Forte  3 stars

Via Margutta 61, Rome, Italy, 00187  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This hotel tries hard to give you the feeling of living in the high style of the 17th century. Not all of the décor is authentic and some of it is a bit heavy handed. However, there are lots of lovely real antiques. The sleeping rooms are adequately sized, clean and very comfortable. If need to keep in touch via the internet, you’ll be happy to know that wi-fi is available.


The three-star Hotel Forte is centrally located on the elegant via Margutta, the main scene of action in the famous film Roman Holiday.

The hotel is set in a historical building considered to be a cultural asset of Rome. Its interior design is correspondingly maintained in classier style. However the guests can take advantage in the modern amenities including Wi-Fi and parking.

18 hotel rooms are equipped with plasma TV, air conditioning and hair dryer.

The hotel is close to Roma Termini railway station.

Number of rooms   20.

City Center Rome - 4600 ft
Airports Ciampino (CIA) - 9.5 mi, Leonardo da Vinci International (Fiumicino) (FCO) - 13.7 mi
Train Stations Roma Termini - 1.1 mi, Roma San Pietro Station - 1.6 mi
Underground stations Piazza di Spagna metro station - 1400 ft, Flaminio - 2300 ft
Restaurants Il Gabriello (cuisine: Italian) - 400 ft, Dilla (cuisine: Italian) - 300 ft
Parks Pincio Gardens (Monte Pincio) - 1800 ft
Beaches Stabilimento La Cannuccia - 4200 ft, Bagni Belvedere - 1.0 mi


Single, double, triple and family rooms are decorated with elegant furnishings and textiles.

The en-suite amenities include air conditioning, bathroom with shower or tub, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, satellite plasma TV, phone, mini bar and safe.

Children under two years stay for free on existing bed. Baby cots are provided at extra charge (EUR 10 per night).

Dining options

Traditional continental breakfast makes part of some room deals.

There is a bar service in the lobby area for those who wish to have light snacks and drinks during the day.

At the hotel Forte guests are invited to a buffet breakfast served for free. 


Business guests are provided with the basic business services such as fax, printing, e-mail and photocopying.

Wi-Fi is available in the entire property at EUR 5 per day.


The hotel doesn’t dispose of the recreational services.

Additional features

The hotel amenities include: 24-hour front desk, express check-in/out, luggage storage, safety deposit-box, tour desk, elevator, currency exchange, room service, laundry and ironing facilities, and concierge services.

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  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is EUR 5 per day

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is EUR 15 per day.

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



from  2 pm


until 04:00-12:00 hours

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of EUR 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Single, double, triple and family rooms are decorated with elegant furnishings and textiles.

The en-suite amenities include air conditioning, bathroom with shower or tub, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, satellite plasma TV, phone, mini bar and safe.

Children under two years stay for free on existing bed. Baby cots are provided at extra charge (EUR 10 per night).

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Bed type: Double Bed or Double Or Twin Beds or Double Beds
Size: 155 sq. feet
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Bed type: Triple
Size: 220 sq. feet
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Bed type: Double Bed or Double Beds
Size: 155 sq. feet

Forte LocationWhat's nearby

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  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
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What's nearby

What's nearby.

The hotel is placed within an easy walk from the following city attractions: Piazza di Spagna (200m), Villa Borghese (600m), Trevi Fountain (700m), the popular shopping areas of Via Condotti (200m) and Via Veneto (700m).

Tourist attractions
  • Spanish Steps
    400 ft
  • Trevi Fountains
    2300 ft
  • Fontana di Trevi
    2300 ft
  • Pantheon
    3000 ft
Popular areas
  • Via Margutta
    400 ft
  • Piazza di Spagna
    700 ft
  • Piazza del Popolo
    1700 ft
  • Via Veneto
    2300 ft
  • The Vatican
    2300 ft
Places of interest
  • spanische Treppe
    700 ft
  • New Rome Free Tour
    1000 ft
  • Obelisco de la Piazza del Popolo
    1700 ft
  • Aussichtspunkt
    1700 ft
  • Santa Maria della Concezione
    2000 ft
  • Church of the Immaculate
    2000 ft
  • Roma Guidada
    2300 ft
  • Fontaine de Trévi
    2300 ft
  • Piazza Barberini
    2300 ft
Shopping areas
  • Via Condotti
    700 ft
  • Via del Corso
    1400 ft
  • Museo dell'Ara Pacis (Valentino)
    1700 ft
  • Villa Borghese
    1700 ft
  • Modern Art Gallery Rome
    3300 ft
Underground stations
  • Piazza di Spagna metro station
    1000 ft
  • Flaminio
    2000 ft
  • Barberini Fontana di Trevi
    2300 ft

Local Attractions

  • St. Peter's Basillica
    1.1 mi
    Vatican City, Rome
  • Capitoline Museum (Musei Capitolini)
    5000 ft
    Piazza del Campidoglio 1, Rome
  • Palazzo Nuovo
    5000 ft
  • Palazzo dei Conservatori
    5000 ft
  • Viminale
    5000 ft

Near the hotel

  • Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
    2500 ft
    Piazza di Trevi, Rome
  • Pantheon
    3200 ft
    Piazza della Rotonda, Rome
  • Villa Medici - Accademia di Francia a Roma
    500 ft
    Viale della Trinita dei Monti, 1a, Rome
  • Barcaccia Fountain
    600 ft
    Piazza di Spagna, Rome
  • Trinita dei Monti
    800 ft
    Piazza Trinita dei Monti, Rome
  • East of Via del Corso
    1200 ft
  • Casa di Goethe
    1300 ft
    Via del Corso 18, Rome

Restaurants Nearby

  • Il Gabriello

    81% likes this, based on 731 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

    400 ft
    Via Vittoria, 51

    Phone: 0669940810

  • Dilla

    75% likes this, based on 181 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

    300 ft
    Via Mario de Fiori, 41
  • Il Baretto

    Cuisine: Italian

    200 ft
    Via del Babuino, 120
  • La Buvette

    70% likes this, based on 123 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European

    300 ft
    Via Vittoria 44

    Phone: 06-679-0383

  • Otello alla Concordia

    53% likes this, based on 356 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, European

    400 ft
    Via della Croce, 81

    Phone: (+39) 06 6791178

Getting there.

