Residenza Santa Maria - Trastevere - Rome

 

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“Best kept secret in Rome!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
WhitePigeon   1 contributo
Toronto
1 dic 2009
Everything seemed too good to be true. The staff were so friendly and helpful and really went above and beyond. Dinner recommendations, car service and lattes before we left for the airport - even though breakfast didn't start for another 2 hours. The rooms were charming and really well sized. We'll be back for sure and will spread the word to everyone in Toronto!

“Charming little hotel in Rome”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
gogo3b   4 contributi
bergamo
28 nov 2009
Very well located in the city center, special breakfast, great rooms and free internet.
A special thanks to Chiara very profesional and helpful.
Near by the hotel there are many good restourants.

“What a surprise....even better than I expected!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
CiaoNow   1 contributo
Melbourne
20 nov 2009
Located in the old neighborhood of Trastevere - colourful narrow streets filled with heritage, great trattorias and exceptional coffee and gelato. Our room was very clean and quite large especially for Europe, very comfortable - excellent bathroom - again clean, well appointed and great shower. The staff were very friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble.....especially the lovely Chiara....she made us feel at home in the first two minutes and each day did her very best in all areas to assist us. Thanks for a wonderful first stay in Rome......we will be back!! Ciao Chiara! Thank you!

“Very nice and convenient place to stay”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
Dinos55   1 contributo
Athens
18 nov 2009
This small residenza was a nice surpise for us. It is very cosy and tastefull and it is located in a very convenient location. We have only positive comments. Also the hotel personnel is very polite and very helpful. The breakfast was also complete. Access to internet was free from the one laptop next to the reception area.

“Calm in Trastevere”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
parisp81   1 contributo
Paris, France
15 nov 2009
The Residenza Santa Maria was everything we could have hoped for. A haven of calm and tranquility amidst the hussle and bussle of Rome. Close to everything we wanted to see and most importantly, very clean and well appointed. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Thank you.
 
“Great location, competent and helpful staff.”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
Ripheus   1 contributo
Melbourne, Florida
12 nov 2009
I stayed sixteen nights, half of the time by myself and half with friends. I have been to Rome before and decided that this time I wanted to stay in Trastevere. It was a very good choice, because all the sights, from the Vatican to the historic center are easily accessible. The staff gave attentive service, and spoke English well. Besides, they gave very good advice on places to eat, which has become important in Rome. The breakfast was very good, if not a typical American breakfast it was a vast step up from the Italian custom of coffee and roll. And the free evening snack buffet at the nearby Santa Maria hotel was a very nice addition. Only six rooms, and people buzzed in, so seems quite safe.

“Great Bang for your Buck!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
JandSRaleigh_NC   1 contributo
Raleigh, NC
11 nov 2009
Wonderful staff, excellent location and accommodation with great buffet breakfast by European standards. Will definitely stay there again and will recommend to family and friends!

“Reason to come back in Rome”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
paris20vt   1 contributo
Athens
10 nov 2009
Excellent service, fantastic rooms for its category, very clean rooms with nice atmosphere

“super comfortable and friendly”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
LucieCalif   7 contributi
USA
5 nov 2009
once again i enjoyed my stay in this lovely hotel. Everything there is comfortable, pleasant and easy. The staff is extremely helpful, the showers are great and the bed, perfect!

“Excellent!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
xxxxname   1 contributo
location
4 nov 2009
Excellent stay at this small inn located in Trastevere area of Rome. Location is about 50 meters from the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere. Staff was very helpful with transportation advice (also dining suggestions) in Rome. The nearest metro is Piramide which is a 30 minute walk, but there is bus and tram service within a 3 minute walk of the inn. Breakfast was abundant and excellent quality. Evening buffet at the Santa Maria hotel also a nice way to start the evening. Many nice restaurants and bars within walking distance to the inn. If you take a taxi to the hotel it might be best to have the driver drop you in the Santa Maria in Trastevere square. Our driver had considerable trouble locating the inn because it was not in her GPS.
 
“Great place to stay and staff was awsome.”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
rfarina1   1 contributo
Orlando, Florida
27 ott 2009
You have an employee name Ciara I beleive, she was great. She helped us with resturants which had the best food, she is an asset to your hotel. Staff was friendly an even though I spoke some Italian they were very nice to speak english to us. I would recommend your hotel to anyone who is traveling to Rome..

