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
I'll try and keep it short:
Booked weeks ago afternoon tea as a special birthday treat for my 85 year mum.
Arrived, got ushered into a room next to the bar, which had a nightclub feel with the decor mostly in black. The bare wall mum had to look at was beige, but bare. Three small triangles of sandwiches (each) arrived, followed by very welcome warm scones. Some cakes were offered, and if we wanted more we could choose them from the top of the piano (amazing how much you can cram on) while the man was playing.
It all felt more like a funeral parlor.
The very pleasant waiter apologized for the room, but said "there was nothing he can do about it" while presenting me with the Euro 146 bill for three of us.
Mentioning the very unsatisfactory venue to all four of the reception staff, I was informed, that the whole palm court was booked for another engagement and
they(?) should have told me. The hotel had my phone number. BUT- it was not their department.
By now I had to take my mum home.
It was only a small thing for the hotel, but a big one for my mum, who has had lovely experiences At the Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria and Adlon. I thought wrongly, that Rocco Forte was in the same league
Its definitely a spot for art lovers and tres chic! The price range is above average but totally acceptable considering the ambience. The hotel bar offers very nice cocktails, cool and excellent service, a piano and very beautiful architecture. A Dj was playing when we visited. Very unique and amazing place located on the Gendarmenmarkt.
The Hotel de Rome deserves every one of its 5 stars. Perfect location. Check. Beautiful interior spaces. Check. Wonderful rooms. Check. Spectacular service throughout. Check. Understated luxury. Check.
Choose this place. You won’t be sorry.,