Located directly in front of the 2000 year old Pantheon the Hotel Albergo del Sole is officially the oldest hotel in Rome. The hotel's auspicious beginnings date back to 1467 when it was known as the "Locanda del Montone" the "sole" or sunshine was added a few centuries later to give birth to the name "Albergo del Sole al Pantheon" by which it is still referred to today.
Due to the antiquity of the building the hotel itself is a mesmerizing myriad of different shapes and sizes where no two rooms are alike. Recent renovation work has restored this prestigious 4 star hotel to its former position as one of the most exclusive and elegant four star hotels in Rome. Former VIP guests include the poet Ariosto and the philosopher Jean Paul Sartre who was a regular guest together with his contemporaries Friederick Nietzsche and Simone de Beauvoir. Another famous literary guest was the Opera composer Mascagni who slept here the night his world famous opera "La Cavalliera Rusticana" was premiered. Finally the Hotel del Sole al Pantheon was also the chosen accommodation for state visits to Rome by illustrious monarchs such as Frederick III of Hapsburg and Cagliostro.
The Hotel del Sole al Pantheon remains one of the most sought after hotels in Rome, charming and exclusive yet pleasantly removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday traffic in Rome.
Finally, a special mention must be made of our garden breakfast room which contains a array of fine breakfast foods including home made pastries, fresh 'mozzarella di bufala', warm croissants, fresh fruit, hams, salamis, cheeses plus all the usual cereals, fruit juices, tea, coffee, bread and preserves. Our breakfast garden patio is open all year round, weather permitting, so you can enjoy a high quality buffet breakfast 'al fresco'.
The Hotel del Sole al Pantheon is located in the ancient historical centre of Rome in a small square called the Piazza della Rotonda, which is famous for the Pantheon. All of Rome's most important tourist attractions i.e. the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Colosseum, St. Peter's and Piazza Navona are very close and the Hotel has the additional advantage of being close to Rome's best nightlife including some excellent bars and restaurants. Minutes walk from the hotel del Sole al Pantheon you will find the shopping boulevards of via del Corso and via dei Condotti which offer some of the best boutique shopping in Rome.