Ciao,
Giovanni Farina

“Excellent accomodation, staff and location”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
Pookie355   1 contributo
Halifax
24 ott 2009
We were more them pleased with the accomodations at Residenza Santa Maria. The quality of accomodation and location was excellent for the price. We were able to find lots of good restaurants close by and walk to any of the sights in Rome. We never used public transportation during our stay other then to and from the airport.

Coming back to the hotel after a day in Rome was very welcoming. We instantly decompressed from the noise and business of the city as the hotel was quiet and the decor calming. The public spaces in the hotel were comfortable and provided a space to meet with friends or other guests. The staff were accomodating, friendly and their English was very good. The rooms were large, well furnished , immaculate and quiet.

We also had the opportunity to visit the Hotel Santa Maria and made use of the bar . Again this was a nice space to be able to utilize away from the noise of the city. They provided nice snacks and the prices of the drinks were reasonable.

We would highly ecommend this hotel to stay in and if visiting Rome again would definitely book here.

“Wonderful place to stay, quiet, secluded, peaceful.”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
TexasAli   1 contributo
Texas
23 ott 2009
Residenza Santa Maria is a great place to stay. The room was large and spacious compared with other hotels in Rome. Bathroom had a super shower, tub, and all the amenities needed to prepare for a day out in Rome. The hotel staff was always courteous and helpful. The hotel is in a quaint old neighborhood (Trastevere) where one can escape from the hustle-bustle of Rome central and relax in the peace and quiet across the Tiber. It was a perfect place to stay as we wound down our Italian vacation. Grazie!

“Don't miss this gem of a hotel in Trastevere”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
SCTraveller41   1 contributo
Charleston, Carolina del Sud
13 ott 2009
We spent a total of 6 nights in this perfectly wonderful hotel in Trastevere. The rooms were large, well-maintained, large bath, and the hotel has a wonderful staff that took care of everything we asked - especially Chiara! The afternoon buffet at the sister Hotel Santa Maria about 3 blocks away was outstanding, and the breakfasts we had at the Residenza were the best we had in all of Rome, Florence, or Venice. If you want three star quality at a 1-2 star price, then don't miss this gem "across the Tiber" from the main part of Rome, but within walking distance of all the sights - Vatican, Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, etc.,shopping, and the best dining in all of Rome is right in Trastevere at reasonable prices for Rome.

“Small comfortable hotel in Testavere”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
chuckAZ   2 contributi
AZ
8 ott 2009
We stayed here for one evening at the end of our vacation before returning to USA. Small but very comfortable hotel in a quiet neighborhood yet close walking distance to major cutural sites across the river. Hotel location provided the opportunity for us to relax but be close to many restaurants in the lively Testavere neighborhood. Preferred it over the nearby sister hotel. Would definitely stay here again when we return to Italy.

“We had a great time!Location, Room, Service everything was perfect!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
SidoniaUtrecht   1 contributo
Utrecht
16 set 2009
We had a great time. The location was perfect; everything in Rome by foot! A lot to see just around the corner. Great nightlife too. The staff was very nice; helping us to find good restaurants, always very friendly. The breakfast: there was enough to choose for everyone. The room was large enough, airconditioned and a great shower and clean.

“Beautiful hotel at bargain rate”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
Wanderlust69   2 contributi
San Francisco
15 set 2009
I recently stayed at the Residenza Santa Maria and i loved it. I had a large, lovely room with a big beautiful bath and seperate closet/ dressing area for $79 euros a night! It was far superior to other hotels that I've stayed at in Rome which cost more. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet quite nice. if you are looking for a hotel in trastavere, this is the one.

“Lovely charming stay”
Residenza Santa Maria
Shergld   1 contributo
Providence
15 set 2009
The place is charming, the location is great and the staff was friendly. The staff couldn't be more helpful. The sister hotel nearby welcomes guests from Residenza and that has the same charm and warm welcome. Feels lie you're in a small town rather than a big city.

“Best Location. Best Staff”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
marquelynn   1 contributo
Gulf Coast, Florida
31 ago 2009
This area was so much fun.. At first sight you get a little nervous but as you explore the square and the streets you fall in love with its true Roman charm and the people that live there. What a great experience. We had a great time there and the staff were the best. They stored our bags for two days as we slimmed down for a two night stay at the Amalfi coast and then returned to them. It was like going back home. The rooms were gorgeous and they were so welcoming. Don't miss going into the church it is one of the oldest in Rome and I think one of the most gorgeous.

