Unpretentious and full of colour, the Hotel Carmel is a budget hotel in the trendy Trastevere neighbourhood. Rooms here are basic, but comfortable, offering the perfect place to rest after an evening spent sampling the best Roman nightlife. After all, the surrounding streets in this district are awash with enough atmospheric trattorias and watering holes to sate even the most diligent dancers, drinkers and diners. The hotel itself even has its own wine cellar.
As the new day dawns (or stretches into the afternoon, for the dedicated night owls), there are few places better suited to regaining your sightseeing legs after a night out than the leafy, sun-drenched garden terrace at the Hotel Carmel, coffee in hand. Just remember to don the shades, for your own sake. Once equilibrium has returned, a walk through the cobblestone streets of this charming medieval district will bring you to sites like the Orto Botanico (Rome’s botanic gardens), as well as countless palaces, piazzas and, of course, the Vatican.