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Whether you dream of exploring Rome‘s stone-cobbled streets in search of culinary delights, want to admire the ancient Colosseum or spend your day at the Vatican Museums, treat yourself to a relaxing stay at one of the Eternal City’s most luxurious hotels.
One of the newest luxury establishments in Rome, this pâtisserie-themed hotel is already a city favourite. The slim townhouse opens onto Via del Corso, as seen in La Dolce Vita, and while the breakfast includes artisan honey and local yoghurt, the real treat is the afternoon tea and the delicious local pastries. Rooms are contemporary, and some suites even include a private steam cabin. There’s a dog-sitting service for smaller pups, and qualified childcare staff are on hand to help families make the most of their stay.
Ever dreamed of having the Colosseum at your doorstep? This 17th-century villa sits directly in front of the ancient amphitheatre, granting you unobstructed, 24hr views of the popular attraction. The luxurious boutique hotel features 16th-century antique paintings and contemporary art, while each room is uniquely decorated in a modern style. Home to a beautiful library and a jogging track, Palazzo Manfredi also organises activities such as visits to Rome’s archaeological sites.
Fashionistas will adore a stay at the award-winning Portrait Roma, where a personal shopper can be arranged to take you to the best boutiques on Via Condotti. The decor captures the romance of Roman Holiday, featuring black-and-white photographs of 1950s Rome and original sketches by Salvatore Ferragamo. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the rooftop terrace whilst admiring the view of the nearby Spanish Steps. Additionally, a personalised service offers mobile phones for sightseeing, enabling the hotel concierge to assist you throughout your day.
Spend a night or two at Residenza Napoleone III, and experience its long history and prestige – the daughter of Empress Joséphine lived here for several years in the early 19th century. A friendly spot for both children and pets, the hotel provides cots for infants and baskets for dogs. Guests can complete their royal experience by enjoying cake served on Bvlgari silver for breakfast before stepping out into the busy streets of Centro Storico. Bear in mind that only two guest rooms are available at this exclusive lodging.
Stunning and tasteful, featuring gorgeous statement wallpaper and Italian art, this newcomer is a hot contender among Rome’s best luxury hotels. Overlooking the Piazza di Spagna and the towers of Trinità dei Monti, this 18th-century palazzo provides easy access to some of the best bars and restaurants in Rome. Privacy is guaranteed, and the hotel’s philosophy is to provide the illusion of a homestay with the service standards of high-end luxury. Personal chefs, sommeliers and entertainers can cater to guests in their own private suite, while children are cared for by an experienced nanny.
Rome’s Lifestyle Suites excel in both location and design. Directly overlooking Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers in the glorious Piazza Navona, this adults-only townhouse dating back to the 1400s is romantic and stylish. Each suite has been designed with theatrical detail – the playful Nuvola features a royal-blue swing, the arty Oggetti a relaxing hammock, while the plush Rubino goes all out to give the wow factor with its whirlpool bath double tub that overlooks Sant’Agnese in Agone, a 17th-century Baroque church. Add to this a buffet breakfast on the panoramic terrace, and you’re guaranteed a truly memorable experience.
A peaceful retreat close to the city centre, this 19th-century palace welcomes you with elegant pavilions and water features. The family suites are especially impressive, and feature marble bathrooms and antique furnishings. Guests can cycle into the city on stylish bicycles, or take a picnic basket to the adjoining Villa Borghese gardens. Treat yourself after a long day of exploring with a visit to the poolside bar and spa, or to the hotel’s Michelin-star restaurant.
This article is an updated version of a story created by Maria Pasquale.