The 9 Best Trastevere, Rome Hotels of 2019

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01 of 09

Best Overall: Hotel Santa Maria

Hotel Santa Maria

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Converted from a renovated 16th century cloister, Hotel Santa Maria's 19 rooms and suites are built around a peaceful courtyard, shaded by orange trees and furnished with tables, chairs and benches. The accommodations' simple but comfy furniture create a homey feel, and amenities include LCD TVs, air conditioning and bathrooms with showers and tubs. The hotel takes pride in the quality of its customer service, with helpful and multilingual staff on hand to assist guests 24 hours a day with tourist information, booking tours, taxis and restaurants, luggage storage and faxing or photocopying requirements. The rooftop garden terrace is a great spot to relax under the sun or in the evening with a glass of wine from the bar. A lounge area comes with padded armchairs and couches, a public computer and a selection of books and board games. What's more, the complimentary hotel bicycles offer a great way of exploring the city in style.

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02 of 09

Best Budget: Hostel Trastevere

Hostel Trastevere

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A new boutique-style hostel with clean, modern facilities and an eclectic collection of wall art, the Hostel Trastevere has cheap and cheerful accommodations in a lively part of the district. Rooms are available as doubles, triples and dormitories that sleep up to five guests, and all come with small bathrooms with glass-door showers. Additionally, large glass doors open onto small balconies with views overlooking the surrounding rooftops. The property also has a well-lit coworking space, where freelancers and start-up entrepreneurs can work on spacious tables, grab a hot drink and snack from the on-site café and use complimentary WiFi. Directly accessible from the hostel, there is a small fitness center, a spa and the only indoor pool in Trastevere, which is open throughout the year. Outside, there's a small sun terrace with wooden decking and simple tables with brightly-colored chairs.

03 of 09

Best Boutique: VOI Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel

VOI Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel

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The Baroque-period Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel is housed in a former convent dating back to the 17th century, with converted nuns’ dormitories built around a charming central courtyard with gardens of ornamental shrubs, a fountain and terracotta urns filled with colorful flowers. Inside, marble staircases, antique oil paintings and elaborate fountains and statues create a timeless, opulent elegance that emulates a manor home. Rooms range from recently built double rooms, located in a new wing of the hotel with a more modern style of décor, to spacious suites with classic décor of stuffed velvet couches and aged hardwood furniture. The Ferro e Fuoco restaurants offers a unique Renaissance Tasting menu, where traditional ingredients are used to create an authentic ‘visual, olfactory and tasting experience’. The Bar Bistrot, found in the lobby with an attached garden terrace, offers a complete breakfast menu with all-vegan ingredients, a lunch and dinner menu of sandwiches and salads, along with a bar that's open until midnight.

04 of 09

Best for Couples: Grand Hotel del Gianicolo

Grand Hotel del Gianicolo

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Located on the western edge of Trastevere, the Grand Hotel del Gianicolo is a 20- to 30-minute walk from the main attractions of the city. Its location, however, means the property is surrounded by parks, gardens and places for peaceful walking and exploring, which make a pleasant change from the crowded streets of central Rome. The property is one of the few in Rome to have a swimming pool — a large lap pool set in a landscaped courtyard with sun loungers for relaxing in the sunshine. The guest rooms are comfortable and unpretentious, with traditional furnishings and private bathrooms with shower/tub combos. The La Corte degli Archi restaurant is set within an all-seasons winter courtyard, protected by a glass ceiling that allows natural light to enter. The quality of the service and traditional Italian dishes, backed by an extensive wine selection, is top-notch. The richly embroidered antique chairs, marble columns and artwork murals create a classically romantic atmosphere, but a more casual vibe can be found by the pool in the summer months, where guests can enjoy sundowner drinks and alfresco dining under the gazebo. 

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05 of 09

Best Rooftop: Hotel San Francesco

Hotel San Francesco

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While the Hotel San Francesco is a comfortable hotel with friendly staff, its stand-out feature is undoubtedly the rooftop terrace. With a panoramic 360 degree view taking in surrounding museums, the historic San Francesco church and tree-covered hills in the distance, this is one of the best vantage points in the area. A bar service with an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails, as well as a choice of wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages, has made it a popular sunset hang-out spot for both visitors and locals. The small but cozy rooms include a private bathroom with shower. When booking directly through the hotel website, guests can get a 5 percent discount by paying off their entire stay 14 days before arrival or by selecting the "Charity Room" option. In this case, a customer's nightly 2 euro donation will be matched by the hotel, with all proceeds going to local animal shelters. A continental buffet breakfast is provided in a small dining room and the hotel has rental bicycles available for guests to explore the streets of Rome.

