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
- 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
We stayed at the HdR during our Christmas/New Years trip - we actually stayed twice (due to another hotel we didn't love). Given the two stays, I can review two different rooms.
Our first round was in a Junior Suite which was perfectly nice. Big bed, couch and plenty of space. The bathroom was a bit small but perfectly workable.
Our second stay was in an Executive Suite which was huge! This room was on the top floor and had wrap around balconies with great views of St. Hedwigs and the TV tower. Completely separate bedroom, living room, and bath/ closet area. The room really was big.
The breakfast that was included was very good - a great buffet and other items that you could order off the menu (no additional charge).
We also very much liked the bar and had the fun of being there for one of the nights when local bands came in to play. It was a fun scene.
The location was perfect - we walked to the museums on Museum Island. Humboldt University is right there. And the Christmas markets were also really close as was the Brandenburg Gate, etc. Really a great location.
We would definitely stay here again!
P.S. The hotel is shown several times in Season 1 of the show Counterpart. Funny thing was that we were watching episodes while we were there and saw our hotel!
This is a very upmarket hotel. One of those with carpet in the hallways that is so thick you almost bounce on it.
Super rooms, very spacious. My room had a nice sitting corner with somewhere to rest the laptop,. Quiet too. Wide range of channels on TV.
For the summer months there is an outdoor terrace that looked very well situated
We recently came back from a 6 night stay at the hotel. Location is great, its central but set in a large (and famous) square. We really enjoyed our room, which was on the 5th floor facing the inner courtyard. It had everything for a great nights sleep- quiet, spacious, comfortable bed, and blackout curtains. The layout of the room was superb, with the bonus additional space in the entry of the room for changing and suitcase setup. Wish more hotel rooms had this particular layout as it keeps the room from feeling cluttered or cramped.
Front desk staff was helpful and prompt as was the day doorman (evening doorman seems a bit grumpy). We did not try the spa but was told the sauna was out of order. The rooftop was closed for winter.
The only minus, housekeeping would forget to replace our water glasses, it happened 4 days in a row. Every evening we would have to call to get two glasses and complimentary water. It was a real annoyance to have to come back to our room and request this. It was strange as attention was paid to most everything else in the room.
The hotel is located in the heart of Berlin. It offers luxury rooms and a service level above most the hotels I know in Berlin. The atmosphere is quite relaxed. The amenities in the hotel are excellent. You have to try the in-house SPA with several bespoke treatments (I come here sometimes only for this during a business trip), the bar and the restaurant and in summer the amazing rooftop bar with a breathtaking view over Berlin.
So far the best hotel I stayed in Berlin.
We had 3 nights in a deluxe room over Christmas & it was a perfect stay.
The hotel is in a perfect spot - we could walk to everything.
Staff in reception & concierge were all charming & very helpful.
Our room was spacious beautifully decorated & comfortable. House keeping was impeccable.
The food in the restaurant - both the Christmas Eve special menu & the usual menu was excellent. Christmas Eve was handled beautifully with staff being both charming & efficient in a full restaurant.
Staff in the bar were also lovely & the food was excellent.
This is the 3rd Christmas we have spent in a German Rocco Forte hotel & it was our favourite.