The hotel is located in the historical center of Rome 21km away from Fiumicino Airport and 1.7km away from Roma Termini railway.

Getting around.

The guests can order an airport shuttle (charges apply).

A bus stop is 100m away.

Parking is provided at a nearby location at EUR 15 per day.

Forte Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Forte

Average guest rating

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Based on 411 reviews

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  • Single

    Great location close to P.zza di Spagna, P.zza del Popolo and via del Corso. Great price.

    Although officilally non smoking, the corridors stank of tobacco smoke. Breakfast was adequate but stingy and the room very crowded. Wireless phone reception almost nil inside the hotel. Why the hotel charges extra for wi-fi and doesn't offer it as a courtesy I don't understand

    • Average rating
  • Family with children

    Clean and beatiful rooms. Exellent location.

    Terrible breakfastroom. Very simple breakfast. The bathroom was so small that the bathroom door could,nt open up properly

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    When we arrived from the airport, we were pleasantly surprised to encounter a short distance from our hotel to the amazing Spanish Steps, restaurants galore and shopping. Also an added bonus, the train station is a block away from Forte hotel. What more can we ask for, this was a great discovery for us! It help us commute from place to place. Staff was friendly and wiling to help, Breakfast service was good, with scrambled eggs or boiled, fresh fruit, cereal, milk, coffee, jams, toast, cold meats and a friendly staff to help with other needs. We Loved our stay at Hotel Forte and especially because of all the nearby attractions. Viator tours is a great company that help you with roman tours. We highly recommend this hotel.

    The nearby shops and restaurants.

    • Average rating
  • Couple


    Block money on credit card before payment

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    Location is fantastic as its tucked away in the beautiful Spagna area on a quiet street, but round the corner (literally one minute walk to the underground and the Spanish steps). Surrounded by restaurants, designer shops, walking distance to all tourist attractions. Hotel staff were helpful and friendly. We were offered a free upgrade as the hotel was not busy when we checked in. Staff always smiled and happy to assist with recommendations, booking transfers and tickets. Great value for money. Room had flatscreen tv and internet access. Basic hotel but very warm,friendly feel. I would highly recommend this hotel and would definately return on my next trip to Rome!

    Would have liked to have an iron, hair dryer and tea/coffee facility in room

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    Very good location, staff is really friendly and tried to help. Breakfast is ok.

    The WIFI is not free - which should be a standard for today, air conditioner was not working (it is central air condition that is not controlled in room, they said that it is not too hot to turn it on) and to sleep with opened window on 1 floor is too noisy, no tea/coffee stuff in the rooms.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    the location cannot be better for people who wants to be close to the city with all the sightseeing spots and the shopping

    • Average rating
  • Family with children

    Service and helpfulness of staff

    Rooms slightly small but really not an issue as it was only used for sleeping in

    • Average rating
  • Family with children

    The location of Hotel Forte, Rome, is fabulous. The staff were kind and helpful, particularly when we had arrived without our large suitcases as Air France had lost them for several days. Our room was quite comfortable and very pretty. The buffet breakfast very good.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    Roma was perfect and becouse of this hotel! The street is quiet and very charmy - with art gallerys. Good restaurants near by; all the turistic objective are close, you can walk in a very nice atmosphere. The stuff from the hotel were so nice and always with a big smille that makes you feel very comfortable. I cant wait the next tript to Rome to stay here, again.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    The location is the best feature of this hotel. Other than that the room was exceptional small, even for Europe. The cost per night was exhorbitant and not worth that price at all.

    Location. Convenient located in a very trendy art community wth easy acccess to the Piaz. De Espagne and the Metro.

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    Great location and friendly staff. Should be just fine for a short stay in Rome.

    The room was really small - and many rooms overlook the inner tiny "courtyard" and so are quite dark. We were only 3 days in Rome and so we were only in the room to sleep - but for longer stays the room would have been uncomfortable. Also, the breakfast is the poorest breakfast we have ever had in a hotel in Europe - store-bought and over-processed bread and everything else.

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    The location of the hotel is very good. The rooms were clean and the staff was polite and helpful.

    The breakfast should have been better. They had canned juice and fruits. Several people were facing problems with the toaster. They could have had more options for vegetarians like myself. The bathrooms did not have a tooth brush / tooth paste also which should have been there. The TV wasn't free and the WIFI (@ EUR 5 per day) did not have good connectivity atleast in my room.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    very clean and great location triple room very cramped staff very helpful

    the triple room with downstairs was very cramped and unsuitable as some of the party was clostraphobic and only i could sleep there but great otherwise

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    This was a very good choice of hotel which came recommended from friends. Excellent location, friendly staff, very clean quiet and comfortable room. Very good value without seeming too basic. Helpful desk staff, lovely lady in the breakfast room, nothing too much trouble. Would definitely use again.

    • Average rating
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