Rome, Italy

JK Place Roma

Price per night from$904.09

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (inclusive of taxes and fees) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR830.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Modernist masterpiece

Setting

Centro storico

Housed in what was once Rome’s school of architecture, boutique hotel JK Place Roma needs no lessons on design or hospitality. Classrooms have been transformed into elegant bedrooms with mid-century furniture and bold splashes of colour. Packed with antique furniture, sculptures and marble, this is a casual-cool take on la dolce vita, minutes from Rome’s best shops and sights.

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A bottle of Italian DOC wine in the room and a free drink in the lobby on arrival.

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

27, including two suites.

Check–Out

Noon. Check-in, 4pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability.

Prices

Double rooms from £683.05 (€810), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €10.00 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include the à la carte breakfast served in the JK Café from 7.30am to 10.30am.

Also

JK Place Roma is full of Michele Bönan's signature style. Picture handcrafted Italian furniture, cosy canopy beds, and sleek marble bathrooms harmonising perfectly with the architectural vision captured by Massimo Listri. And if you've seen Bönan's work in other spots, from chic shops to luxury yachts, you'll feel right at home.

At the hotel

Lounge, library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Smart TV, iPod dock, air-conditioning, minibar, free soft drinks, bottled water and snacks and organic bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Pick your palette: rooms come either in gentle greys, ivories and golds, or jewel-box petrol-greens and clarets. Rosewood four-poster beds, striped Italian-marble bathrooms and Massimo Listri photography add a dose of glamour. JK Master Suites have separate living rooms and bedrooms, with space for extra guests; room 12 has a beautiful marble fireplace and shelves lined with must-read hardbacks. The bathroom in Junior Suite 32 is dramatic: it’s almost as big as the bedroom, with a vast walk-in shower and lashings of polished marble and teak.

Packing tips

Don’t forget your glasses: specs to peruse the glossy art books in the library and fashionista shades to strut down the street in style.

Also

One of the rooms is equipped for disabled access.

Pet‐friendly

Small pets up to 10kg are welcome in rooms for €85 a night. You'll need to bring your own food, though, and the bar and restaurant are pet-free. See more pet-friendly hotels in Rome.

Children

Welcome. Under-12s stay for free and extra beds for older children cost €180 each a night. Connecting rooms are available, subject to availability.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Make like Don Draper and take up residence at the bar; if you get peckish, you can always sidle over to one of the tables and plush armchairs nearby.

Dress Code

Don’t hold back on colour; vintage Pucci prints and sharp tailoring should stand you in good stead.

Hotel restaurant

With chartreuse and saffron taffeta on the walls and a Sixties sputnik chandelier hanging from the ceiling, JK Place Café doesn’t shy away from making a statement. But it’s also a casual and informal setting for a meal: grab one of the rust-red leather chairs or green velvet banquettes to sample chef Antonio Martucci’s specialties, such as gnocchi with local pecorino, black pepper and smoked cardamom powder, and a carbonara made the Roman way (that’s with cheek lard and yet more pecorino). If you order one thing, make it the signature JK burger, a home-made brioche bun cradling Piedmont Fassone beef, Tuscan bacon and a good chunk of cheddar. The hotel's hearty brunch, with home-made breads and cakes, pastries, sandwiches, pies, regional meats and cheeses, traditional pasta dishes, burgers and tiramisu is an experience that calls for seconds.

Hotel bar

The wood-panelled bar stands at one end of the restaurant, flanked by round brass tables, Fifties photography and abstract onyx sculptures. Try a glass of Petit Verdot from Lazio or a JK sour, a house cocktail of Amaretto, passion fruit and lemon as unexpected as the playlist (Frank Sinatra one minute, Dizzee Rascal the next).

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 10.30. An all-day menu is available from noon to 10.30pm.

Room service

Guests can order from JK Place Café’s menu during open hours.

Location

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Address
JK Place Roma
30 Via di Monte d’Oro
Rome
00186
Italy

JK Place Roma is in the historic centre of Rome, minutes from the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, the Pantheon and the designer boutiques of Via del Corso.

