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The 20 Best Luxury Hotels in Rome

La Residenza Napoleone

Impossibly romantic, steeped in history, and with world-renowned food and fashion — Rome is an easy city to enjoy. The city is packed with a huge choice of hotels, many of which are high-end, which can mean selecting the right hotel can take a fair bit of research. However, our hotel experts have done the leg work for you, compiling a collection of the best luxury hotels in Rome selected on their design, amenities, service, and location. Whether you are looking for a converted palazzo or a more contemporary offering, there is something to suit most tastes here. So why not browse through our collection to start planning your next city break?

For all-out luxury

Portrait Suites

  • La Residenza Napoleone offers just two incredibly opulent apartment suites with huge oil paintings, taffeta silks, Baroque furniture, antique lighting and private terraces and kitchens. There’s also an in-house cook and access to a concierge service.
  • The Portrait Suites are almost as luxurious but quite the opposite in decor. They’re contemporary and fashionable, with haute couture designer furniture, and located in the heart of the fashion district. The 11 suites also have marble bathrooms, kitchenettes and private terraces.
  • The Villa Spalletti Trivelli is a beautiful renovated Roman townhouse, now offering 12 classic, aristocratic rooms complete with marble fireplaces, Doric columns, tapestries and oil paintings. Plus there’s a wonderful library, gardens and spa, and an exceptional restaurant.

For a palazzo

Hotel Splendide Royal

  • Hotel Splendide Royal is a luxury hotel occupying a palazzo in Rome's most aristocratic district. Rooms are regally dressed; rich linens and antiques complement the building's original stuccoes. The best suites have a terrace with city views. Enjoy fine dining at the gourmet restaurant. An exclusive Italian guesthouse.

For the restaurant

Hassler Roma

  • Hassler Roma is a five-star hotel located in the heart of Rome's city centre. The spacious and elegant suites are dressed in either a modern or neoclassical style; the best have plush living space and a terrace with views over the city. Dine at Imàgo, the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant. Luxury defined.

For the views

Palazzo Manfredi

  • The Palazzo Manfredi is a small hotel right next to the Colosseum and Forum, with exceptional views of both from the chic, rooftop restaurant. The 16 rooms, suites and apartments are classic in design and the service is five-star.
  • The Eden is a traditional five-star hotel in one of Rome’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Opulent and old-world in style there are some beautiful details, and of course great service and fantastic views, especially from the rooftop restaurant.
  • First Roma Arte is a five-star boutique property located in the heart of Rome. Suites are elegant with contemporary artwork, bookcases, and comfy armchairs adding a homely feel. Choose a luxury suite for a private terrace and hot tub. Expect fabulous views from many of the rooms but the best are enjoyed from the chic rooftop cocktail bar.

For a romantic stay

Hotel de Russie

  • The Hotel de Russie overlooking the Piazza del Popolo is a beautiful, contemporary hotel with 122 plush, airy rooms and a beautiful courtyard. There’s also a great restaurant and a lovely pool and spa. A grown-up city escape.
  • The San Anselmo is a peaceful, romantic refuge in the smart hilltop Aventine district. There are 34 rooms, decorated with a mix of Baroque flamboyance and contemporary style. It overlooks the peaceful and often overlooked Sant’Anselmo Church, and yet is also within range of many of Rome's main attractions.
  • The Baglioni Hotel Regina is an Art Deco extravaganza on the Via Veneto, close to the Villa Borghese. The interiors are opulent and there’s an excellent restaurant, spa and gym.

For affordable luxury

Lord Byron

  • The Lord Byron is a wonderful Art Nouveau era property, just by the Borghese Gardens. There are 32 rooms and suites, some with private terraces and marble bathrooms, and all with lovely decor and huge beds. Rooms start from around €170 per night.

