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5 Best Sustainable Hotels in Rome, Italy

Updated: February 19, 2024

Italy’s beautiful and historic capital Rome is a popular destination for travelers worldwide. The rich culture, excellent food options, and impressive architecture attract many people. Rome has 13 world heritage sites, such as the Colosseum, and is a treasure trove for ancient history. However, can a trip to Rome be eco-friendly?

Rome is improving its sustainability and is involved in many projects that are actively protecting the environment, such as the URBACT Urban Garden Project and a Rome food policy project. As a traveler, you can also contribute to reducing your own carbon footprint by choosing eco-friendly accommodation that strives to protect and conserve the natural environment.

The following hotels are the 5 best sustainable hotels in Rome. Read on to discover where they are and what makes them an eco-friendly travel choice.

 

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Hotel Artemide

Hotel Artemide

The Artemide Hotel is located in the center of Rome, in a historic 19th-century building with stunning architectural features. Nearby are some of the most popular tourist attractions such as the Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and the hotel is a short walk from the Trevi fountain. Inside, the hotel exudes Italian luxury with marble lobby floors, spacious guest areas, and an art gallery.

The hotel rooms are decorated elegantly with dark wood furniture and rich fabrics. Each room is fitted with a smart TV and a free minibar and the suite rooms are designed to have a separate living room and bedroom.

The facilities at the hotel are excellent with an onsite spa, sauna, and Turkish bath. There is also a roof terrace where guests can enjoy spectacular views over the city.

What makes Hotel Artemide sustainable?

The Artemide has made excellent efforts to incorporate sustainability into the practices of the hotel and it has done this by:

Hotel details

Address: 
Via Nazionale 22, Central Station, 00184 Rome, Italy.

Guest rating:
4.7 out of 5

Price per night:
From $145

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Starhotels Michelangelo Rome

Starhotels Michelangelo Rome

The Michelangelo Hotel is an impressive, modern yet luxurious hotel located near the city center, offering excellent proximity to many tourist destinations. Saint Peter’s Square is a small stroll from the hotel and the surrounding streets are peppered with excellent restaurants, bars, and cafes.

The Michelangelo is a classically designed hotel with a stunning lobby area and has an excellent restaurant and bar for guests to enjoy after a day of sightseeing. The Dome restaurant offers Italian and intercontinental cuisine and the Dome bar offers small snacks and delicious cocktails. The guest rooms are spacious and decorated warmly, with comfort and luxury in mind. Each room has a TV, mini bar, and a private marble bathroom for guests to enjoy.

What makes Starhotels Michelangelo Rome sustainable?

Sustainability is an important value for the Michelangelo Rome hotel and the management of the hotel chain ensures that eco-friendly practices are implemented throughout the hotel.

Hotel details

Address: 
Via Della Stazione Di S. Pietro 14, Vaticano Prati, 00165 Rome, Italy.

Guest rating:
4.7 out of 5

Price per night:
From $118

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Bio Hotel Raphaël – Relais & Châteaux

Bio Hotel Raphaël – Relais & Châteaux

The stunning Bio Hotel Raphael is a visual delight with its spectacular exterior adored by lush green plants and flowers. Located a stone’s throw away from Piazza Navona, this stunning hotel offers guests a convenient central location combined with ultimate luxury.

Inside the hotel is impressive with marble floors, stone pillars, and intricate details. Two of the hotel’s floors were designed by architect Richard Meier, and the rooms are decorated in a classic style with rich fabrics and curtains. Rooms are well-equipped with writing desks, TVs, and air conditioning in each room, and larger rooms have balconies or terraces where guests can overlook the romantic city below.

The hotel also has an excellent vegetarian restaurant serving delicious and inventive dishes while guests enjoy a sweeping view over the rooftops of Rome.

What makes Bio Hotel Raphael sustainable?

Like the green oasis that clings to the exterior of the building, the Bio Hotel Raphael is very concerned with the environment, has made excellent efforts to embrace sustainable practices, and describes itself as having a ‘green heart’.

Hotel details

Address: 
Largo Febo 2, Navona, 00186 Rome, Italy.

Guest rating:
4.1 out of 5

Price per night:
From $210

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Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George

Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George

The Hotel Indigo Rome is an excellent choice for any traveler looking to indulge, thanks to its attractive wellness center, which includes a Turkish bath, sauna, and hot tub. Located on the edge of the bustling inner city area, the hotel offers guests excellent proximity to attractions. The area surrounding Indigo Rome is bustling with art galleries, restaurants, and bars and is next to the pretty River Tiber.

The guest rooms in the hotel have a quirky and modern design and offer a cozy night’s stay. The hotel also has an impressive restaurant that serves seasonal locally sourced produce and is located on the roof terrace with panoramic views of the city.

What makes Hotel Indigo Rome sustainable?

The Indigo Rome hotel is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group sustainability program, IHG Green Engage, which supports hotels and helps them to incorporate practices that reduce waste, energy, and water consumption.  The Indigo Rome hotel has the following green policies in place:

Hotel details

Address: 
Via Giulia 62, Navona, 00186 Rome, Italy.

Guest rating:
4.7 out of 5

Price per night:
From $225

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47 Boutique Hotel

47 Boutique Hotel

Located in the city’s historic center, the 47 Boutique Hotel is a sophisticated and modern hotel offering guests a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle outside.

The hotel is located in an ideal location near the Bocca Della Verità sculpture and is surrounded by excellent bars and restaurants. Inside the hotel, the guest rooms are decorated with a modern minimal style with luxurious details such as rich velvet curtains and interesting artsy posters. The rooms are themed by floor and include rooms with private terraces on the top floor, photography-themed rooms on the 4th, cinematic and culturally inspired rooms on the 3rd floor, sophisticated fashion-themed rooms on the 2nd, and rooms celebrating Italian design on the 1st floor.

One of the most attractive features of the hotel is the stunning rooftop area which includes the hotel’s restaurant and a large sun terrace area. Here, guests can enjoy Italian cuisine while taking in the spectacular views of the city.

What makes 47 Boutique Hotel sustainable?

The 47 Boutique Hotel is concerned with the impact the hospitality industry has on the environment and has made efforts to incorporate sustainability into daily practices. The hotel has implemented a Green Program which implements eco-friendly practices such as:

Hotel details

Address: 
Via Luigi Petroselli 47, 00186 Rome, Italy.

Guest rating:
4.3 out of 5

Price per night:
From $195

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How we select the best eco-friendly hotels in Rome

We are a travel research company. We check a lot of details and guest reviews before making a selection. First, we check which hotels follow eco-travel principles. Are they recycling their waste? Do they work with local communities? Are they using renewable energy? Are they not using single-using plastics?

Secondly, we check guest reviews across multiple websites and only list hotels with an aggregated review rating of at least 4 out of 5. So you can be confident you will stay at an excellent eco-friendly hotel in Rome.

More and more people recognize the importance of sustainable travel. Not only is it better for the environment and our planet, but it also often leads to more meaningful experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about eco-tourism, here are some eco-friendly travel tips to get you started.

 

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