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.
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My wife and i stayed here for 10 days
The staff were friendly and very helpful. It's a great location for everything. Some lovely places to eat near the hotel. The hotel is lovely very comfortable and clean. The breakfast was really good lots to choose from. I would definitely recommend this hotel. It's one of the best.
Hotel Dei Consoli is in an ideal location to see the Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Colacium, Roman ruins , shopping and much much more. Yes you will need to get a taxi to some places but its well worth it and not very expensive. The hotel itself is ok - not brill , but ok. Its clean , well run and very friendly with a roof-top bar where you have breakfast. The breakfast is basic covering srambled eggs, bacon,toasts,preserves,fruit juice,cakes,fruit,yogurts,some cereal,coffee and tea...its not a massive choice but if you are not a big cooked breakfast person then you'll be fine, The rooms are clean but not very big and the showers are fixed showers so you can't get them down to clean below. The lift is small and slow - takes just 4 normal sized adults with no luggage. If you have large suitcases it will be a problem. It also charges 6 euros per person per night tax which can add up so be aware - they do not accept credit cards so you will need cash.....a bummer in this day & age.
Hotel was classical and had some fab features, spotlessly clean and in a great location. Only negative was that there was no tea making facilities in the room which would have been nice at the end of the day filled will sightseeing! Great location for the Vatican sights and staff were pleasant.