For a boutique

JK Place Roma

  • JK Place Roma is a luxurious boutique property boasting a very central location in Rome. Elegant rooms perfectly mix traditional and contemporary styles with simple furniture, crisp white linen, soft hues and modern art. A lively bar serves up innovative cocktails and the restaurant offers a modern take on Italian classics. An intimate choice ideal for exploring the city.
  • Fendi Private Suites is a smart boutique with just seven rooms in the Spagna district. The restaurant, Zuma, serves up excellent Japanese fusion cuisine. All the suites are spacious, indulgent, and contemporary. A very stylish choice.
  • Hotel Vilon is a small luxury hotel occupying a heritage building annexed to Palazzo Borghese. The 16th-century building has been renovated to offer bright, modern rooms with unique design pieces; the best suites have a terrace with views of the palazzo gardens. Complete with a gourmet restaurant — this is a real crowd-pleaser.
  • Singer Palace occupies a 20th-century palace set between the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain in central Rome. Rooms are warm and stylish with modern Italian furnishings, and breakfasts are served with a view on the rooftop terrace — this is a chic boutique.

For families

Casa Montani

  • Casa Montani is a lovely luxury guesthouse situated overlooking the Piazza del Popolo where they welcome families. The spacious suites and junior suites can easily fit cots or extra beds, alternatively there's a self-catering apartment close by that can sleep four. And location-wise it's perfect, just five minutes from the Spanish Steps and an easy walk from many more of the city's highlights.
  • The Inn at The Roman Forum is a beautiful 14 room guesthouse right by the Colosseum with attractive decoration and private balconies. There are rooms, suites and family rooms — some with four-poster beds and fireplaces, and there’s a lovely rooftop terrace.
  • Corso 281 is an exclusive hotel occupying an 18th-century building on Via del Corso. Rooms are dressed in an aristocratic style and blend hand-selected design pieces with unique artworks. While there are distinctly adult elements such as the hotel's own gallery, the executive suite can host four people and is ideal for families travelling with children.
  • Parco dei Principi is an exclusive hotel and spa situated in Rome's luxury Parioli district. Rooms are classically dressed, with rich linens and plush carpets. Family suites are great for parents travelling with children and kids will love the outdoor pool!

Still not sure which to book?

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    • La Residenza Napoleone Rome 2 rooms from £781

      Families  -  The Roof Garden suite is the best option for larger families – it can accommodate up to two adults and three children
      Groups  -  With just two (very luxurious) suites, this is perfect to take in its entirety as an indulgent city base
      Opulent  -  Interiors are undeniably opulent with chandeliers, oil paintings and museum-quality antiques
      Historic  -  The building dates back to the 16th century and Napoleon III stayed here in 1830
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

      Incredibly opulent apartment suites drenched in old world Italian romance. Huge oil paintings, taffeta silks, lavish beds, Baroque furniture, antique lighting and romantic pastels covering the walls. Each suite has a kitchenette, private terrace, in-house cook and access to a concierge service. See More

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    • Portrait Roma Rome 14 rooms from £649

      Luxury  -  A very exclusive feel with discreet service, a dedicated ‘lifestyle team’ and a guest-only rooftop bar
      Local exploring  -  Located right beside the Spanish Steps this is a very central location for exploring the city
      Designer  -  Owned and designed by the Ferragamo family, this is an unsurprisingly stylish boutique stay
      Suites  -  An all-suite hotel (each is vast) and there are fun little touches like video fireplaces
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      Luxury boutique suites in Rome's fashion district. Like the shops below, these suites are just as fashionable and come with an equally expensive price tag, with good reason. Each suite boasts enormous space, haute couture designer furniture, marble bathrooms, kitchenettes and private terraces. See More

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    • Villa Spalletti Trivelli Rome 12 rooms from £382

      Families  -  A multitude of activities for children, including a gelato making class, make this a great choice for families
      City Style  -  Elegant interiors are traditional and glorious, filled with antiques, this is a very stylish stay
      Sights nearby  -  200m from the Quirinale Presidential Palace and 5 mins from the Trevi fountain
      Antiques  -  Antiques from the family's collection adorn the rooms
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      A quintessentially noble Roman townhouse renovated to perfection. Tranquil, classic, and aristocratic rooms, suites, and living areas in a peaceful neighbourhood. Marble fireplaces, oil paintings, Doric columns, and tapestries throughout. Excellent food, libraries, gardens, and a spa. Very special. See More

