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The Inn At The Roman Forum
Ranked #12 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 September 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our 1 week trip around Italy.
The hotel is lovely, clean and modern. Breakfast up on the terrace is lovely. The hotel is very well located and the female receptionists were very pleasant, they even gave my husband and I a complementary drink as it was his birthday.

However, our stay was spoiled by several small things.
Firstly, despite only staying for 2 nights, upon check in we were told that we would have to stay in a different room each night as the air conditioning in our first room was being repaired the next day. This was rather inconvenient as it meant we had to spend time packing things away again when we should have been out enjoying Rome. Also, I don't think we should have been put in that room even for one night as the air conditioning was obviously not working properly and we hardly managed to sleep at all.

Secondly, both evenings of our stay, the hotel experienced power cuts that went on for several hours. I have no doubt that this hindered our already struggling AC in our first room.

Finally, upon check out, the man that served us at reception was the most rude and unhelpful man we have ever met. He tried to overcharge us for our airport transfer despite the fact that all of the literature in the rooms states that it is 50 Euros. He also tried to charge us for my husband's complimentary birthday drink. Furthermore, when my husband mentioned the power cuts he had his head bitten off and was promptly told, "it's not our fault, it probably done the building more damage than it inconvenienced you". We hadn't said it had inconvenienced us (although it had) in fact, we spent our time waiting for it to comeback on (so that we could pack) quietly drinking wine by candlelight. His rude manner was rather startling and most certainly off putting to say the least, I have never been more glad to get in a taxi to escape a hotel lobby.

Tip:- if you see a man behind the reception desk, leave and go back later.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2012 via mobile

The inn at the roman forum was our first stop on our honeymoon. Started by being greeted at the airport and driven back in a nice Mercedes and didn't have to deal with the taxi crowd. Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome drink and while the staff entered our details we got to take a tour of a 2000 year old part of roman forum, accessible only via a door by the reception.
The rooms are large and unique and you really feel the boutique hotel. The rooms are not overly done but just right and very charming and romantic.
The staff provided fantastic help with everything from opera, restaurants to sightseeing. They really went that extra mile every time. Thank you Silvia and Shuki!
A nice detail is that they serve afternoon snack between 5-8pm, and if you live here you can also visit the inn at the Spanish steps and have the snack/ drinks there as well.

All in all this is a fantastic boutique hotel and we staff were extremely friendly and service minded. I would stay here next time for sure!

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Reviewed 31 August 2012

Not too often that you find a hidden gem like this one.
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, but close to so much.
Easy access to metro station or just as easy to have a cab called by the front desk.
Rooms are very nice as advertised.
Breakfast is well done. I recommend eating out on the terrace.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

We stayed here for our honeymoon and couldn't say better things about the quality of service we received. Furthermore, the room was nice and quiet. The rooftop served a wonderful breakfast with a lovely snack service in the afternoon. Location is great and you're a walk from most of the great sites in Rome. Massive thumbs up! Hilda, keep up the great work!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Me and me husband were so happy with this hotel. We booked it on hotwire and didn't know what we would get but when we found out oh god i was so happy. We e-mailed the hotel to arrange a pick up service and belive me its worh it. Price for pick up is 55 euro and return to the airport is 50 euro with a private driver that have no problem finding the hotel we talked to another couple that took regular taxi and paid way more than we did. The room was good size and as we booked standard room we had shower and it was the most powerfull comfy shower ever taken. Breakfast served in a very nice setting and afternoon snack was amazing end on a long hot day in the city. We loved our stay here and think it's one of the best hotels during our stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

I picked the Inn at Roman Forum because I wanted to be in Old Rome near the sights like Forum, Colosseum etc. The location of Inn at Roman Forum is fantastic. A short walk to Colosseum, Forum and the underground subway. Also, an easy walk to Fountain Trevi. We pretty much walked everywhere. The furnishings in the rooms were lovely and the staff was great! Ruby had great recommendations on restaurants and even made reservations for us. She also gave good advice on how best to get to places. The hotel is on the expensive side, but it has great atmosphere - in an old narrow street, away from crowds, and yet close to all the sights. From the outside, the entrance looks like a small pensione, but inside it is a well appointed place.

Room Tip: Top floor room has direct access to terrace garden
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

rooms are large and so elegant. staff is superb and sent a car for us to airport, and made arrangements for all the little details i needed prior to arrival, such as special food and wine requests, etc... late at night we were greeted by porter, receptionist and cold welcome drinks. location is a dream. roof terrace and the views are such a treat. the historic and majestic sculptures and parts of the forum that you can see as a hotel guest within the hotel lobby are just unreal. this is a great spots for couples of families visiting rome and wanting to be in the heart of things, while enjoying peace and quite within their hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via degli Ibernesi 30, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#32 Family Hotel in Rome
#68 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £170 - £1,177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Inn At The Roman Forum 5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this inn, member of the small luxury hotels of the world with 5 star service boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, Roman Forum, Venice Square. It is represented by Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is the only luxury residence in Rome which actually houses Roman ruins inside it. At the entrance, a passageway leads you to a Cryptoporticus, an exquisite stone gallery with engravings that can be traced back to 2,000 years ago. The five star service accommodations are carefully decorated in a modern style and are luxuriously furnished. On the roof terrace you can enjoy free snacks from 17:00 to 20:00. This inn is pet friendly. ... more   less 
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