Palazzo Manfredi

Boutique, contemporary, Relais & Chateaux

Via Labicana 125, Rome 00184

(39) 06-7759-1380

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At a Glance

Located across the street from the Colosseum, Manfredi has just 16 rooms with modern furnishings, warm color schemes and high-tech amenities.

Indagare Loves

  • The view of the Colosseum.
  • On-site Aroma restaurant
  • The intimate, laid-back atmosphere.


Completely renovated in 2009 and reopened in early 2010, Palazzo Manfredi used to be known as Hotel Gladiatori, a fitting description of a property that occupies a 17th-century mansion literally built on top of the former changing rooms and living quarters of the gladiators. Across the street from the Colosseum, the hotel also has the city’s best views of the famous monument, especially at night when lights illuminate the structure. This Relais & Châteaux has 16 rooms, all of which come with modern furnishings, warm color schemes and uber-cool light fixtures, as well as such high-tech details as Nespresso makers, Bose sound systems and iPod docking stations. The best have dead-center Colosseum views; the most romantic suite even has the vista from the deep soaking tub.

The small lobby lounge is groovy, with velvet chaises, Taschen books and original, contemporary art, and such services as the Lamborghini pick-up from the airport are available. Even if you are not staying here, a meal at Aroma restaurant is a must. Located on the roof terrace of the hotel, the restaurant is as close as you will get to private face-time with Rome’s most famous monument. At night, the terrace is one of the most difficult reservations to book and the romance factor is high.

Indagare Tip: Aroma restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, and makes a perfect pit-stop before or after touring the Colosseum.

Written by Simone Girner

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