- A former 17th century restored convent
- Located in the charming area of Trastevere and a short stroll from shops, bars and restaurants
- Relax in the hotel's tranquil garden
Located in a popular area of Trastevere, the Donna Camilla Savelli is a former 17th century convent designed by Borromini offering an oasis of calm amongst the hustle and bustle of Rome. This bohemian area sits to the west of the river Tiber and houses many bars and restaurants along its narrow cobbled streets, whilst within walking distance of the many famous landmarks.
The renovation from convent to hotel has been skilfully completed in keeping with the original Baroque period, featuring decorative ceilings, antique furniture and individual guest rooms located in the nuns former quarters. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast either in the breakfast room, or in summer months in the tranquil courtyard garden where you can relax and plan your day's sightseeing amongst ancient surroundings. The hotel's facilities also include a bar and rooftop terrace promising breathtaking views across this eternal city.
The hotel has 99 rooms (official rating 4 star) Child prices apply to ages 2-11 years.
Bars & Restaurants
A hot and cold buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7am - 10am. Includes a vegan corner.
Overlooking the capital hills, the terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or arrange an exclusive dinner. The terrace provides stunning views out over the city.
Il Ferro e il Fuoco Restaurant
Opened in December 2018 "Il Ferro e il Fuoco" restaurant serves traditional gastronomic cuisine with a touch of innovation with the curious and original Renaissance Tasting Menu. This offers an authentic visual tasting experience.
Spa & Wellness
This beauitiful garden boasts a baroque fountain and stunning views of the hotel exterior and church. This is the perfect retreat after a day exploring the sights.
Parking & Wifi
Limited spaces are available on request and costs approx. €20 per day.
Stay connected with the wifi available free of charge.
About the location
Rome – the Eternal City – is often said to be the world’s greatest open-air museum, boasting hundreds of historic sights around every corner and in every square. There’s so much to see and do that you’d need a month to take it all in, but a week or less is enough to give you a taste of Italy’s incredible capital.
With more than 3,000 years under its belt, Rome has long been one of the world’s leading centres of culture. There are masterpieces like the Sistine Chapel
, numerous wine-fuelled feasts to partake in, and a raft of iconic sights, including the world’s largest amphitheatre – the Colosseum
Best of all, the majority of Rome’s attractions are within walking distance of each other, so you’ll be able to soak up the Roman way of life as you walk to the Pantheon
or Trevi Fountain
. Maybe you’ll discover a hidden church with beautiful frescoes or a secret trattoria serving excellent wine from the Lazio
hills. (See our small-group food tour
.) That’s when the phrase ‘when in Rome’ really comes in handy...
The hotel is 60 minutes transfer from Fiumicino airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Classic Double Room
Max 2 Adults, 1 Cot
Located in the new wing of the convent, classic rooms have been newly built and are furnished in an elegant style with a four-poster bed (double bed only).
Max 3 Adults
The Superior Rooms are obtained from cells that were once used by nuns. The quiet and romantic atmosphere of the rooms is characterized by "noble" colors such as brown, ivory white and green. They can be double or twin beds and sleep up to two people.
Executive Double Room
Max 2 Adults
The Executive Rooms are also obtained from the nuns' cells. Most of them offer a wonderful view of the garden or the roofs of Trastevere. Light colors create a relaxing atmosphere in a unique place, embellished with exposed wood beams and period furniture, as well as luxurious details. They can be double or twin beds. They sleep up to two people.
Based on 1475 traveller reviews
89% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Expensive for what was on offer, Unhelpful receptionist
Oct 24 2020
The hotel is a former convent and as such is a beautiful building. There were only a handful of guests there when we visited, and the restaurants were closed during the day after breakfast. I had...
