If you’re traveling on a budget, Rome is notorious for overpriced hotels offering little space and outdated accommodations. However, a small crop of boutique, budget hotels are starting to pop up in some of Rome’s prime spots. Located a little over a block from the Trevi Fountain, Trevi 41 is the perfect example.
A quiet, comfortable stay
For its central location in Rome, Trevi 41 Hotel boasts rather large rooms at an affordable rate. Single rooms start at 67 EUR (76 USD), double rooms at 90 EUR (101 USD), and triple rooms at 120 EUR (135 USD). All of the 15 rooms have LCD TVs, modern bathrooms, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. To add to the hotel’s comfort, each room is soundproofed to keep out the many noises than can pollute centrally located hotels. The hotel also maintains a smoke free policy. Guests sleep well in a noise and smoke free environment.
While the hotel is located near Trevi Fountain, only one of the rooms has a view of the fountain – the one bedroom apartment located in the annex. With the price of the rooms and the proximity of Trevi Fountain, it’s much more fun to hang out on the benches around the fountain and enjoy lunch or a gelato. An upper level room is recommended even if the hotel doesn’t have an elevator (the staff will assist you with your luggage). We were on the second floor and caught some smells from the nail salon below our room during the day. If the hotel can’t accommodate, no big deal. It’s Rome, and you’re barely in your hotel room.
A hearty breakfast served in your room
A continental breakfast is available each morning. It’s delivered to your room and included with the room rate. Each evening, housekeeping leaves a slip in the room for you to fill out with breakfast selections and time of delivery. Place it outside your door at night and be ready for that knock in the morning. You’ll find a tray for each person loaded with more than enough to keep away the hunger pangs until lunch.
There is no restaurant at the hotel so no other meals can be enjoyed on premise. Trevi 41 is in the heart of Rome though with plenty of restaurants a short stroll away. Most are geared towards the tourist palette. For more authentic Roman food, head outside of the neighborhood. Within the neighborhood, I recommend San Crispino for gelato. Located next door to the hotel, they serve some of the best gelato in Rome.
Location, location, location
It’s hard to get more central than Trevi 41. All the attractions that you want to see are nearby. The Trevi Fountain is a little over a block away. A 15-minute stroll will take you to Piazza Barberini, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon. The metro is also close by, providing quick access to Stazione Termini (two stops) and the Colosseum (4 metro stops).
A budget friendly boutique experience
Trevi 41 is definitely a diamond in the rough. Hard to find down one of the many pedestrian streets that surround Trevi Fountain, the tiny hotel packs as many advantages as many of the more expensive options in the same neighborhood. It’s the perfect boutique options for those traveling on a budget.