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These hotels are near many of Rome’s best attractions including the Colosseum, Domus Aurea, Opera Theatre, Santa Maria Maggiore Church and Trevi Fountain.
Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, a street next to the Colosseum, is known as Rome’s main ‘gay street’, although it has only a few gay bars. More gay venues are nearby, making this area great for sightseeing and nightlife.
Why this hotel? Central location. New luxury choice. Close to gay scene. Free WiFi.
One of the best new luxury hotels in this area. The Radisson Blu es Hotel Tome ticks all of our boxes, with two rooftop swimming pools (seasonal), modern gym, gourmet restaurant and luxurious spa facilities.
The hotel is very centrally located, close to Termini station, with easy access to the Colosseum, shopping area and the main gay scene. Apollion Sauna and Company ROMA gay club can be reached in 15 minutes.
Guest rooms are spacious and tastefully designed, each with free WiFi, flat screen TV and minibar. Some rooms have a private balcony with city views. A popular choice with gay travellers.
9.4 Fantastic - based on 18 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Near the gay scene. Fabulous views. Excellent dining. Free WiFi.
The closest 5-star hotel to the Roman gay scene, and just steps away from the amazing Colosseum and many other sights.
Palazzo Manfredi features the award-winning Aroma restaurant and a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the city. Guest rooms are elegantly furnished and quite large by European standards.
8.8 Very Good - based on 29 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Near the gay nightlife. Nice view from the rooftop terrace. Free WiFi.
The Inn claims to be the only 5-star hotel in Rome to have historic ruins inside which can be traced back 2,000 years. The guest rooms feature modern facilities including flat screen TV’s, iPod docks and free WiFi.
The Inn’s rooftop terrace is worth a special mention. You can enjoy breakfast whilst taking in breathtaking views.
Why this hotel? Classic luxury. Fine dining. Walk to EMC sauna. Free WiFi.
Established in 1889, Hotel Majestic is located on one of Italy’s most exclusive streets, Via Veneto, and just 500 metres from the famous Spanish Steps.
This classic luxury hotel features spacious art deco rooms with super comfortable beds, marble bathrooms, balconies and free WiFi.
The hotel’s renowned gourmet Italian restaurant, Filippo La Mantia, is one of the best in town. There is a well-equipped gym, although Italy’s largest gay sauna EMC is just a short walk away.
8.9 Very Good - based on 36 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Award winner. Rome at its finest. Great location.
A Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List hotel and included in the ‘World’s 500 Best Hotels by Travel and Leisure, the St. Regis Rome is a dependable name when it comes to luxury.
Guest rooms and suites have a unique identity and the finest amenities. The St. Regis features an award-winning restaurant Vivendo and a fabulous health club and spa. Free WiFi in public areas.
Located just a short walk from boutiques and shops on Via Veneto, a 15-minute walk from the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain and a 10-minute walk to the famous gay sauna EMC.
For gay travellers who wish to explore other options in central Rome, we recommend the following well-rated hotels.
8.8 Very Good - based on 39 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Fabulous design. Excellent location. Boutique choice. Free WiFi.
One of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Rome. Babuino 181 is located near the bustling streets of boutiques and antique shops, between Piazza Del Popolo and the Spanish Steps.
Each large guest room features classy furniture in understated tones, king-sized bed, marble bathroom, flat screen satellite TV, Bose sound system, iPod dock, Nespresso coffee machine, climate control and free WiFi.
The location is great. Some of Rome’s popular gay venues can be reached quickly by the metro or taxi. A fine choice for gay couples with some extra cash to spend.
9.8 Fantastic - based on 76 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Boutique luxury. Excellent bar. Gay-popular. Free WiFi.
Boutique luxury by the Ferragamo family, Portrait Roma offers 14 design studios, perfectly blending 50’s styling with modern amenities such as flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock and free WiFi.
Each studio has a marble bathroom and a kitchenette with dishwasher, microwave and minibar. No restaurant onsite, but breakfast is served in your room or on the rooftop terrace.
9.1 Fantastic - based on 6 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Exquisite apartments. Great location. Near Spanish Steps. Free WiFi.
Exquisite apartments in a historic building near the Spanish Steps.
Crossing Condotti has just 5 guest rooms and one Junior Suite – each with antique furnishings, original wooden ceilings, parquet floors, LCD TV, tea & coffee maker and free WiFi.
Hidden, private and comfortable. The emphasis is on making you feel ‘at home’. A perfect choice if you seek an alternative to a big hotel environment.
8.8 Very Good - based on 20 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Superb facilities. Excellent pool & dining. Free WiFi.
The Gran Meliã ticks most of our boxes. This luxury urban resort sits on the bank of River Tiber just outside the Vatican City.
The hotel offers impressive range of facilities including indoor/outdoor pool, gardens, a YHI wellness spa with massage service, sauna and gym with personal trainer services.
Guest rooms are spacious, and some have spectacular panoramic city views. WiFi is free in all areas. The hotel’s in-house restaurants serve both Italian and international dishes and fine wines.
Why this hotel? Beautiful location. Great for sightseeing. Free WiFi.
Hotel Raphaël by Relais & Châteaux enjoys one of Rome’s most historic neighbourhoods, just steps away from the lively Piazza Novano.
The hotel’s rooftop terrace will wow you with panoramic views of the city. The compact guest rooms (some designed by famous architect Richard Meier) feature marble bathrooms, parquet floors, satellite TV, Bose entertainment systems and free WiFi.
Rome’s major attractions like the Pantheon and St. Peter’s Church are just a short walk away.
9 Very Good - based on 5 Agoda reviews
Why this hotel? Rooftop restaurant. Fabulous views. Great location. Free WiFi.
Perhaps not the very first but definitely one of the very best. The rooms and suites at this 5-star hotel feature large marble bathrooms, free WiFi, modern furniture and contemporary works of art.
The views from the rooftop restaurant are spectacular – a perfect spot to have a late-night drink and enjoy Rome. There are two gourmet restaurants and a bar with an impressive selection of wine.
The First Luxury Art Hotel is just a short walk from the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, and 5 minutes from Flaminio metro station with easy access to other parts of Rome.
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