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Rome Life Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A modern style hotel. Definitely value for money. Staff were great and friendly. Breakfast was good (buffet) 10mins walk to colosseum. Plenty of restaurants near by. Everything within walking distance.

We were very pleased with this hotel, in a quiet but central position. Clean and modern room with extra little touches like the stocked mini bar (we stayed 5 nights and got 10 bottles of soft drinks/water) and the Smart phone you can use. Breakfast was good and varied enough and the staff friendly and helpful. Yes it was warm in the room, slept with just a sheet, but I hate being cold, so not a problem. The restaurants in the road were average at best even though reviews gave them high ratings. If you like churches then go to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, it's free and beautiful only a 5 min walk away, don't pay for the museum it's not worth it. We would definitely stay in this chain of hotels again.

The hotel is well located for the Coliseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps all about 10/15 minutes walk away. The hotel is on a small street with a few restaurants directly across the road which were good standard and easy to use after a day of sightseeing. Rooms were comfortable, clean and well equipped. What really made this hotel however was the customer set. Reception staff were particularly helpful and seemed to genuinely care. They gave us tips to ensure we were safe/not ripped off whilst out and about. They also advised and organised transport to the Vatican and the airport. The use of the mobile Phone was a great touch and helped with directions etc

We loved Rome Life Hotel! I spend a lot of time researching places to stay, and it paid off--Rome Life had everything, and it was an excellent value. The location was perfect: walkable to almost everything, yet on a quiet, charming street. The staff was gracious, friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was simply amazing, and the restaurant staff did an outstanding job. We had two rooms: a junior suite for my husband and myself and our teenage boys, and a nearby single for my mom, and both rooms were clean and comfortable. We were sorry to have to leave, and we hope we can return someday!

We stayed as a family in two rooms for 3 nights. The Hotel was used mainly as a base for a long weekend of sight-seeing. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful and offered good advice on places to eat. Rooms were very nicely decorated and well furnished. Bathrooms were particularly nice. Breakfast is good and just what you you need for a busy day in Rome. There are some excellent restaurants very close to the Hotel. The Hotel provided smart phones are a great idea and were well used by our teenage kids!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this hotel... the front desk staff were incredibly friendly as were the staff that works in the dining room. House keeping did a great job each day as well. Our room was comfortable with a great bed, good pillows and of course the free mini bar. Similar to other comments that other travellers have made though the hotel was extremely hot and stuffy and in your room you are unable to operate the air conditioning in winter as it seems to be switched off. So apart from opening the window, which brings the outside noisy and smells inside there are no other choice but to be hot.... we attempted on one occasion to use sit on the roof terrace to cool down And get some fresh air as during our stay it was unseasonably hot in January, however, all of the cushions from the lounges and pillows had been removed for winter so there was nowhere To actually sit... so we had no choice but to stay in our stuffy room.... I guess the point for us is not everyone wants to be warm and toasty and some of us like it a little on the cool side... it’s hard to cool down when there are no choices.... In saying that, the hotel was a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Rome and a nice refuge from the hawkers and ticket touts that are everywhere and when out at tourist attractions we felt constantly harassed by men trying to sell us something... Don’t be fooled also by eating at any of the the restaurants nearby, they are all average at best and not a true reflection of the genre at food to be had in Rome... eat elsewhere before returning back to the hotel...

