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
Just back after four day’s stay at this AMAZING hotel. Could see St. Peter’s from our balcony. Unbelievably clean spotless, staff were so warm and friendly great service breakfast was an unreal spread. Just a TOPCLASS hotel.
The beds were super comfortable. We had a tiny, but amazing porch and we sat outside and drank coffee or wine, depending on the time of day. We walked every day to the Vatican. Our morning breakfast was included and it was delicious. The times for breakfast were easy, open every morning from 6:30-10:30. The staff was super helpful and they called additional services, like taxis to and from the airport making it easy to arrive and depart. They also sell tickets at the front desk for places that require tickets for entrances The hotel was quiet. In the room, they provided coffee and tea. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
My girlfriend and I stayed here last week for 3 days. The hotel is in a good location, about a 2 minute walk away from the Vatican and 30 minutes walk from other sites such as the Trevi Fountain.
The hotel is clean and tidy and well presented. The food of the hotel isn't the best and it is very expensive for what it is. We ate there on our first night and we found the food to be poor. If you walk 5 minutes down the road there are a lot more restaurants serving far better quality of food.
Some of the staff can speak good English and are helpful. Some of the staff struggle to speak little if any English which is a shame. We went for drink at the hotel bar for one of the nights but found no staff there to serve the number of guests that were waiting so we just left and went to one of the restaurants down the road.