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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Wonderful hotel that is exactly where you need to be. With the metro stop at the hotel, walking distance to the Spanish steps and Trevi fountain, restaurants all around, this hotel is in a great spot to enjoy Rome. We dropped off our bags in the morning to go sightsee for the day. The hotel called us once our room was ready and when we checked in later that day, they actually upgraded our room because of being Marriott members. The room was very nice and the turndown service was superb. Would definitely stay there again when we come back to Rome.
We first found out about this beautiful property in the heart of Roma as members of Marriott Bonvoy, but we were truly delighted and amazed by its remarkable staff, led by General Manager Giuseppe Pontrandolfo, went well beyond the norm to ensure that our first stay in Italy was a 7-Star Experience.
We arrived at the Palazzo Naiadi in the early morning, having flown from California, hours before we could have expected to check into our room. While sitting in the Breakfast Room, awaiting check-in, our 7 year-old grandson’s exhaustion from lack of sleep finally got the best of him and he was very sad & melting down – wanting only to go to sleep. In walked this delightful gentleman who came over to find out what was wrong. Upon talking with Zach, Mr. Pontrandolfo introduced himself and told Zach that he was going to get him his own room to rest in until our room was ready and would be back with the key for him. True to his word, he returned in about 15 minutes, handed Zach a key to “his room”, and personally escorted us there, where Zach was able to recharge his batteries until our room was available.
As we stepped out of the front of the hotel that afternoon, Mr. Giuseppe (as Zach calls him) stopped to ask Zach how he was doing now. Zach gave him a big smile and thank you. And five days later, we were lucky enough to run into Mr. Giuseppe to say “Arrivederci” as we were leaving to catch our cruise ship.
Personal Attention is the watchword from the doormen, to the front desk, to the restaurant, service and housekeeping, every staff member was just as thoughtful and helpful. It is clear they mirror their leader’s essence of care and well-being for his guests.
Along with her marvelous staff, her clean and well-appointed rooms, the hotel is a gorgeous building with loads of artwork and architecture to complement the city she graces.
We will be back to see you again. Grazie Mille, Giuseppe (and staff)!!
Republic square is a point from where city Center is calculated as zero point. The square is well spread majestic and best located in space and ecology .
In the square itself is this hotel adjoining a cinema that’s so silent and quiet that you can’t imagine discipline of this magnitude around a cinema hall
The hotel is unique not just in location, but in its staff, from front desk to Conceierge to housekeeping to entrance to restaurant to lounge . And the horticulture team does a great job in internal decoration every week .
This was my second Family visit and this time spent almost two weeks in October 2019.
Food quality very good in lounge and ground floor restaurant. The vegetarian soup and variety of hot buns they offer are delicious.
We had a special need of higher temperature in room, and entire hotel staff ensured our comfort, kept enquiring about the same.
All historical places are 20-30 minutes walk away. The fashion market is right on the road where hotel is. Well connected by metro (station underground) at entrance of hotel , buses and tourist buses . Termini station is five minute walk .
And you will love the smile of every staff, some have been in the team for 15 + years.
A delight to be there , and will be exciting to visit again.