iRooms Pantheon & Navona
What We Love
- An innovative hotel with quirky interiors, awards, a central address and on-point technology Opting for a room with its very own Jacuzzi and Turkish bath
- The unbeatable location, near many of Rome’s major historic attractions
- Admiring the impressive, avant-garde décor in your guest room
What To Know
- Within 5-minutes (walking distance) of Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio, Via del Corso, Foro Romano, Colosseo, and more
- The closest metro station if Colosseo – a 10-minute walk from the hotel
- Rooms come with iPads and free WiFi
With a fresh and innovative approach to hospitality, the iRooms group of guesthouses in Rome has been showered with accolades, included being a Condé Nast Johansens award finalist and TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winner. Offering a cool and funky design concept, iRooms Pantheon & Navona – so called due to it being just steps away from these iconic attractions – serves up hip modernity by way of complete contrast to the ancient wonders all around. Hiding behind the deceptively traditional stone facade is a futuristic world, full of mood lighting and high tech features.
The names of the rooms – iTube, iWild, iCube, iZen and, moving up a notch or two, iMovie and iSpa – show that this place is a fully paid-up, forward-looking member of the 21st century, literally putting the latest technology at your fingertips. All have iPads to change the room’s lighting colours, some have their very own Jacuzzi, others 3D TVs and some 360-degree cinema walls. Cool is the name of the game is more ways than one, as all rooms are efficiently air-conditioned – a must in the height of the summer.
How to Get There
The designer of these rooms must have been on acid.
Our first room 'wild' had a really low bed really little more than a matrass on the floor, a shower with no towel hooks and a strip light that changed colour. Also extremely noisy room aspect and a musty odour of stale dampness. We changed room on day two and were given 'Cube' a room with a not quite so low bed with integrated TV (no international channels) solo Italiano as they say. A shower with red and blue lights at ankle height and a hand held showerhead with two shower strips above the two corner seats, cramped toilet, wash basin and bidet on the other side of the room.Breakfast is not provided in a dining room but brought to the room, in a normal situation a nice touch here though just torturous due to small uncomfortable seating and small table.Tea and coffee is proviin capsule form with a Nespresso machine extra can be purchased ar 1€ (I expect unlimited coffee at breakfast which is the norm in reasonable lodgings. Hand towels were not provided on day 2 staff promised to deliver later they didn't. Surprisingly this accommodation has mostly positive reviews (fake?). I booked with Secret Escapes (not for the first time) but at the price I should have booked straight in at the Hilton. The one positive for this accommodation is it's very central location within easy reach of the sights.
I went straight from a long weekend wedding in Tuscany to stay at iRooms for a week; it was the perfect decision. I had never been in Rome, and the location was perfect for every single attraction i wanted to check out. I stayed in iSpa and had a lovely large jacuzzi, rain shower and everything you want to relax with after walking through the amazing city for a few hours. Daily breakfast delivered to the room at the time of your choice made the stay even better. TV w/ Netflix made a relaxed evening in the hotel great too. Would definitely recommend, and should be great for couples!
We stayed in the film room with a projector and access to Netflix. Other streaming options are available if you are a member. The jacuzzi was great too. The building is a 7 minute walk to the Pantheon and there is an elevator.