This trusty hotel offers modern accommodations in a great location, steps from Rome's majestic Trevi Fountain. Rooms have sleek decor with earth tones, wood paneling, flat-screen TVs, and spacious bathrooms. Breakfast, though somewhat standard fare, is served in the rooftop garden with panoramic views of the city. The hotel is close not only to major sights but also to great shopping, in particular, the nearby Galleria Alberto Sordi, full of popular European brands.
Rooms are decorated in a monochromatic grey and blue decor with minimalistic furnishings, like something out of an IKEA catalog. Hard mattresses and flat pillows could use a refresh. Rooms are on the smaller side, so don't book if you plan on lounging around. A tea and coffee service, as well as flatscreen TV, desk and safe, provide the necessities in these simple but comfortable rooms.
If you're sensitive to noise, book a room away from the street.
Bathrooms hit the same Scandinavian design of the rooms with striped panels of marble or white tiled floors. Basic shampoo, soap and body lotion are provided. Water pressure is thankfully strong and some rooms offer an oversized tub. There's a wall hair dryer, but if you need the real deal, a professional-strength hair dryer is available upon request.
True to its center of Rome positioning, the small lobby is covered head-to-toe in white marble. A vintage golden elevator cage will take you directly from check-in to our room.
The breakfast room has an incredible floor-to-ceiling view of the rooftops of historical Rome. The buffet is compact but well-stocked with fresh cheeses, cured meats, and pastries, as well as eggs and sausages.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Ask for a cappuccino from the waiter, instead of making an inferior one at the coffee machine. Breakfast is the only time in Rome when it's socially approved to drink one.
Being in the middle of the historical center, you can arrive to dozens of Rome's main attractions on foot. Via del Tritone offers dozens of major bus lines. And the metro station Barberini is a 7-minute walk up the street. If you're looking to take a longer trip, there are several taxi stands close-by.
Angelina a Trevi (1-minute walk) is a bright, cozy restaurant decorated with giant white birdcages. There's an incredible set-price lunch buffet that includes all the meat, pasta, rice and fresh vegetables you can pile on top of a giant plate. For dinner grab a tasty pasta dish and one of their delicious homemade desserts like tiramisu or fresh cream and raspberries. Ginger (5-minute walk) is a new health bar with fresh juices and salads if you're looking for a lighter meal.
Baccano (3-minute walk) is the rare oyster and champagne bar in Rome with fresh catches coming in daily from the Mediterranean Sea. An extensive wine menu is divided into light, medium and full-bodied options from neighboring Tuscany, Campania, Sicily and beyond. Hotel Tritone (10-minute walk) is a popular expat hangout with weekly trivia nights.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Despite being in the middle of everything, Hotel Tritone is quiet and private, providing a welcome respite after a long day of sight-seeing. You'll be able to cover a lot of ground in the centro storico being so close to it all. And while this is a very touristy area, there are plenty of hidden gem shops and restaurants around. You can pass by the Trevi Fountain every day before you explore the city. Don't forget to throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain to ensure your swift return to the Eternal City.