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Hotel Farnese - Rome

4 star Hotel Rome

Via Alessandro Farnese 30 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 120 .00
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The luxurious Farnese Hotel is situated between Vatican City and the historic centre of Rome, in the heart of the exclusive Prati neighbourhood, which offers great shopping and an array of fine pubs and restaurants.

Some of the important sights that lie within walking distance are the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, Castel Sant'Angelo and the beautiful Piazza del Popolo. The area is well-connected by bus, and the hotel is only a 2-minute walk from the Lepanto underground station, allowing guests to have quick and easy access to the rest of the city.

This beautifully decorated 4-star hotel, which dates back to 1906 and originally housed an aristocratic residence, offers a charming and elegant atmosphere and provides an ideal setting for business elite and leisure travellers alike. The atrium lobby features authentic Italian works of art from the 17th century, including a Luis XIV frontal made of multi colored marble, mounted in the reception base. Take a break in the hall near the atrium lobby, you will enjoy authentic works of art, such as the portrait of Pope Paul III Farnese, period furniture, and the wonderful art nouveau desk.Free wireless Internet access is provided. The hotel provides childcare for an additional charge. Guests may park for free during their stay at the hotel. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for an additional charge; 72 hours advance notice is required. Pets are accepted.

Please note: This hotel does not accept payment by Visa Electron.
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Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 144 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Farnese

A free hot/cold buffet breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Hotel Facilities at Farnese

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Baby sitter
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2:30 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 11 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Farnese is also known as

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Farnese Hotel

9.1

Clean

8.7

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8.4

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Farnese Hotel reviews

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

We chose to stay in the Hotel Farnese based upon Venere and Tripadvisor reviews and other research. It was our honeymoon so we did want something a little special. We were not disappointed. Prior to our arrival I was in touch with Andrea, one of the front office staff, who organised our airport transfers and a bottle of chilled Prosecco when we checked in. Our room was ready when we first arrived, and was just the job. We were on the fourth floor, just by the lift - I feared it might be noisy, particularly since said lift had a video on loop that had Andrea Bochelli warbling his best at all hours - but far from it. Our room was spacious, clean and well-appointed with a bedroom, lounge and well-equipped bathroom. The beds were twin, pushed together and made up into a double, but that is a minor detail. The hotel has no bar or restaurant as such, but it does have a very pleasant rooftop terrace for breakfast. It can be opened up or sealed from the elements and provides a good view out over the rooftops of Rome, including the dome of St Peters in the near distance. The Hotel Farnese is just a few yards from the Lepanto metro station, and a short walk from restaurants and bars in the evening. During our stay, Andrea also organised a tour of the Vatican - one guide for just the two of us - which is highly recommended if you want to make sense of the place. Our only very minor gripe - the water was tepid on the first evening, making showering unpleasant - was sorted by the following morning. Overall therefore a very pleasant stay. Our expectations were high, and we were not let down. We would stay again, without hesitation - there is so much more of Rome to enjoy!

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

It was our second stay in Farnese hotel.We would go again.. We like the area, close to the center but still authentic and quiet. The room was quiet and immaculate, although the bathroom was a bit on the tiny side. The staff is exceptionnaly efficient and welcoming, especially Gabriela at breakfast, and Andrea at the reception desk. Great hotel!!!

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Quiet, clean, breakfast in a wonderful terrace. Good ratio quality/price

5.3 Ordinary
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

These kind of hotel should not have a room like mine. It was in the basement! Next to the kitchen of the hotel! My mobile phone din't work and the only wi-fi area of my room was in the toilet! And the price for this very little dark room (in the basement)was high. I am sorry, but I would not come again

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

very good hotel, excellent location, very good breakfast, cappuccino with beautiful design on it,very preaty.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel staff were outstanding. They arranged a private tour of the Vatican, a concert and transportation to the airport for us. The hotel is located near a Metro station and within walking distance of a number of Rome's attractions. We very much enjoyed our stay there.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Luxembourg

We stayed in a matrimonial room. The staff is very nice and welcoming. The rooms are clean and well equipped. It is just that the heating is always on and you can not regulate the temperature, so it was hot during the night. The breakfast is a continental one (but ask for an espresso or a cappuccino since the coffee in the bar is not tasty). The surrounding is nice and you can walk in order to visit Piazza Navona, Vatican City, Piazza del Popolo, Via di Corso. Everything is near. There is a metro station (Lepanto) very nearest.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

