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
Beautiful hotel spacious rooms . The maid service of the rooms was 100 per cent . The staff were polite and helpful . Also it is central to all the places of interest. We had breakfast there but thought that the breakfast let them down .. It was buffet style but the food was not hot it was in fact cold. But apart from that we had an enjoyable stay.
I was in aww of this hotel from the outside. Its simply stunning especially at night. The staff was very nice. The only problems we encountered was with housekeeping and the rude women who showed us to our table for breakfast upstairs. We had requested an iron be delivered to our room and waited almost 2 hours and it never arrived. We did speak to the concierge about this issue and the hotel was kind enough to apologize and have a bottle of wine waiting for us to return. Now, of all the people I've meet while traveling Italy the women who seated us for breakfast upstairs was rude and unfriendly. If we had stayed longer trust me I wouldn't eat there again. The food and drinks at the main floor restaurant was great. You must try the shrimp appetizer! Our room was beautiful with extremely high detailed ceilings and an amazing bathroom.
Almost perfect hotel. Rooms are excellent, luxurious with huge comfortable beds. Service at front desk bespoken. Stylish lobby. Breakfast dineing room small, selection of food far below expectations. Although service was very good in 600$ hotel they wanted to charge eggs omlet???? Only outdoor swimming pool and if you want to use small spa after a day of strolling sorry you have to book in advance. OK, nobody wants crowded relaxation area, but then you must have much bigger facilities. In Rome you will spend your time outside anyway and if you want to return to pure luxury than this is hotel for you. I enjoyed my two nights enormously and will return definitely. When in Rome.....
Wow! We really enjoyed staying at this Autograph Marriott hotel. The rates were reasonable, the rooms were clean, bright and functional, and the rooftop pool and front lobby bar were really enjoyable. From this location, we were able to walk to the Colosseum, Vatican and all the fountains and Basilica’s around Rome. Julia (Concierge) and Nichola (front lobby bar) went over the top to help ensure a great stay.
Full marks for everything cleanliness, service. Although we had a classic room it was sizeable and bathroom of generous size with grand decor. The location is 5 min walk from main train station to airport so we travelled to airport for 14 Euro each person each way rather than taxi quotes from 50 to 90 Euro each way. Metro is on doorstep but we did hop on hop off booked near hotel as stop is 2 min walk. Why 4? There was only one English news channel working which in another review response they have said they will address.