Staying in a bed and breakfast can be the best accommodation option if you’re looking to have more freedom while you’re away, offering a more personal touch and all the comforts of being at home. Find your next place to stay with Culture Trip’s recommendations of the best bed and breakfasts in Rome.
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Located in a quiet corner of the residential Prati neighbourhood, QuodLibet provides all the comforts of a home in a prime location. Four spacious rooms, each painted in a different set of colours (themed around the changing seasons) can be found at this colourful lodging. Situated close to the Vatican and Via Cola di Rienzo, a popular street brimming with endless eateries and shopping options, the home offers breakfast served on the rooftop terrace where the owner has constructed a gorgeous and protected patio area.
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A B&B set in the artsy Testaccio neighbourhood, the Althea Inn has three rooms and three penthouse suites available. White-washed walls and simple Mediterranean decor make for a relaxing escape from the bustle below, but it’s the private balconies attached to the penthouse suites that make this stay special. Filled with flowers and with great views over Rome, they’re the perfect spot for breakfast, an afternoon in the sun, or an evening glass of wine. A stay here means you’ll have attractions like the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls and the Baths of Caracalla nearby.
On the top floor of an early 20th-century palazzo, Il Boom B&B is a luxurious property on the edge of the Trastevere neighbourhood. Reflecting the bohemian district, the decor is pointedly vintage, with an old jukebox, pinball machine and homely furnishings that pay homage to the owner’s love of classic Italian films and music. In fact, the B&B’s three bedrooms are named after the famous Italian actresses: Sophia Loren, Monica Vitti and Anna Magnani. Breakfast features freshly baked bread, eggs, prosciutto, fruit and yoghurt, all served on one of the two sprawling terraces that provide impressive views of Rome.
My Navona occupies the third floor of a 19th-century building in the middle of Rome’s historic centre. The bed and breakfast has eight rooms that strike a balance between the building’s antique character and contemporary design. Served to you in bed each morning is a breakfast of cold meats and cheeses, fresh bread, jams and yoghurt that can also be served in the common area. The spacious rooms are decorated with unique pieces of designer furniture and come with plenty of room to store your luggage, along with private bathrooms and soundproof windows that promise a good night’s sleep. Centrally located, you’ll have attractions like Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Castel Sant’Angelo nearby.
Owned by three locals, B&B A Picture of Rome is ideally located within close proximity of the Vatican in the Prati neighbourhood. The spacious and bright rooms are all designed with a different colour palette, with three of them overlooking the majestic St Peter’s Basilica. The welcoming hosts cater to every need with personal recommendations, friendly conversation and help with any travel arrangements. Famed for its collection of beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, the surrounding neighbourhood is ripe for exploring, and only 20 minutes’ walk from the centre of Rome.
The Duchessa a Roma features only two bedrooms on the top floor of a building in the Monteverde district, a quiet and residential neighbourhood southwest of the city. Offering tranquillity, rooms feature Mediterranean tiled floors, high ceilings and either a zingy green or deep orange colour scheme. The rooftop terrace is the perfect place to dawdle over a cup of coffee and admire the view. Private bathrooms (in the hall) come complete with big fluffy towels and luxurious bath products, and the host Alessandro cooks up a tasty breakfast every morning featuring eggs, fruit and fresh croissants. Nearby is the Janiculum Hill, the second-tallest hill in Rome that offers great views of the historic city.
Located in the leafy neighbourhood of Nomentano, My Guest Roma is ideal for those looking for a peaceful retreat away from the bustling city centre. The modest and colourful rooms combine their classic 1930s fixtures with a modern set of furniture, featuring polished laminate floors and soft linens. Serving a kosher and gluten-free breakfast of fresh fruit, vegetables and pastries every morning, the owner engages with guests, making them feel more like family than a guest. Less than 10 minutes away, you’ll find the Mausoleum of Santa Costanza, a 4th-century church, and multiple museums.
Located in the Esquilino district, the Adelina Guesthouse can be found only steps from the Termini train station and within walking distance of the Colosseum. The stylish lodging has six rooms, each with its own bathroom and two with balconies overlooking Piazza di Porta Maggiore, one of the biggest squares in Rome. Beautifully painted in white walls, rooms feature a sleek decor with classical wallpaper, chandeliers and bed frames. Breakfast is served in your room at the time of your choosing, but it can also be enjoyed on the patio found in some rooms.
Ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway, the RomAntic Dreams bed and breakfast is located in the San Giovanni district close to the Baths of Caracalla and the Colosseum. Here, Gothic-styled rooms feature open brick walls, polished wooden floors and gorgeous industrial-style pieces of antique furniture. Breakfast is available on-site, offering a selection of fruit, cold cuts, pastries and hot beverages. Close to the Re di Roma metro station, it’s conveniently located close to the exciting neighbourhoods of Testaccio and Trastevere.