The Tribune Hotel
What We Love
- A brand-new hotel in the historic heart of Rome, with breakfast, a welcome drink and moreBeing one of the first to stay at this new boutique hotel
- The perfect location, steps from Villa Borghese gardens and Via Veneto
- Sipping a glass of wine while taking in the views from the rooftop terrace
What To Know
- Free WiFi and rooms have Bluetooth music capability
- Located just minutes from the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain
- Decor is sleek and modern; no old-world Italian feel here
The Tribune Hotel may be new, but its sleek and modern design is making it stand out from the crowd already, even in an upscale neighborhood packed with luxury properties. A member of the Tridente Collection of unique boutique hotels, these city digs exude warmth and style, from the chic guest rooms, with their black-marble floors and luxurious bathrooms, all the way up to the fabulous rooftop terrace, where you can take in panoramic views of the Eternal City.
Speaking of the romantic Italian capital, you’ll be perfectly placed to discover it from this cool city base in Rome’s historic heart. Here, you’re just steps from the Villa Borghese gardens and a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto, meaning many of the city’s must-see attractions are right at your fingertips. Addresses don’t come much better than this for exploring Rome.
The sleek guest rooms offer all the mod-cons you’d expect from a new hotel. Floors are made from polished black marble, while beds feature crisp white linens. Soothing grey furniture, including a desk and sofa, round out the neutral palette. Classic rooms measure 194 square feet, while Superior rooms are 237 square feet, and Executive rooms are larger still, at 269 square feet.
The hotel’s daily continental breakfast includes juices, coffee and pastries. In-room breakfast is also available. Later on, curl up with a nice glass of wine or a Campari at the exclusive Lounge Bar, or bring your own rations up to the rooftop terrace for a stunning sundowner. Otherwise, the neighborhood is filled with tempting restaurants, and many are lined up along Via Campania right outside the hotel.
The Tribune Hotel is conveniently located along Via Campania, a tree-lined street that looks out on the Aurelian Walls, which date back to the second century. Rome’s most gorgeous green space, Villa Borghese gardens, is a five-minute walk away, while the Spanish Steps (and nearby Metro station) are a pleasant 10-minute stroll. The area – Rome’s historic heart – is filled with upscale hotels and restaurants, and it’s just a short walk to the city’s best shopping.
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The positive points are
- the hotel and rooms are clean,
- the employees are very friendly and helpful,
- the interior is nicely decorated,
- the rooms are silent,
- the location is close to the city centre and Villa Borghese park.
Stayed for 3 nights whilst visiting Rome, upon arrival we were upgraded to a deluxe room free of charge which was a really nice touch. Our room was very smart and modern and never had an issue with anything. The only thing if im being picky is that you can hear people out in the corridors and because we were on the first floor also could hear tables and chairs being moved below in the restaurant, but nothing overly off putting.
As for the staff, all very friendly and spoke good English, booked a taxi for us on short notice to get us to the airport which was helpful.
The location of the hotel is about 2 miles from Vatican city, a mile or so away from Trevi fountain, Pantheon and Spainish steps so all in all not bad, a good distance away from all the main roads and tourist spots so doesn't get noisy and overcrowded.
All in all a really smart hotel and would recommend staying here, no major issues, would definitely return if I come back to Rome.
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Tribune Hotel. Our room was clean and modern. It's a little minimalist in styling, but somehow it works. Our morning breakfast, which was included was very good, offering both light fare (fruit/sweet rolls) to hot options which varied daily.
The ONLY reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars was that the rooftop bar (which we really were looking forward to) was not reliably open. It was open on our first night, so we were thrilled. We ordered our first drink and the bartender started packing up (90 minutes before the posted closing time). We were not alone at the bar. He then began taking the stock to the elevator to leave, even though additional guests were still coming up. He came back, poured them all a drink and then left again. A full hour before they were supposed to close. He said it wasn't busy enough (there were at least 10 people at a bar that maybe seats 20-25 so I'm confused as to how busy it needs to be). We tried to go up another time, only to find he had shut down early again (there were other guests finishing their drinks) - so we went across the street to the wine shop, bought a bottle and drank it up there anyhow.
We stopped trying to go up there after that. Perhaps if they actually stayed open during the posted hours they'd find it busier? Just a thought.
Really liked this hotel. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it could be loud. We could hear when others opened doors and walked around. Other than that it is nice hotel. It has a big tub but be aware that there's not any privacy. The shower and toilet are in a separate room but the tub is just behind a wall and can be seen from the door.
I've read reviews about the breakfast. I had no complaint about the breakfast. It was fine. We ate there for supper once and I was a little disappointed in that. The staff was friendly and spoke English. Some better than others but they were all very nice.
The location might not be great but I never felt unsafe. It was just a little ways from the main sights.
In Rome for business, trip made more pleasurable by simply having such a nice hotel to return to and the staff, Nicholas in particular, were so friendly, efficient and welcoming. Very helpful too. I would definitely recommend The Tribune Hotel