A 17th-Century former Franciscan convent, this hotel is surrounded by relics of ancient Rome.
Away from Rome’s grand Baroque centre sits this charming hotel with its pretty orange- and lemon-grove gardens, which are a real rarity in the Italian capital. The hotel is surrounded by the remains of imperial Rome, and you couldn’t be better placed if you want to immerse yourself in the ancient history of the city. The hotel overlooks the ruins of the Palantine Hill, while the Colosseum, the chariot racing stadium Circus Maximus and Piazza Venezia are located just a short walk away. The more ‘modern’ sights can be reached by a short taxi ride or metro journey. The style of the hotel itself has a more 21st Century feel to it with exposed brick walls, glass doors and contemporary furnishings.
The first meal of the day is served in the light-filled breakfast room or out on the patio; the dishes are largely continental with eggs and bacon also available. The unique Al Palatino Garden Restaurant has both indoor and outdoor spaces, the latter of which has the real top tables. The quality of the cuisine certainly matches the beautiful setting with gourmet Italian dishes on the menu served at dinner.
The simply designed rooms provide a modern retreat amid the surrounding history, with wood-panelled walls, large windows that allow light to flood in, and tiled bathrooms.
In the heart of ancient Rome, overlooking the Palatine Hill and close to the famous Trastevere district.
Good to know
• Dine al fresco at Al Palatino restaurant and enjoy views of the pretty gardens* • Explore the nearby Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and Colosseum*.
Breakfast room, restaurant, bar
Breakfast in the breakfast room.
*Denotes local charge