Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Barberini

Via Rasella 3, Rome, Latium, 00187, Italy See on Map

This welcoming hotel, housed in a 19th-century palazzo near Piazza Barberini, has old-world luxury and charm an easy distance from the Metro, the Trevi Fountain, and plenty of good restaurants. The marble-floor lobby is light and welcoming, and upstairs each room is furnished with fixtures designed exclusively for the hotel. Guest rooms are a bit kitschy, with paisley prints adorning the walls and matching drapes. The breakfast buffet on the rooftop is fresh, delicious, and abundant. The hotel also has a delightful in-house spa where you can recover after a long day of sightseeing.


Soundproof rooms are richly decorated in classical patterns with gold drapes that match the wallpaper and blue silk bedspreads. While many rooms are on the small side, relaxing paintings and giant mirrors help to open up the space. Modern amenities are provided including a flat-screen TV, tea service, and a smart phone for you to use during your stay. Mattresses are firm and plenty of pillows are provided.

Request a room with a view as some windows face a wall. Rooms with balconies provide a gorgeous view of the city.


Bathrooms are elegantly decorated in gold tiles and include a full array of house toiletries, bathrobes and a hairdryer. With lots of counter space and a large bath or shower, the bathrooms also tend to be larger than in most Roman hotels.


The lobby is down a flight of stairs and traditionally decorated in dark wood, sleek lines and marble flooring in typical Roman style. With stained glass windows, and chic sofas and chairs to relax in, it's a cozy entry or exit to your day. Reception staff are very helpful for any of your planning needs.


There's a small spa with whirlpool and sauna as well as shiatsu massages available on request. While tiny, it's beautifully decorated with mosaic tile, a starlit ceiling and stained-glass windows.


Head up to the panoramic terrace for daily breakfast and soak in the incredible views of Roman rooftops. The breakfast buffet has a wide variety of choices even for picky eaters. The roof garden also serves lunch and dinner with incredibly tasty local dishes.


A small lobby bar lets you enjoy a cocktail before heading out for the evening. The roof garden is also open throughout the day to enjoy coffee or drinks.


Getting Around

The hotel’s convenient location means that most of the city’s sights are within walking distance. The hotel is a mere 3-minute walk from Barberini Metro Stop where you can access a variety of the city's main attractions. Additionally there's always a line of taxis waiting in the piazza so you'll have no trouble getting to further locations.


Osteria Allegro Pachino Restaurant (7-minute walk) is one of the few restaurants in the area that aren't overpriced. It's hard to go wrong with a good pizza and beer. Ristorante Due Colonne (11-minute walk) is another casual place with a full menu and great homemade desserts.


The Saylor's Bar has an old-school vibe and decor with old-school prices to match. Ham and Wine Bar (14-minute walk) has incredible wines by the glass or bottle as well as a great variety of sandwiches on offer.


This luxury hotel is set in Rome’s most exclusive neighborhood, just down the street from Bernini’s classic Tritone fountain. It's in the middle of it all, but set on a quiet street away from city traffic. With views of the most beautiful domes of Rome from the roof garden, a cozy spa and welcoming rooms, there are a variety of amenities not on offer from similarly-priced hotels. There are also several business amenities and meeting rooms at the hotel, but it never feels like a business hotel. The incredible staff goes out of their way to make you feel at home.


Local Flavor


Phones: 06-4814993

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