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 remote-control features, such as the lights, the3D TV, and in some rooms, cinema walls that allow you to project the scenery of your choosing. Every room has a different theme, and roughly half of them have a jacuzzi.

room interior at iRoom Spanish Steps in Rome

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4) 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

5) Soho House Rome

As the name implies, this hotel was inspired by the eponymous neighbourhood in Manhattan, catering to a well-healed clientele looking to party in style. Located in the bohemian San Lorenzo neighbourhood, its 10-storey building boasts a rooftop terrace and swimming pool. Each floor has a balcony. The restaurant makes its own pasta, focussing on northern Italian cuisine. On the same floor there’s club space for parties and concerts.

elegant and fun styled lobby at the Soho House Rome

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