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“Romantic bliss in Rome”
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Hotel San Anselmo
Ranked #42 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We booked this hotel after reading many positive reviews on this forum, with the hope it proved to be as romantic as it looked..it certainly met all our expectations.
After booking online with the hotel direct ( cheapest option ) I did e mail them to ask about parking and the kind of room we would prefer as we really wanted a balcony. E mails were dealt with quickly and the hotel went out of the way to help find the room we required.
Finding the hotel with our sat nav did prove difficult however a call to the hotel gave us another road name which worked perfectly, parking was supplied free a few minutes away from the hotel in a very safe locked area.
Room (the Poem room,825) was stunning, beautifully decorated and cool with a perfect little balcony overlooking the very quiet square in an area of monasteries and embassies. The hotel is very peaceful and We never heard any noise from neighbouring rooms which is unusual with hotels. The bathroom had a lovely shower always hot with great pressure, the towels were also changed twice a day. The room also supplied slippers and bathrobes,a safe and a fridge/mini bar where you could store your own drink. So many have electronic fridges where you are charged if you move a bottle.
The hotel is a 15/20 minute pleasant walk to the colosseum, we purchased hop on hop off bus tickets for two days and finding our way around the capital was reasonable and very easy.
Breakfast was good with lots of options, cooked eggs and bacon,pastries and bread,many varieties of fruit, hams and cheeses and cereals with fruit juices water tea and coffee..
Staff in the hotel were very helpful the receptionist supplied us with maps and information which was really helpful. equally when we asked for a bucket of ice it was delivered to our room within a few minutes!
We have stayed in many hotels,for a city hotel,without a doubt this is an absolute gem! If standards remain I see this hotel climbing further up the tripdvisor top hotels in Rome.
I would also like to thank the hotel for the gift of presecco and strawberries which really added to the very romantic and special stay we had there, If or when we return to Rome we will be returning to the Hotel San Anselmo.

Room Tip: If you are after a certain type of room be sure to e mail them...the name of the rooms with photogra...
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1  Thank Kim J
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you for posting this wonderful review. We really appreciate your satisfaction especially for the services received from our staff that you shared with the tripadvisor community.
This encourage us to do always the best for our clients, anticipate their needs and desires to make their experience in Hotel San Anselmo a memorable stay as it was for you, that’s what we hope!!!

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

This is a lovely little city centre hotel situated in a quiet part of town, overlooking a small piazza.
The rooms are spotlessly clean. Each room is differently decorated ~ ours was room 834 on the 3rd floor. Apart from the jacuzzi shower, there was a free standing bath and 4 poster bed. This room also has a small terrace over looking the piazza.
The hotel has outside and in door lounge areas, and outside garden area for breakfast. Small bar area, but snacks only available.
The hotel is situated a short walk (15 mins down hill) to several restaurants. Hotel staff able to recommend places to eat and places to avoid.
Hotel is ideal for both short and longer stays in Rome being, as it is , situated within walking distance of Circus Maximus and other tourist sights, shopping areas and is just around the corner from the church of San Anselmo.
Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Avoid first floor rooms as ?these could be seen into from the garden area.
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Thank Inkabijou
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Dear Guest,

thanks for your positive feedback about our hotel , the staff , the services and the location. We are happy that you had a wonderful stay. The room 834 is absolutely one of the most romantic room of the Hotel. The four poster bed, the small terrace and the bathroom made it special…

Hopefully you will give us the pleasure to host you again when visiting the eternal city again.

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We (family of four) stayed at this hotel in August. I would find it very difficult to be critical on any aspect of our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful, everyone was very professional. The rooms although a tad on the small side were very comfortable, lovely views and bathrooms. The breakfast was amazing, so fresh and tasty. I would recommend anyone to stay here and would echo all the previous positive reviews. We shall certainly stay here again when visiting Rome.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you for sharing your wonderful experience in our Hotel.

We are glad you had a great stay with us with your family in the fantastic Eternal city of Rome.
Looking forward to your next visit in Rome.

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Spent a wonderful 2 nights at the hotel, wish it could have been longer. On arrival we were served lovely chilled fruit juices which were very welcome and then shown to our rooms. The decor in my room was lovely and had everything you could want, including very effective air con.The bathroom was spotless and had a good powerful shower. Room size was perfect for me but if you had alot of luggage, it may have been a little cramped, although you probably would not spend much time in the room anyway.

There is a very nice lobby/sitting area where you can relax and read a paper etc., this joins the breakfast room which is very nicely appointed, you can also eat in the lovely peaceful garden. Breakfast itself was excellent, with a wide choice of breads, pastries, fruit, meats, cheeses, cereals the list goes on. A special mention for the waiter in the morning, who was very helpful.