“This is excellent choice in a great neighborhood.”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
guitarpsych   5 contributi
Niskayuna, NY
29 ago 2009
This is a wonderful little hotel This hotel is located in the Trastavere neighborhood in Rome, which itself is like stepping back in time. The neighborhood has less tourists than other areas, yet all the staff at the Hotel have very good English skills. There are a lot of good restaurants and gelaterias in the area where English is also generally spoken. The rooms are clean and very well renovated, looking new while retaining their period character. The staff is friendly and helpful;, especially Roberto, who went out of his way to solve a problem for us.. The breakfast is well above average in my experience. You will not go wrong here.

“This sweet little hotel has it all!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
gracielib   1 contributo
Arizona
30 mag 2009
This was our first trip to Rome and we wanted to see as much as we could in 2 days. The Rezidensia Santa Maria was the perfect place for us to stay. The room accomodations met our needs, the lovely breakfasts provided us many choices, and the staff were so accomdating! We could walk to fabulous restaurants, markets, plazas, shopping, and cultural sites! We truly enjoyed our stay at this hotel.

“If you want to live like a Roman for a few days, stay here!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
lksns   1 contributo
lksns
29 mag 2009
The staff is excellent, always available. We had luggage forwarded and stored without a problem. Found tours, food and fun at each request. We stayed over New Year"s and made it special.
Do not miss the included internet, breakfast and "happy hour" in the comfortable communal room. Excellent bar selections at a reasonable price. Also stayed in the Spring where you can eat in the orange orchard, I am not kidding, in the middle of ROME!
We were a family of five and enjoyed the loft room for five nights...
In the middle of the action but QUIET!

“A wonderful place to stay”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
RomeMn   1 contributo
MN
28 mag 2009
Outstanding service in a hotel with charm. The staff was extremely accomadating in helping us as we toured Rome. The hotel is located within close proximity to what ever we wanted to do...eat, shop, sight see and yet out of the way of the congestion of the busy city. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again if we were ever to visit Rome again. It is a gem!!

“Jewel in the Trastevere”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
xiximullane   9 contributi
NYC/Los Angeles
2 gen 2009
I cannot say enough about how great this hotel was. Warm and friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms - service above and beyond. We stayed in 5 star hotels like the Rocco Forte chain in other cities and I felt more comfortable and taken care of at the Residenza.
There are tons of good restaurants surrounding the hotel, so you don't have to walk far to get good food - and getting to the more touristy things is just as easy - a quick 10 minute walk and you're in Campo di Fiore.
Anyone is welcome to contact me if they have questions about it - I will make it a point to stay here every time I am in Rome.

“great area to explore rome”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
BBotts   2 contributi
Melbourne Australia
16 ott 2008
We stayed here in late September and found the hotel well appointed with helpful and friendly staff. The Trastevere area is brilliant for walking around and choosing relaxed or more formal eating places. Easy to get to most of the attractions using bus and train. Would recommend this hotel to friends.

“Beautiful and charming Hotel, perfect location and friendly staff!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
kypyGland   1 contributo
Gland
13 ott 2008
We enjoyed our stay in the Residenza Santa Maria very much. It's a typical little charming Hotel, very nice located in the Trastevere area where you have a huge choice of lovely italian restaurants. We had a very warm welcome and received all sorts of information about Rome. The rooms were very clean and all renovated a year ago. The breakfast in the lovely little breakfast area was very nice and you can enjoy one of the best cappuccinos of Rome! We would definitely go back to Residenza Santa Maria and will highly recommend it to all our friends and people who would like to enjoy Rome the real italian way! Thanks to the staff who made our stay a very enjoyable one. The Hafner's

“Best Neighborhood in Rome”
Residenza Santa Maria
Rockne05   2 contributi
San Diego
7 ott 2008
We absolutely loved the location of this hotel and we also loved the Residenza itself. The hotel is a small place in one of the cute little alleyways of the Trestevere neighborhood in Rome. The neighborhood is cute, eclectic, has many cafes & restaurants, and seems to be a favorite among younger locals for going out with friends. We also liked the location for walkability to central sites and for access to public transportation.
The hotel is very cute and the service was great! I can only complain that we could hear our neighbors coming in and out of the hallway at night because the floors are all wood and tile, and the noise travelled well in the echo'ing environment. But, I am a light sleeper and my wife didn't hear a thing.
Breakfast buffet was good and the coffee is excellent, made to order. The evening buffet at the sister hotel down the street was also a very nice touch.
Internet and a computer is provided free in the lobby! Very convenient.
Overall, a great experience and highly recommended for couples of any age.

