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Hotels around the Colosseum offer an excellent base for sightseeing, shopping and gay scene.
Domus Aurea, Opera Theatre and Trevi Fountain are all nearby. Rome’s main ‘gay street’, Via di San Giovanni, is located next to the Colosseum, with a few bars and more gay venues in the neighbourhood.
Why this hotel? Central location. New luxury choice. Close to gay scene. Free WiFi.
One of the best new luxury hotels in central Rome. The Radisson Blu es Hotel ticks all of our boxes, with two rooftop swimming pools (seasonal), modern gym, gourmet restaurant and luxurious spa.
Spacious, tastefully designed guest rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV and minibar. Some rooms have a private balcony with city views. A popular choice with gay travellers.
Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Fabulous views. Excellent dining. Free WiFi.
The closest 5-star hotel to the Roman gay scene, and just steps away from the amazing Colosseum and many other sights.
Palazzo Manfredi features the award-winning Aroma restaurant and a rooftop terrace with stunning city views. Guest rooms are elegantly furnished and quite large by European standards.
based on 171 reviews
Why this hotel? Near the gay nightlife. Nice view from the rooftop terrace. Free WiFi.
The Inn claims to be the only luxury hotel in Rome to have historic ruins inside which can be traced back 2,000 years.
Guest rooms feature modern facilities including flat screen TV’s, iPod docks and free WiFi. The Inn’s rooftop terrace is worth a special mention. You can enjoy breakfast whilst taking in breathtaking views.
Why this hotel? Classic luxury. Excellent dining. Walk to EMC gay sauna. Free WiFi.
Established in 1889, Hotel Majestic is located on one of Italy’s most exclusive streets, Via Veneto, and just 500 metres from the famous Spanish Steps.
This classic luxury hotel features spacious art deco rooms with super comfortable beds, marble bathrooms, balconies and free WiFi.
The hotel’s renowned gourmet Italian restaurant, Filippo La Mantia, is one of the best in town. There is a well-equipped gym, although Italy’s largest gay sauna EMC is just a short walk away.
based on 2707 reviews
Why this hotel? Award winner. Rome at its finest. Great location.
A Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List hotel and included in the ‘World’s 500 Best Hotels by Travel and Leisure, the St. Regis Rome is a dependable name when it comes to luxury.
Guest rooms and suites have a unique identity and the finest amenities. The St. Regis features an award-winning restaurant Vivendo and a fabulous health club and spa. Free WiFi in public areas.
Located just a short walk from boutiques and shops on Via Veneto, a 15-minute walk from the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain and a 10-minute walk to the famous gay sauna EMC.
For gay travellers who wish to explore other options in central Rome, we recommend the following well-rated hotels.
Why this hotel? Fabulous design. Apartment style. Easy access to gay scene. Free WiFi.
One of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Babuino 181 is located near the bustling streets of boutiques shops, between Piazza Del Popolo and the Spanish Steps.
Each large guest room features classy furniture in understated tones, king-sized bed, marble bathroom, flat screen satellite TV, Bose sound system, iPod dock, Nespresso machine, climate control, free WiFi.
The location is great. Some of Rome’s popular gay venues can be reached quickly by the metro or taxi. A fine choice for gay couples with some extra cash to spend.
based on 23 reviews
Why this hotel? Gay-popular choice. Classic design. Free WiFi.
Classic designer hotel by the Ferragamo family, Portrait Roma offers 14 design studios, perfectly blending 50’s styling with modern amenities such as flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, free WiFi.
Each studio has a marble bathroom and a kitchenette with dishwasher, microwave & minibar. No restaurant onsite, but breakfast is served to your room or on the rooftop terrace.
based on 542 reviews
Why this hotel? Exquisite apartments. Great location. Near Spanish Steps. Free WiFi.
Exquisite apartments in a historic building near the Spanish Steps.
Crossing Condotti has just 5 guest rooms and one Junior Suite – each with antique furnishings, original wooden ceilings, parquet floors, LCD TV, tea & coffee maker and free WiFi.
Hidden, private and comfortable. The emphasis is on making you feel ‘at home’. A perfect choice if you seek an alternative to a big hotel environment.
Why this hotel? Superb facilities. Excellent pool & dining. Free WiFi.
The Gran Melia ticks most of our boxes. This luxury urban resort sits on the bank of River Tiber just outside the Vatican City.
The hotel’s impressive range of facilities include a beautiful indoor/outdoor pool, a YHI wellness spa with massage service, sauna and gym with personal training services.
Guest rooms are spacious, and some have spectacular panoramic city views. WiFi is free in all areas. The onsite restaurants serve Italian and international food and fine wine.
Why this hotel? Beautiful location. Great for sightseeing. Free WiFi.
Hotel Raphael by Relais & Châteaux enjoys one of Rome’s most historic neighbourhoods, just steps away from the lively Piazza Novano.
The hotel’s rooftop terrace will wow you with a panoramic view of the city. The compact guest rooms (some designed by famous architect Richard Meier) feature marble bathrooms, parquet floors, satellite TV, Bose entertainment systems and free WiFi.
Rome’s major attractions like the Pantheon and St. Peter’s Church are just a short walk away.
based on 1507 reviews
Why this hotel? Rooftop restaurant. Fabulous views. Great location. Free WiFi.
Perhaps not the very first but definitely one of the very best. The rooms & suites at this 5-star hotel feature large marble bathrooms, free WiFi, modern furniture and modern artworks.
The views from the rooftop restaurant are spectacular – a perfect spot to have a late-night drink and enjoy Rome. There are two gourmet restaurants and a bar with an impressive selection of wine.
The First Roma is just a short walk from the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, and 5 minutes from Flaminio metro station with easy access to other parts of Rome.