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Ancient Romance

Beaux Arts hotel within walking distance of Vatican Museums

  • Free WiFi

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Via Ottaviano, 9, Rome, 192, Lazio, Italy
  • Our room is not the.same on the pocture. The room is too small. Not so much Amenities.…

    Jan 24, 2020

  • These rooms are located in a prime location. Less than 2 blocks from the enterance of the…

    Apr 3, 2019

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  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 6 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Laundry service

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In Rome Historic Centre
  • St. Peter's Square - 7 min walk
  • Vatican Museums - 8 min walk
  • St. Peter's Basilica - 9 min walk
  • Sistine Chapel - 10 min walk
  • Castel Sant'Angelo - 12 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room

What’s around


  • In Rome Historic Centre
  • St. Peter's Square - 7 min walk
  • Vatican Museums - 8 min walk
  • St. Peter's Basilica - 9 min walk
  • Sistine Chapel - 10 min walk
  • Castel Sant'Angelo - 12 min walk
  • Piazza del Popolo - 21 min walk
  • Via del Corso - 21 min walk
  • Piazza Navona - 21 min walk
  • Campo de' Fiori - 24 min walk
  • Villa Borghese - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci Intl. Airport (FCO) - 32 min drive
  • Ciampino Airport (CIA) - 41 min drive
  • Rome San Pietro Station - 18 min walk
  • Rome Valle Aurelia Station - 21 min walk
  • Rome Piazzale Flaminio Station - 24 min walk
  • Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani Station - 4 min walk
  • Lepanto Station - 13 min walk
  • Cipro Station - 14 min walk
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Profile: Vatican

Profile: Vatican

The Vatican is a place of pilgrimage for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, many of whom come to hear the Pope celebrate mass in the breathtaking St. Peter’s Basilica, a Renaissance gem whose sheer scale is awe-inspiring for any visitor. You can also stroll across the vast St. Peter’s Square, and perhaps even find the single spot where its 2 rows of elegant colonnades appear to be completely aligned.

Inside the Vatican Palace itself, each opulently decorated room is more stunning than the next, although nothing tops Michelangelo’s transcendent Sistine Chapel, whose frescoed ceiling is one of the foremost artistic achievements of the Renaissance.

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Via Ottaviano, 9, Rome, 192, Lazio, Italy

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 6 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 8 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Train station pick-up*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 20 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Breakfast (surcharge)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1905
  • Elevator

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Ancient Romance
  • Ancient Romance Rome
  • Ancient Romance Hotel
  • Ancient Romance Hotel Rome
  • Ancient Romance B&B
  • Ancient Romance B&B Rome
  • Ancient Romance Rome
  • Ancient Romance Bed And Breakfast
  • Ancient Romance Hotel Rome
  • Ancient Romance Hotel Rome

Optional extras

Late check-in between 8 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge

Self parking costs EUR 20 per day

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30 per night

Safes in guestrooms can be used for EUR 1 per night

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 3.50 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 47 per vehicle

Cruise ship terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.50 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Ancient Romance does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 20 per day.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Da Vito e Dina (3-min walk), Alice Pizza (3-min walk), and L’Isola della Pizza (3-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is EUR 47 per vehicle.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Both rooms in our apartment look nothing like the advertise picture. Very clean but very dated. Bathrooms in the apartments were smelly and very noisy. Fantastic location for everything to visit, metro station at the top of the road.if u are looking for a budget,clean room it’s spot on.

    Trace, 2 night trip, Jan 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely clean and comfortable room with very helpful staff

    Dave, 5 night trip, Oct 24, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable enough, good location

    Central location close to the Vatican and public transit. Restaurants and grocery close and open late. Room functional but not super comfortable (small shower, bed not great) but with AC. Check in a little tricky especially if arriving late. Overall, solid place in Rome.

    3 night romance trip, Jul 17, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Uitstekende ligging, nabij het vaticaan, nabij metrostation. Leuke eettentjes om de hoek, geweldig.

    4 night romance trip, Dec 11, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Accueil chaleureux... et c'est tout. Vu le prix, on ne s'attendait pas à exceptionnel mais quand même. Si vous cherchez juste un lit correct, vous l'avez trouvé. Le titre annonce B&B mais n'y comptez pas, les petits-déjeuner ne sont pas compris, il s'agit d'un Bed&Bathroom d'après le réceptionniste (les lois italiennes ne régissant pas ce genre de location, ils font un peu ce qu'ils veulent). Pour le reste, la chambre est tout juste propre, la salle de bain poussiéreuse et sent l'humidité. Les fenêtres sont vieilles et ferment mal. Quand à la kitchenette qui à première vue corrige l'absence de petit-déjeuner, ne vous y trompez pas car si elle n'est pas décrite dans la réservation c'est parce qu'elle est inutilisable ! En avisant une machine à café et une bouilloire, nous avions fait nos courses en conséquence et bien mal nous en a pris : les machines doivent dater de Néron si l'on en croit le centimètre de calcaire qui accroche le fond (et je n'exagère rien). Merci pour l'eau chaude marron et les petits cailloux :) Pas de couverts, pas d'assiette, pas de torchon seulement 2 tasses à café et sans rien pour faire la vaisselle. Il y avait bien là un microonde (qui a sauvé la première partie de notre séjour) mais en plein milieu, il nous a été retiré sans explications et impossible de le récupérer ! Comme solution, ils nous proposent de faire 5 étages pour venir réchauffer nos plats... Ça pourrait être mille fois mieux avec peu de moyens, c'est vraiment dommage.

    5 night trip with friends, Nov 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    posizione formidabile, stanza carina e silenziosa, bagno buono

    Tina, 1 night trip, Nov 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Molto pulito personale disponibile, camera silenziosa

    4 night family trip, Aug 3, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Super Unterkunft. Tolle Lage. Einziges Manko die Dusche da der Duschkopf nicht befestigt werden konnte ansonsten alles tipptopp

    4 night trip, Jun 25, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Cambio biancheria e pulizie quotidiane, scadente l ascensore

    10 night romance trip, May 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hyvä b & b

    Pieni, siisti ja erittäin hiljainen majoituspaikka vanhassa talossa. Ihan huippusijainti Pietarin kirkon vieressä. Erittän ystävällinen, rento ja avulias henkilökunta

    4 night trip with friends, Feb 6, 2019

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