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
Stayed 3 nights prior to a cruise. Used points to pay. Got upgraded room bcuz platinum status. Nice and spacious room with king size bed. Well appointed room. Rooftop pool and casual dining with a view. Big breakfast buffet or to order. All you would expect from top of line Marriott. Location central to main terminal and main attractions. 10e taxi to everything. Lots of shopping and local restaurants near!
Awesome hotel in rome. Near by downtown and shopping is tooo close from this hotel.
Nice ambience and cooperative staff specially concirege
Looks roayal look of this hotel. Also too expensive tariff but really worth it.
These three Gentlemen provided exceptional service. In the morning I was treated with respect and care by Mr. Jabbi and Francesco. At night, Mr. Ebrima Jallow continued with exceptional service, too.
These gentlemen are evidence that the hotel is hiring correctly.
Whenever I needed help with my luggage, taxi service, a recommendation on how to best find my way around town, Mr. Jabbi, Mr. Jallow, and Francesco were there to help. The inside staff of the hotel was also very helpful with bringing my luggage to the room. The wait staff was very helpful during breakfast as well.
I hope the hotel continue to hire and treat all its staff with care and respect as it will continue to reflect on the service it provides to patrons of the hotel.
P.S. on my last day Giuseppe and Alex we also there to help without any hesitation.
Thanks for a great stay at the hotel.
Lovely stay at the Palazzo Naiadi. Very luxurious accommodations. We booked 4 rooms but had to wait until almost 3 pm to get into our rooms. After an overnight flight from the states we were exhausted. Breakfast was lovely. Hotel is situated close to the major tourist sites. This was our 2nd visit.
We arrived at this beautiful property yesterday and are very pleased with our choice.
Because we arrived early in the morning and the hotel was full they were unable to give us our room at the time, so we took advantage to sightsee in the meantime while they put our luggage in storage. In terms of location, it could not be better. Perhaps up to a 15-20 minute walk max to the major sights, with a Metro stop just outside and the Termini station a block and a half away. Upon our return to the hotel they had upgraded us, quite worth the wait! Although our room looks out directly to the sundeck, it is very large with a separate sitting area. Very comfortable for our 5 night stay to be sure. The property overall is elegant and very well maintained, with a striking exterior.
When making my reservation the agent asked of we were traveling for a special occasion. So, we were surprised when perhaps 10 minutes after getting our luggage, the hotel had sent us a cake.
There is a small rooftop pool and sundeck as well as a small but fairly well equipped fitness room.
Breakfast (which is included for you MR gold and plat members) was fresh, with much variety.
The staff is professional, courteous and friendly.
A top-notch property overall, we are looking forward to the rest of our stay and would not hesitate to recommend this property.