Which are the best eco hotels in Rome and why?

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A sustainable trip to Rome means finding the best eco friendly things to do, but also eco accommodations. While Italy’s Eternal City has a way to go in terms of its sustainability efforts, we nonetheless toured the city to find you the best eco hotels in Rome.

We narrowed down our list to only three hotels, choosing only the ones that actually engage in sustainability and showcase their efforts clearly.

(Don’t forget to read up on cultural facts and proper etiquette in Italy)

The best eco hotels in Rome, Italy

Rome Cavalieri

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This elegant 5* hotel is about 7km from the Colosseum, and 4km from the Vatican. While there’s no metro close by, there are buses available, as well as a free shuttle into Rome’s city centre. 

What is special about Rome Cavalieri? 

The hotel offers mesmerising, panoramic views of Rome as well as St Peter’s Basilica. On top of that, Rome Cavalieri has a 3 star Michelin restaurant, bars, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa with wellness treatments, and a gym with fitness classes.

How is Rome Cavalieri sustainable?

The hotel focuses on three sustainable aspects: environment, social (community), and empowerment of young locals. So far, Rome Cavalieri has successfully reduced their carbon footprint by 780 tonnes, reduced their fossil fuel use by 330 tonnes, planted 74000 trees, made over 6000 meals with their excess food, and recycled almost 1000 kg of soap and plastic respectively from bathroom products.

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Starhotels Michelangelo

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A 4* hotel just a few minutes walk to the closest bus stop and the Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta bridge, Starhotels Michelangelo is a great eco hotel choice for Rome. Starhotels Michelangelo is part of the Starhotels Premium – private, Italian-owned hotels with a focus on luxury, Italian hospitality, and sustainability. 

What makes Starhotels Michelangelo special? 

Starhotels Michelangelo is centrally located, and less than 10 minutes walking from St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. In fact, many of the rooms have a view of the basilica.

The hotel has a fine-dining restaurant on site serving Roman and international dishes, as well as a bar and two meeting rooms. 

Starhotels Michelangelo welcomes pets without additional charges (a request must be made in advance), can host events and conferences, and offers a serene and elegant place to relax after exploring Rome.

How is Starhotels Michelangelo sustainable?

  • Energy conservation: low-impact generators, LED lighting, and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems.
  • No single-use plastic.
  • Use of biodegradable and recycled packaging.
  • Certified ecological bathroom products without silicones and parabens.
  • Source ingredients from suppliers that follow ethical and responsible practices, particularly with handling the well-being of animals.
  • Focus on preserving Italian artistic heritage.

Check out Starhotels Michelangelo.

Bio Hotel Raphaël – Relais & Châteaux

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A warm, 5* hotel covered in ivy, Bio Hotel Raphaël is centrally located by Piazza Navona, and just a few blocks away from the Pantheon, and a 15 minutes walk to the Trevi Fountain, where you can throw coins and make wishes about your love life.

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The central location of the hotel makes it appealing, not to mention the tranquillity that one feels upon stepping into the hotel premises. It’s the perfect quiet place to relax in the middle of Rome. 

What makes Bio Hotel Raphaël special? 

Bio Hotel Raphaël has the most stunning rooftop terrace with views of St Peter’s Basilica. The hotel offers various types of rooms and suites, some with balconies and terraces. There’s also a fitness centre, meeting rooms, and a wellness spa. Pets are allowed upon request.

The hotel pays tribute to great works of art by including paintings, statues, sculptures, and more, in its interior design. 

How is Bio Hotel Raphaël sustainable?

  • Vegan and vegetarian dishes only.
  • Seasonal, organic, and biodynamic produce without pesticides.
  • Their onsite restaurant was built with natural materials, without metal, plastic, or toxic varnish.
  • Use of organic and chemical-free cleaning products and toiletries. 

Check out Bio Hotel Raphaël and its rates.

Final thoughts on the best eco hotels in Rome

We selected only the most eco hotels in Rome to ensure that there’s as little greenwashing as possible. Hotels that claim to be sustainable but can’t show any concrete evidence or only make a minimal effort did not make the list.  The top three mentioned above were the best green hotels we encountered in Rome. 

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