No matter what your taste, Rome‘s luxury accommodation has something for everyone – from spectacular panoramas and sparkling opulence to quiet palazzi and tasteful refinement. Here are our picks for the best five-star hotels in the Eternal City.
Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie
Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie | Courtesy of Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie/Hotels.com
Located between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, the Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie combines classic taste with a superb location and excellent facilities. The rooms and suites have been individually decorated by hotelier Olga Polizzi, each with its own unique style. The gorgeous interior courtyard and secret garden provide a spectacular location for an al fresco dinner, or a relaxing aperitivo from the famous Stravinskij Bar.
For modern surroundings and five-star amenities, THE FIRST Luxury Art Hotel is the perfect solution. Situated right in the heart of the historic centre, this boutique hotel has 29 contemporary-styled rooms, with some suites featuring a private terrace and jacuzzi with views overlooking the Eternal City.
The sumptuous Baglioni Hotel Regina offers Art Deco furnishings and fabulous service. From the opulent marble lobby to the impressive rooms, which are adorned with Murano glass chandeliers and silk tapestries, the hotel oozes elegance from every corner. Guests can also profit from the relaxing spa, with a hammam and sauna, and the chic Brunello lounge and restaurant.
From its enviable position at the top of the Spanish Steps, the exquisite Hotel Hassler offers awe-inspiring views across the domes and rooftops of Rome, as well as close proximity to the designer boutiques of Via Condotti. The 93 rooms and 13 suites offer a classy combination of classic and contemporary styles and there are top-level amenities, including the Amorvero Spa and the Michelin-star Imagò restaurant on the top floor.
The historical Villa Spalletti Trivelli provides a refined setting for this stately hotel, which is surrounded by its own private garden. The palazzo is filled with fine art and antiques, while the rooms are gracefully decorated with quality fabrics and refined touches. Located just off the bustling Via Nazionale, the hotel provides a peaceful haven in the centre of town.
One of the most spectacular hotels in town, the Cavalieri sets the bar for luxury accommodation in Rome. Sitting atop Monte Mario in 15 acres of private gardens, the views are awe-inspiring. The hotel is crammed with prestigious art and furniture and guests have access to no fewer than four swimming pools, as well as tennis courts, a 2500-square meter spa and the city’s only three-star Michelin restaurant, La Pergola.
The Palazzo Naiadi, The Dedica Anthology overlooks the stunning Fontana dei Naiadi in Piazza della Repubblica. The beautiful white building, which dates back to the 18th century, features a Neoclassical lobby with a stunning chandelier, and light, airy guest rooms with white marble bathrooms. The hotel boasts a fabulous panoramic terrace complete with a rooftop swimming pool, as well as a wellness centre and a choice of restaurants.
Positioned on Via Veneto, the home of the dolce vita, the Westin Excelsior’s stately façade is instantly recognisable and the hotel is one of the most luxurious in Rome. The palatial accommodation is decorated in a classic style throughout and includes an indoor swimming pool, wellness centre and gym. For a truly decadent experience, guests can stay in the fabulous two-story, 1100-square meter suite, Villa La Cupola, which incorporates the hotel’s distinctive dome and boasts seven terraces, a private wine cellar and jacuzzi.