This was our first time in Rome. We will come back some time because Rome is a fantastic city. We will stay at hotel Farnese next time too, because we liked the atmosphere at this old,stilish and nice hotel. We would also like to say thank you to the staff, that were wonderful.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Very close to the Lepanto metro station. The bath was very steep to stand in

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Nice hotel and excellent hospitality . Staff and personnel competent and very available for customers . Give you excellent advises for good restaurants and main places to visit during your stay. I had a problem with my car on departure ( battery unloaded and they did their best in helping me . I got very quickly a garage mechanical and the problem was fixed in a very short time .Situation of the hotel is excellent , close to main sites and you can access to important places just by walking . For distant places the underground station is at two steps from the hotel . For breakfast excellent proposals served in a nice place on the fifth floor ( terrasse ) where the view is nice . At the reception the man is speaking an excellent french ( my mother language ). If we go back to Roma , no doubt that we would stay there another time . I forgot to mention that you can park your car . The parking area is very narrow and small but its free of charge !

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Excellent small "old fashioned" hotel very close to the underground. Don't take the economic rooms that are in the basement with few light.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Stayed for 3 nights in May. Had a fantastic stay...rooms were large and airy with really good quality antique furniture which matched the whole ethos of the hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We arrived late in the evening and they helped with a nearby trattoria (San Marco's) which was excellent - great food, good price and good atmosphere. When in another country, if the restaurant is full of local people you can tell that it is going to be good and this was no exception. The hotel is very close to Rome's underground and makes a great base for exploring the city. The Vatican is a 15 minutes walk away and there are good shops and restaurants within easy walking distance near the Vatican. Breakfast is pleasant with plenty on offer for most people. The atmosphere is serene with nice views from the terrace overlooking the dome of St Peter's Basilica. I would highly recommend this hotel and if I am ever in Rome again would love to stay there.

7.2 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

This was a two days stay over the week-end. Excellent location of the hotel (central and close to most important monuments, less than 1 minute walking distance from Lepanto metro station. Hotel is a bit old style and not renovated but perfectly maintained.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Very good hotel.

7.2 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Air conditioning system was out of order, in July it can be a problem,however the staying was decent.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

S. Pietro's view for breakfast is great!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I would highly recommend Hotel Farnese to anyone traveling to Rome. The staff were most professional, helpful and friendly. The folliage and furnishings made our stay even more memorable. Everything about our accomodations was excellent!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I would recommend your hotel and hope one day to return. I found the staff friendly and most helpful.

7.1 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A lovely "boutique" hotel, with very helpful and friendly staff. We arrived very late following a delayed flight, Hotel liaised with taxi we had booked and he waited for us. Great service there! The English man on the desk when we arrived however was a bit brusque, very eager for us to take key and get to bed, with very scant directions as to the way to our room and no offer of help with luggage! We stayed in the Junior Suite, very pretty but some attention should be paid to the tiles which are loose at the side of the bath - an eyesore and, I am sure not hygienic! Drawer space would be helpful too, although for our 3 night stay it wasn't too much of a problem. Overall, friendly helpful staff, pretty hotel. A little out of the way, but we knew that when we booked. No kettle in rooms (we took our own), no complimentary water - which is unusual for high standard hotels, and a nuisance when you have arrived at 1.30am and can buy nothing! I wouldn't recommend the Junior Suite for anybody infirm or elderly, you take your life in your hands getting in and out of the bath/shower - it is huge and deep, and there is nothing to hold on to. Overall though, pretty hotel, satisfactory breakfast on a lovely terrace (ask the waitress for a cappuccino - the coffee at the buffet table was awful & tasted of chicory!) and the hotel staff are mostly excellent, and will bend over backwards to help you.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

very warm welcoming, quality of service and kindness of employees ,appetizing breakfast, very well located in roma ,I enjoyed my stay in Hotel Farnese even if I found the room a little small.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The staff was simply great! They helped with restaurants, directions, bus lines etc... The breakfast was very good (a great spread of eggs, bacon, fruit, cold cuts, cheese, etc) and a view of the St Peter's Cupola to booth. Our room was big enough to acomodate 3 people and had plenty of towels and bedding. The hotel is five minutes walk to the river and the bridge will take you directly into Piazza del Popolo (shopping galore!).

