Rome, Italy

Soho House Rome

Price per night from$303.40

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 (EUR285.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Empire of the fun

Setting

Sultry San Lorenzo

Club rules are the only ones the Soho House group play by – otherwise they’re wild cards all the way. Take Soho House Rome, for example, which sits outside the Centro Storico in San Lorenzo – a quartiere best known for its converted industrial buildings, splattering of street art and having real Romans live there – in a building that couldn’t look less like a palazzo. It’s all very refreshing, especially on the see-and-be-seen rooftop where there’s a pool and bar (and wraparound city views). There are godly offerings of food and wine, a spa that zaps bathhouse healing into the future and local art galore, plus a style-and-substance crowd – proving that the SH brand remains invicta.

Please note, if you are not a Soho House member, you have the option to add a 12-month Soho Friends membership to your booking for €140. Public rates are also available.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

69, including 13 suites and 20 apartments.

Check–Out

12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £268.02 (€314), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €7.50 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates don’t include the hotel’s à la carte breakfast.

Also

If you wish to become a Soho Friends member, you can add a 12-month membership to your booking for €140. Soho Friends is a global membership that gives you access to Soho House bedrooms, plus benefits at spas, restaurants, Cowshed and Soho Home. Please note, Soho Friends membership does not give you direct access to the Houses, and this fee only covers the room booked and any additional rooms for children under 18; additional rooms booked for guests aged 18 and over will be charged the membership fee for each room. If you have purchased a Soho Friends membership through Mr & Mrs Smith within the past year, please call our travel team directly to book your Soho Friends member rates. Please note, existing Soho House members should book directly through Soho House as Mr & Mrs Smith cannot offer their membership discount.

At the hotel

Roof terrace, health club, club space, screening room, drawing room, free WiFi. In rooms: Smart TV, Bluetooth Marshall speaker, Roberts radio, coffee- and tea-making kit, homemade biscuits, minibar with bottled house cocktails, hair-straightener, Cowshed bath products. The XXL suite has DJ decks, and Studios and Apartments have a full kitchen too.

Our favourite rooms

Rooms have that insouciant Soho House style, but with a local touch: Graniglia flooring, stuccoed walls, curvaceous timber bedframes, cosy rugs and retro lamps designed in collab with legendary Italian ceramics brand Bitossi. And thanks to the building’s tiered design (the first drawn up from scratch by SH’s in-house team), most rooms have balconies too. We like the XXl for its sultry scarlet bedroom and DJ decks, and we would happily move into one of the apartments, with their characterful vintage finds and kitchen. And, some rooms have been specially adapted for guests with mobility issues.

Poolside

Tiled in cardinal carmine and surrounded by olive green loungers, the 10th-floor rooftop pool (open 8am till 7pm from April to October) has glazed barriers so you can look out over the Eternal City as you paddle its length. With a bar set beside it and cushioned banquettes to laze on, it generates plenty of buzz and is used as much for svelte socialising as for swimming.

Spa

If you fancy yourself as a hip-hop or house dancer, could do with an oxygen boost, or simply want to be smothered in Cowshed products, the Soho Health Club (open 7am to 9pm, Monday to Friday) embraces the ancient (no nude athletics, we promise) and alternative. Soothing treatments also use glam gunks from the likes of Soho Skin, Skin-ceuticals and Guam, there’s a cryotherapy chamber for a chilly wake-up call, and classes include dance sessions, concentrated movement, boxing, and yogas of various flavours, held on the balcony for sun rise or set. We like the joyful Jivamukti style. And, the fitness room is packed to the brim with top Technogym gear.

Packing tips

Being mired in this sea of continental creatives might spark some inspiration, so slide your laptop into your suitcase; but just take note that you can only use it at certain times in different areas – after all, who wants to be on the grind during happy hour?

Also

Art really is at the heart of this vibrant stay, with works by the likes of Luisa Me, Guendalina Cerruti, Eve Delaney, Adelisa Selimbašić, Christian Quin Newell and Ilenia Arosio.

Children

So lil’ bambini don’t get subjected to after-dark shenanigans, they can only visit the club till 6pm (they count as a plus one for members), and use the pool from 9am till 12 noon.

Sustainability efforts

It’s reassuring to know that Soho House are working to deliver an environmental impact strategy across their sites. With 2030 goals set to enhance and standardise recycling programmes and responsible food-waste management at every outpost of the member’s club globally. They also work with local suppliers selected for their like-minded responsibility. In the kitchen, there’s scrutiny around how Soho House sources coffee, cocoa and palm oil, as well as sustainable seafood and responsibly reared meat. Expect greater choice of meat-free dishes and seasonal ingredients whenever practical. Measures to assess Soho House’s carbon footprint and reduce emissions are ongoing.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

The house kitchen might be cosy, but Rome wraps around Cecconi’s Terrazza’s windows – and the rooftop bar – like a fresco by the greats.

