Hotel Santa Maria
- At a Glance
- Our Review
Ivy-clad courtyard charmer close to Rome's riches
Hiding in Rome’s Trastevere district, Hotel Santa Maria is a tucked-away gem. Surrounded by tall houses in a labyrinth of medieval streets, this former 16th century convent opens onto a sunny courtyard.
Know It All
Hit the Spot
Just off the main square in Trastevere, one of Rome's buzziest quarters.
Come here for...
● A fetching little find on Rome's "left bank". ● Drinks in the Mediterranean courtyard. ● Trastevere's restos, bars and nightlife.
There's an attractive courtyard garden dotted with orange trees, and a cafe-bar for sampling the well stocked cellar.
Good to know
Light sleepers may be awoken by bells from the nearby basilica.
14 rooms, four suites
Rooms are simply decorated with tiled floors and sunny shades. All have air conditioning, LCD TVs and hair dryers, and all but three have bathtubs.
Junior mansard suites are the nicest, with a private upstairs bedroom and downstairs lounge.
Eat & Drink
Only breakfast is served but what a breakfast: look forward to goodies such as freshly-baked croissants, scrambled eggs, ham, cheese, seasonal fruit and home-baked cakes. Enjoy the fine Roman weather by eating out in the garden.
The fun starts after dinner in Rome, and you’ll find plenty of late-night clubs and bars in the Testaccio district, where the beat goes on till late in Via di Monte.
Served until 10.30 am
See & Do
With its cobbled streets and tall, shuttered houses, Trastevere has retained much of its historic charm. Be sure to take a walk through this lively part of town, lined with neighbourhood bars and cafes. Take a boat ride along the Tiber to reach the Vatican and the Sistine chapel, with its wondrous Renaissance ceilings.
Join a guided tour of the Coliseum and hear what it meant to be a gladiator, or simply sit at the top of the Spanish Steps with an icecream. The hotel provides free bicycles for those happy to brave the streets on two wheels.
You can book a Shiatsu massage in your room – perfect for soothing away any bruises inflicted by bustling tourists.
The Vatican draws crowds from around the world to see the Pope’s address. The candlelit Easter procession is another highlight of holy week.
June to September
Estate Romana is Rome’s summer festival, with concerts, outdoor cinema and a variety of gigs.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 100 - 280Check In
MiddayMinimum Night Stay
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Vicolo del Piede, Travestere 00153 RomeParking
There is parking close by for EUR 15 a dayTrains
Trastevere station – 500mTaxis
EUR 35 from the airportAirport
Rome Fiumicino – 32km, or Rome Ciampino – 15km