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Hotel Fontana Rome Italy: Reviews & how to get the best rates

Hotel Fontana Rome Italy, 3 stars
Location: Piazza di Trevi 96, Rome Italy    (Trevi area)

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Description: The Hotel Fontana Rome Italy building dates back to the XIII century and originally served as a monastery, it was only converted into a hotel during the late 1700's.
Renovations through the years have respected the former convents layout.

Rooms that once housed nuns have been transformed into wonderful guestrooms which convey an environment rich in character. Comfort delivered is blended with a "lived-in" style.

Hotel Fontana Rome succeeds in delivering a warm, family-style hospitality that makes guests feel as welcomed as they would at home. The hotel enjoys privileged views (and probably the most sought after) of the Trevi Fountain's Baroque splendor.

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My 2 cents: At the Fontana Hotel Rome you are paying for the location and not the size of the room. Bear in mind that fantastic views over the fountain come with drawbacks - the continual noise. The rooms at the back (without a view) are a lot quieter and generally more spacious. You often hear of people disappointed at first for not getting a room with a view but later being very relieved!

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Hotel Fontana Rome Amenities:

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Airport shuttle
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Concierge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Free Breakfast
  • Hair Dryer
  • High-speed Internet
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Tour Desk
  • TV
  • Wake-up Service

Distance from Hotel Fontana Rome to main tourist attractions (walking):

  • Piazza Venezia 0.7 km (0,4 miles)
  • Spanish Steps 0.6 km (0,35 miles)
  • Colosseum 1.5 km (1 mile)
  • Vatican 2,3 km (1,4 miles)
  • Closest Rome metro : Barberini 0.5 km (0,3 miles)  or Spagna 0.6 km (0,4 miles)

See a map showing the position of Hotel Fontana Rome Italy and other Trevi fountain Rome hotels. We also have a page dedicated to the Trevi fountain Rome area - things to do, transport, shopping, nightlife etc.

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Transportation: The Hotel Fontana Rome is approximately a 5-minute taxi ride away from the central Termini station. Alternatively the hotel may be reached by Metro line A stopping at the Barberini stop. The hotel is then a 5-minute walk from the Barberini stop.

From Fiumicino airport the taxi takes 40 - 45 minutes (traffic allowing) and costs €40. From Ciampino airport the taxi ride is 35 - 40 minutes and costs €30.
Alternatively a Shuttle Transfer from Fiumicino Airport costs about €18.

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Review of Hotel Fontana Rome Italy: If you love old world style, you will love the antiques & art throughout...

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We were a party of 4, two couples, and booked two rooms with a view of the Trevi Fountain but a slight mix up upon arrival got us only one Trevi fountain view room at the Fontana hotel. My friends were willing to take the non-view room - their main concerns being clean room with a comfortable bed and they said their room met their expectations.
Our room was on the 2nd level, quite small but clean and tastefully furnished, with a spectacular view of the Trevi Fountain!

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The bathrooms had updated/modern facilities with a plentiful supply of hot water!
If you love old world style, you will love the antique furnishings, decor and art throughout.

There is a tiny lift which couldn't fit us plus our luggage, so we took the creaking stairs (which adds to the ambiance!)
I have to say, as nice as it was to overlook the gorgeous Trevi Fountain, if you are a light sleeper, the continuous sound of the running water may keep you awake. Something to think about before booking a room with a view of Trevi Fountain.
The breakfast service on the beautiful rooftop terrace (the view was wonderful) started at 7am daily which gave us plenty of time to enjoy the delicious well presented food before rushing out.

We loved the hotel Fontana Rome. It is small, quirky and slightly shabby but right in front of the Trevi Fountain. If you are looking for a luxury Rome hotel do not stay here, however if you want good atmosphere in a unique Italian Hotel this is the place for you. I will be back!


The fabulous location of the Hotel Fontana Rome Italy is why you would really stay here! The hotel itself is very quaint and has a lot of charm, and the rooms are lovely and airy. The bathroom, however was verging towards being unusable small. The dining area was amazing with views overlooking the Trevi fountain.

I stayed in off peak season and paid 190 Euros for a double room for one night. I find it's a lot of money to fork out and some people might be disappointed. You are essentially paying for the location and views of the Trevi Fountain. I didn't find that for the price the staff were particularly friendly. They did their jobs competently and professionally, but I've had much better service in other places where they receiving just a fraction of the cost. For this reason I won't be rushing back, but the Hotel Fontana Rome certainly is ideal for a romantic break.

