Hotel Lord Byron Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Parioli, Rome, Lazio

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Pros

  • Big suites with bold colors and 1930s Art Deco style
  • Huge marble bathrooms, some with vintage soaking tubs
  • Elegant rooms have flat-screen TVs and minibars
  • High-tech touches include free Wi-Fi and electric shutters
  • Cozy bar and excellent restaurant, Sapori del Lord Byron
  • Peaceful, serene location in the residential area of Parioli

Cons

  • Far from tourist sights
  • TVs are small
  • Few amenities, especially for the price (no fitness center, business center, or spa)

Bottom Line

The Hotel Lord Byron is a charming 32-room hotel decorated in a 1930s Art Deco style, but it falls significantly short of its advertised 5-star status. Big, elegant rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, and huge marble bathrooms (some with vintage marble tubs), but they're not quite as luxurious as some may expect for the price. Still, Art Deco touches can be seen in the fun color schemes, mirrors, and art work on the walls. Some of the suites come with balconies and electric shutters to keep out the morning light. The hotel is also home to a cozy bar and a restaurant, Sapori del Lord Byron, that is known for its extensive wine list. Beyond that, features are few (no fitness center, business center, or spa), and the location is far from the tourist sights. It's worth comparing rates with the St. George Hotel, which offers better rooms, more amenities, and a central location.

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 Location

In the quiet, residential area of Parioli

Hotel Lord Byron is tucked away in the residential neighborhood of Parioli, next to the Villa Borghese Park. Parioli is one of Rome's wealthiest residential neighborhoods, located to the north of the bustling, tourist-crowded city center. It's far from the major sights; instead, visitors here will find elegant residences and some of Rome's best dining and nightlife.

Many people consider staying here during their second or third visits to Rome, after seeing the Colosseum and other main, central attractions. Be prepared to take plenty of taxis or stay in the area: Rome's public transportation system is notoriously inadequate.

  • 31-minute drive to Rome Ciampino International Airport
  • 54-minute drive to Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
  • 6-minute walk to the National Gallery of Modern Art
  • 9-minute drive to the Spanish Steps
  • 10-minute drive to the Pantheon
  • 10-minute drive to Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • 11-minute drive to the Trevi Fountain
  • 12-minute drive to the Baths of Diocletian
  • 12-minute drive to Palazzo Barberini
  • 12-minute drive to the Termini station
  • 13-minute drive to the Opera House
  • 14-minute drive to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • 16-minute drive to the ancient Roman Forum
  • 17-minute drive to the Colosseum

 Bottom Line

The Hotel Lord Byron is a charming 32-room hotel decorated in a 1930s Art Deco style, but it falls significantly short of its advertised 5-star status. Big, elegant rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, and huge marble bathrooms (some with vintage marble tubs), but they're not quite as luxurious as some may expect for the price. Still, Art Deco touches can be seen in the fun color schemes, mirrors, and art work on the walls. Some of the suites come with balconies and electric shutters to keep out the morning light. The hotel is also home to a cozy bar and a restaurant, Sapori del Lord Byron, that is known for its extensive wine list. Beyond that, features are few (no fitness center, business center, or spa), and the location is far from the tourist sights. It's worth comparing rates with the St. George Hotel, which offers better rooms, more amenities, and a central location.

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Address

  • Via Giuseppe de Notaris 5, Rome, Italy 00197

Room Types

  • Classic Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 32
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Parioli, Rome
Address: Via Giuseppe de Notaris 5, Rome, Italy 00197
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