Escape it all without escaping the city: 6 hotels for your Roman staycation
With spring in full swing, most of us feel like it’s time to catch a break from our daily routine. And what rhymes with break better than a retreat? I know, I know, you don’t have time to escape the city… but I’ve got news for you – you don’t have to! Why not enjoy this beautiful weather by exploring different areas of the city, trying delicious restaurants and perfectly mixed cocktails, or maybe sitting by the pool and getting your tan on? You can do all this, in Rome. It’s called an urban staycation, and it allows you to escape it all, without escaping the city. Get your relaxation mode on, here are six hotels for your Roman staycation.
Via dell’Arancio, 69 (Centro Storico)
Nestled inside Palazzo Borghese, 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 a 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.
Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101 (Monte Mario)
Escape city life at this five-star luxury hotel perched on top of Monte Mario. Pamper yourself with spa treatments at the Cavalieri Grand Spa, relax by the indoor or outdoor pool and sip champagne with unparalleled views of Rome. Rome Cavalieri is truly a Mediterranean oasis in the heart of Rome. For foodies, the world-renowned three-star Michelin restaurant captained by Chef Heinz Beck, La Pergola, is a must stop. Taste avant-garde Italian cuisine as the sun sets over the Eternal City while enjoying pink-tinted skies. Wake up in the morning to enjoy delicious breakfast spreads and unwind during the day by enjoying the vast green spaces this hotel has to offer.
Aldrovandi Villa Borghese
Via Ulisse Aldrovandi, 15 (Villa Borghese)
This five-star luxury hideaway footsteps from the Villa Borghese gardens is just the retreat you were looking for. With its old-world charm and top-notch amenities, it’s a classic that never gets old. Spend your day soaking in the sun swimming in the outdoor swimming pool. Indulge in lunch and aperitivo at Il Bar del Giardino during the day, or better yet, pamper yourself with facial and body treatments at Mytha Spa. And if you’re up for exploring the city, hop onto one of their complimentary bicycles. For dinner, the Michelin-starred Assaje restaurant has to be on your list. With its Mediterranean flavors and luxurious private garden, an unforgettable dining experience is guaranteed.
The First Hotel Roma Arte
Via del Vantaggio 14 (Centro Storico)
Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of Rome? Stay at this luxury five-star hotel to fall in love once again with the Eternal City. All it takes is a change of perspective. With jaw-dropping views of Rome’s rooftops and churches and a side of perfectly crafted cocktails and food, you’ll fall back in love in no time. Go above and beyond and book the Jacuzzi suite with a view, you surely won’t leave your suite then. Except to go on a culinary journey at the Acquolina restaurant. Art enthusiasts will be glad to hear about their art exhibitions. And if you want to explore the Eternal City, you’re in the center of it all, with the Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo and the Pantheon just a stone’s throw away.
Via Giulia, 131 (Piazza Farnese)
This former Claretian monastery turned five-star luxury hotel is the it-place if you’re thinking views and strategic location. Just a stone’s throw away from the Pantheon, Piazza Farnese and the Jewish Quarter, DOM is the perfect retreat to explore the Eternal City. Inside the hotel, the ultra famous The Deer Club, with its restaurant and bar open from aperitivo to after dinner, offers perfectly crafted drinks and an amazing dinner menu. For your summer nights, sit on the rooftop terrace, boasting “the Great Beauty” style views of the Roman rooftops, churches and Gianicolo Hill. And after your day exploring Rome, head on to your room to realx and enjoy views of Via Giulia.
47 Boutique Hotel
Via Luigi Petroselli 47 (Jewish Quarter)
From the Jewish Quarter to Circo Massimo, this four-star boutique hotel footsteps from the Mouth of Truth is the perfect staycation in Rome. Rent their bikes for the day and explore the city center, and when you come back, head to the wellness area and enjoy a regenerating Turkish Bath before relaxing in your room or suite. If you want to splurge, book The Highest, the accommodation with a private terrace overlooking Rome from the fifth floor. Enjoy dinner with a butler on your private terrace or head on over to the 47 Circus Roof Garden to enjoy aperitivo or dinner with unparalleled views of Forum Boario and Piazza dell Bocca della Verità.