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Top 10 hotels in Rome

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Whether you’re looking for a business base or a romantic hideaway, somewhere for the family or a haven of pure self-indulgence, this guide to the top 10 hotels in Rome will help you choose a room in the Eternal City.

Top historic hotel – Hotel Fontana

In a prime position opposite the Trevi Fountain, Hotel Fontana is housed in an 18th-century convent. Rooms are decorated with rich textiles and dark wood furnishings.

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Piazza di Trevi 96, 00187
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Top design hotel – St. George Roma

Soft lighting and muted tones lie behind St. George Roma’s 16th-century facade. A stone’s throw from Piazza Navona, this chic minimalist hotel has a cigar bar, rooftop lounge bar and library.

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Via Giulia 62, 00186
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Top bed and breakfast hotel – Casa Franci

Guests at Casa Franci are treated to complimentary breakfast on the balcony with views of St Peter’s Basilica. One of the three rooms has a private balcony.

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Via Stazione di San Pietro 22, 00165

Top family-friendly hotel – Residence Aurelia Antica

West of Rome, Residence Aurelia Antica is close to the Doria Pamphili parklands. Cot-hire is free. There is a choice of family apartments and the outdoor pool’s a hit with kids in summer.

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Via Aurelia Antica 425, 00165
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Top boutique hotel – Hotel Stendhal

On a quiet street near the Trevi Fountain, the Hotel Stendhal is a six-storey townhouse of 30 elegant rooms decorated with restrained stripes and moody sconce lighting. Buffet breakfast is included. Some rooms have a terrace.

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Via del Tritone 113, 00187
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Top business hotel – Albani Hotel Roma

East of the Borghese Gardens, the modern Albani Hotel Roma features a range of business facilities including meeting rooms and wireless internet. Ask at the front desk about limo services. Relax after work in the restaurant or lounge bar.

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Via Adda 45, 00198

Top romantic hotel – Beldes H.R.

The most romantic of the top 10 hotels in Rome, the intimate Beldes H.R. provides softly lit rooms furnished in a French provincial blend of florals and stripes. Relax in the rooftop garden and enjoy a complimentary breakfast of croissants and pastries.

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Via Scipioni 239, 00192
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Top self-catering hotel – Residence Vatican Suites

Choose from a range of studios and apartments equipped with kitchenettes, wireless internet and satellite TV at the Residence Vatican Suites. Dine alfresco on the rooftop terrace with views of St Peter’s dome. 

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Via Nicolo' V, 00165
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Top luxury hotel – Hotel Lord Byron

From the white-gloved doorman to the port and cakes served every evening, the Hotel Lord Byron sets the standard for luxurious Rome hotels. This Art Deco beauty on the edge of the Borghese Gardens has balconies, furnishings in marble and wood and in-house dining. 

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Via de Notaris Giuseppe 5, 00197

Top spa hotel – Rome Cavalieri

Set in private parkland north of the Vatican, Rome Cavalieri offers a private world of relaxation. Sink into the Grand Spa’s Turkish baths, indulge in a beauty treatment or unwind in the hydro-massage pool or sauna. 

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Via Alberto Cadlolo 101, 00136
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