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Hotel Forte - Rome

3 star Hotel Rome

Via Margutta 61 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 149 .00
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The hotel Forte is situated in the picturesque Via Margutta, in front of the Villa Borghese gardens, in the historic center of Rome. It enjoys an ideal position, close to all sights of interest, such as the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, and yet offers a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Roundtrip airport shuttle service is available on request (surcharge).

Hotel Forte is an ancient building from the 17th century, elegantly furnished and featuring a large lobby with a television, wireless Internet access in public areas, and an onsite bar and breakfast room.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
Based on 513 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

We stayed here at the end of a very long 2 week European trip for our Honeymoon. ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Forte

A free continental breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Forte

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service
  • TV Lounge
  • 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.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2 PM and midnight.

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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 5 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 5 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway 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 2 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 Forte is also known as

Forte Hotel Rome
Forte Rome
Rome Forte

8.8

Clean

9.2

Location

7.9

Quiet

6.0

Spacious

8.4

Service

Hotel Forte reviews

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The location is excellent on a quiet beautiful street near the Spanish Steps. The service is welcoming and excellent. The staff works hard to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. The hotel is modestly priced for Rome and that neighborhood. You can walk easily to most parts of the City. I plan to stay there again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

My husband and I really enjoyed this hotel. The location was perfect for shopping and only a short distance from the Spanish steps. The front desk staff, as well as, the breakfast attendants was all very helpful with any questions we may have had. The breakfast was simple but good every morning with great made to order coffee/cappuccino every morning.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Turkey

I want to stay at Forte whenever I go to Rome again. Very close to Spanish Steps, yet located in a very beautiful quiet narrow street. The facade of the hotel is beautiful as well as inside.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Interaction with staff was great, the only thing is the hotel plumbing went down everyday at 1pm and stayed off until 4:30pm. Everything else about the stay was great!!The local area, shopping, great food areas and plenty of security and taxi's to get from point A to B. The Spanish steps is one block over and everything else is in walking distance except the Vatican. I will be staying here again.

7.4 Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Nice Hotel with sweet little rooms. Perfectly situated in a quiet Street close to the Spanish Stairs. It was the second time that we went there. It was again a pleasure. One problem we had: in our room there was a unpleasant smell that could not be removed. We had to keep our windows open during the whole night. Staff was very helpful.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location on quiet street yet near metro station and bus services. Convenient to Spanish Steps , evening activities. Good breakfast with accomodating staff. Desk personnel helpful and approachable for advice

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

Lovely hotel with great position. Also there is an amazing vegetarian restaurant at the end of the road - highly recommended even if you are not a vegetarian.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

This Hotel's location is supreme, all the major sites are in a walking distance. The Hotel itself is clean and welcoming, rooms are a bit small (especially Room 146 - was our room for the 1st night due to some double booking issue) but furnished well and offer a pleasant stay. Street facing rooms (like ours - 124) may be a bit noisy during the morning hours, but it didn't bother us much (and I'm a light sleeper...). We recommend this hotel for anyone touring Rome, it provides a great location, nice breakfast, clean and comfortable rooms and welcoming staff. Prices are high, but so are all the Hotels in the Center. Overall - was an excellent choice for us !

5.5 Ordinary
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We traveled with our family. The hotel was in a great location. The personnel was helpful and nice. The decor was artistic and colorful. The rooms were tiny. The facilities were small but adequate for our purposes, as we spent our days exploring the city and only returned to the hotel to sleep at night.

7.8 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Via Margutta is the best street in Rome; quiet, pretty, little traffic,near everything, good restaurants. Hotel windows keep out all noise, air conditioner keeps room cool, so sleeping is perfect. Room small but adequate. Hot water not so hot, but adequate. Decent breakfast.

4.9 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Though well located, near Spanish Steps, the room was extremely small and the pictures were misleading. Would not stay here again!

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

One of the photos appeared to be a bar but it was actually a shelf with liquor bottles.

