Hotel Santa Maria

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The Hotel Santa Maria is an Hotel de Charme located in a 16th century cloister completely renovated in the year 2000 maintaining the flavour of the original construction. It makes a very pleasant base in a romantic and relaxing ambience. The hotel is located in an historical area of central Rome in the heart of one of the most ancient and characteristic neighbourhoods of the city, Trastevere. Our guests can easily walk from the Hotel to the historical and archaeological beauties of the city. It is also possible to drive to the hotel with the parking available at the private Garage next to the Hotel. The Hotel rooms, connected by a monastic portico, face onto an ample and silent garden of orange-trees, flowers and Mediterranean plants, or onto our rooftop garden, framed by evergreen vines... perfect settings to enjoy your breakfast in the warm and sunny roman days , or just for relaxing after a day of sightseeing The Hotel has a number of bicycles should you wish to cycle through the alleys of ancient Rome. The Hotel is Internet connected by secured Wireless Lan. You can comfortably use your PC where you like: at the lounge Bar, in the garden or in your room. If you are travelling without your PC, a computer with free Internet connection is at your disposal in the Living Room. You can relax in the romantic atmosphere of our bar or our garden with a glass of excellent wine, chosen from the selection of refined Italian wines stocked in our Cellar (from Vermentino di Gallura to Brunello di Montalcino), before you venture out into the narrow streets of Trastevere in search of a good trattoria or restaurant. After site-seeing in the ' Eternal City ' , our rooftop garden, framed by evergreen vines, with lounge chairs facing the sun, awaits you for relaxation in an ambience of refined comfort. You may refer to our Staff regarding any problems, desires, or needs you may have. Tiziana, Arianna, Chiara, Paola, Malina, Pasquale and Alessandro will always be ready and available to assist you to the best of their ability. Their responses will be accompanied voluntarily by a friendly smile. Kind guest, you will be our welcome friend!
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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famof10 wrote a review May 2023
Encinitas, California74 contributions17 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just...wow. The hotel from reservation to past checkout was great. We were "picking up our daughter from school" (studying abroad and her apartment was in the amazing Trastevere neighborhood). This gem of a hotel was a quiet oasis in a busy neighborhood. We were able to reach the staff through WhatsApp. They gave us a great room (bathroom complete with bidet) upstairs with a patio outside.

Got an email with an offer for a private pickup from the airport for the same price as a taxi, which was great. The driver was waiting for us just outside customs. Such a nice touch after a long flight from California....

The hotel is behind a private gate. Once inside there is a wonderful little courtyard with fruit trees and tables where we had a nice cocktail from the little bar and breakfast room onsite. In the evening they offer some light bites and inventive cocktail offerings. In the morning an amazing spread of breakfast items...all fresh and locally sourced and the barista made us daily cappuccinos with art from our discussions...(San Diego skyline one day and our last day a broken heart because we were leaving!).

The staff always welcomed us with a smile and on the last day, kept all of our bags (and our daughter's stuff as well!) at the site so we could tour around before catching our plane, and then we got a private ride back to the airport as well.