Dress Code

Soho House’s dress code keeps it casual, but when in Rome you might want to glam things up a little.

Hotel restaurant

Don’t spit out your espresso, but rooftop eatery Cecconi’s Terrazza is – wait for it – an Italian restaurant. Well, we would expect no less, and, while Cecconi’s is the signature SH restaurant across their properties, this outpost makes all the right gestures when it comes to pleasing paisans, with a menu of simple elegant eats: baked gnocchi under a gorgonzola blanket, amberjack carpaccio flecked with stracciatella, lobster spaghetti and pizzas freshly paddled from a wood oven (the black truffle, zucchini flowers and goat’s cheese gets our vote). The club’s house kitchen, a chic space with herringbone flooring, bespoke mustard-hued rugs, ceramic lamps, marble counters and a burlwood-fronted bar, has a more international flavour, serving up Taiwanese-style fried chicken and dirty burgers; however, the likes of carciofi alla Romana and cacio e pepe mean Rome’s still in the house. And, the San Lorenzo Café is a casual, come-one-come-all kinda joint serving breakfasts, udon and poke, burrito bowls and pastas of the day.

Hotel bar

Set on the 10th floor, the bar has a 360-degree panorama of the Eternal City, and it’s something of a looker itself, with festoon lighting, vines and lemon trees for that ‘Tuscan summer night’ feel; plus a block of cushioned day-beds, swarmed terracotta bar, chatty aperitivos, and an attention-demanding mural by local talent Gio Pistone (inspired by the passage of light over the city throughout the day), to snap you out of the reverie into modern Rome. And there’s the teal-hued Drawing Room, with a travertine fireplace and assorted vintage furnishings. Both serve wines of a high standard from across the country, and all the classic cocktails – alrthough, the House Cooler (with Seven Tails XO brandy, grapefruit, Aperol, raspberry and lemon) goes down smooth, and the Calle Ocho (with Bacardi Ocho rum, coconut rum, citrus, cacao, angostura and champagne) – or a Paloma – are ideal for sunny days lounging on the roof terrace.

Last orders

Breakfast is from 8am till 11.45am at Cecconi’s, lunch from 12 noon to 4pm, dinner from 6pm till midnight. And at the house kitchen, food runs throughout the day from 8am till midnight on weekdays, 2am on weekends.

Room service

You can dine in-room from 8am to 11pm; however, in some of the smaller rooms this might mean some awkward bed/tray contortions.

Location

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Address
Soho House Rome
Via Cesare de Lollis 14
Rome
00185
Italy

Soho House Rome sits on Via Cesare De Lollis, just by Sapienza University, in the grungier and more-lived-in – therefore cooler – San Lorenzo district (AKA Tiburtino).

Planes

The closest of Rome’s two airports is Ciampino, a 30-minute drive away. Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino is about an hour’s drive. The hotel can help with taxi booking, which usually starts at around US$60 one-way.

Trains

Rome’s Termini station, which has good links to most major cities via Trenitalia, is just down the road, a 10-minute drive (transfers are €10) or 20-minute walk away. Before you head to the hotel, stick your head in at Maccy D’s – unlike most, this one has a section of ancient Roman wall cleaving through the floor.

Automobiles

Driving in Rome can be like the chariot races of old, so you better start practising your most violent gesticulations. It’s a frustrating endeavour, not only due to traffic snarls but also due to the many ZTLs (restricted zones) which all follow different rules and timings. But, if you must, Frank Parking Roma is the closest to the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

Well, of course, there’s the Colosseum, Pantheon, Forum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the catacombs and the Vatican – but, they’re not going anywhere, hence Rome’s ‘eternal’ schtick, and Soho House Rome is about experiencing the city authentically and living where its actual citizens live. So, they set up shop in the San Lorenzo quartiere (that’s what the locals call it, but you might also know it as Tiburtino). Located close to Termini Station and La Sapienza university, and being developed in the 20th century rather than BC, it’s a neighbourhood with a youthful, industrial and altogether of-its-own feel that vibes well with the SH brand. Start your explorations at the university, which has mini museums dedicated to a wide range of subjects, from Egyptian artworks to anthropology to medicine. For statues of bearded blokes and alabaster bums, plus frescoes the years have been kind to, visit Palazzo Massimo alle Terme; fast forward in time, and you have Fondazione Pastificio Cerere – a former pasta factory turned modern-art hub, or MLAC for future stars. Modern Romans (and artists from all over the world) are still expressing themselves with large-scale wall paintings, and San Lorenzo is splattered with works by the likes of Alice Pasquini, Solo and Broken Fingaz. It might be a touch morbid, but Campo Verano cemetery has artistic merit of its own with graves of famous Italians (such as writer Alberto Moravia, horror director Mario Bava) and very elaborate tombs. Biblioteca Tullio de Mauro is a sweet historic library, and San Lorenzo’s Basilica is a beauty of a building with its coffered ceiling, checkerboard floor and painted dome – mass is still held here religiously. Pifebo is a crammed vintage store worth rummaging in and at the end of the day, treat yourself to something sweet at Said dal 1923 a chocolate factory turned café and shop. And, after dark you can catch live music at Monk (named after jazz pianist Thelonius) or burlesque at La Conventicola Degli Ultramoderni. Or see if anything's showing in the hotel's glamorous screening room, with comfy velvet armchairs, with state-of-the-art laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive-sound technology.