Planes

Rome Fiumicino airport is a 40-minute drive from the hotel, with good connections to many European and international destinations. A taxi straight from the airport costs €40 plus €1 per bag. Low-cost airlines land at Ciampino Airport, a 30-minute drive from the hotel.

Trains

JK Place Roma is close to the Spagna metro stop. From here, it is only three stops (line A) to Termini, Rome’s main station, which is served by many lines (some high-speed) to other regions of Italy; see Trenitalia for details.

Automobiles

The hotel's in a limited traffic zone, so if you're arriving by car let the hotel's concierge know ahead of time; they'll help you to avoid the hefty fine applied to unauthorised vehicles.

Worth getting out of bed for

You could certainly spend hours in the hotel’s library, curled up in a linen armchair, within easy reach of the delectable collection of art, design, fashion and photography books. Flick through glossy photos of Audrey Hepburn from the Fifties and Sixties or do some quick revision on Renaissance art before you hit the town. Once you step out the door, strike out on foot in any direction to sample a smorgasbord of Rome’s must-see sights: the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Medici Villa are all within a 10-minute walk. Nearby, Via Condotti houses a who’s who of Italian fashion; stock up on all things logoed and monogrammed at Gucci, Prada, Ferragamo and Bulgari. The Borghese Gardens are landscaped in the English style, with cooling lakes and shaded benches perfect for resting shopping-weary feet; when you’ve recovered, meander up the gravel paths to glorious art-filled Renaissance villas.

Local restaurants

At Matricianella, classic Roman dishes, like carbonara or cacio e pepe, are dished up alongside an extensive wine list, which features almost a thousand wines. Ai Due Ladroni serves fresh Mediterranean seafood, such as grilled baby squid and seared sea bass, in a period-style dining room and a large outdoor terrace. When in Rome, it’s only right to enjoy traditional Neapolitan pizza and Vico Pizza and Wine dough (sorry, not sorry) it right. 

 

Local cafés

Head to Ciampini Roma in Piazza San Lorenzo for a quick cappuccino, sweet treat or light lunch. Just a stone’s throw away from the Spanish Steps you’ll find Antico Caffè Greco. This 18th-century coffee bar is filled with paintings and drawings from past patrons and serves up coffees, paninis, ice creams and a slice of history. 

 

Local bars

Just 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel, Salotto42 is a hole-in-the-wall bar opposite the imposing columns of Hadrian’s temple. With sleeves of vinyls and fashion magazines casing the walls, it’s the perfect setting for an expertly crafted cocktail. Sip an Aperol spritz or glass of vino under the stucco ceilings and chandeliers at Amaro Bar. Head to homey Antica Latteria for Spanish-style aperitivo – there’s a cosy fireplace, whiskies from around the world and platters of Iberico ham.

Reviews

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Matthew Malin

Anonymous review

By Matthew Malin , Savvy skincare sage

If you’ve ever been to the Eternal City, then you know that it can be described as pure magic. We’ve never been disappointed by this dreamy destination: food, architecture, beautiful people, food, fashion, history, countryside, food, art, sunshine, and more food. Its stand-out feature? How to decide? It is all just so wonderful – with one exception: its hotels. I’ve never stayed in a hotel in Rome that is worth a recommendation (even the fancy places are disappointing and the inexpensive ones are ‘you get what you pay for’). Until now: JK Place Roma is not only the best hotel I’ve had the pleasure of staying at in Rome, but, maybe, anywhere. It is spectacular.

Crazy, hectic, lots of yelling, screaming and getting lost – our taxi journey from the airport on the way to JK Place was quintessential Rome. And, of course, we had the most endearing of Italian nonni driving our car who misinterpreted our poor Italian words directing us down each incorrect but lovely mediaeval street. Once we finally found the right direction, the approach to JK Place is as unassuming and understated as the hotel itself.

