The Eternal City never really fails to delight its visitors. Whether you’re a first-timer, here to take in the Colosseum, Pantheon or Vatican or a regular visitor simply enjoying that favourite cappuccino – there’s something special about this buzzing metropolis. With a rich history that seamlessly spans the Baroque, Renaissance and Classical eras and a reputation for absolutely delicious food it’s no surprise that Rome is an incredibly popular tourist spot. With that in mind we’d avoid the peak summer and Easter mayhem in favour of the cooler, calmer autumn and winter months when you’ll be able to enjoy the delights of this beautiful city in relative peace. Here we share with you our top affordable boutique hotels in Rome for around £100 per night.
Set in the heart of the lively and cosmopolitan Monti neighbourhood, the Fifteen Keys Hotel is a crisp, contemporary and stylish choice for your stay in central Rome. One of Rome’s most charming old residential neighbourhoods, Monti is outside the main tourist traps and has a lovely bohemian vibe, with great little shops and restaurants whilst still being close to the action; The Coliseum is just 15 minutes’ walk away. Rooms are light and airy with huge windows looking out onto the leafy courtyard or the rooftops below. Beds are big and comfy and bathrooms have rain showers and luxe toiletries from Malin+Goetz. If you’re travelling in a group, the classic double rooms up on the fourth floor can be connected via a terrace – perfect for those pre-dinner drinks.
Address: Via Urbana 6/7, Rome 00184, Italy
Nearest Metro Station: Roma Termini is 6 minutes walk away
Staying in the charming Monti neighbourhood, newcomer 1880 Atypical Rooms is a great value, hip and comfortable base for your visit to Rome. Set in a lovely 19th century building on bustling Via Nazionale, you couldn’t be better placed to explore the city. At only 6 rooms, this is a small boutique hotel but it’s perfectly formed and the finish couldn’t be crisper. Rooms are well thought out and spacious with high ceilings and a chic and contemporary décor. A great choice.
Address: Via Nazionale 66, Rome 00184, Italy
Nearest Metro Station: Repubblica Metro Station is 5 minutes walk away
Walking into Retrome feels almost like stepping back in time. The style here is unmistakably 50s and 60s retro; from the bright prints adorning the walls, to the sporadic splattering of patterns on the walls and floors. The budget boutique hotel couldn’t be better located either, with the Colosseum near enough its neighbour.
Address: Via Marco Aurelio 47c, Rome
Nearest Metro Station: Both Labicano and Colloseo stations are a 5-minute walk away.
True to its name, this city central spot is decked out in an abundance of Modigliani reproductions. Décor is traditional, with warm tones and a charming outdoor eating area. To top it off, the hotel is only a stroll away from the iconic Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps – sightseeing couldn’t get any easier.
Address: Via della Purificazione 42, Rome
Nearest Metro Station: Barberini metro station is only a 3-minute walk away