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

This was our first visit to Rome and we chose Forte after a lot of research on venere.com.We were more than happy with the hotel and the location is literally 5 mins walk from the Piazza de Spagna which is a wonderfully central point from which to sightsee around Rome.The Hotel is on the first floor and there is an elegant elevator. Our room was small but very comfortable, very clean and we had a Queen bed. Breakfast was very nice and the lady who served it was lovely.Via Margutta is a beautiful, quiet street of art galleries and restaurants but limited vehicular traffic so is very quiet.We would love to stay there again and would recommend it highly.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Beautifully tucked away in a quiet side street but close enough to walk everywhere. Staff were fantastic.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

top located hotel within minutes reachable sights shopping facilities etc. nice rooms. good price. breakfast was ok

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

I really liked the location. Via Margutta is a quaint, quiet street but very close to the Spanish Steps and a short walk to Piazza del Popolo and Trevi Fountain. The subway is very convenient and we found it the best way to get around Rome. The breakfast was adequate; fairly typical offeriings. We had to pay extra for internet (5€) and TV (10€) per day which I found excessive. We stayed in a double room which was very small and dark, even by European standards. The hosts at the desk were very polite and eager to help. All spoke English very well.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

It was the first time I went to Rome but several in Italy. I recommend TRATTORIA Da Ugo al Gran Sasso via di Ripetta 32, Roma. The owner speaks French. It's a family cook since 40 years. I add ADRIANA restaurant near the hotel, via di Ripetta for the lovely Terrasse and Trattoria Corso via Corso near Popolo Plaza for the excellent gnocchis.

7.5 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Location is fantastic, staff were lovely and very helpful, only negative was the breakfast

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

I had a wonderful stay in the hotel: the room was big enough and clean. The Staff very friendly. The location just perfect in one of the most beautiful neighbourhood of the city.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

Breakfast was poor, and shower broken.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel was small but beautiful and the room size was typical of european hotels. All of our luggage (mine and teenage daughter) was lost for 5 days and the staff (especially Fabbio) were incredible in attempting to contact the airline for us on a daily basis. Internet access is available for a daily fee if you do not bring your laptop. Decent breakfast with typical fare (including cereal and hard boiled eggs). All staff very welcoming/helpful-would not hesitate to stay here again.

7.4 Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ireland

Overall the rooms were very small - we booked a double and a single occupancy room which had a small double bed squashed in between two walls - it felt like being in a cupboard! Otherwise the staff were peasant without being overly welcoming. Breakfast was a disappointment (very poor selection) in cramped conditions with undrinkable coffee. However the location of the hotel was superb - just around the corner from the Spanish steps. This alone would make me recommend the Forte Hotel.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel just round the corner from the Spanish Steps, situated in a quiet street close to the Via del Corso. Staff were very competent, helpful and knowledgeable. Our room was clean, and while small it was adequate as we were out all day. Breakfast offered a cold buffet selection - a good variety, with tea, coffee in flasks and cappucino, latte etc made on request. We would return to this hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

I really liked this hotel. It is not the perfect picturesque "room with a view", but good value for the money; quiet, central and comfortable. And a short walk from the Metro which makes it easily accessible from Termini. We had booked a double but ended up with a triple room for the same price, so perhaps my perceiving the rooms as rather spacious is an exaggeration.I do not mean to insult the Italians, but in my experieence many Italians (even the ones working with tourism) have a poor command of English. The staff in the reception all spoke English really well. They were also service-minded and friendly. If I would complain about something it would be the breakfast, somewhat on the boring side but with a lady serving good freshly made coffee. (I am not sure if we are considered a mature or a young couple by the way since we are both 35. We feel neither young nor mature. Middle aged?)

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We just came back from our wonderfull trip in Italy. This hotel was great. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful!! It made a huge difference. The location of this hotel couldn't be better! it is in the quite little street a min walking from the spanish steps. It is a very quite street and right in the middle of everything. The breakfast was good as well. However if you would like more choices you should show up earlier. The lady also does capuccino if you request! We really enjoyed our stay and would come back.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Venezuela

We enjoy our stay on Hotel Forte, the room was a bit little, but the cleanliness was excellente, all the empolees were really kind and were willing to help us in whatever we'd need. The relationship price/quality was really good, and the location was just excellente, near a wide range of the important touristic places and principals fountains and squares.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • China

Excellent location, just next to the Spanish steps on a quiet street. We had a twin room and it wasn't spacious, but quite okay, and stylishly decorated. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Good value for money. Love it!

