The Inn At The Roman Forum - Small Luxury Hotel
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Wenn Sie auf der Suche nach einem kleinen Luxushotel im Herzen Roms sind, das nur wenige Schritte vom Forum Romanum und dem Kolosseum entfernt liegt, dann haben Sie es gefunden. Es hat wirklich "Wow-Charakter". Teil des Hotels besteht aus Ruinen, die einem bei der Ankunft auch gezeigt werden. Wir hatten ein Standardzimmer, das zwar klein, aber dennoch sehr luxuriös eingerichtet war. Die Loungebereiche die Treppe hoch waren wunderschön und führten auf eine schöne Dachterrasse mit Blick aufs antike Rom. Die teureren Zimmer und Suiten sind zu einem wunderschönen Dachgarten raus. Das Frühstück war fabelhaft und wurde in der Lounge serviert. Wir bereuen nur, dass wir nicht länger als nur die eine Nacht geblieben sind. Wir kehren hoffentlich noch einmal zurück!
My new favorite hotel!
I absolutely cannot rave about this place enough. Everyone has a different idea of their favorite hotel, but for me, this is the best, hands down.
First, the location was perfect. We were only in Rome for 3 days, and even though it was Feb, it was crowded. The Inn, however, is on this great quiet street behind the forum, up a little hill. Perfectly situated from the sites. The decor of the lobby, room and public spaces could be described as ancient contemporary, if such a thing exists. I seriously wanted to move in. It is elegant, but cozy and inviting. There are old moldings and ancient crypts, as well as roman themed sculptures and art in the same space as flat screen high def. televisions, ipod speakers and modern baths. I have attached lots of pictures of the room so you can see for yourself, but we forgot to photo the bathroom which was SOOOOOO nice. A separate bath and shower with an almost Asian sensibility about it, and the coolest hardwood floors i have ever seen in this dark, almost black, rich finish. Also not included in our photos is the lounge which was also done in rich browns and low tables with beautiful artwork on the walls. I know I am going on, but I seriously would have moved in. In fact, ever since we were there, my husband and I have been wanting to redo our house in a similar style.
Beyond the design, the service was also fantastic. They were always on hand for anything we needed- taxis, reservations, food, etc. Every day after coming back from sightseeing there would be a bottle of red wine or champagne and snacks waiting for us (it was our honeymoon). Breakfast was also really outstanding. There were high-end touches to it, even though it was just a buffet, such as sparkling water, fresh juices, really outstanding sliced meats, and homemade quiche and goodies. The breakfast space was a very calming place to start the day, or if it was nice, sitting outside just enjoying the view was also pleasant.
Bottom line, if you can stay here, you should. It is unique and small, and while certainly not cheap, the stay was absolutely worth what we paid. I wasn't the biggest fan of Rome, but I would go back in a heartbeat, just to stay at this fabulous little hotel.
Luxurious not pompous
Having spent a week in Paris recently and been somewhat disapointed by the hotel (which was well reviewed on Trip Advisor) I was a little more realistic with my expectations here. However, this hotel is simply superb in pretty much every respect.
We arrived on a Monday evening (having been utterly fleeced by our taxi driver who took us on a merry-go-round and charged accordingly - even though we gave him the hotel map). Despite being understandably moody the hotel was heaven.
It's hidden away down a very quiet backstreet and looks very unassuming from the outside. The staff are warm and helpful and the hotels size (under twenty rooms) means it feels very personal. The room we had (suite 101) was amazing - a good size, luxurious and beautifully equipped. The decoration is beautiful and decadent but still modern and fresh with a huge flatscreen TV and ipod speakers etc. Beautiful four poster bed and a good sized bathroom with shower and spa bath.
I would strongly advise getting a feel of the location before you arrive - we arrived at night and the location seemed poor until we got our bearings - in fact as we started walking around the next day we realised its ideally located within walking distance of everything you would want to see in the city.
The hotel is a fantastic refuge from a hot days sightseeing and in my opinion is as good as it gets!
The breakfast was good - typically European so don't expect an English fry-up! At 17:00 the hotel lays on snacks - very informally - and its worth taking advantage of this and going out for a later evening meal.
All in all the hotel is absolutely superb. The only neatives for us were the lack of a lobby as such - which isn't much of an issue unless you are hanging around on your last day and have a late flight. As a general comment which is really more directed at the city itself - the food in Rome was somewhat disapointing! Not anywhere near say Paris or London, having said that we didn't find many high end restaurants, in fact its strangely difficult to find places to actually eat. There's plenty of bars/cafes but just not many restaurants!
If you're planning a trip to Rome The Inn at the Roman Forum is amazing and unless you can afford the Hotel Russie, I doubt there is another hotel which can come closs to its luxury and quality.
What a brilliant find. The hotel staff were most pleasant and helpful. The room was very well designed and didn't feel at all corporate. There was a very generous touch of offering snacks in the lounge upstairs between 5 and 8 pm. You could really relax in the lounge; there were a few books scattered around and the waiter always made sure you were ok without being obtrusive. There is a lovely patio area at the top of the hotel. I highly recommend this hotel. I actually preferred this side of town to stay in. The metros were both about 7 minutes walk away. Well placed for exploring Colosseum, Forum, the Baths of Caracella. It is up a small side street, the name of which does not appear on some maps.
