Princeps Boutique Hotel

Princeps Boutique Hotel

Excellent hotel, smile on every person, super clean, very complet breakfast, beautiful location
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Princeps Boutique Hotel occupies the fourth floor of one of the most elegant palaces of the historical Monti district, the first district in the heart of Rome. The majestic Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore stands right in front of the property. The warm and intimate reception/lobby (24h) and offices, introduce a unique breakfast room, divided in three environments and open to guests beyond the usual morning hours, so as to be suitable for a business meeting or as a reading room. Every morning you can start your day with a buffet-style breakfast including fresh fruit, bakery croissants and cakes as well as cold cuts, eggs and cheese. The hotel has 20 soundproofed rooms, all non-smoking, and diversified with and without views. Most rooms overlook the Basilica or the characteristic Monti area and the entire monumental Rome. The rooms, decorated in soft colors, specially chosen fabrics, hand-painted woodwork, beautiful floors and customized furnishings offer marble bathrooms with large shower, satellite TV, free wi-fi throughout the property, large size safe, mini-bar, air conditioned with individual control, hairdryer, and luxury toiletries. As a special Grand Opening promotion, free national and international phone calls are included in room fee. The hotel is located in a privileged and strategic position just 500 meters from Termini Station and even less from the subway stop Cavour. Princeps Boutique Hotel is in the centre of Rome's most authentic, lively district, where a continuous bustle of Romans and tourists - including shops, restaurants, wine bars, cafes, bakeries and boutiques - where the alleys are animated by countless picturesque views.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Street parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Telephone
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
City View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Italian
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Piazza Dell'Esquilino 29, 00185 Rome Italy
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AngeloM777 wrote a review Oct 2023
Adelaide, Australia40 contributions33 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great hotel on the 4th floor of the palazzo (with a good lift)...almost afraid to say how good it is so it becomes too popular!!
Seven year old hotel with modern facilities/bathroom. Mostly a 20-30 minute walk to historic sites ( remembering the are a few hills) but very close to Termini. Good size rooms..... and fantastic air conditioning ! Sensational breakfast ..perfect scrambled eggs and crispy bacon/pancetta plus all the rest! Coffee machine available all day along with cold water.
Beds were ?latex mattress/pillow and were exceptionally comfortable. ALL the staff were extremely friendly and helpful ... Thank you Lea for a great recommendation ! Look forward to our next stay.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Katie Hinsley wrote a review Aug 2020
Reading, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and it was absolutely perfect, couldn’t recommend this hotel enough! We stayed in a City View room which had a lovely views of the adjacent Basilica. The price of what you pay is excellent value for money when you include the location and the breakfast. The hotel itself was very COVID safe, especially when it came to breakfast. They required you to fill out a tick box form of what you would like for breakfast the day before and have it ready for you when you get to the breakfast room the following morning. The food and drink was nice - taking into consideration the situation, it was handled very well. My only fault with the hotel is that the breakfast was slightly limited (I understand why) and also the accessibility of water. You would have to ask someone at reception to get you some water instead of helping yourself which was annoying but not too much of a problem. The hotel and room had a very modern and sleek design. It was very clean and overall very pleasant to stay in. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel even lets you keep your bags there for a few hours after you check out for no extra cost!

The location of the hotel was superb (the main reason why I’ve rated it so high), it was in walking distance of some of Rome’s best attractions like the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. It also had a few restaurants and shops around the area which were lovely.

