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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
So, I stayed here with my family in 2 rooms
Room 1, 4th floor, very nice but little did I know
1. Room smelled like sewer after the first night
2. Rooftop bar is really noisy without customers. Music echos thru the walls, furniture being moved and stowed late at night making it difficult to rest during the day or night.
The good thing is, bathroom was amazing
Room 2, 4th floor family Room.
Rome was fine, yet I expected more amenities for the price.
Now when it comes to the other services, don’t dare request something and believing you won’t pay. I asked for an empty dish, and guess what, they wanted to charge me €5 for that as a service charge. I asked to pick it up and they said no, either we deliver and you pay or no plate. Bought a whole set of plastic stencils and plates for less just 1 minute away from the hotel.
I liked the hotel, but I wouldn’t stay there again.
We were welcomed by a beautiful cocktail in a stunning looking bar. The reception staff were friendly, courteous and very informative. The concierge was extremely helpful in making bookings & reservations for us.
Beautiful hotel within 2 mins walk of the central station. Nice big rooms, friendly staff. Floor -1 is a health spa, great massage, Turkish baths, steam room etc. There is a roof terrace bar with good views and a really nice place to sip a cocktail at night, the breakfast is very good and plenty of choices. The highlight for us was the Senses Restaurant, a beautiful room, the food is expertly made, remember this is fine dining so the menu isn't huge, a handful of dishes on offer per course. I would like to make special mention of our expert guide through this wonderful meal, Rocco, he helped make great food into a great dining experience.
We ended up staying at Palazzo Montemartini by a complete chance after we walked out on another hotel we had initially booked Rome. Having been let down once, we were unsure if it was a right move. Well, it ended up being the right decision and a pleasant surprise. Palazzo Montemartini is a 4-star hotel that lives up to the standards.
Palazzo Montemartini intriguingly combines modern design with heritage. The staff are friendly and helpful - they recommended a good restaurant and also helped to arrange transportation for our luggage to our next destination. The room was perfect, bright, spotless, big and with great aircon that provided much-needed relief during a record-breaking heat wave in Europe. Breakfast was alright, though the selection and presentation could be improved a bit.
The location is perfect if you need to arrive or leave by train because it is literally across the street from Roma Termini.
Will definitely stay here on my next visit.
Amazing service and really outstanding Concierge, Front Desk and Housekeeping Service. We'll be back certainly next time in Rome! When arriving at the hotel, the Concierge/Bellman came out to the roadside to offer assistance, the Receptionist was wonderfully informative and the Bellman further impressed by assisting two elderly passerby to refresh with lemon water and rest in the cooler lobby during the recent heatwave in Rome. Great job!!!