Did I mention they have friendly hotel pets as well? Very friendly dog and cat on site if you are missing yours from home...
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a room facing the courtyard for a quieter stay.
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trublureview wrote a review Jan 2020
Yakima, Washington95 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love walking up to the ivy covered gate that is our hidden entrance. You really feel secluded with its courtyard that has orange and lemon trees everywhere. The staff is top notch, calling you by name every morning for breakfast and remembering that I like my Cappuccino "extra hot".
The breakfast has a nice variety of foods and is kept spotless. Our room is quaint and has a Mediterranean vibe. Bedroom/bathroom is upstairs in our room, and may be difficult to negotiate for some people, especially if you are tall as our room has sloped ceilings, but that adds to the charm of the place for us.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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satisfied005 wrote a review Feb 2020
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom204 contributions151 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It would be hard to Imagine a better place. The rooms are small and comfortable with good heating and looks like they have air conditioning too. The beds are comfortable and the bath and shower provides plentiful hot water. The terraces and courtyards are beautiful and one can enjoy sitting out in the peace surrounded by orange trees. The locked complex feels safe and welcoming. The staff are so helpful and knowledgeable. We found Armando particularly helpful as he suggested some super places to visit that we’d not been to previously and also guided us to good places to eat.
The staff in the dining room are welcoming and the handmade coffees complete with artwork on top never fail to cause people to gasp and laugh. The cereals are delicious the breads and pastries very well chosen with choices of cake each day. The scrambled eggs are tasty and there is a good supply of meat and cheese. The yoghurts are good and so is the fruit. We could easily spend several hours chatting and nibbling over breakfast. The head off for a walk and return for drinks before going to one of the neighbouring restaurants. It’s such a great area to stay in with so many lovely little streets and places to see.
Oh and you can borrow bikes, umbrellas and eat free sweets
My only hesitation in recommending this hotel is that I fear with only 21 rooms that I’ll never be able to book a room here again if it gets the attention it deserves.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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annette999 wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York5 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely perfect little spot, right in the heart of Trastavere - even though it's right in the middle of this vibrant area it's really quiet & peaceful. I think it was a convent once, but has been converted into this beautiful little hotel. Our room was lovely, little shuttered windows, clean, comfy, kettle for making coffee & tea, outside there's a really pretty patio with orange trees growing - if we had come later in the spring or summer we would have sat out in this little garden drinking coffee every morning & wine every evening! Breakfast is served right there in the hotel, just off the patio. And you can walk everywhere from here (if you're a good walker you can get to the Vatican in about 35/40 mins, or the Colloseum in about the same amount of time in the opposite direction. And maybe best of all there are so many little cafes, restaurants & bars right in the neighborhood, you won't have to get taxis or wander too far home at the end of the night:) And last but not least, the staff were so nice and helpful - can not recommend this place highly enough:)
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We stayed in room 14 (they gave us an upgrade) and it was lovely! Bedroom with tv,, bathroom and...
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Lynda D wrote a review Aug 2020
Montreal, Canada7 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot speak highly enough of the Hotel Santa Maria and the wonderful staff who run this hotel. It is hard to believe you are within the centre of the vibrant and lively Trastevere. As you pass through the secure gates into the courtyard of the hotel, you have an immediate sense of peace and tranquility. The rooms are spotless, and the shared roof terrace with sun beds, and seating area under the orange trees in the quadrangle, provide lovely outside space where you can relax after a busy day in Rome. We enjoyed interacting with the amazing, attentive staff who are absolutely delightful!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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TatyBarone wrote a review Jul 2020
Rome, Italy200 contributions66 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In the middle of Trastevere, one of the most iconic places in Rome, you can find this little gem which is the Hotel Santa Maria. I couldn't have chosen a better place for my little roman holidays. Just entering in the wonderful garden surrounded by orange trees gives you a sense of peace and warm, thanks also to the amazing staff who has welcomed me and my friends in the most polite, friendly and lovely way possible.
It's a corner of paradise, it looks like you're more in an agritourism than in a hotel in the middle of Rome.
The rooms are simple and yet absolutely wonderful, with everything you need and with a high standard of cleaning and hygiene and everything has been prepared to respect the anti-covid19 rules.
The breakfast is simple amazing, you can join it in the garden under the orange trees and all the products are fresh and natural and very tasty.
There is also a solarium and a terrace where you can enjoy the wonderful view of trastevere. Also you have the chances to rent a bike for free from the hotel and discover all the surroundings.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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VACR wrote a review Jan 2020
Croydon, United Kingdom32 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights here in December to celebrate birthdays. The hotel is in what used to be a convent. Although right in the heart of Trastevere, just across from the famous church, it is remarkably quiet; entering through the iron gates you walk along a driveway to reach reception, and the rooms are beyond, around attractive inner courtyards, with trees, outside tables, etc. An attractive breakfast room offers a good choice (hot dishes too) from the buffet, while friendly and obliging staff will bring you freshly made tea or coffee. The room doubles as a bar in the evenings (with complimentary nibbles at 'happy hour' on Saturdays), and there is another pleasant lounge, with books and games. The bedrooms are simple but comfortable, clean, and well looked after. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. It was inexpensive too.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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sew540 wrote a review Mar 2020
