Choose a hotel that is made with your priorities in mind
In an age of mass production, things tend to be made with the general mass in mind, including the experience that traditional hotels are offering their guests. This is why boutique hotels are the way to travel in 2020. Each of these boutique hotels in Rome offer their guests a unique, personalized experience during their stay whether it be centered around exceptional service, style, or facilities. No more assuming that one formula works for all. Staying at a boutique hotel is the difference between booking a bed to sleep in and getting a little something extra for your money. Buckle up, we’ve picked some of the best hotels in Rome for your next trip.
Hotel De La Ville
Via Sistina, 69 (Centro Storico)
Located at the top of the Spanish Steps, Hotel De La Ville is luxury at its finest. From their rooftop, enjoy a spectacular view of Rome’s skyline while having a drink at Cielo bar. Inspired by the Grand Tour, the hotel has combined elements of modern design and contemporary furnishing. With 104 elegant rooms, and 14 types of stays to choose from, you can be sure that Hotel De La Ville offers experiences for all tastes. This also extends to the dining options. Choose to dine at Mosaico restaurant and enjoy the beautiful setting and decor; or perhaps you’d prefer to savor your meal facing beautiful Via Sistina at Da Sistina restaurant. Either way, you won’t be disappointed by the food prepared by Creative Director for Rocco Forte Hotels, Michelin-starred chef Fulvio Pierangelini. Relax at the spa, head to the gym, or have cocktails at Julep bar because Hotel De La Ville has something for everyone to enjoy.
Via di S. Maria De’ Calderari, 47 (Jewish Quarter)
Footsteps from Campo De’ Fiori, Chapter Roma is a design hotel boasting contemporary art pieces by Warios, Cyrcle, Alice Pasquini and Willy Berginer. They proudly classify as a 4-star hotel rather than a 5-star, in order to make luxury more attainable to those visiting Rome. They combine fun and funky with the kind of professional and attentive staff that can be expected at the most prestigious, luxury hotel (minus the astronomical price tag). Their philosophy is to provide a lifestyle experience to guests that goes beyond their room. Chapter Roma is not just a place to sleep – although you’ll want to spend some time in the rooms as each one is beautifully decorated with a few statement pieces. From aperitivo and cocktails at the hotel bar to their healthy salad and juice bar and phenomenal contemporary art, get ready to dive into the Roman lifestyle at Chapter Roma.
Via Alessandro Specchi, 10 (Centro Storico)
Singer Palace’s 30 rooms/ suites (including 6 family rooms /suites and a spacious 86sqm apartment suite) are furnished and decorated in a way that feels more like your dream home than a hotel room. The wooden floors, marble accents, and Italian furniture were implemented to give guests a refined space to truly live in during their stay. The comfort beds, Greek art, and high-end fabrics found in the rooms were included to offer a completely unique experience that you won’t find in most hotels, perfect for family or couple retreats. Located footsteps from the Trevi Fountain, Singer Palace finds itself in the heart of central Rome. The terrace restaurant on the fifth floor of the hotel provides one-of-a-kind views of the historical area, as well as typical Roman cuisine made with high quality ingredients, and a monthly Special Menu. Guests can also make requests directly through Whatsapp, making Singer Palace the perfect place to enjoy classical Rome and exceptional hospitality.
Via dell’Arancio, 69 (Centro Storico)
Nestled in the historic center, Hotel Vilòn is the new luxury hotel that’s taking the city by storm. An urban oasis with 18 rooms to satisfy all requests. From suites with balconies overlooking the private Borghese gardens, to bathrooms boasting Turkish baths, there’s something for every taste. Wake up and indulge in a dreamy breakfast buffet and à la carte selection in the beautiful outdoor courtyard. Stroll through the historic center, sip perfectly-mixed cocktails by bar lady Magdalena Rodriguez and savour freshly-made finger food at In Salotto’s cocktail lounge. And don’t forget to taste Italian cuisine at Adelaide restaurant where Chef Gabriele Muro brings the delicate flavors of the Island of Procida to Rome.
