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“Loving the Lancelot!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Lancelot
Ranked #29 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Loving the Lancelot!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

Hotel full of rustic charm. The owners are lovely and accommodating. Stay here if you want to feel part of rome, rather than some of the bigger grander hotels.. Trust me you will enjoy it more

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, DC
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

I have been staying at the Lancelot for years on my frequent business trips to Rome, and I have always appreciated that it feels like a "home away from home." Many rooms look in to the central courtyard of the block, so your mornings are filled with the sounds of nearby families waking up and starting their day--a lovely, homey thing compared to the touristy isolation of many hotels. The staff are always welcoming and helpful, and it's nice to be remembered when you check in! The rooms are simple but comfortable; I only wish the beds were a bit better. I have always found the pillows a little flat and the mattresses a little harder than I like, and the whole set-up is starting to feel in need of a refresh after these years. But each room has its charming touches. The bathrooms are small and spare but always very clean; the interior-facing rooms with small balconies are my favorites.

The neighborhood is wonderful too -- a small residential area tucked behind the Coliseum that is close to the Forum, Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla, San Giovanni in Laterano, FAO Headquarters and bus and metro lines, but is quiet and insulated from all of the bustle. A favorite spot is the Basilica di San Clemente two blocks away, or more precisely the amazing catacombs underneath. Lots of great places to eat and drink in the neighborhood; favorites include Treefolk up the street for an excellent beer selection, Il Pentagrappolo for wine, good food, and live music, and Luzzi's pizzeria.

Bottom line--when I'm in the mood for a little more pampering (and willing to spend a chunk more change), I head to the Hotel Capo d'Africa across the street, but the Lancelot is my go-to place in Rome.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank D W
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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The Hotel Lancelot has been my favorite hotel for years. I have traveled extensively and i find myself comparing my experiences with the attentive staff and fabulous food at the Lancelot in Rome. The hotel is but a few meters from the colosseum and public transportations. I loved the round table meal times that offered great conversation with people from many parts of the world. The hotel is clean, comfortable and safe. i would recommend it a person traveling alone or with a family.
Gwen Hendrickson
Anchorage, Alaska

Room Tip: there is no fitness center.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank baranof
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

We returned to the Hotel Lancelot ( recommended by Rick Steves years ago) after having a great experience there 8 years ago. We were so happy to see that the hotel has maintained high standards and retains that quiet, personal feel. The rooms were very clean and modest but charmingly decorated. The breakfast was plentiful and varied and the service by front staff was extremely accomodating- making reservations, calling taxi's and making recommendations, all appreciated. We started our italian vacation there, were in short walking distance to the sights around the forum, (could see the coliseum from our balcony) and quick access to metro, buses and taxi's. We returned at the end of our vacation and again, were given excellent service and accomodations were great. This is a great little hotel in a great location with reasonable prices and accomodating staff. It will be my "go to" recommendation in Rome for my friends! Very reliable!

Room Tip: A corner room gives you a balcony and 2 windows. The elevator is tiny, so if there are more than two...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank DSuttonRN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

We are a family with two young children and spent a few days at the hotel Lancelot around new year's eve. We had a excellent experience and we would absolutely recommend it.
The main highlight is the quality of service. All our requests were quickly taken care of, the staff always smiling, available, yet very discreet. Employees are versed in different languages and prepared to help with your trip. For example, the reception helped organizing visits to museums, giving us useful tips, making calls and reservations.
We looked at a few rooms and they were of a reasonable size with tasteful interiors, with the exception of the "annex" which we didn't like. We recommend the top floor suite: albeit pricey, the terrace offers the possibility of romantic breakfast with a clear view of the Colosseum, only a few hundred yards away.
Breakfast was abundant and of a good quality, although the offering did not change for the five days we spent there and made it a bit monotone. We had dinner in the hotel only once and it was fine. The menu seemed well selected although less inspired by local cuisine than what we'd have hoped (but I guess you can pick one of the neighboring restaurants for "trippa" and "abbacchio"..). Ambiance of the dining area was pleasant.
The hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood with plenty of restaurants and a handful of shops, including a small but well furnished wine seller. We felt very safe at any time, for example walking back alone to the hotel at one in the morning. As a matter of fact, we found downtown Rome to be very safe.

Room Tip: Top floor suites is best for families. Annex rooms are large but not pleasant
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Lancelot
Address: Via Capo d'Africa 47 | Colosseum - Celio, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Rome
#39 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#44 Business Hotel in Rome
Price range (per night): $151 - $305
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lancelot 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Lancelot is a peaceful haven at a short stroll from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The friendly english speaking staff are always willing to help you with suggestions and tips on discovering Rome's treasure's. A distinctive feature of the Hotel are the " round tables" at which people from every corner of the earth meet and converse over breakfast or the generous evening meal. ... more   less 
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