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Isa Design Hotel - Rome

4 star Hotel Rome

Via Cicerone 39 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 134 .51
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The recently-restored Isa Design Hotel offers a well-decorated building with cozy ambience set between the Vatican and the Spanish steps. Castel Sant'Angelo and many other historical monuments can be reached on foot, and the Lepanto metro station is nearby.This hotel features an elegant yet intimate atmosphere, friendly and attentive personnel, and La Terrazza Di Isa, a buffet restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner. 
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 130 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Facilities at Isa Design Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Snack bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

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.
  • Children 1 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

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.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50-60 per vehicle (one way)
  • 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 6 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 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.

Isa Design Hotel is also known as

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Isa Hotel Rome

9.0

Clean

8.7

Location

8.1

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

8.7

Service

Isa Design Hotel reviews

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

The room was a bit dark, and not quite as good as the rooms we have had at earlier occasions at ISA - despite similar prices! But overall, splendid!

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

Excellent location, friendly staff, great breakfast. Only negative points: Wi-fi didn't work too well in the room and there was a smell of cigarette smoke wafting up from the courtyard.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Colombia

the hotel is in very good location near piazza san pietro, piazza novona, etc. Many bus lines. Rooms are clean and confortables. the staff es very frendly and help a lot. I recommend it. ah! wanderful breakfast!

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

My fiancee and I had a great stay. The double room and the executive room where very spacious. The staff very helpful, we even got early check in. The location is perfect, we walk everywhere and also there are buses (even to airport) and a subway station 400 m away. Is very close to Piazza Navonna and Vatican City. For dinner go to Hosteria di Memmo. The only problem the room service in the mornings is a bit noisy. And in winter the roof top is a bit chilly, but none of that will tarnish the great time we had. Definitely will come back... Thanks

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Very well located: close to Vatican and Piazza Navone areas. Can reach every place by walking. Very easy to reach from airport: first stop of the Airport shuttle and 2 minutes walking. Very nice brakfast at the terrace with beautiful sights.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very nice small hotel we highly recommend for staying in Rome during visiting.

7.2 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel is in the Praiti area of Rome close to the Vatican. Most of the main attractions, piazzas, Spanish Steps, fountains, etc are located across the Tiber River. You can access these by walking across one of the many bridges. It is a trek however if you are looking to just run out for a quick bite. The more upscale restaurants and shopping are near the Spanish Steps as are the pricey hotels. The restaurants in the Praiti area are more family oriented. Not the best but lots of food or pizza. My husband and I stayed in the hotel twice within a week. We stayed for 2 nights, went to Venice and then returned for 3 nights. The first room we had, 512 was definitely better. It was larger and quieter. It was in the back and had a tiny balcony off the bathroom. When we returned I requested the same room but it was not available. We ended up in 503 which is directly under the restaurant. Avoid that room unless you don't plan on sleeping. Every morning a 6am we could hear them setting up for breakfast and scrapping the chairs across our heads. Saturday night there was a party in the restaurant with loud music until 1am. As far as the food is concerned. Breakfast was good. They had an omelet station, fresh fruit, cereal and breads. You could even get fresh squeezed OJ. We made mistake of going to the restaurant for dinner one night. The buffet of antipasto was awful. The seafood taste like it was just cooked in seawater. The steamed mussels they bought out were very salty. The pasta course was just OK. The steaks we had were also just OK. I truly did not feel I got my 30 Euro worth. The hotel is attractive and clean for the most part. We stayed here because our son was studying abroad and his apartment was two blocks away.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

This was my second stay at Hotel Isa, but not my last! Nice hotel, excellent service and perfect surroundings. I enjoyed the stay!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was excellent and very helpful with directions and arranging a shuttle to the airport. We liked the location, close to Vatican City and the Pantheon. The breakfast on the roof top was excellent.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Breakfast on the roof terrace is wonderful, but be prepared to wait for your (very)small coffee - I am used to a Costa sized latte. Check in was supposed to be available from noon, but we (and the couple who arrived just after us) were told 2pm and there was nowhere secure to leave the luggage. The photos imply there is more internal public space than there is. However the location is great and the view from the terrace is unforgetable. I would stay there again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Saudi Arabia

nice hotel

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

TI wish the wifi was easier to use. I had to get the temporary username and password that lasted only 4 hours from the front desk. It was a bit of a hassle to go down to the front desk each time I needed another wifi password.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

