Say Ciao To A Funky Cool Time At Mama Roma

We love Mama Shelter hotels that nail funky, fresh design every time. And with the Italian rendition of the fun-loving brand, Mama Roma just might be the coolest Mama Shelter property to date!

Mama Roma sweeps you into a whirlwind of quirky Italian-themed design from the moment you step into the hotel. Mama Roma does as the Romans do, which is to take maximalist design over the top to create a crazy-cool, intriguing haven. There are details that delight at every turn: oversized marble busts painted on the walls, palm-shaped chandeliers and pizzas on the carpets. Not to mention the famous Italian football player cards covering the elevator, which is seriously our new favorite wallpaper. The design is always fresh in any Mama Shelter property, but guests are in for a real treat with a stay at Mama Roma!

Extravagant Roman design
Extravagant Roman design. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Mama Roma entrance
Mama Roma entrance. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Maximalist decor
Maximalist decor. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Funky elevator wallpaper
Funky elevator wallpaper. PHOTO NADIA CHO


The rooms come in Medium, Large and XL categories at the hotel. The Large rooms are the ideal size for two people who enjoy having space to fan out and walk around. The ample space loops around the bed, to the couch, around the working desk and out to the highly functional closet and storage unit which you can share. The XL rooms can accommodate up to four people comfortably and are fun for the whole family.

Large bedroom with premium linens
Large bedroom with premium linens. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Large room category
Large room category. PHOTO NADIA CHO

Mama Roma’s rooms are outfitted with bold textiles on the floor, on the couch and on the cushions. We adore the bright bathrooms that are painted yellow against sparkling white tile. With the arch-shaped high-tech mirror that lights up luminously, the bathrooms provide a pop of mid-century modern that’s hard not to love.

Mid Century modern bathrooms
Mid-century modern bathrooms. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Fun batman masks in rooms
Fun batman masks in rooms. PHOTO NADIA CHO

The TVs come with free movies which you can stream (including X-rated ones which the hotel loves to flaunt), which is a nice touch. All the bath amenities are organic, with the dopest natural soap bar that’s amazing for exfoliating your skin. Just as a little extra something-something, Mama Roma places fun Batman masks or gladiator helmets in all the rooms, in case you’re in the mood for some playful roleplaying with your bunkmate(s).

Large room work desk and couch
Large room work desk and couch. PHOTO NADIA CHO


Being in the capital of the most foodie country in the world, Mama Roma does not skimp on amazing dining offers to enjoy on property. The main restaurant inside the hotel is Giardino d’Inverno or d’Estate (Winter or Summer Garden) depending on the season. The expansive safe is a groovy, tropical-inspired hotspot filled with blooming bamboo light fixtures, fruity wall curtains and lush greenery hanging from the ceiling. There’s a cute stage in the middle of it all where you can catch live music on select days.

Giardino d'Inverno stage
Giardino d’Inverno stage. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Giardino d'Inverno restaurant
Giardino d’Inverno restaurant. PHOTO NADIA CHO
The Pizzeria
The Pizzeria games
The Pizzeria games. PHOTO NADIA CHO

The menu at Giardino d’Inverno goes in hard on all the modern Italian dishes you’ll ever want to eat. You can start off with any of their fantastic appetizers such as the chicory salad with grilled squid and stracciatella cheese, celeriac and black truffle soup or seared tuna with pear, Mangalizia lard and hazelnuts. Then, good luck choosing which pasta to order when you have options like fresh taglioni with Norcia black truffle, gnocchi cacio e pepe with seafood and tagliatelle with shrimp burrata and saffron. And for main courses you can dig into mouthwatering dishes like grilled octopus with vanilla cauliflower cream and pecans, roasted salsiccia with black truffle potato puree and milanese-style veal cutlets.

Pizzeria bar
Pizzeria bar. PHOTO NADIA CHO

If the main restaurant isn’t tempting enough, there’s also a pizzeria next to it calling your name with even more gourmet temptations. You can get classic pizzas like a Margherita or a Napoli. Or you can grab any of Mama’s fun creations like the Kratos with n’duja, salami and ricotta or the Zuccona with guanciale and pumpkin cream. The Pizzeria is deliciously decked out in over-the-top décor as well, with dramatically hand-painted al fresco ceilings with cherubs and opulent marble wall panels. There are also DJ sets and parties at the Pizzeria on weekends.

Seasonal cocktail with coffee infused whiskey
Seasonal cocktail with coffee infused whiskey. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Seasonal cocktail with banana
Seasonal cocktail with banana. PHOTO NADIA CHO

In the summer, the rooftop space is open and serves delectable all-day snacks and fabulous signature cocktails. You can also grab said fabulous cocktails at the bar downstairs, connected to the main restaurant, where you can always catch a vibe.

Rooftop bar open in the summer
Rooftop bar open in the summer. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Rooftop bar
Rooftop bar. PHOTO NADIA CHO


Ground floor spa
Ground floor spa. PHOTO NADIA CHO

Mama Roma packs a punch with lots of dope amenities to fill your time during your stay. Every guest must check out the spa located on the ground floor. The spa is a chic, candy-colored wonderland of striped daybeds, pastel tiles and a mid-century modern heated pool. It’s giving Palm Springs swim club in the center of Rome. The spa is one of the most beautifully designed spaces in the hotel. There’s a sauna, steam room and fantastic gym available in the spa as well.

Candy colored spa
Candy-colored spa. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Spa dipping pool
Spa dipping pool. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Palm Springs chic spa
Palm Springs chic spa. PHOTO NADIA CHO

Mama loves nothing more than her guests to be entertained! There’s an entire chill out lounge next to the lobby where you’ll find the typical arcade games and foosball tables you’ll see in any Mama Shelter property. Adjacent to the chill out lounge is a fantastic outdoor terrace where visitors can chill, have meetings, work and have drinks. Mama Roma offers its spaces for coworking for 15 euros, for those who want to work remotely in one the hotel’s fabulously decked out spaces.

Visit here for more information and to book.

Giardino d'Inverno tropical decor
Giardino d’Inverno tropical decor. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Chill out lounge
Chill out lounge. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Chill out lounge games
Chill out lounge games. PHOTO NADIA CHO
Nadia Cho

Communications Associate

As the empowered female behind the blog: International Women of Mystery, Nadia reps Team JST traveling the world in search of exclusive features on hidden gems and cool hotspots. You can find her exploring metropolitan cities or lounging on tropical beaches.

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