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Mama Shelter Roma

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Overview of Mama Shelter Roma

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Mama Shelter Roma

4-star property
Rome hotel with 2 restaurants and spa, aimed at LGBTQ guests

9.2/10 Superb

197 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is £133
Price available on 31/1/2023
Via Luigi Rizzo 20, Rome, 136

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Vatican
  • Vatican Museums - 12 min walk
  • St. Peter's Basilica - 25 min walk
  • Villa Borghese - 35 min walk
  • Piazza Navona - 36 min walk
  • Stadio Olimpico - 43 min walk
  • Piazza di Spagna - 43 min walk
  • Pantheon - 44 min walk
  • Spanish Steps - 45 min walk
  • Castel Sant'Angelo - 9 min drive
  • St. Peter's Square - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Rome (FCO-Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Ciampino Airport (CIA) - 43 min drive
  • Rome Valle Aurelia Station - 10 min walk
  • Rome Appiano Station - 14 min walk
  • Rome Balduina Station - 21 min walk
  • Cipro Station - 3 min walk
  • Valle Aurelia Station - 11 min walk
  • Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani Station - 14 min walk


  • Pizzeria Falcone - 3 min walk
  • Beere mangiare e co. - 3 min walk
  • Bonci Pizzarium - 4 min walk
  • Nuraghe Sardo - 4 min walk
  • RossoVivo - 5 min walk

About this property

Mama Shelter Roma

Mama Shelter Roma features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 15-minute walk of Vatican Museums. Guests can be pampered with spa services at the spa and grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants. An indoor pool, a bar/lounge and a fitness centre are other highlights at this upmarket hotel. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Cipro Station is 3 minutes and Valle Aurelia Station is 11 minutes.


English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 217 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (up to 26 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking is limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to LGBTQ guests

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Art supplies

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Co-working spaces


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Fitness centre
  • An indoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Travel cot
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Mama Baths. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Winter Garden – On-site restaurant.
Mama Pizzeria – This restaurant specialises in pizza. Open daily.
Summer Garden – On-site rooftop bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 6.00 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 18 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per pet, per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) and ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert).


This property caters to LGBTQ guests.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Mama Shelter Roma
Mama Shelter Roma Rome
Mama Shelter Roma Hotel
Mama Shelter Roma Hotel Rome
Mama Shelter Roma (Opening May 2021)

Frequently asked questions

Does Mama Shelter Roma offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mama Shelter Roma does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Mama Shelter Roma ?
As of 30 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mama Shelter Roma on 31 Jan 2023 start from £133, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mama Shelter Roma ?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Mama Shelter Roma ?
Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
Are pets allowed at Mama Shelter Roma ?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 26 lb per pet. There's a charge of EUR 25 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Mama Shelter Roma ?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mama Shelter Roma ?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Mama Shelter Roma and nearby?
Mama Shelter Roma has a spa, an indoor pool and a steam room, as well as an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Mama Shelter Roma ?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring pizza. Nearby restaurants include Beere mangiare e co. (3-min walk), Bonci Pizzarium (4-min walk) and Nuraghe Sardo (4-min walk).
What's the area around Mama Shelter Roma like?
Mama Shelter Roma is in Vatican, a short 3-minute walk from Cipro Station and 12 minutes' walk from Vatican Museums.







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8/10 Very good

Lovely hotel - but no morning coffee in room!
We loved staying at this hotel - it has a great vibe and an amazing smell. The pool was lovely, as was the sauna however, the steam room was not working when we were there. The gym was great too. The bed itself was comfortable however, the pillows that came with the bed were not and for that reason, we didn't get the best night's sleep that we had wanted. Staff are helpful and friendly. We stayed over New Year's and as we were getting ready for NYE, the showers were cold and when I advised the front staff, they said it was because they were fully booked and so the hot water must have run out - not something I would expect from a four star rated hotel. This is rated as a four star hotel however, there are NO facilities in the room for making tea and coffee and this was a big downside for us! The reception is not open 24/7 and the restaurant isn't either and is only open from 7am and we are early risers, so we could not get a coffee before 7am and we were charged for it each morning. It's an expensive, four star hotel and to not get a free coffee each morning was a downside and for this reason, I would not stay there again. I would always have expected a four star hotel to have provided at least the means of making a coffee in the room in the morning.
Nicole, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great funky hotel.
Very cool hotel . Very clean and friendly staff. Would highly recommend
Gerardo, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a great experience, the staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was very nice with good food and atmosphere. It was in a neighborhood rather than downtown with great cafes in walking distance. If you don’t mind a 15 minute cab ride to get to the heart of Rome, you’ll love this niche, boutique hotel!
Grant, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

I was eligible for a VIP Orbitz/Expedia upgrade, but the front desk lied saying they were fully booked. I have screenshots showing many rooms were available during my stay. These hotel decisions not to honor their Orbitz/Expedia agreements are very short-sighted and only hurt the reputation of the hotel. The hotel will likely lose its VIP designation due to such unethical practices.
dave, 3-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Albert, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Funky hotel in residential area
Very attentive staff. Funky decor. Large rooms. Nice amenities. Would def stay there again.
Stuart, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Guy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stay
This hotel is perfect : Front desk staff , restaurant staff and housekeeping staff are friendly, helpful and accommodating . The hotel , from the entrance to the rooms are so clean ; beds and linens are clean , bed matresses and pillows are comfortable , even the sofa bed was comfortable. Towels are huge and very clean. The location is close to Cipro train station , Vatican is the next stop. From hotel to the Vatican is only about 20 minutes walk ( my normal pace, not a brisk walk ). Breakfast is the best ! Overall, this is a perfect hotel for normal income travellers . I would stay in this hotel again ifi get the chance to travel to Rome, and i would recommend this to my family and friends.
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Dexter, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Mama Shelter is in a great location. It’s near a metro stop and walking distance to Vatican Museums. If you want to stay away from pack of tourist but not too far from center city, I recommend this hotel.
Cheryl, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Super hotel at all levels
Maxime, 3-night romance trip
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