An excellent hotel to discover Rome on foot. See St Peter's at Breakfast, from the rooftop restaurant and walk to all major sites.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

After my third stay in rome and second stay in the Hotel Isa i feel that it is one of the nicest places i have ver stayed, well worth the money and a nice friendly atmosphere!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

We chose the hotel for its location which proved to be very convenient. All the sights are very easy to reach from there. We also loved the roof terrace and the breakfast was excellent.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We weren't there long enough to visit Rome. However, the dinner buffet was delicious and great value. The breakfast was stale and tired. I would think young, sophisticated people would like the small but well decorated rooms.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We were two adults and two teenaged children, stayed in 504 and 500 - 504 was a corner room with two sets of windows and small porches, great cross ventilation, but a bit noisy, large room, kids loved it. 500 was smaller, on interior courtyard, one small balcony. Best thing was the roof top restaurant for breakfast and dinners. Great cook, delicious dinners with grilled sea bass and a buffet of delicious fresh vegetables, view out to the dome of St. Peter's - altogether a wonderful spot. Good location for walking and public transportation. Very friendly and competent staff. We loved it and will use it again when we are next in Rome.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

WE THINK THAT HOTEL ISA IS THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY THAT WE FOUND IN ITALY. IT IS NOT OVERBEARING WITH GRAND PRETENSE. IT IS QUIETLY ELEGANT AND THE ESSENCE OF ITALIAN TASTE. SURPRISINGLY MODERN INSIDE, THE ROOM HAD UNBELIEVABLE STORAGE FOR SUITCASES AS WELL AS A WET BAR AND BEAUTIFUL MODERN APPOINTMENTS IN EVERY RESPECT INCLUDING THE BATHROOM. WE LOVED THE SIMPLE WAY THE RESTAURANT WAS OPERATED AND ENJOYED HAVING EVENING MEALS THERE ON THE TERRACE.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Room was great, breakfast was fabulous. Front Desk booked us a tour that was awful and did not do anything to compensate. Tour Guide was terrible and we had to line up at Colessium for an hour because they did not have appropriate papers on hand. I had been to Rome before and had done this tour with a competent tour group and it was great. I was disappointed in how the hotel handled a booking that they recommended and we paid in cash for at the hotel. The assistant at the Front Desk at the day of our departure was not willing to go out of his way to acomodate guests either. Other than that the hotel of itself and the restaurant were great.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

stayed at hotel Isa for four nights in early may w/ family. Had three rooms which were very clean with nice bathrooms. Great hotel,great location,great breakfast buffet on top floor terrace. Friendly staff,would stay here again!

0.6
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Troppo caro e non certo all'altezza di un 4 stelle

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Everything was more than fine. Specially the breakfast!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

everything was as promised. What a beautiful property.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The hotel is situated in a quiet area of Rome close to all the sights. The rooms are quiet,spacious and clean. The breakfast area on the roof provides beautiful vistas over the Vatican and the skyline of Rome. The staff were friendly and helpful. A very pleasant stay.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Hotel Isa is situatet in good place!!You can reach all important places by walking.The staff is very friendly and the breakfast was great! We also liked the special offer in the evening, food and price were exellent!Our room was new rebuilt in high quality, a little bit small but enough for some days!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Quality hotel, great location, walking distance to St Peters, Piazza Navona and many top sights. Front desk daytime service very professional, slightly less so evenings. Breakfast great, but in early May no lunch or dinner service. Could be more generous with bathroom towels and amenities, but willing when asked(double room for single use). Hotel has much potential and opportunities for development and the design is clever and refreshingly modern amid the marble history.

