Best Hotels to Stay in Rome
As capital of the Roman Empire, the Papal States and Italy, Rome truly is the "Eternal City". One of the world's most elegant capitals the layers of history and the city's sheer excess of beauty can prove overwhelming to the unsuspecting visitor.
After a day spent exploring Rome's crowded, twisting streets, these are some of the best hotels where you can escape the hubbub at the end of the day.
Navigate down a narrow street past rows of small furniture makers and duck into the Teatropace 33, where the first thing that hits you is the massive 17th-century spiral stone staircase in this former cardinal's house. Wood and stone floors combine with enormously high, beamed ceilings to give a solid, comfortable feel in the double rooms, while the top floor suite has its own private roof terrace.
Radisson SAS es. Hotel
Squeezed between Termini station, rattling tram lines and a multi-ethnic food market, the Radisson is not ring-side to Rome's ruins, but is the only designer hotel in town that is walkable from the station, allowing visitors who train in from the airport to avoid tangling with traffic jams and biblical taxi queues.
A friendly, family-run and bright Colors hostel north of the Vatican mixing shared six-bed dorms with private rooms for two, three or four people. Take your pick between rooms with comfortable shared or en suite bathrooms that would not look out of place in swankier hotels.
Perched off Via Veneto, the Eden commands sweeping views, not only of distant domes but also down the hidden lanes and gardens of next door Villa Medici. The best look-out is from the rooftop restaurant, but guests can even gaze over Rome from many of the bathrooms which have large windows.
Complete with manicured lawns, a pizzeria, decent pool and space for tents in a grove of acacia trees, this slick campsite sits neatly on the edge of protected parkland in the north of Rome, but is only a bus ride from the centre of town. Bungalows and cabins are also on offer, as well as a mini-market, free buffet breakfast, internet point and clean tiled bathrooms with piped in muzak.
Just off Via Condotti, in the heart of Rome's upmarket shopping neighbourhood, lie the newly opened Portrait Suites, where the evening turn-down comes with cashmere blankets. Every light switch has designer pedigree and the walk-in wardrobes are bigger than many Rome hotel rooms.
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