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    • Palazzo Manfredi Rome 16 rooms from £383

      Foodies  -  Michelin starred regional and Mediterranean fare is created by chef Giuseppe Di Lorio and served on the spectacular terrace
      Other Activities  -  Live the ultimate Italian experience by taking the house Lamborghini out for a spin
      Families  -  Children are well looked after with a babysitting service and kids' menus
      Local exploring  -  Located beside the Colosseum; it doesn't get much better than this!
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

      Five-star luxury next to the Colosseum and the Forum with exceptional views of both from an excellent roof top restaurant. Chic rooms, suites, and apartments are decorated in a contemporary-classic design. With fantastic food, unique views, and wellness too - this is Rome in style. See More

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    • Hotel de Russie Rome 122 rooms from £350

      Local exploring  -  With its central location and range of guided walking and biking tours, this is the perfect launching spot to explore the city
      5* Luxury  -  The property is one of Rocco Forte's flagship hotels with top notch service, beautiful accommodation and fabulous food
      Restaurant  -  Le Jardin de Russie Restaurant offers stylish Italian cuisine in stunning surroundings both inside and out
      Garden  -  Stunning terraced gardens where you can dine during the summer months
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel

      Beautiful contemporary Roman hotel overlooking the Piazza del Popolo. Plush rooms are light and airy, many of them feature courtyard garden views. Luxury with style, great food and a spa and pool. A grown up city escape. See More

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    • San Anselmo Rome 34 rooms from £77

      Charming  -  Interiors are charmingly traditional with period furniture, Liberty-style molding on the Venetian plaster, and framed mirrors
      Other Activities  -  Experience the twilight hours on Palatine Hill with splendid views over the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and the Colosseum
      Hideaway  -  An off the beaten track location in a residential neighbourhood on Aventine Hill, perfect for a quiet city break
      Romantic Break  -  For a romantic stay choose the Deluxe room with a clawfoot tub topped with a crown canopy
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      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet

      Peaceful, romantic refuge in the smart hilltop Aventine district. Baroque flamboyance meets contemporary details to create a hotel with huge personality. Overlooking the Sant’Anselmo Church and within range of all main attractions, while staying off the beaten track. See More

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    • Parco dei Principi Rome (Villa Borghese Parioli) 96 rooms from £288

      Foodies  -  Foodies will be won over by the hotel's offering of not one but three on-site restaurants, plus a cosy hotel bar
      Families  -  The hotel's family suites are great for parents travelling with children, and kids will love the outdoor pool
      Romantic Break  -  Couples love the high-end facilities at this five-star hotel, especially the sleek and modern hotel spa
      Sights nearby  -  Visit Chiesa di Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, a 15th-century church and crypt
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      This exclusive hotel and spa is situated in Rome's luxury Parioli district. Rooms are classically dressed, with rich linens and plush carpets; the best have a private terrace with panoramic views of the most famous sights. Choose between three restaurants or dine by the pool. An indulgent city stay. See More

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    • Baglioni Hotel Regina Rome 127 rooms from £316

      Traditional  -  A grand Art Deco building filled with massive chandeliers, gilded mirrors above carved fireplaces, and tufted velvet armchairs
      5* Luxury  -  a prestigious five-star you can expect little extras like white-glove service, an attentive concierge, and a spoiling spa
      Foodies  -  The Brunello Lounge and Restaurant, which serves genuinely excellent Roman cuisine, is a favourite with locals
      Views  -  Enjoy views of the Colosseum or the Sistine Chapel from your luxurious suite
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      Art deco extravaganza on the Via Veneto, part of Baglioni Hotels. The original Roman Grande Dame, the Regina offers opulent interiors, a standout Roman restaurant plus an extensive spa. With a great location, a hands-on concierge, and lots of little added luxuries - this is a spoiling stay. See More

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    • First Hotel Roma Arte Rome (Spagna) 29 rooms from £405

