A round up of Rome's very best boutique hotels



It's hard to come to Italy and not have comfort, style and design on your mind. The same goes for when you're thinking of booking a boutique hotel and Rome certainly boasts an eclectic mix to choose from. 

Unlike big chain hotels, boutique accommodations offer the perfect balance of intimacy and attention to detail. The size of these hotels really differs, ranging anywhere from just a couple of suites to even 100 rooms. A boutique hotel is often more appealing to travelers because of its unique style, decor, amenities and the services they have on offer. From haute couture fitted sheets and elegant furnishings to personalized concierge services and VIP tickets to exclusive shows and exhibits, if you're searching for the real dolce vita in the Eternal City, then look no further - 10Best has summed up a list of top-notch boutique hotels that raise the bar on luxury lodging.

Right in the heart of the city, you'll find the stunning design property Corso 281 Luxury Suites where nothing seems to be too much for their staff to handle and then there's the elegant Palazzo Manfredi which features a rooftop restaurant with the best-unobstructed view of the Colosseum. For art aficionados think The First Art Luxury Hotel and for stylish art-deco features, you can't go past Palazzo Dama Hotel. When it comes to upscale boutique accommodation, Rome offers something to suit all tastes and budgets and here are 10 of the very best. 



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The Inn at the Spanish Steps
Photo courtesy of The Inn At The Spanish Steps


 

After a whirlwind shopping spree down Rome's ritziest street (a designer shoppers dream come true!) Via dei Condotti, the perfect place to drop your bags and rest your pretty little head is the Inn at the Spanish Steps. This boutique hotel was created by the owners of the famed nearby caf--, the historic Caff-- Greco, in the very apartment where Hans Christian Anderson once lived. The rooms are tastefully fitted with fine wood floors, elegant drapes and sculptures donned about. Book a superior room and some of the amenities include a jacuzzi, fireplace and either frescoed or wood-beamed ceilings. METRO: Spagna.


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Portrait Suites
Photo courtesy of Portrait Suites


 

If you've got fashion on your mind when booking your hotel stay in Rome, look no further than Portrait Suites. The luxury townhouse hotel was designed by none other than the Ferragamo family themselves. It's situated just above Ferragamo's flagship store and conveniently close to Via dei Condotti, a fashionista's dream come true. The rooms are contemporary and chic with black wood paneling, simple grey hues with pictures and sketches of what else, shoes on the walls. The rooftop terrace offers guests the chance to wind down with a glass of wine whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the Roman skyline. METRO: Spagna.


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Fortyseven Hotel
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The Fortyseven Hotel is one secret that we just can't keep. This stylish and smart boutique hotel has about 61 rooms and is located near sights such as La Bocca della Verit-- (Mouth of Truth), Circus Maximus and the Vittoriano monument in Piazza Venezia. It's one of the few Art Deco hotels in the heart of the centro storico. Luxury amenities include spa facilities, a gym, flat screen TVs, spacious rooms, free WiFi and even a Nespresso coffee machine. Upgrade to a suite and you'll be pleasantly surprised by a terrace with splendid views of Rome. Prices here are also rather reasonable compared to other boutiques in the centro. BUS: 170, 80.


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Hotel Raphaël-Relais & Châteaux
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It's prime location (just behind Piazza Navona) and its gorgeous facade have often made this hotel a hot spot for movie backdrops. The front of the Hotel Raphael is draped in Ivy. While the interior is much like an art gallery with paintings, busts and lithographs scattered about the main lobby. A pleasant spot to wind down the day with a glass of wine is on the hotel's rooftop terrace where one can take in the stunning view of the Chiostro del Bramante. Two floors were recently revamped by the famed American architect Richard Meier, also responsible for the Ara Pacis and the Giubileo church in Rome. BUS: 40, 492, 30, 87, 81.


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Against the splendid backdrop of Rome, luxury and style come together to bring you The First Roma Arte. 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 restored, 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 Rome for a romantic and stylish getaway. METRO: Spagna


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Pinciano/Flaminio/Parioli/Cassia


 

From the second you walk in, you get the idea that you're in a special place. This is boutique and tailor-made at its best. Understated, the elegant white building seems a residential one, in line with owners' Riccardo Di Giacinto and Ramona Anello mission to make you feel right at home here. As the name indicates it's all about having a truly personal experience. The lobby is a picture of high quality and eclectic furnishings in bold yellows and blues, leading off to a grand dark wood staircase complete with a hanging art installation of the hotel's signature H plus a life-size gorilla model. Guest rooms and suites boast artworks from Rome's Mucciaccia contemporary art gallery and each of the uniquely appointed room have stylish design pieces. No strangers to hospitality, Di Giacinto's All'Oro restaurant has plush and luxury colorful interiors and decadent menus to match, worthy of their recent star rating in the Michelin Guide. METRO: Fleming


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Set within an 18th-century palazzo formerly the home to the Malaspina dynasty, the Palazzo Dama Hotel brings a touch of style and elegance to Rome like no other. A chic villa if you like, it opened its doors in 2016 and with its elaborate features (no less than a sparkling chandelier taken from the New York's Plaza Hotel), food and beverage offering and designer appointed rooms and suites, it is the epitome of 5-star luxury. A rarity in the heart of Rome, the hotel boasts a swimming pool set in a lush garden where guests lounge about and take a dip in the warmer months with staff readily on hand to serve up a cocktail (or two). The Peruvian-Japanese inspired Pacifico Restaurant and Raspoutin Club are popular with hotel guests and locals alike. METRO: Fleming


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Il Palazzetto
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Good things come in small packages and the same can certainly be said for Il Palazzetto Hotel. The hotel is owned by the Wirth family, the same owners of its sister hotel, the Grand Hotel Hassler. Though Il Palazzetto is much smaller than the Hassler (with just four rooms), the elegance, style and service it offers are equal to that of the Hassler. Home to the former International Wine Academy, the boutique hotel organizes private wine tastings, courses and tours upon request for its guests. Three of the four rooms come with a view of the Spanish Steps. There is also a lovely rooftop terrace where one can have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. BUS: 80, 492 METRO: Spagna


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San Giovanni/Termini/Colle Oppio/San Lorenzo


 

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


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You might not expect a high-end boutique property on Rome's main thoroughfare Via del Corso, yet Corso 281 Luxury Suites sits there grandly, stylishly and quietly, literally a stone's throw from Piazza Venezia. In fact, it really doesn't get much more central than this in the Eternal City. Free wifi throughout, superb designer interiors, Nespresso machines, luxurious Bulgari toiletries and breakfast in bed - this is boutique pampering at its very best. Some of the air-conditioned suites boast views of the grand Piazza Venezia and it actually doesn't end there. It's the service here that really makes all the difference. All the staff act as a concierge with their authentic local tips and know-how, especially the hotel director Natalino Gisonna who will guide you to the very best Rome has to offer. Smart devices are on offer for all guests to help navigate the city like a Roman. METRO: Spagna


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