We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Magical Place”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
The Inn At The Roman Forum
Ranked #12 of 1,290 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Magical Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

This Inn is absolutely unique and spectacular. My fiance and I stayed at this beautiful and charming Inn for out first trip to Rome and couldn't have asked for more. The Inn is located in the center of Rome and tucked away in between quiet romantic streets and incredible ancient roman ruins. 5 minutes from the Colosseum- Felt like walking through a movie set! Our room was exceptionally big, and breakfast by the fireplace was delightful. If you're looking for a true magical 'roman' experience, this is a must!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Frances S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,260 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,042
    149
    39
    18
    12
See reviews for
178
800
34
31
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (221)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank haydensydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Marie W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York, NY
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank cjmnewyork
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Flavia80, Front Office Manager at The Inn At The Roman Forum, responded to this review, 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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
3 Thank OE4ME
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Flower030
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Flavia80, Front Office Manager at The Inn At The Roman Forum, responded to this review, 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
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Jeanettemarais
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Rome hotels
Esquilino
Hotel Artemide
Hotel Artemide
#9 of 1,290 in Rome
5.0 of 5 bubbles 6,463 reviews
Campo Marzio
J.K. Place Roma
J.K. Place Roma
#5 of 1,290 in Rome
5.0 of 5 bubbles 385 reviews
Campo Marzio
The Inn At The Spanish Steps
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Campo Marzio
Portrait Roma
Portrait Roma
#2 of 1,290 in Rome
5.0 of 5 bubbles 678 reviews
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Boutique Hotel Campo de Fiori
Monti
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Inn At The Roman Forum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Inn At The Roman Forum

Property: The Inn At The Roman Forum
Address: Via degli Ibernesi 30, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#32 Family Hotel in Rome
#68 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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, this inn, member of the small luxury hotels of the world with 5 star service boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, Roman Forum, Venice Square. It is represented by Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Inn At The Roman Forum reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Inn At The Roman Forum Hotel Rome
Hotel At The Roman Forum
At The Roman Forum Hotel

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing