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Given the number of former Palazzo’s and historical buildings in Rome, they lend themselves beautifully to smaller, more intimate hotels. They may not have the choice of facilities as some of the larger hotels but what they offer in intimacy, style and independence is second to none. We take a look at some of our favourites, all available to book on our website. 

4* Kolbe Hotel Rome 

A former 15th-century convent close to Circus Maximus and the Forum district. A blend of the old and new combines to offer guests a luxurious stay. The hotel’s garden offers a charming escape from the city with breakfast, lunch or dinner can be taken. 

4* The Hoxton Rome

Famous worldwide, the Hoxton now has a Rome branch, in the Paroli district and retains its stylish hotel status with its quirky named room types. Facilities include a coffee bar, takeaway counter, restaurant and an outdoor terrace.  

5* Hotel Palazzo Manfredi 

With just 20 rooms, this former 17th-century residence is located on the Colosseum’s doorstep. It offers luxury and hospitality in droves with a stunning rooftop bar and restaurant to enjoy the ambience and views.  

5* JK Place Roma 

An award-winning boutique hotel located just five minutes from the Spanish Steps with a penchant for attention to detail from the décor to the ambience. Other facilities include the JK Café, for relaxed dining and a bar. Rooms include a complimentary mini-bar. 

5* Portrait Suites 

The Portrait Suites pride themselves on discreet and personalised service and are award-winning to boot. Located close to the Spanish Steps, its décor is contemporary retro, with nods to complement the Ferragamo store below. The Suites feel sumptuous and there’s a rooftop bar to have a drink or take breakfast. 

4* Eitch Borromini Palazzo Pamphilj 

Located on the beautiful Piazza Navona, this exclusive hotel offers stylish accommodation in a former 17th-century Palace. The dining room sits alongside an art gallery with indoor and terrace seating and a rooftop bar.