What are you looking for in a luxury hotel? The place is important, along with value for money. It's not the cost that matters, but if you know what you paid for. Chandeliers in the foyer and original wall art may not be enough to enhance your holiday, but thoughtful additional services, a comfortable room that is soundproofed, drinks and snacks directly at hand and a unpacking and press service can be exactly what you see. Rooms have hundreds of hotels, from budget B & Bs to well-located business hotels. We help you limit your choice and spell exactly the benefits and disadvantages of 5 of the most popular luxury hotels in the Eternal City.
Il Palazzetto, International Wine Academy in Rome
If the place is important, Il Palazzetto wins, hands down. It is located right inside the famous international wine academy, near the Spanish Steps and within easy reach of all the main sights of Rome – if you can tear yourself away from your room, it is. This luxury boutique hotel offers just 4 deluxe rooms in the 16th-century palace. Once at home with an aristocratic family, the intimate home of a friend with a burning fire in the library during the winter, deluxe bedding in the luxurious Astrid Wirth-designed bedrooms and a mini-bar filled with fine wines. Sign up for a wine course or join a private wine tour before dining in the Michelin star, one of the best in Rome. The only downside is that the spa and restaurant are both located at nearby sister Hotel Hassler, but it is a small price to pay to stay in this unique environment.
This wonderful boutique hotel in Rome Via Sistina is the creation of owner Jenifer Foneris-Howard, daughter of a famous textile designer Luiano Forneris and her husband Count Masimiliano Leonardi di Casalino. This fine hideaway is often presented on the sides of shining magazines and exudes luxury and comfort at every step. The finest fabrics and furniture are enhanced by the unique collectibles that are scattered around the Casa. Prestigious gifts packed exclusively for this luxury hotel include home-grown olive oil from Tuscany and customized shopping bags. If you book the Chinese room you will have your own steam bath immersed in the floor. Less acceptable may be the rooms that lack bathrooms. Reasonably priced, Casa Howard has a unique pricing policy. You pay one dollar less each time you return to the hotel!
For those who want to be treated like royalty, the Bernini Bristol is the place for you. The guestbook has such names as Catherine the Great, Frederick II of Prussia, the Princess of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II as well as world famous guests from the business and diplomatic world. This luxury hotel is named after the world-famous artist Bernini, who in 1642 sculpted the magnificent Triton Fountain just outside the hotel. The Bernini Bristol has the highest view in Rome that can be enjoyed from the Olimpos rooftop restaurant or terrace, for those who are not happy to enjoy a private suite.
Hotel Capo d & # 39; Africa
An unusual name for a luxury hotel that is closer to the Colosseum than Cape Town, but this one luxury hotel in Rome offers a modest style from its art deco lobby to the bohemian rooms. Quirky features include a potted cactus and animal pressure accents in the well-equipped rooms. Younger guests receive special treatment with a welcome gift, grandchildren in infant style and bedtime milk and cakes. Older guests can enjoy a nightcap under the stars at the rooftop restaurant.
Westin Excelsior Rome
There is no such thing as a regular room at this sumptuous luxury hotel in Rome Via Veneto. The rooms are exquisitely furnished and lavishly furnished, making this one of the world's leading hotels. Near the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna, it is also conveniently located near the business and banking district of Rome. With several conference rooms and quite technical for companies, it is a favorite for those with a generous business expense account. Named at Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2008, Excelsior Villa Cupola Suite is the largest luxury hotel in Europe.