Via San Basilio 15, Rome, Latium, 00187, Italy

If you're wondering where to find the beautiful people, look no further than the Aleph, the most unfalteringly fashionable of Rome's design hotels. Under new management as of 2014—it was acquired by Qatar's Al Rayyan Tourism and Investment Company (ARTIC)—the Aleph no longer has those infamous gargantuan samurai statues greeting you at the door, though the new owners did maintain the hotel's Divine Comedy decorating theme. One can still walk the line between heaven and hell through the Angelo bar, the deep-red Sin restaurant, and the Paradise spa; guest rooms, on the other hand, are happily more subdued, in neutral tones with wood furniture, made galleryesque by giant black-and-white photos of Rome. As many will guess, this hotel was über-designed by Adam Tihany (who also did the honors at Rome's Exedra). His relentless, in-your-face decor throws everything into the mix, from his signature red twigs to shirred silk lamps. When Old Rome feels, well, old—this is something new. If money is no object, book the Presidential Suite to enjoy a Jacuzzi on your very own private terrace.


  • free access to the spa for hotel guests
  • award-winning design
  • free Wi-Fi


  • rooms are too petite for the price
  • cocktails are expensive
  • buffet breakfast not included
  • although the terrace is huge, the views aren't of Rome's most flattering side


Phones: 06-422901


90 rooms, 6 suites
Rate Includes: All meals