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“The best kept secret in the heart of Rome”

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Hotel Pensione Barrett
Ranked #73 of 1,272 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2012

What a brilliantly located small hotel with wonderful hosts who just could not do enough for us. Pensione Barrett is amazingly decorated and our room offered everything from the foot spa and massage chair to the coffee machine, refrigerator and fresh croissants. On our arrival we were guided through the workings of everything then the following morning Michele helped plan our four days in Rome suggesting the more important historical and cultural parts of the city along with some wonderful places the average tourist would not see. Both he and his wife Cinzia are so friendly and we can't thank them enough for making our stay so pleasant. We look forward very much to returning and will have no hesitation in recommending Pensione Barrett to family and friends.

Room Tip: We had room no 2 and would definitely recommend it to others.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

You can never be closer to anything.

I stayed with my dad for 4 nights before I started my study abroad program here. The location could not be any better (coming from someone that's been here for 3 weeks). I live out in the suburbs now, and that location has been the meeting spot for a lot of people because of the convenience of transport. However, if you're a tourist, everything is walking distance away. I mean, EVERYTHING.

The owners were very very helpful with everything. Snack bar was priced right. Rooms were a little small for 2, but since we were out the entire time, a big room wasn't as necessary.

Basically, you get what you pay for. I can not thank them better for the first few beautiful nights in the city of Rome.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

Located close to litteraly everything (10' to the Capitol and 5' to the Pantheon, walking) one can hardly imagine a better starting point for visiting Rome.
The rooms are decorated with love and care, giving the place a real "Roman" atmosphere. The staff is extremely friendly, kind and helpful, and will enrich the trip of novice or experienced Rome travellers with valuable tips.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Our stay at Pensione Barrett began on a tip from friends, who said, like many of the reviews we read, how great a location it was for seeing Rome. They also told us to enjoy the website, which is totally unique. (another Trip Advisor reviewer noted Mr. Bean and Mickey, and they are right!) The joys of Pensione Barrett were: 1 extremely welcoming and genuinely kind hosts and staff, 2 thoughtful and personalized suggestions and maps for seeing Rome's treasures (including obscure ones, 3 our hosts' enthusiasm for and knowledge of Rome's history and culture, 4 our location inside Ancient Rome. When we arrived after our 7 hour-delayed flight, we were frazzled, but immediately on stepping into the garden-like lobby, complete with a gurgling fountain, we were welcomed like family and taken to our very comfortable room (lobby level, window away from the street). Our hosts took the time to show us how all the items in the room worked: keys, coffee/espresso machine, food locker, safe, shower, foot massage machine, etc. Enough about that...The real joysThat really helped next morning when we needed that first cup of coffee! I think I should explain more about the foodlocker/refrigerator. So many hotels have the mini bar that costs triple what the same item would be in "real life", that we have never used one. THIS hotel has practical items that are priced at or BELOW (we checked in a supermarket) what they cost to buy them on your own out in the city,! There are yogurts, sandwich making materials, cheeses, beer, fruit juices, cereal, milk all stocked. We surprised ourselves by using it quite a bit while we adjusted to the time difference AND took breaks from sightseeing or eating "out" all three meals a day. This was a nice service and we would tell anyone not to hesitate to use it. After we had stayed two nights, our two sons wanted to join us and Michele and Cinzia were so nice and arranged a room for them too. The decorations of each room were unique and fun, the housekeepers and night clerk were all friendly and helpful, and our host Michele sat with us for an hour to show us the ins and outs of viewing nearby treasures and hidden gems of his culture. Wonderful. We will stay with them again and be sure to tell friends.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back, or on the upper floor to avoid the street noise. We were on the lower fl...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

Central location. Excellent hosts who who went out of their way to provide information about the best attractions and eating places. They genuinely care that you enjoy your holiday. Friendly, clean and good value in our opinion. We guess the decor not to everyone's tastes but suited ours! A refreshing change to the standard one usually experiences in big cities

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We had a perfect honeymoon at Pensione Barrett!!! Michele and Cinzia and all the staff were extremely welcoming and helpful throughout the whole of our stay - offering us advice about sights / restaurants and things to do. The room was totally unique, comfortable and very well stocked with food, drinks and all things necessary for days out in Rome. The hotel is perfectly positioned for walking to all the must see sights of Rome and is also on the edge of the lovely jewish quarter with loads of great restaurants! The only place to stay in Rome!!

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Reviewed 13 April 2012

It appears everyone's said all the good things about this pensione and its owners, Michele and Cinzia, who are most welcoming, most knowledgeable and most kind. Location is superb, centrally sited for walking, taking buses or trams. The place had been recommended by an Italian friend who stays there when in Rome. It worked out perfectly for our stay! The website alone is worth checking out. Dean Martin meets Mr. Bean meets Mickey Mouse.

Room Tip: Next time I would ask for a room overlooking the ruins, but our room (with a window to the courtyard...
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Address: Via di Torre Argentina 47, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Rome
#19 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#217 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £79 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated 3 STARS Hotel with a Vintage Atmosphere, Direct View on the Roman Temples belonging to the Sacred Archeological Area of Largo Di Torre Argentina, Free Breakfast Buffet directly in the room. ... more   less 
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