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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I was very disappointed with this hotel as it is NOT a 4 star and more of a 2 star hotel. The rooms are dirty and it seems the cleaners do not clean the rooms properly. When we arrived the room floor was covered with hair, the bathroom sink was dirty and there is a tooth brush holder you would not even want to use. Although when I told someone about it they had the cleaner come and clean it again, I would not expect this from a hotel advertised as a 4 star and still the bathroom floor was not cleaned properly. Also, the next day after coming back from sightseeing, the room was not cleaned properly and all that was done was the bed was tidy and ‘clean’ towels were given, although they do not look very clean. Having read some reviews below I can see people have encountered the same issues and had I read this I would never have booked this hotel - it is a waste of money. They make you pay to use the iron, there is nothing to do in the hotel and some of the staff do not have a clue what they are doing. If you have any issues you just get told to ask someone else in the morning. Honestly this is definitely a 2 star rated hotel so if you are expecting more do not book this as you will be disappointed. It does not meet the 4 star standards you would expect.
This is a totally truthful review: The taxi dropped us off at the hotel, where we walked down the side to the front door. I didn't think it looked particularly good, painted walls and imitation grass. Going into the hotel you immediately have to climb stairs to reception, which is just a small desk in the corner. We had arrived early (1.30pm) so couldn't get into the room. The receptionist was very cheerful and knowledgeable, but told us that we would be better going out for breakfast, as it wasn't very good in the hotel. And go out for a drink as their bar wasn't brilliant. At this stage I did wonder what we had let ourselves in for. I needn't have worried! As soon as I saw our room (room 108) I relaxed. The room was huge! Decor is orange (no surprise there) and grey. Not wallpaper, but material, really lovely. There's a bath in the bedroom! The bathroom is twice the size of ours at home, with bidet, toilet, sink and shower, which has a waterfall showerhead. The bed and pillows were surprisingly comfy and the Aircon worked perfectly.
The bedding and towels were changed every day.
There was nothing wrong with breakfast! Plenty of choice, but, like most oversea hotels, the bacon and eggs weren't as hot as the English like, however, my husband mentioned this on the second day, and they cooked a serving for him so that it was lovely and hot.
As it turned out, we didn't get a chance to try the bar, turns out it's closed in August as the barman goes on holiday. There is a bar/restaurant next door which was lovely though.
The hotel is approx. 4 minutes walk from the Vatican, with a bus stop right outside if needed.
I can't recommend this hotel enough and would definitely return should we stay in Rome again.
Stayed here last week for a week very nice place. It is in a good Location for the Vatican and there’s a bus stop just outside and the metro is about 300 Yards away. The staff are very helpful would recommend this Hotel