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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, offering 5 star service boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, Roman Forum, Venice Square. It's 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 star 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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