7.9 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We took a taxi from the airport (at 55 euros for 5 of us) so as not to struggle to find the hotel. The entrance is through massive double doors into a stone flagged entry-way. A comically antique lift took us up to the hotel, which is on the first floor. Staff were friendly and helpful, and spoke perfect English. The situation couldn't be beaten - just round the corner from the Spanish Steps and the Villa Borghese. Our 3 children shared a double room with an extra bed added, and were perfectly comfortable. Our room was very much smaller, and had a tiny bathroom with a shower that leaked, and no mini bar, but it was fine - clean and with a comfortable bed, and the air con worked well. Breakfast was excellent, for a hotel, as they can sometimes be dreadful - and incredibly, the cappuccino they made for me was the best coffee I had during our stay in Italy.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

So far, It has been my best experience in Rome. The Hotel is quite good, clean, neat, the air conditioning worked perfectly, and the staff was really helpful. I had been in Rome like 6 times, and the hotels I had choosen had always been a deception. This was just perfect!

6.7 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very comfortable hotel in a very pleasant street near Spanish Steps but away from the immediate bustle. Staff friendly. Good breakfast. Would have rated hotel very highly except hotel overbooked on our first of 4 nights and we were consigned to an inadequate undersized room. We had a very comfortable room for the rest of our stay.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The staff at hotel forte is extremely friendly and helpful! The hotel is extremely close to the spanish steps, the metro and high end shopping. The only problem we had was that the ceiling on the lower floor of the 2 floor hotel room (which is where the bathroom was) was only maybe 6'3'' high, so my boyfriend could not stand in the shower. At 5'8'' i was extremely close to hitting the ceiling myself. If you are thinking of booking a room here ask for one that is farther away from the reception....because you can here people checking in and out early in the morning. The breakfast was sufficient with bread, ham, cheese, croissants, juice, yogurt etc..your typical continental breakfast. We would definitely stay at hotel forte because of the helpful staff, clean rooms, and the central location to all the roman sites.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

tutto bene grazie

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We loved our stay at hotel Forte. Location was perfect, and although the room was small, bathroom was spacious and hotel staff couldn't do enough to help us out. Friendly, welcoming and a great location. Just what we needed.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Staying in Rome is expensive in general and the hospitality industry is not the best italians can do (at least I was advised so). I found Hotel Forte on the net and it was all we wanted. My sister, my mum and I wanted a clean, decent place, close to the sites and well connected to public transport. Staff were vey kind and helpful, the breakfast was good and the premises were clean and confortable. This hotel has the best location in the city, 3 minutes away from Piazza Spagna, 5 min. from Piazza del Popolo, walking distance to Fontana de Trevi,...many bus lines pass near the hotel and the metro too. The hotel is located in the middle of a great shopping area that ranges from the expensive Chanel to the more reasonable Mango. I do recommend this hotel, I would stay there again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Forte staff were very pleasant and efficient. Room was a little small but not a problem as we did not go to Rome to spend a lot of time in a hotel room. My daughter (11) loved it all and in particular, the old-fashioned lift and shutters. Via Margutta is a great location, with good restaurants - Osteria Margutta and Il Margutta Vegetarian - both excellent.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The location is excellent -- the price is very good -- nice clean hotel - small rooms but nice

7.7 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Small, but friendly. Great location. Easy walking distance to many landmarks, very close to shopping e.g. Via Condotti. Fabulous vegetarian restaurant - Il Margutta Ristorarte - just up the road.

7.7 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

very good experience, hotel position is great. good value for money.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent service and accommodations! Great location!!

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

The hotel forte is a lovely place if you want to visit rome, the rooms are little but the welcoming is worm and the employees are very kind.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Romania

Beautiful location, in the very heart of Rome. Very easy access from the airport. Nice places to eat and have a coffee in the neighbourhood. Hotel staff very friendly and ready to help with advises. Rooms are quite small, but very clean and comfy. Some baths are smelling because of the old sewage system, but hey, we are in the old center of Rome..Shopping street is (too) near with lots of interesting shops. Breakfast is THE most filling you could get in Italy. All in all, beautiful historical hotel, beautifully set on the romantic via Margutta. Highly recommended.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Wonderful location, staff was very kind and helpful. Perfect and lovely European hotel.