Eau Claire, Wisconsin8 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are not very many city hotels that I would stay in for an entire week, but Hotel Santa Maria is definitely one of them. It is a total oasis from the hustle and bustle of Rome. All the rooms open onto the courtyard, so they are quiet and open to fresh air. There are multiple places to relax: in the courtyard, terrace, lounge or bar area. Breakfast is included and afternoon appetizers. The staff was extremely accommodating and all spoke English (my Italian is awful). Beds were comfortable and rooms were very clean. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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GrumpyLondonUK wrote a review Mar 2022
Maidenhead, United Kingdom24 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We've just had four nights at the Santa Maria and were very happy with our experience. Although the room was on the small size it was very clean and comfortable with comparable en-suite which provided everything we needed. The day started with a buffet breakfast which was excellent and then it was off to see the sights. You can walk everywhere from the hotel so no need to take metro/taxi's etc. Then back in the evening for happy hour (17:30-19:30 with nibbles) and then out a few steps into vibrant Trastevere (still can't pronounce it properly!) for food of which there is a huge choice.
We loved staying at the Santa Maria - I've spent most of my working life staying in hotels but this is one of the best; comfortable, hospitable, and affordable. Don't think Marriott/Hilton etc, think more rustic alpine and you won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Joanne D wrote a review Sept 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom18 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a fabulous long weekend at Hotel Santa Maria and hope to be back soon. Trastevere is a busy neighbourhood, but you step through the hotel gates into peace and tranquility. The welcome when I arrived was really warm (and included a sleepy golden retriever, always a good sign!). My room was clean and cool which was fabulous because outside it was very hot and humid, the aircon was very effective throughout my stay. The bathroom was quite large for Rome (in my limited experience), with a bath and overbath shower that was very powerful. The breakfast selection was very nice, with great cappuccino, and the staff were really friendly.
From the hotel I walked to the Vatican and to the Trevi fountain, but if you don't fancy the walk then its only minutes away from the Tram to Piazza Venezia, and several different bus routes.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Babydeer asked a question Jan 2024
217 contributions25 helpful votes
Hi , can anyone tell me if this hotel has family rooms please ? Thanks
Answer from Arno M
Sao Paulo, SP3 contributions2 helpful votes
Yes, it has.
Answer from Karen S
Holland, Ohio3 contributions
Yes, The rooms are large but slightly outdated. While I would certainly not want to spend a week here, a couple of days while passing through would be fine. I guess it would all depend upon your budget.
Answer from Lucas Q
20 contributions29 helpful votes
Hello! Taxis are very available, not sure about the price to the colosseum but I would guess less than 20 euro. Honestly, I think you will like being a bit out of the way more than you think. Rome is a very busy and chaotic city, this hotel is such a lovely respite.
Answer from MikeDen
North Smithfield, Rhode Island60 contributions57 helpful votes
The laundry service is not self service. They would pick up was and dry then return. They will also provide ironing services if you want.
Bonnie C asked a question Oct 2021
Edgewater, Florida16 contributions2 helpful votes
Is there public transportation nearby in case our feet get sore?
Answer from Nanaepl
Aptos, California88 contributions34 helpful votes
Oh yes, you are in the heart of Rome!
La V wrote a tip 18 Apr
Budel, The Netherlands2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Aperol Spritz was a little more expensive than we expected but delicious and not too small glass"
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gavjam63 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Downpatrick, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't miss out."
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jennyrnz wrote a tip Mar 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand25 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The breakfast is delicious with many options and so so fresh"
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Jeff C wrote a tip Mar 2024
15 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask the hotel to arrange for a transfer from FCO if you are flying in. It's 70 euros vs. 50 for a taxi but it's worth the difference."
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TSS1507 wrote a tip Mar 2024
York, United Kingdom66 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use the taxi service"
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PRICE RANGE
S$293 - S$503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
santa maria hotel, santa maria rome, hotel santa maria rome
LOCATION
ItalyLazioRomeCentro / Trastevere
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Santa Maria
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Santa Maria?
Nearby attractions include Antica Caciara Trasteverina (0.3 km), Santa Maria in Trastevere (0.05 km), and Rimessa Roscioli (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Santa Maria?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Santa Maria?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Santa Maria?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Santa Maria?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Santa Maria?
Conveniently located restaurants include EatWith: Barbara & Federica of Rome, Il Ferro e il Fuoco, and Sesamo Trastevere.
Does Hotel Santa Maria have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Santa Maria offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Santa Maria?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Santa Maria?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Santa Maria?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Peter's Basilica (1.9 km), Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (2.5 km), and Colosseum (1.8 km).
Is Hotel Santa Maria accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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