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11 of the Best Indoor Hotel Pools For Kids In Rome

Rome With Kids

Rome is a must-do on any visit to Italy with kids– whatever their ages. The whole city is steeped in ancient history, with so many talking points from just wondering around.

Children will love exploring the Villa Borghese Gardens (including the Bioparco zoo), throwing a coin in the Trevi Fountain, imagining life as a gladiator on a visit to the Colosseum and trying to spot as many animal sculptures around the city as possible (there are hundreds).

After visiting some of the attractions below, you may want a relaxing swim! Here are a selection of the best indoor hotel pools for kids in Rome.

Mama Shelter Roma pool

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1. Mama Shelter Roma 4*

Location: 2.1 Miles from centre. The hotel is at 10 minute walk from the Vatican and you can reach the city centre with 3 metro stops (there is a metro stop and 100m from the hotel)

Indoor Pool Details:

A Roman style bath

Key family-friendly features:

XL Mama Family: enjoy 34 to 46m², two Queen-size beds (160x200cm), a huge shower, up to 4 people, baby bed friendly.

XL Mama Family with balcony: enjoy 34 to 37m², two Queen-size beds (160x200cm), a huge shower, a private baclony, up to 4 people, baby bed friendly.

Free movies

2. A.Roma Lifestyle Hotel 4*

Location: Via Giorgio Zoega 59, 00164 Rome

A hotel surrounded in nature in the city – enjoy the outdoor terrace and a view of St Peter’s Dome.

Indoor Pool Details:

The hotel has a 50 sqm indoor swimming pool heated to 32°-34°, with water that contains dissolved mineral salts and trace elements.

Access to the indoor pool for children from 5 to 14 is allowed from 10 to 12, only if accompanied by parents.

Key family-friendly features:

Explore the volcanic lakes and places of artistic and cultural interest of the Castelli Romani, or the ruins of Ostia Antica in style with the hotel’s unusual and exciting guided tour.

See the most popular landmarks and districts of Rome with a three-hour walking tour, led by a personal guide who can show you the key sights of the city. The tour takes in the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, as well as Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.

3. Rose Garden Palace Roma 4*

Location: Via Boncompagni 19, Via Veneto, 00187 Rome

Indoor Pool Details:

Whirlpool 6 mt x 6mt

Key family-friendly features:

Located a few steps from Villa Borghese park and its amazing museum with some of the most beautiful masterpieces of the world. Walking distance to Triton and the Moses Fountain, to the Trevi Fountain and to the top of the Spanish Steps.

4. Trilussa Palace Hotel 4*

Location: Piazza Ippolito Nievo 27, Gianicolense, 00153 Rome

Indoor Pool Details:

Jacuzzi pool (from 8sq to 32 sq))

Key family-friendly features:

Vegetable Garden

A hidden corner of peace and tranquility where you can enjoy the most important meal of the day: breakfast. If your stay is during the harvest months, you can pick tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, carrots and eat them on the spot.

5. Hotel Lunetta 4*

Location: Piazza Del Paradiso 68, Navona, 00186 Rome

An ancient building fully restored between 2009 and 2011

Indoor Pool Details:

The Spa boasts an indoor pool (15 sq m).

Key family-friendly features:

Hotel Lunetta is proud of its marvelous Roof Garden that looks onto Piazza del Paradiso. The garden lies just below the dome of the Church of Sant’Andrea della Valle (the third-highest dome after St. Peter’s Basilica and the Church of Saints Peter and Paul).

6. Mercure Roma West 4*

Location: Viale Eroi Di Cefalonia 301, 00128 Mostacciano

Indoor Pool Details:

The wellness area includes a hydromassage corner, a gym with Technogym equipment, a heated swimming pool, a hot tub, a sauna and hammam.

Open hours

10.00 / 13.00

14.00 / 17.00

17.30 / 20.30

Key family-friendly features:

  • Free private parking and free airport shuttle
  • Free high-speed WiFi
  • VIP welcome kit
  • Laundry service, upon request

7. Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel 5*

Location: Via Cadlolo 101, Trionfale, 00136 Rome

Located 3km from the Vatican and a 25 minute drive from the Colliseum

Indoor Pool Details:

Rome Cavalieri indoor hotel pool

The Indoor Pool and the Wet Area is open from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm

Children under 16 years of age are permitted to use the indoor and outdoor pools only under direct parental supervision.

It is compulsory to wear pool slippers or shoe-covers, and bathrobes in the reception, corridor and café area.

Key family-friendly features:

KID’S IT CLUB

A great way for your kids to enjoy their Roman Holiday with gladiator training, picnics, arts & craft and much more.

V.I.P. – VERY IMPORTANT PETS

Pampered pooches are our speciality. A choice of nutritious meals, spa outings and dog sitting are all part of the V.I.P. program.

