Boscolo Exedra Roma, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Near the metro and the main train station, and an easy walk to top landmarks and some of Rome's best neighborhoods
- Gigantic rooftop terrace, complete with blue mosaic-tiled swimming pool (open late spring to early fall), with smashing views, nightly cocktails and a seafood restaurant
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $4 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- This is one of Rome’s larger hotels, and on one of its more heavily trafficked piazzas, so if you’re after an out-of-the-way boutique hotel, it may not be for you
- Breakfast is not included, and the hotel’s morning meal, while copious, costs an extra $45
- The spa and gym are quite petite. Plans are in place for a major expansion
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Neoclassical grandeur. Housed in a dramatically curved 19th-century travertine edifice overlooking central Rome’s circular Piazza della Repubblica, the Exedra welcomes guests through its front arcade and a pair of revolving doors. Inside, a soaring cream-colored lobby showcases intricate plaster moldings and a white grand piano. Up the brass-doored elevators, the 238 guestrooms are classically decorated in warm shades of brown, cream and gold; some of them are in a 15th-century annex, where exposed wooden ceiling beams and a terra-cotta-tile roof suggest its history as a papal granary.
Bed and Bath
Heavily carved, darkly stained wooden doors mark the entry to each room. They open onto an ample closet area, with the bedroom beyond. A pair of chairs, a desk and a kingsize bed sit on plush café au lait–colored carpeting, the bed emerging from an embossed crocodile leather headboard. On the walls, thick striped wallpaper surrounds large windows; a huge mirror, heavily framed in ornate gold, seems to double the room’s size. The marble bathrooms feature twin sinks, separate showers and tubs, and Etro amenities. Deluxe and Superior Rooms are nearly identical in size, layout and amenities; the difference is the view. Deluxe Rooms overlook the Piazza della Repubblica, the adjacent Via Nazionale, or the Diocletian Baths; Superior Rooms peer over an internal courtyard.
On the ground floor, a series of warmly lit, dark wood–paneled rooms and cozy alcoves house the lobby bar, Tazio restaurant and Champagnerie Tazio, which spills out into the hotel’s arcade, with tables and chairs overlooking the piazza. In the warmer months the rooftop pool, terrace bar and restaurant offer big city views, a sunset aperitivo scene, light bites and seafood-focused meals. There’s a small spa and fitness area on the fourth floor, and a black-and-white Italian cinema–themed breakfast room on the first. Even if you’re not in town for work, it’s worth taking yourself on a tour of the basement-level meeting room spaces, where a glass floor reveals some of the ruins of the baths of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
In the Area
The hotel’s position on the Piazza della Repubblica puts it within a five- to 10-minute walk of sights including the Diocletian Baths and the cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore, as well as the city’s main train station. In addition, it’s right on one of Rome’s two metro lines, which makes the Spanish Steps, Vatican, Colosseum and Forum all easy trips. Also nearby is the relatively untouristed but beautiful neighborhood of Monti, where many students, writers and other creative types live. Here, there’s a great local aperitivo scene in the area’s main square, the Piazza Madonna dei Monti, and at neighborhood wine bars Al Vino al Vino and Ai Tre Scalini; Taverna dei Fori Imperiali is a good restaurant to book for dinner nearby.
How to Get There
The Palazzo Naiadi, The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection is an excellent hotel for taking in all that Rome central has to offer. The concierge are very well versed and helpful in setting up your "what to see" and "what to do." Great location and superior rooms.
Situated about 1/2 miles from the Termini train station, this luxury hotel offers top notch service. There are some pretty tasty restaurants nearby as well. The floor layout was a bit odd though. To get to our room, we had to go to the 4th floor, walk down a hallway then travel on a different elevator down a half level.
This hotel is easily accessible from all parts of Rome and allows you to get to and from popular places quickly. The staff is incredibly thoughtful and quick - we requested a shave kit and it arrived in less than 10 minutes. They also offer the best way to travel to locations you have set - walking, taxi, bus, etc. The rooms and hotel are absolutely breathtaking. Apparently the section of the hotel we stayed in was built in the 19th century! You can also view the Baths of Diocletian in the basement. Such history!
The hotel is top class luxury in Rome, few ranking politicians were staying there at the time so we could tell its a favourite among the local elite.
From the doormen to bellman it was a great welcome, everyone willing to help, have a laugh, and show you around. Reception not as warm unfortunately but it was not a bother.
Food on the property from in-room dining to the bar below was excellent. For more casual eats EATALY is just outside the lobby and turning down the street gives you numerous options of home-style eateries. Near the Metro line just steps away.
The entire area is upscale, many of the most prestigious hotels were located nearby so we enjoyed it as part of our Rome visit.
Rooms: hmm. lets just say two people could not walk by where the bed ends and the desk begins. The epitome of box-like european standard rooms, but who spends time in their rooms in Rome anyway right?
Staff are happy to show you the basement level which has some ancient ruins, still intact, very cool
We flew from Southern California to Rome, which involved about 24 hours of travel, door-to-door. This was exacerbated both by not having had much sleep the night before we left and by my wife being sick. As a consequence, we were exhausted by the time we arrived at the Palazzo Naiadi. Unfortunately, we arrived at our hotel at 10:00 a.m., and check in was not until 3 p.m. Exhausted, we sat down on one of the lovely couches in the lobby. Embarrassingly, we both fell asleep. At some point, I was awakened by Ms. Ginevera Santaniello, the hotel’s front of the house manager. She was so kind!!! Notwithstanding the check-in time, Ms. Santaniello worked with housekeeping staff to find us a fantastic room and checked us in early so that we could get some much needed sleep.
In today’s travel world, such considerate hospitality is often missing. Thankfully for us, it remains business as usual at the Palazzo Naiada in Rome. If you are coming to stay in Rome, I urge you to make the Palazzo Naiadi your hotel!