Luxury Hotels in Rome for a Little Romance
By Maria Pasquale
Rome Local Expert
Perhaps you're in Rome on our honeymoon. Or even with a new love. You might have chosen the eternal city to rekindle your love life or as the place for a marriage proposal. Either way, you're coming to the right place. Love is in Rome's DNA. Put simply, Italians love love!
Rome has a wealth of hotels with varying styles, spread across the historical center and beyond and catering to all budgets. But it can be hard to sift through the endless options and if you're traveling for love, you're bound to want something special. So we've rounded up 10 of the best when it comes to style, comfort, luxury and of course - romance.
If you want to impress, the Hotel Hassler is one of Rome's best or try any of the Boscolo hotels in Rome - they are renowned for Italian luxury and design. To relive the days gone by of la dolce vita, perhaps Via Veneto is more up your alley. The Westin Palace located in a prized location. If you lovers don't want to lift a finger, the St Regis even has a 24 hour butler service.
Take your pick, enjoy each others' company and pamper your loved one with a relaxing stay at one of these romantic hotels in Rome - you won't regret it.
10 Boutique Hotel Trevi
Sitting in a completely refurbished historic building, the beautiful Boutique Hotel Trevi is located a stones throw from the Trevi Fountain. It's perfectly positioned to see all the sights of Rome by foot including the Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Rooms are furnished in classic Italian style and the hotel features all the modern necessities of a boutique hotel including free wi-fi internet in the lobby and all rooms, satellite television and there is a parking garage a short distance away. Breakfast is included daily with a buffet of local and internationa specialities. METRO: Vittorio Emanuele, Spagna
9 Palazzo Manfredi
Palazzo Manfredi is a magnificent historic villa that serves today as a small boutique five-star hotel. The beauty is really in the detail at this beautiful establishment, right from its rooms and opulent suites to the spectacular rooftop view of the Colosseum. Here the Aroma restaurant serves up some of the best local produce available, while you sit and bask in the shadow of the most famous monument in the world. Still family run, nothing is too much at this hotel For a special romantic occasion, book the Colosseum Suite set across two levels with an unforgettable view. METRO: Colosseo. BUS: 87
8 Boscolo Aleph
For hedonistic pleasure, the nouveau riche choose to stay at the smart and sassy Aleph Hotel. Unlike its sister hotel, the extravagant and classic Exedra Hotel, the Aleph is on the forefront of cutting-edge design. Its interior was purposely designed to represent Dante's Divine Comedy. The lobby and lounge areas are meant to represent Inferno with its rich red and black accented chairs, couches and decor. Guests are immediately greeted by caged marble lion statues and two gigantic samurai warriors at the entrance of the hotel. The hotel rooms itself are slightly less shocking, decorated in a clean contemporary style with large photographs of Rome hanging on the walls. Make your way up to Pardiso and enjoy a drink from the hotel's rooftop Angelo bar or treat yourself with a day of relaxation at the Anmo Tuina spa. BUS: 80, 53, 52. METRO: Barberini.
7 The Westin Excelsior, Rome
Located on a corner directly in front of the American Embassy on the famous Via Veneto, is the Westin Excelsior Hotel. Its striking presence resembles that of an elegantly baked wedding cake crowned with a magestic cupola dome on top. The interior of this hotel is downright dazzling. There are elegant mirrors, fresh flower arrangements and crystal chandeliers present throughout the hotel. It's no wonder, this hotel is the obvious choice for promininent political figures, celebrities and royalty. Amenities include an indoor pool, full service spa, and a health club and sauna. BUS: 80, 52, 53. METRO: Barberini.
