4.1 out of 5

"This is a very comfortable hotel within reasonable walking distance of all the main classical sites. It is also just across the road from Santa Maria ... " More

By John S. on Wed 20 Apr 2016

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Rome awaits you at Mecenate Palace. Within steps you'll find Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Teatro dell'Opera di Roma within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this hotel include free buffet breakfast, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, free wired Internet, and satellite TV are featured in all 74 soundproofed rooms. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service is also available. Nice touches to enhance your stay include slippers and free toiletries, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and safes are also available.

The restaurant, La Terrazza dei Papi, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. A meeting room, a business centre, and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Esquilino hotel include Roman Forum and Colosseum.

Classic Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£63 per night

Classic Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Classic Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max


Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Mecenate Palace ratings based on 384 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
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Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Getting to know classical Rome

This is a very comfortable hotel within reasonable walking distance of all the main classical sites. It is also just across the road from Santa Maria Maggiore. The food is good and all meals are served on the roof garden which gives fine views of Rome. A very good base for exploring Rome. One tip. All guests have to pay a city tax (mandatory) and people need to be warned that this has to be paid in cash.

Posted by on 20 Apr 2016

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4 out of 5

Great stay in Rome

Mecenate Palace Hotel retains the classic Roman feel. We were in a beautiful large room. The cleaning staff were very friendly. Reception were helpful with booking Taxis etc. The hotel is in a very convenient location. It is within walking distance of many attractions. It is also very close to Roma Termini with access to buses, trains and the metro.

Posted by on 5 Apr 2016

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4 out of 5

beautiful weekend break

This hotel was everything it said it would be. The view from the dining room is beautiful, breakfast was lovely with a good choice. We slept well and room was clean, spacious and comfy. We had a lovely time and this hotel is in the middle of Rome and within walking distance of all the must see sites.

Posted by on 8 Mar 2016

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4 out of 5

Romantic break

Fabulous romantic break, perfect location with gorgeous views. Staff friendly, welcoming and helpful. Internet free but slow. Breakfast plentiful but repetitive and limited on the hot foods. Rooms clean and well maintained, slightly old fashioned but in character for the place. Roof top garden lovely with great views. Lift often not working but there are 2. Had to walk five flights of stairs after a day of walking one day. Overall a lovely hotel and staff.

Posted by on 2 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5

Top hotel in a great location

Would definitely recommend this hotel. It was raining heavily on our second evening and were supplied with an umbrella as we were leaving the hotel. Just one of the little things that make the overall experience rememberable..

Posted by on 29 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

Great holiday in Rome

Stayed here for 5 nights in February with my daughter and what a great choice we made.nice clean room,all staff were very polite and helpful, good choice of food to eat at breakfast.The view from the breakfast room terrace is amazing.The area the hotel is in is nice area, the area around the termini station is a bit grotty but no real need to go there unless your getting a train,there's plenty of decent restaurants and pubs around the hotel.We done all the tourist things but obviously the Vatican and Colosseum are must do's.Overall we had a brilliant holiday in Rome and glad we stayed at this hotel

Posted by on 26 Feb 2016

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3 out of 5

Short break to celebrate my sister's 50th

Centrally located and near the pickup point for pop on/off tour bus. Great cocktails and lovely staff, found the rooms a bit basic but value for money.

Posted by on 2 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

Friendly staff, good location, value for money

It's our first time in Rome. We booked executive floor which is separated part from the main hotel. Spacious room, nice big dressing gowns & slippers, big bathroom with complimentary toiletries, also minibar with reasonable prices, big wardrobe, comfy bed, I can keep go on & on. Staffs are helpful friendly, polite & very professional. We had dinner on the roof top restaurant on first night & it was very good. Breakfast was also at the roof top. It was ok good enough & even though not very big selection but still enough variety including some pastries & fresh fruits. Location is very good, not too far to walk to the main attractions, 10 mins to the coliseum, 5-10 mins to termini station, there are plenty of cafe bar & restaurant around. If you're looking for a night out thou you woundn't find it around there. We were happy to just have dinner & go to bed at around 2200-2300 anyway as it would tired you out walking all day sight seeing all these wonderful places. There's a small supermarket around the corner if you want to save a bit of money & buy drinks etc back to hotel. We stayed there for 3 nights & we'd be happy to stay a lot longer. We would book here again next time we go back to Rome. Hopefully won't be too long.

Posted by on 26 Jan 2016

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3 out of 5

Lovely City nice hotel

Went on a short couples holiday in January. Hotel was great value for money, rooms were clean, staff were efficient, breakfast was nice, and the location was excellent! In the perfect area for historical base camp. Look across the street at the basilica it is a hidden gem. Only issues is that the wifi is poor and I would avoid the restaurant at all costs got a 25 voucher but even that didn't help food was overpriced and the duck I had was definitely off, overall wry disappointing. However this being said the hotel itself is very good! Bathroom facilities excellent and sky bar was chill.

Posted by on 16 Jan 2016

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4 out of 5

Great value, Great location

For anyone wanting a good value break to Rome, this hotel is ideal with its central location and just 20 minutes walk to the Colosium. The hotel staff are helpful and friendly and the roof top view over Rome is amazing. The breakfast is plentiful and the restaurant food is excellent.

Posted by on 4 Jan 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business centre, a limo/town car service, and a meeting room are available. A rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Mecenate Palace. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a cruise ship terminal shuttle are available for a fee.

  • 74 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1985
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking reservations required


  • Airport: Rome (FCO-Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci Intl.) (30 km / 18.6 mi)
  • Train station: Rome Termini Station (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Cavour Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and cruise terminal shuttle

Room Amenities

Mecenate Palace offers 74 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with Satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary slippers, a bidet and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily.

La Terrazza dei Papi – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance for details.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 60.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 6 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR55 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: EUR20 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR60.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • All guests (including children) need to be present at check-in to show their government-issued photo ID or passport.
  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Mecenate Palace offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.