If you are planning on having a nice city break with the added perk of a wonderful hotel, I would certainly recommend this one as everything was pretty much perfect! I would certainly stay again as I very much enjoyed my stay at the Princeps Boutique Hotel! ✨
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John S wrote a review Sep 2021
Mesa, Arizona10 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the pleasure of staying a second time for five days at the centrally located Princeps Boutique Hotel. This excellent property is a real gem! You really need to check it out. Located within easy walking distance of Roma Termini, the hotel is located across from the back side of Santa Maria Maggiore. It provides excellent opportunities for public transportation including train, metro and bus. Restaurants and cafes abound in the area as well. The hotel is immaculately maintained and spotless. The contemporary rooms, decorated in white with soft restful hues, are luxurious, comfortable and well designed with a fabulous marble bath with walk-in shower. Breakfast is brought to your room each morning and you can choose from a wide selection including scrambled eggs and crispy bacon, cold meats and cheeses, breakfast breads and brioche, plus fruits and juices, cappuccino and tea. Complimentary water and cappuccino is offered throughout the day and evening hours. The reception staff is top-notch and while sightseeing I dropped my cell phone, smashing the screen. The receptionist at the hotel was so kind to help me and make some calls, locating a repair service nearby the hotel where I was able to get the screen on my phone replaced in only a few minutes. All of the reception team went above and beyond to ensure my visit to Rome was once again a memorable one!! I look forward to another stay at the hotel when I return next year.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: interior rooms overlooking the courtyard are very quiet.
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Selina F wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia21 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We completely ADORED this hotel! Our initial bewilderment at being dropped off by the taxi in front of a gigantic and imposing door (firmly shut as it was past 7pm) quickly gave way to delight once we found our way to the 4th floor via a tiny lift. Immediately, we entered a different dimension - what sweet relief after a long and tiring day of travel! The receptionist (Sarah if we recall correctly) was very friendly and welcoming, and when we entered our Triple room, we heaved a collective sigh. It was gorgeous. Well-appointed, comfortable, tastefully decorated... and the VIEW! Our huge windows opened out to the piazza in front, with Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore just off to the right. Simply stunning. To be so centrally located, yet to enjoy such an expansive view felt like striking gold. As for the other features, everything was great. The breakfast buffet was excellent, and kept us going until dinner on most days (!). The location was super convenient, being right across the Big Bus (hop on hop off) stop, and close to tons of restaurants. Roma Termini itself was only 5 mins or so walk away. We just can't praise PRINCEPS hotel enough, and look forward to staying again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from princepshotel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Princeps Boutique Hotel
Responded Apr 30, 2020
Dear Selina F, thanks for your comments. The view to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore or Monti District is something unique indeed. We are located in a very convenient area: Termini central station and Colosseum at walking distance. Monti area is beautiful and perfect for discovering real Rome. kind regards and stay safe / Princeps Boutique Hotel, Roma
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andysteve01 wrote a review Oct 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom223 contributions175 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First thing to say is that the location is great. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Rome Termini train station. It is situated on the 4th floor of an old classic Rome building by the wonderfully ornate Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore. The rooms are modern (go for a corner suite if you can), nice size, good air conditioning.

We went in September for 4 nights and the hotel felt very safe - everyone wore masks with plenty of sanitiser available. We even had breakfast delivered to our room every day to minimise contact with other guests.

The hotel is 20 minutes walk from Trevi, Spanish Steps, Colosseum and only 25 minutes from Pantheon and Piazza Navona - given how easy Rome is to walk around, we didn’t use public transport once to get around.

Next time in Rome, would definitely return to the Princeps!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Corner suite
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niamhd456 wrote a review Mar 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom14 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this hotel to stay in Rome for my partners 40th birthday and it exceeded expectations. The hotel was so deceiving being in an old building that had the floor for the hotel fully refurbished. The rooms were a good size (we had a double room) and they were exceptionally clean. The shower was great - very spacious. Whilst the breakfast was continental, there was still a range of options and it was always very tasty. The hotel staff were always polite and helpful with any enquiries we had and they were great when it came to our last day with regard to storing our luggage for a few hours and arranging a taxi to the airport.
One thing I would point out to check is that you can use the air con in the room. It seemed to be set to winter settings at the time we were here and therefore it could only be set to "heat" not "cool". This meant that we left the window open at night which resulted in a lot of street noise.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Double room with street view - comfortable and good size.
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Response from princepshotel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Princeps Boutique Hotel
Responded Apr 30, 2020
dear Valued Guest, we do appreciate your nice review. thanks a lot / Princeps Boutique Hotel, Roma
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Kiwi-2612 wrote a review Sep 2023
Wellington49 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 5 nights in mid-September. The hotel is located on the 4th floor of an apartment building which has a small elevator (max 3 people). We were very happy with the room which was spacious for Rome and had everything we needed including a small fridge with some complimentary drinks. Water pressure in the shower was excellent - one of the best of our trip.

Breakfast was included and had a wide range of mainly cold items (there was usually scrambled eggs and bacon as well but not always available). Staff were friendly and helpful, especially Lea.

The location is very handy, only a short walk from Termini. There is a supermarket 5 minutes away, a self service laundry 2 mins away (handy when you have been travelling for weeks) and metro stations 5-10 mins away but we mainly walked. The best gelato shop in the world just a couple of minutes away (Gelateria SM Maggiore).

The things that prevented me giving it 5 stars were the bed which wasn’t very comfortable and the noise from the street and the apartment above (piano playing and chairs scraping across the floor). The noise may not be an issue in all rooms or bother all people but I’m a light sleeper and needed ear plugs.

Overall a pleasant stay and we would return.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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MissAmanda wrote a review Aug 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates314 contributions84 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a solo traveler, this hotel was perfect!! the rooms are clean and comfortable and the location is incredible for people looking to safely explore the city on foot. The outer exterior of the hotel is beautiful, directly opposite one of the stunning cathedrals of Rome and there's a lift which is very useful when traveling with luggage.

