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
A city tax of four percent, per person, per night, will be collected by the property at checkout.
Parking on site
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Classical elegance and artistic flair on a quiet residential street near St. Peter’s Basilica
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.