6.1 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

I stayed in the Forte in 2003 and the room then was nicer; brighter and roomier.This time the room was a bit poky though clean and tidy and comfortable. Breakfast continental nice. Staff friendly and helpful and location is excellent, 2 mins walk to the metro Spagna

7.7 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

My friend and I travel to Rome regularly and stay at different hotels, we would definately stay at the Forte again, the location was perfect and the service excellent, the only criticism was the size of the room, we had a twin room which had very little space but we enjoyed our stay and the staff were friendly and helpful.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Great hotel! Great location! Excellent staff.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This was a return visit to the hotel, with which we had been very satisfied last year. The outstanding feature is the friendliness and helpfulness of the hotel staff.

7.4 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

In September 2008 the building was undergoing some renovation work therefore come construction noise was unavoidable. The hotel building is old but quaint and situated in a quiet road with some designer type shops but is very close to the Spanish Steps. Our room was small but adequate and the reception staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was typically continental with the addition of cold meat and hard boiled warm eggs. We walked to most sites - if you are 65+ take your passport as the Colosseum/Palatino/Roman Forum combined ticket is free.Get to the Vatican early as the queues build up by mid-morning. We went by Metro (1 Euro) and arrived by 8.30am. I would recommend Hotel Forte for its central position if you intend to use the room and hotel just as a base but it was an enjoyable stay at a reasonable price.

1.0
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I requested a room with a view, and when I arrived the building was under construction, and my room was right next to the lift. The room was so small and very loud with the construction going on in the building and it wasn't even cleaned!!!! the view was of the street, and was very loud. building was charming, but the room was far less superior than I thought.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Great location and value. Very small room, early morning construction noise. Hotel needs one TV cable station in English (BBC or CNN) or one with English subtitles.

3.9
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

The hotel is situated on the first floor and the entrance downstairs looks awful. Our room was extremely small, we could only open one suitcase at a time. Only one chair so one of us had to sit on the bed. Wifi for free, worked very well. Bathroom ok. Breakfast very, very poor. Perfect location.

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

We stayed at Hotel Forte for 3 nights. The location was terrific. The staff was very helpful and spoke English. They helped us with anything we asked. The room was amazingly clean. I will stay there again when I return to Rome someday. I highly recommend this hotel to all travelers.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

Small but nice and clean room. Good breakfast. Very friendly staff. Excellent and peaceful location. Safety box in room, breakfast and air condition are included in price. I absolutely recommend.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Jordan

nice staff and very clean hotel... best location ever

6.9 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The hotel caters to the budgt conscious minded person who is looking for a convienent location. We were pleasently suprised as they put us in a flat a few blocks from the hotel which was located on a busy street full of great restauants and bars. the falt was spacious and the A/C worked terrfic. The only issue was walking up and down the stairs with our luggage. I also want to commnet that the hotels front desk manager - Emanuel - was extremely knowledable about the cityh and offered us valuable advice on where to ea and things to do.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great value and location. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is within a short walk to the Pizza Espagnole subway station, which connects you to Vatican City and the Colosseum. There is a small grocery store nearby on Via Vittorio.

5.7 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Was given apt outside hotel, with confusing address. Had to drag 9 pieces of luggage through side streets, got lost. left sitting on luggage, while Mom returned to hotel for better instructions. Hotel offered no help with luggage or bad directions to outlying room. Room very disappointing. So dark one couldn't sort belongings.Breakfast service OK. Price probably pretty good for neighborhood.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Excelente a localização e o custo/benefício. Funcionários bem preparados, atenciosos e gentis. Recomendo sem exitar. José Carlos

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ireland

we travelled with two childen & required 1 room 4 persons we were booked to stay in apartement near the hotel put due to plumbing problems this was not available and stayed in main hotel. i suspect a three person room was adjusted for us as is was very small with little space for storage(we had lots of luggage as we were touring) but for a short stay was fine.Location was ideal and management and staff were perfect which more than made up for shortage of space. I have told all my friends about hotel forte and would stay again when in rome ,thank you to all the staff.Wonderful value.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We were very impressed by the staff, the breakfast, the location and super impressed by the cleanliness of the whole hotel. The staff are friendly without being intrusive. We shall be using the hotel when we next travel to Rome. The hotel is handy for all of the key places in Rome.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Belgium

