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Luxury accommodation in historic center of Rome? Where would you stay?

Old Feb 10th, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Luxury accommodation in historic center of Rome? Where would you stay?

I have stayed in Rome many times since 2000, but always in B&B or apartment rentals. I have NEVER booked a room in a hotel in Rome.

But this year is different. After I depart my week-long yoga retreat in Puglia on April 10, I need to spend just one night in the Eternal City before I fly out of FCO early on April 11. I want to stay in a lovely, beautiful, QUIET room, in the dead center of Rome. I'm talking Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, etc.

Since I'm only staying one night, I am willing to splurge!

So, where would you recommend I stay?

I know there are big, luxury hotels closer to San Pietro and Monte Mario--but I want to stay dead-center in the tourist mecca of Rome. I've never done it and it seems like so much fun!

If you reply and tell me your recommendation, please let me know why you like the place so much. And (most important) was the room really quiet at night?

THANKS to you all!
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Old Feb 10th, 2012, 07:31 AM
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Hotel Eden. Near the Spanish Steps but not on a noisy street.
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Old Feb 10th, 2012, 07:47 AM
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Our last 2 trips to Rome we have stayed at the Portrait Suites, which is about 1.5 blocks from the Spanish Steps, just off of Via Condotti. We LOVE this hotel for several reasons. First, it is owned by the Ferragamo family (it is located above the Ferragamo store), so the rooms are beautiful (curtains lined in Ferragamo silk!). Fantastic location - easy to walk everywhere. The rooms are very quiet - even those overlooking Via Condotti. It has a wonderful roof-top terrace, where you can have breakfast or apperitivo in the evening. We would go up and watch the sun set and make ourselves a cocktail every evening before going out to dinner. I believe there are only 14 rooms, so you receive really personal service from the staff. Just a fantastic hotel!
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Old Feb 10th, 2012, 08:47 AM
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Take a look at Hotel de Russie on via Baubuino, between Piazza Spagna and Piazza Populo. Nothing like it.
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The Hotel Albergo del Senato across the street from the Pantheon.
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Old Feb 10th, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Fantastic suggestions, thank you all!
I have rented an apartment on Babuino before and I love that area, but I love via Condotti, too.

I'll check out everything everyone has suggested so far. Ah, what a great problem to have: deciding where to indulge in my favorite city on Earth.
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We thoroughly enjoyed Hotel Raphael, walk out the door and you are in Piazza Navona. We loved the location and the roof top terrace. What a choice you have to make!
http://www.raphaelhotel.com/art-and-...hotel-rome.htm
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Old Aug 24th, 2012, 04:20 AM
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if you are willing to splurge (and that has different meanings to a lot of people) : then by all means: http://www.hotelderussie.it/ or http://www.thefirsthotel.com/eng/index_eng.html , or the Westin. all 5 star. a nice one is http://www.albergodelsenato.it/ , good location not 5 star, but i enjoyed a stay there.
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Old Aug 25th, 2012, 01:32 PM
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The Seminario Suite at Albergo Del Senato, a boutique hotel on the Piazza della Rotunda, just across from The Pantheon. The room is huge by any standard with an elaborately hand painted fresco ceiling that was only restored after it was discovered during a hotel renovation. I could have spent hours lying in bed looking at that ceiling without even venturing out to explore Rome!

There's no view, but with that ceiling you don't need one. The hotel itself has some of the best service I've ever experienced in many years of traveling to Italy. It also has a lovely rooftop bar with great views of Rome, a funny bartender ( Mariano!) and excellent fresh peach bellinis.

The location on the piazza is wonderful. Lots going on all the time, and a quick walk to most of the major sightseeing areas of Rome.
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Old Aug 31st, 2012, 02:26 AM
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I have been at http://www.hotelraffaello.it/ which is right in the center, in a walking distance from Santa Maria Maggiore Church, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna and Colusseum.
I was arrived in Rome by train and didn't want to spend money with a taxi, so this hotel was great because I was able to reach it just walking in 10 minutes.
I has been in the Single Room, which is not so that easy to find, usually you have to book the double one and fully pay for that even if you are alone. I don't know if it was the quiet one, but it was fine. Then I was there with my dog and they have been so nice with her! What was amazing, was having breakfast even the morning I woke up past 10.30 am!
Hope I have been helpful have a nice stay!
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Old Mar 13th, 2014, 10:56 AM
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Whoa, a blast from the past! A Romanhome post by a “1st timer” on Mar 13, 14 at 11:04am.

Dr. Abate was supposed to have sold properties http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...e-property.cfm, but I still see his name mentioned at the web site.
Fodors classics from the past on this subject:
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...s-dr-abate.cfm
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...auro-abate.cfm
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...e-sighting.cfm
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...k-dr-abate.cfm
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Another nod to The Raphael....much prefer this location at Piazza Navona over the Spanish Steps.
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what a cynic you are nickn - but I was thinking along similar lines, not about the dread doctor, but about the irony of a poster apparently new to fodors lambasting us for talking about luxury hotels on a thread started by someone specifically looking for...a luxury hotel.
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annhig,
The post (just above my previous post) got removed quickly. It looks like the moderator also thought it was more than just a post by someone who wandered off topic. It was yet another old thread brought back to life by someone using a newly created poster name.
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I'll add to the recs for The Raphael - http://www.relaischateaux.com/raphael#.UyIlNV4nL5I.

You won't find a better located luxury hotel in Rome.

Very close to The Raphael are also: http://stgeorge.hotelinroma.com/ (5 star) and

http://www.albergodelsenato.it/ (very nice 3 star, especially the suites)
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nickn - I'd expected as much, but I just couldn't resist commenting on the weirdness of fodor-world.
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bardo1 and kelbo: The OP isn't still considering the Raphael . . . since they went to Rome 2 years ago . . . .
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