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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


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


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


4.0 Very Good 475 Reviews
Reviewed 1 day ago

We did a tour of Italy and our last stop was Rome. We choose this hotel based on the reviews and pictures online and we were 100% happy with the choice.
It's not too big but had everything we needed, warm and professional staff, nice and clean rooms and a gorgeous rooftop.

Beautiful unique hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful unique hotel. It's located near the pantheon and piazza navona.
Other than being perfectly located, the hotel has a antique vibe with modern touches.
We booked the suite with terrace and jacuzzi and it could not have been better.
We really like the hotel rooftop and the bar.

Fantastic location on a charming, quiet street
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was modern, clean, but small. Definately a historic vibe.
The rooftop was perfect for pre-dinner drinks, with a gracious bar tender.
Hotel doesn't offer breakfast, but there is a little cafe about 10 meters away where you can get your morning cappucino & pasteries.

Very Nice!
Reviewed 1 month ago

It's a nice boutique hotel very close to piazza Navona. Everything is well detailed and classy, it seemed so unique.
Staff was young and friendly, always available.
The rooftop is great and you can really enjoy the beautiful Roman sunset.
Highly recommend.

Perfect location
Reviewed 2 months ago

Perfect location, clean and comfortable and very friendly staff. Close to the Pantheon, the Tiber, Piazza Navona and many other wonderful sites. Surrounded by restaurants and bars but quiet at night. Martina was very helpful.