Both the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum are a very enjoyable short walk away, which saved money on taxis.
Breakfast is lovely, with a great selection of fresh produce, my favorites being the crispy bacon & parma ham stations!

For the amount spent this was by far the best hotel in central Rome (believe me I did A LOT of research looking), even in the single room I felt very comfortable, large windows overlooking the city made it feel bigger and the bathroom had a smart, modern shower.

For solo travelers & city explorers, this hotel is a great choice. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sheila W wrote a review Nov 2022
New York City, New York47 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love this hotel! I booked it because it was near Termini, but I will definitely return for the experience. It is SO clean, modern, and looks brand-new. All-white floors and walls in the hall make it very bright. I stayed one night in the smallest room and loved it. I stayed in a large room the second night (I booked them separately and it was the last room available) which had a GREAT view of the gorgeous Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and would be great for a couple, but the small room had been perfect for me, too.

Bathroom is spotless, there is tea and coffee available in the breakfast room all day, the staff is helpful and friendly, and the breakfast has a great selection of options. Bed is very comfy. I absolutely loved my stay here, and it was by far the best hotel I'd stayed in in Italy.

Walking distance to all major attractions, though some are a mile or more. I didn't mind this, and I also took the metro (so convenient and quite clean) to get to Vatican City (for the secret bakery mmm). I took a night tour and the female guide did tell me to be careful around the hotel at night because it's the only area in Rome she feels a bit way of at night as a solo woman (one time she was followed). I erred on the side of caution and took a taxi back at night both times I was out late. In the daytime, I felt very safe. And at night, once I was inside, I felt very secure.

When I checked out, I thought I'd already paid online. I rang the bell at the desk to return my key card, but the staff member was helping another guest. I had to make my train so I left. The manager emailed me that I hadn't paid for my second night, and I double-checked and they were right! I felt so bad but they were very understanding that it was a complete oversight and sent me a form to pay over email. We got it squared away quickly.

Cannot wait to come back to Princeps Boutique! LOVE this place!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: lovely quiet modern stay
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laurenj293 wrote a review Jan 2020
Warrnambool, Australia12 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Princeps was a beautiful hidden boutique hotel stay. It was in such a good location, walking distance to the station and hop on hop off bus stops. Lots of places to eat around the hotel also. Our room was lovely and very clean. The staff were so happy to help with any questions! Would highly recommend Princeps and can’t wait to return
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Apr 30, 2020
dear Guest, we are here to welcome you as soon as possible! Thanks a lot / Princeps Boutique Hotel, Roma
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Rome, Italy
dear Guest, it is around 30 minutes from airport to termini station by train Leonardo express, then consider around 10 min walking distance.
Answer from princepshotel
Rome, Italy
dear Guest, with full vaccination there is no problem at all entering Italy. In next weeks no vcertificate of vaccination will be requested anymore. Thank you
Answer from princepshotel
Rome, Italy
dear Guest, buffet breakfast opens at 07.15 am. Thank you
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Rome, Italy
Dear Guest, you can park your car in the street (blue or white lines) or in a garage closeby in Via Urbana, 172a. thank you
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13 contributions3 helpful votes
We had 2 rooms 405 and 407 and the view was of the square and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Very nice especially at night when the basilica is lit..have a wonderful time!
Robin wrote a tip Feb 2024
Windsor, United Kingdom7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Monti is a bustling area, lots to see."
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hannahcarter_x wrote a tip Dec 2023
11 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take earplugs!"
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traveller2107 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Singapore, Singapore104 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out Michelangelo sculpture of Moses just down the street."
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Wetherbyeast wrote a tip Apr 2023
Holetown, Barbados19 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are a few court yard rooms others looking into square and some looking onto road. Windows are well soundproofed"
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Susie0205 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Liverpool13 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a bus from Ciampino as it is only a short walk away from the Termini to the hotel. We used Terravision and it was 11 Euros return/person"
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PRICE RANGE
C$305 - C$519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyLazioRomeCentro / Monti
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Princeps Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Princeps Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (0.2 km), VinoRoma Wine Studio & Social Club (0.4 km), and Basilica di Santa Prassede (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Princeps Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Princeps Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Princeps Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Princeps Boutique Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Princeps Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Fata Ignorante - Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, Ambrosia Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, and Quel Che C'è Laboratorio di Cucina.
Does Princeps Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Princeps Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Princeps Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Rome.
Are any cleaning services offered at Princeps Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Princeps Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Princeps Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (0.2 km), St. Peter's Basilica (3.5 km), and Colosseum (0.9 km).
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