Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George is perfect if you're looking for a hotel in Rome that's quiet, stylish, and modern. Located in the heart of historic Rome, Hotel Indigo offers five-star comfort on a quiet street a fifteen-minute walk from the Vatican.
The rooms are inspired by the iconic Fiat 500 car (how can you go wrong there!) and decorated with contemporary, comfortable furnishings. You'll love the hotel's playful atmosphere and appreciate its convenient location. When you stay at Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George, you'll be able to experience all that Rome has to offer.
- Amazing Location & Service
- Romantic & Cozy
- Quiet Hotel & Street (Jan)
Style & Rooms
The hotel has a relaxed, charming vibe, and I did enjoy the crazy murals they have in each bedroom. It's done in a modern, fun way and didn't feel over the top. Although it's a five* hotel, it's not pretentious, feeling very cozy and comfortable.
I love countries with ancient buildings and how they update them to modern life. They have to work with the structure they have; in this case, the exterior of the building is 16th-century Renaissance. It looks dull when you see exterior photos online, but they are not doing it justice.
We booked a superior room and loved it. A mural above the bed is inspired by Caravaggio's famous painting of “Amor Vincit Omnia” (photo above). The ceiling slanted quite steeply to one side of the room; we had to keep our heads down to get to the safe. At first, the feature seemed charming but got annoying after hitting my head a few times. Again, though, they are working with an ancient building and have to work around things like that.
The superior rooms have more space; it was pretty big for hotels in Rome which are usually on the smaller side. The beds and luxury linens were incredibly comfortable, as were the soft bathrobes and fluffy slippers.
The room includes a desk where you can work if needed and free wi-fi; an armchair with footrest, electronic safe, free minibar, tea/coffee facilities, suitcase bench, and a 10% discount on spa treatments. The Hotel Indigo Rome's 64 rooms come with pillow menus, turndown service, luxury linens, Etro bath products, and an iron and ironing board in your closet.
Location & Sound
Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George is in a posh, quiet area on Via Giulia, a 16th-century street in Rome's Centro Storico.
The street is old-world Italian charm with cobblestones, Renaissance churches, palazzi, and fountains. I stayed there in January 2022 and found it so relaxing and quiet. Plus, I loved that I could walk to many of the sites I wanted to see. Piazza Navona and Campo de' Fiori are five minutes away, and the Vatican and trendy Trastevere neighborhood are a fifteen-minute walk across the river.
I found the hotel very quiet but remember I traveled in January, and it was only half full. The Vatican area, however, was full of tourists, and it always will be no matter what time of the year you travel.
Italy is one country you have to think about and plan out. After a few hours of sightseeing, I found the quiet hotel and street very welcoming.
Traveling to a bustling city like Rome can be overwhelming if you're a highly sensitive person. Between the endless streams of people and the constant noise, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. However, there are ways to manage your sensory sensitivity while traveling.
Travel in the off-season, there will be fewer tourists, and you will also benefit from lower prices.
After a morning of sightseeing, take a couple of hours to relax in your hotel room or find a quiet park to enjoy some peace. With advanced planning, highly sensitive travelers can enjoy all that Rome has to offer, and with its convenient location, Hotel Indigo Rome is a perfect choice.
Service & Facilities
The staff was highly attentive, lovely to deal with, and happy to help you with neighborhood guides, where to eat, which areas to visit, and anything else you might need.
You will find a small, chic, comfortable lounge and bar on the ground floor. Some people thought it was too dark in their reviews on TripAdvisor, but I found it calming. Through the bar is the restaurant, which has a glass ceiling, so there is lots of light. The restaurant is cozy like the rest of the hotel.
A lovely way to have breakfast is in the enclosed courtyard, which you can access from the restaurant. It is so tranquil, with walls covered in plants and a small water feature to add to the ambiance.
The St. George Spa is small but quaint and includes a sauna, Turkish bath, large hot tub, and mini-gym with a selection of massages and beauty treatments you can also book. There is a tiny elevator that fits two people and two suitcases.
If you look at reviews on TripAdvisor, you will see many photos of the panoramic rooftop lounge that look amazing. Unfortunately, that was closed in January, so I didn't get a chance to eat there, but I did go up to look at it. I imagine it's gorgeous on a warm evening looking out over the rooftops of Rome.
Food & Drink
We only ate at the restaurant for breakfast, and it was excellent. They had a wide range of pastries, fruit, yogurt, etc., laid out in buffet style, but you could also order from the kitchen through their menu.
Again the staff was lovely and very accommodating. I am gluten-free (many people from Ireland have gluten intolerance or are coeliacs), and oddly, I found it easier to order in Italy than in California! I did not anticipate that at all. The San Francisco Bay Area is supposed to be foodie heaven, but your options for gluten-free things are minimal.
The staff in the dining room seemed to speak a variety of languages fluently. Each table seemed to have a different nationality; if their server didn't speak that language, another one stepped in.
Self-taught Roman chef Filly Mossucca runs the I Sofà restaurant in the hotel, and her dishes are deeply rooted in traditional Roman cuisine but served with a unique twist that is all her own.
If having dinner at the hotel, try to make a reservation for the rooftop, which would be a much more rewarding experience, depending on the weather. We loved our stay at the Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George and highly recommend this hotel if you plan to visit Rome.
Hotel Indigo, St. George
- Old World Charm
- Location! 10-min walk to the Vatican
- Roof Terrace Restaurant
- Bar | Lounge
- Sitting Room on the ground level
- Restaurant on ground level with outdoor terrace
- Pool | Gym | Small Spa
- Free Wi-Fi
- Paid Public Parking only
How to Get There
& When to Go
Fly into Rome's main airport Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino. It's about a thirty-minute cab drive to the hotel.
Rome is a great place to start your Italy tour, and you can take trains from the Roma Termini railway station to most parts of Italy, including Florence, Milan, Naples, and Venice. The train station is about a twenty-minute drive from the hotel.
Personally, I would not drive in Rome. Italian drivers are intense and seem to drive everywhere really fast. Plus, with the narrow one-way streets, it can be hard to navigate as a tourist. Stick with the metro and cabs.
Best Time to Visit
Offseason, Spring, and Fall are the best times for HSPs.
*** On Fridays from April to October, the Vatican opens in the evenings, and it is incredible to see the Sistine Chapel after dark.
Italian, although each region has its dialect.
Cash | Cards
Most places accept credit cards but always carry cash. Shops in smaller cities, some car parks, and most parking meters only take cash. Use Visa or Mastercard with no foreign transaction fees in Italy.
Discover, Diners Club and American Express are not commonly accepted. ATMs are the best way to get cash.
The standard voltage in Europe is 230 V; buy a travel adapter before leaving the US.
113 Italian National Polizia
115 Italian Fire Brigade
118 Health Emergencies
EU Emergency Number
Dialing 112 from any country in the European Union will connect you to emergency services, such as police, fire, and ambulance services. Dialing 112 is free; you can dial from any mobile phone, landline, or payphone.
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