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.
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Don’t ever come here. Worst hotel I’ve ever stayed in. Cheap. Filthy. Then you get slammed with a 60% tax bill per night per person for staying at their hotel after you’ve already paid upfront!!! AVOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Spent a week at this hotel always New it was a quirky place but found it to be just what we wanted. we were less than 10 minutes from the Vatican,if you're visiting the Vatican then we would recommend this hotel, also the staff there were terrific.
The hotel was ideally placed , good area , very central , 5 minutes from Vatican, 2 minutes to shops and restaurants . Hotel eco friendly , rooms small but this is usual in city locations . Bathroom fully equipped but needs slight updating , shower head poor and dropped out so a shower took twice as long as usual . Staff friendly and helpful . All in all if your not spending your time in your room it’s a great location and an ideal place to rest your head .
We booked 2 rooms at this hotel for 3 nights and stayed with family. One of our rooms had 2 twin beds and the other had 1 queen bed. The hotel itself is cute and very much relies on the 'orange' theme throughout. The staff are very friendly and helpful. However, it's a little run down and small things need to be cleaned/fixed throughout. Also, it wasn't clear to us that the double room only had a tub and no shower. The flexible shower head also didn't work properly which made bathing in that room difficult and the front desk was unable to switch rooms due to capacity. We had to use the shower found in the single room for our entire group. Also, the rooms are quite small, especially the one with two beds. For 2 adult women with luggage, it was quite a squeeze. The breakfast upstairs is also disappointing. 8 euros for cheese, meat, yogurt, toast, coffee, and juice. That's pretty much it. We didn't find it worth it. It also isn't entirely ADA accommodating as you need to take a small flight of stairs to get to the elevator that takes you to your room. My mother has a very bad knee and this made it difficult for her to move around. Mattress, bedding, and pillows were pretty whatever.
However, this hotel is perfect in terms of location. It's just steps from the Vatican and very close to a Metro station (very walkable in general). It's also very close to many restaurants and shops and appears to be in a good part of town. The positive review on this hotel is primarily because of the location and the friendly staff. Another pro is that the hotel is pretty environmentally conscious.
We stayed here for 5 nights last week, the hotel is lovely and the staff are fantastic, very helpful. Our room was spacious with everything we needed, bed was very comfortable and the room had good air conditioning. The water was a bit odd, we couldn’t really get cold water from our tap in the bathroom but the hot water worked fine. Location was great, 5 minutes walking distance to the Vatican and metro station, also a couple of minutes walk to various bus stops where you can get to most tourist attractions and around 10 minutes walk to Castel Sant'Angelo. Overall would recommend this hotel, nice and central and easy to get around to and from.