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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Rome villa close to Gianicolo Park

Above Trastevere

Situated 300 metres from Gianicolo Park east of the city centre, this 19th-century villa sits on one of Rome's seven hills facing the ancient wall built by Emperor Aurelius above Trastevere.

Outdoor pool

The outdoor pool is open in the summer and is set in the Grand Hotel Gianicolo's classical Italian garden; poolside tables and chairs offer a place to relax and enjoy a drink or light meal.

Air conditioning

Air-conditioned guestrooms feature cherry wood furniture and dark green damask drapes and down bedspreads, and come with wireless Internet; louvered wooden shutters open to overlook the garden and pool.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The freeform outdoor swimming pool, 25 metres on the diagonal, gives guests a refreshing respite from the Roman heat during the summer months, and the poolside bar serves drinks and snacks. In the summer season guests can also lunch or dine in the garden beside the swimming pool.

Pool is open daily from May through September from 9 AM to 9 PM. Swimming cap is required.

The wood-paneled, marble-floored Casanova Bar opens mid-morning and serves drinks, sandwiches, and salads. Italian fare is served daily for lunch and dinner at Restaurant Alla corte dei conti, and the hotel provides a breakfast buffet.

Wireless internet access is complimentary throughout Grand Hotel Gianicolo, and conference rooms can accommodate up to 110 people and span 1001 square feet (93 square meters). The hotel can provide catering service, as well as coffee breaks, lunch, and dinner for meetings and events. Secretarial services are available.

  • Free WiFi 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 93 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1001 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Total number of rooms - 48 
  • Express check-in 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Garden 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Restaurant 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Down comforter 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • Slippers 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Restaurant Alla corte dei conti - Located in the villa’s courtyard, the restaurant has preserved the original pavement and murals on the walls. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, serves Italian dishes and wines, and has al fresco dining in summer.

Each morning a buffet breakfast is served on the terrace located on the 4th floor, boasting views of the city of Rome and the Vatican.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel can arrange for rented scooters to be brought to the hotel. Gianicolo Park (300 metres away) and Villa Pamphili Park (one kilometre away), offer paths for walking and jogging.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for EUR 15 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 6 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: EUR 10 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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Excellent romantic break for a couple

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 30, 2017
We stayed at the Grand Hotel del Gianicolo in August 16 for our anniversary. First it is a beautiful hotel in a great quiet location but still easy walking distance to the city centre and also lovely dining area of Trastevere. The hotel were very generous in that waiting for us, completely by surprise to us both was a lovely bottle of fizz, local meats, olives and cheese! It started our holiday off fantastically and just what we needed after EasyJet delays wiping out 1 of our days. The room was comfortable, clean and reasonably up to date - remember Rome is an ancient city and this is not a modern glass fronted hotel! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the pool was popular but easy going with a good mix of couples and a few families - excellent cocktails and an ice cream if you fancy too. Breakfast was first class and the breakfast room on the roof offers fantastic views of the surrounds and out to the Vatican. Just along the road there is a viewpoint at Terrazza del Gianicolo which is outstanding and a definite snap to have in your holiday album. The cost was very reasonable, both of the accommodation and food/beverages though we dined out during the evenings. We would definitely stay here again if visiting Rome - a truly top hotel for couples on a romantic getaway.
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4 out of 5
by from montreal
Posted Oct 31, 2016
Location: See a great view of Rome
Everything about this hotel is very good. Good location, helpful staff. The only downfall would be the floor like mattress of the bed. Besides that, nothing to complain about.
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Gorgeous view of the city. Loved our stay.

5 out of 5
by from vancouver, canada
Posted Oct 20, 2016
We arrived early and didn't expect to be accommodated but the staff went over and above to help us out. Even buying us a couple glasses of wine while we waited Room was not updated but in amazing condition. Very clean and comfortable. Lots of marble Can't say enough.
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Lovely Stay in Rome

5 out of 5
Posted Oct 17, 2016
Pros: We loved the location, the views, the rooms and the service.
The hotel is in an excellent location. It is a quick taxi ride to both historic sites and the Vatican. Rooms are very clean and nicely appointed. I really enjoyed the breakfast that is included. The breakfast room has an amazing view over the city and the dome of St. Peter's. I was very pleased to be contacted by the hotel about transfer from either Airport or Cruise port directly to the hotel. We used their recommended service and were completely impressed by the driver and service.
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Lovely location and beautiful pool

3 out of 5
by from boston, ma
Posted Oct 11, 2016
Loved the walk to town - hotel is near botanical gardens / not a good hotel if you wa to be in the center. Perfect hotel if you like to walk and enjoy city parks. The room was clean but the decor was dark and not very pleasing. The staff was helpful and kind. But somehow not quite a luxurious hotel - a very nice hotel
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Excellent buffet and service!

