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
Stayed here 5 nights with 4 friends. Location is wonderful, close to where the buses start, close to the Vatican. If you are on the 1st floor there's a step from the bathroom to the room. Not a good thing at night. Our group had rooms on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Floors. Only some of us at some times had a warm or hot shower. Friends on the 1st floor had to buy soap, none provided for 2 days despite repeated requests. I personally had 1 warm shower and no hot shower. Be aware while there's an elevator, you still have to walk up 10-15 steps to get to the lobby. Even with the excellent location, I cannot recommend this hotel.
We were there with friends for a long weekend. The positives for this hotel are the location and friendly staff. We were given the wrong rooms on our first night but all three rooms were upgraded the next day. This hotel is quirky and is certainly orange! But not deserving of 4 star! The roof terrace and restaurant are very shabby with old broken furniture and the advertised ‘hot tub’ is dirty and not working. There is nowhere to sit and relax. Our room was not cleaned everyday and shampoo, tissues etc not replaced. Would not recommend.
We were there for 5 days. We chose the Hotel because of the proximity to the Vatican. We could actually walk there in 5 minutes. Great choice. It is a small Hotel with great people working there. The ladies if I recall Cristina, Ana Cristina and the two other gentleman that are in Reception were great. Always courteous and genuinely nice. When asked they gave us great direction as to how to get to where we wanted to. As to the Hotel itself, yes it is small as are their rooms. Really no place to unpack. The TV is the size of a Desk Top computer. Not a problem, we didn’t go to watch TV. The bathroom was small with a bidet and a towel warmer. The window had an electric window shade which worked great to keep the room dark. The bed was comfortable enough and the room was clean. The cleaning people did an excellent job of cleaning and not disturbing our stuff. There is also a safe in the room. A fridge that is well stocked if you choose to use. Which we didn’t. We didn’t try the restaurant until the last morning, because of some of the reviews I had read. We should of tried it though, it was not bad at all. It was great having breakfast upstairs on the terrace in the morning. The gentleman who’s works there is a very attentive to needs of the restaurant customers. We should of tried it sooner. There are several nice restaurants, stores and banks to draw out of the ATM all within walking distance of Hotel. There is public transport very near there. All in all we would return there.
We stayed here for a long weekend. We got an upgrade on arrival. Rooms were funky and beds very comfortable. Perfect location. Staff were great. Very helpful and always on hand with a map to show you where to go. Hotel restaurant was expensive so tended to eat out and about but plenty of places close by. Perfect spot for tourists - highly recommended
Never a 4 star not even a 3 it was simply a 1. Our first room smelt badly if sewerage we asked to be changed and were given a new room. This one had a broken bath that leaked water all over the bathroom. The toilet seat was broken and slipped every time you sat on it. The air condition didn't work and the windows didn't open leaving no fresh air available into the room. The TV didn't work and took the receptionist an hour to fix. The bed was a lumpy springy mattress and I couldn't wait to get home for a decent nights sleep. We were out all day on excursions and came back at night to recharge our batteries but struggled in this room to re-charge. We wouldn't recommend it ever.