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The hotel did not at all look like the photographs we'd seen which looked much more rural than urban and it was very urban. The decoration was good the lifts were terribly small, breakfast was good but location on roof a problem with the lifts.There was no restaurant and meals were only available after much hiking to a restaurant whose food was indifferent, so meals became a major problem. The staff were friendly and the room small but adequate- we had one with a balcony which was near the roof and meant a hike up many stairs- I refused to take the lift.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We read several of the reviews before booking the Hotel Farnese, and we were not disappointed at all. Excellent front desk staff, good location, lovely breakfast terrace. A 2 minute walk to the subway stop Lepanto, therefore good connections to all major sights in Rome. Also not too far to walk to Castel Sant'Angelo etc. We certainly recommend this hotel to other travellers, and we will stay there during our next visit to Rome.

7.4 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

charming hotel, we spend an excellent time in this hotel but in my opinion the price is oversized in comparison to the number of stars and general services and facilities. one example : industrial orange juice at the breakfast, for the price it could have been fresh juice !!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

TV has insufficient number of English language programmes. CNN and BBC world News is not enough. Very pretty hotel with excellent staff. Good location. Traffic noise is a problem at night.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Junior Suite was very nice with a spacious bathroom. Excellent staff who are service oriented. The Hotel has the feel of a Great House. The Subway stop LEPANTO is only a block away. A Benchmark on where to stay. An excellent restaurant - Perilli in Prati, approximately four blocks away as you turn left as you exit from the hotel offers value, well prepared meals and great service. The house wine is recommended.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel in lovely old building, within easy walking distance of the Centro Storico & Trastevere. Idyllic breakfast room on the top of the building with fabulous views - and great choice of Italian-style breakfast.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

Everything was excellent, especially the competence of employees. I guess relationship between price and quality was quite reasonable. We could attend everything we want and most of famous monuments, squares and buildings were really close to the hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Great staff - very unusual for Rome - and excellent breakfast on roof terrace with super views. Not right in the tourist centre - probably a good thing - but next to metro stop

4.9 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Old fashion hotel. For the same money you can take a hotel in city center and save money for taxi. there is a metro station nearby, however.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Very nice hotel near the Vatican and the Metro. The breakfasts were good and the young lady working in the breakfast area makes an excellent capuccino. We would stay here again.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a very nice room. Breakfast area was wonderful and breakfast very good. Convenient location to metro. First time in Rome.

7.9 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Needed ear-plugs to sleep well... A bit on the expensive side, but quite allright

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

This rating is actually for the sister property, the Hotel Giulio Cesare, as we were transferred there since the Farnese nearby is under renovation. The staff and the hotel were excellent. The neighborhood was quiet, clean, and safe. The hotel is convenient to everything you want to see in Rome either a short walk or a metro stop away.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

La posizione risulta congeniale, la metropolitana è davvero vicina. Il personale è cordiale e le camere spaziose e pulite. La struttura risulta tuttavia alquanto datata e quindi lo stile è decisamente "old fashion". Durante la mia breve permanenza la tv aveva un malfunzionamento causato (a dire del receptionist) ad un cattivo funzionamento dell'antenna. Risultava comunque completamente assente la tv satellitare.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel Farnese far exceeded my expectations. The room was beautiful and extremely clean. The front desk folks were very friendly and so helpful in booking tours, recommending excellent restaurants and answering all your questions. The hotel is conveniently located a block from the Leptano Metro station, two blocks from river and only a few blocks from great shopping and restaurants.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

very friendly and helpful staff, good location worth a repeat visit only issue was that full size bed was only two singles put together

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The concierge was wonderful. He gave us quite helpful tips about visiting the Vatican. When my traveling companion had trouble using her international calling card, the concierge came to our room to help her! We definitely recommend this hotel...and we will return to it when on our next visit to Rome. We were able to walk everywhere we and felt safe. Our transportation to the airport was arranged and prompt....wonderful visit!

