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Hotel Forte

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Eau Claire
Reviewed 26 November 2006

We've stayed at the Forte before because of its great location but I doubt we'll stay there again. The rooms are average for the price range but are extremely noisy from both inside and outside conditions. The worst offenders were other American tourists (yes, we are too) banging on doors in the late evening. The staff could do more to...

1Thank EC_Traveller
Reviewed 26 October 2006

We arrived and were greeted by front desk staff with friendliness and warmth. Upon checkin, we were shown to a TINY room outside of the lift on the first floor that was virtually impossible to move in, let alone accommodate three pieces of luggage. When we expressed our dissatisfaction , we were shown to a slightly larger, 'hostel' like granny-flat...

1Thank Macwebb
Reviewed 23 September 2006

I used Venere.com to book the hotel. The hotel location was great and just slightly off the beaten path. They had a great breakfast bar and served the best coffee we ever had!

1Thank hreed973
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2006

We visited Rome over the bank holiday and booked the hotel from previous reviews on trip advisor. How glad we were. The hotel was fantastic. It was only small, but very clean and superbly located right next to the spanish steps. We had a room overlooking the cobbled streets and we didnt have any problems with noise at all. The...

2Thank Elainedavies
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2006

We were in Rome for 5 days in July and chose Hotel Forte because of the location. Two minutes from the Spanish Step, Via del Corso for shopping is just few minutes away and we even found a Mac Donald around the corner for our teenager boys. Reviews from the internet were ok. We found the room a bit small...

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Yorkshire, England
Reviewed 31 August 2006

Just spent a weekend at the Forte and cannot complain about a single thing. We paid a budget price for the flights and budget price for the room. This hotel is in a fabulous location just a minute's walk from the Spanish Steps and down a cobbled street at the back of all the designer shops. We found the room...

2Thank Gert123
Reviewed 18 August 2006

Our family of 7 has just returned from a 3 week stay in Italy / France. Rome was our first stop where we stayed at Hotel Forte based on Trip Advisor reviews. After comparing all the hotels during our stay, our first impression is correct. The hotel's location is conveniently located near Spanish Steps with the Metro right there. The...

2Thank ringlady
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Reviewed 7 July 2006

When we arrived at the hotel we expected to be shown to a decent room. However, the reception man advised us that a bathroom was broken in one of the rooms and that they were moving us to an apartment upstairs for the 1st night, for a cheaper rate. When I pushed to see the borken bathroom, there was none,...

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New York
Reviewed 10 June 2006

A comfortable base for exploring the bustling city of Rome. Proximity to Spanish Steps and metro station is a plus. Not big or light, but very clean, comfortable and decent. If you do want quiet, don't get a room facing the street, which gets traffic noise in the AM. Oddest thing was that the room phones were continuously discharged, becuase...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 May 2006

I had high hopes for Hotel Forte before arriving in Rome. I had found the hotel through TripAdvisor, read the good reviews, and expected a lot from it. I was not disappointed. It is in a good neighbourhood - close to the Spanish Steps. There is a lot of shopping nearby (although not that many restaurants, which was disappointing). The...

