Rome, Italy

Palazzo Roma

Price per night from$803.81

Price information

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

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR750.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Fres(h)co new look

Setting

A prance from the Pantheon

Fittingly set in Rome’s historic centre, along the Via del Corso, 16th-century Palazzo Roma has all the trappings of a modern mansion, without compromising the remnants of its (not so humble) past. The interior’s frescoed framework – adorned with gold-hued cherubs – was originally commissioned by resident aristocrats, and still stands as a reminder of Rome’s Renaissance. Upstairs, its 39 rooms adopt more modern Italian motifs, while keeping high coffered ceilings, handmade tapestries and regal tones. Creamy cacio e pepe is served at the fit-for-royalty restaurant, and sculpted composers survey the shenanigans in the Sala della Musica – just some of the ways past tradition plays with the present here. 

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

39, including 22 suites.

Check–Out

Noon; check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.

Prices

Double rooms from £697.75 (€825), 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 a Continental buffet breakfast and à la carte options, served in the Core Bar.

Also

There are lifts between floors, access to all communal areas and two rooms can be adapted for wheelchair-users on request.

At the hotel

Concierge, charged laundry service and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, sound-system, air-conditioning, minibar, tea- and coffee-making kit, free bottled water, and Tonatto bath products.

Our favourite rooms

For sweeping views of Rome’s rooftops, go for a top-floor Roof Terrace Suite. Otherwise, we’d suggest the Roof Prestige or Deluxe rooms for their bright colours and handmade tapestries.

Spa

There’s no spa, but treatments can be arranged in-room. You’re also welcome to use the gym at Palazzo Roma’s sister stay – Hotel Maalot – for free.

Packing tips

Any and all vintage Valentino.

Pet‐friendly

Dogs under 10 kilogrammes are welcome to stay in all rooms for free. See more pet-friendly hotels in Rome.

Children

Welcome; rollaway beds can be added to most rooms and babysitting is available for an extra charge.

Sustainability efforts

Palazzo Roma sources all product and ingredients from local suppliers to help support the region’s farmers, materials used around the hotel are Earth-kind and recyclable, and energy-efficient measures are in place throughout.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Tables are set under grand frescoed ceilings in Core, so wherever you sit, you’ll start each course gazing heavenwards.

Dress Code

Fittingly lordly labels: Fendi, Prada, Gucci.

Hotel restaurant

Ok, you are in Rome, but even so, there’s a distinctly Italian feel to Core Restaurant, where the Palazzo’s stuccoed walls add even more extravagance to the intricate pastels of the frescoed ceilings and crystal chandeliers. Menus, devised by head chef Federico Sartucci, offer a wider Mediterranean take on Italian classics. Just through the hall, Sala della Musica is an ode to classical composers, commemorated in sculptures and sheet music which hangs on the teal-toned walls. Here, light bites and snacks are dished up throughout the day.

Hotel bar

Core Bar is as opulent as the rest of the Palazzo’s interiors (think, high, carved dark-wood ceilings, 15th-century chandeliers…) and serves classic aperitivos – Campari, of course, takes centre stage, as well as a batch of Mediterranean and Italian-inspired bites.

Last orders

The bar’s open until midnight.

Room service

Available round-the-clock.

Location

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Address
Palazzo Roma
Via del Corso 337
Rome
00187
Italy

Palazzo Roma is in the historical centre of Rome, along the Via del Corso.

Planes

Rome’s international Fiumicino and Ciampino airports both have direct routes across Europe; flights from the US typically require a layover in London or Paris. Once you land, the hotel is a 50-minute drive away and private transfers can be arranged from €100 each way.

Trains

High-speed trains from Milan, Venice, Naples and Florence all arrive at Rome’s main train station, Termini, which is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Private transfers can be arranged to collect you from €75 each way.

Automobiles

You’ll certainly survive without a set of wheels here, but if you’re planning on exploring further afield there are plenty of rental booths at the airport and there’s a garage a few minutes' walk from the hotel that you’re welcome to park in for an extra charge – just let the concierge know and they’ll make sure there’s a space waiting.

Worth getting out of bed for

Palazzo Roma is indeed a palatial base from which to explore the Eternal City. Rome’s Pantheon, Palazzo Giustiniani and 16th-century San Luigi dei Francessi church are all mere minutes away and make strong starting points for those wanting to learn more about the city’s history. A little further south, the Colosseum is crowded but well worth a pit stop, and Castel Sant'Angelo (famed for its place in Roman history as the tomb of Emperor Hadrian) is close by. If you’d rather skip the sweaty rush around Rome’s landmarks, hop on a Vespa for a guided whistle-stop tour of all the big tickets – just remember your head scarf for some added Italian flair (and to stop flyaways) – or head to Janiculum Hill for sweeping cityscapes.

For vintage threads, Monti’s Moll Flanders is well-loved for its pre-loved pieces, and just across the Tiber, Trastevere’s bohemian boutiques await your browsing; or, if you’ve come for those staple Italian designs, Via Cola di Rienzo and Via Condotti are flush with luxury brands.

Local restaurants

Grand decor sets the scene at Adelaide Restaurant, set in Hotel Vilòn, where head chef Gabriele Muro has refined his Mediterranean menu. If you’ve a hankering for tradition, there’s a small trattoria – Maccheroni – just around the corner from the hotel that serves homemade pastas and the ripest of Roman artichokes (we’d suggest going for the ravioli). You’ll find Luciano Cucina Italiana just behind Campo de Fiori, which pairs all the Italian favourites with a hand-picked selection of the region’s finest wines.

Local cafés

Just around the corner from the hotel, on Piazza dei Martiri, Gran Caffè La Caffettiera serves traditional Neapolitan coffee (AKA espresso and cappuccino) and just-out-the-oven pastries filled with zesty lemon cream and Nutella.

Local bars

Stop by Salotto 42, just opposite Hadrian’s Temple, where barmen can shake up a potent selection of cocktails in a dimly lit space. At the bottom of Esquiline Hill, speakeasy-style Blackmarket Hall serves wine and classic cocktails to live jazz tunes – during the summer, things turn alfresco on the terrace.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this historic hotel in central Rome and unpacked their designer dresses and hand-painted ceramics, a full account of their past-meets-present break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Palazzo Roma in Italy…

There’s no reason for Rome’s magnificence to come to an end simply because you’ve slipped off your walking shoes for the day… The Eternal City’s glorious Italian grandeur has made its way into every corner of Palazzo Roma. Inside, ornate frescoes mimic Michelangelo’s famed Sistine ceiling, and grand arched windows watch over bustling Via del Corso. And though the plump king-size beds and marbled ensuites are certainly newer additions, the Palazzo’s resplendent tones, stucco-clad staircases and cherub-coated ceilings have been around since the 16th century, when Roman aristocrats called its opulent halls home. These days, it’s a bijou base for exploring Rome’s historic hotspots: the Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain are all mere minutes away should you wish to find your designer-footwear-clad feet again.

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Price per night from $803.81