A round up of Rome's very best boutique hotels

It's hard to come to Italy and not have comfort, style and design on your mind. The same goes for when you're thinking of booking a boutique hotel and Rome certainly boasts an eclectic mix to choose from. 

Unlike big chain hotels, boutique accommodations offer the perfect balance of intimacy and attention to detail. The size of these hotels really differs, ranging anywhere from just a couple of suites to even 100 rooms. A boutique hotel is often more appealing to travelers because of its unique style, decor, amenities and the services they have on offer. From haute couture fitted sheets and elegant furnishings to personalized concierge services and VIP tickets to exclusive shows and exhibits, if you're searching for the real dolce vita in the Eternal City, then look no further - 10Best has summed up a list of top-notch boutique hotels that raise the bar on luxury lodging.

Right in the heart of the city, you'll find the stunning design property Corso 281 Luxury Suites where nothing seems to be too much for their staff to handle and then there's the elegant Palazzo Manfredi which features a rooftop restaurant with the best-unobstructed view of the Colosseum. For art aficionados think The First Art Luxury Hotel and for stylish art-deco features, you can't go past Palazzo Dama Hotel. When it comes to upscale boutique accommodation, Rome offers something to suit all tastes and budgets and here are 10 of the very best. 

The Inn at the Spanish Steps
Photo courtesy of The Inn At The Spanish Steps


After a whirlwind shopping spree down Rome's ritziest street (a designer shoppers dream come true!) Via dei Condotti, the perfect place to drop your bags and rest your pretty little head is the Inn at the Spanish Steps. This boutique hotel was...  Read More

Portrait Suites
Photo courtesy of Portrait Suites


If you've got fashion on your mind when booking your hotel stay in Rome, look no further than Portrait Suites. The luxury townhouse hotel was designed by none other than the Ferragamo family themselves. It's situated just above Ferragamo's...  Read More

Fortyseven Hotel
Photo courtesy of Forty Seven Hotel


The Fortyseven Hotel is one secret that we just can't keep. This stylish and smart boutique hotel has about 61 rooms and is located near sights such as La Bocca della Verit-- (Mouth of Truth), Circus Maximus and the Vittoriano monument in Piazza...  Read More

Hotel Raphaël-Relais & Châteaux
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It's prime location (just behind Piazza Navona) and its gorgeous facade have often made this hotel a hot spot for movie backdrops. The front of the Hotel Raphael is draped in Ivy. While the interior is much like an art gallery with paintings,...  Read More



Against the splendid backdrop of Rome, luxury and style come together to bring you The First Roma Arte. Located in the heart of Rome, this 5 star all luxury hotel is located just a short walk from Via del Corso, the Spanish Steps and Piazza del...  Read More

Il Palazzetto
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Good things come in small packages and the same can certainly be said for Il Palazzetto Hotel. The hotel is owned by the Wirth family, the same owners of its sister hotel, the Grand Hotel Hassler. Though Il Palazzetto is much smaller than the...  Read More

San Giovanni/Termini/Colle Oppio/San Lorenzo


Palazzo Manfredi is a magnificent historic villa that serves today as a small boutique five-star hotel. The beauty is really in the detail at this beautiful establishment, right from its rooms and opulent suites to the spectacular rooftop view...  Read More



You might not expect a high-end boutique property on Rome's main thoroughfare Via del Corso, yet Corso 281 Luxury Suites sits there grandly, stylishly and quietly, literally a stone's throw from Piazza Venezia. In fact, it really doesn't get...  Read More


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