Hotel Manfredi Suite
Why We Love This Hotel
- Family-owned hotel five minutes from the Spanish Steps
- Thoughtful amenities include free Wi-Fi & English-language movies
- Sights such as the Trevi Fountain are within 15 minutes’ walk
- There's a small bar on site & room service is available 24/7
Owned and run by the Argentinian family since the 1980s, Hotel Manfredi Suite is a small, charming property draped in ivy on a quiet cobblestone street, surrounded by art galleries and artisan shops. Guests enter through large, heavy doors, before being whisked up to the third-floor lobby in an old-fashioned metal elevator. The terracotta property is incredibly central -- in only five minutes you’ll find yourself at the Spanish Steps (don’t miss the Keats-Shelley House), and the designer shops on the Via Condotti.
The Trevi Fountain is a 10-minute walk south, and it’s just five minutes farther to the enormous Jesuit church of Sant' Ignazio. Villa Borghese -- "Rome's most celebrated park" (Lonely Planet) -- is a block away and is popular with joggers. For city-wide sightseeing, you’ll find the Spagna metro station five minutes’ walk around the corner.
The hotel has a thoughtful list of free amenities, including 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi and English-language movies (the movie menu displays prices, but you won’t be billed). A buffet breakfast is provided, including homemade pastries and cakes, fresh fruit, cold cuts, cheese and homemade yogurt, and hot dishes such as eggs, bacon and sausages, plus unlimited coffee to order. In the evenings the breakfast room becomes a lounge with a small bar, where you can sample Italian wines, order a cocktail or sip a post-dinner coffee.
Rooms are quiet and romantic, done up in opulent Italian style. Wallpaper, gilt-framed pictures and a baroque color scheme turn these cozy spaces into mini palaces. All have air conditioning, in-room safes and high-tech showers, with multiple shower heads and spa functions. Though well-equipped, basic rooms are on the small side, so upgrade if you require more space.