Palazzo Manfredi

Rome - Italy


So close to the Colosseum that you can almost hear the lions growling, the elegant Palazzo Manfredi is the perfect base for exploring the treasures of Ancient Rome.

The hotel was originally a hunting lodge, built for a wealthy local family in the 18th century, and the décor blends contemporary chic with a refined townhouse aesthetic. It’s an intimate urban retreat, with just sixteen rooms and suites, but the Palazzo Manfredi punches above its weight thanks to a superb Michelin-starred rooftop restaurant.

There is so much to see and do in Rome, and the hotel is in a great location if you’re interested in the archaeological and artistic riches of the ‘Eternal City’. It’s also a top choice for LGBT travellers, with an inclusive ethos and some of the city’s best gay nightlife just around the corner.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

5 stars

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Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 3 nights, departing in November 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • Relais & Chateaux hotel located steps from the Colosseum
  • Steps from some of Rome's most popular LGBT nightlife
  • Intimate boutique hotel with 16 beautiful rooms & suites
  • Michelin-starred dining
  • Rooftop terrace with Colosseum views

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Nearby Attractions

The Palazzo Manfredi sits virtually on top of an ancient gladiatorial school known as the Ludus Magnus, and is just steps from the Colosseum. Other nearby attractions include the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hill and the Domus Aurea, the Emperor Nero’s extravagant villa complex.

It’s a 10-minute walk to the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain, and about 20 minutes’ drive to the Vatican City. If this is your first visit to Rome then don’t miss out on St Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s spectacular frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.

The LGBT scene in Rome is relatively low key, but several of the city’s most popular venues are just around the corner from the Palazzo Manfredi, at the Colosseum end of the Via di San Giovanni in Laterano.


Each of the 16 rooms and suites is beautifully appointed, with warm tones and plenty of natural light, and it goes without saying that the best rooms are those with a Colosseum view. Whichever category you opt for you’ll have satellite TV, WiFi, a Bose or Parrot by Philippe Starck sound system, Nespresso machine, in-room safe and Acqua di Parma bathroom amenities.

The hotel has a small gym, with personal training and in-room massages available on request. The higher suite categories also include free entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, plus a complimentary mini bar.

The Aroma restaurant serves Michelin-starred cuisine on an open-air terrace facing the Colosseum, and Roman-born chef Giuseppe di Lorio’s tasting menu is well worth a splurge. The Bistrò is a more informal venue, though with the same high culinary standards, and there is a stylish lounge bar overlooking the Domus Aurea and Oppian Hill.

Amenities & Activities

  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • In-room Spa Treatments

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius...

The Colosseum is one of the world’s most instantly recognisable sights, built nearly 2,000 years ago and seating up to 80,000 spectators. The bloodthirsty entertainment on offer here included gladiatorial combat and ‘hunts’ that pitted men against exotic beasts, as well as chariot racing and naval re-enactments. The Colosseum fell into disuse during the 6th century and was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1349, when part of the southern side collapsed. The site was used as a quarry until the 18th century, when Pope Benedict XIV decided that it was a sacred site that ought to be protected.

stunning view of Rompal col.

How to get here...


A variety of airlines have direct services from the UK to Rome, including easyJet and British Airways, with a flying time of approximately 2.5 hours.

airport transfer

Transfers from Rome Fiumicino Airport can be prearranged with any Inclusive Retreats package. Journey time from the airport is approximately 45 minutes.

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Travel Information

Flight time

2.5 hours

Transfer time

45 minutes

Time difference

+1 hour (GMT)

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