Hotel Principe Torlonia
What We Love
- Traditional Italian villa dating from the early 1900s
- Free drinks and snacks (including pizza and prosecco) are served every evening from 6:30 to 8.
- The terrace overlooks the lush garden
- Junior Suites come with a Jacuzzi tub and a private terrace
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- The hotel is located to the north of the city center, in the leafy Parioli neighborhood; Rome's main sights are a 10-minute cab ride away
- The Bologna metro station is a few blocks away, with connections to Termini (for easy access to the Colosseum and the Spanish Steps)
- There's no restaurant, but breakfast and evening snacks are served daily
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a neoclassical villa set on lush grounds, the Principe Torlonia Hotel is an elegant escape in Rome’s posh Parioli neighborhood. Dating from the early 1900s, it has plenty of traditional features on show, including marble floors and columns, lofty ceilings and parquet floors. The 27 guestrooms are a modern take on a traditional Roman villa, with flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Economy Rooms are in the basement, and some of the Classic Rooms offer garden views. Book a Superior Room for views of the grounds from the upper floor, or a Junior Suite for a large marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and a private terrace. All feature Italian artworks, including prints of Michelangelo’s David. A huge draw is the outdoor space; the hotel is surrounded by pine and cedar trees, and there are chunky sofas dotted throughout the grounds. Free drinks and snacks are served each night between 6:30 and 8 p.m., and in the summer months breakfast can be taken alfresco.
In the Area
Stroll along Via Nomentana, stopping at Villa Torlonia Park and Museum before continuing on to the Baths of Diocletian and the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. The hotel is a few blocks from the Bologna metro station, which offers citywide connections and is just three stops from Termini, for easy access to top sights including the Spanish Steps, the Vatican, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Head to the hip Monti neighborhood, where many students, writers and creative types live, and try out the great aperitivo scene in the area’s main square, the Piazza Madonna dei Monti. Try local wine bar Ai Tre Scalini for drinks and Taverna dei Fori Imperiali for dinner (reservations are advised).
How to Get There
We used this hotel for a long weekend in Rome as a family.
+ beautiful building, wonderful garden
+ nice calm location within close distance of the city centre
+ friendly staff
+ comfortable beds
- breakfast just ok, cheese obviously is sitting there for a while and sweating, bread rolls stale
- a bit of mold in the shower
- unpleasant smell from bathroom every now and then
I think this is a decent hotel, which needs a few improvements to be a great one. I received a room upgrade and instead of in a single room in the basement, got to stay on the first floor in a big room with my own balcony. That was wonderful and I loved the room. However, the bathroom smelled from time to time, I don´t know whether that would be from mold, it was certainly uncomfortable. I always openend the windows,which helped and usually the smell went away. I did some reading through fellow reviews and it seems that this smell has bothered some more guests, it´d be great if the hotel could do something about it.
In conclusion it´s a beautiful city hotel with a couple of things that should be improved,
We stayed in Rome for 3 nights and we had a pleasant stay at this hotel, the rooms were spacious and clean and staff was polite and pleasant.
Hotel is short distance to train station about 3 km and also to downtown Rome.
Room: Room was small, but clean. The safe was not working, though.
Amenities: We loved that it has a garden where we could just chill and have wine at night. It's such a beautiful and peaceful place to unwind after walking the whole day in the city.
Location: Location is good. There's a 24-hour store a few minutes away. Bologna station is about 10-15 mins away. The area is quiet and peaceful.
Service: People at the front desk were generally friendly. There was just one guy who was a bit standoffish. The rest, however, were very friendly and approachable. Breakfast was great. I can see how a lot of people may find that guy who serves breakfast to be a bit rude, but we figured it's just how he is. We treated him with respect, and we got treated with respect as well. We even managed to get a smile out of him (lol).
A great hotel that is beautifully decorated, with friendly and cheerful staff! There was lots of choice for breakfast with a really nice outside garden area, we stayed here for 5 nights and used the nearby metro to get into the centre of Rome. There is a very handy supermarket a few minutes away and a great place to get gelato at the end of the road! The room was clean and only complaint being a slightly stiff bathroom door!
Last stayed here in 2015 and was hoping that nothing had changed.
Unfortunately the hotel may have changed owners as it does not seem as I remembered it. The rooms are still quiet and the wifi good but the bathroom an furnishings are definitely showing there age and needs a thorough cleaning or better yet refurbishment.
The breakfast has also declined as I remember it to be one of the better ones that I had while in Italy.
Overall for the price I would think twice before booking this hotel again.