Prime Hotel Principe Torlonia Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Parioli, Rome, Lazio

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Pros

  • Tranquil property surrounded by a garden and wealthy residences
  • Rooms are clean and modern with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
  • Rooms have good natural light
  • Bathrooms are modern with all white marble and sleek gray
  • Decent restaurant (with free breakfast) and lobby bar
  • Safe, clean neighborhood
  • Some rooms have large balconies or patios

Cons

  • TVs have awkward positions in rooms (either off-center or right at your feet)
  • Far from Rome's most famous sites and downtown; not ideal for sightseeing
  • Fee for self-parking
  • Fee for Wi-Fi usage in public spaces (free in rooms)

Bottom Line

The Prime Hotel Principe Torlonia provides a tranquil atmosphere in what can be an overwhelming city. That said, the tranquility means the hotel is located far from all of the popular tourist attractions -- though it's in a nice, safe, residential neighborhood with plenty of dining and shops nearby. The rooms have modern amenities such as iPod docks and flat-screen TVs, but they're short on space unless you're in a suite (in which balconies and patios are huge). The on-site dining is nice and there are some tables out in the garden so guests can take in the outdoors. This is a solid option for guests wanting a relaxed, comfy place to crash after a busy day of sightseeing.

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 Location

In posh Parioli, removed from the bustle of Rome's tourist hordes -- far from popular sights

The Prime Hotel Principe Torlonia is located in Parioli, one of Rome's safer, upscale neighborhoods. It's much quieter than Central Rome, which can be nice after a day of touring the busy city. But while it's walking distance to two large parks and plenty of restaurants, guests have to take a taxi or public transportation to central Rome to see any of the popular sights.

Parioli is one of Rome's wealthiest residential neighborhoods, located to the north of the bustling, tourist-crowded city center. It's an area that trades in packed tour buses and ancient ruins for small groups of well-heeled visitors to Rome and elegant residences. Sure, there's the drawback of being farther from Rome's monuments, but it also puts you closer to some of Rome's best dining and nightlife. Many people consider staying here during their second or third visits to Rome, after they've gotten the Colosseum tours out of their systems. Just be prepared to take plenty of taxis or stay in the area: Rome's public transportation system is notoriously inadequate.

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

 Bottom Line

The Prime Hotel Principe Torlonia provides a tranquil atmosphere in what can be an overwhelming city. That said, the tranquility means the hotel is located far from all of the popular tourist attractions -- though it's in a nice, safe, residential neighborhood with plenty of dining and shops nearby. The rooms have modern amenities such as iPod docks and flat-screen TVs, but they're short on space unless you're in a suite (in which balconies and patios are huge). The on-site dining is nice and there are some tables out in the garden so guests can take in the outdoors. This is a solid option for guests wanting a relaxed, comfy place to crash after a busy day of sightseeing.

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Address

  • Via Carlo Fea 5, Rome, Italy 00161

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Double Room
  • Family Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 27
Pool: N/A
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Parioli, Rome
Address: Via Carlo Fea 5, Rome, Italy 00161
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