As one of the most visited cities in the world, with its ancient history and iconic sights such as the Colosseum, Rome has an abundance of accommodation options, from high-end luxury to independent boutique hotels. And with our round-up of some of the best hotels in Rome, Italy – bookable on Culture Trip – resting your head during a trip to the Eternal City just got a whole lot more comfortable.
Between the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain, 9Hotel Cesari occupies some of the most exclusive real estate in Rome. Not only are the most famous city attractions within easy reach, but just steps away are the stunning Piazza di Pietra and the atmospheric Temple of Hadrian. The rooftop bar, the Terrazza del Cesàri, is the real highlight, though – both the cocktails and the view of the piazza below are outstanding.
Owned by the Ferragamo family and situated above their eponymous store on the high-end fashion street in Rome, Via Condotti, Portrait feels more like an exclusive townhouse than a hotel. It comprises 14 exquisite suites, designed by contemporary Florentine architect Michele Bönan and features subtle tie-ins to the fashion powerhouse – photographs from the company archives line the walls and original shoe designs are on display in glass cases. Attentive service comes courtesy of a dedicated “lifestyle team”. There is no restaurant here, but the hotel does have stunning panoramic views from the private rooftop terrace.
When the Spagna Royal Suite says it offers “unique experiences in the heart of Rome”, it’s not kidding. For example, the deluxe double room has a glittering mosaic bathtub in the shape of a shoe. The Instagram-worthy decor continues throughout this hotel in Rome, with classical-style statues, plush velvet fabrics and four-poster beds. Even the walls come in a variety of colours and textures – from wooden to mirrored to covered in vertical gardens, all of which contribute to a very fancy feel.
Just like the Monti neighbourhood in which lies, the Fifteen Keys is effortlessly cool. Converted to a hotel in 2015, this five-storey palazzo comprises 15 rooms decked out with modern, minimalist furnishings that quietly hint at 1950s Italian glamour. The elegance continues in the bar, which features sumptuous Chesterfield sofas and is open around the clock. A generous buffet takes place in the gorgeously retro breakfast room and extends into the leafy courtyard in warmer months. Vintage-style Dudebikes are also available for guests to use free of charge.
A thoroughly modern place to stay in an ancient city, Hotel Ripa is made up of almost 200 rooms decorated with quirky design details. The most expensive, the Borromini suite, is adorned with wall-to-ceiling images of the masterpieces by architect Francesco Borromini, as well as playful, moulded plastic and sleek, cut-glass furniture. The location, in a modern residential area, might not seem the most picturesque, but the hotel is conveniently placed to see all the main sights. Also, the lower demand for real estate here means rooms are generally more spacious than they are in the heart of the city.