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Hotel Santa Maria
Ranked #11 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 September 2013

My husband and I, along with our two young children, stayed here last October.
I don’t think you could ask for a better situated hotel in Rome for the price.

We were, at most, ten minutes on foot away from the Spanish Steps as well as many other city highlights, though the hotel was peaceful enough to ensure we all got a good night’s sleep at the end of each day.
Our room couldn’t have been cosier, with warm colours and modern design, while the outdoor dining area was a great setting for our breakfasts and late night glasses of wine.

We had two evening meals here, both consisting of tapas as were delighted with the price and the portions. The staff were friendly and helpful and helped us arrange taxis, plan walks around the city and recommended some great places to eat in the evenings.

The hotel’s real highlight is its location, with the surrounding area filled with shops, bistros and some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions – this is ideal for families travelling with small children and looking to avoid long walks to the nearest form of entertainment!

We stayed for seven nights, though the hotel’s central location would also make it perfect for a weekend stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Just returned from a stay here and it was just as wonderful as when we stayed here 8 years ago. It is amazing to have such a peaceful, tranquil spot to return to after a busy day exploring Rome. IThe rooftop terrace and garden courtyard are perfect spaces to relax before heading out for the evening. The location in Trastavere is perfect with access to public transportation, shopping and many excellent restaurants and nightlife.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

This was our second stay at Hotel Santa Maria. The last time was 10 years ago, and we were just as pleased this time as we were the last time. The charming hotel, formerly a convent, is on a narrow street right in the heart of Trastevere, but out of the hustle and noise of the piazzas. The rooms are homey and comfortable, but with all modern conveniences including WiFi. The continental breakfast is more varied than you might expect, with different selections every day. In mild weather, it's wonderful to start your day with breakfast on the patio under the orange trees. In the evening, the patio is a great place to sit with a glass of wine from the happy hour bar. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful, as well as knowledgeable about restaurants and shops in the neighborhood. They have bicycles you can borrow to explore the area. There is a city bus stop and tour bus stop just across the river.

Room Tip: Newer rooms 11 and 15 are upstairs on a patio with tables and loungers. Other rooms, all on the firs...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We have just spent the last of our journey round Italy in Rome and stayed at the wonderful Hotel Santa Maria. The rooms are excellent, bathrooms very well appointed. The sun terrace is beautiful and a lovely place to sit and catch some rays or read a book. Breakfast is served in the lovely room off the courtyard or you can sit under the orange trees in the courtyard and eat. The happy hour is a lovely touch where you can enjoy an aperative before going off round the vibrant streets for dinner. The staff were all so helpful and accommodating. Cant wait to return.

Room Tip: All the rooms looked beautiful - we stayed in the Junior suite which was wonderful. With a large win...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Wow. We were blessed to spend a couple of weeks in Italy and we stayed at Hotel Santa Maria for a few days. Its a great place to stay in Trastevere--tranquil and beautiful, the rooms are nice, very clean, the people are super friendly and accommodating. The courtyard is beautiful and very well kept. It's very quiet at the Hotel, but note, the neighborhood near the hotel is a pretty vivacious and lively at night. Ah Rome.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

This was our fourth September stay in Santa Maria and we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. Trastevere is great - it really comes alive at night when all the streets are lined with tables outside the restaurants and bustling with people, especially at the weekend. Santa Maria sits quietly behind Piazza Santa Maria and when the gate closes behind you, you enter a calm and tranquil haven. The hotel has just 19 rooms arranged around the courtyard where breakfast is served beneath the orange trees. Each evening, when you buy a drink from the bar, complimentary light snacks are served, and to relax in the courtyard with a glass of wine after a busy day sightseeing, is simply sublime. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful. Can't wait to go back again!

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

The location and quaintness of this hotel are unsurpassed. The rooms are very nice, breakfast that's included is fabulous and they even have a happy hour with wonderful tasty treats in the afternoon.
You are so convenient to everything walking ,tucked away in a great neighborhood. This can be your hidden sanctuary from home. Many restaurants and a lively square just steps away too.
There are a few different lovely Terrace areas to relax also and feel free to borrow one of their bicycles for the adventurous. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are perfect for families or couples.
If you want a change from the big hotels you absolutely love it here. It s a gem!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Vicolo del Piede 2, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Trastevere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Rome
#4 Business Hotel in Rome
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £77 - £321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santa Maria 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Santa Maria is an Hotel de Charme located in a 16th century cloister completely renovated in the year 2000 maintaining the flavour of the original construction. It makes a very pleasant base in a romantic and relaxing ambience. The hotel is located in an historical area of central Rome in the heart of one of the most ancient and characteristic neighbourhoods of the city, Trastevere. Our guests can easily walk from the Hotel to the historical and archaeological beauties of the city. It is also possible to drive to the hotel with the parking available at the private Garage next to the Hotel. The Hotel rooms, connected by a monastic portico, face onto an ample and silent garden of orange-trees, flowers and Mediterranean plants, or onto our rooftop garden, framed by evergreen vines... perfect settings to enjoy your breakfast in the warm and sunny roman days , or just for relaxing after a day of sightseeing The Hotel has a number of bicycles should you wish to cycle through the alleys of ancient Rome. The Hotel is Internet connected by secured Wireless Lan. You can comfortably use your PC where you like: at the lounge Bar, in the garden or in your room. If you are travelling without your PC, a computer with free Internet connection is at your disposal in the Living Room. You can relax in the romantic atmosphere of our bar or our garden with a glass of excellent wine, chosen from the selection of refined Italian wines stocked in our Cellar (from Vermentino di Gallura to Brunello di Montalcino), before you venture out into the narrow streets of Trastevere in search of a good trattoria or restaurant. After site-seeing in the ' Eternal City ' , our rooftop garden, framed by evergreen vines, with lounge chairs facing the sun, awaits you for relaxation in an ambience of refined comfort. You may refer to our Staff regarding any problems, desires, or needs you may have. Tiziana, Arianna, Chiara, Paola, Malina, Pasquale and Alessandro will always be ready and available to assist you to the best of their ability. Their responses will be accompanied voluntarily by a friendly smile. Kind guest, you will be our welcome friend! ... more   less 
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