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Isa Design Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A lovely place to stay! The proximity to the Vatican and also Hadrian's Mausoleum was a plus! Great views from the top floor too

We truly did not know what to expect. The location was perfect for having access to the sites that we wanted to see. The staff was extremely polite and helpful. The breakfast was awesome and carried us through the day. When we come back to Rome we will defintly stay at Isa Hotel. It has every thing that we would expect!

The hotel was wonderful. Great staff and clean rooms. Excellent morning Italian breakfast with and overview of the Vatican. Because it was centrally located, easy access to the sites and restaurants

The hotel is very well located, near restaurants and near the piazza and tourist bus routes. The food at the restaurant is great. And the restaurant staff and cleanning staff are extremely kind and courteous. We really enjoyed our stay, highly recommend it and will definitely stay there on our next trip. The restaurant is on the terrace and you have a great view. And, there is a tourist bus that runs one or two blocks from the hotel.

The room was spacious and very clean. The free breakfast was excellent. Omlettes and Capucino or Espresso to order, fresh fruit, pastries, cereals, and I think wine (but we didn't try it). Breakfast area had a view of the Vatican. Awesome. It does not have restaurant or room service. I read a review that said couple arranged a birthday treat with Willie, the barman, who was wonderful. So evenings you can get fairly priced drinks and lots of free snacks while overlooking the Vatican. I am over 65 and I was able to walk to Vatican, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, and Metro. We were amazed to feel safe even at night while walking.

What a wonderful hotel and experience! We had four quests and ended up getting two separate rooms--perfect for my sister and me and our parents! The staff was great as far as helping us with directions and sightseeing! My birthday was during our stay and the staff sent up a bottle of champagne and candy! Very nice touch! Rooms were nice and clean, nice bathrooms. We loved the rooftop bar and beautiful view of the Vatican. The free breakfast was delicious with rons of options! Loved it and would stay again in a heartbeat!

First and foremost, the hotel was proximal to St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican museum and the adjacent attractions which were our main focus. However, it was also close to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and a whole host of other museums and monuments. Most of them were within 15 minutes walk. The colosseum was a bit further, so, we took a cab. The hotel amenities were outstanding, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. They went out of their way to make us feel special. Breakfast on the terrace was grand (I haven't seen so much variety for a meal that should be the smallest of the day). There are a myriad of restaurants, close by, for lunch and dinner specials.

Perfect boutique hotel near the vatican. Extremely friendly and welcoming. Spa quality rooms and service

Very Good short stay on a short business trip, to bad that I did not have more time.

I would definitely recommend this hotel IF you can get a room on the second floor on the inside courtyard. The second floor rooms have been entirely redone and are modern and well lit. We had originally been assigned a room on the third floor where the lighting and design were not as advertised on their website at all and they were kind of depressing After two days, they finally were able to move us into a lovely room with a small balcony. From that point on we totally enjoyed our stay there. They have a terrific roof garden where breakfasts and evening drinks are served. Breakfasts were great with lots of options including omelets and cappacinos made to order. We were there for New Year's Eve and we were able to view the city's fireworks from roof's fabulous vantage point. This hotel is very well located, slightly away from the crazy crowds but within very easy walking distance of all the wonderful Rome attractions. The staff is friendly and helpful, particularly the people who clean the rooms and provide breakfast and drinks on the roof garden. Enjoy!

The room was nice, very close to the Vatican and the center of Rome. It was very clean, the staff was friendly and the breakfast was great. The only thing that is difficult to find in the neighborhood is a good restaurant. It would be so much more exciting if it had its own restaurant. But unfortunately you have to look around the area for a good one. The bar is pricey but its convenient. Everything was very comfy.

Excellent location merged with incredible value, sums up Rome's hotel Isa. A friendly and attentive staff are ready to respond to any questions you may have (their English is very good), and have a delicious breakfast buffet prepared every morning for you on their beautiful roof garden. If you're on a budget, this is an unbeatable deal. You are blocks from the Vatican, and in a part of downtown Rome that is pretty quiet (also very safe).

The Hotel staff were superb! The room was always keep clean and was very quiet and the air conditioning always worked well (which is needed in Rome in the summer). The buffet breakfast in the morning was something to look forward to every day. The location is perfect, within walking distance to most everything and about 10 mins to St. Peters. The staff all spoke English well and went out of there way to help you out. I really didnt want to leave and would stay there again without question. There are many good restaurant around the area to eat in the evening as well and the hotel staff were always good for a recommendation. The metro (subway system) is about a 5 min walk from the hotel. The buffet breakfast is served on the rooftop restaurant and the view of ST Peters is superb. Make sure to have evening drinks on the rooftop and enjoy the view of Rome at night!

Our stay at the Hotel Isa couldn't have been better. The bed was comfortable and the room attractive. We loved the location close to Castel Sant'Angelo and the Vatican. The Metro was a quick walk up the road.

Definitely a good spot to see the sites of Rome from; very central location, friendly English speaking staff, and amazing view from the rooftop bar/garden.

Great location, friendly staff, perfect room. Will stay here again next time I'm in Rome.

Reserved least expensive room. Size was tiny barely room for wife and luggage and on 2nd floor. Upgrade was available, well worth 20 extra euros. Big room, balcony to the courtyard off the bedroom and bath. Breakfast was very good. Location very good near the river. View of St. Peter from rooftop dining and lounge area. Would stay hear next time in room. Elevator was an adventure in itself - fun to talk about. Bad only if your in a hurry or 3 in party with luggage. Walked the neighborhood a lot. Many locations walkable distance. We save time by taxi too and hike back.