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Lovely hotel in a quiet neighborhhod near public transportation and the vatican

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

This is a beautiful hotel, the staff were really helpful and friendly. The breakfast was excellent.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Little hotel (Don't think about restaurant or swimming pool, it's a small building). Very kind staff. Nice, clean and spacious rooms (at least mine).Excelent and quiet location. We would come back again.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Nice and well maintained hotel close to Metro station and Vatican. Stayed in a very nice and spacious room (34). Breakfast room not exciting. Wonderful experience

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

We loved the Hotel Farnese. We felt welcome, the reception staff were charming and helpful beyond the call of duty. (Some Irish hotels could learn from them!) We had a junior suite which was lovely, spacious, comfortable, quiet. The location was perfect for walking to many of the major sights and to nice restaurants. We would certainly stay there again. I think anyone who values good quality and service delivered with warmth and a smile would like this hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

An excellent hotel, very clean, accomodating service, well situated in a quiet neighborhood, well priced. A two block walk from the hop-on/hop-off city tour bus. Ten minute walk one direction to the Vatican, 10 minute walk another into center city. The only surprise was a pleasant one: everything was delivered even better than promised. I would stay again, would strongly recomend for friends & family.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We got the room with the balcony! Quite lovely.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Though the neighborhood is residential, it is well located - close to the Vatican, Castel Sant' Angelo, Piazza del Popolo. I liked it a lot, will stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were delighted with the warm, generous welcome we received at Hotel Farnese. Our room was very special, and the service was excellent. We appreciated the hospitality of the Farnese staff.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

Great quiet hotel. Good price/quality ratio.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We spent three nights at the Farnese and I can't fault the place at all. Its in a very pleasant quiet neighbourhood but well within walking distance to everything. Room was spacious and immaculate, staff on the desk were very good. 4* hotels in Rome are generally on the pricey side so I'd definitely recommend the Farnese as its about as good value for money as you'll get in Rome. They can also pick you up from the airport (Ciampino in our case) for 50/55 Euros, well worth it. Transfer time is around 40mins.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Wonderful selection at breakfast with great coffee. Quiet, spacious rooms with efficient services. We loved walking, but the nearby bus and subway connections allowed us free movement anywhere in Rome. Each staff member went out of their way to make our stay comfortable (1 week) and we would return anytime.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The staff was wonderful - they always made us feel comfortable and responded well to all our questions and needs! We have traveled a lot in Italy, and this is one of our very favorite hotels... I would recommned it to anyone.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

Very helpful staff at the hotel, we really felt welcome. They also gave good recomendations for restaurants in the nearby area, much nicer restaurant than in the middle of the old town. The food was better and to slightly lower price!

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The hotel was beautiful and in a lovely neighborhood. The staff was welcoming, helpful and delightful. They even arranged for a drive to pick us up from the Airport. We LOVED the real linen sheets and nightly turn down service with Baci on the pillow. Very chic. The room was a little small but makes sense due to the historic nature of the building and neighborhood. It was definitely comfortable. The location was an easy walk to the Vatican and other key sites. The morning breakfast was delightful - and the owner's home harvested honey a special treat. We would definitely stay there again. Thanks Farnese Staff for a great time!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

Wir verbrachten ein verlängertes Wochenende in diesem sympathischen kleinen Hotel und waren mit den Einrichtungen und dem Service sehr zufrieden. Andrea, der polyglotte Receptionist, war jederzeit hilfsbereit und freundlich. Noch selten haben wir ein Hotel angetroffen, wo sämtliche Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter dem Gast so uneingeschränkt zuvorkommend begegnen, wie im Farnese.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed our stay so much we want to return again! Louis, Allesandra and Andre truly made us feel at home. Everything was as described on the net. Among the various breakfast items were some of our favorites; fresh fruit, delicious cheese, yogurt and TEAPOTS! Location was a real plus as we wanted to be within walking distance to the Vatican and St. Peter's and we were, as well as other areas and shopping. We even took the metro which was around the corner. Enjoyed dinners at Villini's restaurant which was also a short walk from the Farnese.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Warm and friendly atmosphere made us feel right at home. Front desk personnel were extremely helpful. Breakfast was incredible. People at the hotel spoke excellent English. The Metro on the corner was great. Would go back again.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Farnese was in a perfect location. Right next to a Metro stop, 10 minutes from the Vatican, 25 minutes to the Spanish Steps. The staff speaks excellent English and were very helpful. We arranged for the transfer service from the airport to the hotel which was a treat after the long flight over.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel Farnese was a very nice place to stay! All staff very kind, helpful, and welcoming. Our room was very clean and the bathroom was nice. It's location, just a block from the Lepanto subway station was very convienent. The breakfast served was delicious and served in a very quaint dining area. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

7.9 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Unfortunately, our initial impression of Farnese, which was excellent, was unofrgettably marred by dysfunctional air-conditioning. The night clerk didn't speak very good English, and so he couldn't understand that I indeed knew how to operate a standard thermostat, but in fact, the air-conditioning for the entire building had stopped working. On the hottest day in July, this was very unfortunate. We spent a sleepless night with the door to the terrace open. Otherwise, the staff were courteous, the breakfast was excellent, and the hotel's accomodations were certainly 4/5 stars.