06 of 09

Best for Families: Hotel Ripa Roma

Hotel Ripa Roma

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A contemporary boutique property near the Sublicio Bridge, the Hotel Ripa Roma is an inclusive family-friendly property with a warm and welcoming vibe. It has family suites with separate bedrooms for parents and children, private bathrooms and a living area with large, L-shaped couches. Kids can watch movies and play video games on a widescreen LCD TV or use unlimited WiFi on handheld devices. In the morning, a breakfast snack with a homemade cookie and drink (milk or juice for the young ones and Italian coffee for adults), is included. The restaurant has a diverse and healthy menu featuring local pasta, meat and vegetable dishes, and has meals specifically for kids. The hotel also has a small gym for parents wanting to maintain a training practice. The helpful staff can book tickets to family attractions such as Explora Rome, an interactive science-focused activity park, and Bioparco Rome, where kids can see lions, elephants and over 200 other species.

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07 of 09

Best for Location: Guest House Arco dei Tolomei

Guest House Arco dei Tolomei

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Set in the heart of the Trastevere neighborhood, the Guest House Arco dei Tolomei is just steps away from the Palatino Bridge which spans the Tiber River. Crossing the bridge, visitors find themselves at the core of ancient Rome, with the Roman Forum, Colosseum and Pantheon all a short walk away. The hotel is also well situated for dining, with dozens of local restaurants found in the surrounding streets. The property, which is set in an ancient Roman building, has only six rooms, all named after famous Roman roads and with antique furniture that gives each room its own unique character. Private bathrooms, TVs and air conditioning keep guests comfortable. There is a small lounge area with soft velvet couches, a work desk and an internet-connected computer for guest use. Alternatively, guests can also use the WiFi that's available throughout the property. A complete continental breakfast is provided in the dining room, a stately room with polished wooden furnishings, oil paintings and crystal chandeliers.

08 of 09

Best for Luxury: Trilussa Palace Hotel

Trilussa Palace Hotel

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Built to create a luxury hotel experience that reflects the city's historical and fashionable character, the Trilussa Palace Hotel offers a tasteful blend of contemporary and classical décor. Guest rooms come with hardwood floors and marble bathrooms as well as modern features like soundproof windows and memory foam mattresses. The hotel is home to one of the more impressive spas in the city, which has three separate wellness areas. The Domus spa is inspired by the ancient baths of Rome, with marbled walls, red velvet curtains and candlelight, and has a Finnish spa, steam room and Jacuzzi pool. The Moon spa offers an interactive atmosphere of light, color and sound, with a variety of natural ambiances created by projectors and speakers. The Mayan spa creates a jungle oasis, with a jacuzzi pool surrounded by ferns, rock features, waterfalls and Mayan-themed statues. A Turkish bath, ice falling from the ceiling for invigorating cold body scrubs and sensorial showers are among other spa amenities. The hotel also has a rooftop garden, which offers views of the city skyline, and a bar lounge open until midnight.

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09 of 09

Best Guesthouse: Luxury Trastevere

Luxury Trastevere

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Just steps from the Piazza di Santa Marta, the geographical and social center of the neighborhood, Luxury Trastevere offers visitors a sense of home and belonging in a vibrant district filled with boutique shops, restaurants and cafes. Set back from the street by a tiny, Mediterranean-style courtyard, the guest house is an exclusive residence of only three rooms, making for a peaceful vibe. The guest rooms have a charming and authentic style of exposed brick walls and wooden ceiling beams, with handcrafted furniture adding to the aged character. Up in the loft, the suite has an ornamental fireplace and a large, tile-lined bathtub with space for two. In-room amenities include air-conditioning, a mini bar, complimentary WiFi and an LCD TV with Sky channels. Downstairs, there is a lounge with a stone fireplace, padded armchairs and leather couches. Coffee and tea are also available throughout the day.

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