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This boutique hotel is in a central location within walking distance of Trevi Fountain, Spanish stairs, local buses and high-end shops. The room is decorated with original 50’s/60’s antiques and furnishings - very quirky and different which we liked. The photos truely represent the room we stayed in. The room faced Frattina Street but was quiet except when we heard the beautiful opera voices singing from the piazza down the road which we liked. We were greeted at the ground level by staff who assisted us with our luggage via the cute 2-person elevator. Staff on checkin and during our stay were very helpful, friendly and attentive to our needs. We felt very comfortable and safe. We would definitely stay here again. Grazie

Me and my girl was there this month,it was the worst trip i could ever imagine in a wonderful city . Do not book here,all the pictures are probably from 6-7 years ago,and the structure is in a totally different situacion. We was in the "depandance" in another building without reception, broken mirrors in the room, unusable shower,very old facilities,and i don't want to talk about the situacion of the "Sauna",we didn't use that cause it was even dangerous on the floor The price is really unacceptable. Take your money and book in another place,i hope nobody will make my same mistake.

The location could not be better so for that reason I would recommend. Lots of steps to get up to our room which was quaint but tiny. Breakfast room was under construction, so cold toast breakfast was brought to us by room service. We were helped up and down with luggage which saved us.

We got conned by the idea of this place being a 4 star hotel and we booked it. This is not a hotel and it’s not even at its same address. The housekeeping forgot to clean my room and they had nothing to say. This is even after I called to send someone to clean, the excuse given to us was that it’s Sunday and the housekeeping dint know our room number...well they have 3 rooms only...I am wondering how difficult it is to remember them?? Breakfast was a neighbourhood cafe and all that you get is a cup of coffee and a stale crossiant....please do not fall for this trap. Their own employee said it’s a bed and breakfast not a 4 star hotel.

Absolutely the best location with effortless walking distance to everything! 1 min to the Spanish steps, 5 min to Panteon and 25 min to the Vatican and Colloseum. Flawless service together with comfy beds and chic interior.

I arrived late for check in and originally did not know what to expect when I took the small elevator up to the 4th floor of the old nondescript building. However, the hotel “lobby” was modern and inviting and I was taken to the adjacent street to my room. This is certainly as boutique as it gets. The room was in a historical building with marble statues but a very modern interior reminiscent of a small paradise inside the ancient city. The room is very comfortable and spacious and was extremely enjoyable for my stay. The only thing that can be improved upon was that the room was a bit dusty and the WiFi didn’t work well. Otherwise I would totally recommend this charming boutique to anyone passing by Rome.

I'll keep this short as it could cause me to have a heart attack. Reception is on the 4th floor of Number 57. And that is the only reference to No.57. Having dragged our bags to the 4th floor from the locked door on the street. We were advised that The 'room' is 4 blocks away. So down the four flights again and out the door. We walked to the other building dragging our bags across the cobble stones On arrival our room was on the 1st floor. Not too bad. However We needed FOUR keys to get in to the room. The last key didn't work. We got a voucher for breakfast for some café nearby. That's the best I got. "Nearby" - no directions. When I entered the name in Google there were no results. I am including a picture of the 'wardrobe'. This should not be advertised as a hotel. AVOID. AVOID. AVOID

We loved our stay at Frattina 57 earlier this month. It is centrally located within a short walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants and points of interest. There is a grocery store a 5 minute walk from our room where we were able to purchase drinks which we chilled in our in-room fridge. The room was beautifully and tastefully appointed and contained everything we needed. We were even delivered an iron upon request. The gentleman who checked us in provided a map and was very helpful in answering our questions. We were given tickets which entitled us to breakfast each morning at a little cafe next door- fresh squeezed orange juice, a variety of coffees and a lovely selection of freshly baked pastries. Sure, the room may not have as much natural light as you may get in another hotel, but how much time are you spending in your room anyway? We were sightseeing all day and out every evening- the cool room with wonderful AC was a welcome respite to the 100 degrees plus heat wave temperatures we experienced at the beginning of August. As for the reviews which have complained about having to walk from the 'office' to their room, DO NOT be put off. It was a short walk, our concierge assisted with our luggage and we enjoyed chatting with him on the way. If anything it added to the unique character and charm of this ancient city!

We got to sample two of the ‘luxury suites’ located in Via Frattina as when we arrived there was a plumbing problem in the room I’d booked. ‘Luxury’ is a relative term. Judging by British standards I would describe the standard of accommodation as several rungs below ‘luxury’ but quite pleasant, clean and quirky. Where we stayed all the furniture and fittings had been chosen to reflect the decade the suite is named after – 1950s, 1960s or 1970s. ‘Suite’ isn't quite the right word either, since what you get is basically just a bedroom and a bathroom/toilet area. We stayed first in the 1960s suite which had a much smaller bedroom than the 1970s suite I’d booked. The quirkiness of this suite is that there is a clear view of the bathroom with its retro bath from the bedroom, and there’s no dividing door between them. The toilet is in a separate room off the bathroom, so if someone is in the shower/bath and you want to use the loo you have to walk right past them. A degree of modesty can be preserved by drawing the shower curtain right around the bath but the set-up is a bit strange and we weren’t best pleased to be put in this room. The next day we were moved into the 1970s suite which we found much more appealing. This suite has a jacuzzi, though we never succeeded in filling it up and getting it working. One of the sliding glass panels separating the shower/jacuzzi from the passageway by the door was made of clear glass, so you could be standing naked in the shower and if your room-mate were to open the suite door, anyone in the communal reception area would get a bit of a peep-show. The staff, when they were on the premises, were friendly and helpful. The Via Frattina location is brilliant, which makes the apartments quite good value for money. We appreciated the free wi-fi and satellite TV with a couple of channels in English, including Sky News. If you book one of these 'suites': 1) Make sure you know the precise location of the suite you’ve booked. Some reviewers seem to have ended up in unexpected locations. 2) Let them know when you expect to arrive to ensure there will be staff on duty. 3) Don’t expect a grand entrance. The door is no different from any other residential premises in the street. Ring on the appropriate doorbell to gain initial entry. 4) The lift is very small and old-fashioned – just about fits two people. 5) It took us a couple of days to get the hang of the locking and unlocking the doors, especially the door to ‘1960’. I would recommend practising a bit to get a feel for the locks. 6) Surprised to read that other reviewers got breakfast in the room. We had to walk a few yards down the road to a bar which accepts vouchers from Frattina 57. 7) There’s a mini-bar but no tea/coffee-making facilities inside the room, and the mini-bar isn’t consistently replenished. Buy your own supplies. I quite enjoyed our stay but next time I'll be booking into a proper hotel.

After a shaky start with the management we dragged our luggage to the next street where we were given keys to an apartment in which seems to be a commercial building, turned out OK. Takes a little time to adjust but it's a bit like having you own apartment in Rome, no reception staff to greet. They are very frugal with soap & toilet paper it's precisly worked out and bring your own tissues there are none, I think your getting the picture.

Via Frattina, 57 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Via del Corso and Piazza di Spagna
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Rome City Centre, Frattina 57 is adjacent to Via del Corso and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Piazza di Spagna. The 5 rooms at this guesthouse include minibars, flat-screen TVs, and premium bedding.


Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 5 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding.

Property features

Guests of Frattina 57 enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 60 one-way, as well as an airport shuttle. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services and dry cleaning/laundry. This luxury guesthouse also has free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Studio Suite, Annex Building

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 86 reviews

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