      Romantic Break  -  Couples love the homely, inviting feel to this hotel; book a luxury hot tub suite for added indulgence on your romantic getaway
      Local exploring  -  Nestled in the centre of the Eternal City, next to the famous Spanish Steps, this hotel is a great base for local exploring
      City Style  -  With chic, contemporary suites and a rooftop terrace, this hotel has lots of modern Roman style
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Trevi Fountain and the Collosseum, both easy walking distance from this hotel
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      Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

      This five-star, boutique hotel is located in the heart of Rome by the Eternal Steps. Suites are elegant, with contemporary artwork, bookcases and comfy armchairs adding a homely feel; book a luxury suite for a private terrace and hot tub. Enjoy cocktails at the chic rooftop bar; a stylish city stay. See More

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    • The Inn at The Roman Forum Rome 14 rooms from £200

      Local exploring  -  As the name suggests, this property is just a stones throw from one of Rome's major attraction, the Roman Forum
      Romantic Break  -  Pick one of the rooms with a balcony, four-poster, and a large whirlpool tub for a very romantic base
      Hideaway  -  It may be in the heart of the city, but the quiet alley it sits on feels hidden away
      Chic  -  The building is ancient, however, the interiors have a chic contemporary feel
      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      A beautiful guesthouse well located near the Colosseum. Attractively decorated bedrooms, suites and family rooms have a contemporary classic style, while the best have mahogany four-poster beds, fireplaces, and private balconies. A lovely rooftop terrace is a bonus. Ideal for city exploring. See More

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    • Singer Palace Rome (Pantheon) 30 rooms from £379

      Local exploring  -  Nestled between the Pantheon on one side and the Trevi Fountain on the other, you can't get a more central location than this
      City Style  -  Housed in a heritage property, updated with contemporary, chic interiors, this hotel has plenty of modern Roman style
      Romantic Break  -  Couples love starting the day on the hotel's beautiful roof terrace with panoramic views of Rome
      Sights nearby  -  Visit two of Rome's most famous sights, both a short walk from the hotel: the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      This hotel occupies a 20th-century palace set between the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain in central Rome. Rooms are warm and stylish with modern Italian furnishings; the best suite offers a private terrace and separate living space. Enjoy breakfast with a view on the rooftop terrace; a chic hotel. See More

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    • Casa Montani Rome 9 rooms from £104

      Local exploring  -  Just steps from Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese and Via Babuino — this is ideal for those wanting to explore the city by foot
      Families  -  Families are welcome in Casa Montani and its apartment; they can easily fit extra beds and cots in the Suites
      Artworks  -  Find paintings by Sicilian artist Beppe Buttera throughout the property
      Groups  -  The separate apartment sleeping up to 4 is ideal for small groups
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      Small chic city hideaway opposite the Piazza del Popolo in the heart of Rome. Neutral tones, with silk fabrics, hardwood floors, chic modern art and marble bathrooms. Personalised service from owners Giuseppe and Charlotte. Intimate and luxurious boutique hotel in a great location. See More

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    • Corso 281 Rome (Pantheon) 12 rooms from £423

      Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of historic Rome, and close to local shopping streets, this hotel is great for exploring the city
      Families  -  The executive suite can host four people and is ideal for families travelling with children
      City Style  -  The luxurious design of the suites has guests falling in love with this stylish hotel
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Church of St Louis, the French national church in Rome and home to several Caravaggio paintings
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      This exclusive hotel occupies an 18th-century building on Via del Corso. Rooms are dressed in an aristocratic style and blend hand-selected design pieces with unique artworks; the best suites have a pretty terrace with French doors. Discover the hotel gallery's private collection. A stylish break. See More

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    • Lord Byron Rome 32 rooms from £165

      City Style  -  An effortlessly stylish hotel designed in an Art Noveau style and located in the upscale Parioli district
      Boutique  -  This former private villa, has an intimate feel — much like staying in a (very wealthy) friend's home!
      Foodies  -  The restaurant, Sapori del Lord Byron, is one of Rome’s finest by any estimation
      Great walks  -  Situated just behind the Borghese Gardens, perfect for a stroll
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