Abbiamo alloggiato nella dependance in Via della Croce.Un monolocale molto spazioso con 4 letti stesi e il bagno, pulito, silenzioso e centralissimo.Perfetto, da consigliare.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Hotel staff were very polite and welcoming but some, had difficulties understanding other languages, and one would not have expected it in view of the position they held in the hotel. However, that is not to detract from their eagerness to assist and in their warm welcome. The rooms would be big enough for one, but are somewhat cramped for two adults staying in the same room. Other noisy occupants were a bit of a problem during our stay.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The hotel has been upgraded with new tile floors and remodeled bathrooms. Our room was better than expected with a beautiful bathroom. The staff were extremely helpful and very friendly. For two older women, we found the location was within easy walking distance to many attractions and shopping. We also felt very safe and comfortable at this hotel. I would definitely stay at the Hotel Forte again when in Rome.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel Forte was a cute hotel and had EXCELLENT customer service.

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

TRULY GREAT WEEK-END BREAK ! HAVE MARKED ROOM QUIETNESS AVERAGE AS WE WERE NEXT TO RECEPTION BUT NOT A MAJOR PROBLEM.STAFF WERE SUPERB AND AS YOU CAN SEE BY OUR RATINGS WE WOULD CERTAINLY RECOMMEND THE FORTE. P.S PLEASE DONT BE PUT OFF BY THE ENTRANCE ! SPIRAL STAIRCASE etc. WE THOUGHT THIS ALL ADDED TO THE CHARM! ENJOY ! ENJOY ! ENJOY !

7.1 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Nice Hotel and top location. Spanish steps are 5 min from your bed. here is also the underground that brings you for 1 Euro to the Vatikan or Central station (3-4 stops). Rooms are small but have a nice big bathroom. the staff is good and speaks english pretty good. The best are all the nice! shopps and restaurants. only 10 minutes walk away. Remember to bring your Nike Air shoes. you'll walk a lot in Rome!!! With all the many things to see, make sure to check out Tastevere on the other side of the Tiber river for an aimless stroll. And don't forget to eat at Alfredo's (also 10 minutes walk from Hotel Forte)- the emperor of the fettuccini. :-)

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic place to stay right in the heart of Rome. Breakfast pretty basic and rooms not huge but this did not matter as the location was so good. Staff very friendly and helpful.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The place was exactly as represented on the website. The location was excellent as we walked, although a lot, through the entire old part of the city including the colloso areas, Vatican City. Easy access to the Metro, literally a half block. The Spanish steps were an excellent landmark for a bench mark for your walks. Couldn't ask for much more than just a bit more time, to be there. Grazie, Forte. Will use you again upon our return. The Wagners.

6.6 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good hotel in the centre of Rome, friendly staff and good value. But the decor didn't not look modern like the pictures on the internet. That said, it was still a great little hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Our stay at at the Hotel Forte was excellent, it could not be faulted, staff were lovely, the location to the Spanish Steps was excellent. The breakfast was lovely chocolate and lemon pastries, boiled eggs, ham and cheese, cereals and yoghurt, delicious tea and coffee. The room was quite spacious and very quiet, we faced onto a courtyard at the back of the hotel. It was a cute quaint building with a wrought iron spiral staircase and elevator. The Hotel made our trip to Rome extra special I just wish we could have stayed longer. Will certainly stay again.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

It´s a very nice small hotel in the famous street of Via Margutta nearby the Spanish Steps. The employees at the hotel was so nice and helpful. The location was perfect to see the eternal city. We had a fantastic stay at hotel Forte during our X-mas holiday i Rome. We´ll be back :-)

6.6 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Excellent location and very helpful staff. Our room (French Bed) was very small but it was clean. Very small bathroom. Breakfast included in the price (but very basic). Good relation price/quality, anyway. The best: the location.

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in the apartment which would be a great option for a family as there were 2 single beds and a double. The apartment felt like we had our own apartment in Rome as it was separate from the hotel itself. The hotel (and the apartment) could not have a better location for seeing the sights of Rome.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Everything's perfect but the room was a bit noisy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

First stay at Hotel Forte for a group of four, 60-something college friends travelling to recapture the excitement of trips to Rome 40 years earlier. Staff was very helpful. One of our group travels to Rome frequently and compares Hotel Forte favorably to other much more expensive hotels where she has tayed on previous trips.

