Looking for Rome’s Best Boutique Hotels, B&Bs, Restaurants, and More? Look No Further

Photo of Babuino 181, one of the top boutique hotels in Rome

I’m thrilled to announce that the Guardian’s travel section has just launched its interactive city guide to Rome. My contributions: the top 10 boutique hotels in Rome and 10 of the best pensiones and B&Bs in Rome. I pounded the pavement and visited, literally, dozens of places to make the final choices for these two pieces, so it’s safe to say I’m pretty excited about the lovely accommodations I wound up finding!

There’s also Rome’s 10 best pizza places by food writer Katie Parla, 10 of the best shops in Rome by the editor of the LUXE city guide, and much more—all with photographs and interactive Google maps to help you visualize where everything is.

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  1. I am looking to stay in a bed and breakfast. We are a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children (ages 13/11). We are traveling to Rome in April. Do you have any recommendations for where we could stay for a week?

  2. Hi Michelle,

    If you’re looking to all stay together, I’d actually recommend looking into apartments. You can often get far more bang for your buck, more space for the whole family, and it’s especially nice with hungry kids to have the option of cooking in a kitchen at home. I’ve actually just picked out a couple of great rental options for NY Magazine (see https://www.revealedrome.com/2011/10/the-best-travel-rentals-in-rome-and-beyond.html), but you can also browse on http://www.airbnb.com, http://www.housetrip.com and http://www.crashpadder.com. Booking through sites like that is pretty safe—for most of them, you give your money to them, and they only pass it onto the owner after you’ve arrived. Just avoid Craigslist, which is rife with scams.

    I hope that helps!

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