JK Place Roma
Via di Monte d’Oro, 30 (Centro Storico)
JK Place Roma offers a variety of different room options, including the JK classic room with balcony and the JK Master suite with balcony. The 30 rooms are characterized by their spacious marble bathrooms and simple elegant designs. In-room amenities include a Bose sound system, Sky TV, and a complimentary mini-bar. Located in central Rome, just across the Tiber river from St. Peter’s Basilica and Castel Sant’Angelo, there are plenty of things to see in the Eternal City within walking distance of the hotel. At JK Café guests will enjoy classic Italian specialties as well as other international favorites in the comfortable, stylish atmosphere.
Via di S. Basilio, 15 (Piazza Barberini)
Footsteps from Piazza Barberini, Aleph Hotel isn’t far from some of Rome’s greatest attractions, such as Villa Borghese and the Spanish Steps. Concerned with providing a relaxing, comfortable stay, Aleph amenities include a luxury private spa and quality massage treatments. The rooftop pool is one of the most unique features, as it combines that rooftop cocktail experience with true vacation-style relaxation. Restaurants include Sky Blu Restaurant, Sky Blu Terrace, 1930 Restaurant, and Onyx Cocktail Bar. With 14 suites, 13 prestige rooms, 47 deluxe rooms, and 14 comfort rooms, Aleph offers a wide range of possible stay experiences. The hotel has a clean, refreshing style, while all prestige rooms and suites come with Acqua di Parma toiletries. Aleph Hotel is the perfect choice for a rejuvenating get away within city limits.
Piazza di Pasquino, 69 / 70 (Centro Storico)
This 17th Century building now turned boutique hotel is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a true cultural experience. With Avant-garde style furnishing, parchment beds, and bar trolleys, you will get a real sense of mid-century Italian design. Each of the 10 rooms are unique in style and concentration. A mix of antique frescos and contemporary art give this hotel its signature look. The two large pent-house suites can be conjoined to occupy the entire top floor, as well as the rooftop terrace. You will be connected with the city’s rich history both in and outside the hotel, as it is located near the famous Piazza Navona. Guests receive special treatment from the moment they arrive, with the option to check-in directly at the Gallery Bar, where the vintage furniture and reflective tile walls immediately draw you in to the hotel’s carefully manufactured atmosphere.
Hotel De’ Ricci
Via della Barchetta, 14 (Campo de’ Fiori)
There’s no need to stay outside of the city to have a unique wine experience: at Hotel De’ Ricci, you can have it all. With their own underground wine cellar, Hotel De’ Ricci offers you the comfort of being conveniently located in central Rome in Campo De’ Fiori, while enjoying services typically found in rural settings. Guests are welcome to a private wine experience or to participate in their monthly wine-tasting events. The cantina isn’t the only unique space in the hotel: guests can also enjoy the ventilated Cigar Lounge or the chic Charade Bar where service is brought directly to you at your table. The suites are no less unique than the rest of the hotel. Guests can can choose between eight large, artistic guest rooms, four of which have their own terrace. At Hotel De’ Ricci, you’re guaranteed a truly classical, luxurious stay.
47 Boutique Hotel
Via Luigi Petroselli, 47 (Jewish Quarter)
Once you stay at 47 Boutique Hotel you’re sure to return, but you’ll never have the same experience twice. All the rooms and floors have been given their own personality, each designed to tell a story. The 5th floor tells of Rome’s history, where the rooms are each simplistic and elegant sporting their own private terraces. The 4th floor focuses on the art of photography, implementing intricate wall papers and photographs focusing on city landscapes and nature. The other floors are characterized by the history of the 60’s and the art of fashion. 47 Circus Roof Garden Restaurant offers a panoramic view of the Eternal City, while chefs Antonio Gentile and Gabriele Enrico are serving up delicious Mediterranean cuisine. You can also enjoy cocktails, including over 40 different types of gin, at Parole in Libertà bistrot. 47 Boutique Hotel is dedicated to giving you an experience exclusive to your styles and priorities.
