Fodor's Expert Review Hotel La Residenza
Via Emilia 22/24, Rome, Latium, 00187, Italy See on Map
This cozy hotel in a converted townhouse near Via Veneto is widely popular among American travelers thanks to its American-style breakfast and helpful staff. The rooms are basic, comfortable, and tasteful (although single rooms are almost windowless), but the real charm of the hotel lies in its bar, terrace, and lounges, which are adorned with stylish wallpaper and inviting loveseats. Nightly in-house movies are also quite popular. Tourists arriving by car will appreciate the hotel's small parking lot.
This hotel has a terrace and an out-door fireplace to cozy up to in winter.
Rooms are fairly spacious for Roman hotel standards. All furnishings are new, with big fluffy beds and chairs. Decor is peaceful in beige and gold colors.
Thanks to a recent upgrade, the bathrooms are beautifully designed with huge tiled showers, warming towel racks, and large windows and mirrors. There's a limited supply of toiletries available, as well as robes.
With wood flooring, antique rugs and grandfather clocks, a frescoed ceiling, and vintage red and yellow leather sitting chairs, the lobby feels like a comfortable living room in your own private palazzo. Leave your keys at the check-in desk when you exit for the day.
The large breakfast buffet includes homemade muffins and pastries, and well as American-style sausages and made-to-order eggs. There's a wide assortment of fresh juices and coffee on demand.
Cocktail hour is a big here at their intimate bar. There's a wide variety of over-the-top frilly drinks on the menu, as well as the standard spritz.
The hotel is super convenient to all the top sites in centro storico. You'll be able to walk everywhere, but if you need a break, the Barberini Metro Station is just a 4-minute walk away. There's also a line of taxis there for further ventures. And Termini Station is also just an 18-minute walk away.
L'Asino d'Ori (7-minute drive) has an amazing menu of Tuscan specialties, classical recipes updated for a modern audience. Head to Il Gelato di San Crispino (10-minute walk) for dessert for their singular gelato blended with homemade meringue.
The Albert (8-minute walk) is a traditional English pub where you can catch a game, drink some points and play pool into the night. It’s worth waiting for one of the sidewalk tables at Cul de Sac (17-minute walk) for the amazing people watching and even better wine.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Just around the corner from Via Veneto, this welcoming hotel is full up upgraded furnishings with rooms kept immaculately clean. We love the on-call staff that will help you get wherever you need to go. The delicious breakfast buffet and intimate bar make it easy to stay close to home when you've had your fill of sightseeing. The combo of modern amenities in a classical Roman house make this a picture-perfect stay in the eternal city.
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