7.0 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

I had a very enjoyable stay at The Hotel Forte. The size of the room was my only concern. It was clean and comfortable but for the price I found it a bit small and this particular room had no view in fact I was reluctant to keep my window open during the night since it opened out onto a catwalk shared by other rooms. This aside it was a great place to be, very convenient and the staff were extremely kind, cheerful and very helpful. Great breakfasts. I looked into other rooms on my way out and there were others that were larger and better located. I would recommend this hotel to others just not that particular small room.

0.8
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Booked an apartment via Venere site at the Hotel Forte. As we were a family of 4 persons, we wanted an sizeable apartment, seperate bedrooms, good facilites comparable to a 3 star hotel. Web pages looked impressive, quality looked assuered. How wrong we were !! It was a 1 room with 1 bed and two ''put-up'' beds, garden furniture as chairs, no room to move around, poorly lit,not enough hot water, and when not being used by mis-guided travellers it was used by the hotel staff (for 1 person).We arrived at 10pm in the evening by 8 o'clock the next morning we had moved out, although we had booked for longer. We would never recommend this apartment to anyone at the price charged or quality offered.1 star would be too generous. The Hotel may be fine, aviod the apartment at all costs!

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Forte Hotel was great. BUT my reservation at HOTEL MINNELLI in Venice was a nightmare. VNEERE did not inform me that the property was no longer available and we showed up at the hotel and was told that it is a private B&B since August 1st. Why wasn't I notified so I could have made othe accomodations. I was not happy about this

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Eccellente prima colazione!

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

Hotel is located on a street with a village atmosphere very close to high end shopping, good restaurants and tourist attractions such as the Spanish Steps.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Loved the area that the hotel was in. Our biggest complaint was the noise. We were in a room, right accross from the breakfast room and right behind the front desk, so it could be noisy and also they were doing some work on the hotel, waking us up one morning. Also, the 'shower' wasn't mounted to the wall, it was hand held only

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Great hotel in an excellent location. The front desk staff were helpful and pleasant, especially Emanuele. Breakfast was also very good and the breakfast room was cheerful. I would definitely stay there again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

Very nice hotel. Pefect location for walking, Nice surroudings.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is set in the perfect position for visiting the main sites of rome , the staff where excellent and very helpful.

1.2
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Forte is the worst hotel I stayed in during my recent trip to Italy at the end of August. The rooms and service were absolutely horrible! For the price, it certainly is not worth it. The bathrooms are very tiny, and the service is really bad. Except for one woman at the front desk, both of the men we encountered working during our 4 day stay there were less than helpful. In addition, the walls are paper thin, and we could hear conversations in the other rooms. The only good thing about the Forte is the location, but other than that, it really isn't worth it.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great locatiion on quiet and quaint Via Margutta, close to Spanish Steps. The staff was very helpful. My mother, daughter and I had a wonderful stay and would definitely return to this hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Nice small hotel on a quite street. Close to the metro.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

A pleasant hotel with welcoming and helpful staff. The hotel is well situated for visitng the Spansih Steps, and within easy walking distance of Spagna Underground station. Breakfast offered a good selection, and the TV had satellite channels including CNN.

7.7 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Excellent hotel - we loved the Via Margutta - quiet, beautiful street, near the Spanish Steps (which are totally noisy and full of men hawking horrible plastic noisemakers). HIghly recommended although we did get bit by mosquitos every time we walked in the room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel - quiet and very convenient location. Very good value for money.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Forte! The rooms were adequate and the location was great. We were very close to the Spanish Steps and by the end of our stay we were familiar enough with the area that we took the nearby subway to the train station instead of paying the money for a taxi. The staff was very friendly and helpful with information and directions. The breakfast was nice as well. I would definately stay there again!

