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.
How to Get There
This is a quaint old fashion hotel right near the forum and the colloseum. It is a right in that heart of all the attractions in Rome, making it an easy walk to the Forum, Trivi Fountain and the Colosseum. Great rooms with in room bathrooms. Enjoyed our stay and the use of the WiFi which was the fastest we had in Italy. The rooftop restaurant had a great buffet for breakfast that was reasonably priced (18 Euros) if not included in the room price which was an option as well.
The hotel is very nice and extremely well located to explore all aspects of Rome. The staff are most helpful and pleasant and our room was very well appointed BUT it was on the top floor under the roof top restaurant. The noise of scraping chairs and tables being moved went on well into the night. We stayed there 3 nights and it was the same every night. We raised the issue after the first night and were told they would speak to the restaurant. We raised the issue again at check out and the gentleman on reception was aware of the issue.
Great hotel as a base to explore Rome. Pleasant and helpfull staff. BUT do not accept a room on the top floor under the resturant. There is a lot of noise of chairs and tables being moved well into the night.
Just checked out and I have to say beware.
Be very carefull when booking a deluxe room. We had two of the same booked. Same price and apparenty the same room on the side with view. Pure lies!! Our room was almost half the size, had no marble tub or shower (an old dented sink and a primitive shower tub thing).
So if you are lucky and get the newly renovated room it’s fine. Otherwise just don’t bother spending this much money. The staff is friendly especially cleaning crew and night and day guards.
The restaurant is overpriced (30€ for a starter, first or main course).
Breakfast is not good quality and it was dirty in every corner. If you sit down after people have stained table clothes they don’t even replace them.
Two stars for:
1. The view (it is amazing and very little else around the forum)
2. Most of the friendly staff
Our room was comfy, overlooking the Roman Forum and close to the Colosseum. Staff was very helpful and answered all our questions and called a taxi for us when we needed one. The breakfast area was lovely and food plentiful and tasty. Best of all was the great rooftop bar!