Rome 5-Star Hotels
Rome Accommodations Directory
ABOVE: View from the
Parco dei Principi.
Rome five-star hotels
The Savoy princesses once attended an exclusive girls' school here; today, the
palace is a luxury hotel in the fashionable Parioli district. The hotel has its
own swimming pool, you can jog nearby in the Villa Borghese park, and a shuttle
will ferry you to shopping and sightseeing..
This century-old hotel on the Via Veneto, once a haven for diplomats, now caters
to upscale business and leisure travelers.
The Bristol is one of Rome's classic hotels, dating back to 1870. A number of
its 125 elegant rooms and suites overlook the Triton fountain in the Piazza
Barberini, at the foot of the Via Veneto.
This former Hilton property is located in a residential neighborhood away from
the historic center, not far from the Vatican. If you don't mind taking a
shuttle bus to the sights, you'll appreciate the landscaped grounds, the
swimming pool, and the view from rooms facing the city.
Before World War II, the Hotel de Russie attracted guests such as Pablo Picasso
and Jean Cocteau. Now, after 50 years as an office building, the hillside villa
with its terraced gardens has been reborn as Rome's newest luxury hotel.
Jamie Dunford Wood of Travel Intelligence writes: "This fearsomely expensive hotel just off the Via
Veneto has long been a favourite of English travelers and gained the ultimate
accolade of some ribbon cutting by Margaret Thatcher on the completion of its
renovations in 1995."
Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi
At the Parco dei Principi, every room or suite has a terrace overlooking the
private botanical gardens. The hotel, which faces the Villa Borghese, also has a
large open-air swimming pool.
The Hassler is at the top of the Spanish Steps, and many of its 100 rooms and
suites have balconies or terraces.
The Lord Byron looks like a millionaire's villa, and the location is
residential--in the Parioli district, near the Villa Borghese gardens. But if
you're into Stetsons and cowboy boots, find another ranch.
Built in 1889, the newly renovated Majestic is the oldest hotel on the Via
Veneto. It was a gathering place for royalty and revelers in the 1920s, and it
continues to draw celebrities such as Luciano Pavarotti, Madonna, and Bill
Queen Margherita of Savoy once lived here; today, the hotel serves
expense-account aristocrats and tourists with royal tastes. If you can't afford
the Queen's Suite, try one of the 149 other deluxe accommodations. The hotel is located on the Via Veneto and is decorated in English Liberty (a.k.a.
This magnificent and fully restored Starwood property dates back to 1894, when
it was the city's first 5-star deluxe hotel. It's three blocks from the Fontana di
Trevi and the Villa Borghese.
The name isn't modest, and neither are the premises: This elegant 70-room
boutique hotel opened in 2001, tempting well-heeled guests with a blend of
the luxurious (Carrara marble bathrooms) and the practical (multiple phone lines
and fax/data connections). It lies between the Via Veneto and the Piazza di
The century-old Excelsior completed a top-to-bottom renovation in April, 2002.
Westin's 316-room hotel is on the Via Veneto. If you're feeling flush, book the
Villa La Cupola Suite, which has its own steambath, cinema, and wine cellar.