“A peaceful oasis in the middle of Rome”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
GrandmaS04 1 contributo
St. Louis MO
19 nov 2009
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We could not have been more pleased with the Hotel Santa Maria from the helpfulness of the staff to the peaceful accomodations. We would definitely stay here again and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful, comfortable stay in Rome. Our only complaint was that we could not access the wi-fi from our room, but then we were there for vacation and that guaranteed we didn't end up working.
• Data del soggiorno novembre 2009
• Scopo della visita Leisure
• Viaggiato con With Spouse/Partner
• Iscritto dal 28 novembre 2007
• Consiglieresti questo hotel ad un amico? Yes

“Unique and relaxing, with very helpful staff”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
MarkandJoAnne09 6 contributi
Arlington Heights, IL
8 nov 2009
We finished up our Italian honeymoon with 3 nights at Hotel Santa Maria. We could not have made a better choice. Trastevere is a great location, walking distance to everything in Rome, but with more of a neighborhood feel. When we were having trouble finding the hotel (thanks to our lazy and clueless cab driver), a random student emerged from her front door and pointed us in the right direction. This hotel is truly like an oasis in the bustle of Rome. On two of our evenings there, we enjoyed their free light buffet and relaxed in the courtyard with a drink - a lovely way to start an evening. The staff were as friendly as anyone we met in Italy. They made two great recommendations for our dinners in Trastevere and arranged a cab to the airport for us (this driver knew the way). Our room itself was great, and breakfast was good too... I can't think of any negatives about Hotel Santa Maria!

“Wonderful hotel--Highly recommend!!”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
savvyduo 17 contributi
28 ott 2009
Entrance signWe stayed at the Hotel Santa Maria for 4 nights this October. As soon as we arrived we knew that we made a wise choice (thanks Trip Advisor). We arrived early after an overnight flight and we greeted warmly, the room was ready for us, and we were offered breakfast. The rooms are very nice and clean and cozy, with a great bathroom. The staff members were always helpful and very pleasant, providing great recommendations for restaurants and helping us with transportation.
Breakfast, included in price, was varied and tasty. Great cappaccinos too!! We also really loved the daily evening happy hour, also free, with delicious treats.
The courtyard is lovely, although we didn't get to use it much because of the rainy weather. Santa Maria Hotel is situated in a wonderful vibrant neighborhood, with tons of shops, restaurants, and the beautiful Santa Maria in Trastevere church and piazza literally right around the corner. If you are a walker, you can easily get into the city from the hotel with a nice walk over Isle Tiberina.
We HIGHLY recommend this charming little place, and we will definitely stay here next time we are lucky enough to return to Rome.

“Charming oasis”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
Zarah7 2 contributi
Johannesburg, Sudafrica
26 ott 2009
We recently made our first trip to Rome and stayed for 5 nights. I chose this hotel based on the good reviews on Tripadvisor - and couldn't have made a better choice. Stepping through the gates was like stepping outside of the city into a tranquil oasis. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was nice and very clean. They serve a lovely breakfast and have great cappucino.The location is also excellent; within walking distance of many attractions and convenient access to other modes of transport, shops and restaurants. The charming church of 'Santa Maria in Trastevere' is situated just around the corner and the atmosphere in the surrounding area - especially at night - is amazing. Despite having noisy people in the room next to us on two of the nights, we still had a great stay at this hotel. Rome is a city that casts a spell on you - and I definitely intend to return and stay at Hotel Santa Maria again.

“Wonderful hotel, would definately stay again”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
Marylou1973 3 contributi
19 ott 2009
I had originally booked another hotel in Rome, however, due to their hot water system breaking (one of the many things that went wrong on our trip to Europe), they booked us into Santa Maria. At first I was a bit worried as the buildings around the hotel were covered with graffitti, however, we (my teenage son and myself) were very happy with this hotel. The service was great, the rooms were extremely clean and the hotel itself was beautiful. The area was full of narrow, cobblestone streets with many little cafes and bars to choose from. This was our first trip to Rome and we would definately return and stay at Santa Maria.

“Great Stay!”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
kramergibb 2 contributi
Portland, OR
18 ott 2009
We had a very nice stay! The room was nice and very clean! We loved the courtyard and the lovely breakfast each morning! Thank you for a great stay!
Area surrounding courtyard
On my first trip to Italy we selected the Hotel Santa Maria in Trastevere based on Trip Advisor reviews. It was a perfect choice for so many reasons. It is a really lovely hotel. It provided a wonderful breakfast with many delicious selections, best hotel coffee in all of Italy. We packed a lot of sites into four ambitious days and it was convenient to walk to many locations. Also, it was easy to catch buses, trains, the metro and cabs. The area around the hotel is fascinating, full of historic churches, interesting shops, restaurants, gelato and bars. The streets are quite lively during the day and night, great people watching from many outdoor restaurants. There was a concert in the Piazza on Saturday and Sunday and that was quite fun. We never wished we had a car. It’s location set back from the street provided quiet and tranquility after a very busy day. We enjoyed the snacks in the evening and the cash bar. The room and bathroom were spacious and comfortable, very good water pressure and very clean. We stayed in the room closest to the kitchen and that was a bit noisy on the night we kept the windows open. When the windows were closed there was no problem. Everyone at the desk was most helpful with maps and information. After touring more of Italy we stayed in another part of Rome before we caught our flight and it just wasn’t the same.