7.8 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Great location, and staff were very helpful with directions and recommendation for dining. Elevator small, and up a few steps from lobby - made handling luggage a challenge. Room (larger one) spacious, with nice bathroom, and small balcony (no view, though). Room needed a new coat of paint, but clean. Breakfast fine, but quite chilly at 07:30 am on the rooftop.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Great location, good quality, and the breakfast on the rooftop veranda is absolutely fabulous. We are going to recommend it to our friends.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We had a wonderful time but were given the smallest double room in the hotel whilst my daughter had a huge twin to herself! We did manage to get a larger room after the first 2 nights. The staff were charming and very helpful and the breakfasts up on the roof terrace were wonderful.I would definitely go there again. Very good bathrooms.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Great location, great hotel, friendly staff, and great value.

7.0 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We have been to hotel twice,location is good and rooms are nice though our room this time was small for 2 people. Staff are pleasant and breakfast is excellent. My only complaint is that our bathroom was freezing cold (in February). Bathrooms need proper heating, curtains at windows (our bathroom had large window) and mats on floor.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

Hotel outside is a bit grim and dated, the lobby area is small and there is no bar or storage room for the bags so they all just lay there if you need to leave them between check out and your flight. The rooms however were an exquisite surprise, beautifully designed and fitted (with the exception of the bathroom-taps in the shower almost impossible to figure out by two otherwise smart and well-travelled individuals, and faucet on sink too high up so when you wanted to wash your hands you were rather provided with a shower). The location is superb, 3 minutes walk away from the Vatican and St. Peter's, the breakfast was a feast and the breakfast terrace with full views of St. Peter an unexpected bonus. If you want a well priced nicely designed, clean and well appointed hotel in Rome, with a very un-italian breakfast, then use Isa.

7.6 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Nice Hotel, the room was quite small but with a little balcony. The breakfast was very good, with great food and a great view. Hotel is good located, from walking distance of the Vatican and Piazza Navona.

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The hotel clearly looks recently renovated in a good styled quality.The size of the room is medium, although some (Americans) can value it as too small. Internet access is possible only at ground floor. Public parking is dramatically difficult, unless one is extremely lucky (and parking tickets are requested). Garages in the surroundings are reported to ask some 25/30 euros per night! Excellent sight from the breakfast room.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Long weekend visit including New Year's Eve 2007, with my wife, sister-in-law & her husband. Great location for the sites, we walked to them all (poor feet!). Very friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast. Plenty of local restaurants, though the mixture of hot food and cold plates was not to our taste. Beware the taxi cost from Ciampino - wish we had booked a transfer with the hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Great stay!! Recommend the exclusive rooms, they are several times the size of he standard room and well worth it. We stayed for New Year's eve and stayed on a few days, the staff were great, the breakfast was very good and the location only a slight way out of the way. Overall a beautiful find, thank you Venere. One note, the free wifi on the room is a very weak link. If staying in touch is important, you will not be able to rely on the wifi.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We have visited the Hotel Isa several times and always found it to be an excellent stay - convenient to all sights, very good breakfast with lovely views, very friendly and helpful staff, courteous and efficient.

7.3 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was our first stay at Hotel Isa. Our first impression was of the elegant marble lobby and modern, upscale decor. Unfortunately, our room was not ready at our check-in time of 12:00, (We arrived at 12:30-1:00 PM) and we were told the room would be ready in 10 minutes. 20 minutes later, we ask again how long it will be, and we get the same response: 10 minutes. About an hour later we finally checked into our room. They have an interesting energy efficient light system that we needed instruction on right off the bat, but other than that the room was adequate in space, the bed was comfortable, and it was decorated in an eccletic, unusual style that did not blend with the modern elegance of the lobby. We had two disconcerting recommendations by the hotel staff on both a restaurant and with arranging our shuttle service to the airport. The restaurant (A small seafood place around the corner from the hotel with a wax figure in a wheelchair out front, I kid you not!) had very good food and service, but charged tourist prices for everything not listed on the menu. The shuttle they arranged was actually a man driving a rundown, older model car who supposedly agreed to a total price of 47.00 euros to take us to the airport. He was unsatisfied with that after we paid him the agreed upon amount. So I would say in our experience, the Hotel staff let us down a bit for the price we paid for this hotel. On a good note, the generous full breakfast (sausage, eggs, pastries, meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, etc.) is served in a lovely room on top of the hotel with a magnificent view of the Duomo of the Vatican. That in itself makes the stay almost worth the price. If the customer service had been better I would stay there again.

