What We Love
- Located in Rome's posh Prati neighborhood, a 10-minute stroll from the Vatican
- The rooftop restaurant offers views of St. Peter's Basilica
- A couple of blocks from the Ottaviano metro station
What To Know
- Rooms start at 130 square feet, but they're bright and colorful
- WiFi is an additional cost of $9 per day
- A city tax of $7 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A 10-minute stroll from the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, the Orange Hotel is a petite 28-room retreat in Rome’s posh Prati neighbourhood. The vibrant interiors bring together brightly colored furniture, wall art and mod pieces such as a Vespa and ’60s-style armchairs. The guestrooms start from 130 square feet, but they’re livened up by the color orange (bed throws, light fixtures, seat toppers, toiletries), and they’re fitted with space-saving illuminated hanging rails (in place of wardrobes) and electric blinds. Breakfast is served up on the roof in the summer months, and the à la carte restaurant (also on the roof) serves dishes made with DOP-certified (locally grown) ingredients.
In the Area
Start the day at nearby St. Peter’s Basilica. After paying a visit to the Vatican Museums, cross the Tiber River to the lively Piazza Navona and stop for a quick bite or an espresso at Bar del Fico, where you can watch locals compete in a game of chess. Head to the nearby Gelateria del Teatro (65-66 Via dei Coronari) to indulge in some of the best gelato in the city. Then burn off the calories with a stroll along the cobblestone streets, taking in sight after marvelous sight. The Prati neighborhood is home to broad, leafy avenues lined with upscale shops and boutiques; Via Cola di Rienzo is the main drag for a spot of retail therapy.
How to Get There
Me and my mother stayed here for 4 nights in August. The location of the hotel was very good, right next to the Vatican and easy to walk to the castle. Took us about 30 minutes to walk to the coliseum which was lovely as we got to walk down the quirky side streets and see more of Rome. The hotel was very clean and staff were attentive. Only downside was the breakfast which we decided to pay for on the last day. We still had 1 and a half hours before breakfast was closed and by time we got there, nothing was left and everything was dry. Rooms were quite small but good value money.
This is the most fantastic hotel. Within easy walking distance of the Vatican and close to a metro station for the rest of the cities attractions.Easy to reach by car.
Lovely restaurant and bar with rooftop terrace.
But by far the best thing about this hotel are the staff who are the nicest most helpful I have come across and we have stayed in many hotels
Can highly recommend
if u want to be close to the vatican this is the place to stay lets start with the staff they wer top class very helpful couldnt do anymore for us very friendly now for the room it was small and clean the decor was nice was there from the friday to the monday so it was fine for the size just dont unpack your clothes lol the hotel its self is quriky name speaks for its self lol also very close to restraunts the one outside is noisey at nyt but it didnt bother us very close to other restraunts aswell 2 mins away from vatican so all thats left to say is dont always go on reviews go see for yourself well worth it
Perfect base for exploring, the reception staff very friendly and helpful, when we arrived they gave us a map and showed us areas that aren’t well known, also gave us public transport instructions for these areas. The room was good, a bit worn around the edges but nothing gross. The hair dryer is naff in the room, i have shoulder length hair so not a problem for me to air dry in the heat of August but you may want to consider bringing your own. The Jacuzzi bath was an unexpected surprise in our room as i believe we booked the cheaper room. Very good location for Vatican museum, St Peters Basilica. Lovely ice cream shop close by called pompei you must try and the area on the way to the Basilica square has many lovely restaurants and coffee shops. We ate at the “bar” next door which is actually a lovely restaurant called La Zanzara, which we recommend.
Hotel Orange is situated very close to the Vatican, with plenty of other attractions close by. All staff very friendly especially reception. They held our luggage before check in and after check out time in between transfer to the airport. Small but adequate room, jacuzzi bath. Aircon works well, lighting in room a little dark but after a whole day exploring in 35 degree heat a cool dark room was very welcome. The water in the bath/ shower runs very hot for a few minutes but settles to a nice temp after. Stayed on first floor facing the bar next door did not have much issue with noise - suggest those that are complaining about noise to do some research into the area they are staying in to see if a quieter hotel on a quieter street may be better for them. Wine on the roof terrace very nice, although explored local area for dining.
Girls on reception very accomodating, gave good advice on where to visit.
We were unaware the Vatican was closed on 14th&15th but were made aware of this so visited on 13th instead.
Overall a lovely hotel for the price.