“2nd time at hotel”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
Halls4 4 contributi
Severn, MD
10 ott 2009
This was the second time that we stayed at Hotel Santa Maria. The second time was as nice as the first. We love to stay there because of the area. Trestevere is perfect if you want to experience Rome but be away from the hustle and bustle. We spend two nights at the hotel (Saturday and Sunday) post-cruise. We will probably say there again in the future. One word of advice - the nights were cool so we left our window open the first night. Don't leave your window open if you want to experience the smell of cat urine and the noise from people leaving at 5:30am. The second night we closed the window and slept much better.

“A Wonderful Stay!”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
billyclark1770 1 contributo
Toledo, Ohio
8 ott 2009
We really enjoyed our two night stay at Hotel Santa Maria! Wonderful location, wonderful staff, wonderful atmosphere. The interior courtyard is beautiful and a fine place to relax, read a book, sip a beverage, or enjoy breakfast. The accommodations for the three of us in our group were ideal. We took advantage of the loaner bicycles of Hotel Santa Maria to cycle over to the Circus Maximus in the evening and were treated to picturesque views of the lights along the Tiber River on our return. This is just the place from which to venture out to experience Rome!

“Beautiful Oasis in Wonderful and Peaceful Location”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
NorrisTraveller 46 contributi
The English Midlands
We drove to Rome with Friends on a Car Rally from England and had booked the Residence Santa Maria for our nights stay in the City. The approach was interesting to say the least driving along narrow twisting streets in the Trastevere District. We found the Hotel Santa Maria which was not the Hotel we had booked. It was so nice that we let another car in our rally have our booked room there and took a more expensive room at the Hotel Santa Maria (200 euros for 3). The staff could not have been more helpful. The Courtyard was a wonderful place to relax, Free pre dinner snacks were provided and we ate our breakfast under orange trees in the Courtyard. Parking was available in a garage next door for 25 Euros per night. The area was busy well after midnight but the hotel being in its own courtyard could not have been more peaceful. The only negative to Rome and this area was the dreadful amount of graffitti to be seen. We enjoyed the exciting driving in Rome and look forward to a longer visit next time

“Great Hotel and Great Location!”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
mstanco 2 contributi
New York / Florida
25 set 2009
The hotel was great! Welcoming staff, great rooms and that courtyard. I can't wait to go back. We were only thhere for three nights but it was well worth it. We walked to all the major and some minor tourist attractions with ease from this hotel.
We got a little lost in the neigborhood but we were able to see more of the area.

Hotel Santa Maria *****
happy619 3 contributi
Westchester County, New York
16 set 2009
Quaint spot in Trastever....staff was excellent - especially Ariana & Pasquale! This is the hotel to stay in Trastevere.

“A wonderful retreat away from the crowds and traffic”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
WalesCastle 3 contributi
15 set 2009
The Hotel Santa Maria,Trastevere will not disappoint . Trastevere is a fantastic base for exploring all the main tourist attractions of Rome which are all within reasonable walking distance of the hotel. A street map is essential as the hotel is hidden away in a small side street which can be difficult to locate. The hotel is secured by a set of high iron gates with 24 hour access. Free snacks are provided during the early evening and an excellent breakfast choice is available in the covered courtyard. The rooms are a good size by Rome standards equipped with a comfortable bed and excellent en-suite facilities. One disappointment was the lack of any room tea/coffee making equipment.
Light sleepers are advised to travel with earplugs because the nearby church and clock bells ring during the night.. Restaurants recommended by the hotel staff were excellent and very good value. The hotel taxi service to and from the hotel is recommended for price and service. I would highly recommend the Hotel Santa Maria for the tranquillity, location , service and for the opportunity to experience the "real" Rome.

“Great place to get away from the crowds”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
sampsonRichmond 3 contributi
8 set 2009
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We stayed here for two nights prior to leaving for a cruise. We loved the courtyard where we could sit and have a meal, a cocktail or pleasant conversation. The wine bar had free appetizers each night and the bar tender was a lot of fun. They were happy to provide lots of ice which we didn't get in other places. The breakfasts were very good. Internet only in the breakfast room area. We were able to get it out in the courtyard or our room. Lots of good cafes close by, a taxi stand within walking distance(or have one called for a couple more euros). The staff were helpful and pleasant. All in all, a great start to our vacation. You do have to be able to pull your luggage as it is in an alley that many taxis cannot get into.