This hotel was an excellent choice for us. Good position, on a quite road about 15 minutes from the Colosseum. its well placed for a few nice bars and restaurants too. Upon our arrival, we were shown to our room - superior twin. However, it wasn't as it was made up as a double. No problem - we were told it would be remade as a twin. Then, we found we had a shower only - we had requested a room with bath. The hotel responded quickly and positively however and we were relocated within minutes to a room with facilities as requested. The room has everything you might need (almost - see my comments below) and was beautifully clean and very stylish and comfortable. One really nice touch is the provision of a Samsung smart phone with free local and international calls included along with a special app for navigating the city and finding info on tourist sights etc. A very cool and thoughtful provision. The continental breakfast was amazing with all the food one might expect to see. Extra charge cooked dishes could be ordered if required although this really wasn't necessary for us as scrambled eggs and bacon, inclusive of the continental breakfast, were to be had on each of the three mornings of our stay. All very good indeed. Every member of staff that we met were friendly and helpful. This hotel totally deserves my 4 star recommendation. So, why not 5 stars? We asked at reception if we could buy tickets for the Vatican and Sistine Chapel and would it be best if we bought it through them? Yes was the answer to both questions. It was recommended that we purchase two "skip the line" tickets - you will become very familiar with this phrase if visiting the city. The process involves Reception staff phoning an agency and getting details from the agency which is then scribbled on a voucher to be handed in at the agency office located 10 minutes walk from St Peter's Square. We then parted with 62 euros in payment. Upon arrival at the agency office, we were given a piece of printout with a bar code that we were told to offer to the automated entry machine in the entrance lobby to the museum. This, it turned out didn't work when we arrived at the machine and the machine directed us instead to a ticket booth! So much for the matter of "skip the line"! It din't matter however as there was no line! We simply walked straight to a booth, handed over the printout and received two tickets. What is the standard cost of two tickets purchased at the booth? 37 euros!! So, all of the above cost us 25 euros for absolutely no gain! I do think that the hotel reception staff should be encouraged to tell clients exactly what they are buying and at what addition cost. We were simply told that we were paying "a little more" than the regular entrance fee for the privilege of avoiding a line. This point I made at reception on our return to the hotel. My point was passed on to the hotel manager who contacted us within 10 minutes of our return to our room. We were offered a room upgrade or a card for free drinks at the bar. We chose that latter and were satisfied that the hotel had taken our point seriously and wanted to offer some redress. Our second reason for holding back on the 5 star review is less easy for the hotel to accommodate. At this time of year (mid January) the weather is really quite mild - shirt sleeve weather when the sun shone as it did on one of the three days of our stay. For Romans however, it's still overcoat weather as they are used to a warmer climate than us Brits. So... no aircon! It's tuned off at this time of year and the aircon unit would only provide heat! This we didn't need. What was the answer when we pointed it out at reception? Open the window!! Well, as we are both light sleepers this wasn't an option as we would both have been easily woken by noises in the street below. The result for us therefore, three uncomfortably warm nights. Finally, I would like to suggest that a 4star rated hotel such as this which clearly strives to be up to the minute in style, might consider providing a Nespresso coffee machine in the room? Sachets of Nescafe don't quite come up to expectations especially as the Italians know all about serving up great coffee. So after these few niggles, would we stay here again and would we recommend it? Yes on both counts. In the main a really pleasant experience.

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Rome Life Hotel for a couple of nights in January and we absolutely loved our stay! Firstly, the rooms are modern, extremely clean, the bed is super comfy and the shower is amazing. The mini bar is complimentary which I thought was a lovely touch and something most hotels don't offer; although, understandably, once its gone it's gone. The hotel staff were super helpful, giving us a map and lots of information. We were also given complimentary drinks and pastries as we arrived early and our room wasn't ready which was another nice touch. The breakfast was lovely - the food was fresh and plentiful. The hotel also provides you with a mobile phone with various apps to help you get around and you can make free international calls. The hotel is centrally located and is walking distance to most of the main attractions. It's impossible to fault this hotel - will definitely be returning!

this hotel is exceptional in all points location breakfast front desk room amenities what i like is taking care all details, the refrigerator is full and free, breakfast is full and free espresso location close to the historical area

I would highly recommend this hotel! Perfectly located, good and variated breakfast with great cappuccino. The rooms are clean. And the staff is very helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

Via Palermo, 12 Rome RM

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Monti, Rome Life Hotel is adjacent to Palace of Expositions and within a 15-minute walk of popular sights like Imperial Fora. This 45-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Rome, the hotel is also a short walk from Trevi Fountain and Piazza Venezia.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All of Rome Life Hotel's 45 air-conditioned rooms provide free minibar items, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include phones.

Property features

At Rome Life Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a terrace. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite (2 people)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite (3 people)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite (4 people)

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1012 reviews