7.4 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Located very conveniently between the Vatican and ancient Rome sites. We did a lot of walking but were very happy with the location of the hotel. Although the two rooms we needed were somewhat expensive, our stay was excellent.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Belgium

Great hotel. This is our first choice for a hotel on our next trip to Rome.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Lovely little hotel! Centrally located. We got a double and a junior suite. Pretty rooms, not extremely big, however the bathrooms are a very good size. Alessandra and Louis at the reception were very welcoming and helpful, as well as the ladies at the breakfast room. I would definitely stay at Farnese again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Wonderful hotel.Very pleasant reception staff. We used the available transportation from the airport and found it very useful especially after a long overseas flight. They met us immediately outside of customs.The rooms were lovely and the linen sheets divine. The breakfast was more that adequate and if you are a fan of capuccino, simply ask for it from the wait staff. I only discovered this on the last day.. We walked everywhere from the hotel although the subway stop was just across the street if you did decide to zip quickly back to the hotel. Highly recommend this hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We stayed in three different hotels while in Italy.This was my favorite hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious. We were very happy with Hotel Farnese and would definitely recommend them.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We had a great 4 night stay in the hotel. While not right in the centre it was only a ten minute walk across the river to Plaza del Popolo, and while we walked almost everywhere it was great to be right by the tube for easy access across the city. The only let-down at all was the roof terrace which looked cheap and the sides of which were bizarrely enclosed in clear(ish) plastic. Our room was large, nicely decorated and very clean. We will definately recommend it to our friends.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Farnese. The staff was professional and offered friendly personalized service 24/7. We also enjoyed the breakfast and the time we spent in the lobby lounge and the garden patio. This is truly a lovely hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

For a hotel in the centre of Rome we were amazed at the ease of location and the quality of the property. It was extremely easiy to book and very accurate as to what the property was like, services etc. we would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and would certainly return.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel has the feel of a family hotel. The staff on the desk were always helpful. We had a junior suite which was spacious with the largest bed I have seen outside the States! The hotel is two minutes walk from the metro although the metro is usually crowded not up to the standard of most major cities.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

A lovely, welcoming hotel with good sized rooms.The staff were very friendly and helpful. Lovely breakfast buffet. Small niggle about the noise from nearby road - but perhaps to be expected in a busy city.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Sweden

A lovely hotel in quiet and leafy surroundings yet very close to both the Vatican and the centre of Rome. Friendly and welcoming staff with excellent command of the English language. The suite at the top floor with its own terrace is a delight! Nice breakfast room downstairs with an extensive buffet laid out. Excellent pick-up service at the airport. We will be very happy to return.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Greece

We loved the place. Staying at Farnese meant that we had access to the metro (1 min walking distance), to the Vatican (so we could get up early and not have to wait in long queues) and to Piazza del Popolo (10 mins walking distance). The hotel was VERY clean and the personnel very polite. Breakfast left something to be desired, but it wasn't bad... just lacking a bit. Overall, a very good experience.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Hotel Farnese arranged a driver pick up from the airport, including a last minute change when a day before Delta said we could fly on a different flight (which was direct instead of one with a layover). When we arrived at the Hotel Farnese we were allowed immediate use of the room so we could get settled, showered and have a nap. Because we had been flying all night (coming from the US) this was wonderful. With other hotels on other trips, I have had to wander the streets during the first day before getting access to the room in the late afternoon. This was much appreciated! After our rest we ate at a neighborhood family restaurant recommended by the Hotel Farnese, Ai Villini. We had insalata mista, minestrone soup, wine and expresso. It was reasonably priced and wonderful. We ate there once each day during our 3 days at the Hotel Farnese. Highly recommended for Roman food at reasonable prices. Great after a long day of sightseeing when you want a good meal and a short walk to the hotel. The hotel's breakfast had bread, tarts, yogurt, cheese, meats and boiled eggs. It was hearty. And the bill, it was less than I expected. The staff was welcoming and attentive. We had the room on the top floor. It had a private balcony. If you want a small, romantic hotel near the Vatican and the Piazza de Popolo, the Hotel Farnese is perfect.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The only issue I encountered was that the quoted room rate was for a junior suite and during the reservation process, a junior suite was not available. At checkin the junior suite was still not available and we received a deluxe double room, but the price was not adjusted. I did not make an issue of this since everything else was so very nice and I figured that the difference in cost was probably insignificant.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definately stay at this hotel again.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This was a wonderful hotel with welcoming, helpful staff and an excellent value.