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Located just a few steps from Piazza di Spagna, overlooking picturesque Via Margutta, the set for the unforgettable movie Vacanze Romane (Roman Holiday) and nowadays one of the more elegant streets in the heart of Rome, Hotel Forte welcomes guests in rooms of historical Palazzo Alibert, surrounded by a charming atmosphere, modern comforts and services with the added bonus of typical Roman friendliness. Hotel Forte makes part of "Historical Hotels Circuit", according to the Plan "Transparent Rome", promoted by Ministry of Cultural Assets. The Circuit is traced by informative panels, which report 64 Historical Roman Palaces that currently accomodate Hotels.FACILITIESIn the expanse of the seventeenth century Palazzo Alibert, overlooking picturesque Via Margutta, Hotel Forte stands out among the 3 star hotels in Rome for its charm and personality. The historic surroundings are enhanced by the contemporary interior design, a mix of elegant classic furnishings revisited with modern colours, placed in a milieu with sunny and warm nuances. Located between the lounge and the drawing room are the reception area (24h), hall, TV room and the delightful bar reserved for hotel guests available 24 hours a day for an espresso coffee, a drink or a snack.Breakfast is served in the dining room. A continental and American-style buffet is on offer to meet the needs of the international clientele that usually come here, it is enriched with typical Roman confectionery and traditional espresso coffee and cappuccino. The superior services offered make the Hotel Forte one of the most valued hotels in Rome: Wi-Fi Internet, fax service, international newspapers, tourist information, bookings for guided tours and transfer are only some of the services available. Hotel Forte won the 2006 prestigious Gambero Rosso magazine award for being the best value for money 3 star hotel in Rome.OUR ROOMSCharming ambiance, elegance and superior services is what you will find in the 18 rooms of Hotel Forte, considered one of the best 3-star hotels in Rome for style and comfort. Rooms are furnished with classical furniture, refined fabrics and boast the same care for detail found throughout the hotel. They are available as single, twin, double, triple and family (with four beds) to accommodate all types of clients. Rooms come with private bathroom with either bathtub or shower, hairdryer, and a complementary beauty kit, and benefit from the best comforts offered by a hotel in Rome to make your Roman holiday that much more pleasant: internet Wi- Fi, sat TV, telephone, mini bar, safe and air conditioning. Via Margutta is magical, with enchanting atmospheres and a special charm all its own. As one of the most beautiful streets in Rome, it attracts artists, literati and movie directors. This street used to be lined with warehouses and stables located behind the palazzos of Via del Babuino. These later became artisan shops, painters studios and antique stores (celebrated in the curious Fontana degli Artisti), thus creating the special ambiance that prevails today and welcomes visitors to Via Margutta. Hotel Forte is privileged among 3-star hotels in Rome since it is located precisely on this famous street (Via Margutta 61) welcoming guests in charming rooms with typical Roman friendliness. Today Via Margutta has preserved its unique atmosphere and decor, and is one of the most elegant and beautiful of Rome. Here you will find top fashion houses and boutiques, coffee shops and exclusive restaurants, as well as picturesque and typical markets. What's more, every year, during the month of October there is the traditional Mostra dei Cento Pittori (Exhibition of One hundred Painters), an art show featuring Italian and international artists involving the whole street making for a very colorful festival. Many other typically Roman and international fairs take place in Via Margutta which attract VIP from the entertainment and fashion world and contribute in creating an exclusive and truly special environment. Through the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti (Spanish Steps) you can get to Villa Borghese Park, the gorgeous Rome city park with buildings, gardens, small lakes, the famous Galoppatoio that hosts horse races in Piazza di Siena, and Galleria Borghese, an extraordinary collection of masterpieces by great artists (Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Titian, Canova, etc.).Roman Holiday, other movies, songs and people of Via Margutta.The house of Gregory Peck where Audrey Hepburn takes refuge in the unforgettable movie Roman Holiday can be admired at Via Margutta no. 33, and mysterious 13 was the backdrop for Il segno del Comando, the cult television series from the '70s. Director Federico Fellini also lived here and loved to take walks with Giulietta Masina. "… Love, look how beautiful the sky looks over via Margutta tonight…", this is a verse from a song called Via Margutta by Roman singer songwriter Luca Barbarossa… ... more   less 

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Address: Via Margutta 61 | Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Campo Marzio
Price Range: $109 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Forte 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Forte Hotel Rome
Forte Rome
Rome Forte
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#126 Family Hotel in Rome
#135 Business Hotel in Rome
#211 Romantic Hotel in Rome
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“Get a room away from via Margutta, as it's much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 312marshaf, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I asked for a quiet room and got one.”
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 of 5 bubbles Nonaleyone, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“do not stay here”
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“My tip is to remember that everything is not the same as at home when you travel. I just think people should remember that.”
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