6 Boscolo Palace Roma
The Boscolo Palace Roma is a luxury hotel situated in Via Veneto, Rome's most elegant and fashionable street and centerpiece of the 'Dolce Vita'. This deluxe establishment features 87 luxury rooms including Executive and Presidential Suites all offering panoramic views. Rooms are Italian designed with 'belle epoque' features and high ceilings throughout. Here luxury, comfort and outstanding service come together with a focus on design and style. The Executive Suites which are located on the 5th floor, open up to expansive travertine balconies with a view. The hotel has a bar and restaurant, day spa and wellness zone. METRO: Barberini
5 Boscolo Exedra
Travelers interested in treating themselves well, will make no fuss in spending top dollar to stay at the ultra-extravagant Exedra Boscolo Hotel. Highrollers and bigwigs are known to stay at this splashy hotel that overlooks the romantic Piazza Repubblica. The presidential suites consist of a soft fusion of neoclassic and a clean contemporary style. The rooms include comforts like silky haute couture linens, plush king-sized beds and marble round jacuzzi baths. Most of the rooms have an amazing view of the piazza. But perhaps, the best part of this hotel is the tantalizing rooftop pool. BUS 64, 40. METRO: Repubblica, Termini.
4 The First Luxury Art Hotel
Against the splendid backdrop of Rome, luxury and style come together to bring you the First Luxury Art Hotel Roma. Located in the heart of Rome, this 5 star all luxury hotel is located just a short walk from Via del Corso, the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popol. Perfect for exploring the city, it features a range of suites including ones with private jacuzzis. Now completely restore, the building was one a 19th century palace now offering all the modern comforts of a boutique hotel. It features the All'Oro michelin star restaurant and a rooftop garden and bar. The perfect place in the Rome for a romantic and stylish getaway. METRO: Spagna
3 The St. Regis Rome
Part of the international Starwood group of hotels, the St. Regis Grand Hotel in Rome is an award-winning 5 star luxury hotel. Recently, the property was completly restored and offers travellers the best in services and amenitites. The landmark hotel offers a range of deluxe rooms and luxury suites all featuring the best in quality and elegance. Located in the heart of the city, all major monuments and attractions are either within walking distance or accessible by transport. All of the 138 guest rooms and 23 suites have unique personalities and are elegantly decorated in a combination of Empire, Regency and Louis XV styles. A 24 hour butler service is available to all rooms. The hotel restaurant, "Vivendo" prepares creative traditional Italian cuisine with fresh ingredients, offering a unique seasonal menu. METRO: Repubblica.
2 Hotel Hassler
The Hotel Hassler sits atop the Spanish Steps in one of the most prime positions in all of Rome. Unlike other 5-star hotels, the Hassler is a family-owned and operated hotel, which makes every aspect and detail catered to its clients unique. It is owned and personally operated by Swiss Hotelier Roberto E. Wirth. Its perfect combination of over-the-top luxury and personalized service is the reason why A-list celebrities and royalty such as Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro and Leonardo De Caprio, Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Prince Rainier of Monaco have all stayed here. Its rooms are opulently decorated in an elegant and classic style. Nothing quite tops the lavish penthouse suite and its terrace fit for a king, boasting million dollar views. METRO: SPAGNA
1 Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
The Rome Cavalieri is stituated in the Monte Mario area of Rome, just north of the city, in a prized elevate area overlooking the panorama that has inspired visitors to the eternal city for centuries. Well connected to the center, the hotel also offers a shuttle service for guests. The property sits within fifteen acres of lush Mediterranean parkland and is a calm retreat in the heart of the Rome. The hotel boasts the only restaurant in Rome with 3 Michelin stars, La Pergola as well as an award winning day spa and wellness center. More than just a 5 star hotel, it's the first Europe to become part of the exclusive Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resort Group.
About Maria Pasquale
Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne. She has a formal background in political science and policy and now runs her own event management & PR company, through which she manages marketing & social media for Eating Italy Food Tours in Rome. An unabashed romantic (Rome being her one true love!) she is the creator of popular food, travel and lifestyle blog HeartRome (www.heartrome.com). In Rome you'll find her walking the streets of Trastevere, checking out the latest bar for an aperitivo or dining with friends.
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