Review of the Fontana Hotel Rome Italy: This has been the most romantic stay of our life!...

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We are couple in our 40s and have been staying in the hotel Fontana Rome for 5 nights. The hotel is in small building built in the 17th century and was once a monastery. It is located just opposite the famous Fontana di Trevi. The hotel itself is absolutely romantic, and so is the location. We really loved our room with a view of Trevi fountain. This has been the most romantic stay of our life!

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Of course, you must be prepared for such a building and such a location. If you are looking for the comfort and luxury of a modern hotel within this price category, then perhaps this is not your place. The floors are old, and uneven, the walls and the windows belong to a building of the 17th century. The noise coming through the window day and night is that of the Trevi fountain, which sounds more like the ocean, and then there is the crowd of happy and friendly people enjoying the atmosphere. For us it was so tremendously beautiful.

Review of the Fontana Hotel Rome Italy: the Hotel itself is definitely not 4 star....

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I was very disappointed in the Hotel Fontana Rome. Perhaps I was expecting more apart from the view Trevi Fountain which is outstanding, but the Hotel itself is definitely not 4 star.

We stayed in room 109 which was very very small. I made our reservation at Fontana Hotel Rome about 8 months prior and felt that for the money we paid it was not much more than a pensione.
The bed took up most of the room and the floor sloped downwards so that we kept slipping off the bed during the night. We thought we were seeing things when we looked at the clothes cupboard and it sat at an angle against the wall. The bathroom needed to be refurbished and was cramped to say the least. There was no bar fridge in our room, or robes, and no safe deposit box, it was very basic.

some may have had a better room than ours at the Fontana Hotel, I don't know. We did ask for a Trevi fountain view, but I have to say that for the 4 nights we were there we didn't sleep more than 3 hours each night due to the constant noise. Even with the windows closed the noise from the water and crowds was overwhelming, and people hung around until 3 - 4am in the morning. After that the garbage trucks would come round. The windows were not sound proofed even with the shutters closed.

Breakfast is ok but the breakfast room is tiny and very claustrophobic. The tables are small and the wrought iron chairs sit much higher than the tables causing you to bend over the table in order to eat your food. Quite uncomfortable and not very practical. We didn't ask for another room but perhaps we should have. All in all it wasn't the way I wanted to say goodbye to Rome which I love and we certainly will never stay at the hotel Fontana Rome again.

* Liked: The view of the Trevi fountain
* Disliked: Dark, gloomy, terrible room

Review of the Hotel Fontana Rome Italy: We have just returned from 3 nights in Rome where we stayed at the lovely Hotel Fontana Rome...

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I would definitely recommend room no 204 - no view of the Trevi Fountain but you get a good night's rest and much appreciated air con. The breathtaking view from the breakfast room, which is intimate, light and airy, should satisfy your need for seeing the Trevi Fountain.

We were taken to our room by one of the friendly porters and he also showed us the breakfast room and gave us some handy info as well as complimentary water/biscuits. We paid for a superior room which was fairly spacious, although the bathroom was probably the smallest I've ever seen, with very clean robes and full of rustic charm.

Some of the furniture is old and worn but it's what we expected from a 17th Century former Monastery and I loved all the little chairs/lamps, tables and decor along the hallways. My only gripe would be that there were no bath towels when we arrived and drying oneself on a tea towel is not ideal but i guess no big deal when it's hot.

We were there to see Rome and for us the hotel Fontana Rome was the perfect base. I have to say you are also paying for the location, it's easy walking distance to almost all of Rome's major tourist attractions and it also has the world famous San Crispino ice cream parlor around the corner.
Some tips: go to breakfast fairly early or there won't be anything left. We got there at 10am on the first morning just as they were about to pack up the toaster but on our last morning, at 8 am, there was loads of choice and it was great.
Secondly, when you get to Rome, take the train from Fiumicino airport (Leonardo da Vinci) to Termini (11 Euros each) and then a taxi (shouldn't cost more than 10 Euros) to the hotel or alternatively if you don't have too much luggage you can walk it in 15 mins.

* Liked: The charm
* Disliked: The lack of towels on first day!

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