Rocco Forte Hotel De Rome
What We Love
- Hotel holds court around Bebelplatz, near Humboldt University, the State Opera and St. Hedwig’s Cathedral
- Rocco Forte’s characteristically spectacular contemporary design within a classical structure
- Rooftop terrace for coffee and cocktails looking out onto the square
What To Know
- WiFi access comes with a fee
- Spa features six treatment rooms and an indoor pool open year-round
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designer Tommaso Ziffer worked with architects Auket + Heese and Rocco Forte’s Olga Polizzi to put a stunning contemporary twist on the classical former Dresdner Bank, which was built in 1889. The result: An enchanting enclave of 146 high-ceilinged rooms and four historic suites inside the old bank execs’ offices, complete with original wood paneling. The spa is housed within the old jewel vault, transformed from 400 safety deposit boxes into an indoor pool, six treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art workout room and a Finnish sauna. Food and drink options focus on natural Mediterranean ingredients served at Parioli, the Bebel Bar and up on the roof.
In the Area
Once you’ve soaked up the views of surrounding Bebelplatz, venture out to explore the classical architecture of Humboldt University, take in a performance at the State Opera or duck into St. Hedwig’s Cathedral, the seat of the Catholic archbishop in Berlin. Beyond the square, many of the city’s things to see sit nearby, including Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and Museum Island at the end of scenic Unten den Linden boulevard. The hotel offers a number of VIP tours including Prussian palaces, Marlene Dietrich and the Golden Twenties, Jewish Berlin and communism in East Berlin.
How to Get There
First the good news - great location, stunning rooftop bar and the concierge desk were really helpful and very persistent.
However, the standard of the rest did not generally match up to a luxury hotel. For example, the reception were indifferent when we arrived late without our bags, food was delivered to the wrong room and eventually an hour late with apparently little concern. In terms of décor the pictures in the lobby were a very odd (and it one case pretty inappropriate) choice, and the rooms were dark and a little dreary - more thought could be made on the overall décor.
If location is the thing, this is for you. If you need more, there is probably better.
Excellent location. Within walking distance to many tourists sites and good restaurants. Service is top notch and hotel very clean. We were given a private tour of the hotel as we were particularly interested in the view of Berlin from the top of the hotel and the basement area which has been turned into a spa/pool & gym. Impressive.
Recently had a multi night visit to Berlin and stayed at this wonderful hotel.
Every element of our stay was first class.
The concierge gave us perfect recommendations for dining for each night as well.
This is a multi stay location!
Very friendly and professional staff from the check in to the check out. The room is beautiful and very clean. The breakfast is excellent. The busses to Kurfürstendam, Alexanderplatz, Tegel airport are all stopping just across the road of the Staat Oper by the hotel. A much more familiar atmosphere at this hotel than Adlon Kempinski. The price is much lower and you will experience a much more valuable time in Comfort and service.
We booked a Deluxe Room and were upgraded to a Superior Deluxe Room which is always a nice way to start off. We were also able to get into our room the morning after we landed which was great too. The room was very spacious, clean and well appointed. We especially loved having 2 mirrors outside the bathroom to help with getting ready. The bathroom are large with nice toiletries though not very many hooks or racks to hang towels. We never heard any noise from others rooms. They offer a large, daily buffet breakfast. It's a feast. Outside the gym and gorgeous pool, on the lower level, there is flavored ice-water, hot tea and fresh fruit which made for a great late afternoon stop before dinner. All the staff were very nice and helpful. The hotel is in the business district which is a bit light on restaurants and cafes but is central to walk to a lot of the sites which we liked.