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

We had a large, really nice room with window to the backyard, and it was very quiet! The breakfastroom was fantastick and so was the breakfast. Easy to walk in all directions from the hotel. We will certainly come back to this hotel!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Very nice hotel , all was ok , breakfast top , with nice employees .

6.5 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Ok, this is a nice hotel, but you have to be v careful - the basic rooms are tiny although nicely decorated and v clean. If you want some space you have to go for the delux rooms. They dont have bar or restaurant,but there are plenty in the area. The lift is poor & slow, but the highlight has to be the breakfasts - there is a gr8 view from the roof top restaurant over Rome & Vaticani and food selection is good - they will make you a fresh capuccino while u wait! Enjoy!

5.3 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

nice enought hotel but staff very very unfriendly and spoke no english. not much to do in the area, staff in Radisson SAS much nicer when we stayed there the year before

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Quality and variety of breakfast outstanding. Breakfast staff extremely helpful especially Willi. Superb vies from breakfast terrace. Hotel very clean and in process of refurbishment (this did not inconvenience us)- for this reason photos on website now need to be updated. Stefano extremely helpful and efficient. Ideal location. Would certainly stay at Hotel Isa again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

Hotel Isa exeeded our standard.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excelente ubicacion. Extraordinario servicio y atencion del personal. Precio algo elevado, pero valió la pena la estadía.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Excellent value for your money - each floor is a different design lending itself to a boutique feel. Roof top terrace is beautiful - wonderful breakfast. Staff is welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Great location - near St.Peter's; and subway. Good restaurants nearby; we will return on our next trip to Rome.

7.1 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The hotel has lovely decor although renovations are not finished (could smell paint, etc.) The room was very small but nice and clean (not room in pictures). The staff was very friendly and helpful with directions, food recommendations, etc. As stated by others, the terrace breakfast was great and has a beautiful view. Just a short 10 minute walk to the Vatican and subway. Overall, the Isa is a nice hotel but a little over-priced.

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

The room was in a quiet location and had a nice colorful balcony.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good hotel in nice location. Does not have a restaurant or bar but these can be found quite close. Breakfast at the hotel is marvellous - good choice of food and wonderful views from the roof terrace.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

We found the location in the city to be very convenient and central (between the Vatican and the sites across the river). The staff were very friendly. In the morning of our stay, my sister in law, who stayed at a different hotel, came to find us; we were out taking a walk so the hotel staff took her to the rooftop terrance and provided her with a free breakfast while she waited. All around, a great stay.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

