Hotel Antico Borgo di Trastevere

A 13th-century private residence in Trastevere that has hand-painted floor tiles and exposed-beam ceilings.

By Barbie Latza Nadeau, Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008, 12:48 PM

Hotel Antico Borgo di Trastevere

About this Hotel

Price From $125

'Hood Trastevere, Rome's bohemian left bank, across the Tiber and adjacent to the Vatican. Residents consider themselves the only true Romans, and there's a colorful mix of medieval architecture, narrow alleys, and billowing laundry.

First Impression The hotel is classic Trastevere: quiet cobbled streets outside, exposed-beam ceilings inside—accompanied by the smell from wood-burning pizza ovens and the chime of church bells.

Rooms A 13th-century private residence, the 12-room hotel retains much of its original appeal thanks to hand-painted floor tiles, heavy wooden shutters, and idiosyncrasies like nooks and sloped ceilings.

Plus Staying in Trastevere has increasingly come to mean losing a night's sleep. But this hotel is safely across viale Trastevere, just far enough into the quiet part of the neighborhood to save guests from sacrificing shut-eye.

Minus Rooms are tiny, and the staff can be difficult, especially if you need to make a special request or require help arranging anything extra.

Free Wi-Fi? No.

Credit Cards Accepted Amex, MC, Visa.

Details Double from $125 (€95), including breakfast.

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