We thoroughly enjoyed the complimentary tea & cakes in the afternoons. As someone else mentioned, it would have been nice if there had been a little more variety on the bar menu for food (light snacks) at lunchtime, as there is nothing else in the vicinity. The gentlemen at the desk in the evening, gave us some good tips on restaurants (especially in the Testaccio area) and booked the tables for us.

The location is excellent, yes it is a 15/20 minute walk to the Colosseum etc, but there are buses/metro nearby and the taxis are very reasonable. It was worth staying here just to come back to the peace and tranquil surroundings of the Aventine Hill.

I would highly recommend staying here and hope to return soon.

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1  Thank Teresa H
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Dear Teresa,
Thanks for posting such a wonderful review and appreciated our hotel and location.
Hope this pleasant experience will induce you to make another longer trip to enjoy again our excellent hotel with nice décor, buffet breakfast , peaceful garden, and discover more magical surroundings of the Aventino Hill.
Thank you so much for your suggestion regarding the bar menu and we’ll definitely take into consideration.
Looking forward to see you again in our hotel S. Anselmo.
Kind regards

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Reviewed 25 August 2013

One of the best hotels I've ever visited. Booked 4 nights at San Anselmo with my girlfriend for her first visit to Rome and was not disappointed! Definitely worthy of the top 25 ranking on TripAdvisor.

The hotel, while slightly 'off the beaten path', is tucked away in a very quaint residential neighborhood. Not an inconvenience though - you can literally walk (15/20 mins) to the Colosseum and Forum, and taxis are very affordable to get into and around town.

They have an incredible garden patio where breakfast is served, and is quite amazing. The rooms themselves have a lot of character, and ours was no different. We stayed in the "Poetry Room" and it was both spacious and had a great terrace overlooking a quiet street where we could sit and drink prossecco.

Overall, great experience - will definitely stay here again and have recommended it several times to friends and family!

Room Tip: Poetry room is very nice and overlooks a nice street where you can sit on the terrace and enjoy the...
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sean H
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Dear Sean,
Your beautiful words fill us with pride and joy.
Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience. Yes, the Poetry room is so romantic and creates special and unforgettable emotions, for those looking for unique and relaxed roman experience and beautiful little terrace overlooking the square just magical, especially during sunset.
we are looking forward for your next visit to enjoy again the peaceful atmosphere of our Aventino Hill.
Kind regards

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

I chose this hotel based on a previous Tripadvisor review which sounded too good to be true. Not only was the hotel, the rooms, the service beyond wonderful, there were many more magical surprises that were not mentioned. The atmosphere here is perfect. A quiet courtyard allows you to enjoy a delicious breakfast at your pace. Our waiter would surprise us with a different design on the foam of our cappuccinos each morning. The staff genuinely enjoyed providing high level service. The rooms are unique, elegant and beautiful. Location is perfect for sightseeing but within a quiet neighborhood with wonderful views. This hotel is an absolute gem!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank beth r
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Dear Beth,
The staff and I, are so pleased to know that you had a great roman holiday in our hotel S. Anselmo and that you were happily surprised by the location, the decor, the atmosphere, the garden and by the creativity of our waiters on your morning cappuccinos. Yes, Rome can be really magical, when the experiences are unique and fulfilling your desires and exceptions.
It was our real a great pleasure to take care of you and looking forward to see you again for another unforgettable stay with us.
Kind regards

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We stayed as a couple in August 2013 for 3 nights at the beautiful (and wonderfully air-conditioned!) Hotel San Anselmo. Near the Circo Massimo and Colosseum, this hotel is in a great position for reaching all the main tourist spots, yet enjoys the tranquil setting high above the city, allowing you to have a great day in busy, bustling Rome, with the promise of an undisturbed sleep at the end of the day.

The rooms were spotless, fresh towels provided every day and the breakfast was delicious - fresh fruit, fresh bread, a selection of yogurts and local meats and cheeses mean the Hotel San Anselmo are able to cater for a variety of tastes (and I'm a fussy eater!)

Overall, this hotel is high on my recommendation list, and should we come back to Rome (we did put our coins in the Trevi Fountain!), this will most certainly be our hotel of choice! Thanks for a great stay.

Room Tip: Get the airport shuttle bus from Fiumicino as it is the first stop on the drop-off list (30 euros fo...
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Dear Jonesy,
Thank you for choosing our hotel S. Anselmo for your roman holiday and for the wonderful words about our hotel.
We are so proud to be on top of your favorite hotel list and for recommending us to your friends and family. Since, you threw the coins in the Trevi Fountain, you’ll definitely be back to Rome and we can’t wait to pumper for another unforgettable stay.
kind regards

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Address: Piazza Sant'Anselmo 2, 00153 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Aventine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#18 Family Hotel in Rome
#25 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#25 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £81 - £258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Anselmo 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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