With so much to see and do in a city, having a comfortable place to return to at the end of the day is a big priority. Fortunately, good accommodation doesn’t have to break the bank. Experience the beauty of Rome while staying at one of these cheap hotels.
Magia a Trilussa
The hotel is at the heart of medieval Trastevere | Courtesy of Magia a trilussa / Hotels.com
Right in the heart of medieval Trastevere and close to the Tiber waterfront, this homely boutique hotel offers glimpses of St Peter’s basilica from the sunny terrace where you can enjoy a tasty Italian breakfast. With luxury linens on comfy beds, complimentary slippers and heated towel racks, this small yet cosy hotel packs in a lot of value for the price. Families and pet owners are welcomed by friendly and helpful staff, while couples who book the deluxe suite are in for a treat with a hot tub right in the bedroom.
When you get tired of the city crowds, this secret gem in the Roman countryside will give you some much-needed solace. A short train ride from the city centre, the hotel is set in a beautiful baroque palace with extravagant frescos and intricate art you’d expect to find in a museum or gallery. Every room has a view, and in the summer months, the fine-dining restaurant moves into the garden for vistas of the eternal city. The hotel offers a free breakfast that includes vegan options, and welcomes visitors who are travelling with pets. Besides a pool, guests also have access to golf courses and hiking trails. La Romanina Shopping Centre and Lake Albano are both within easy reach.
Tree Charme is an elegant guesthouse with Art Deco style and views over Piazza Trilussa square. Bedrooms are furnished with rich wood flooring, and a continental breakfast buffet can be enjoyed al fresco in a delightful private garden. Bikes are available for jaunts across the river and Vespa tours and cooking classes in the ancient city centre are available to guests. Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon are some of the many tourist attractions that you’ll find nearby.
History buffs will jump at the chance to stay in this quiet 10th-century monastery. The abbey cells have been converted into bright bedrooms with simple furnishings that incorporate the building’s history, while Renaissance-style artwork can be found in public areas and temporary art galleries are regularly exhibited throughout the hotel. The Basilica of Santa Croce is practically next door, as is the Colosseum, making this an ideal place for tourists looking to stay close to attractions. Domus Sessoriana serves a complimentary breakfast that can be enjoyed on the gorgeous rooftop terrace that has unbeatable views of Rome. Situated only 10 minutes away from the metro station, the Domus Sessoriana also has onsite parking for those arriving by car.
Conveniently located near the Termini train station, this is a bargain find with premium features like a pillow menu, hair straighteners and a jetted bathtub. Rooms are cosy and modern with brick arch ceilings, while the pristine bathrooms are spa-like with stylish sinks and toiletries. Tall guests are catered for with extra-long beds, and drivers enjoy free parking – there’s even an electric car charging station. Situated in the city centre, you’ll have attractions like the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma and the Colosseum at your doorstep.
The Abitart is a striking and colourful hotel that offers extravagant Italian flair in Ostiense, Rome’s 10th quarter. There’s plenty to see in the bustling neighbourhood with its proximity to an abundance of historical monuments and Circus Maximus, a Roman chariot-racing stadium. Complete with on-site bar and restaurant, the breakfast area features Gaudí-inspired pillars, while the fabulous suites are on trend with their 1970s decor. Children are welcomed to stay for free as long as they sleep on the rollaway beds in the parent’s room.
Just around the corner from the iconic Trevi Fountain is the characterful Trevi Beau boutique hotel. Rooms come decorated in a contemporary style with large bathrooms in dark tones. The wood beam ceilings create a cosy atmosphere, while the walls and fixtures add to the hotel’s peaceful natural theme. Trevi Beau is a pet-friendly place with free continental breakfast and delicacies like cakes, cold cuts and cheese. The hotel also has three restaurants on the ground floor, giving plenty of options to indulge in traditional Tuscan cuisine paired with fine wines.
Right in the centre of Rome, the family-friendly Hotel Modigliani is the perfect spot if you wish to be surrounded by the city’s main attractions, like the Spanish Steps. While guests in the superior room get to enjoy fabulous views of the city from their rooftop terrace, other rooms have private balconies offering the same impressive views. A generous buffet breakfast is on offer serving baked sweet treats with healthy options like fresh fruit and Caprese-style salad. The hotel also has a lovely courtyard garden that guests can enjoy.