Hotel San Pancrazio
What We Love
- Continental breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Tons of character and only seven rooms
- Located in an exclusive, leafy area, within strolling distance of Rome's hip Trastevere neighborhood
- On sunny days, breakfast is served on the terrace
What To Know
- A city tax of around $3 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Best for independent travelers; the reception desk is staffed only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m (please contact Jetsetter if you'll be arriving outside of these hours).
- Services are limited here as it's a small townhouse
- The rooftop jacuzzi is only open from May to October (subject to weather conditions).
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Converted from a 19th-century stone townhouse in a leafy pocket of Rome, a short walk from the city’s hip Trastevere neighborhood, Locanda San Pancrazio is simple, refined and full of character. Large doors open to reveal a tiny but well-conceived black-and-white reception area with high ceilings, pale cream walls, grand mirrors encased in heavy black wood and one simple, cozy chair. Lauded Italian architect Danilo Maglio has made recent updates to the property, creating a classy but homey vibe.
Bed and Bath
An eclectic combination of classic Roman and modern Northern European design, each of the seven guestrooms is unique and features a different color palette. There are common facets in all rooms, such as high ceilings, striped cloth–covered headboards, handcrafted chairs and prominent glass chandeliers. For travelers keen on space, opt for the apartment or the Deluxe Room. Though bathrooms are generally tiny, the space has been well utilized, with walk-in showers (Deluxe Rooms also have a tub), heavy, angular porcelain sinks and large vanity mirrors.
For rest and relaxation (or breakfast on sunny days), head up to the hotel’s rooftop terrace. With a small Jacuzzi and rustic wooden tables and chairs shaded by a sea of greenery, it may make you forget you’re in the heart of bustling Rome. And if things look good now, they’re only going to get better. This summer the new owners will be adding a kitchen to serve food and drinks, and they’ll be covering a portion of the terrace to allow for happy hour drinks year-round.
In the Area
The hotel is a short walk from Trastevere, a hipster ‘hood packed with trendy eateries, bars and nightclubs. Make reservations at Antica Pesa for upscale dining and the occasional celeb sighting. For something more modest, the Fish Market’s seafood-centric menu is hard to beat. Bar-hop along Trastevere’s winding streets, stopping at Freni e Frizioni, a former garage turned cool alfresco bar, and the artisanal beer powerhouse Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa. Climb Gianicolo Hill for sweeping views of the city, or walk farther afield to tour Rome’s iconic historical sights.
How to Get There
I wish I'd read the reviews before booking. The negative reviews are not unfounded.
No one at reception and no support
Breakfast poor and starts very late which meant in 4 days we only managed to have breakfast once
Terrace has a public bar and we had a party one night and got no sleep until 4am!
No hot water for 1 shower
Soap no restocked
Mosquito ridden and we got bitten really badly.
Pity because the location was really good.
In a night club, paper thin walls, no reception, no hot water and unbearable. I am an easy going traveller and when I read the reviews I thoughts it was a joke. No. This is the worst place I have ever stayed in my my life. You may as we'll hire a locker in the train station. This is a hotel on the outskirts of nowhere who hire the breakfast room out to local events companies / students. OMG!!! This place would be banned from being sheltered accommodation in the UK! Save your money and buy a 6 man tent and sleep behind a wheelie bin
When we arrived there was a private party on the terrace. The girl at the front door could not bother to support us or to give us any information.
Eventually I realized there was an envelope with instruction sticked at the front door, just in front the nice girl.
I was lucky coz I could speak the language, I am pretty sure a non-Italian speaker would not be so lucky.
We went for dinner and we went to sleep.
We did not rest because of the street noise and the chatty chat of what I presume they were the event organizers.
One of them locked his scooter to our window and at 4 o'clock in the morning, the clanking
Very basic breakfast (packed croissants, cereal and toast. No warm food).
눇the location was ok, the lady that served us breakfast was very friendly and so the guy at the reception. the room was cleaned and beds very comfy.
Ok, so before I stayed here I was a little worried about the reviews, but I have to say most of them are completely unfounded and very unfair!!
It is definitely more like a B&B - I think there are only something like 6 rooms, but it is lovely. It is decorated really nicely, the rooms are big with nice furnishings (the bed was huge!) and all the amenities you could want, including a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a minibar and a hairdryer (which was great for me!) The free wifi is amazing and worked in our room too.
The staff were really helpful and friendly, answering our questions about directions and taxis etc. and they even printed out our boarding passes for us before we left to come home.
Breakfast was fantastic, it was served on the terrace upstairs (which was covered so no rain and was warm!) and had EVERYTHING you could think of to eat and drink. They really made an effort and we felt bad when we couldn't make it one morning because of our plans.
Have to admit, because we went in February the upstairs bar was closed and so I can't comment on whether it would be noisy or not!
Yes, there is a lack of hot water, but we found out if you played around with the taps for a little bit then it helped. I don't think this is a problem with the hotel though, talking to people it seems more a problem with the whole of Rome/Italy!! So if you want hot water, then go to a different city/country!
The area around the hotel is fantastic with lots of restaurants and little bars, you'll be spoilt for choice.
We are planning another trip next year and wouldn't hesitate to stay again!
Upon my arrival I was delighted as my taxi pulled up to the front of the boutique hotel that was perfectly situated between the center of Trastevere and The American Academy of Rome where my step daughter received a fellowship. This area and hotel is not handicapped approved and not for the elderly- much of Trastevere is the same so don't come on crutches or with a sprained ankle!!
The receptionist (open only from 10-6) is a very lovely woman named Nadia. She kindly showed me outside the hotel and around back to my "apartment" room rented for 4 nights for 385 euros!
Too much surprise, it was like entering a Swiss Chalet!! Wood paneled walls, skis and Elks antlers for decoration. It was warm and inviting. A flat screen TV that I have not turned in and a wonderful king bed- firm which is my preference.
Swinging saloon style wood doors to a separate full American style bathroom and on the other side a "kitchen" though the hot pot's interior plastic is coming off so make sure you don't use it for coffee.
A hot shower was what I was hoping for, but then again it's Italy- no hot water- this is day 2 and reception is not open- lol. There is an emergency number to call, as there is no phone in the room- so make sure you have a cell with international access on your phone.
Free wifi is great and almost unheard of, but accessible only sitting in the lobby hall. There is no wifi in the room so pre download anything you need.
Breakfast begins at 8:30- not before.
It's Italy, not USA, so prepare to just adjust and let things happen. If you are ok without water pressure and cold water- it's a perfect place for less than a week.