What We Love
- A lovely hotel in the historic heart of Rome, with breakfast on the pretty rooftop terraceThe rooftop breakfast buffet serving up Italian delicacies with views of the Eternal City
- Being within walking distance of Renaissance treasures and the Colosseum
- Eating your way through the ancient streets of Rome
What To Know
- Only a 10-minute walk from the Colosseum
- Free WiFi is super spotty
- The rooftop American bar is the place to end the day
- Very close to multiple metro stations and bus stops
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With its dreamy rooms bathed in natural light and a rooftop perfect for watching the sunset and soaking in the sights of historic Rome, Hotel Forum is a lovely hotel in the heart of the Eternal City. Adding further evidence to the claim that Italians do it better, the hotel packs a lot under its terrace, including style that mixes elegance and comfort and a menu brimming with Italian delicacies.
And if all roads lead to Rome, all roads from Hotel Forum lead to the ancient city’s must-see attractions – especially the Colosseum and Roman Forum, located just a hop, skip and a jump away. But this destination isn’t just about the ruins. If Renaissance architecture or the city’s buzzing contemporary food scene are more your bag, you’ll find them just as easily, a short walk from this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence holder.
From the parquet flooring up, newly renovated Superior New Style rooms hold the perfect marriage of style and sophistication. Mahogany bureaus and statement headboards are bathed in natural light coming through the 18th-century style windows. And while the location may be historic, there are plenty of mod cons here too.
With a wealth of organic Italian produce at their disposal, the expert chefs create a breakfast buffet worthy of its rooftop setting. Sample some of the finest Italian cured meats and coffee while overlooking the Eternal City, or watch the sun set while enjoying the à la carte menu and extensive wine list. With the views the real star of the show, the décor is all about minimalist elegance – think crisp, white tablecloths and cast-iron furniture.
As its name suggests, Hotel Forum places you at Rome’s historic heart, just moments from the Imperial Forum and Colosseum. Renaissance Rome’s marble facades are also within walking distance, and Termini Central Station is a short underground or taxi journey away for international and local transfers.
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We chose this hotel based on it's amazing location very near the colosseum, forum, and other ruins of Rome. The sites were beautiful from the room and stunning. We were upgraded to a better room with updated bathrooms. The room size was just fine for our family given the history of the building and the bathrooms just having been updated were clean and nicely done. The reception area needs some updating and is smells of cigarette smoke, but this is typical of older hotels, but updating could be more appealing. While our rooms were great the noise from the rooftop patio was rather loud given the patio floor and iron chairs. While the location was fabulous, not sure I'd choose this hotel in future stays.
I can’t imagine a better location for a hotel in Rome than this one – right beside the Forum, with views over the antiquities, and about 5 minute’s walk to the Colosseum. It’s also within a 15 minute walk from the main railway station, and handy for a multitude of bus routes. Aside from its great location, we chose this place because we were intrigued by its history, it having hosted luminaries such as Liz Taylor, Brigitte Bardot, Jackie Kennedy and the Dalai Lama in the 1960’s. The hotel still has great atmosphere and style with its polished wood panelling, and antique furniture and mirrors, but Hotel Forum’s jewel in the crown is the breath-taking panoramic view from the restaurant and bar on the top floor. Breakfasting in the sight of this world-class vista is a treat indeed.
Don’t stay here if you want large soul-less modern rooms, but if you want a period hotel oozing old-style charm and idiosyncratic elegance right in the heart of ancient Rome, this is the place for you.
The hotel itself is a purposely old fashioned, very interesting. I liked it. The breakfast was good, the location is just indescribably amazing.
The rooms might differ, but we had a very small room, no view.
My husband and I stayed here for 6 days in June and would highly recommend this hotel. Very pleasant staff and the hotel was great, no issues and brilliant location with lots to offer, breakfast with a view and rooftop bar!
I Like the area but didn't like the room at all. it was too small. however the breakfast was fantastic. I usually dont like the old stuff , They try to make it like a old days. the elevator was way too small. may be three people max can get it