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Last updated: 29 September, 2022
Expert travel writer: Rebecca Winke

Places to stay on Rome’s lively left bank are few and far between, and this three-star hotel in a handsome 17th-century cloister filled with orange trees is one of the best. It’s a peaceful enclave in the centre of one of Rome’s liveliest, most authentic districts. Trastevere’s buzzing trattorias and bars are on the doorstep.

Rooms in the former monks’ cells are sunny, if a touch austere. They’re all similar, and look out onto the garden cloister where breakfast is served; those off the second, smaller courtyard are quieter. The various two-level suites, sleeping up to six, are great for families

It’s an ideal choice for couples or families who want to visit Rome’s sights while experiencing local life away from the main tourist vortices. The Vatican and the heart of medieval Rome are a 10-15 minute walk away just over the Tiber bridges.

Surrounding area

Just beyond the hotel’s peaceful courtyard waits Rome’s original working-class district, a labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets and ochre and pink townhouses draped in ivy, now filled with hip restaurants, bars and boutiques that draw both locals and tourists, especially in the evening.

The beautiful church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest in the city, is close by, while the panoramic Gianicolo hill, Villa Doria Pamphili park and Vatican City are 15-20 minutes’ walk away.

The hotel loans out free bikes to guests, great for touring the banks of the Tiber or the nearby gardens of the Villa Doria Pamphili.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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The Pantheon of Rome

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Doria Pamphilj Gallery

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Villa Farnesina

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Jewish Ghetto

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Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Ponte Fabricio, the oldest bridge in Rome over the Tiber River

Ponte Fabricio

Rome, Lazio, Italy[0.7 miles]

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Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

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