Quiet area, not too far from center. Breakfast is wonderfull, quantity, quality and variety. Cleaness in the rooms quite good. Don't expect a luxury hotel, but quite nice.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The Isa proved to be an excellent hotel, that my wife and I recommend with great pleasre. The room are not large, but excellently appointed, with a high standard of bespoke fittings. The bathroom also, was fairly small, but again, a lot of thought had been taken with the design, and it lacked nothing: the standard of finish was excellent - the Italians are masters at working in marble. But the highlight had to be the dining room. It is on the roof terrace, with views of the Vatican and Castel St Angelo, and is graciously appointed, like a rather sumptious marquee at a 'society' wedding, complete with flowers and plants that added to the ambience. And the choice and quality of the food was amazing - wine and chocolate gateaux for breakfast?!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel Isa was a impressive establishment. Each floor has a custom theme (modern, classic, etc). My room was very impressive with a large projection TV, jet bath tub, multi head shower, etc. The location was fabulous, and the staff was helpful. I would definitely recommend the facility to others. Only negative- my fancy TV had issues- I could not change the volume (It was constant) and their skynet satellite channels were lacking (they have a very basic and virtually useless array of channels). This is the only negative- dont watch TV much, especially in Rome, so I consider it minor.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Location is good close to city centre and transport. Rooms are clean and comfortable, staff very friendly and helpful. The best points about the hotel are the roof terrace where you can sit and enjoy wonderful views of the city and the excellent buffet breakfast.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Hotel well located for Vatican visits. Breakfast room on roof terrace excellent with wonderful views of city especially Vatian dome. Renovation still going on in lobby area, but was not obtrusive, and once done will make area very nice. Was on 5th floor with lovely small balcony accessed by double doors, but for most part traffic noise kept doors shut... but then was in center of Rome! Room was quite large by Rome standards; bathroom also good size with good tub/shower. Air conditioning could have worked alittle better, probably due to high ceilings. Several typical Italian street cafe/restaurant very close serving good food. Vatican was nice 10 minute walk. I am travel agent who can sell this hotel to individuals or groups with no problem. Staff very helpful and hospitable.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very clean,welcoming and comfortable.Breakfast was excellent with nice views to St. Peter`s.A very convenient base for exploring with the Vatican close by and ten to fifeen minute walk to the main shopping areas.Also the "Grotta Azzurra" restaurant is just over the road which is excellent.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

Ich war schon drei mal in Rom. Von diesem Hotel kann man die Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt sehr gut zu Fuß erreichen. Die Zimmer und das Bad sind sehr groß. Das Frühstück auf der Dachterasse mit Blick zum Dom ein unvergeßliches Erlebnis.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Overall experience was excellent. The breakfast buffet included with our reservation was excellent and definitely compensates the type of room we received. The pictures posted regarding rooms were a little bit deceiving for the two twin beds as requested, but as mentioned before, the full breakfast buffet offsets the very small two twin beds room space received by my mom and I. The bedspreads were outdated, but the current ongoing remodelling and renovations show great potential. I was impressed with the bathroom size we received in our room. It was one half the size of the bedroom space we got and it was very clean and all the bathroom amenities needed were there (even a weighing scale). The view of the the St. Peter's Cathedral dome from the breakfast veranda on the sixth floor was spectacular. All the staff members were very helpful and friendly. Banks, public transportation, and places to eat and see were in very good walking distances. We will definitely stay in this hotel again if ever we get a chance to go back and visit Rome. I am looking forward to seeing the "finished product" after all the remodelling and renovations are done at the hotel because just by the looks of the updated hotel lobby bathrooms, I will consider it as a four-star hotel and not the three star rating it currently gets.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Very nice breakfast on the terrace with great service. Public areas are not complete. There is only one elevator so plan on a few more minutes for using the elevator.

4.8 Ordinary
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Photographs of the rooms are VERY misleading. The rooms' carpeting was shabby.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

In Italy, breakfast is provided as part of the room - this hotel had the best breakfast.

7.1 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Hotel Isa is well located and in easy proximity to various sites, including the Vatican, the Piazza del Popolo, the Piazza Navona, the Piazza di Spagna and others. The neighborhood is relatively quiet, with good restaurants. My biggest problem with the hotel is that they misplaced our passports and made no offer to reduce our bill by the amounts we had to pay to replace the passports. We returned to Hotel Isa (after spending some time in Florence) to spend our last night in Rome before returning home. The hotel had our "lost" passports, which they returned to us, indicating that they had given them to other guests in the hotel by mistake. Their only compensation for the trouble was a "Mi dispiace." Other than this situation, I would recommend the hotel. Although i speak some Italian, they spoke English. I would definitely stay in the hotel again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This hotel was an amazing find!! We had a wonderful time. It has a perfect location. You can walk almost everywhere in Rome from the hotel. The service was excellent and the breakfast in the morning was perfect. We plan on staying there again if we're ever able to go back to Rome...and we're recommending it to all our friends.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The hotel was very comfortable and friendly. Breakfast was good, some days were better than others for selection of fruit and quality of eggs. The 5th floor rooms were vulnerable to the moving/scraping chairs of the earlybird breakfasters (on the 6th floor). There is still some construction going on in the hotel so some members of our party on the 3rd floor were slightly bothered by that noise. Overall it was a great choice, easy walk to the Vatican but also walkable to the Spanish Steps.

