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What We Love

  • Panoramic views and fantastic martinis on the roof terrace
  • Melt-in-your-mouth caramel panacotta at Vicolo 88
  • Nearby Triangolo della Pace: a favorite hangout for Roman hipsters
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • A tourist tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
  • Bring your Prada sunglasses—the well-heeled Roman clientele will expect you to look the part
  • Rooms can be small, and the minimalist bare brick and concrete walls will not be to everyone’s taste

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
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Bedroom Hip property Suite living room home

Overview

Bold design, stark décor, and a gourmet restaurant combine at this hipster hangout in Rome’s historic heart

The Lowdown

Rumor has it this 17th-century townhouse was once a holding facility for the enemies of the Catholic church. But all that dark and dusty history has been well and truly zapped thanks to the hotel’s bold design, stark décor, and hip hangouts. Thankfully, all this no-frills minimalism perfectly balances the dip and sway of the ancient cobbled streets around picture-perfect Piazza Navona. In guest rooms, distressed concrete and bare brick walls are complemented by rich, dark wood paneling, timber flooring, and ingenious recessed lighting. Details such as zebra-skin easy chairs and spot reading lamps reinforce the relaxed elegance, while the views across the Tiber to Ponte Umberto scream pure Roman romance. Stark white walls, black leather benches, and red velvet curtains are the order of the day at Vicolo 88, the hotel’s small but perfectly formed restaurant whose menu includes several nods to the continent (coq au vin; Catalan salmon carpaccio) and is uniformly excellent, but the real showstoppers are the homemade desserts—the caramel panacotta knocks the proverbial socks off. After dinner, take a glass-fronted elevator to the roof terrace, where local hipsters sip eclectic cocktails and drink in the panoramic views of the city.

How to Get There

Relais Orso
Via dell'Orso 88
Rome, 00186 Italy

Reviews

Lovely boutique hotel, excellent location
901franciscas

A stones throw away from Piazza Navona it is perfectly located in the heart of the city. Staff are great, helped organise transfers and anything else we needed during our stay. The rooms are spacious and there’s no noise from outside. It’s ideal for a weekend trip in Rome!

Never again
orsogrande

I am one Executive that travel for business reason more than 250 days at year.
I decided to stay here 5 nights. Location is good , window are very noisy proof. This is very important for the quality of the stay. Rooms are quite comfortables Bed had to many adventures and is time to be changed. Every day I was obliged to ask toilet paper that was systematic missed.
Cleaning room arrive exactly in middle of your siesta and when I complain with the receptionist they promised that just say my dayly departure and they will provide cleaning right away. This morning returned after 1 and 1/2 hour and room is not done.
I went ask at the receptionist react in a very rude way say that when they will arrive at the floor they will clean. is a very small hotel
They have also a roof top bar open 6 to 11 PM.
Yesterday night we went up asking one infusion, they don't have. We ask for Limoncello they don't have.
Problem is that they are fully book all the time and not interested at business people Probably the top management need to be review

Perfectly located, cozy chic spot
NellDD

Loved Hotel Orso for my last night in Rome, when I was solo and wanted to pay a bit less. Rooftop has gorgeous views and is barely known (though savvy Rome travelers should add it as a lowkey scenic aperitivo spot). Room was v small, with shower / bathtub in the bedroom and toilet/sink separated in the bathroom. But didn't bother me at all - who wants to be in the room when you're in Rome anyhow?! And the great service, whimsical room names (I was in Disney) with exposed brick walls and inspirational quotes more than make up for cozy spaces.