Across a narrow street from two of Rome's Imperial Forum archaeological sites, this 78-room hotel is 100 meters from the Roman forum entrance and 300 meters from the Colosseum.
Pros: Superb location, RIGHT next to The Forum, just blocks from The Colosseum and adjacent to several restaurants. Standard rooms run a bit small, as all classic European hotels do, but was clean n cozy and felt like home in no time. Top floor restaurant was good and panoramic view was excellent. The true gem at this hotel, however, was the amazing staff, who were all pleasant and helpful and genuinely offered hospitality every single time I came into contact with any of them. Definitely a smaller, boutique style property but the excellent staff n superb location make Hotel Forum top notch. Recommended. Would stay again.
Pros: Both the maître d'hôtel and the bar manager were incredibly helpful and friendly. Great views of part of the Forum from the roof terrace. There is also a terrace on the 2nd floor which was always completely empty on my visit; great for some peace and quiet after the tourist packed streets. The location is fantastic if you want both the Colosseum and Forum on your door step.Cons: The bed in my room probably needed the mattress changing, it felt like it dipped in the middle. The restaurant is open to the public so can get busy, while i was there there was a wedding reception one evening which, as a solo traveller especially, would have meant a rather awkward dining experience. The room I occupied backed onto the back street where there is an Irish bar, this was quite loud in the evenings, but with the windows shut, not loud enough to prevent sleep.
Pros: Everything we expected we got and then some. Food is excellent. The roof top bar was a delight at sunset. The staff was more than helpful in every way. Wish I could remember their names, they're first class. Location is great.Cons: The only con we had was the mattress was very stiff.