Rome, Italy

Fifteen Keys

Rates from (inc tax)$227.62

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 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21EUR), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Mod-Roman townhouse


Boho Monti neighbourhood

Remodeled townhouse turned boutique stay the Fifteen Keys Hotel may stir moving-to-Italy daydreams, with its city-center location and modern rooms. This bright hotel is blue and grey throughout and flooded with light, with sleek minimalist furnishings. Morning meals (and super-strength coffee) are taken in the leafy inner courtyard when weather allows; and the surrounding Monti neighbourhood has a wealth of dinner options. Stop by the hotel’s sea-blue bar for an apéritif or night-cap on the way home.

Smith Extra

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A glass of prosecco each, plus a selection of organic herbal teas and home-made patisserie


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Need to know


15, including one suite.


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


Double rooms from $227.62 (€209), 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.

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 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR230.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include a buffet breakfast (with seasonal fruit, cereals, organic yogurt, Italian ham and cheese, fresh breads, pastries and eggs), and use of the hotel’s bicycles.


Adventurous types can rent Vespas from the hotel, and in-room massage treatments can be arranged for those seeking more relaxed pursuits.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, bicycles to borrow. In rooms: TV, minibar, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Malin+Goetz bath products. There’s also an Illy espresso machine in the Terrace Blue and Master Grey Rooms.

Our favourite rooms

The Master Grey Room has a lovely little living space just outside the bedroom, and the Terrace Blue Room has a private outdoor space that’s particularly charming in the evening, when the city lights twinkle.

Packing tips

Bring boots made for walking and an elegantly understated holiday wardrobe (think capsule collection). Leave room in your bag for a bottle of wine and other Italian goodies.


The hotel entrance is wide enough for wheelchair access, but there’s a high step up to it. The lobby, breakfast room are wheelchair accessible, but the lift is only 50cm wide.


Dogs up to 10 kilogrammes are welcome to stay for €15 a night; dog bowls and a bed will be provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in Rome.


Babes-in-arms are welcome, but this isn’t a very child-friendly hotel. Cots and highchairs can be provided for very small Smiths.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Pick a table in the inner courtyard when weather permits; it has all the charms of streetside café dining, but with privacy and no traffic noise.

Dress Code

Channel your inner Italian and keep it effortlessly stylish in well-done classic pieces; think photo-worthy brunch with friends.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant, but breakfast is served in a light-filled downstairs room with floor-to-ceiling windows, and in the leafy interior courtyard. There’s a banquet of seasonal fruits, organic yoghurt, cereals, Italian hams and cheeses, fresh bread and pastries, and eggs-many-ways at the buffet breakfast. Juices, tea and coffee are also available.

Hotel bar

The bar is a casual and cosy area, with an expansive corner sofa, ocean-blue walls, a wall-to-wall bevelled mirror, a scattering of little tables and chairs, and twinkling gold lights. A selection of wines, cocktails, coffees or teas is available round the clock, and in the evenings there’s often live jazz and lounge music. The cocktail specialities change seasonally, but try the signature drink with ginger and mint when available. Cold sharing plates, including Caprese salad and melon with cured ham, are also available.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 10.30am Monday to Saturday and 8am to 11am on Sunday. Drinks are available in the bar area 24 hours a day.

Room service

There’s no room service, but your in-room minibar is stocked with drinks of both the soft and hard variety, and sweet and savoury Eataly snacks.


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Fifteen Keys
Via Urbana, 6/7


Rome Ciampino is 30 minutes away by car; Fiumicino is a 40-minute drive; arrange transfers to and from either with the hotel: €60 for up to three guests, €90 for five or €100 for up to eight.


Trains from Florence, Milan, Naples, Venice, Turin and Bari pull into nearby Termini station. Arrange a private transfer (€30 for up to three guests or €40 for up to eight) for the short drive to and from the hotel.


Unless you enjoy pretending to be a character from the Italian Job, leave the pulse-quickening city driving to professionals and locals. If you do drive, the nearest car park is 200 metres from the hotel, and prices vary depending on the size of car and length of stay.

Worth getting out of bed for

The Fifteen Keys Hotel is in the fabulously central Monti neighbourhood, and it’s a short walk away from the Roman Forum and Colosseum. The Trevi Fountain is a leisurely 20-minute stroll north. Borrow the hotel’s bikes and explore the area, or browse the boutiques in Rione. On the weekend, check out nearby Monti market, your typical street-stall affair, with locally made arts and crafts, or sign up for a cooking class at Pasta Chef and learn to make authentic Roman dishes, like cacio e pepe

Local restaurants

For laid-back lunches and dinners, head to Broccoletti (104 Via Urbana), just around the corner from the hotel. The restaurant offers a fresh and light take on classic trattoria dishes and breads, including mouthwatering foccacia, baked on-site daily. Eat pizza like the locals – thin crust, wood-fired – at Pizzeria Alle Carrette (95 Via della Madonna dei Monti, +39 06 679 2770), which is open only for dinner. We recommend an order of fried courgette flowers to nibble on while you wait for mains. Locavores will love dinners (and brunches) at Urbana 47, with its regional Lazio dishes. Start with the pumpkin and potato millefoglie and end with the creamy cheesecake.

Local cafés

At bakery Zia Rosetta there are smoothies, coffee, and a selection of artisanal sandwiches made on ‘rosette’ rolls; they’re an excellent takeaway snack for a day of urban exploring. Caffé Colette is a coffee shop within Urbana 47, and serves weekday Italian breakfasts of home-made croissants, ciambellone (a sweet pie), fruit tarts and tea and coffee. They also have an eggy, American-style breakfast and a bread-loaded Continental option; both come with juice or your choice of coffee.

Local bars

All exposed-beam ceilings and rustic concrete walls, Sacripante (59 Via Panisperna) is a bar within an art gallery that once housed an 18th-century Roman convent; it’s bar Inception. Order an aperitivo at the apothecary table-style counter and browse the modern-art collection. You’ll need a reservation and a password to gain access to the Jerry Thomas Project Speakeasy, so check their website before you go. Inside, an expert barman shakes up twists on classic cocktails (no vodka allowed, though) and musicians blowing, strumming and tapping out jazz music.



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Anonymous review

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 boutique hotel in the Eternal City and unpacked their timelessly chic Italian accessories, a full account of their dolce vita break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Fifteen Keys in Rome…

Via Urbana, where converted townhouse hotel Fifteen Keys resides, feels surprisingly calm, considering it's mere minutes away from Termini Station in the middle of Rome. But, that’s the neighbourhood for you; the Monti area is just a little bit boho, filled with restaurants, coffee bars and boutiques selling vintage one-offs, just a skip away from the Colosseum and within easy reach of Rome’s main highlights. Inside it’s all bright and modern, with high ceilings, large windows and just a hint of Scandi design.

Each of the 15 rooms are individually decorated, but all are painted in serene shades of grey and blue; some have exposed, white-brick walls and dainty balconies, and views of the inner courtyard or Rome’s rooftops. This is what your perfect Roman hideaway would look like. Downstairs, there’s a breakfast nook and a lounge-worthy bar with soothing blue walls, geometric pendant lights and an enormous corner sofa, but the quiet inner courtyard – perfect for alfresco breakfasts, espressos or apéritifs – is what really takes the torta

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