A wonderfully located and authentic Rome hotel located in the heart of one its most typical quarters.
The Villa della Fonte is one of our favourite value for money hotels in Rome. Simple, no nonsense, spotlessly clean and really well located in a typical residential Trastevere quarter, it really does earn the title of "hidden gem". With its maze of cobble streets cars can’t drive down the road, so this is pure Roma without the drone of tourists and cars - one full of folklore, traditional restaurants and bars - yet it is still only a few metres away from the Piazza Santa Maria and within walking distance from some of Rome major attractions. (Having said that, of course, where ever you are in Rome you'll be near a major attracttion).
As for the Villa della Fonte itself, it started off life as a 17th century palace built on Roman ruins. It was fully refurbished a few years back, however, the upshot of which is that it does not lack any creature comforts.
The simple rooms are more than adequate, unless what guests are looking for is absolute luxury.
There are few public areas, but the terrace where breakfast is served, weather permitting, is delightful and some guests swear the coffee served here is the best in Italy!
In short, the Villa della Fonte very much retains the spirit of the locality and given its reasonable price and unpretentious charm makes it a Secretplace in every sense.
Credit cards (AMEX) accepted
Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) accepted
Non smoking rooms
Transport / Distances
City Centre: 0.1
Train Station: 0
A real gem
Date of stay 20/03/2015
My wife and I, along with our son, his partner, and our grandson, stayed in two rooms of this small hotel (just five rooms) for four nights in March. It was a delightful experience. The accommodation is first rate and the hotel is furbished in a very tasteful and personal style. Breakfast is very substantial and served in the lovely roof garden (I asked for and got a large jug of coffee with a separate jug of warm milk - quite difficult to get in many parts of Italy in my experience).
But above all, it is the friendliness of the staff at reception and in room/breakfast service that made our stay so successful. Indeed it is like staying in someone's house.
There are two delightful roof gardens. In the upper one, a real sun trap, we could view the fountain in the Piazza Santa Maria, a very special view. This hotel is just a few steps from Piazza Santa Maria in colourful Trastevere, and the piazza is one of the liveliest and most beautiful in Rome. If you appreciate, character, style, and friendliness, this is a real gem.
gerne wieder - auch für Freunde und Bekannte
Date of stay 20/02/2015
Das kleine Hotel liegt wie die Spinne im Netz in einer kleinen Gasse neben der wundervollen S.Maria in Trastevere. Das Hotel ist blitzsauber und gepflegt; das Personal ist sehr aufmerksam und zugewandt. Und das alles zu einem sehr angemessenen Preis. Alles ist zu Fuß zu erreichen, die touristischen highlights der Stadt und - abseits des touristischen Getümmels - die Restaurants in den kleinen Gassen, in denen man sich zwischen zumeist Italienern wohlfühlt.- Wir kommen gern wieder!
Tolles Hotel in Trastevere
Date of stay 23/10/2014
Tolles Hotel in Trastevere.
Super hilfreiche Angestellte und Chefin.