We Pick 5 of Rome’s Finest Hotels

Modern and old, past and present go side by side, all the time. Whether you are visiting the Italian heritage city for 2 days, 2 weeks or 2 months, be prepared to step into world of culture, heritage and eternal beauty.

Step on the typical tourist paths or take the unconventional route. One way or the other, Rome will seduce you and it will hardly leave you indifferent. Rome is one of world’s most photogenic cities, think the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St Peter’s Square, Spanish Steps and of course, the Colosseum..

However you look at this stunning city; a sightseeing haven, a food connoisseur’s paradise or a luxurious delight, it will be your turn to feature in your very own Roman Holiday.

Hotels in Rome are a treat for those that have an eye for luxury and are willing to splurge a little extra. We have prepped up a handpicked list of hotels for all those Roman fans.

5. Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto
Within two restored 19th – century villas, on the historic Via Venito street in the heart of Rome, is the gorgeous 5-star Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto. Elegant 1920’s style rooms have Bvlgari toiletries, soundproofed walls and beautiful marble bathrooms. With over 500 square metres of luxury, the AQVA CITY SPA – Sisley Treatment Centre at the hotel offers a wellbeing paradise in the very heart of Rome.

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4. St. Regis Rome
St. Regis is a name well synonymous with words of luxury and opulence. Here in the Eternal City of Rome, the St. Regis clearly outdoes itself. The hotel provides opulent interiors ranging in style making it the ideal choice for a superior stay in Rome. In 2011 it was included in the World’s 500 Best Hotels by Travel and Leisure, and it has received many awards throughout the years. Relish a lavish meal at the award winning restaurant, Vivendo, with its traditional cuisine.

3. Grand Hotel Palace
Well-located on Rome’s Via Veneto, this luxury hotel dates back to the 1920s. The hotel rooms boast contemporary art deco design and designer furnishings. The building, designed by Marcello Piacentini, was stylishly restored by Italo Rota. The magnificent hotel is synonymous with tradition, history and art. Despite its most central location which is conveniently close to all major historic sites including the Vatican and ultimately makes planning where to go irrelevant – either direction you will almost inevitably come across some of the City’s most famed monuments and historic remains.

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2. Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
The recently renovated Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese set in the very heart of Rome, few steps from the romantic atmosphere of Piazza di Spagna and stylish Via Veneto. Set in a refurbished 1902 Victorian palace, the Hotel Sofitel—which has a long-standing reputation with business travelers—exudes old-world elegance, albeit with a modern design sensibility. The hotel is cleverly situated on a quiet street between the hot spots of Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps. Their rooftop restaurant, La Terasse Cuisine and Lounge, is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the city.

1. Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
The Waldorf Astoria occupies an address in one of the most prestigious areas of the city. Lavishly spread across fifteen acres of lush green gardens and impressive landscapes, the luxury hotel is the first hotel in Europe to be part of the exclusive Waldorf Astoria Hotel chain. What’s note worthy about this spectacular hotel is its impressive art collection of works and the Grand spa that would be an envy of most luxury hotels in the city.