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Hotel Locarno

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Gorgeous old hotel, recently renovated, near Piazza del Popolo (north end of Rome, very convenient to Spanish Steps area and Vatican City. Staff was charming, and room was very beautiful in an old school way. Our bathroom was large with double french doors accessing a juliette balcony, with a slipper tub. The bedroom was very large, with sets of french doors accessing balconies on 2 sides of the room. These French doors had exterior metal window shades, that rolled down with a push of a button - they kept the room very dark and quiet for sleeping.

We stayed at the Locarno for 2 nights on 27-29 March 2017. Before we booked we were told that one wing of the hotel was undergoing refurbishment. The hotel management were honest about it which goes to show their integrity. We stayed in the newly refurbished wing away from the noise. The room is very comfortable with very good Wifi. Our only complaint is the Bath which has no shower curtain, other than that this is a wonderful hotel in a great location. The staff are extremely friendly in particular Sarah from reservations who made sure we were comfortable and always came over to say hello. I would highly recommend and have no hesitation staying at the Locarno again.

The Locarno is under renovation. I would not stay there during the renovation. Most of the hotel is draped, and there is construction vehicles and workers all around the hotel. Would recommend waiting until renovation is complete.

We stayed in the Venetian suite (beautiful!!!!!) in this hotel in December 2016. This is a historical property just a 1min walk from Piazza del Popolo and 10min from the Spanish Steps. Pros: 1) great location 2) generally friendly / helpful staff 3) historical building / architecture with a boutique-hotel feel 4) very nice historical suites (the Venetian suite is one of the best hotel rooms I've ever stayed-in!) 5) for central Rome, it's a good price-to-quality ratio 6) fun outside bar with a good cocktail scene Cons: 1) there was construction going on and it was quite noisy 2) if you're a light-sleeper, you may have trouble as some rooms are quite noisy due to street-traffic and the bar 3) there can also be a lot of noise and cigarette smoke that wafts up into the rooms from the bar and the scene isn't over until about 1am, so if you go to bed earlier it can be distracting Overall this is a good hotel with a good value in central Rome.

Beautiful historical building decorated accordingly. The room is very big (do not order the cheapest rooms) decorated nicely. Location is the best, walking everywhere in Rome, 20 minures to Vatican, 30 minutes to Coloseum, 5 minutes to Borgose garden, 40 minutes to Trastevere. Staff is amazingly helpful. You can order taxi to airport from the desk and it is a bit cheaper by their taxi driver.

Beautiful boutique hotel is long on charm and history and the location, just steps from the Piazza Del Popolo and the Villa Borghese Gardens, absolutely can't be beat. The rooftop bar has great drinks and some of the best views in the city.

Back to my country I decided to have an aperitif with a couple of my old friends in one of the exclusive hotels in city centre. Before booking I had a review on internet to look for advices, and the aperitif at Locarno Hotel was described in more than one reviews as one of the more interesting place where to go. Based on my direct experience I can say I was surprised of the quality and what an aperitif it is supposed to be. We ordered sparkling wine, not really of excellent quality, above all it was served with three simple small bowls of peanuts, crisps, and olives... That is all!!!? Really surprised to be in a hotel in Rome city centre. I will look for a better place next time... Really sorry, the location was good enough!!!

We had booked directly with the hotel for a "superior double" room. The hotel has 2 sections, actually adjoining buildings. We were taken to a room that was clean and bright but sheathed in scaffolding and netting, the only things that could be seen through the windows. Upon requesting a better room we were given a large, top floor corner room in the other section, not undergoing renovation, overlooking the street with a small balcony, but at an added 30 Euros per night. The hotel really ought to warn those booking directly with it what limitations can come with a "superior double." The new room was very large, comfortable and clean, but the bathroom, also large and clean, was an example of Italian antique, without shelf surfaces for toiletries and with a hand-held telephone-type shower head in the tub with no way to fix it overhead and no curtain or enclosure to prevent water from spraying out all over the floor. Breakfast was adequate, mostly pastries but without the cut fruit, eggs, charcuterie and cheeses found in more expensive hotels (if not paying for it, does one need the cholesterol?). The bar with piped music is located on the ground floor in the area between the two sections but up on the fourth (in Italy, 3d) floor we could hear the sound into the night but it didn't bother us.The staff could not be more friendly. The location is good for the Piazza da Popolo and Borghese Gardens (although the Borghese gallery is at the opposite end, a good distance away). Much of other Rome attractions and the Vatican are a long hike away.

If you like to stay in a 1930-like hotel with rooms, furnishings and services of that era, but paying 2016 over-priced rates, then this hotel is for you! This was more than a disappointment! The hotel is in the process of re-modeling! we had booked two double rooms for our friends and us. Upon arrival, our couple friend went to the room, situated in the "old" section and rejected it outright! Why, it was "really" old, smelly and the floors were cracking! the booking price was 220 Euros per night!. Upon complaining, the unfriendly receptionist told us that if we wanted rooms in the "new" renovated wing was to cost us AN ADDITIONAL 150 Euros per night! just arriving from a tired trip we had no alternative! This hotel has absolutely nothing! Zero! to offer for the price they charge. The rooms are uncomfortable, no closets, an old armoire, so high my wife couldn't even reach the hangers at all! just 2 small chairs and a table, that's all! Breakfast-buffet was OK. The only good thing it can be said is that the hotel is located nearly Piazza do Popolo, a very attractive touristic area. That's it. For the price they charge, I certainly don't recommend it.

Great location near everything. Charming old hotel - you feel like a guest in an italien house. Interior is a must for antique lovers. Not the most hype and moderne hotel - but it has got uniqueness and vibe, you can't buy! Wonderful and popular cocktail bar in the garden.

Via Della Penna 22 Rome RM

Located in Rome Historic Centre, Hotel Locarno is adjacent to Piazza del Popolo and within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights like Villa Borghese. This 60-room, 4-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour business center. Located centrally in Rome, it's also close to St. Peter's Basilica and National Gallery of Modern Art.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast served from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.

Hotel Locarno's 60 soundproofed rooms provide safes and phones. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and bidets.


Guests of Hotel Locarno enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 25 per day, and there's also an airport shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a porter/bellhop.

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Room options

Classic Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1


Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

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63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 742 reviews