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  • Location near Termini Station is a bit far from major sights
  • Fees for Internet and parking
  • Traditional room decor is slightly outdated

Bottom Line

This 72-room hotel is located on a cobbled street in an out-of-the-way spot near Termini Station, overlooking Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. It's a mid-range option with some classic charm (such as marble tiles and chandeliers in the lobby), but also busy, tacky prints in Caffe Papa Sisto and some of the rooms. Room decor is traditional and homey, and modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, stocked minibars, and electric kettles. Marble bathrooms are clean and suites offer large Jacuzzi tubs. Perks here include the rooftop garden with great views of Rome, as well as a free daily breakfast buffet with espresso and cappuccino. However, there are pesky fees for Internet and parking.

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In central, historic Rome overlooking Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Map of Mecenate Palace Hotel

Mecenate Palace is located on a cobbled street near Termini Station, a bit far from most major sights. It is right next to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, a beautiful church first constructed in the fifth century (and majorly revamped in the 18th century), and within walking distance of Termini station.

Rome is known as the "Eternal City," and is full of ancient ruins, museums, cafes, shopping, and famous monuments. Some of the most popular attractions include St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum. Some of the best designer shopping can be found on Via Condotti, and excellent people watching and restaurants can be found around Piazza Navona and Campo dei Fiori.

  • 24-minute drive from Ciampino Airport
  • 1-minute walk to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
  • 1-to-5-minute walk to nearby restaurants and shops
  • 2-minute walk to Napoleone tram station
  • 2-minute walk to Farini tram station
  • 4-minute walk to the National Museum of Oriental Art
  • 8-minute walk to Termini station
  • 8-minute walk to Parco di Traiano
  • 8-minute walk to Museo Romano
  • 6-minute drive to Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Steps)
  • 6-minute walk to the Arch of Constantine
  • 6-minute drive to the Trevi Fountain
  • 8-minute drive to the Colosseum
  • 10-minute drive to Piazza Navona
  • 11-minute drive to the Villa Borghese and the Gelleria Borghese
  • 16-minute drive to Museo dell'Ara Pacis
  • 19-minute drive to the Sistine Chapel
  • 20-minute drive to St. Peter's Square in Vatican City

Rooms and Rates

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Key Features
Hotel Services
Dry Cleaning
Free Breakfast
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Room Service
Family Services
Babysitting Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Business Center
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Via Carlo Alberto 3, Rome, Lazio 00185, Italy
Phone 39 (064) 470-2024
Room Types
  • Deluxe Double
  • Executive Room
  • Standard Double
  • Suite
  • Suite Virgilio
  • Superior Double
  • Triple Room

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