Dine at Adelaide restaurant, drink at Il Salotto & stay in one of Vilòn’s rooms & suites
Experiences. Why do we cherish them so much? They’re a feeling… a feeling that stays with you. A memory, of something that you enjoyed and cannot forget. And just when you thought Rome couldn’t surprise you anymore, in the heart of the centro storico, a new and completely different experience awaits you: it’s the one of Hotel Vilòn – the new five-star luxury hotel in the historic Palazzo Borghese.
As you set foot inside this luxurious oasis hidden in the streets of the centro storico, you magically leave all your worries behind. Walk through the elegant corridor and take a left to step inside a different dimension: In Salotto – Hotel Vilòn’s cocktail lounge. An overlaying of different styles, vibrant palettes, precious marbles, and beautiful furniture creates a very stylish yet laid-back atmosphere signed by the cinematographer and Roman designer Paolo Bonfini.
This is where your drink experience begins. Vilòn’s cocktail lounge is where you sip perfectly-mixed cocktails by bar lady Magdalena Rodriguez and savour freshly-made finger food that promptly gets served directly from the kitchen. With a selection of 18 different cocktails, In Salotto is the perfect place to have an aperitivo or a light dinner. Among the forgotten classics definitely try the Hemingway Daiquiri, Bamboo Martini and the Old Pal. But don’t forget to taste one of Vilòn’s signature cocktails, the Luxurious Spritz, the Sangue Nobile or the Ottobrata Romana. Cozy up in one of the corners, and exchange conversations with your friends as you relax to the eclectic sounds of Vilòn’s playlist, the Vilòn Charming Sound – ranging from lounge and world music, to jazz and ambient that perfectly sets the mood.
After drinks, it’s time to enter the gastronomic heart of the Vilòn experience: the Adelaide restaurant. You can dine in the trés chic indoor dining area or opt for a lunch or dinner al fresco in the stunning open-air courtyard.
Simplicity and passion reign in Adelaide’s kitchen where Chef Gabriele Muro brings the delicate flavors of the Island of Procida to Rome. Contemporary techniques yes, but with flavors that take you back to your childhood, to family, to the aromas of the sea. An A-lister is the Ajo, Ojo e Baccalà, Gragnano spaghetti with cod, bread and parsley powder. Not to mention the emblematic Il Vizio del Marinaio, a sea bass sandwich with escarole, sea lettuce and caviar. And for the meat lovers, the Porgi l’altra guancia, a stewed pork cheek on a cream of spicy carrots and hazelnuts from Viterbo is to die for. The wine selection couldn’t disappoint either, with top quality Italian classics divided into regions, as well as a champagne selection.
To end your meal in perfection, Chef Pâtissier Andrea De Benedetto swoops in with a delightful variety of desserts served in colorful Ginori Manufacture tableware in different fantasies. The most iconic dessert? The Mont Vilòn – a meringue ball filled with fresh caki sauce, vanilla mousse and maroon spaghetti that will make you come back for more.
For those who want to treat themselves to a stay at Hotel Vilòn, 18 different rooms and suites in a retro-chic style await you. Many of which offer an exclusive view of Palazzo Borghese’s private garden – let’s just say it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience in one of the “four wonders of Rome”.
As we say in Italy, “il buongiorno si vede dal mattino”, and with Adelaide restaurant’s breakfast, boasting a rich buffet accompanied by an a la carte menu, you will surely start the day on the right foot. The best part? Vilòn’s breakfast – served till 11am – is open to non hotel guests too, and will only set you back €35. From freshly baked croissants, brioches and cakes to delicious jams, cheese platters and fresh fruits, you’re in for a great feast. And a la carte, order the Vilòn benedict, pancakes, smoked salmon with avocado and so much more.
And if you want to experience a lunch from another time, get yourself to Adelaide on Sundays, where a rich lunch buffet followed by dishes served to your table awaits you. It’s the perfect time to relax and indulge in some amazing food.
Whether you’re searching for a place to stay in Rome, a delicious breakfast, a lunch or dinner after strolling the streets of the centro storico, or an aperitivo to get you ready for the night, Hotel Vilòn is the perfect choice.