For hedonistic pleasure, the nouveau riche choose to stay at the smart and sassy Aleph Hotel. 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.
Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Aleph is a stunning unique design hotel and super centrally located.
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
Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Featuring Aroma Restaurant with an unobstructed view of the Colosseum, lovers are in for a treat.
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.
Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The Westin is the perfect five star choice for travelers wanting to live La Dolce Vita on Via Veneto.
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
Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: An art deco haven with quaint public spaces throughout.
A grand palace from 1894, inviting you to explore its curated collection ouf fine art and antiques, handcrafted stucco-adorned staircase, the historic lift, the glittering Murano chandeliers and the majestic symbol of La Belle Ãpoque â" The Ritz. After a full scale renovation work the impressive lobby immediately signals grandeur and grace, as old-world splendour converges with modern style and sophistication. Light, reflectivity and refinement are the keynotes of the design scheme highlighted by a dove-grey entrance foyer and a 5-metre hand-blown glass chandelier. Fashion and art come together in a luminous Belle-Ãpoque-inspired indoor piazza that pays eloquent homage to the winter garden of CÃ©sar Ritz's original hotel. METRO: Repubblica.
Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: St Regis is at the top end in Rome for opulence, service and style.
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.
Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Rome's ultimate in resort style and luxury accommodation, the Hilton also boasts the 3 Michelin star La Pergola restaurant.
Luxury hotelier group Rocco Forte have struck again in Rome with their second five star property. Sister to the local institution that is Hotel de Russie, the new Hotel de la Ville has taken over a prized piece of real estate atop the Spanish Steps. A former 18th century palazzo with a stunning design inspired by the iconic European 'Grand Tour', the jewel in its crown is a large rooftop drinking and dining space that takes in sweeping views of the roman skyline. Renowned chef Fulvio Pierangelini has devised an exciting offering of food and beverage including a street-side bistro, Da Sistina with a selection of roman classics and Mosaico in the internal courtyard area with a more international and eclectic Mediterranean fusion of flavors. The Julep bar with its yellow and turquoise green decor is the perfect spot for an afternoon or evening aperitif and the outdoor area is decked with pretty red and white stripe umbrellas. Olga Polizzi and Tommaso Ziffer designed the elegant 104 rooms and suites (some with expansive terraces), filled with plush, playful and contemporary furniture and fabrics. The Sicilian-inspired De la Ville Spa offers state-of-the-art treatments and focuses on organic wellness with Irene Forte and Pietro Simone skincare.
Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: A prized location with views that span the entire Eternal City.
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
Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Breakfast served in the comfort of your own suite. Doesn't get more romantic than that!
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
Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Hotel Hassler is 5 star luxury in one of the most prized locations in Rome.
Perfectly situated between the grandiose Piazza del Popolo and the sublime Spanish steps, lies one of the ritziest addresses in all of Rome, the Hotel de Russie. Probably the most impressive feature that this extravagant luxury hotel has to offer is its extensive terraced gardens. Most rooms boast exquisite views of the gardens. Meanwhile, the cr–me de la cr–me, the Nijinsky Suite at the top of the hotel has the largest terrace with its own private outdoor dining room, overlooking Roman rooftops and the gardens. The recently refurbed Popolo Suites and the Picasso Suite (where - you guessed it - Picasso once slept) have been recently refurbished with stunning decor touches throughout. During the summer, dining al fresco at the 'Le Jardin de Russie' restaurant in the middle of the hotel's Secret Garden is just magical. METRO: Flaminio, Spagna.
Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: The pioneer in Rome's boutique hotel scene has a cozy courtyard for all day dining.