Need to know
Eighteen, including three suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $418.38 (€370), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €7.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates usually include breakfast.
Calling all Wes Anderson fans: if the purple staff uniforms look familiar, it’s because they were inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel.
dir="ltr">The normal restaurant menus will not be available on 24, 25 or 31 December; only fixed course festive menus will be available on those days. Cheers! Smiths staying on 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January will get an aperitivo each and light bites in the Salotto Bar rather than the usual Smith Extra.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, courtyard, carpark. In rooms: free soft drinks from the minibar, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV with DVD player, radio and Vilòn bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The finest views in this old Roman building are undoubtedly out over the Palazzo Borghese’s private garden; several rooms enjoy this vantage point and the best ones have an extensive terrace overlooking it (the Melangolo Suite, the Borghese Suite and the Vilòn Charming Terrace category). We loved the handpicked mid-century furniture in the Vilòn Suite. Every room has a marble bathroom, velvet armchairs and original artworks.
There is a steam room, and exercise classes can be arranged (including personal trainers).
Bring trendy tomes to brush up your design knowledge in these incredibly chic surroundings; and stylish yet comfortable shoes (if that isn’t an oxymoron) for conquering Rome’s endless tourist checklist.
The hotel is suitable for wheelchair users – all communal areas are accessible and there is a specially modified room on the first floor that can be reached by the lift.
Dogs are as well looked after as the guests: for €50 a booking, bowls, beds, treats and foods will be provided. Dog-sitting can also be arranged on request. See more pet-friendly hotels in Rome.
All ages welcome. Cots can be added to rooms. The Vilòn Double and Vilòn Charming Deluxe rooms can be interconnecting, as can the Vilòn Suite and the Vilòn Charming rooms. Babysitting needs a day’s notice and costs from €25 an hour (minimum two hours).
Vilòn Double and Vilòn Charming Deluxe rooms can be interconnecting, as can the Vilòn Suite and the Vilòn Charming rooms.
Children are welcome in both the bar and restaurant at all times. Highchairs are available in the restaurant, there are baby-changing facilities and meals can be modified for younger tastes. Colouring books and pens can be supplied for distraction purposes.
Babysitting can be arranged with a day’s notice and costs €25 an hour (minimum two hours) as well as the cost of a taxi home after 10pm.
No need to pack
Bedlinen, changing mats, puzzles, crayons, and books suitable for smalls.