Review: Hotel Barocco Rome – A Luxurious Hotel In Central Rome

Rome has some of the worlds most beautiful monuments, steeped in history with breathtaking architecture. Of course, that’s just one reason that more than 4.2 million people visit this city every year.

With amazing sights to see, it’s essential that you find a hotel within close proximity to the goings on of the city with enough luxury and facilities to help you relax and recuperate on an evening. It’s for that reason, we chose to visit the Hotel Barocco. Recently refurbished this 4* star hotel, has everything you could ever need during a stay in Rome.

Hotel Barocco Location

Hotel Barocco Rome is located in the area known as Municipio I in the centre of Rome. Within this area, there are many shops, places to eat and get coffee and close to some of the most popular attractions.

The map below to show some of the main monuments and tourist attractions in Rome in comparison to the Hotel Barocco Rome. The hotel is located off the main square where Bernini’s Triton Fountain is located. Just over the opposite side of the square from the hotel is Barbedini Metro station.

The location of the Hotel Barocco Rome is in a populated area with plenty of places to eat and drink. There were also many shops to buy clothes, gifts, handbags and much more. If you wanted to do any more shopping head to the Spanish Steps. They are a short walk away from the hotel and have everything you could dream off. We found some great places to eat in the area as well as a local supermarket down the road for any other supplies we needed.

The Room at Hotel Barocco Rome

While we had spent our previous 2 nights in Rome elsewhere we were excited to get to Hotel Barocco Rome. We were travelling very light with just our backpacks but arrived at the hotel around 11am. The room wasn’t ready but we could leave our luggage with the staff and they stored it for us until our room was ready.

After checking in we were shown to our room on the fifth floor, we were taken down some steps to a small corridor and to our door. We were staying in a classic room with a queen size bed, en-suite bathroom complete with a street side view. The room is lovely and shaded on the side street which gave the room a cool feel on the hot day.

The queen size bed in the classic room at Hotel Barocco Rome

The room comes with a mini fridge, it comes stocked with drinks and snacks but can be used for your own drinks. The en-suite is furnished with a small but luxurious bath with a rainfall showerhead and bidet. The best part of the bathroom is the basket full of hotel luxuries such as shampoo, conditioner and bubble bath.

The tiled bathroom from floor to ceiling with 2 shower heads and bidet at Hotel Barocco Rome

The display of toiletries at Hotel Barocco Rome

The room’s layout quickly encaptures you thanks to its marble decoration and soft furnishings, though somewhat on the smaller side. I suppose you don’t come to Rome to stay in bed, do you? Over by the window, you’ll find a thin writing desk, perfect if like us you like to keep an eye on work or get a couple of emails done on a morning. On the opposite side of the room is a large wardrobe fitted with a safe and slippers.

By far my favourite part of staying at Hotel Barocco Rome is the robe, it didn’t take me long to get into my robe and slippers to relax after a long day of exploring. Unfortunately, my only downside to the room was that on the evening we could hear a guitarist playing songs until 1 am. It was so loud Cora was even managing to sing to the tune. This I know is not an issue with the hotel but not something I wanted to hear so clearly until the early hours.

The bathroom and room key at Hotel Barocco Rome

The bed is made up and looked so welcoming especially with the robes folded on the bed ready. The bathroom is also made up to look oh so very inviting. So much so, it didn’t take us long before we had a bath.

If you’re looking for a slightly larger, slightly more luxurious room at Hotel Barocco then consider upgrading to one of the suites. Alternatively, you can stay in one of the other rooms with either single or twin beds.

Hotel Barocco Rome Services

Bar / Lounge

There is a bar/lounge area with 2 rooms just up the stairs from the reception area. Within the lounge, there is a small bar and menus offering up light sandwiches. The bar offers up many different drinks and cocktails. The lounges are decorated luxuriously with soft sofas and rich colors.

Breakfast

Unfortunately, due to an early flight, we had to leave the hotel prior to breakfast being served. Which is a real shame judging by the amazing photos on the Hotel Barocco website.

Concierge

The hotel Concierge service is what they pride themselves on the most. While we didn’t use the service they do offer help on storing luggage, getting attraction tickets and currency exchange.

Activities

The Hotel also have over 15 activities and tours available to book. These include open top bus tour, visiting the Vatican City and museums. Also highlights of Baroque Rome, Caravaggio and Bernini and many more. These can be booked before arriving to Rome or as you can here at reception.

WIFI

The hotel offers up free wifi within the hotel and is connected through a passcode. The information for the internet was on a laminated piece of paper in our room. The wifi is good for doing a few emails but not for streaming films. We were happy enough with it as we managed to get some work done while we were there. While on our visit the manager had mentioned that the Wifi was being updated to 100mbs and would still remain free of charge to guests.

TV

All rooms are fitted with a wide-screen TV with Sky. This provides you with in-room access to hundreds of channels in a variety of different languages including Sky Sports, something that’s very rare anywhere in the world. It’s something I know my dad who never fails to miss a rugby match would really appreciate.

Staff

The staff were friendly and helpful, our luggage was brought to us once we had got to our room. We were kindly shown some of the amenities in the room such as where the safe was, how to work the TV and the mini fridge. I had asked at reception for a bucket of ice to take to the room, I was pointed towards the bar where Tony would help me. Unfortunately Tony wasn’t there so I went back to reception and they helped me straight away.

The welcome fruit bowl in the room at Hotel Barocco Rome

The staff were polite, friendly and willing to help no matter what the problem. The key was quite large and so they asked that it was left with reception while you go out for the day. This wasn’t an issue as it was one less thing to carry around all day.

Rome City Tax

When staying in any form of accommodation within Rome as a tourist you’ll be charged with an additional city tax on top of the cost of your room. Hotel Barocco has information printed out in the reception lobby, alternatively, you can read more about the tourist accommodation tax here.

Conclusion

Hotel Barocco is perfect for a couple of luxury nights in the city of Rome. The level of service here impeccable and the incredible attention to detail within any room is what makes this stay what it is. If you’re only here for a short time then, of course, you want to experience everything Rome has to offer. It’s thanks to the central location of the Hotel Barocco that we believe you can. We’re already planning to return to Rome in the very near future and will be looking to stay here again when we do.

Hotel Barocco also have sister hotels available in Sardina and Tuscany if you are planning a trip around Italy.

We were provided with a complimentary one nights stay here in return for our honest opinion. 

  • 96%
    Location - 96%
  • 89%
    Room - 89%
  • 94%
    Facilities - 94%
  • 90%
    Value For Money - 90%
92%

Summary

There’s no doubt that the Hotel Barocco is the height of luxury in Rome, so much so you’ll struggle to leave your room and get out there and explore. However, thanks to its fantastic location you can be at the very best attractions in a matter of minutes. We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to stay at Hotel Barocco again.

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