“A Wonderful Welcome”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
mhill157   2 contributi
Hoboken, NJ
10 lug 2008
We had an unusual situation going to Rome as an adult couple with two teens and our two moms, one 86,the other 93, and both partially disabled. The staff at the Residenza was extraordinarily understanding and welcoming; found the right rooms for us; and helped us whenever we went in and out with wheelchairs and walkers. It wasn't an easy way to travel, but the Residenza made it a pleasure. I wholeheartedly recommend the place.
The rooms were pleasant, clean and spacious enough, and their cappucinos at breakfast were among the best we sampled in Rome. They also accomodated my mom with breakfast in her room since she couldn't make the stairs.
They made our stay so much easier.

“Great location, clean. Two thumbs up!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
RoguePrince   6 contributi
Ashland, Oregon
2 lug 2008
My room was quiet, very clean and comfortable. Great bath and nicely designed bathroom. Newly renovated in very good taste. Bed was comfortable and the linens were high quality.
Breakfast was excellent, too. Staff is really helpful and pointed me to a few of restaurants where the locals eat - that was fun.
I would definitely go back here.

“Wonderful Rome hospitality experience”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
AmsterdamPoppyfan   1 contributo
Amsterdam
21 apr 2008
The most wonderful hotel, which is ideally located. It is quite small, which we prefer, it has a very good atmosphere and the Staff makes you feel very welcome. The Staff is really always courteous and warm. I would certainly go to this hotel again when next in Rome and I would recommend it to anyone who appreciates courteous hotel Staff, good atmosphere and terrific location.
 
“Ideal Spot”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
gorfam   1 contributo
Chicag
16 apr 2008
This was our first trip to Italy and Rome was our first stop. The Residenza was an ideal spot to begin our stay. Great room, great location in terms of being able to explore the City. Walked to the Vatican, easy bus ride to the Colloseum, and within easy walking distance of most of the attractions we wanted to see. Also, the neighborhood is fantastic. Narrow streets and lots of local shops. Ate at three wonderful restaurants, all of which were within a block or so of the Hotel. The staff was most welcoming and accomodating. Best Cafe Americano we had during our entire two week stay in Italy. If you want to be "off the beaten track" a bit, this is a great spot for you. Steve and Peggy, Chicago.

“Loved this quaint spot!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
TomkatBucksCounty   1 contributo
Bucks County, PA
29 mar 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Residenza Santa Maria! The staff at this small hotel (only six rooms!) were extremely friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and well equipped, although stuffy at times, and the breakfast buffet was very good. We especially enjoyed the hotel's Trastavere location. Not only were we within walking distance of most of the major Rome sites, the Trastavere neighborhood itself was so quaint and fun to explore. There were so many restaurants, shops, and cafes within a short stroll of the hotel, not to mention the beautiful basilica of Santa Maria in Trastavere that was just around the corner. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a very comfortable spot to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We would definitely stay there again.

“Great place to cool off when in Rome”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
Garmtl   7 contributi
Montreal
23 ott 2007
Just return from a short but very agreable visit at Residenza Santa Maria.
Located in Trastavere , it 's a perfect location , very easy walking distance to all the sights, but at the end of the day it was great to come back to this lovely small hotel. The hotel as well as the rooms are very cheerful and very quiet. We did not really had a chance to sit in the nice covered courtyard , too much to do in Rome , but it look like a nice place to relax. My only regret is that unlike their sister hotel , Hotel Santa Maria, there was no courtesy wine and nibbles offered to the guest! It would have been a nice touch! Since the hotels rates are the same, the same services should be offered.
The personnel was helpful and breakfast was perfect, it included the usual breads, ham, cheese, yogurts but also fresh fruits which is not always available in hotels in Italy.
After a long day of sight seeing, it was nice not to have to go far to find a restaurant. there are plenty around . Free internet was a plus. Since the hotel is newly renovated it had the advantage of having one of the best shower I had during our trip.
I highly recommend this hotel if you are interested in a small and quiet hotel away from all the touristy areas. I would definetely stay at the residenza in a future trip to Rome

