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Hotel San Anselmo
Ranked #44 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
london uk
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cool Roman night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

We spent the night in a cool room with a balcony in the Sant Anselmo. It's up on the top of the Aventino Hill in a quiet and leafy neighbourhood yet it's in the centre of Rome. The decor was over the top but fun and the room was comfortable with good air con which we needed as it was 95 degrees outside. Breakfast in the garden was a plus. Recommend.

Room Tip: Deluxe double had a loverly balcony
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
Thank you for have given us the pleasure to host you in our “Roman Villa” on the exclusive Aventino hill.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

The San Anselmo is located in the Aventino district, south of Rome, two metro stations away from the Colosseo. Whilst lying in a very calm and thus noise- and traffic free quartier up the hill, be aware that you will find no restaurants nor cafés next to the hotel. The metro station (Piramide) and bus stop (via Marmorata) are easily reachable though after a 10-15 min walk.
The hotel itself is a gem, every room has it's own theme and decor to go with, while lightly "baroquish", it never seemed kitschy or overly "fake", if you like chandelier lights, beautifully painted walls, decorated mirrors and a luxury touch of gold on furniture, then this is the place to stay. Start your day with a breakfast in the lovely garden adjacent to the hotel, read the newspaper in the cosy chimney room and finish off with a drink in the lovey decorated (yet tiny) house bar. Service was impeccable, bellhops were swift and helpful, special kudos to M. Vincenzo at the reception who handled every question and request in an utmost professional manner! A secured parking is offered two blocks ago, only downside was, that an employee had to escort you everytime you needed your car, to open the electric gates. The only thing this hotel is lacking to complete the package would be an in-house restaurant (snacks are available though) and a bigger TV set in the room. Special attention on the other hand is given to the bathroom, marble interior, jacuzzi showers and sometimes a massive bathtub make a stay all more pleasant. A well recommended stay if you like to visit Rome and enjoy a 4* hotel at a competitive price!

Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 16 August 2012
Thank you for sharing your emotion. We delighted you had a great and unforgettable experience with us.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

We have a second home in Rome in Testaccio, and this hotel is right around the corner, about 3 blocks from our apartment. We've been referring our friends to this place for years, and have stayed there ourselves on a handful of occasions. This place is a real hidden gem, the vast majority of travelers don't know about it, probably because it's tucked away in the Aventino neighborhood, about 1.5 kilometer walk from Pza Venezia and a 10 minute taxi ride from the Roma Terminale train station. But that's the beauty of the place, it's very quiet, off the beaten track, and easy to get to on the buses or by taxi from the heart of Rome and from the metro stop at Pyramid. It's about a 10 minute walk to the Circus Maximus and 20 minute walk to the Colosseum. The price is about one half of the big hotels on Via Veneto, and the service is impeccable. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the bathrooms are all marble, etc. It's a restored villa, and is one of three hotels (one of the others is call the Hotel Pio) all owned by the same company and within 2 blocks of each other. The other two are 3 stars, this one is a 4 star and worth it. Most of the rooms are reasonably large, but there are a few rooms that are very small, and the prices reflect that. If you can't/won't accept a small room, make sure you reserve a large one and ask to see it upon arrival. They have a nice patio out back where you can have breakfast or in the dining room. The lounge area out front is our favorite place to relax after a day of shopping with a glass of prosseco. If you are looking for a small, boutique hotel experience in Rome, this is tough to beat. The Testaccio neighborhood next door has lots of great restaurants and bars, and is known as a cool place for younger couples to hang out in the evenings. Anyway, this is a GREAT hotel for a Rome holiday and we highly recommend it.

Room Tip: There are two large rooms on the top floor that share a roof top patio and are very nice. The rooms...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 14 August 2012
Dear Madam, Sir,
Thank you for your nice review; The faithfull description you made of our Hotel and the area where we are located, is fitting on us completely, highlightning how positive can be to choose the Aventino Hill for a visit to Rome.
We will always be delighted to have you as guests, even for a relaxing drink or "aperitivo" in our garden bars of our chain.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

We stayed here during the weekend of 4th August and enjoyed every second of our stay.

We arrived around 7pm with the temperature still boiling hot and were greeted with welcome drinks to cool us down. Check in was simple and the bell boy who took our cases and showed us to our room was lovely. All staff spoke perfect English, but appreciated any attempts you made to speak Italian.

We stayed in the Golden Room, which has a king size bed, power shower, and its own balcony overlooking the South West of Rome. Although not a view that took in all of the ancient sites, it was still pretty breathtaking to wake up to every day. The balcony was great for chilling with a bottle of wine as the sun goes down.

I had previously arranged for a Rose and Champagne to be in the room on arrival as we were celebrating our 1st Wedding anniversary. I didn't need to remind them when we arrived, and both were sitting in our room upon arrival.

Breakfast was served in the dining/ drawing room or outside in the gardens. A large choice for a continental breakfast, and great coffees!

We always used the front desk to order taxi's into town, and they only ever took less than 3 minutes from when ordered.

The Forum and Colloseum were the two closest main sites to the Hotel, which were a 20-25 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi drive. To get to all other sites in Rome, it was never really more than 5 - 10 minutes or maximum €12 to the furthest sites.

There was a surprise we found when walking past Santa Sabina, just a hundred yards from the hotel, which was a door where people were queueing to look through its keyhole. Curiosity got the better of us and we joined the queue. The sight through the keyhole was one of the best surprises of the holiday!

There are some nice local restaurants nearby, but as it is out of the touristy area, they are mainly visited by locals, so expect minimal English speaking waiters. They are very laid back, but not over-welcoming, I think it must be the Italian way.

When booking a taxi for our return to Ciampino airport (which was a fixed fare for all taxi's €30 Ciampino Airport - Rome) the concierge suggested we pay an extra €10 for a private hire car. As it was only €10 more we agreed. We sat in front of the hotel whilst waiting and were served coffees while we waited. A big Mercedes pulled up and took our bags, so we returned to the airport in a little more comfort and style than a taxi. Well worth €10!

Overall a good hotel. You were always greeted with a smile, and all staff were happy to assist you with any of your needs.

Room Tip: We chose a superior room which comes with a balcony, but no bath.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 9 August 2012
Thank you for posting such wonderful reviews! The staff and I are very pleased to know that the service received during your stay meet your expectation. This encourage us to do always the best for our clients, anticipated their needs and desires to make their experience in Hotel San Anselmo a memorable stay!
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Brossard, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

This hotel is really amazing. We stayed from august 1rst /august 5th. On a hill ,full of calmness, outstanding services from the personnel, very good buffet in the morning, very comfortable room full equipped, garden for the "spritz"( white wine or proseco with Aperol or Campari" in the afternoon.Mr Vincenzo at the reception was really a pro. He answered all our request, in a very distinguished manner. This place is 15 munutes from the Metro station Circo Massimo and around 10 Euros (taxi) from Roma's main attractions.Very affordable for a 4 star hotel.
Do not hesitate ro reserve this hotel. You will remember it for the rest of your life.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Donald T
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FamigliaPiroli, Direttore at Hotel San Anselmo, responded to this review, 7 August 2012
It's always a pleasure to receive such nice comments from our clients referred to our Hotel and our staff, we hope we can always do as better as we can and we hope we can host you again in the next future.
"Arrivederci" from the "eternal city"
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Property: Hotel San Anselmo
Address: Piazza Sant'Anselmo 2, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Aventine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#18 Family Hotel in Rome
#24 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#25 Business Hotel in Rome
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,985 - ₹ 16,225
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Anselmo 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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