Via Giulia, 131 (Campo de’ Fiori)
Originally a 17th century palace, it is no wonder why staying at DOM hotel can make you feel like royalty. Situated in a quiet street in the Campo De’ Fiori area, this hotel is conveniently located near all popular tourist attractions. D.O.M. (Deo Optimo Maximo), which roughly translates to “God Almighty,” is a Latin inscription found in the church adjacent to the hotel as well as inside the hotel itself. In fact, many of the frescos from when the building was a monastery have been preserved in the rooms and hallways. The hotel’s Mediterranean-style restaurant offers optimal service and quality, with an extremely high satisfaction rate guaranteed. While the rooftop terrace doesn’t sit high enough to give a great view of the city landscape, it does offer a quaint view of authentic Rome. The brick wall and neutral-tone design of the hotel rooms are what makes the luxurious atmosphere cool and meditative.
Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 2 (Piazza del Popolo)
Under the same management as DOM hotel, you won’t be disappointed with the service at Palazzo Dama. Inspired by the women of the Malaspina family, who still own the Palace, Palazzo Dama has a more subtle, delicate design than DOM hotel. Some of the amenities at Palazzo Dama include the garden pool, meeting room, and the Raspoutine night club. In between your traditional Italian lunch and Peruvian inspired dinner at Pacifico Restaurant, stop into Pisco Bar and enjoy an international cocktail. The twenty-nine rooms available at Palazzo Dama which include three suites and one junior suite are designed with lavish marble bathrooms and international artworks. The elegant bow windows, original 19th century staircase, and the chandelier from the NY Plaza hotel are just a few details found at Palazzo Dama that you won’t find anywhere else.
Elizabeth Unique Hotel
Via delle Colonnette, 35 (Centro Storico)
A visit to Elizabeth Unique Hotel is just like a visit to your grandmother’s (if your grandmother lived in a five-star luxury hotel in the shopping district of Rome). Inspired by the owner’s grandmother, Elisabetta, the goal of this hotel is to provide you with the same peace and comfort that’s found in classic Southern-Italian hospitality. In a charming alleyway right off Via Del Corso, the hotel was designed for guests to first be greeted by the friendly concierge before being directed to the second-floor reception area. Through the hallways and inside the 33 Grand Tour style rooms, you will find unique artworks from the famous Galleria Russo, which are also available for purchase. A stay in the corner spa suite offers you a romantic, personalized spa experience with an in-room sauna and jacuzzi. At Elizabeth Unique Hotel, you’ll feel right at home.
Via del Corso, 281 (Centro Storico)
Corso 281 sits in a central location: directly on Via del Corso–the main shopping via in Rome, near Piazza Venezia and within walking distance of the Colosseum. Everything about the suites in this hotel says luxury, from the artwork of Angelo Cricchi to the dark tones of smooth satin and velvety furniture. Guests can have their breakfast brought directly to their room or in the hotel’s cozy lounge. If you’re looking to have a romantic evening with your significant other, be sure to ask about the hotel’s in-room personal cooking classes which are available in the Luxury and Executive suites. The colder, modern styles combined with beautiful art and warm service make this hotel a great choice for an unconventional stay in the ancient city.
Via Urbana, 6/7 (Monti)
This cozy hotel in the Monti district of Rome offers guests a warm, personal service. Don’t be surprised if you see the lovely front-desk greeter from check-in later in the day mixing cocktails behind the bar. Each member of the staff is trained in all servicing areas for guests’ convenience. There are fifteen keys for each of the hotel’s simple yet stunning rooms, including the Blue Rooms which are designed with your relaxation in mind. Enjoy the wide variety buffet breakfast with ease, as it runs until early afternoon, permitting you to relish your stay in Rome at your own pace. The umbrellas, hair straighteners, complimentary tea, proper hair dryers, and the luxurious Malin+Goetz toiletries are all part of one message from the exceptional hotel staff: at Fifteen Keys, you’re a guest in their home.
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