What We Love
- Original features dating to 1800 alongside ultramodern guestrooms
- Spa treatments inspired by the nearby Diocletian Thermal Baths
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- A $9 city tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Close to Rome's central train station and a 20-minute walk from the Colosseum
- The restaurant overlooks Rome's Servian Wall, built to protect the city in the sixth century BC
- Guests staying in the Grand Deluxe room enjoy free spa access; all other guests pay $24 per person, per two hours.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Dating from 1800, this former palace turned public transport HQ is now a sleek five-star property with a handy address near the Termini station, and a 20-minute walk from the Colosseum. The interiors showcase original marble features and stucco columns, but the 82 guestrooms are ultramodern with cool white walls, chunky platform beds and striking artwork. Senses restaurant serves innovative Italian fare and overlooks Rome’s Servian Wall, which was built to protect the city in the sixth century BC. The lounge bar occupies a former ticket hall and features a huge alfresco terrace. Hit the spa (free for guests staying in the Grand Deluxe room, $24 per two hours for all other guests) to relax in the indoor heated pool, sauna or Turkish bath, or to indulge in a water therapy treatment inspired by the nearby Diocletian Thermal Baths.
In the Area
It’s a short walk to the Diocletian Thermal Baths and the cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore, as well as the city’s main train station, Termini. Also nearby is the relatively untouristed but beautiful neighborhood of Monti, where many students, writers and other creative types live. Here, there’s a great local aperitivo scene in the area’s main square, the Piazza Madonna dei Monti, and at neighborhood wine bars Al Vino al Vino and Ai Tre Scalini. Taverna dei Fori Imperiali is a good restaurant to book for dinner nearby. You’re also close to one of Rome’s two metro lines, which makes the Spanish Steps, Vatican, Colosseum and Forum all easy trips.
How to Get There
I have just returned from 4 nights in Rome, which was planned as a surprise for my partner for her birthday and Valentine’s Day.
From the minute I booked the hotel the hotel staff were brilliant. I planned extras for the room including; a romantic setting, a bottle of champagne, a birthday cake and a scheduled room service breakfast.
All of this was organised prior to the stay with speedy and helpful responses.
When we arrived to the hotel, the concierge came all the way to the gates the minute he saw us with all of our bags.
We stayed in the Junior Suite, which we were kindly escorted to after our welcome drinks. The room was amazing I fly spacious and the bed was huge - we had our room cleaned twice a day, which was a pleasant surprise.
Our room included access to the SPA, which was simply perfect, especially after long days of walking around the city. They prepare fresh fruit kebabs and herbal tea in the SPA.
On the day of the birthday, room service greeted us at 7:45am with my partners birthday cake (Three Layer Chocolate cake), bottle of champagne and breakfast.
Finally the breakfast, it was very nice...great selection of food with Prosecco included, a perfect way to fuel yourself for the day.
I give Palazzo Montemartini a 12/10 - My partner and I will definitely be returning here, it was the perfect stay and the staff cannot do enough for you! See some photos of our stay attached.
Recently stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the hotel although didn't get the chance to use all of the facilities i.e. Spa etc. which probably was a mistake. Did eat one night in the hotel restaurant which was good and the staff were very helpful. Breakfast offered hot and cold food but room was more sterile than in the restaurant which was impressive. Only a small negative. We did try some great cocktails from the bar! Our room was a decent size and a little quirky with sliding partition wall and a well stocked mini bar etc Would recommend.
My partner booked us into the junior spa suite as a surprise and when I walked in all I could say was WOW! It was so luxurious, we had a shallow pool with lights and jets, an amazing shower that doubled as a steam room, rose petals scattered everywhere, and a bottle of Prosecco on ice. Prior to this, as we walked through the gates we were welcomed by someone taking our bags. We got a welcome drink in the bar after check in in the beautiful restaurant. Our room allowed us to access the spa also, which was superb. We loved the thermal showers the most. We were offered herbal tea and fruit to enjoy while using the spa. We barely wanted to leave the hotel! We were able to get late check out also to allow us to enjoy our room for a little longer before leaving. So recommend treating yourself and your partner to this room for a romantic weekend, it was ideal, and exceeded all of my expectations. Also, the location is right across from Roma Termini which made getting around so easy!
Great service, great food. The hotel is located near the train station and close to all Rome attractions
The rooms are speacious and the service is impeccable
We were able to ask for an early check in since we arrived in the morning
Room was nice, location impeccable, but the amenities are not exactly what you'd expect from a true 5 star hotel. I found instant coffee in my room, along with a boiler. No Nespresso coffe maker or similar. Instant coffee is not to be expected anywhere in the world at a 5 star hotel, at least in Italia. Toiletries were also kept to a bare minimum. Breakfast was also a notch under what I normally get at 5 star hotels (actually simpler than 4 star in Japan, and some 3 star hotels in Norway...). The room (suite) was very nice though, bed OK, sound attenuation (windows) pretty poor. And for some strange reason one has to pay extra for access to pool (SPA). With some simple touches, this would be a true five star hotel.