Il Palazzetto

Vicolo del Bottino 8, Rome, Latium, 00187, Italy

This 15th-century house, once a retreat for one of Rome's richest noble families, is one of the most intimate and luxurious hotels in Rome, with gorgeous terraces where you can watch the never-ending theater of the Scalinatella. Even the Hassler, Il Palazzetto's legendary sister hotel atop the steps, can't make this claim. Beyond the tiny reception, enormous red salons welcome you to the piano nobile, which now houses the red-on-red bar and restaurant of the International Wine Academy. Things are much more tranquil in any of the four guest rooms outfitted in soothing taupes and creams (three look out over the Steps); none of them have room service, but guests enjoy full use of the facilities at the Hassler. Without the 24-hour attention of the Hassler, and with their sense of privacy and independence, Il Palazzetto's rooms feel more like small, luxury apartments than a hotel—something that's seen as a major perk by guests, who tend to book up the rooms months in advance.


  • location and view
  • free Wi-Fi
  • guests have full access of the Hassler's services
  • continental breakfast included (served at the Hassler)


  • restaurant often rented out for crowded special events
  • bedrooms do not access communal terraces
  • with just four bedrooms, often books up far in advance, particularly in high season
  • only three rooms have a view of Piazza di Spagna


Phones: 06-699341000


4 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals