I have been thinking about writing more posts on accommodations in Rome and was thrilled that Joe agreed to write this guest post on luxurious hotels in Rome.
Many visitors to the Eternal City are here for a special occasion and obviously, they want the best the city has to offer. If that is what you are looking for, here are some of the most luxurious hotels in Rome
Rome is one of the cultural hubs of Europe and destination that commonly surfaces very close to the top of people’s ‘must visit’ list when touring Europe. This capital in the heart of Italy is awash with rich history and a strong cultural persona that is replicated around the world.
Cultural Icons in Rome include the Colosseum and the Tower of Pisa both attracting tourists in their droves every year, but the real appeal of the city is something intangible, the Italian passion that is evident in everything from the architecture, the cobbled streets the cars and scooters on the roads and of course the exquisite food and wine.
A trip to Rome will confirm that the Italians are one of the most welcoming, friendly and hospitable people you could hope to meet, and that’s not just the ones vying for tips. This hospitable nature shines through in many of the cities hotels, the best exhibiting opulent surroundings and attentive service from staff.
Here are five of the best that the city has to offer:
1. The Hassler
If you had to paint a picture of a hotel you’d typically expect to find in Rome then the Hassler would fit. This 19th century examples exudes charm with its crimson velvet sofas, lavish chandeliers and intricate decorative tapestries. If this level of grandeur isn’t quite enough for you, then book a to floor suite with gold-plated taps and a vast roof terrace.
2. Casa II Rosario
Rome is home to hundreds of hidden gems, mostly in the form of private gardens secluded by high walls, and in the most extreme case, the Vatican city, a country in its own right nestled in the middle of Rome barricaded by walls. The Casa II Rosario has ownership one such garden but the 11pm curfew means you won’t be able to enjoy it late into the night.
3. Teatropace 33
For an intimate retreat that’s right in the middle of the city, the Teatropace 33 is the only choice. In keeping with ancient charm of the city this intimate example features no lift, but a central 17th central stone spiral staircase providing access to the meagre 23 rooms on offer.
4. Radisson SAS
A chain it might be but there’s nothing generic about the Radisson, a fact that’s apparent when you’re greeted in reception by an excavated roman road. This hotel is admittedly some way from the city centre but it has excellent transport links, the train station across the road means you can be whisked to the airport without having to contend with ‘passionate’ Italian drivers.
5. Portrait Suites
If you’ve come to Rome for the shopping, as many indeed do. Then the Portrait suite should be adequate to accommodate your newly acquired wardrobe. The interior is predictably ostentatious and the wardrobes are almost the same size as the rooms themselves. Fashionistas will appreciate a framed receipt for Marilyn Monroe’s shoes bought in 1961.
Joe is a travel blogger with a soft spot for Italy. He’s stayed in some of the best Rome hotels around and is looking forward to returning to the city for the 11th time this Summer!