Hotel San Anselmo
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel San Anselmo Rome
When searching through tripadvisor, I stumbled upon this hotel and fell immediately in love with the rooms. What I didn't realize was how incredibly wonderful being away from the crazy crowds (tripled because of the canonizations of two popes) would be. This haven is only steps away from one of our favorite views of Rome, the Aventine hill Keyhole. What a fabulous view. I would suggest this hotel hands down if you don't mind a slight walk up a hill every night and if you aren't expecting a ton of restaurants right outside your door. It was a quiet slice of heaven!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel San Anselmo Rome
Loved the Sant Anselmo
We have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Sant Anselmo hotel in the Aventine area of Rome.
The hotel is just beautiful(an old restored villa).It was in a leafy quiet area with literally no traffic noise which apparently is very unusual for Rome, and about 15 mins walk from the Colosseum/Forum .
Our room had a large balcony with a lovely view over the terracotta rooftops and distant hills.Our room was beautiful-very large with huge bed and a real mixture of old and contemporaryfixtures and fittings. The bathroom was very impressive with lovely shower and jacuzzi bath.
Breakfast was a fabulous continental buffet with cheeses ,pastries,fruits and yoghurt etc. that could be taken in the equally impressive dining room or the gardens shaded by orange trees.
The service was great with very helpful staff.
The hotel doesn't have a gym or provide dinner so if this is important to you dont go there, but if you want a romantic atmosphere with spotless rooms and a wonderful location its definately for you. This was the nicest hotel we've stayed in in a large city, and I would thoroughly recommend it. It cost us E 240 per night which I thought was good value.
Amazing Beautiful Romantic Refined
My now fiance! and I stayed at this hotel on 29 April for 3 nights following reviews on this hotels sister property San Pio.
I was a little apprehensive and almost called to book the San Pio instead but am so glad we didnt.
This hotel is a real oasis of calm, very luxurious with interesting and stylish rooms and communal areas - its very chic - like a previous report said - it was like stepping into the pages of a stylish magazine.
We arrived early on the Saturday and sat in the beautiful courtyard while our room was made ready and treated to a complimentary cappucino which was served with the foam in the shape of a heart, which really set the tone of this romantic hotel.
The hotel itself is located about 10 min walk from the circo massimo in an upmarket resdiential area called aventino. The hotel is in the piazza san anselmo and was opposite a beautiful monastry. The taxi to the vatican was less than ten euros so everthing you need is close by yet it was a relief to retrun to this quiet haven after a busy day in noisy Rome.
The staff were always friendly, attentive and eager to help. Breakfast was served either inside or in the courtyard at the back of the hotel which is full of orange blosom trees which smell amazing - better than the car fumes you would smell sitting outside a hotel in the centre of rome.
Rooms ramge from about 180-240 euros a night. We requested the white room on there web page with the writing on the wall - it has a pink marble bathroom!!! Everything looked brand new - not just in this room but the whole hotel. This room also has a beautiful large balcony overlooking the quite piazza and monastry.
We cant wait to return and cannot recommend this hotel enough!! Thank you for a lovely stay.
A 4 night stay, first night occasional traffic noise across square, Hotel manager provided a quiet room at rear overlooking garden area, very pleasant. Staff were superb, always polite and welcoming. Breakfast was very good, with fresh fruit and croissants our favourite. Only 10 mins walk to the Circus Maximus ruins and 25 mins to the Collisium. We found the Hop-on Tour bus the best way to see rome, even at early evening (-). Get the hotel to arrange a taxi direct from airport(50euro). On our first night we had dinner at their hotel San Pio, good standard (70euro), our cheapest dinner was at the Cavecanem pizzeria in Trastevere area (Piazza San Calisto), exremely good value. Piazza Novona has best atmosphere for Alfresco dining, but expensive. Visit the market on Sunday, across river for bargains. Finally, this hotel is beautifully decorated and cosy,
hotels in centre are noisy, very busy city!
