We are often asked where is the best place to stay in Rome. Well, I say to them it doesn’t matter where you stay because you are in one of the most fascinating cities in the world with an incredible history. All you need is a bed because all you will remember about Rome is the city itself not the hotel!
There is so much history to see in Rome that it is like walking into a time machine. I remember that on my first trip to Rome I was having a guided tour of the Roman Forum. It was a hot day in July so I took a short break in the shade and was leaning up against an ancient arch. A few moments later our tour guide told me that I was leaning against The Arch of Septimius Severus which was built in 203AD. This was an arch built in dedication to Emperor Septimius Severus and his sons. The Roman legions used to march through this arch with slaves from their conquests. Nearly 2,000 years ago if I had been standing at the same spot I would have been obstructing them!
Back to where to stay in Rome. Well, there is an abundance of hotels and many 4 and 5 star ones. In this article I will tell you where you should be staying if you want the best hotel in Rome.
Hotel De Russie
The Hotel de Russie is a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the beautiful city of Rome between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Rome’s key attractions, fashion houses and Via Condotti. The Vatican City, with St Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel, is just a ten-minute walk from the Hotel de Russie while Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain are also within easy access.
Our opinion – Great location and elegant luxury. Expensive but worth the money
Villa Spalletti Trivelli
This is an elegant hotel in a classical villa.
In the heart of Rome, Villa Spalletti Trivelli is unique among the historic residences: a splendid Italian garden, elegant and refined drawing rooms furnished with genuine antiques, exclusive Wellness Centre, sumptuous rooms with every comfort…
Villa Spalletti Trivelli offers 12 cosseting rooms and suites, elegant cuisine and relaxing spa therapies, all located minutes from the Fontana di Trevi, Quirinale and the Spanish Steps and situated within its own private gardens.
Our opinion – If you are looking for something special with exceptional 5 star service then hotel this could be for you. The hotel consistently comes out top with several hotel review sites.
The St. Regis Grand Hotel
The St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome, is a 5 star deluxe hotel and was named on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2005 Gold List . It has recently gone through a restoration and offers travellers the best in service and luxury hotel rooms. There are deluxe, lavish interiors and an serious exterior, creating an inviting atmosphere. This landmark hotel offers beautiful hotel bedrooms in the heart of Rome, within walking distance of many historic sites including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Via Veneto. The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Navona and fine stores of Via Condotti are also located nearby.
If you have never been to Rome you need to make plans to go. Give Global Holidays a call on 0800 433 2300. If you want to know more about this amazing city have a look at this excellent quality video below.
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