You can do your sightseeing from the rooftop terrace of the Marcella Royal, a midsize hotel set in a Neo-Renaissance building with the feel of a smaller, more intimate establishment, where staff go the extra mile to make your stay pleasant. Take in the view while you breakfast; the hotel also offers a light dinner service for guests who prefer to stay in for a relaxing evening. Many rooms also have good views, and all are decorated in tasteful color schemes, with floral prints and mirrored walls. The spacious suites are ideal for families. The hotel is 10 minutes from Via Veneto and Termini station. Become a fan of the hotel on Facebook to receive a discount when you book.
Rooms at Marcella Royal are classically furnished and well-stocked with amenities. Similar to the regal theme, expect scarlet or blue carpeting, golden bedspreads and matching wallpaper. Antique prints line the walls. All include a minibar, desk, slippers, safe and satellite TV. Although on the small side, they're comfortable, modern and kept immaculately clean. Superior rooms and up have much more floor space and furniture for lounging. The "Dome View" room has an incredible window looking out onto St. Peter's.
Ask for a room at the front of the hotel to take advantage of the beautiful views.
Bathrooms are compact and modern with marble tiling. There's a hair dryer and small sink with complimentary toiletries from the hotel brand that are well stocked each day. Some also have a heated towel rack. Bathtubs and showers are on the small side.
The warm lobby has an old-world feel to it. The giant space is filled with huge fluffy couches in blue, red and gold Baroque prints. High ceiling arches are painted in gold bright lamps and white flowers fill the space. Staff are helpful in arranging tours and itineraries.
The Sala Panorama, located on the 7th floor provides 360 views of the city. Breakfast is abundant with a well-stocked array of sweet and savory items and is served on the flowering terrace in warmer months. It's also possible to book dinner on the rooftop for a twinkling view of the city.
This hotel is just an 11-minute walk to Repubblica Metro Station and a 13-minute walk from Rome's Termini Station, meaning you can easily get in and out of the city. Many of the city's best ancient ruins are within walking distance. And you'll be surrounded by plenty of bus lines for easy transport.
Manila Restaurant (8-minute walk) has incredibly tasty Filipino dishes at unbelievable prices. Ippokrates (2-minute walk) is an extremely popular Greek restaurant in the area which has lots of great options for vegetarian and gluten-free diets. Portions are huge and the service is excellent.
Trimani Enoteca (4-minute walk) stocks wines from all over the country. Grab a glass at the bar and then choose some bottles to take back on the plane. You can also grab a great glass of wine at the Eataly outpost (10-minute walk) at Piazza Repubblica and shop for some culinary souvenirs afterwards.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Marcella Royal Hotel is a first-class hotel conveniently situated in an upscale neighborhood. The boutique hotel puts its guests first with great customer service. The elegant building with luxury furnishings and delicate design make this a special place to spend your time in Rome. While bedding and furnishings aren't super up-to-date, they're more than comfortable to spend the night. The rooftop terrace has one of the best views out onto St. Peter's Dome and provides a perfect locale for a romantic dinner.