Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George
What We Love
- The spa’s hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath, available for hotel guests to use free of charge
- The rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic sunset views
- The comprehensive spa offerings, including an after-hours spa experience for 2–15 people
- The 25-minute express spa options for time-crunched guests
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The spa is open to non-guests, so be sure to book treatments in advance
- Lunches are served at the rooftop restaurant in summer
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Set on the historic Via Giulia, once home to artists like Raphael, this 64-room hotel is a study in Italian design, from the stylish black-and-white framed architectural photographs to the white leather banquettes and exposed stone walls. Within strolling distance of some of Rome’s most iconic sights — the Piazza Navona, St. Peter’s Square and the Vatican — this home away from home lures sightseers back after a long day out with blandishments like a well-stocked library, wine bar and cigar lounge. The piece de resistance? The rooftop bar, where you can sit with cocktail in hand while watching the sun set over the Eternal City.
In the Area
What’s not in the area? Get your bearings in the impressively long Piazza Navona, where you can admire Bernini’s handiwork in his ornate fountains, then head to the city’s most famous gusher, the fabulously Baroque Trevi Fountain, where you can take your best shot with the rest of the world’s tourists. You’ll need to refuel after that, so head around the corner to the legendary Al Moro for sublime antipasti and pasta before heading to one of this ancient metropolis’s newest gems, the Zaha Hadid-designed MAXXI Museum, a must-see journey through the 21st-century art world.
How to Get There
I promised that I would write a review, so here goes… I intentionally start my review as if speaking to the hotel staff directly, as the experience we had at the Hotel Indigo St George in Rome last week left me feeling like I had stayed in a large family home, and that I had met each employee personally.
I will not single out any specific members of the staff, (actually I want to call them hosts). I will not single out any one of the hosts specifically, as each and every person that represent that property went out of their way to make our stay pleasurable and comfortable.
Our party arrived early in the morning, and we were accommodated with all the rooms by 10h00. August in Rome is European Vacation season, so the city is quieter than usual, but it’s not a massive hotel, so to be able to accommodate our 19 rooms all with early check in takes a bit of work.
Our hosts had arranged for breakfast for our party on arrival, and after a long trip getting to Rome, this was a welcome treat. We only had breakfast and the occasional beer at the hotel, but Breakfast was great (Mostly Continental style buffet) but you may order eggs from the restaurant “hosts”.
Someone on another post mentions dated and small rooms. Not sure how this was decided, as the rooms are spacious by European Standards, and the design of the rooms are really funky too with scenes of Roman life in massive wallpaper in the rooms. The Blackout Blinds are crucial, as the city streets are narrow, and the neighbours are close!
I-Sofa lounge on the roof offers spectacular views of the Eternal City, and as far as location goes, you are near everything you need to be. Walking distance to all the sites, and the important piazzas.
As far as Indigo Hotels go, this one is a prime example of the Indigo approach of “Our Neighbourhoods”. This hotel reminds you you’re visiting Rome at every step, and that’s awesome.
Again, the hosts need to be acknowledged. From reception, to the restaurant hosts, the cleaners and the porters through to the GM and Front Desk Manager, these are the people that make you return to a hotel. And for good reason too, as it’s a lovely hotel!
The Indigo brand of hotels add a welcome HAPPINESS to the IHG portfolio. Happy to be a loyal member!
I was a little nervous reading some of the reviews here on what to expect. I had warned the family about the possible size of the room, etc. Our room was perfect - and big. The rooms have these amazing blackout shutters, which along with the soundproofing, made for a tranquil haven. The staff were fantastic and helpful and we loved the free minibar. Location is superb. We would stay again in a heartbeat.
Our room was very large, especially by European standards, and it looked stylish/updated. The staff was friendly and helpful. They gave us a map of the area and arranged an early morning taxi for us. We also really enjoyed the Roman bath. This was a perfect location and despite being in close walking distance to so many places, this was tucked away on a side street and very peaceful/quiet at night.