We stayed at the Inn at the Roman Forum from Dec 30th 2006 to Jan 3rd 2007. We were on our honeymoon and this hotel helped create the romantic atmosphere we were looking for.
Although a little on the pricey side (it was more expensive over New Year and standard rates seem more reasonable) we received a free upgrade and a bottle of champagne.
We arrived at 11.20am and were far too early to check-in but thought we could leave out bags in reception and go exploring. The gentleman on reception informed us that our room would be ready for us in 20mins and would we like a complimentary coffee on the roof top terrace while we waited. This was a lovely touch and as the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day it was an amazing first impression of the hotel and Rome!
The room was a little on the small side but my husband said the huge plasma tv made up for that! It was beautifully decorated and furnished and the bathroom was also no dissappointment - complete with Jacuzzi bath.
After long days sight seeing the room was a welcome sight and comfort.
The breakfast was a little disappointing but when you are used to a Full English breakfast its always going to be a bit of a let down.
The hotel was close to most of the major tourist attractions and we found our bearings really quickly. The Roman Forum, Trajan Markets and Colosseum are literally round the corner. The Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and Pantheon are no more than a 10/15 min walk.
The staff were extremely helpful and made our stay even more enjoyable. They could not do enough for us!
I would certainly go back - even if it was just to open another bottle of champagne on the roof top terrace at night - very romantic with an amazing view!
What a wonderful find!
My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights, 19 - 22nd December and had a fantastic time. Our purpose in coming to Rome was to visit the sites relating to the Ancient city ie Forum, Capitoline and Palatine Hills, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Pantheon and this hotel was in a great location for all of that. You could walk into the Forum within about 2 minutes, the Colosseum about 10 minutes, the Pantheon about 10 minutes. We walked everywhere. There were some excellent restaurants within 1o minutes walk and also the Colosseo metro stop. I simply can't fault it.
The Inn is a townhouse hotel and our room was very large and spacious and fabulously furnished in an opulent antique style. The bathroom was wonderful - marble and stone with superb fitments and a real jacuzzi bath. Great to come back to after a long day walking. The staff could not do enough for us and my daughter was delighted with the large flat screen tv, the Ipod speakers and also the free loan of a laptop for internet access. Breakfast is taken upstairs and is a very good buffet of hot and cold dishes. Between 5 and 8 at night they also offered a free buffet of delicious antipasto and other treats. Every night we would find a present in our room: a huge bowl of fruit, chocolate truffles and champagne, two bottles of Bulgari perfume.
A very special treat was to visit the excavated ruins that are part of the hotel.
All in all it was a wonderful place and we would certainly return like a shot if we could. Our rate was very good - 180 euros per night including breakfast and the evening buffet. Highly recommended.
Great Location for Sightseeing
The staff are all very friendly, and the decor great. A free mini buffet was provided in the lounge between 5 and 8 pm. The room was beautifully furnished but unfortunately the corridor outside our door wasn't very sound proof - but have known other hotels that have been worse as it was only occassional - would have been perfect without it. Our room was a smaller one, but even so was plenty big enough for us. Room service for light meals etc.
Despite the critisism, would not hesitate to recommend this hotel as the staff made it so special. Showed us the "dig" going on in the rear of the building that they are so excited about!
Very handy for Coliseum, Forum etc and in a very quiet side street.
The lady in the reception was very helpful. She was by far the nicest person we met in all of Italy-I forgot her name but I know she was from Spain. The hotel was very clean and breakfasst was wonderful. the bell guy was extreemly sweet and kind too. We enjoyed our stay. The hotel is fairly new.
Excellent Hotel in Rome
We just returned from an Italy after staying two nights at the Inn at the Roman Forum. This small hotel is brand new (Jun 06) and just footsteps away from the ruins at the forum. We were greeted upon our arrival and given a welcome cocktail. The hotel staff from the front desk to the butlers were friendly, professional and attentive. We were taken to our room and we were suprised that the suite was so spacious and comfortable. We stayed in room 401 which is an executive double. This included a king size bed, plasma SAT TV ,Jacuzzi and a terrace leading into a roof top garden.
Each morning breakfast was served in the lounge and was a typical Italian breakfast. The breakfast was included in our package. The breakfast was a good beginning for a day of sightseeing. The hotel is located on a small street and is relatively quiet considering you are in Rome.
We would gladly stay there again!!!!!!!!
If you want a small luxury hotel in the heart of Rome,just afew steps from the Roman Forum and Coloseum then this is it.It certainly has the wow factor.Part of the Hotel property are the ruins themself which upon arrival you are shown through.Our bedroom which was standard was anything but and although small had been decorated in a style becoming of a luxury villa.The lounge areas upstairs were beautiful and opened onto a lovely rooftop courtyard with views out over ancient Rome.The more expensive rooms and suites open onto a beautiful rooftop garden.
The breakfast is fabulous and served in the lounge area.Our only regret is that we didn"t stay longer than our one night.Hopefully we will return some day!
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