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
We booked our 3 night stay through Jet 2 and this hotel was advertised as a 4 star, I would say if you expect a 3 star you will not be disappointed. The location is excellent and the reception staff were very polite and helpful. The rooms weren't massive but big enough and the bed was comfy and heating very good. However the breakfast does need some work, it was one of the most basic we've had abroad, the hot food had gone cold and a lot of things weren't refilled. We had an amazing trip to Rome and we did enjoy our stay but I wouldn't necessarily go back.
The room was modern and very well designed, however slightly restricted with a small bathroom. The windows let in some noise from the street but not enough to disturb sleep.
The staff were very helpful, maybe could have been friendlier (maybe just the way they are!) but always answered questions asked with enthusiasm. The rooftop bar has a wonderful view over the Vatican City and Rome, and the location is within walking distance to just about everything.
Overall a very pleasant stay in a stunning city.
My partner and I stayed for a short break and we really enjoyed the city. The hotel itself is in an incredible location, considering the amount we paid - we would stay again purely for how close it is to everything. The staff were very friendly, and let us check in early after a sleepless night travelling which was very much appreciated. The room was comfortable: not the cleanest, but it was perfect for what we needed, which was a bolthole to sleep in after exploring. The only disappointments were that on our third night, we were told the restaurant was completely closed for a private party and we weren't even allowed to get a fork or a bottle of water: this is fine, had we been made aware in advance, but we weren't. Breakfast isn't that exciting, all cold buffet style in a very cold rooftop terrace, and the shower in our room is fixed to the ceiling - at 5ft, I had no chance of washing my hair as the water pressure was a dribble.
All in all though, the lovely staff and the amazing location made our trip.
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.