Palazzo Manfredi

Art deco elegance with an outstanding view

With a front-row view of the Colosseum, the palatial Palazzo Manfredi is quite possibly the most spectacular location in Rome. The 17th-century former private palazzo rests on the site of the Ludus Magnus, the gladiator training grounds, and astounds its guests with real-time glimpses into history and beautiful design.

Neo art deco in style, the property’s rooms are beautifully curated with original art pieces, mid-century chandeliers, art deco-inspired furniture and luminous parquet floors. The rooms have modern comforts, and many afford views of the iconic monument. The gorgeous courtyard is a posh lounge where you can meet up for an evening drink or afternoon aperitivo.

Palazzo Manfredi capitalizes on its prime location in the heart of Roman antiquity and landmarks. Just a step out the front door, Palazzo Manfredi is within a short walking distance of the Colosseum but set back enough so as to not be overwhelmed by the tourist crush. Nearby are other amazing landmarks and cultural sites, including the Basilica of San Clemente (with its hidden mithraeum), Domus Aurea (Nero’s Golden Palace) and Basilica of San Giovanni, the oldest church in the Western world.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Rooftop restaurant Aroma is led by chef Giuseppe Di Iorio, whose focus on seafood is delightful. Come for the food and the views of a completely unobstructed Colosseum at sunset.
  • Enjoy a drink with history. Ground-level lounge The Court is overseen by well-respected bartender Matteo Zed. Sip Zed’s delicious cocktails while soaking up The Court’s incredible vista of the Colosseum and Ludus Magnus.
  • The location is ideal for history buffs as well as outdoor enthusiasts. The Rome hotel is niched between two public parks: Colle Oppio (with Rome’s epic skatepark) and Villa Celimontana (a verdant paradise for parents and kids).
  • The four Grand View Suites are the most luxurious. They are private townhouses with the best view of the amphitheater and Ludus Magnus. Some suites feature hot tubs and exercise bikes.
  • The boutique hotel’s intimate size (just 22 rooms), chicly designed accommodations and sweeping views make it a great romantic getaway.

The Rooms

  • The 15 rooms and seven suites are neo art deco in design and vibe. Each features unique wallpaper, period furniture and the latest technology. Most accommodations have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies or terraces.
  • Bathrooms are lavish and spacious with marble sinks and walk-in showers.
  • The luxury hotel has a wonderful pillow menu that satisfies all kinds of sleepers.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Getting There
Via Labicana 125, Rome, 00184 Italy
FCO (24-50 min)   CIA (24-50 min)  
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