“A beautiful and quiet oasis away from the tourist hordes but close to all the main sites”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
Ethu 1 contributo
7 set 2009
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We were delighted with Hotel Santa Maria and would highly recommend it. It is located in the beautiful Trastevere area of Rome, just across the Ponte Sisto foot bridge and close to all the major sites. We loved seeing the sites of Rome and then escaping from the hordes of tourists back to our lovely quiet hotel. It was unbearably hot in Rome while we were there (August 2009), so we really appreciated the orange tree lined courtyard that always seemed to have a lovely breeze. Trastevere is very quiet during the day but comes alive at night and there are dozens of excellent retaurants to enjoy, all within walking distance. The hotel staff did a wonderful job of recommending restaurants patronized by the locals and we enjoyed some fabulous meals. We loved the ambience of Trastevere....walking around the streets is a feast for the eyes. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a quiet, clean, low key hotel with charm and character.

“A wonderful hotel, nestled away in the back streets of Trevestere”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
WerdnaWerdna 1 contributo
2 set 2009
Having never been to Rome before we were unsure of which part of the City to stay in and since the reviews for Travestere and this hotel were all good, we decided to book up. Overall, we were happy with the choice made. The hotel is beautiful - very clean, tidy and fresh looking. Our room was on the small side but as with the whole hotel, looked new, clean and well finished. Great shower, flat panel TV, air-conditioning. No tea or coffee making facilities was the only negative point. The hotel gardens are lovely for relaxing in with a drink - under the cover of orange trees. The hotel is tucked away in the back streets of Travestere and without the hotel organised taxi we would never have found it. Travestere is good for restaurants at reasonable prices but as an area, appears a little run down with graffiti and untidy buildings. We walked around Rome, visiting most of the attractions - the hotel is about 30 mins walk from the Collosseum, about 45 minutes from Trevi Fountain. There is no Metro station in Travestere. Overall, a very enjoyable weekend in a great hotel that is tucked away in the quieter part of town. Perfect if you don't mind walking or getting a taxi into central Rome. I think that if we return to Rome, we will probably go for a hotel nearer the Trevi Fountain or Spanish Steps.

“Could Not Have Been Happier”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
Joel_Sandra 6 contributi
Los Angeles, CA
30 ago 2009
My wife and I began our trip to Europe in August 2009 with four nights at the Hotel Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, and could not have been happier with our choice. We booked a car through the hotel to pick us up a Fiumicino, and would recommend this highly, as for first-timers the hotel would be difficult to find.
The location in Trastevere was good for us, as we love to walk. We were no more than a five-minute walk from the Tiber, and a ten to fifteen minute walk to the Campo de Fiori. The neighborhood is packed with restaurants, and the hotel's recommendations were helpful and good. The room was small, but very attractively appointed and absolutely spotless. The bathroom was equally clean, and included a tub.
While Trastevere is a very active neighborhood in the evening, the hotel was unfailingly quiet. Indeed, the courtyard seemed absolutely tranquil, befitting the place's former life as a convent. Summer of '09 was perhaps the hottest on record in Rome, and I'm happy to say that the air conditioner in our room worked quietly and well.
The breakfast buffet was simply the best I've ever encountered. It included two kinds of melon as well as other whole, fresh fruits, well-prepared scrambled eggs, a numbert of Italian cold cuts and cheeses, breakfast cereals, many different types of bread, yoghurts, and coffee made to order.
Unless there is an extremely compelling reason for us to be in another part of town, my wife and I will always return to this hotel when we return to Rome.

“Absolutely Charming!”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
DukesterGeorgetown 1 contributo
29 ago 2009
Loved everything about this hotel. The location is perfect. Excellent restaurants, bars boutiques and sites nearby. Not a "tourist trap" location with regards to restaurants. Really pleasant having a quiet breakfast among the orange trees. The afternoon antipasto in the bar was delicious.
Special kudos to Roberto on the front desk and Christiano at the bar. You guys were terrific!

“Wonderful Sanctuary - Quiet, Roomy, Safe, and Friendly”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
Alpha-Rooster 2 contributi
Seattle, Washington
28 ago 2009

“A little piece of heaven”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
Brugst 1 contributo
28 ago 2009
The hotel was truly a little piece of heaven during our stay in the city of Rome. After a tiring day of visiting the cultural highlights of the city, it was very relaxing to be able to sit down under de orange trees and have a sip of delicious white wine. The staff was very helpful with our search towards the right restaurants and transport media.
When we'll visit Rome in the future (we threw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, so we will come back), we'll surely book here again.

