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Hotel Santa Maria

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • a quaint and pretty oasis in a central location
  • relaxing courtyard
  • stocked wine bar

    Cons

  • it might be tricky to find
  • some of the showers drain slowly
  • finding a cab is not always easy in Trastevere

Fodorite Reviews

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Hotel Santa Maria Review

A Trastevere treasure with a pedigree going back four centuries, this ivy-covered, mansard-roofed, rosy-brick-red, erstwhile Renaissance-era convent is just steps away from the glorious Santa Maria in Trastevere church and a few blocks from the Tiber. It has sweet and simple guest rooms: a mix of brick walls, "cotto" tile floors, modern oak furniture, and stylishly floral bedspreads and curtains. Surrounded by towering tenements the complex is centered on a monastic porticoed courtyard, lined with orange trees—a lovely place for breakfast.

    Hotel Details

  • 20 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-19-2014

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    Felt we'd made a "find"

    We stayed two nights in the Hotel Santa Maria in October 2007 before an Easter Med cruise and the location and hotel were perfect for our short stay in Rome. You are in a Roman neighborhood and have an intimate feeling with restaurants aplenty just outside the gate. The enclosed, gated Hotel grounds give a private and secure feeling to the property - you do enter a different world as you're buzzed in and walk to and through the courtyard.

    Our room was actually on the roomy side - in the extended or upper courtyard which put it at a distance from the couryard tables, office and bar. Although the entire Hotel is small so "traffic" and noise shouldn't be much an issue in any room.

    The afternoon tea was perfect to tide one over between a day of sightseeing and the evening meal - typically 9 to 10 pm. And many of the sights of Rome are easy to reach from the Hotel - all in all it was a very pleasant place to stay . Streetcar stop not far away which opens up to all of Rome. Never an uneasy moment - stories of the street crime may be true but in our experience no sign of it. And within the Hotel Santa Maria you truly are in a cocoon of serenity.

    by Kaseymoe, 1/25/08
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    charming says it all

    We stayed here August 2007 and the hotel Santa Maria was our oasis from the brutal heat! The setting couldn't have been lovelier or livelier; the breakfast was sumptuous; the staff very helpful, and the location was the best. We walked to most of the sights, but cabs were always easy to find in the nearby piazza.

    by kimfoster, 9/14/07
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    Quiet and Relaxing Getaway in Trastevere

    Helpful staff, excellent breakfast service, comfortable and modern rooms, quiet and relaxing

    by gohedwig, 7/5/07

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