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Hotel Forte

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

I recently spent three nights in this hotel with my husband, and we were then joined by our son and his wife. It is a lovely little hotel on the first floor of an old building in via Margutta. The rooms were compact and so were the showers, but comfortable, and well decorated. Very convenient for central Rome. Plenty of...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I spent a week at this 3 star hotel Dec 30 to Jan 6 2016-7.Rooms were small, could barely turn around in the shower, which has no heat, and it took us several days to get an English speaking TV channel, and those were old movies and TV series. Rooms were clean and the bed was good....

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The hotel really is a 2 minute walk to the busiest streets on Rome, and the Spanish steps! Yes the " double room" was quite small, amd the bathroom also - even though there was a bath tub in there. The hotel was clean, the staff was friendly! I have stayed in other hotels near Termini station, and i highly...

Thank Kristina S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We spent a week at the Hotel Forte. At the start I thought that there was no way that we could spend a whole week there, but you gradually get used to the Roman way of life and find yourself actually enjoying what, at the beginning, you had thought impossible. The bathrooms are minute, a slight problem with both the...

Thank Peter T
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I took my husband to Rome for a 50th birthday treat and stayed at the Hotel Forte. It's a funny place but we are used to travelling in the US in chain hotels that are bland and all the same. This place is a one-off. Yes the rooms are small but you only need somewhere to kick off your shoes...

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Gatineau, Canada
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The room was clean, well appointed and the front desk staff were more than helpful,with any questions about places to visit, etc. We even received an upgrade to our room because of a funny odour in the room, due to the heavy rains. No questions asked, and done with a smile. The breakfast was good, everything you would need to...

Thank Marsha F
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The location was perfect. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. It was exactly what I expected and I would stay there again. The shower did have a tendency to leak out onto the bathroom floor and more if you were not extremely careful. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean.

Thank Kristine T
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The location is fantastic, I could not ask for better. Was close to everything, the boutique hotel is affordable, charming, the staff was excellent, cleanliness outstanding. The rooms are small but comfortable. I was even greated with a birthday surprise during my stay, I was profoundly touched.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016

booked and prepaid 6 weeks in advance for 2 adjoining double rooms at the rate of $AUD 275 per night. were given 1 dingy room just outside the hotel proper next to the lift and the other room was a spare room on the floor above the hotel proper, outside of concierge area and totally without security from possible intruders....

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washington, dc
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Rooms are on first floor, via a very "cool" elevator. breakfast was ok. staff was helpful, although they could not find an English News channel (BBC or CNN). Location was 2 blocks from Spanish steps and 15 minute walk from Trevi fountain and Pantheon. Watch Roman Holiday movie before you go. Gregory Peck's aparment was at via Margutta 51.

Thank botumasz

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Located just a few steps from Piazza di Spagna, overlooking picturesque Via Margutta, the set for the unforgettable movie Vacanze Romane (Roman Holiday) and nowadays one of the more elegant streets in the heart of Rome, Hotel Forte welcomes guests in rooms of historical Palazzo Alibert, surrounded by a charming atmosphere, modern comforts and services with the added bonus of typical Roman friendliness. Hotel Forte makes part of "Historical Hotels Circuit", according to the Plan "Transparent Rome", promoted by Ministry of Cultural Assets. The Circuit is traced by informative panels, which report 64 Historical Roman Palaces that currently accomodate Hotels.FACILITIESIn the expanse of the seventeenth century Palazzo Alibert, overlooking picturesque Via Margutta, Hotel Forte stands out among the 3 star hotels in Rome for its charm and personality. The historic surroundings are enhanced by the contemporary interior design, a mix of elegant classic furnishings revisited with modern colours, placed in a milieu with sunny and warm nuances. Located between the lounge and the drawing room are the reception area (24h), hall, TV room and the delightful bar reserved for hotel guests available 24 hours a day for an espresso coffee, a drink or a snack.Breakfast is served in the dining room. A continental and American-style buffet is on offer to meet the needs of the international clientele that usually come here, it is enriched with typical Roman confectionery and traditional espresso coffee and cappuccino. The superior services offered make the Hotel Forte one of the most valued hotels in Rome: Wi-Fi Internet, fax service, international newspapers, tourist information, bookings for guided tours and transfer are only some of the services available. Hotel Forte won the 2006 prestigious Gambero Rosso magazine award for being the best value for money 3 star hotel in Rome.OUR ROOMSCharming ambiance, elegance and superior services is what you will find in the 18 rooms of Hotel Forte, considered one of the best 3-star hotels in Rome for style and comfort. Rooms are furnished with classical furniture, refined fabrics and boast the same care for detail found throughout the hotel. They are available as single, twin, double, triple and family (with four beds) to accommodate all types of clients. Rooms come with private bathroom with either bathtub or shower, hairdryer, and a complementary beauty kit, and benefit from the best comforts offered by a hotel in Rome to make your Roman holiday that much more pleasant: internet Wi- Fi, sat TV, telephone, mini bar, safe and air conditioning. Via Margutta is magical, with enchanting atmospheres and a special charm all its own. As one of the most beautiful streets in Rome, it attracts artists, literati and movie directors. This street used to be lined with warehouses and stables located behind the palazzos of Via del Babuino. These later became artisan shops, painters studios and antique stores (celebrated in the curious Fontana degli Artisti), thus creating the special ambiance that prevails today and welcomes visitors to Via Margutta. Hotel Forte is privileged among 3-star hotels in Rome since it is located precisely on this famous street (Via Margutta 61) welcoming guests in charming rooms with typical Roman friendliness. Today Via Margutta has preserved its unique atmosphere and decor, and is one of the most elegant and beautiful of Rome. Here you will find top fashion houses and boutiques, coffee shops and exclusive restaurants, as well as picturesque and typical markets. What's more, every year, during the month of October there is the traditional Mostra dei Cento Pittori (Exhibition of One hundred Painters), an art show featuring Italian and international artists involving the whole street making for a very colorful festival. Many other typically Roman and international fairs take place in Via Margutta which attract VIP from the entertainment and fashion world and contribute in creating an exclusive and truly special environment. Through the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti (Spanish Steps) you can get to Villa Borghese Park, the gorgeous Rome city park with buildings, gardens, small lakes, the famous Galoppatoio that hosts horse races in Piazza di Siena, and Galleria Borghese, an extraordinary collection of masterpieces by great artists (Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Titian, Canova, etc.).Roman Holiday, other movies, songs and people of Via Margutta.The house of Gregory Peck where Audrey Hepburn takes refuge in the unforgettable movie Roman Holiday can be admired at Via Margutta no. 33, and mysterious 13 was the backdrop for Il segno del Comando, the cult television series from the '70s. Director Federico Fellini also lived here and loved to take walks with Giulietta Masina. "… Love, look how beautiful the sky looks over via Margutta tonight…", this is a verse from a song called Via Margutta by Roman singer songwriter Luca Barbarossa… ... more   less 

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Address: Via Margutta 61 | Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Campo Marzio
Price Range: $114 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Forte 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Forte Hotel Rome
Forte Rome
Rome Forte
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#126 Family Hotel in Rome
#135 Business Hotel in Rome
#211 Romantic Hotel in Rome
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“Rooms with an outside view are good”
 of 5 bubbles 810terrya, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room away from via Margutta, as it's much quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 312marshaf, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I asked for a quiet room and got one.”
  • View of pedestrian street with hotel down the street with the red flag on left hand side.
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 of 5 bubbles Nonaleyone, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles lilbullie, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“My tip is to remember that everything is not the same as at home when you travel. I just think people should remember that.”
 of 5 bubbles sfk20162016, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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