      An Art Nouveau property in an excellent hilltop location away from the mass of sightseers and with excellent views. Rooms and suites have private terraces, wallpapered walls, marble bathrooms and huge comfy beds. A great choice for an understated stop over. See More

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    • JK Place Roma Rome 30 rooms from £625

      Boutique  -  A grown-up feeling boutique hotel with smart design, informal service that stops it from feeling stuffy, and a great location
      Sights nearby  -  The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Medici Villa are all within a 10-minute walk
      City Style  -  An elegant boutique hotel located in what was once Rome's school of architecture
      Bar  -  The wood-panelled bar is very sophisticated and serves an excellent cocktail too
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

      A boutique property boasting a very central location in Rome. Elegant rooms perfectly mix traditional and contemporary styles with simple furniture, crisp white linen, soft hues and modern art. A lively bar serves up innovative cocktails and the restaurant offers a modern take on Italian classics. See More

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    • Hotel Splendide Royal Rome (Via Veneto) 68 rooms from £391

      Honeymoons  -  For a honeymoon with added indulgence book a suite with a private terrace and this beautiful heritage hotel
      Romantic Break  -  Couples immediately fall in love with this hotel's classic design and first-class facilities
      City Style  -  Situated in a palazzo in central Rome, this hotel has reams of luxurious Italian style
      Sights nearby  -  Gain exclusive access to Vatican City for a tour of the Mosaic Studio of St. Peter’s Basilica, book through the hotel
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      Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

      This luxury hotel occupies a palazzo in Rome's most aristocratic district. Rooms are regally dressed; rich linens and antiques complement the building's original stuccoes. The best suites have a terrace with city views. Enjoy fine dining at the gourmet restaurant. An exclusive Italian guesthouse. See More

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    • Hassler Roma Rome (Spagna) 87 rooms from £635

      City Style  -  Overlooking the Spanish Steps and a stone's throw from the Colosseum, you can't get more city style than this hotel
      Romantic Break  -  Couples will love the romantic, neoclassical suites, with plush linens and beautiful views
      Honeymoons  -  Book a presidential suite to enjoy a private hot tub, for a honeymoon with added luxury
      Restaurant  -  The hotel has a Michelin-starred restaurant
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      This five-star hotel is located in the heart of Rome's city centre. The spacious and elegant suites are dressed in either a modern or neoclassical style; the best have plush living space and a terrace with views over the city. Dine at Imàgo, the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant; luxury defined. See More

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    • Fendi Private Suites Rome 7 rooms from £651

      City Style  -  Rome's most stylish destination, with bold design features, indulgent fabrics and a sense of undisputed elegance
      Local exploring  -  With so many iconic attractions just around the corner there's no excuse not to go sightseeing!
      Romantic Break  -  Luxurious and private accommodation with a superb location-perfect for a romantic getaway!
      Local markets  -  The Testaccio Market has some cracking food stalls and you can pick up a variety of vintage items at the Borghetto Flaminio
      Disabled accessNo pets

      Fendi Private Suites offers contemporary and luxurious accommodation in Rome's Spagna district. Their Zuma restaurant serves up delicious Japanese-fusion cuisine. Make the most out of your location to see all that Rome has to offer. A classy and upmarket stay! See More

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    • Hotel Vilòn Rome (Spagna) 18 rooms from £619

      Romantic Break  -  The romantic views of the palazzo gardens from the cosy rooms make this hotel popular with couples
      City Style  -  Connected to a renowned, heritage palazzo in Rome, this hotel has plenty of city style
      Local exploring  -  Set in a central location in Rome, this hotel makes a great base for local exploring
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby landmark Sant'Agostino, one of the first Roman churches built during the Renaissance
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      Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Great Small Hotels

      This luxury hotel occupies a heritage building annexed to Palazzo Borghese in Rome. The 16th-century building has been renovated to offer bright, modern rooms with unique design pieces; the best suites have a terrace with views of the palazzo gardens. Eat at the gourmet restaurant; a stylish stay. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 22nd December 2021