The hotel is a former convent and as such is a beautiful building. There were only a handful of guests there when we visited, and the restaurants were closed during the day after breakfast. I had emailed the hotel in advance to say it was our wedding anniversary. All the staff at the hotel were fantastic, except for one sullen, unhelpful receptionist, who really clouded our visit. She did not wish us happy anniversary on arrival, and gave us the wrong room type. she clearly had not checked the notes on her system. We got the room changed but when I rang down to ask for bath robes (there were supposed to be robes in every room), I was unbelievably told to 'ask again tomorrow'! When I said words to the effect of 'you have to be kidding', robes miraculously appeared. The next day, my husband asked for milk to have with our tea. The same receptionist said we couldn't have any, as the restaurant was closed. This is not a Holiday Inn, this is a 4 star plus hotel, for which we paid ??190 per night! My husband had to leave the hotel and go and find a shop that sold milk, in the rain! We paid for an upgraded room and the bathroom was so small you could literally not swing the proverbial cat (see photo). Considering there were so few guests, and we could not get anything to eat or drink in the hotel after breakfast, an upgrade would have been appreciated by way of compensation (especially given it was our wedding anniversary). To charge full price but not offer full facilities is poor, and the hotel was let down big time by the receptionist.
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“ Excellent-we really didn't want to leave.
Oct 03 2020
This hotel has everything for a memorable trip to Rome.Firstly, the building dates to the mid 17th century founded by an Italian noblewoman, Donna Camilla Virginia Savelli(Farnese) and was an...
This hotel has everything for a memorable trip to Rome.Firstly, the building dates to the mid 17th century founded by an Italian noblewoman, Donna Camilla Virginia Savelli(Farnese) and was an Augustinian nunnery and Monastery.The grotto below was used to hide Jews in WW11.The convent church is set perpendicular to the reception area.So we entered this historic building in a taxi from Fiumecino Rome airport through a magnificent, Baroque portal.
We were greeted by the ultra professional, efficient and charming Alessandro and Maria.We were shown to a room on the second floor(there are lifts) but you have to use the grand staircase to experience the nun's footsteps.
The room was........gorgeous.Historic, preserved, wooden ceiling, antique furniture, Juliet balcony with shutters overlooking a beautiful, tranquil courtyard garden( nun's cloister) plus breathtaking views of Rome and luxuriously comfortable bed.
The en-suite was in keeping with the building with an electric point to the side of the mirror.N.B.3 pin euro plug.We had 2 pin euro adaptors so had to buy 3 pin adaptor.Good, high wattage hair drier-so needn't have brought my own.In-room coffee/tea tray but no milk provided however Alessandro organised milk for me which was kept cool in the in-room fridge/mini bar.The wardrobe provided enough space for our 5 day stay and the safe within that area above the mini bar was of a good size.
The room was supremely quiet in stark contrast to our hotel room in Sardinia.We never heard the cleaning staff but the rooms were kept immaculately.
Social distancing was observed by all staff and most of the clients.Everyone wore masks in communal areas.Breakfast entailed ordering from a buffet which was displayed in a porticoed area off the main corridor.Items placed on a tray for you which one then carried or had carried for you to the enchanting courtyard garden.
The church which is part of the hotel still holds sevices and is truly beautiful housing a painting of St.Augustine of Hippo by Carlo Maratta-what a find!!!
Whilst staying at the hotel an Itialian film crew were filming Woody Allen filmed To Rome With Love in suite 504 too).A rather splendid wedding was held here too but no noise after 12.00 p.m.There is a lovely, roof-top terrace where you can sit and survey the whole of Rome-great for taking city view shots and chilling out after dinner.
The location of the hotel is perfect on Via Garibaldi looking down on the city of Rome.We walked to a few of the many restaurants in Trastevere within 10-15 minutes along romantic, narrow, historic streets.It is also near to the most impressive fountain-Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, at the top of Janiculum hlll (known as 8th hill of Rome) on which the hotel(convent) was built and only a short walk.
We really felt comfortable and safe in room 208 (executive room) and
really didn't want to leave this gem of a hotel.I hope we can return after the covid 19 epidemic has been eradicated/abated.Many thanks to the hotel staff who did such a wonderful job under trying circumstnces.Gracie mille.
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