7.7 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Garbage trucks every night for long periods. Windows were open because AC was turned off and it was warm in room.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

We stayed at the hotel twice. The first time we were in a wonderful newly renovated room with twin balconies. The second time we were in a more cramped (but manageable) room that had not been re-done. Breakfast is very good, and the view of the Vatican from the terrace was spectacular! Good service from the front desk and good location for seeing the Vatican area. We would definately stay there again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Australia

Hard to compare price/quality as this is the only hotel we've stayed at in Rome, but, it was infinitely better than the 3* hotel we stayed at in Florence!! Would be good if site indicated how to access the hotel via public transport, otherwise, was happy with the site and the hotel and would recommend both. Thanks.

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

The Hotel Isa was clean, quiet hotel with an outstanding gazebo-covered roof-top buffet breakfast included. THe fresh-squeezed orange juice, meats, cheeses, cereals, fruit, breads, cakes, etc. were outstanding, and you could see the top of St. Peter's from the roof. The staff was very nice at all times. They did not have any record of our registration thru Venere.com, but were able to give us a nice large room with 2 double beds that was very comfortable (except the AC never gets as cold as Americans like it). The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was fine with a stand-up shower. I would highly recommend this hotel and found it to be a very good value.

5.8 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Brazil

Good people, good place, but could be a bit less in Euro. thanks for asking

7.5 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We found this excellent value within walking distance of all sights. Particularly liked the breakfast terrace and breakfast menu.

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

Great hotel - good value. Location is wonderful.

4.1 Ordinary
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Sweden

Did not get double room single use first night but a very very poor room and no reduction of price. The other three rooms were very hot no aircondition working and with windows open and enormously traffic noice. Not at all what I expected.Breakfast room too small have to wait for half an hour.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Venezuela

In general, we found the hotel very good. Very well located, very good and clean installations except area close to the reception which had remodeling work in progress. Breakfast compares with similar hotels we stayed in Europe was poor with dificulties to get coffe or juice. Service at the front desk was always good.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Our room lacked warmth/comfort and wasn't exactly user friendly. The air conditioning didn't work. The staff was excellent and very helpfull.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

Though the entrance was not so good, the room was very good. Fully equipped, silent and spacious. Employees were kind and friendly. The negative points were its surroundings (there was few restaurant) and smallness of the breakfast place.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

6.4 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Germany

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

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

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6.4 Fair
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Venezuela

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

7.3 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Isa Design Hotel, offering 53 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Vatican - Prati area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers. Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathrobes and slippers. 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
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Isa Design Hotel

By car
The hotel is easily reachable from the Grande Raccordo Anulare which is connected to all the main highways. Exit at Aurelia or Flaminia and follow directions towards Roma Centro-Città del Vaticano. Follow indications to piazza Cavour and once in piazza Cavour, turn right into via Cicerone.

By train
From Termini railway station, take bus 70 and get off at piazza Cavour.

By airplane
From Fiumicino airport, take the express train to Termini central station and continue by bus, following the directions above.
From Ciampino airport, take the bus to the Anagnina stop, continue by underground to Termini and proceed by bus, from the station, as stated above. It is also possible to get off at the Lepanto stop, take bus number 913 or 70 and get off at the stop before via Cavour on via Cicerone.

Distances from Isa Design Hotel

Chiesa Valdese - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo di Giustizia - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Castel Sant'Angelo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Altar of Peace - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Ponte Sant'Angelo - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Augustus' Mausoleum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museo Napoleonico - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museo Mario Praz - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Auditorium Conciliazione - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Borghese Palace - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza del Popolo - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Palazzo Altemps - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
San Giacomo Church - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Santa Maria della Pace - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Cloister of Bramante - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The closest major airports to Isa Design Hotel are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 15.6 km / 9.7 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 21.9 km / 13.6 mi

The preferred airport for Isa Design Hotel 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Isa Design Hotel

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