Occupying a stately 17th-century palazzo, we eventually found our destination tucked neatly down a tiny passage walking distance from the Spanish Steps, away from the tourists and all their commotion. A simple entrance transitions from charming cobblestones into a sumptuous lobby. The decor strikes a balance of modern restraint and traditional luxury it’s a gleaming example of less is more. Think of your favorite feature in the current issue of Architectural Digest, and that’s probably along the right lines.

Now, some perspective: my partner Andrew Goetz and I are the founders of MALIN+GOETZ. Our skincare brand is a modern interpretation of traditional apothecary ideas, aim being to make skincare easy, effective and a pleasure. May I be so bold as to suggest that, to us, JK Place is the hotel version of our philosophy? It is simple, modern, elegant, luxurious, and, every single detail is designed with a subtlety that, as a whole ­– like Rome itself – is overwhelmingly gorgeous. It is an all-encompassing experience of perfection.

The moment we stepped through the door, our charming (and handsome) host got up from his desk and walked over to greet us, escorting us into the main art-filled sitting room. Whisking away our bags, they processed our check-in somewhere out of sight, leaving us to relax with prosecco and olives – the perfect tonic, since our flight from Zurich had been cancelled due to a strike (in true Italian fashion) and what should have been a one-hour hop had turned into a tiring full day in transit.

Drinks and snacks downed amid this soothing space of art, antiques and fabulous fabrics, we were next gracefully ushered upstairs. Hidden behind a mirrored, paneled door in the corner of the art-directed living room, is the elevator. Now this was one of our favorite things: not only is the lift like a secret door for those in the know (because, who would dare interrupt this elegant decor with an unsightly commercial elevator?), it is also a cosy walnut-sheathed room in itself, complete with a plush grey-velvet sofa. Why bother with our bedroom at all?  Golden-touch designer Michele Bönan who is responsible for JK Place Roma’s glamorous siblings in Capri and Florence has taken this chic to the next level – literally.

Our suite on the fourth floor was at the end of a pristine white-plastered hallway. Adoor opened to a formal foyer and a walnut-wood passageway took us past closets and a bath (I’ll get to that in a moment) and into our light-filled bedroom – Dior Grey, of course, with intricate moldings and finishes. No detail is overlooked – an intimacy-insuring canopy on the rosewood four-poster, with crisp white linens on an overstuffed down bed. And, most importantly, French doors led to a private set-back terrace that offered a welcome breath of fresh air (did I mention that it was 60 degrees and sunny in mid-January?).

The most memorable part of our little apartment though was the striped-marble bathroom. Dressed floor to ceiling in shiny grey Carrera stone, it also opened to our second terrace (!) next to the bath. Having arrived in Europe days before from frigid New York and having head here via Zurich, I couldn’t resist toweling off on our private porch after a hot shower. As you can imagine, we love trying out competitors’ skincare and bath products and I was only too happy to test the Natura Bissé goodies generously supplied for our grooming needs. Rivalling the awe inspired by the elevator, we were next impressed by the secret hand-sized chrome door on the wall next to the toilet. When touched – hey presto – carta igienica (‘toilet paper’ sounds much better in Italian). Can life get more decadent?

Yes. Each morning, and one evening of three, we ate in the restaurant. When traveling, my partner and I are generally of the mindset that you need to spread your wings, leave the hotel, and explore. This is especially true for restaurants and even more so in Rome, the world’s food capital. However, business travel and exhaustion forced our first meal to be at JK Café. And for that we’re grateful. While dining in hotels never feels special, or, it feels like you are eating in a hotel, the opposite can be said of here. What a surprise and what a treat! Service was impeccable and dishes such as truffle fries and moreish sliders were an absolute delight. While we spent our time out of the hotel at delicious traditional local Roman trattorias, JK Place restaurant was the opposite. It is sophisticated fine dining in every Italian tradition.

Honestly? We could hardly make ourselves leave. The location, decor and service are divine. We cannot wait to go back – and we definitely have a hotel to recommend in Rome. In fact, it’s reason alone to travel to Italy. 

 

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