Hotel dei Consoli
What We Love
- A four-star hotel in one of Rome's ritziest neighborhoods, with breakfast and a bottle of wineSipping an Italian red on the hotel's rooftop garden while admiring views of Saint Peter’s Basilica
- Staying only a short stroll away from the stately Vatican and majestic Sistine Chapel
- Having a foodie getaway in a city filled with bruschetta, lamb, spaghetti, artichokes and Pecorino Romano
What To Know
- The rooftop garden is an oasis of olive and citrus trees
- Splurge on a Superior room for more space
- The common spaces are decorated with elegant columns, stained glass and Baroque paintings
At Hotel dei Consoli, not only will you be right around the corner from the world-famous Vatican, with its stunning Sistine Chapel, but you’ll be staying in style, in Rome’s upscale Prati district. This elegant hotel has an air of imperial splendor about it, with ornate cornices, columns, stained glass and Baroque paintings throughout. The 19th-century facade also hides some regal guest rooms, where you can kick back and feel like a true Roman noble.
The best part of this Roman getaway, though, has to be the rooftop garden and terrace, which boasts incredible views of Saint Peter’s Basilica. Surrounded by olive, strawberry, grapefruit and mandarin trees and decorated with handmade Italian ceramics, the terrace’s café is a real hidden gem in the Eternal City. This oasis of greenery in a sea of Roman rooftops is the perfect spot for an evening glass of vintage Italian red and a toast to la dolce vita.
Rooms in this late 19th-century building are aptly decorated with charming world maps, Baroque paintings and fresh flowers. You’ll find traditional hardwood furniture with silk upholstery, plus elegant porcelain bathroom fittings. Double rooms are cozy and comfortable, and you can upgrade to Superior room for more square footage.
The hotel’s exquisite restaurant has something for everyone, happily accommodating vegetarians and gluten-free patrons. However, if you’re craving a big, cheesy plate of Italian pasta, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Take an afternoon to head up to the rooftop garden, arguably one of the best spots for a cocktail in the city. Adorned with citrus and olive trees and boasting panoramic vistas of Saint Peter’s Basilica, this spot provides a break from the bustle of the Italian capital while still allowing you to bask in all its beauty.
In the beating heart of Rome, Hotel dei Consoli is a short walk from the Vatican, the famous Piazza di Spagna and the hip Trastevere neighborhood. Nearby, you can check out the Sistine Chapel, Castel Sant’Angelo, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. Be sure to reserve a day to explore the ancient Colosseum and the expansive Galleria Borghese.
How to Get There
There are many positives about this boutique hotel. Its location is excellent, facilities are clean and well maintained; the terrace is lovely and breakfast quite adequate. The staff were generally good and helpful with the lady who cleaned the room deserving special mention, and the lady who served breakfast. However, as others have noted the rooms really are tiny. One other negative: a lot of money was obviously spent on decor, so why go for cheap shower units? And if you like a soft bed, this is not the place for you as the bed is rock hard - I ached each morning when I woke! But some people prefer hard beds.
This is my second stay at the hotel, first stay was a few years ago. Wasn’t made welcome at check in, no information was offered was just given key and pointed where rooms would be. Breakfast the lady who seemed to take of that never smiled or greeted. Although I must say the young lady at the bar in the evening was very nice and helpful and smiled she made up for the other two. Even one of the other guys wasn’t too bad and was peasant to us. Check out again the guy who checked us was on again and again very unhelpful, didn’t explain bill even charged for extra items we didn’t have, admit was a small amount but enough to make it feel a bad experience. Feel very disappointed this time, won’t return to this hotel, shame other than rude staff it’s a nice hotel in a good location.
Cozy Hotel just a short walk from the Vatican. Good service and really good breakfast.
Me and my wife stayed for a couple of nights and with its central location it was no problem to walk around to all the attractions. We really recommend this Hotel and will most certain visit them again.
We had a three-day stay at Consoli and found that it met our needs perfectly. It is located within easy walking distance of the Vatican which allows you to not only visit there, but also find cabs quickly when traveling to other parts of the city. The rooms at the hotel are small but very comfortable and our air conditioning worked perfectly keeping the rooms comfortable; something very necessary in Rome, but frequently missing from even top of the line hotels. Breakfasts were typically Italian, with a few extra choices. A person can load up here to last for hours. Management was very accommodating to our group, storing our bags for a day after we checked out so we could visit Pompeii. With its reasonable rates Consoli will be our hotel of choice in Rome.
My husband and I loved everything about this hotel - location really close to Vatican which meant an easy walk after what is a fabulous but exhausting visit. Easy to walk to all other areas of Rome with lovely restaurants and bars in the area. Hotel is small, very friendly and clean...staff helpful, comfy rooms, lovely breakfast...Roof terrace a great place to have breakfast and to have a relaxing drink after a long day of seeing the sights. Would we return, absolutely 👍🏻