Aleph Rome Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
What We Love
- Top location, an easy walk to the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese gardens, with the rest of the city’s historic center not much farther on foot or by metro
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- The hotel’s mishmash of styles (Asian, Art Deco, nautical) may not be everyone’s idea of a Roman holiday
- The hotel sits near the eastern edge of the historic center, but most major sights are westward
- A city tax of approximately $8 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A powerful pastiche. In the ground-floor lobby, bar, reception area and breakfast room, black marble floors, cherrywood-paneled walls, scarlet accents and ornately carved and luxuriously upholstered furniture give off a vibe that simultaneously recalls the imperial periods of Rome, France, China and Japan. Upstairs, in the guestrooms and suites, a more maritime, Art Deco look reveals itself, with a blue-and-white color scheme, light wood paneling and such details as nickel-plated hardware, bevel-edged mirrors and Murano glass lighting.
Bed and Bath
Rooms at the Aleph are defined by their high-ceilings and elegance. Sliding wooden panels smartly divide bathroom and bedroom, where kingsize beds jut out from blue leather–upholstered walls. Elsewhere, glass surfaces top white storage-and-desk units, concealing cabinets, drawers and the minibar; a large flat-screen TV and a tall bevel-edged mirror sit just above. In the bathroom tiny blue and white glass tiles cover every surface from floor to ceiling. A glass vanity and sink, toilet and bidet complement a sunken tub-shower combo and the amenities comprise a grand suite of potions.
After a day spent sight-seeing, head for an aperitivo in the ground-floor Lounge Bar which attracts the after-work crowd. The hotel’s interior was inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy – expect sultry decor and atmospheric lighting. The on-site restaurant serves up gourmet fare and is a great place to people-watch.
How to Get There
Great location, excellent guest service and simply a great stay. We enjoyed our large and quiet room, comfortable bed, great services and ease of the city based on its location. I highly recommend and will come back and stay here again.
I stayed here with my husband for a few days while on vacation. Everything about our stay was amazing. The hotel is beautiful, and every detail is thought through, from the doorman's outfits, to the gorgeous art and flower arrangements in the lobby. We got in early after a long red eye, and they rushed to get our room ready. The room was big, for European standards, with a double sink in the bathroom and lots of counter space throughout the room and bathroom. It was super clean, and the bed was super comfortable. We ate at the restaurant with another couple we were traveling with, and they were so accommodating of my wheat allergy. Senza glutine is a common thing in Rome and it made my travel so much more comfortable! I had the most incredible caprese salad ever with the freshest mozzarella I had ever tasted. As diamond, breakfast was free, and it was really great every day. There were so many options, both from the continental and off the menu, and they had packaged gluten free options in the continental, which was nice. We walked to all of the sights we wanted to see, except the Vatican, which was about a 10 or 15 minute taxi ride. There were great restaurants near the hotel, and we walked to the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain within a 15-20 minute walk. I would highly recommend this hotel!
For Hilton Honors members, it could be challenging to pick a hotel—because I’d personally prefer to stay close to Roma Termini and there are some SUPER wonderful hotels in that neighborhood...but there really aren’t any Hilton-affiliated properties in the immediate area. As Hilton Diamond, I would like to stick with Hilton properties, so this is such a dilemma. I’ve stayed at the Rome Cavalieri before, and they stay itself was great but its isolated location was a dealbreaker for us. So, we were excited to find a new Hilton property in Rome!
It is not near Roma Termini, but the location was still wonderful. We took a taxi from FCO and, once there, we were surprised to find so many of the attractions within walking distance! The hotel is tucked away on a quiet street, maybe two blocks from the chaotic touristy streets. So, we had the best of both worlds: piece and quiet AND access to the major tourist attractions.
Now, the service at the hotel was impressive for a property at this price point. They first surprised us with a bottle of welcome prosecco with a tray of hors d’oeuvres. Then, the friendly concierge gave such an amazing restaurant recommendation. All of the staff would greet us warmly each time we walked by, asking if there’s anything they could do, and whenever we sat down in the waiting area, they’d ask if we’d like any refreshments. The level of warmth and attentiveness reminded me of the experience I’ve had on JAL’s first class long-haul flights.
The room itself was spacious and well-appointed, and the bathroom was to die for. I loved the Acqua di Parma amenities. We stayed in their King Junior Suite and the only complaint I had was that the room was only a narrow alley away from the office building next door. Our room directly faced offices, and we could see the employees (and they could see us, as well, I’d assume)... The room remained dark, even with the drapes open—so we had the drapes closed the whole time. Since the room rate was dramatically high compared to their other room categories, this was a bit surprising. It wasn’t problematic to the point we’d complain, but I’d imagine this would be an issue for some people.
The breakfast was wonderful in quality and ambience, and the servers were both friendly and attentive. Finally, in case if it matters, I would like to note that we did not encounter tourist groups from countries where people tend to be lively and vocal. When we stayed at other hotels in Rome in the recent years, we found things to be chaotic with such guests (especially problematic during breakfast because, in addition to being loud, they usually don’t make lines and they fill their tables with more food than they can consume—often leaving very little for others to enjoy), so I very much enjoyed the peace and quiet.
We are planning another trip to the area next year, and we are definitely staying at Aleph Rome again...perhaps in a different room category. This hotel is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
My wife and I stayed at the Aleph recently to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and we could not have picked a better property. The hotel is in a great location on a quiet street close to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain as well as other sights. The rooms are comfortable and modern,, with all of the expected amenities, including an in room safe. The staff was friendly, professional and was able to help us with reservations and travel arrangements. If possible, try and reserve a deluxe room with terrace. These rooms offer a wonderful view of Rome and the opportunity to sit outside with a cocktail of something to eat. My wife and I were hoping for the best onb this trip to Rome and the Aleph did not disappoint.
The Aleph Hotel was the perfect choice for my Roman get away. The location is great and within comfortable walking distance to great shopping and major sites such as the Trevi Fountain. The interior is gorgeous and the staff is SUPERB. Kudos to all for making this a truly 5 star experience. I’m definitely going to visit other Hilton Curio hotels.