The Best Apartments and ApartHotels in Rome

Enjoy breakfast with a view at Residenza Napoleone III or keep exploring Romes best apartments and aparthotels for a cosy, authentic home base for your stay
Enjoy breakfast with a view at Residenza Napoleone III or keep exploring Rome's best apartments and aparthotels for a cosy, authentic home base for your stay | Courtesy of Residenza Napoleone III / Expedia
Liza Karsemeijer

Italy‘s capital has something to offer every traveller, from fine-dining to historical sights, and hotels are great, but sometimes you’re looking for a homelier feel, perhaps more privacy and a touch more space: a couch to crash on after a long day of sightseeing, a desk to work at and a kitchen to cook your own meals. Luckily, these apartments and aparthotels in Rome offer the home away from home you’re after.

1. Crossing Condotti


Crossing Condotti
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These Wallpaper*-worthy apartments are set in a historic building around the corner from Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps, and on the same street as must-try restaurant Dillà – a local favourite. Stylishly decorated rooms are furnished with designer names – Hans J. Wegner, Paola Navone and Boqa among them – alongside select vintage pieces, plus there’s a communal living room, a shared kitchenette and even a hammam offering chromotherapy. All rooms offer a snug sitting area and a private bathroom, while the Penthouse Suite, Master Room and Apartment have private living rooms and kitchenettes, if you crave even more privacy.

2. Palazzo al Velabro


Palazzo al Velabro
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This seductive palazzo combines home-spun privacy with hotel-style interiors. Every apartment includes a bedroom, living room, kitchenette and bathroom, plus there’s also a communal kitted-out gym, an extensive breakfast buffet for all, daily housekeeping and 24/7 reception services. The location is hard to top – near the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus – and some rooms even look out over Roman ruins.

3. Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte


Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte
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Frescoed ceilings, portraits of previous residents, velvet-fringed couches and soft Persian carpets: the motto of this historical residenza is definitely ‘more is more’. Built in the 16th century by architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, it once housed the Queen consort of Holland, and her nephew, Napoleon Bonaparte, and today it retains a 100-step staircase, designed by Martino Longhi the Younger, one of the “four wonders of Rome”. Modern-day guests are afforded a similarly royal welcome – especially in the Suite Imperatore, with its private veranda and a lush green terrace, where you can enjoy your breakfast before assailing the Spanish Steps.

4. Residenza di Ripetta


Residenza di Ripetta
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This 17th-century Roman residence once served as a convent. Today, it hosts 66 suites with high ceilings, contemporary paintings and elegant sculptures. All rooms, except the Classic Doubles, feature a sitting area and a small kitchenette where you can prepare a simple meal. There’s also a restaurant on the roof terrace to tempt you, with views of Rome’s terracotta-tiled roofs and rising church spires.

5. Residenza Napoleone III


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If you won’t settle for anything less than the royal treatment, this residence might be for you. The Napoleone Suite, named after the French emperor who lived here, includes impressive oil paintings, original 16th-century tapestries and hand-stencilled walls. The more contemporary Roof Garden Suite is trussed up in earth-toned linens and boasts a terrace dotted with lavender plants. Both apartments come with a turndown service, soaps by local luxury brand Bulgari and a bottle of Chianti. Emperor-essive.

6. Palazzo Manfredi


Palazzo Manfredi
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This palazzo is owned by Count Goffredo Manfredi, a well-known Roman entrepreneur who helped rebuild the post-war Italian economy in the 1950s. Sophisticated suites include spacious sitting areas with velvet armchairs and large bathrooms with walk-in showers, plus there’s a host of free inclusions: Aqua di Parma gift sets, limo transfers from the airport, tickets to the Colosseum and Forum, gratis minibars. Some even include a terrace with an unobstructed view of the world’s largest amphitheatre. The apartments are a short distance away from the main hotel, on Via Marco Aurelio and Via Serpenti, but still have access to the facilities, such as the Michelin-star restaurant, Aroma.

7. Habitat


Habitat Campo di Fiori
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These affordable and elegantly decked-out apartments are ideal for families and groups of friends looking for a shared space to cook meals. All houses have their own kitchens and are in unique locations, dotted around different spots in Rome’s historic centre: from Campo dei Fiori to the Vatican. Some even have sun-drenched terraces with city views.

8. Aparthotel Adagio Rome Vatican


Aparthotel Adagio Rome Vatican
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Second-time travellers looking to see a different side of Rome will find this aparthotel a perfect base: there’s free parking, ideal if you’re road-tripping around Lazio, and the bright-coloured modern studios and apartments have private kitchens. You can also make use of the pool during your stay, the fitness centre and the free breakfast, too. Balduina station is only 70 metres (230ft) away, with trains to Saint Peter’s Basilica in under 10 minutes.

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