Rome, Italy

Nerva Boutique Hotel

Rates from (ex tax)$111.67

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 (EUR114.08), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Classical civilisation

Setting

By Augustus’ Forum

You can teach old dogs new tricks, if you’re Nerva Boutique Hotel, which injects a dose of modernity into a graceful historic building. Rooms are kitted out with vivid colour pops, bold patterns, geometric prints and limited-edition prints; there’s also a lovely bright-white breakfast room. Stay here and you’ll have the Rome's best bits on your doorstep: Nerva occupies a peaceful city-centre side street, right beside the Forum of Augustus, a fettucine’s throw from the Colosseum, Pantheon and other heritage heavyweights…

Smith Extra

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A bottle of local wine (Franciacorta in summer; red in winter) on arrival

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

19, including four suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 1pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $112.01 (€104), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €4.00 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 (EUR114.08), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include Continental breakfast (a generous spread of top-notch local cheeses and hams, house-made honey and just-baked cakes and cornetti), plus daily afternoon tea.

Also

The hotel has a chauffeur-driver Mercedes-Benz, should you wish to be ferried around in style. A personal shopper can be arranged to help guests plunder the city’s brilliant boutiques.

At the hotel

Breakfast room; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: desk, TV, free bottled water, minibar, organic bath products.

Our favourite rooms

We love the Master Suites for their romantic mezzanine bedroom and handsome high-ceilinged living area. Spy on the Forum and the hotel’s quiet street from the comfort of these suites, which are decorated with colour-pop limited-edition artworks and photographs.

Packing tips

1) Come armed with a list of Roman restaurants you’d like to feast at (the hotel will also point you in the direction of some trusted favourites). 2) It’s worth booking hold luggage so that you can ship back some local olive oil and wine. 3) Deliberately ‘forget’ a thing or two, so you can buy Roman versions.

Also

Small four-legged Smiths are invited.

Pet‐friendly

Petite pooches can come too. See more pet-friendly hotels in Rome.

Children

Little Smiths can come too. Cots can be added to some rooms (free of charge). Babysitting can be arranged for €34 an hour (you’ll need to book at least two hours in advance).

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Your favourite corner of the bright white breakfast room (we loved the seats by the big arched window, which spies on the street).

Dress Code

Relaxed Roman: linen and leather, perhaps...

Hotel restaurant

Instead of a fully blown restaurant, Nerva has a cosy breakfast room that doubles up as a tea room and bar area, depending on the time of day. Breakfasts here are a delight, thanks to house-made honey and jams, just-baked cakes and cornetti, seasonal fruits and cheeses and cured meats sourced from artisanal suppliers. Generously, the hotel also serves a daily on-the-house afternoon tea, starring fresh pastries and cakes, plus brewed-for-you tea and coffee.

Hotel bar

The bar has a robust selection of Italian wines and spirits; just let staff know your preferred poison.

Last orders

A magnificent Continental breakfast is served between 7am and 10am. Obliging staff will pour drinks from the bar area in the breakfast room.

Room service

Order ham, cheese, salmon, sandwiches, pastries, champagne and wine to your room around the clock. Minibars are stocked with soft drinks and alcohol (including champagne and Italian wine), biscuits, crisps and other snacks.

Location

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Address
Nerva Boutique Hotel
Via Tor de' Conti, 3
00184
Rome
Italy

Planes

Rome’s main international hub, Fiumicino Airport, is 40 kilometres away (an hour’s drive). Hotel transfers are €50 one way (up to three passengers) or €65 (up to five). There’s also Ciampino Airport, 25 kilometres from the hotel. EasyJet offers direct flights to Fiumicino (Alitalia also runs a regular service), and Ryanair flies direct to Ciampino from a wide range of European cities.

Trains

Trains from Florence, Milan, Naples, Venice, Turin and Bari pull into Termini station, a 10-minute drive from Nerva (www.romatermini.com).

Automobiles

You can easily pick up a hire car at either airport; daily parking at the closest car park (S.Agata dei Goti) costs €40 daily. There’s also street parking on Via Cavour (€8 daily) and if you get lucky, free parking on the white lines. From Rome, follow the Roma Est exit, then take the Tangenziale Est exit (East Beltway) towards San Giovanni. Take the exit for San Giovanni and follow the signs to Roma Centro/Colosseo. Don’t forget to let staff know your arrival in advance – there’s a restricted traffic area, so they need to notify the chaps and chapesses at City Hall.

Worth getting out of bed for

Start with the Forum of Augustus, which is a minute’s walk away at Piazza del Grillo. (It’s particularly dramatic illuminated at night.) The Colosseum is less than 10 minutes away on foot, at Piazza del Colosseo, natch. Ask Nerva nicely and they’ll arrange a walking tour of the city with an expert guide. If trudging around sounds too onerous, opt for a tour in a horse-driven carriage. Explore the Monti area and its authentic cafés, bistros and restaurants. Walk to the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps. The grandly-named Altar of the Fatherland is a 15-minute walk from the hotel at Piazza Venezia. If you need to escape the city’s buzz, go for a wander around Orto Botanico, Rome’s peaceful botanic gardens. St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican City are a 40-minute walk from Nerva, or a 15-minute bus ride.

Local restaurants

Enjoy proper Roman pizza and exemplary pasta at La Montecarlo on Vicolo Savelli. Enoteca Ferrara (+39 06 5833 3920) at Piazza Trilussa serves typical Italian food in a typically warm environment; the wine selection is equally praiseworthy. Assunta Madre (+39 06 6880 6972) serves succulent seafood and toothsome fish in a dining room styled with exposed brick and dark, masculine hues. Per Me (+39 06 687 7365) on Vicolo del Malpasso gets rave reviews for its swish Mediterranean cuisine; the ambitious tasting menus include ‘Sea Rhythms’ and ‘Between Earth and Sea’. See why Il Pagliaccio (+39 06 6880 9595) on Via dei Banchi Vecchi has earned itself two Michelin stars by opting for its 10-course tasting menu, whose dishes – courtesy of culinary maestro Anthony Genovese – pair European and Asian flavours to dazzling effect.

Local cafés

Antico Forno Roscioli’s cakes, breads and snacks aren’t cheap, but they are memorably delicious. You’ll find the upmarket patisserie on Via dei Chiavari (+39 06 686 4045). Bring us something back, would ya?

Reviews

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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 budget-boutique hotel in Italy and unpacked their ricotta cannoli, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Nerva Boutique Hotel in Rome…

We’ve been to Rome and we’ve brought you back a present: it’s small, colourful and perfectly formed; it goes by the name of Nerva Boutique Hotel, and we recommend you become friends. Nerva delivers everything you could want from a Roman holiday and then some – city-central location: check; bright and cosy breakfast room: yup; great-value rates (meaning more euros for shopping): sure. It’s easy on the eyes, too – housed in a gracious historic building, kitted out with fresh and playful interiors, and further decorated with excellent staff. Nerva’s obliging team will organise trips around the city in a chauffeur-driven Mercedes, personal-shopping expeditions, restaurant recommendations, on-loan laptops and so on. And then there’s that munificent Continental breakfast: the perfect fuel for trips to the Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps and all the other heritage highlights awaiting on your doorstep…

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