What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Located in a quiet residential area close to Vatican City
- Views of St. Peter’s Dome from some rooms
- Extremely courteous and helpful hotel and restaurant staff
What To Know
- The hotel is a 15-minute taxi ride from the Termini train station
- Free WiFi
- A city tax of four percent, per person, per night, will be collected by the property at checkout.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A few minutes’ walk from St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican, the appropriately named Starhotels Michelangelo is a classically styled hotel in the heart of the Eternal City. The marble-heavy lobby is home to an elegant sitting area and a sleek, dark reception desk. The monochromatic color scheme is interrupted by splashes of rust and ochre, gorgeous flower arrangements give the ground floor a fresh look, and large-scale black-and-white paintings of iconic Italian masterpieces adorn the walls.
Bed and Bath
Dressed in a palette of earth tones, with wood and leather finishes, the 179 guestrooms feel comfortable and spacious despite the smallest category (Classic) measuring a petite 151 square feet. The focal point in each room is a giant black-and-white drawing by 18th-century architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi depicting St. Peter’s magnificent dome. Soft goosedown “Starbeds,” pillow menus and plush throws ensure a good night’s sleep, while bathrooms are outfitted with house brand Starbeauty amenities.
The hotel’s restuarant, the Dome, is elegantly kitted out with slate-gray-striped wallpaper, marble flooring and chunky brass ceiling lights, and it serves typical Roman specialties such as saltimbocca alla romana and tonnarelli cacio e pepe at a fair price. For after-dinner drinks head to the Dome Bar for a glass of prosecco (it’s open until 1 a.m.). Breakfast is an impressive spread of Italian pastries and savory options including eggs, meats and cheeses.
In the Area
Start the day at nearby St. Peter’s Basilica. After paying a visit to the Vatican Museums, cross the Tiber River to the lively Piazza Navona and stop for a quick bite or an espresso at Bar del Fico, where you can watch locals compete in a game of chess. Head to the nearby Gelateria del Teatro (65-66 Via dei Coronari) to indulge in some of the best gelato in the city. Burn off the calories with a stroll along the cobblestone streets, taking in sight after marvelous sight.
How to Get There
we stayed there for three nights and had a lovely time. We were welcomed very warmly and they helped us in finding out certain tickets etc.
The rooms were very clean and comfortable with ample room for suitcases etc.
Special mention for Mr.Toufal with whom we had wonderful conversations in Hindi, he as also very helpful in recommending areas we could visit.
Location wise it is very close to St.Peter's Basilica, though the city center is about 10 euro's ride away.
Superbly located with the Vatican in sight - has all the usual facilities - I found the accommodation clean and well presented and, not being on a main road reasonably free of traffic noise. Found the tour food rather bland though.
This hotel is located behind the Basilica and away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. We were only a 5-10 minute walk to Vatican and Basilica. We were able to walk into city center and also over to Holy Stairs. We are walkers so this may be a bit far for some. The hotel room is small but clean and modern. You MUST ASK FOR AIR CONDITIONING TO BE TURNED ON. We didn't realize this until after our first night. They control it from behind the desk. Their breakfast is the same everyday and quite expensive for what you get. Approximately $15 each. Can go around the corner to Grandmas's Kitchen which is excellent and American food. It's a little diner. Would stay again at this hotel.
Arrived at hotel with no reservation, as we were going to stay at a different hotel that was really poor condition, so we checked out, rolled the dice and came here. Front desk, Phillip, was incredibly helpful and understanding. Our room was impeccable, the customer service level is top notch. The breakfast buffet is crazy good (you can have a la carte as well). The staff was terrific, no matter what you needed, they would make it happen. The location is ideal, near Vatican City, shopping, restaurants, etc. Thanks again PHILIP!
A good standard hotel: comfortable room with good bathroom; good buffet breakfast; a 10-15 minute walk to St Pete’s Square. In a quiet area (a plus in Rome) with some good Trattoria nearby; both hotel recommendations were very good, particularly Papa Rex. About 1 mile to the nearest Metro on the other side of the Vatican. Bus stop with frequent buses to the centre of Rome is 5 minute walk. We mostly walked - like most people we were used Google maps to navigate the historic centre. Expect large crowds at all sites, even in May.