5 unusual sleeping accomodations in Rome

1) The Beehive

Run by an American couple, Linda and Steve, this cosy and charming hybrid between a hostel and a hotel is conveniently located in the Termini area. It’s environmentally conscious, with a common lounge area and a garden to relax. Breakfast is not included in the price, but totally worth it. The vegetarian cafe in the basement also hosts vegan aperitifs.

courtyard of the Beehive hostel

2) Chiostro del Bramante Accomodation

A crowning feature of the beautiful church of Santa Maria della Pace is the Bramante cloister. Few people know there are three apartments on the top floor of this complex available to rent. The penthouse is built inside a tower, offering 360-degree views and a massive terrace.

Chiostro del Bramante

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3) iRooms

For the high-tech traveller. Each room comes with an iPad to operate the remotecontrol features, such as the lights, the 3D TV, and in some rooms, cinema walls that allow you to project the scenery of your choosing. Every room has a different theme, but they all have a jacuzzi.

interior of a room at iRooms

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4) Retrome

Retrome is a boutique hotel decorated with 50s, 60s and 70s vintage furniture and artwork throughout – except in the bathroom, which fortunately is all modern. The staff are especially friendly. The prices are very reasonable for a place so close to the Colosseum.

hotel room at Retrome

5) Casa di Santa Francesca Romana

A former monastery, Casa di Santa Francesca Romana still has an active chapel and reliquary inside where priests read mass. The rooms are still very spartan, but impeccably clean. The courtyard has a fountain and tables for relaxing. Inside there’s a large dining hall, with free breakfast.

double room at  Casa di Santa Francesca Romana

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