Rome Life Hotel
What We Love
- Stellar location: a 10-minute walk from the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Termini train station
- Some Suites feature freestanding tubs
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- The lounge bar serves traditional aperitivi (free snacks with drinks every day between 6 and 9 p.m.)
- There's a special children's breakfast menu
- A $7 city tax per person, per night, will be collected by the property at checkout
- Free WiFi
Within a 10-minute stroll of both the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum, this chic 45-room boutique is perfectly placed for an authentic Roman holiday. The building may date from 1900, but inside, the public spaces are modern and minimalist and bring together statement pieces (checkered footstools, contemporary armchairs) with softly curved doorways and eggplant feature walls. The grown-up guestrooms feature plump pillows atop hypoallergenic beds, and the mosaic-tiled bathrooms come with square rainfall showers or tubs. The Suites are suitably romantic with chaise longues, fluffy rugs on wood-effect porcelain floors and freestanding marble bathtubs. Breakfast is served daily, and the lounge bar offers drinks and snacks. Enjoy the Italian tradition of aperitivo and pair a zesty Aperol Spritz with free appetizers between 6 and 9 p.m.
In the Area
Rome’s best bits are on the doorstep: You can stroll to the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum within 15 minutes. If you’re looking to explore farther afield, Rome’s main Termini rail station is also within walking distance, for Italian and international rail connections. No trip to the Eternal City would be complete without visiting the Vatican, home to the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel; getting there is easy thanks to the nearby metro station, Repubblica. If you’re looking for authentic Italian food, head to Rome’s ancient Centro Storico, where you’ll find pizzerias and gelaterias, plus plenty of quaint boutiques and art galleries.
How to Get There
Hotel is in a great location within walking distance of many attractions. You can explore most of the typical Rome tourist spots by foot. Only exception would be the Vatican, where we had to take a train down but the train station was nearby.
For travelers coming from the airport or other cities in Italy, the hotel is a slight walk from Rome Termini station. Definitely doable, just note the cobblestone roads as it's a bumpy ride (for your luggage)!
Staff were friendly and gave us a quick introduction to the area as it's our first time in Rome. They had a small little welcome package with handy guides as well. Room came equipped with a mobile phone that had access to internet data. You can take this out along with you while exploring the city.
Special shout out to the lovely staff who prepared a complimentary bottle of champagne in the room because it was my birthday. What a pleasant surprise!
This hotel located in the city center within the walking distance to the main attractions. It is perfect for business trips, also for friend or family vacation. It is a modern and very clean. Staff is very welcoming, nice and helpfully. Breakfast is standard, but very delicious. Hotel is very quiet and you can have good sleep. I needed an iron and asked the receptionist do they have at the hotel. By the time I entered in the elevator and reach 5th floor, the iron and ironing table were in my room.
My wife and I stayed at the Rome Life Hotel for 7 nights in early October and had a great time. We arrived on a Friday and the gentleman at the front desk (unfortunately I forget his name) was incredibly helpful. We had never been to Rome so he gave us a map and let us know where sites and good restaurants (we enjoyed the restaurants he recommended) were from the hotel and he gave us a rundown of some transportation options to get around. He also went over the offerings of the hotel, which were great:
-They had a completely free Android phone with a local SIM that we could use for maps and internet while away from the hotel (we had international roaming on our phones, but the speed was often painfully slow), and I think it had free calling, although we didn’t use it for that.
-The free breakfast in the morning was great (Giacomo and the rest of the team were friendly and helpful every morning). We didn’t think we would use it because we usually like to sample the local food, but our days were so busy and we were eating so much throughout the day that we decided to keep going back each morning because it was fast, tasty, and free with a lot of options.
Our room was nice (we had a “Superior Room” on the 4th floor) and had a window out to a fairly quiet street. The room was comfortably sized and we didn’t hear any noise from neighboring rooms. They were overbooked when we first arrived so we were given a suite for one night (which was very nice and was probably double the size of our room for the rest of the stay, although I don’t know how much more it was than our room) and then they moved all of our bags for us the next day into our normal room.
The hotel has a great location on a safe side street, a block from a major thoroughfare with a lot of shops and about 10-15 minutes from the Roma Termini train station. We like to walk around cities and we were able to walk to every site on our list in Rome without a problem. The weather in early October was perfect and so walking around was great.
I would definitely stay at the Rome Life Hotel again if we ever go back to Rome and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good hotel in central Rome.