The Hotel Parlamento

Rooftop sunset at Hotel Parlemento, Rome
Rooftop sunset at Hotel Parlemento.

Professional service, perfect location, priced to please in Rome, Italy

A room at the Hotel Pensione Parlamento in Rome
A room at the Hotel Pensione Parlamento in Rome
The roof terrace at the Hotel Pensione Parlamento in Rome

The Parlamento has long offered that Holy Grail of hostelries: four-star class at two-star prices.

It's sandwiched between the Corso (Rome's main drag) and Piazza San Silvestro (a major city bus terminus), but don’t be put off by the heavy street traffic. The hotel went ahead and installed double sets of double-glazed windows, which are pretty effective in dampening the noise.

It's also a primo location, bang in the center of the historic center (on the border between the Tridente and Upper Tiber Bend neighborhoods). Pick any direction to walk from the front door and within ten minutes, fifteen tops, you'll come to some major sight: the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Via Veneto, or Augustus' Mausoleum and the Ara Pacis.

The staff takes it professionalism seriously.

The rooms are furnished in a combo of antiques and reproductions, the firm beds backed by carved wood or wrought-iron headboards.

The trompe-l'oeil'ed breakfast room is lovely, or you can carry your cappuccino to the small roof terrace with a view of San Silvestro's bell tower.

Though the terrace can be shared by all guests, there is a trio of rooms that open right onto it; they have Jacuzzi tubs and cost a bit extra.

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Via delle Convertite 5 (Tridente) - At the intersection with Via del Corso, near Piazza San Silvestro
tel. +39- 06-6992-1000

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Bus: 116, 116T, 81, 117, 628; 52, 53, 63, 71, 80, 80B, 83, 85, 160, 160F, 492, C3
Metro: Barberini (A)

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English (Inglese) Italian (Italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...a hotel un albergo oon al-BEAR-go
...a B&B un bed-and-breakfast oon bet hand BREK-fust
...a rental room un'affittacamera oon ah-feet-ah-CAH-mair-ra apartment for rent un appartamento oon ah-part-tah-MENT-toh
...a farm stay un agriturismo oon ah-gree-tour-EES-moh
...a hostel un ostello oon oh-STEHL-loh
How much is...? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
a single room una singola OO-nah SEEN-go-la
double room for single use [will often be offered if singles are unavailable] doppia uso singola DOPE-pee-ya OO-so SEEN-go-la
a double room with two beds una doppia con due letti OO-nah DOPE-pee-ya cone DOO-way LET-tee
a double room with one big bed una matrimoniale OO-nah mat-tree-moan-nee-YAAL-lay
triple room una tripla OO-nah TREE-plah
with private bathroom con bagno cone BAHN-yoh
without private bathroom senza bagno [they might say con bagno in comune—"with a communal bath"] SEN-zah BAHN-yoh
for one night per una notte pair OO-nah NOH-tay
for two nights per due notti pair DOO-way NOH-tee
for three nights per tre notti pair tray NOH-tee
Is breakfast included? É incluso la prima colazione? ay in-CLOO-soh lah PREE-mah coal-laht-zee-YOAN-nay
Is there WiFi? C'é WiFi? chay WHY-fy?
May I see the room? Posso vedere la camera? POH-soh veh-DAIR-eh lah CAH-mair-rah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
Is there a cheaper one? C'é una più economica? chay OO-nah pew eh-ko-NO-mee-kah
Rome's hotel tax

In January, 2011, Rome began charging a hotel bed tax. This is the city's doing, and sadly it is not a scam.

The following tax rates are per person, per night for all guests over the age of 10 and can be charged for stays of up to 10 days:

  • 1–3 star hotels: €2
  • 4–5 star hotels: €3
  • B&Bs: €2
  • Apartments: €2
  • Rental rooms: €2
  • Agriturismi: €2
  • Campsites: €1 (up to 5 days)

So a couple staying three nights in a four-star room would pay an extra €18.

Some hotels have begun folding this tax into their quoted rates; others tack it on when you go to check out, so be prepared.

How long does Rome take?

Planning your day: Rome wasn't built in a day, and you'd be hard-pressed to see it in that brief a time as well. Still, you can cram a lot into just a day or three.

To help you get the most out of your limited time in the Eternal City, here are some perfect itineraries, whether you have one, two, three, or four days to spend in Rome. » Rome itineraries

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Hotel Pensione Parlamento

Via delle Convertite 5 (Tridente) - At the intersection with Via del Corso, near Piazza San Silvestro
tel. +39- 06-6992-1000

» book

Bus: 116, 116T, 81, 117, 628; 52, 53, 63, 71, 80, 80B, 83, 85, 160, 160F, 492, C3
Metro: Barberini (A)

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