The Palazzo Manfredi

municipio i, rome
20 bedroom - 20 bath
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Perks for the Parents

This opulent boutique hotel has one of the best locations in the city, and counts the Colosseum as a next door neighbor. Its luxurious rooms include family options, suites and apartments, and sleep 2-5 plus a baby. With its Michelin-starred Aroma restaurant and a family-style trattoria, plus a full breakfast buffet and room service, meals are easy. Set just across the street from a green space, the hotel can help arrange family stays with babysitters and more. Family suites have 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and include airport transfers and entry to the Roman Forum and Colosseum.

Why Kids Love it

The hotel has family suites (made from 2 connecting rooms) with 2 kingsize beds and optional rollout beds and cribs. All rooms can take an extra bed or crib. Childcare/babysitting services can be arranged. In-room TV includes Sky TV with international channels. The hotel’s concierge team is well prepared with tour partners to help families get the best of their stay. While there is not a garden or space to run/play in the hotel, there is a green space just across the street, and key sights from ancient Rome viewable through the window.

Things to Know

Rates listed are indicative only - to confirm rates and make a booking, please contact the hotel via the Contact Host button. Average rates are €600 per night. Cribs and rollaway beds are free for those under 4, €35 for aged 4-7 and €70 for age 7 and up. Courtyards and suites are available from January 2018. Only 3 of the rooms include a bathtub. Check In: from 2:00 pm Check Out: 12:00 pm. The Michelin-starred Aroma restaurant is best for parents only (book a babysitter). Rooms are quiet - the restaurants are on the top floor and the lobby is at the bottom, so no bedrooms are above a noisy room. The hotel has stairs, but not within the suites/rooms. Extra services include personal shopping, personal trainers, jogging routes, massage, pillow menu, luxury car rental and laundry. Rates include breakfast and twice daily housekeeping.

About the Location

The hotel is in the heart of Rome, with the Colosseum around 200m away. In ancient Rome, the area had 4 barracks, accommodation and a training school for gladiators just a few metres away. It is a very busy and popular part of town - ideally located for roaming ancient sights, but also fairly touristy. Parco del Celio is a 5-10 minute walk away and Villa Celimontana, a delightful and hidden public garden, is a 10-minute walk away. The Basilica of San Clemente is 5 minutes away, and older children will like exploring the hidden ancient rooms buried deep beneath it. Roma Termini train station is a 10-minute taxi ride away. Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport and Ciampino airport are both 30-45 minutes away by taxi. The hotel can arrange private transfers on request. Car rental not recommended: much of the city can be seen on foot from this location and there are plentiful taxis.

Accommodation Details

There are 12 rooms, 6 suites and 2 apartments at the hotel. Four of the rooms can be made up as a 2-bedroom family suite where 2 rooms next door to each other have interlocking doors and are bookable together, sleeping 4-5. Rooms are nicely appointed but on the small size for a family - Prestige and Master rooms can work for 3 with a rollout bed or crib but there is no separate sleeping area. Executive rooms have a little more room for a crib or rollout bed. All rooms have a Nespresso coffee machine, a Bose surround audio system (or Surround audio system Parrot by Philippe Starck in suites) and Sky TV, and include breakfast, WiFi, Acqua di Parma products and a bathrobe.

Prestige rooms measure 25sqm and have a kingsize bed and bathroom with shower. They sleep up to 3 from €350 per night.

Executive rooms measure 27sqm and have a kingsize bed and bathroom with shower. They sleep up to 3 from €400 per night.

Master rooms measure 25sqm and have a kingsize bed, bathroom with shower, and a view of the Colosseum. They sleep up to 3 from €450 per night.

Junior Suites measure 35 sqm and have a kingsize bed, bathroom with shower, and a view of the Colosseum from the room and the shower. They sleep up to 3 from €750 per night.

Family Suites measure 50sqm and are made from 2 adjoining rooms. They have 2 bedrooms, each with a kingsize bed, and 2 bathrooms with shower. Rooms include complimentary limousine service from the airport and free entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. They sleep up to 5 from €900 per night.

The Suite Colosseum measures 60sqm and includes a bedroom with kingsize bed, lounge area, Colosseum views, and bathroom with steam room, shower and chromotherapy, plus wellness area with mini gym and whirlpool bath. Rooms include complimentary limousine service from the airport and free entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. They sleep up to 3 from €1350 per night.

The Suite Ludus Magnus measures 50sqm and includes a bedroom with kingsize bed, lounge area, mini gym, Roman baths-inspired bathroom and views of the Colosseum. Rooms include complimentary limousine service from the airport and free entry to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. They sleep up to 3 from €1100 per night.

Apartments measuring 45-100 sqm have full amenities and services including cleaning, WiFi, breakfast and concierge. The smallest has a living room with kingsize sofa bed and separate bedroom; the largest has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Please consult with the hotel for more details (click Contact Host above).

Style Notes

Modern opulence. With a historical pedigree and some of the best views in the city, it’s hard not to get carried away with the romance of this hotel. Combining the best of modern luxury (not to mention the highly regarded restaurant at the top), this hotel has fine furnishings and finishes from marble and velvet to wood and fur. At the heart of what once was imperial Rome, this 17th century palace overlooks the Colosseum, the Forum, and the Domus Aurea and is built on the ruins of the Ludus Magnus, the gymnasium used by Roman gladiators. With art ranging from 16th century antique paintings to contemporary pieces, there is style in abundance.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 5
2 king
1 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Medium
Palazzo Manfredi R.
Member since November 13, 2017
Our origins are ancient, just look at our neighbours. In ancient Rome, just a few metres from where the superb Palazzo Manfredi boutique hotel now stands, were four barracks, accommodations and a training school for gladiators fighting in the Colosseum. In 1937, the remains of the largest gladiatorial school were discovered, the Ludus Magnus, located at the foot of our hotel. Twenty years later, an archaeological dig was started, finishing in 1961. The splendid building of the Palazzo Manfredi began life in the 17th century as the villa of the Evangelisti family, designed by architect Giovanni Battista Mola. It then passed to the Venerabile Confraternita della Ss Trinità dei Pellegrini e dei Convalescenti (Venerable Fraternity of the Holy Trinity of Pilgrims and Convalescents), as commemorated by the two stones on the façade. The villa was completely rebuilt in the 18th century, becoming the hunting lodge of the noble Guidi family and, from 1748, this area was known as “Giardino Guidi”. In 2002, the villa was purchased by Count Goffredo Manfredi, one of Italy’s most famous entrepreneurs and construction magnates and, thanks to him, Palazzo Manfredi, our superb luxury hotel, was born. In commemoration of the past, and of the distinction of the noble Manfredi family, you can still read today two Latin inscriptions on the turret, “Fortuna duce”, with fortune as guide, and “Virtute Comite”, with virtue as companion, quoting Cicerone’s famous maxim.

Municipio I, Rome

History, culture and cappuccino

Municipio I is the heart of Rome, encompassing everything from the green lawns of Villa Borghese to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. It stops at the doorstep of Vatican City and includes all of the city’s key historical sights, designer boutiques, gelateria and restaurants. Stay here and explore the ancient city on foot, with plentiful corner cafés for pastries and espresso when you need an extra energy boost.