“Loved this Hotel!!”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
karenw22 2 contributi
new jersey,usa
13 dic 2008
We stayed at Hotel Santa Maria for 5 nights in November 2008. We booked this hotel based on TA ratings and we were not disappointed. This hotel is a gem in a unique neighborhood of Rome. Our room was large by european standards and was clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and helpful,always willing to recommend a restaurant or give directions. There were many really good restaurants within a few minutes walk and most major sites are within walking distance. We will definately stay at the Santa Maria again on our return trip to Rome.

“Super stay!”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
mfalind 1 contributo
Utrecht, Holland
5 dic 2008
We have stayed for 3 nights in Residenza Santa Maria and loved every minute of it!
The welcome was warm, the breakfast was good and the room was super!
Every day we left after a very good night sleep and breakfast to see a lot of Rome. Tired after a long day it felt like coming home to the hotel!
The suggestions to escape the lines with people waiting to get in… how the whether would be the next day.. till the moment our taxi came to pick us up… all was warm and very friendly!
Thank you, you’ve made our stay more then GOOD!!!
Angelique de Keijzer and Marcia Lindeman
(13-16 September 2008, room 6)
The Netherlands

“Perfect Place To Stay”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
REHARVEY 1 contributo
18 nov 2008
The hotel was very clean and the room was perfectly serviced every day. Antonio and his collegues were extremely knowledgeable, sent us to great places to eat, and always had perfect directions. The breakfast was great, fresh pastries as well as eggs, ham etc. Conrad and his collegues remembered your coffee choices everyday. We stayed 9 nights and will definitly stay again

“Second Stay at Hotel Santa Maria, as good as ever!”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
CindyMR 1 contributo
Edmonton, Alberta
18 nov 2008
This was our second stay at the Hotel Santa Maria in the past two years. Without hesitation we recommend the hotel highly--it feels like "home", except almost better! The staff are great, the cappucino's are truly THE BEST we've ever had, the rooms are comfy, modern and clean, the location in Trastevere is perfect, etc. We could go on and on... I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with the Hotel Santa Maria!
Cindy & Roy Raftis

“Absolutely wonderful!”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
WanderingWolverine 1 contributo
Rochester Hills, MI
20 set 2008
Great location, very clean, friendly staff. Our group was actually made up of two couples. All 4 of us stayed in the Mansard Suite, which has 1 double bed, 2 single beds and 2 bathrooms. At 330 Euro/night for the 4 of us, you couldn't beat the price for that location. The room worked out great and I would highly recommend it for families staying in Rome. The breakfast was great but the bar closesly rather early (after happy hour) and the hotel staff all go home about 8pm, save one person at the front desk. I do have to warn that no taxi drivers know where this hotel is. The best we could do was to get dropped off at the nearby Piazza Santa Maria Trastevere (which everyone does knows) and walk the 5 minutes back to the hotel. This was no big deal except when we first arrived and had to carry our luggage from the piazza back to the hotel because even the airport limo I had arranged didn't know exactly where the hotel was. The neighborhood is wonderful with some great restaurants just around the corner from the hotel and lots of cafes and shops to see. We were able to walk from the this hotel to all of the major attraction however some of those walks were quite long. All in all I thought this hotel was a great value and I would certainly recommend it to anyone.

“tranquil haven”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
thereset 21 contributi
16 set 2008
Very well situated hotel, lovely peaceful setting, but just moments from the bustle and many restaurants of Trastevere. Couldn't fault the hotel.

“Perfect, charming, lovely...complimented my wedding”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
MMHB 6 contributi
Huntington Beach, CA
5 ago 2008
My aunts, grandparents, parents and I stayed at this charming hotel a few nights before my wedding at the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, which is just footsteps away from this hotel. The staff is great, the rooms are impecable and lovely, and they made my special day even more wonderful. My stay could not have been more pleasant and memorable. Whether you are on your honeymoon, preparing for your wedding, traveling with your family or friends, I highly recommend this hotel.

“WONDERFUL stay at Hotel Santa Maria”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
avragi 1 contributo
28 lug 2008
We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Santa Maria. It was beautiful and the neighborhood was incredible. We will absolutely return and I will recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Rome!

“Unique and Wonderful”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
jolittle777 1 contributo
St. Louis
9 lug 2008
Service was wonderful from the moment we arrived. The reception met us at the door and welcomed us. Gave great advice on tours and restaurants. Located just off the Santa Maria Piaza the hotel is in a great location in the unique Trastevere, walking distance to most attractions. Wish we could have stayed longer. If we return to Rome we will certainly stay there again.

“Beautiful oasis in busy Rome”
Hotel Santa Maria *****
flwitravelers 1 contributo
9 lug 2008
Great place to stay. Beautiful gated courtyard. Exceptionally friendly, helpful staff. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. Like a little oasis in the middle of busy city of Rome. We loved staying here!!

Vicolo del Piede 2 - 00153 Rome - Italy
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