Just got back from a 3 night stay in Rome. The first 2 nights we stayed in the Lancelot Hotel near the Collosseum. Since they only had 2 nights available for us, we needed to move to another hotel for our final night. We ended up booking a room in hotel San Anselmo. What a beautiful place. Just over 40 rooms, all individually decorated. In fact, the whole hotel deserves a prize for the interior decoration. Very romantic and stylish! Perfect for us, after seeing everything in town during the first 3 days of our stay. A lovely sunny patio, lush green trees, bird sounds everywhere. The gentleman behind the desk was extremely friendly. He recommended a great Trattoria (not a tourist to be found) on the bottom of the hill (5 minute walk). After coming back from dinner, we asked if they had some Limoncello liqueur. The guy behind the bar took his car and picked up a bottle from their sister hotel a couple of blocks away! How´s that for service!!
In this upmarket villa area, it was great settling down after 3 busy days in the Rome downtown area. We paid 240 euro for B&B, which was more than I ever paid for a hotel room, but for this one night it was great value for money. Taxi was arranged in time in the morning. Having internet in the room was a bonus, and so was the great bathtub/jacuzzi in the bath room. The jetstreams were a treat to the feet after 3 days of sightseeing. If you don´t mind taking a 10 euro taxi into town every day during your stay and you are willing to spend a bit extra for quality and distinctiveness, this is a fantastic hotel!
My first trip to Italy landed me in this oasis of calm. I have lovely memories of birds chirping in the courtyard and the smell of bergamot in the air. I can't wait to get back. The breakfast area was splendid and the staff very polite. My room was quaint and the view was perfect. Every morning I could hear the chiming of church bells, what a brilliant way to wake up. I would completely recommend this hotel to any family or friend planning on spending time in Rome.
The First and BEST hotel I stayed at in Italy
I had the opportunity to stay here the first night I was to be a Roman in 1998. I arrived and it was like a dream - great view of the city - great staff - even the people that stay here were unimaginable - The Dutchess of York's personal barrister, who was staying there, showed me around the piazza just a few steps up the road, and ruins at the Basilica San Anselmo and bought me my first grappa at the bottom of the hill.
In the morning, I ran into a few Hollywood celebrities in the courtyard having colazione (breakfast) --- ----- always "un cappuccino e cornetto". Very peaceful - away from all the traffic - and good service. I will definitely go back here this March when I stop in for Easter.
A Magical Place Since the 1970s
Whenever we go to Rome, this is where we stay. I first stayed at this charming place in 1974. When I stayed again in 1988, it was even better, if that is possible. Flowers at the windows, gorgeous furnishings, a superb breakfast, proximity to everything in the city, quiet atmosphere--a real Roman experience, like out of a movie. I am dreaming of my next visit there, as I will stay nowhere else.
As the other reviews have said, this hotel has very large rooms (with free internet), enormous bathrooms, well decorated and is very quiet. It is not as central as you can be, of course - about 15min walk to the Colosseum, Testachio or Trastevere and under 10 min to a metro. Taxi from the hotel to the Spanish steps is 10 euro. Breakfast was a pretty good buffet in a lovely sun room. The neighbourhood is residential (seems to be very upmarket) and there aren't any shops or restaurant around - you need to walk down to Testachio or Trastevere, or catch a taxi in.
Its not a hotel to stay at if you want to be in the centre of things or if you dont like walking/taking a taxi. But if you want a hotel that is good quality and definitely quiet, highly recommended.
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel in August 2002. The rooms are beautiful, very spacious, staff extremely helpful and friendly. There is parking available right outside on the street, and the area is very quiet, we would certainly love to stay there again.
Can not believe no one has already left a review for this hotel - its outstanding. Its based on 3 villa buildings in The Aventine, a smart and quiet residential district. There are great views of the city as you walk to the sights (20 mins max) or the metro is close by.
The Hotel is extemely friendly and has great gardens. The rooms are tastefully furnished. The buffet breakfast was excellent.
Lots of sight seeing advice in reception .....also umbrellas available to borrow if needed.
Will defintel be returing to Rome and to this hotel.