Hotel de Monti
Found in Monti, one of Rome’s oldest residential districts, the Hotel de Monti is a seven-bedroom hotel on the third floor of a centuries-old building. Rooms here are simple yet comfortable, offering free WiFi, breakfast in bed and attentive service from the hotel staff.
But what the hotel may lack in star-wattage, it more than makes up for in location. Guests here are in prime position to explore the district’s ivy-draped streets, packed with charming cafes, bistros and boutiques. And did we mention that the Colosseum is just down the road? As are other cultural behemoths like the Teatro dell’Opera and the 5th century church, the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. For the price, a stay at the Hotel de Monti is a steal for anyone with a yearning to experience Roman living, both as a tourist and a local.
But, with centuries-old pedigree like this comes the unsurprising lack-of-lift scenario at the hotel, so now might be a good time to start practicing the art of packing light. You can always let loose on the shops when you get here. After all, when in Rome….