Local restaurants

What’s on the menu? Some osso buco? Carbonara? Surely some cacio e pepe? Well, no. We’re opting for sushi at highly praised San Lorenzo joint Kiko. Decor is minimalist, but the menu runs long, although we suggest sitting near the chef and giving him à la carte blanche over what you have. There’s a strong sake selection, but rather charmingly the wine list is awash with corkers (god bless the Italians); and if you want to learn slicing and dicing, take the chef’s masterclass. Ok, ok – you want pasta, well here’s pasta-ception restaurant Pastificio San Lorenzo, serving pasta inside a one-time pasta factory. Here be comforting bowls of tagliolini with mussels and pecorino; tortelli with monkfish, foie gras and courgette; and spaghetti with black garlic and lemon; but less carb-y mains include burnt mackerel with sour cream and figs, or Iberian pork with mandarin and smoked carrots. And, that other Italian staple (if a touch more southern) is well-represented at Farinè La Pizza, whose very involved dough process produces UFO bases piled high with the likes of sautéed chard, pecorino and dried fruit; chicory with garlic, chilli and asiago; or stuffed calzone-style with chicken-ballotine salad. And for those authentic Roman dishes served in a family-run trattoria, head to La Matricianella for all things fritti, lamb all the ways (including sweetbreads), tripe, baccalà, saltimbocca, and a tot of limoncello to finish.

Local cafés

Get your punch-in-the-face strong espresso fix at Bar Marani, a bar with a charmingly retro Sixties feel and a leafy cocoon of a courtyard. And Giufà Libreria Caffè is a cosy nook of a coffee shop with graphic novels lining the walls and quirky knick-knacks crammed in. Stay till noon and they serve a fine range of natural wines, which you can buy by the bottle too. 

Local bars

Being a student district and having a certain cool cachet, San Lorenzo comes into its own at night – trust us, you’ll have a lot of fun. For espresso martinis served out of a Moka pot in a tucked-away garden, spend the night at Marmo which lies very close to the hotel. For very serious beer drinking, try Artisan, which has a fine selection of local and imported brews; or reassuringly old-school (think crates stacked failed-Jenga-style) wine bar Il Sorì for the grape and the good. And, the Apartment Bar, also a few steps from the hotel, does have a home-y feel, if your home is filled with drunken strangers and has some very funky wallpaper. Cocktails tend towards the classics (with a dedicated martini list) and the tropical, neon-lit roof garden is a thrilling surprise. 

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 creatively charged crashpad in the San Lorenzo quartiere and shipped home their vintage furniture finds by Gio Ponti and Ettore Sottsass, a full account of their sprezzatura break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Soho House Rome…

Britain’s coolest of members’ clubs has turned over a new laurelled leaf in the Eternal City. Soho House Rome rejects the pomp of the Centro Storico for gritter, lived-in – yet assuredly youthful and vivacious – neighbourhood San Lorenzo, housed in a building that belongs more to Bauhaus than Baroque with its sleek travertine frontage and rings of balconies (it was inspired by nearby pasta factory turned gallery Pastificio Cerere Foundation). A modern vision of a Roman holiday for sure, but the stay hasn’t departed too far from what Italians desire. Clouds of chatter rise from aperitivo hour on the rooftop, which is surrounded by city vistas and has a pool to cool off in; art from exciting global creatives livens up the walls (sometimes the whole wall, fresco-style), and eatery Cecconi’s has all the hand-me-down classic dishes. That inimitable SH style has been given some local zhuzh too, using Graniglia and stucco, green marble, terracotta and hook-ups with legacy furnishing and ceramics brands; and Roman baths have been updated into a spa with a cryotherapy chamber, nourishing IV drips, and hip-hop dance classes. The emperors of old might have been used to a different kind of decadence, but from us this Soho outpost gets a big thumbs up.

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Price per night from $303.40