What We Love
- A tranquil stay in the heart of Rome, just minutes from the Vatican City, with breakfastStaying in the affluent Prati neighborhood, with the Vatican City a short stroll away
- Admiring Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, plus Rome's other ancient landmarks
- Savoring the delicious buffet-style breakfast each morning
Set in Rome’s affluent Prati neighborhood, Hotel Cicerone is a haven of peace away from the well-trodden tourist trail. This serene city hideaway has all the trimmings and trappings you’d expect from a four-star residence in one of the world’s most beloved destinations. The rooms are grand yet inviting, with all the mod cons needed for a comfortable stay. There’s also an elegant restaurant, Cucina&Pizza, serving classic and contemporary Italian cuisine.
Mostly though, this is an ideal base from which to discover the architectural wonders and artistic masterpieces of the Eternal City. Located smack-dab in the heart of Rome and just a short stroll from theVatican City, you’ll be able to fill your days gazing at Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, enjoying gladiatorial greatness at the Colosseum and Roman Forum, hitting the trendy bars in the hip Monti neighborhood, and tossing a coin – correctly, with your right hand over your left shoulder – into the Trevi Fountain.
The guest rooms here are rich in designer detailing and tastefully finished, with classic décor, exquisite fabrics and plenty of mod cons. Each 258-square-foot Superior room is outfitted with plush bedding, a well-stocked minibar and an en-suite bathroom with bathrobes and luxury
The hotel’s signaturerestaurant, Le Bouchon, presents a creative selection of classic and contemporary Italian and European cuisine. For breakfast, you’ll enjoy plentiful buffet-style spreads, and later in the day, you can explore the hotel’s selection of fine wines over dinner. Room service is also available.
The hotel puts you in the heart of Rome’s Prati district, just 100 yards from the Piazza Cavour and a 10-minute walk from the Vatican Museums. Your first stop should be Vatican City, a tiny city-state presided over by the Pope, where the Sistine Chapel’s frescoes and the dome of St. Peter’s basilica are nothing short of awe-inspiring. For gladiatorial greatness, head to the Colosseum, before continuing on to the Roman Forum, The Pyramid of Cestius and the Pantheon. Also, be sure to relax with a gelato at Piazza Navona, give your credit card a workout in the shopping streets of the Spanish Steps, and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to guarantee your return to the Eternal City.
How to Get There
Hotel Cicerone is located on a busy street with much traffic noise all night. Air conditioning was not adequate. Rooms were average-need to be updated. Lobby & public areas are much nicer than the rooms.
The hotel has a great potential to be one of the best of his category as the location is very good but... the conservation of the hotel it's terrible. The room of good size but very old. The bathroom also very old and sometimes looks dirty. The third-floor carpet outside the elevator was terrible. Dirty and very very old. The display of one of the elevators was broke it and took it a few days to be replaced. The staff is very nice at least this helps this hotel. Very helpful and welcome.
This was our first stop on a tour week tour/visit to Italy. Our flights were late and we'd missed our group going out on the first exploration of Rome. The hotel staff could not have been more helpful making sure that we were able to meet up with the group. That set the right tone for the rest of our stay.
As mentioned, this hotel caters to tour groups. And they do a good job with it. But if you're not part of a tour group, you might want to stay elsewhere.
The room was clean and fine. The elevators slow and we worried if the doors would open every time.
The only real negative we found was it was not nearly as "walkable" as TripAdvisor led us to believe. Not a lot of options to eat in the immediate area but we only had one dinner on our own and the front desk staff directed us to a nice place.
Do not stay at this hotel. I recently stayed here and it was definitely not worth my money. The rooms are incredibly small, the breakfast is poor, and the maids steal things. I had had my suitcase zipped up and left nothing out, and yet, my suitcase had been gone through and I had a few items missing by the end of my stay. I mentioned this at checkout, but the front desk staff pretended not to hear me. Unless you are looking for horrible service, do not stay here.
We traveled here on a study abroad trip and 9/16 people got stuff stolen out of our rooms by the maids. The front desk seemed very passive about the issue and didn’t address it directly. I would NOT RECOMMEND anyone to stay here. The hotel is outdated and the staff is rude. Not worth your money.