The Baroque Rome of Bernini, Borromini and Pietro da Cortona, the city that tourists admire everyday by just walking through its streets and across its piazzas finally has a hotel which gracefully offers that same decor and furniture once only to the noble palaces of 17th century Roman aristocracy. Here, the lush and rich sumptuousness of the city’s Baroque period comes to life again.
The Hotel Splendide Royal in Rome is a luxury five star hotel, designed to be royal, luxurious and the same stature of the most accredited hotels in Europe.
After more than one year of skilled re-structuring, this 19th century palace once headquarters of the Roman Maronite community - only a stroll away from Via Veneto – today it is a luxury hotel and, in its own way, a symbol of the changes taking place within the Capital City's fine tradition of hospitality.
The Murano glass chandelier which Luchino Visconti chose for the ballroom scene in his masterpiece film “The Leopard”, now lights up the hotel’s hall amidst the marble floors’ geometric designs.
On the walls, golden “boiseries” enhance the warm tones of brocades while the Winter Garden’s sparkling stucco and lush mirrors reflect the soft and natural rays of light beaming in through the vault from above.
Recently baptized Splendide by guests themselves, the hotel is "toutcourt", full of that warmth and familiarity found usually only among friends. Guests appreciate the richness in style and the wide spaces – in distinct contrast with the typical present-day minimalism governing most new hotels' interior decor and design.
The rooms are characterised by the luxury and spaciousness reminiscent of the elegant boudoirs of the aristocracy, featuring sumptuous Baroque style decors and nuances; boiseries, fine draperies and antique furniture all creating an exclusive yet warmly welcoming atmosphere.
Nearly all of the rooms have large marble bathrooms with precious natural light source and have large terraces with sweeping views over the city and the gardens of Villa Borghese.
A comprehensive refurbishment and the introduction of the very latest technology, guarantee total comfort and efficiency not only in the bedrooms, but also in the areas dedicated to meetings and conference activities. The hotel has three meeting rooms with adjoining reception area, in addition to the board room in the Presidential suite.
Function room capacity ranges from ten to fifty participants, perfectly suited for every type of meeting and conference, but also ideal for press conferences, exhibitions, and training seminars. Working lunches, pre-dinner drinks and gala dinners are served in the panoramic "Mirabelle" restaurant on the 7th floor whilst in the "Limonaia" on the 6th floor, overlooking the gardens of Villa Borghese, cocktails and banquets for up to 130 guests are served.
Rome is a unique town, rich in artistic beauty that will surprise you all along your stay, and that must be experienced at least one in a lifetime.
During your stay in Rome, you will notice that just simply by walking through the streets, full of stories and charming peculiarities.
Here below you will find just some tips among the many possible activities you can do during your stayin Rome to discover pictoresque places and curiosities of the eternal city.
Vatican Museums at night
Every Friday of April, May, June, July, September ad October will be openn from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (last entrance 9.30 p.m.), and it will be possible the Museo Gregoriano Egizio, the Museo Pio Clementino, Superior Galleries of the Vatican Museums, the Cortile Ottagono, the Raphael Rooms, the Collection of Modern Religious Art, the Sistine Chapel and the Galleries of the Apostolic Library. Access is subject to mandatory reservation online at the official website of the Vatican Museums.
In the wonderful setting of the Patrizzi Palace, deep in art and history, you will spend a very romantic cheek-to-cheek night. A private visit to the gallery, a dinner by candle light with live music in the background will make your evening unique and memorable. They also offer cooking classes with Marchesa Elisabetta Patrizi Montoro, who will guide the preparation of traditional Italian dishes.
Boats of Rome "Battelli di Roma"
From the Ponte Duca d'Aosta and Isola Tiberina - Lungotevere P. Thaon di Revel 41 47.
Visit Rome form the Tevere river, also by night.
A 1947 tram, restored and magically transformed into a mobile restaurant, runs through the most charming parts of Rome, from Porta Maggiore to the Celio Park and from the Colosseum to the Forum. On board this extraordinary tram, other than enjoying the beautiful scenery, one can take pleasure in the sounds of contemporary jazz talents. The highlight of the tour is the fine regional cuisine prepared by the chef of the restaurant Palatium using regional specialities and accompanied by the best unpasteurized beer from the Lazio region.
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The Hotel Splendide Royal is situated in the Via Veneto area, on a hill directly above the historic centre of Rome with magnificent views out over the green gardens of Villa Borghese.
From Fiumicino International Airport:
Take Cristoforo Colombo Motorway and follow the directions to city Center/Via Nazionale. Then follow directions to Villa Borghese.
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