7.7 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Overall good and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was excellent. I was a little disappointed with the standard of the room and bathroom but then we were in central Rome and the price was relativly reasonable. Top tip: Don't be lazy, learn some basic Italian before you travel...it goes miles.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

We were very pleased with our stay at the Hotel Forte. The rooms were very clean; staff were welcoming and accommodating, both before and during our visit. The breakfast buffet was very good, offering plenty of choice. The room, while very comfortable, was on the small side. The area was very central, but nonetheless very quiet, on a very picturesque side street. The location was perfect for exploring Rome on foot; 5 minutes to the Spanish Steps and a 30 minutes walk (maximum) to the Vatican Museums, to the Colesseum and to Piazza Navona and beyond. We also took advantage of their limo service from the airport to the hotel which was convenient.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Great location. Room was small but clean. Room was very dark. Room featured on website was larger and brighter. Overall good hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This hotel is located on Via Margutta just a short walk to the Spanish steps, metro and other sites. We found it to be a perfect location at a superb value.

3.9
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

we requested a room to sleep 4ppl, and the hotel booked us in an apartment that was 2 blocks from the hotel...ok, no problem. BUT, when we checked in, we were given a map to get to the apartment, a ring with 6 keys, and 3 of them had to be used to get into different parts of the building housing the apartment, and no one escorted us to make sure we could find it and get in. when we finally found the building, there was no lift, so we had to drag our large bags up 3 flights of stairs and struggle with the keys to figure out the doors. when we got in we had a phone that didn't connect us to the hotel (we found out later it was to let people into the building) and it took us an hour to figure out how to turn the air conditioner on. the next day, after a LONG journey around rome, we got back and there had been no housekeeping services done to the room and no fresh towels. when we walked the three blocks to the actual hotel, they told us that housekeeping in the apartment was every other day. when we returned the next day to the same thing, and walked the three blocks to question the hotel...we were told that housekeeping services were only after we checked out, and we were given additional towels. the only thing that was mentioned whan i made the reservation was that the apartment was a few blocks from the hotel. they never disclosed that there was no lift, no housekeeping etc...and we were very unhappy with the responsiveness to our frustrations. we were staying there for 4 nights and in the end, they reduced our rate by 80 euros total, not even one full nights stay. i work for the intercontinental hotel chain, and have been in the hotel business for 15 years, and this is a hotel i would not recommend to my worst customer.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We traveled as two mature adults with our college age daughters. The first night we were in two rooms. They were very small but clean, great air conditioning and a perfect location. The next two nights we moved to the annex apartment that slept four. It was very basic but a good deal considering the very fashionable, upscale shopping and restaurnts. There was no lift to the third floor of our annex room so carrying the luggage with no help from the staff was a challenge. The staff seemed unfamiliar with the annex so getting the air conditioning to work and the tv meanst several calls since there was no one availble to assist us in our move. There was a good cost savings so it was worth it. We ate breakfast in the main hotel daily which was good. The staff was very helpful with direction but not so helpful with getting set up in the annex.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

The location is superb, very central and yet very quiet. We had a spacious room over two floors. If we go to Rome again, we would definitely stay at this hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I was more than pleased with the Hotel Forte. It was excellent in every respect. The double room was one of the largest I've seen in Rome and the single was comfortable as well. I would definitely stay there again.

6.9 Fair
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The location was excellant and the staff very helpful. The room was, to say the least, small with very little room to walk or move on one side of the bed. Writing desk and bed actually met at the end of the bed so you had to climb over the end of the bed!! The room was very dark as it was not possible to open the window shutters fully. We had to have a light on al the time. Only space to layout one suitecase and very limited storage space. The continental breakfast was good though there were a limited number of tables at which to sit. This made for a rushed meal! Despite all this the stay was good and would return to the Hotel, but in a bigger room.

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Forte, offering 20 guest rooms with climate control and air conditioning. In-room kitchens equipped with refrigerators allow you to save on dining expenses while you travel.

Satellite TV channels and pay movies provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Spanish Steps - Trevi Fountain visit. Rooms also include minibars and soundproofing.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Direct dial phone
  • Kitchen
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Forte

San Giacomo Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza di Spagna - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Pincio Terrace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza Trinita dei Monti - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Caffe Greco - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza del Popolo - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Spanish Steps - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Keats-Shelley House - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Trinita dei Monti Church - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Altar of Peace - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Augustus' Mausoleum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria del Popolo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Borghese Palace - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museo Carlo Bilotti - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Villa Borghese - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel Forte are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 15.2 km / 9.5 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 22.7 km / 14.1 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel Forte 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 Forte

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service