Rome, Italy

Nerva Boutique Hotel

Price per night from$345.04

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 (EUR317.27), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Classical civilisation


By Augustus’ Forum

Nerva Boutique Hotel breathes new life into a classical Roman building: rooms are decorated with punches of colour, bold patterns, geometric prints and dreamy limited-edition artworks; the bright-white breakfast room, which spies on the street, is equally lovely. Thanks to Nerva’s city-centre location (the hotel is right beside the mighty Forum of Augustus, a fettuccine’s throw from all the main sights), exploring the city is deliciously easy. When in Rome and all that…

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Need to know


18, including four suites.


10.30am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 1pm.


Double rooms from £298.74 (€349), including 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 usually include Continental breakfast (otherwise €22 per person).


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.


Small four-legged Smiths are invited.


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


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

Italian indulgence is on offer up at light-filled, pattern-clad Aurora Bistrot & Bar, mere steps from the Colosseum. 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. Not an early riser? Head down for brunch instead, where avocado toast is served with a Puglian twist and washed down with a freshly squeezed juice.

Hotel bar

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

Last orders

A magnificent Continental breakfast is served between 7am and 10.30am, brunch is 11am to 2.30pm, and drinks and aperitivo are served between 5pm and 11.30pm.

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.


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Nerva Boutique Hotel
Via Tor de' Conti, 3

Nerva Boutique Hotel’s closest neighbour is the Forum of Augustus; despite its city-central postcode, the hotel is quiet and peaceful, tucked away down a little side street.


Rome’s main international hub, Fiumicino Airport, is 40 kilometres away (an hour’s drive). Hotel transfers are €60 one way (up to two passengers) or €70 (up to four). 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 from Florence, Milan, Naples, Venice, Turin and Bari pull into Termini station, a 10-minute drive from Nerva (


You can easily pick up a hire car at either airport; daily parking at the closest car park (Via S.Agata dei Goti) costs €40 daily. Or, the car park at 35 Via Napoli, about a kilometre away by foot, costs €25 a day. There’s also street parking on Via Cavour (€12 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. 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 at Piazza Trilussa serves typical Italian food in a typically warm environment; the wine selection is equally praiseworthy. Assunta Madre serves succulent seafood and toothsome fish in a dining room styled with exposed brick and dark, masculine hues. Per Me 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 on Via dei Banchi Vecchi has earned itself great acclaim 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?


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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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Price per night from $345.04