4 out of 5
by from Ontario, Canada
Posted Sep 17, 2016
Pros: Great breakfast buffet/view of city! We enjoyed the garden view and appreciated the great service we received! Very clean! All marble floors!
Cons: Nothing! Only drawback was the location a bit far from city centre attractions. Not in walking distance.
Location: Vatican City is only a 15 min. walk. Walk to the park and take great pictures of the city! Great View.
We absolutely loved our stay at the Giancolo. Front Desk staff were excellent in providing services about the hotel and provided maps and directions for our inquiries and spoke English. We absolutely loved the buffet, great food and great view of the city on the 4th floor. We will definitely stay here again. Only drawback, not in walking distance to city centre attractions but for 3 Euros return trip on the bus stops about a 5 min. walk from the hotel. We also loved the gardens/grounds. Great scenery! LOVED IT! HOPING TO RETURN!
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Excellent hotel and a good location

5 out of 5
by from Lancashire
Posted Sep 13, 2016
Pros: Everything.
Very nice small hotel - more like a large villa on the hill overlooking rome, close to all the sites. They have a lovely breakfast room in a panoramic room on the roof which gives a really good view of the city. Staff very friendly and helpful and the pool was lovely - would definitely visit again.
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Great hotel with a very nice pool in Central Rome

4 out of 5
by from Sevenoaks, UK
Posted Aug 28, 2016
Pros: Nice pool, decent breakfast, very friendly staff, and central location. Hotel has less than 50 rooms so guests are treated to a more personal service.
Cons: Hotel is nice but was perhaps a little on the tired side so could use a bit of a spruce up. Bathrooms were OK but the shower was in need of an update.
Location: Trastevere is a short walk down the hill with loads of nice restaurants and shops nearby. We often walked to central Rome which was only 20 mins away.
Hotel: Very nice. We arrived very late and left very early and staff checking in/out were very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is located high upon the hill above Rome on the Vatican side of the river with amazing views from the breakfast room on the 4th floor. Public transport is within easy reach but walking about was easy. Rooms: A good size, with high ceilings and were nice and clean but the hotel could do with some renovation as the decor was very old fashioned but quite traditional. Beds were comfy and tiles on the floor kept things cool. Air-conditioning was noisy so took a bit of getting used to; air-conditioning in the second room (we were a party of 3) did not work and despite reporting this it never got fixed. Traffic outside was noisy and seemed to be the same no matter what time of the day or night. Sleeping with windows open was not an option for a restful sleep. Having said that it was nice to be able to open the windows as most hotels don't allow. Food: Breakfast was good but it would've been nice to have had better coffee, cut fresh fruit and danishes; hot food was limited to scrambled eggs and bacon; cakes for breakfast was interesting (although they were nice)!; there were cold meats/cheeses, yogurts, hard boiled eggs and cereals aplenty and lots of different types of fruit juices so overall breakfast was very acceptable. The club sandwiches we had by the pool were to die for and it was great to have a cold drink or ice-cream by the pool during the day.
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Good for a short stay

3 out of 5
by from London
Posted Aug 23, 2016
We stayed for 4 nights. The location is about a 15 min walk down in to the town or you can catch a bus which drops you off slightly out of town. The breakfast was good but restaurant for lunch was overpriced and not great. Reception staff can be a little moody.
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3 out of 5
by from Kansas City, MO.
Posted Aug 11, 2016
Pros: It was a very nice looking hotel with a wonderful breakfast.
Cons: There weren't enough wall adapters for US plugs and they did not have an iron. The pool closes at 7pm so never got to use it.
Location: The location is not that great.
In terms of hotels this place was more than adequate. I would not recommend this hotel however, simply because of its location. The hotel is not far from the sites if driving, if not they are really far. There is a bus stop near by, but it took us an hour and 30 mins to get there. The buses are rarely on time and there are a lot of stops. If you are not worried about money then take cabs as its an easy 10 min drive but the price was usually around 15 euros each way. The location of the hotel is situated on the top of a hill so the restaurants district near by is an easy 30 min walk down but a struggling 40 min walk back up. If you've been sightseeing all day this is not a fun experience. The pool closes at 7pm so if you are sightseeing all day its rare that youll even get to use it. This was a bummer for me because I got this hotel for the pool, as laying around the pool sounded great after walking all day. Also there weren't enough wall adapters for every room so a couple days we had to walk down to the lobby to charge out phones. With that being said it was a clean place to stay and the hotel staff was helpful but sometimes vague about details regarding the "how to's" of Rome.
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