Hotels in Rome Near the Pantheon

by Patrick M. Lind

Viewing the Pantheon from a hotel room adds glamour and classiness to any stay in Rome. Most of the hotels near the Pantheon are located directly on the Piazza della Rotonda, the main square outside the Pantheon. From here, guests can step out of the hotel and literally be standing in front of the ancient Roman temple. A variety of restaurants and bars on Piazza della Rotonda and its side streets offer Italian and international specialties with outdoor square seating.

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Hotel Albergo de Senato

Hotel Albergo de Senato stands at Piazza della Rotonda, in front of the Pantheon. It features an elegant interior design with marble floors, chandeliers, brocade carpets and antique collectibles in the common areas. Guests sleep in spacious rooms and suites that come with antique bed frames, luxurious wall coverings and plush armchairs. All rooms feature soundproof panorama windows with views over the historic old town; some come with a private balcony. The hotel serves a rich breakfast buffet with freshly baked breakfast rolls, Italian cold cuts, cheese, eggs and fresh fruits. When the weather is good, guests have magnificent views over the Pantheon from the rooftop lounge bar.

Hotel Abruzzi

Hotel Abruzzi was built in a historic building at Piazza della Rotonda. Its interior is characterized by a simple, traditional decor that features wooden floors, yellow-colored walls and antique furniture. Paintings, forest-green patterned curtains, fresh flowers and a kit with tea and coffee welcome guests upon arrival. In the mornings, guests receive a complimentary breakfast at Cafe di Rienzo, located next to the hotel. The cafe offers seating on the square and has an Italian pastry shop and gelateria. A restaurant attached to the Cafe di Rienzo serves traditional Italian cuisine and seafood specialties.

Grand Hotel de La Minerve

Grand Hotel de La Minerve puts guests in a historic, 17th-century Italian mansion overlooking the Pantheon. The lobby is magnificent, with green glass cupola, marble arcades, large cascade doors and plush seating, and ancient sculptures fill the halls that lead to the rooms and suites. Room styles range from contemporary luxury to authentic historic design with antique wall frescoes and hardwood floors. Exquisite fabrics, artsy collectibles, plush furniture and fresh flowers create a warm ambiance in all rooms. Guests may dine at the on-site restaurant with rooftop garden serving homemade Roman specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel Pantheon Royal Suite

For lovers of Roman avant-garde design, the Hotel Pantheon Royal Suite is the place. This hotel is housed in historic building at Piazza della Rotonda and features a minimalist design combining natural, modern and historic elements. The rooms are decorated in black-and-white themes with designer furniture, leather beds and ceiling beams. Amenities include whirlpool tubs and coffee and tea makers. An outdoor patio with sundeck provides recreation opportunities. Mornings at the hotel start with a large breakfast buffet offering a variety of Italian specialties like pastries, homemade jams, cheese and cold cuts, and eggs and bacon. An on-site restaurant with outside square seating serves international and Italian cuisine.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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