8. The Westin Excelsior, Rome 5*

Location: Via Vittorio Veneto 125, Via Veneto, 00187 Rome

Indoor Pool Details:

The hotel includes a 300 square meter wellness centre with a hot tub, a gym and an indoor swimming pool. The indoor pool is heated and towels are provided to hotel guests.

Key family-friendly features:

  • All public areas non-smoking
  • Crib/Play Yard available in-room
  • Pets are allowed up to max 18 kilos

9. Palazzo Montemartini Rome, A Radisson Collection Hotel 5*

Location: Largo Giovanni Montemartini 20, Central Station, 00185 Rome

A contemporary 5 star hotel with historical touches.

Indoor Pool Details:

The spa includes 2 heated mini pools with hydromassage jets. On request, guests can also enjoy relaxing moments in the sauna, hammam and hot tub.

Key family-friendly features:

A great location for little feet. Two of Rome’s top attractions are located minutes away from Palazzo Montemartini—The Baths of Diocletian, the largest bath complex in Ancient Rome and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, the last great project of Michelangelo.

10. Carpediem Roma Golf Club 4*

Location: Via di Marco Simone 80, 00012 Marco Simone

Indoor Pool Details:

The wellness area is complete with indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath. 

Key family-friendly features:

Nearby

  • Outdoor swimming pool 500 m.
  • Tivoli Thermal Baths 8 Km.
  • Horse riding 8 Km.
  • Valmontone Playground

11. All Time Relais & Sport Hotel 4*

Location: Viale Don Pasquino Borghi 100, Torrino, 00144 Rome

Indoor Pool Details:

Hotel Swimming pools – A semi-Olympic pool totally dedicated to free swimming, one for aquatic fitness and finally an outdoor pool to enjoy the summer sun.

Key family-friendly features:

  • All rooms feature LCD satellite TV, free minibar, and free Wi-Fi
  • Five outdoor clay courts and three indoor ones with synthetic ground

12. Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA 5*

Location: Via G. Frescobaldi 5, Villa Borghese Parioli, 00197 Rome

Indoor Pool Details:

The hotel offers a Prince Spa, a wellness centre with an indoor pool, Finnish sauna and Turkish bath, as well as a free gym with Technogym equipment.

Key family-friendly features:

Pizza making

Ready for a journey into the world of delicious flavours? Learn the secrets of making an authentic Roman pizza from a leading chef, listen to his tips on what the best ingredients are, the finest wholesome fresh raw materials to use to create some truly memorable recipes.

Castel Gandolfo

At the celebrated summer residence of the Pope, history and art blend in with nature and everyday life in private spaces that have only recently been opened to the public. Experience a journey steeped in history and legend as you discover the more reserved areas of the pontifical residence.

Things to do in Rome with Kids

  • Gladiator school  – Learn how to be a gladiator whilst wearing and using traditional clothing. The experience includes entrance to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum.
  • Pizza making tour (have a look at this one here) and gelato eating. When in Rome it would be rude not to sample the delicious gelato.
  • Colosseum – this world famous amphitheatre needs no introduction! Some tours are especially tailored to families, allow you to skip the line and explore the arena and underground area. For more family tour information see here.  This useful post on buying tickets at the Colosseum will tell you exactly what you see as they are quite a few options.
  • A Vatican scavenger hunt! Explore the Vatican with a family-friendly guide and with prepared games throughout the tour.
  • Grand Pantheon – A spectacular example of Roman architecture. The Grand Pantheon was built in the early days of the empire and was constructed to be a temple for all the Roman gods
  • Villa Borghese- Located in the heart of the city lie Rome’s impressive gardens. Pack a picnic lunch and retreat here after a morning of sightseeing and let the kids run and play in the green space.
  • Gianicolo Park – Located in Janiculum Hill, this local park offers some of the best views of Rome. In addition to great photo opportunities, kids will love the free open-air puppet show performed daily. This centuries-old tradition is cherished among locals, and though the shows are performed in Italian, the puppets’ lively acts are enjoyed by all.
  • La Bocca Della Verità – This is always an interesting place to stop for a few moments. Have you put your hand in the mouth of the sculpture? Legend has it that the Bocca della Verità, or “mouth of truth” will bite the hand of any person telling a lie. Let kids try inserting a hand into its gaping mouth. (I told the truth, phew!)
  • Older kids (aged 8-12) might enjoy the Time Elevator – an interactive movie attraction with special effects that make it seem more like a ride, taking you back through 3,000 years of Roman history.
  • For teenagers who aren’t easily scared, venture down into the bone crypt and catacombs at the Santa Maria della Concezione Church (Via Veneto 27). Thousands of bones made into sculptures make for a creepy but interesting experience.

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