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
I booked an economy room for more than 100 Euro and it turned out to be a basement room which is super dark and smelled horribly like mold. There was also a disconcerting stain on the ceiling close to the bathroom. As the window is facing a wall there is almost no fresh air coming in even when opening it. Avoid basement room 1 if you can. I complained at the reception and only received an upgrade for the next day due to full booking for half the upgrade price. The superior room was very nice but also very hot during the night and the ventilation is not working super good. Breakfast is ok, but I would expect something better for that price. The breakfast room however is very nice. All in all I would not stay here again as the value for money is not great.
Was okay until they forced us to pay 120 euro for a mirror we did not break. Seems to target tourist and earn every penny they can. Left a sour end to our trip
Avoid at all cost. Do not get ripped off and stay somewhere else.
A lovely looking villa with beautiful grounds in a residential neighbourhood. Short stroll from Bologna metro. Service staff were lovely, reception staff professional but lacking warmth. We were allocated a small room in an annexe which was functional but cramped. Lovely private terrace out front, but no furniture to make use of it. Noise of regular conversation audible from adjacent room by means of connecting door. Air conditioning fitted but not functional in mid-April, requiring leaving patio door open at night for cooling. No space for desk nor proper seating other than on bed. Electrical sockets inconveniently placed, with only one bedside table available due to space constraints. Fiddly lighting controls. Shower lacking thermostatic control, therefore not suitable for use when washbasin also in use. Continental breakfast good, hot element to usual mainland European standard (greasy streaky bacon, chopped up frankfurters, congealed scrambled egg). Breakfast room itself pleasant with good length of breakfast time. Was charged for an item from the minibar which had been missing at check-in, possibly a language barrier issue. Décor swish throughout. Fair price paid on reflection (€90pn). On balance wouldn't stay again, but suitable for some.
We came at Easter 2019. The hotel is a couple of kilometers away from the cetnre, in a quiet residential area. However, there's a busy bus stop a minute away, and you can be in the middle of town less than 30 minutes after leaving the hotel.
The hotel was clean and the staff courteous. The decor is getting a little shabby around the edges - some of the fixtures and fittings could do with replacing. There was a nice breakfast provided - it was the same every day, but there was plenty of variety and we have no complaints. The garden is a lovely place to relax after a hard day in Rome.
We booked here two rooms for a 4-night stay in Rome. Our friends got a nice upgrade while we got a "common" room. Their room was large, comfortable but, being close to the lobby, a bit noisy. Our room was in the annex, a bit small with with no working area as promised but completely quiet. So overall we were very satisfied. Rooms were very clean and well managed. Breakfast was great. very sugary, Italian style. Location is great, away from center (30' by bus to center) but close to transportations... Very happy, we will come back here next time in Rome!