Rome, Italy

Chapter Roma

Rates per night from$159.64

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR144.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

History cast anew

Setting

Rome’s anvil

Rubbing shoulders with rione Regola and the Jewish Quarter, Chapter Roma is cast in the image of its surroundings, forged of equal parts glamour and industry. Surrounded by narrow cobbled streets lined with old houses and workshops, this forward-thinking hotel is strolling distance from Europe’s oldest jewish quarter and several renaissance palazzos, ensuring history is far from being confined to its footnotes. Regola’s industrial heritage can be read in the exposed brick walls and black-steel furniture, the latter a tribute to the blacksmiths that once populated the neighboring streets. Contemporary flourishes come courtesy of designers like Tom Dixon, Seletti and Moroso, and the sultry lobby bar is adorned with the work of some of the city’s best street artists. Perhaps more importantly, it’s popular with locals and guests alike, fast becoming known for serving some of the best negronis in town.

Smith Extra

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A drink each at the lobby bar, and a smoothie and yoghurt pot each at the juice bar

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

42, including three suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $159.64 (€144), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €6.00 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates don’t include breakfast, a Continental buffet full of Italian classics and delicacies inspired by Rome’s Jewish quarter – sour-cherry tarts and ricotta cheese, for example.

Also

Bear in mind that some local businesses and restaurants will be closed over the Shabbat, lasting from sunset on Friday till nightfall on Saturday.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV; minibar; Marshall Bluetooth speakers; La Bruket bath products.

Our favourite rooms

From smallest to largest, every room is finished to the same eye-pleasing standard, with noble wooden floors and striking furnishings by Tom Dixon, Seletti, Diesel and Moroso. The bathrooms are equally impressive, with cement walls, granite floors and brass fittings. Ask for one of the corner rooms, which have dual aspect views and an orange velvet sofa hugging the wall.

Packing tips

Bring your favourite camera – Regola and the Jewish Quarter are full of picturesque streets and small piazzas.

Also

There aren’t any adapted rooms at the hotel, making it unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Pet‐friendly

Small pets (under five kilos) stay for free. See more pet-friendly hotels in Rome.

Children

All ages are welcome, but the hotel is better suited to adults.

Food and Drink

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Dress Code

Take inspiration from the artwork in the lobby, going bold and bright.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant per se, but the lobby bar serves snacks and light meals with an emphasis on fresh market produce. 

Hotel bar

The lobby bar is the hotel’s social heart, where dusky marble rubs shoulders with eye-popping orange velvet and dark parquet, giving the space a rakish and moody appeal. The grittier side of the city is on show too – the dressier elements are offset by industrial fittings and murals by some of Rome’s most acclaimed street artists. Join local creatives over fresh juices, coffee and smoothies in the daytime, and sip Negronis on the sultry velvet sofas after dark. 

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7am to noon. The lobby bar is open from 7am to midnight.

Room service

Pizzas, soups, sandwiches, salads, cold platters and sweet treats can be delivered to your room around the clock.

Location

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Address
Chapter Roma
Via di S. Maria de' Calderari, 47
Roma
00186
Italy

Chapter Roma is hidden down a narrow side street in Regola, right on the border with Sant’Angelo, Rome’s Jewish quarter. The River Tiber is a few minutes’ stroll to the south; the Spanish Steps are a 20-minute walk to the north.

Planes

Rome Ciampino is technically the closest, but you’re more likely to be arriving at larger Fiumicino, one of Europe’s busiest hubs. There are direct flights to the latter from all over Europe and many larger US destinations. From Fiumicino, it’ll take around 40 minutes to drive to the hotel; give our Smith24 team a call if you’d like them to arrange flights and transfers for you.

Trains

Rome’s main station, Termini, is just over 3km from the hotel. High-speed Trenitalia services arrive there from Milan, Venice, Naples and Florence. Once you’re at Termini, hop in a cab, which should take around 15 minutes.