“loved it!!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
siramazing   1 contributo
Florida,
28 set 2007
We were very, very happy with our stay here. We stayed at three hotels while we were in Italy, one other in Rome and one in Tuscany. This was the best by far. Service was excellent. Room was clean, air conditioned, and had a real honest-to-god bathtub, not one of those tiny stalls. Had a real shower-head, not a handheld.
Breakfast was continental, but had a very nice selection, and always included fresh cheeses. Service personnel all spoke English, and were very helpful. They even had a laptop connected to the internet for the guests to use. We paid cash on arrival and saved 10% of the cost of the room. I wish we could have done that with the other hotels we stayed at, but this is the only one that we were able to contact directly. The others were charged through Expedia. Trastevere is a great neighborhood to stay in-many, many restaurants right outside the door of the hotel. We were in walking distance of the Coloseum, the Travetine, the Roman Forum, and the citi-museum. We took a cab to the Vatican, and it cost us only 5 euro. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

“Hidden Treasure in Trastevere!”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
dukduk18   1 contributo
Pasadena, CA
13 ott 2009
This hotel went beyond my expectations! Upon arrival we were a little leary because it is in Trastevere and there was a lot of grafitti not to mention our taxi driver couldn't drop us off right out in front so he stopped and let us out and then pointed in the direction we should walk. We only had to go about a block and thenn got buzzed into a lovely hotel. You wouldn't guess it from the outside but the inside is quiet and serene. There is a lovely check in area that has a lounge off to the right with free internet and couches. Then you walk through another cute sitting area to get to your room. The rooms were larger than anything else we saw in Europe and they were clean and comfortable. We had a great stay and would recommend it to everyone!
 
“Combines value for money with an excellent location.”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
Man_from_Devon   1 contributo
Devon
13 set 2009
We wanted a value for money hotel in a quiet location and yet within easy reach of Rome's major attractions, and we found this hotel to fit the bill perfectly. A clean and comfortable room with excellent facilities where we were assured of a good night's rest. It was very useful to have access to the internet from our room (via ethernet network cable - provided by hotel). The staff were always very helpful.

“PLeasant Marathon Hotel”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
Romerunner   1 contributo
Dornstadt
31 mag 2009
I was in Rome to run the Marathon. The hotel was perfect for me (us); small, very nice staff, good bathroom. The location was perfect: on walking distance from the Forum Romanum and the Colosseum and in the middle of Trastevere.
WE will return to this very pleasant small hotel.

“Nice hotel”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
thoknight   2 contributi
Toronto
26 dic 2008
Although the heavy rain and floods ruined our trip to Rome, we felt at home in this cosy hotel. The room was good, the breakfast could have been better. Some fresh produce would be appreciated.
But all in all it was a very pleasant experience.

“Nice Accomodation, Friendly Staff”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
ekkeb   18 contributi
nyc
11 mag 2008
Stayed at the Residenza Santa Maria for one night. It's a charming little hotel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

Had room 1, off the lobby. It's also on the ground floor. I was worried about noise from both the street and lobby, but it was fine. (Then again it was a Monday; not sure about how it would be on the weekend.) The room was clean and simply but nicely decorated. There was a flat screen tv on the wall.
The hotel booked a taxi to the airport for me - thr driver was friendly and showed up on time.

“Bella Roma”
Residenza Santa Maria Rates : *****
worldtraveller14   1 contributo
sydney
27 gen 2008
The Residence Santa Maria is a lovely hotel comfortable and full of charm, located in old Rome.The rooms are modern and pretty inside, our room was quiet and spacious. The staff were very helpful and friendly they were even able to organise our tour of the Vatican City wth a company called Tour in Rome (www.tourinrome.com) who were fanastic. The buffet breakfast had fresh rolls, pastries, salami, cheese, fruit, juice and great coffee . We loved the Travestere neighborhood there are many very good and reasonably priced places to eat right around the Hotel. We can't wait to go back to Rome! Sydney, Australia


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