The 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Rome

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Impossibly romantic, steeped in history, and with wonderful food and fashion, Rome is an easy city to enjoy. Especially if you’re travelling with a generous budget. There’s no problem finding an exceptional restaurant, bar or cafe in Rome, and there are plenty with Michelin stars, and while many of the sights are free, it’s nice to be able to treat yourself to a special souvenir or two. To start your luxurious Roman holiday you’ll need to find the best luxury hotels in Rome, and our Gurus have done the hard work for you, even refining their favourites down to a recommendation for the 10 best luxury hotels in Rome - all beautiful, stylish and offering all sorts of special somethings to make you feel extra special.

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In their search for the best luxury hotels in Rome our Gurus have endured numerous spa treatments, lapped a slew of beautiful swimming pools, sipped a seemingly endless supply of cocktails in breathtakingly beautiful rooftop bars, slept under four-poster canopies, eaten numerous canapés and been waited on hand and foot by the very best staff in Rome. So now they’re ready to bring you their hard won list of the 10 best luxury hotels in Rome!

The 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Rome

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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.
La Resdenza Napoleone
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.

Villa Spalletti Trivelli

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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.

Palazzo Manfredi

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.

In one of the hippest spots in town, G-Rough is both luxurious and hip. This townhouse, built in the 17th Century, still has its beautiful parquet floors and original tiles, but it’s also got a fantastic collection of retro furniture in the 10 rooms. There's a fantastic roof terrace for the views and it’s only 450 metres from the Pantheon, and even closer to the Piazza Navona.

G Rough

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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.
Hotel de Russie

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 oft overlooked Sant’Anselmo Church, and yet is also within range of many of Rome's main attractions.

The 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.

Hotel Regina

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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.

Lord Byron

The Best Luxury Hotels in Rome For Families (these are numbers 11 and 12, but we didn't want to leave them out...)

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.

The Hotel Valadier is a classic modern hotel come to the Spanish Steps and the Villa Borghese. There are 67 rooms, three restaurants and a piano bar. There’s also a magnificent rooftop terrace. Plus, they have their own bikes so you can explore the city on two wheels if you dare!

Hotel Valadier

Still not sure which of our Guru’s recommendations for the 10 best luxury hotels in Rome might be perfect for you?

The 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Rome

  • La Residenza Napoleone 2 rooms from £640


    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.

    Romantic Break
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, I Escape
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  • Portrait Suites 11 rooms from £561


    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.

    Romantic Break
    City Style
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
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  • Villa Spalletti Trivelli 12 rooms from £500


    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, tapestries throughout. Excellent food, libraries, gardens, and spa. Very special.

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  200m from the Quirinale Presidential Palace and 5 mins from the Trevi fountain
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Palazzo Manfredi 16 rooms from £279


    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 in contemporary classic design. Fantastic food, unique views, and wellness too. Rome in style.

    Roof terrace  -  Wonderful roof terrace overlooking the Colosseum
    Sights nearby  -  Next to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Romantic Break
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Relais & Chateaux, Tablet
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  • Eden 121 rooms from £325


    A five-star luxury hotel in one of Rome's most exclusive areas. Traditionally furnished rooms exude opulence and old world style with bold fabrics, antiqued furnishings and spectacular views of the city. Unwind in the Piano bar or soak up the skyline in the fine dining rooftop restaurant. Spoiling.

    Romantic Break  -  The opulent and enourmous suites are ideal for a couples hideaway, not to mention the romantic rooftop resturant.
    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located for exploing the sights of Rome, close enough to travel by foot or bicycle.
    Great walks  -  Visit nearby Borghese Gardens for lovely walking gardens, museums and historic buildings.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Spanish Steps, one of Rome's most famous sights.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
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  • G-Rough 10 rooms from £479

    Rome (Navona)

    One of the hippest spots in town, at G-Rough you'll find a unique blend of luxury living and trendy design finishes giving this 17th century townhouse a very urban vibe. Parquet floors & original tiles come with an eclectic mix of retro style furniture. Roof terrace for chilling and buzzy bar.

    Sights nearby  -  A stone's throw from the Piazza Navona and just 450m from the Pantheon
    City Style  -  Achingly trendy interiors - certainly not one for traditionalists!
    Local markets  -  Immerse yourself in the daily markets
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Hotel de Russie 122 rooms from £350


    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.

    Garden  -  Stunning terraced gardens where you can dine during the summer months.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Spa  -  Featuring hydropool and Turkish steam bath.
    Sights nearby  -  10 minutes walk from The Spanish Steps.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel
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  • San Anselmo 34 rooms from £316


    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.

    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll in The Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue.
    Sights nearby  -  The property overlooks Sant’Anselmo Church
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet
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  • Hotel Regina, Rome 127 rooms from £228


    Art deco extravaganza on the Via Veneto, part of Baglioni Hotels. The original Roman Grand Dame, the Regina offers opulent interiors, restaurant, spa and gym. Great location means easy access the delights of Rome.

    Private Hot Tub  -  Book the Margherita Suite for your private terrace with hot tub.
    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance from the Villa Borghese and Piazza di Spagna
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  • The Inn at The Roman Forum 14 rooms from £161


    A beautiful guesthouse near the Colosseum. Attractively decorated bedrooms, suites and family rooms in contemporary classic style, some with mahogany four poster beds, fireplaces, and private balconies. A lovely rooftop terrace is a bonus.

    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Located between the Roman forum and the Colosseum. Many other attractions in walking distance.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels
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  • Hotel Valadier 67 rooms from £114


    Classic hotel with modern comforts next to Piazza del Popolo and close to the Spanish Steps & Villa Borghese. Three restaurants and a piano bar. The magnificent roof terrace has wonderful views of Rome. Cool bar and classy restaurant Hi-Res with gourmet cuisine. Great location for a short stay.

    Sights nearby  -  The Vatican City and Colosseum are three kilometres away but it's a pleasant walk or a short taxi ride
    Bicycles available  -  The hotel has its own bicycles available for guests
    Good wine list  -  Four hundred different wine labels
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Lord Byron 32 rooms from £149


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

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Situated just behind the Borghese Gardens
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels, Frommers
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Thursday, 1st September 2016
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