Automobiles

The Italians’ passion for motorsports sometimes spills into the streets – sudden lane changing, speeding and gung-ho overtaking are all fairly commonplace. Many visitors get by without a car, but if you do want to bring one, be aware that the hotel’s within one of the city’s restricted zones. Private vehicles are banned from 6.30am–7pm Monday to Friday, and 10am–7pm on Saturday; if you’re caught behind the wheel, you’ll face a hefty fine. The closest private car park is 200m from the hotel – prearrange your valet parking (at an extra cost) with the concierge to avoid fines.

Worth getting out of bed for

Set back from Rome’s tourist hotspots, Chapter Roma is the perfect base for forays into the Jewish Quarter and Regola, a long-time industrial enclave that’s held onto its workshops and markets. The hotel’s art-filled lobby bar makes a fine preface or conclusion to your ventures, filled with guests and Romans alike. Often overlooked in favour of the city’s iconic monuments, Rome’s Jewish Quarter (often called the Jewish Ghetto by Romans, both Jewish and otherwise) has a history that’s equally rich and long. Standing in one form or another since 2 BC, it’s the oldest Jewish settlement in Europe, having witnessed the rise and fall of many empires. The quiet, cobbled streets and houses that line them are now much sought-after by Rome’s well-heeled residents, but the Ghetto’s name stands as evidence that things weren't always this way. Hemmed in by walls from 1555 to 1888, it was once overcrowded, but residents made the best of their lot, weaving their culture into Roman life. The most prominent Jewish building is the Great Synagogue, also home to the city’s Jewish Museum. The cultural legacy is also visible in the quarter’s restaurants and bakeries, many with Jewish elements to their menus. While it may not be connected to Judaism, don’t miss the ominous Mouth of Truth outside the Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin. Dating from around the first century, the flat marble disc depicts a male face with a gaping mouth. If you’re feeling intrepid, place your hand inside and tell a lie – according to Roman legend, there’s a chance it could be bitten off. For a hit of high-renaissance splendour, take a tour of Palazzo Farnese, designed in parts by Michelangelo and said to have been one of the most imposing Roman palaces of the 16th century. English tours are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Local restaurants

For a lunch steeped in local culture, try one of the branches of Baghetto on Via del Portico d'Ottavia. This Jewish-Roman restaurant has two outposts on the same street, one specialising in meat dishes, the other focused on fish, cheese and creamy kosher foods, often with Arabic influences. Pierluigi is an enticing prospect for dinner, famous for the pedigree of its seafood and its 1,500-bottle-strong wine list. Trading since 1938, the restaurant has seen trends come and go, but savvy management has ensured it’s not lost step with the times, looks or otherwise. Camponeschi, in Piazza Farnese, is one of Rome’s favourite fine-dining restaurants. The gilt-framed and candlelit dining rooms have been overseen by the same family for generations, who’ve prized food and service in equal measure. Arrive early and have an apéritif in the wine bar, mingling with well-heeled Romans as they arrive for their post-work tipple.

Reviews

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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this neighbourhood-inspired hotel in Rome and unpacked their purchases from local hangout Trastevere, a full account of their break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Chapter Roma in Rome…

Being a trot from the Spanish steps will work wonders for any Roman hotel, but it does mean being headquartered in one of the city’s most tourist-heavy enclaves. If you’re hunting for a hotel that’s still very much in the centro storico but slightly back from the fray, then set your sights on Chapter Roma, a stylish newcomer in sought-after rione Regola. Dressed by acclaimed design studios like Tom Dixon, Moroso, Seletti and Diesel, the hotel isn’t stuck in the past; instead, it’s very much focused on the Rome of today – the city’s unfinished chapter, shall we say. The building dates from the 1800s and still has vaulted ceilings and stone arches on the ground floor, meaning history is far from absent. But, like Regola itself, the past isn’t just something to be observed, it’s constantly being made new again. Materials like brass and jet-black steel recall the area’s popularity with blacksmiths, but the metals have been shaped into designs that go hand in hand with cutting-edge work from artists like Willy Verginer, Alice Pasquini and Warios, one of Rome’s most prolific street artists. Down in the lobby, you’ll find a suave bar that seems made for sipping negronis, but this too doubles as a café and creative hub by day, ensuring the hotel is woven into the local community.

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