We ate dinner there two of the three nights we were there. The food was excellent. Many of the staff remembered us from our last stay. I will definately stay there again

We had two rooms and they were roomy and perfect for 3 in each room. The breakfast was the best. Dinner at night was perfcect. The staff was very helpful. I am going to stay there again.

We got in late the first night and they put us in a very nice room except it was right on a busy street and the toilet ran all night. The next morning I asked the front desk if there was another room available on the inside. The front desk said that people were checking out this afternoon and we could view the other room later when we returned from our tours. When we returned at 4pm, a new woman was at the desk and said that we had already been moved to the new room. The bell boy had came into our room and removed all our belongings that were scattered all over the room. They were so nice to display our under garments on the bed. To say the least we were not happy. To make matters worse our passports were still in the safe and a new couple were already checked into the room. We managed to get into the room and retrieved our passports, but were completely shocked by what had happened. The next morning we didnt get our wakeup call and had to run to make our next tour. NOT happy with this hotel. Would not recommend it.

Via Cicerone 39 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Piazza del Popolo and Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Prati, Isa Design Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Piazza del Popolo and Castel Sant'Angelo. This 53-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Located in central Rome, the hotel is also near St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 53 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones are also available.


Property features

Guests of Isa Design Hotel enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Airport transportation is made easy with a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for EUR 50-60 per vehicle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-in, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, Connecting Rooms

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Isa Design Hotel

Couples (26) Business (1) Family (8) Other (2) Friends (5)
4

great stay!

Couples

A lovely place to stay! The proximity to the Vatican and also Hadrian's Mausoleum was a plus! Great views from the top floor too

By on Nov 14, 2015

5

our first trip to rome!

Couples

We truly did not know what to expect. The location was perfect for having access to the sites that we wanted to see. The staff was extremely polite and helpful. The breakfast was awesome and carried us through the day. When we come back to Rome we will defintly stay at Isa Hotel. It has every thing that we would expect!

By on Sep 19, 2015

4

awesome family trip

Families

The hotel was wonderful. Great staff and clean rooms. Excellent morning Italian breakfast with and overview of the Vatican. Because it was centrally located, easy access to the sites and restaurants

By on Jul 28, 2015

5

excellent hotel - great for travel

Couples

The hotel is very well located, near restaurants and near the piazza and tourist bus routes. The food at the restaurant is great. And the restaurant staff and cleanning staff are extremely kind and courteous. We really enjoyed our stay, highly recommend it and will definitely stay there on our next trip. The restaurant is on the terrace and you have a great view. And, there is a tourist bus that runs one or two blocks from the hotel.

By on May 30, 2015

5

everything you would wish for.

Couples

The room was spacious and very clean. The free breakfast was excellent. Omlettes and Capucino or Espresso to order, fresh fruit, pastries, cereals, and I think wine (but we didn't try it). Breakfast area had a view of the Vatican. Awesome. It does not have restaurant or room service. I read a review that said couple arranged a birthday treat with Willie, the barman, who was wonderful. So evenings you can get fairly priced drinks and lots of free snacks while overlooking the Vatican. I am over 65 and I was able to walk to Vatican, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, and Metro. We were amazed to feel safe even at night while walking.

By on Apr 22, 2015

5

amazing first time in rome

Families

What a wonderful hotel and experience! We had four quests and ended up getting two separate rooms--perfect for my sister and me and our parents! The staff was great as far as helping us with directions and sightseeing! My birthday was during our stay and the staff sent up a bottle of champagne and candy! Very nice touch! Rooms were nice and clean, nice bathrooms. We loved the rooftop bar and beautiful view of the Vatican. The free breakfast was delicious with rons of options! Loved it and would stay again in a heartbeat!

By on Jan 14, 2015

5

perfect location perfect vacation

Families

First and foremost, the hotel was proximal to St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican museum and the adjacent attractions which were our main focus. However, it was also close to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and a whole host of other museums and monuments. Most of them were within 15 minutes walk. The colosseum was a bit further, so, we took a cab. The hotel amenities were outstanding, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. They went out of their way to make us feel special. Breakfast on the terrace was grand (I haven't seen so much variety for a meal that should be the smallest of the day). There are a myriad of restaurants, close by, for lunch and dinner specials.

By on Nov 30, 2014

5

hotel isa

Families

Perfect boutique hotel near the vatican. Extremely friendly and welcoming. Spa quality rooms and service

By on Aug 23, 2014

4

good business trip

BusinessTravelers

Very Good short stay on a short business trip, to bad that I did not have more time.

By on Jan 11, 2014

4

rome hotel stay

Couples

I would definitely recommend this hotel IF you can get a room on the second floor on the inside courtyard. The second floor rooms have been entirely redone and are modern and well lit. We had originally been assigned a room on the third floor where the lighting and design were not as advertised on their website at all and they were kind of depressing After two days, they finally were able to move us into a lovely room with a small balcony. From that point on we totally enjoyed our stay there. They have a terrific roof garden where breakfasts and evening drinks are served. Breakfasts were great with lots of options including omelets and cappacinos made to order. We were there for New Year's Eve and we were able to view the city's fireworks from roof's fabulous vantage point. This hotel is very well located, slightly away from the crazy crowds but within very easy walking distance of all the wonderful Rome attractions. The staff is friendly and helpful, particularly the people who clean the rooms and provide breakfast and drinks on the roof garden. Enjoy!

By on Jan 10, 2014