3.4
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Our room was inches away from the elevator, which made it noisy when others arrived or left. The street noise was very loud, the hotel is next to a very busy stree and bus stop. Worst of all, our room STUNK of sewer gas, which according to the management was the result of recent rain. No other room was available the first night and we couldn't even shower the smell was so bad. My husband, who happens to be a physician, felt ill from the fumes. Also, all the hotels we have been to in Italy, dozens, all had a top sheet over the blanket, this one did not. I don't see how this could be a 4 star!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Hotel Farnese was the most welcoming place. Giovani the front desk was extremely helpfull and the lady( I am sorry I forgot her name) at the Breakfast room wonderfull. I would come back to Farnese at any time and recomend them to all. Thank you Rosani Kowalik P.S. We found the restaurant DitiRambo at Campo de Fiori - It was a great experience.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location accessible to the Vatican and bus stops. The staff was reliable and helpful. It was warm and we were told that the AC was not turned on until the summer. A small inconvenience.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

Overall it was a very nice place to stay, but there were two small problems: (1) something was wrong with the tap water -- it was very salty and was not clear; (2) the phone line had a noise. These may have been specific to the room I stayed, though.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A very warm welcome was the commencement of a most enjoyable stay. The staff could not have done more to make my stay pleasant and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent I would be most happy to stay at the Farnese on any subsequent visit to Rome

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

An excellent ,quiet and friendly hotel. very slightly expensive; but, worth it all. My wife and daughter enjoyed our Roman holiday before going to Genoa to visit relatives. Would definitely stay there again. Giovanni (desk) was extremely helpful to us.

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8.7 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Farnese, offering 23 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 28-inch TVs with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and direct-dial phones during their Vatican - Prati visit. Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Farnese Hotel

By car
Rome is easily accessed via the G.R.A.-Grande Raccordo Anulare ring road, which is connected to all the main highways. From the Raccordo, take exit n. 6 Flaminio-Stadio-Roma Centro and turn right into Variante Flaminia. Proceed along via Flaminia for around 4.7 km, then turn left onto Corso Francia. Continue over the brigde and along Corso Francia for around 1 km, then turn right into Viale Maresciallo Pilsudski. After around 300 metres, turn left into Via Flaminia, right into Viale delle Belle Arti and continue past Piazzale delle Belle Arti and over the bridge Ponte del Risorgimento. Then turn left into Piazza Monte Grappa, follow the river for another 200 metres and turn right into Via Ciro Menotti. Turn left into Via Nicotera, left again into Piazza delle Cinque Giornate, then right into Via degli Scipioni and right again into Via Alessandro Farnese, where the hotel is located.

By train
From Termini railway station, take underground line A in the direction of Battistini and get off after five stops at Lepanto, only 100 metres from the property.

By airplane
From Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci airport, take the Leonardo Express train to Termini and follow the aforementioned indications.
From Ciampino airport, take the bus to Anagnina, then underground line A to Lepanto.

Distances from Hotel Farnese

Chiesa Valdese - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
RAI Headquarters - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria del Popolo - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza del Popolo - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Explora Children's Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Altar of Peace - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
San Giacomo Church - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Palazzo di Giustizia - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Pincio Terrace - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Augustus' Mausoleum - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Castel Sant'Angelo - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Auditorium Conciliazione - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Ponte Sant'Angelo - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Borghese Palace - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
National Etruscan Museum - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
The closest major airports to Farnese are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 16.1 km / 10 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 22.1 km / 13.7 mi

The preferred airport for Farnese is Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Farnese

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service