Lush and seductive hideaway on Rome‘s Aventine Hill
Hotel San Anselmo is a Roman hideaway that’s close enough to the action but blissfully away from the noise. Set on the Aventine Hill, it overlooks graceful Italianate villas and parkland trees.
- Honeymoon stays – it's a lovely city hideaway.
- Plenty of neighbourhood charm.
- Cocktails in the leafy gardens.
Hit the spot
A tranquil spot on Rome’s leafy Aventine Hill.
There's a pretty courtyard garden shaded by orange trees, a lounge with newspapers and a chic little bar (though no restaurant).
Good to know
Ditch the killer heels if you're planning to walk back uphill!
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
AirportRome Fiumicino – 25km
TrainOstiense station – 4km
LocationPiazza San Anselmo, Rome, Roma Capitale, 00153, Italy
Italianate rooms have an extravagant feel and come with flatscreen TVs, iPod docks, wi-fi, a mini-bar and marble or mosaic tiled bathrooms. Some have canopy or four poster beds, jacuzzi bathtubs or even a private balcony.
Moodily distressed walls in deep rose and old gold are the backdrop for Venetian glass chandeliers, canopy beds, ornate mirrors, prettily stencilled doors and (in some rooms) walls scrawled with poetry – so you might even find yourself reading Keats in Italian.
Signature rooms include the Romeo & Juliet room – with its own balcony – and the Gold room, with its sumptuous gold decor.
Eat & Drink
Have breakfast on the terrace, and enjoy a wide selection from sweet to savoury and fruits in season with in-house confectionery prepared by the chef and a great selection of cold cuts and typical Italian cheeses. Staff will be happy to prepare you paninis or a light snack in the evening, and to recommend some good local restaurants.
Buffet breakfast is served until 10:30am.
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
You’d need an eternity to scratch the surface of the Eternal city, so start with the classics (literally) like the ancient Forum, the soaring Coliseum and the Imperial Palace. Then there is awe-inspiring St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, the Spanish Steps – just the place to sit and idle away an hour – and the Trevi Fountain. (Better throw that coin in, to ensure you come back). The Pantheon is beautifully preserved, while wonderful squares for morning wanders include Campo de Fiori.