Across from the Tiber river is Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a history as rich as Rome itself and allied with a vibrant nightlife scene. Offering close proximity to the rest of the city, it is an ideal base for exploration.
After checking out more than 100 hotels in Trastevere, our experts at TravelMag.com have delivered our top five picks based on cost, amenities and guest reviews. Whatever your choice, we hope you enjoy your stay in the Eternal City.
From €134/ night
Housed in a former monastery dating back to the 17th century, this upmarket hotel comes with a powerful historical legacy, much like Rome itself. But you don’t need to be a history buff to enjoy your stay – elegant rooms, a well-kept garden and a pretty terrace (serving breakfast in the summer) will help ensure that. The Vatican is a 10-minute walk along the banks of River Tiber, while the centre of Rome is just across Sisto Bridge.
From €79/ night
Overlooking one of the most picturesque squares in Trastevere, this 2-star hotel doesn’t quite meet the ‘budget’ grade, but with such a prime location you won’t feel short-changed. A former noble town-house of the 18th century, it offers rustic rooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms, while free Wi-Fi is available in communal areas and some rooms. Breakfast is provided at a choice of two nearby cafés. You can walk to the Coliseum in about 15 minutes and there are direct bus links to the Vatican.
From €94/ night
This boutique, 3-star hotel offers panoramic views from its rooftop terrace – and what views they are too! There’s also plenty of local attractions, including a market and the mediaeval church of San Francesco a Ripa, to enjoy. Well-decorated rooms come with free Wi-Fi access, satellite TV and air conditioning, while you can also use the free internet terminals in the lobby. The busy street of Viale Trastevere is seconds away and offers excellent tram and bus links to the rest of the city.
From €106/ night
This 4-star hotel is uniquely positioned just a few hundred yards from the Vatican – meaning guests are just minutes from stepping into another country. But there’s plenty of other reasons for choosing Hotel La Rovere, including its stylish rooms, some of which have a spacious furnished terrace, and popular snack bar. Set on the Tiber River promenade, you’re certain to enjoy a riverside walk during your stay, while the area is also well connected with several bus links to other parts of the city.
From €94/ night
Mid-range hotel options are plentiful in this part of Rome but none of them could be described as lacking character. Take the Hotel Adriano, for example, which like so many Rome hotels is housed in a centuries-old building. Fear not, there’s modern amenities in good supply, including minibars and satellite TVs with internet access, a well-equipped gym and a meeting room. Staff are on hand 24 hours a day to arrange bike and car rentals, as well as bookings for museums and city tours.