What We Love
- Killer location on Via del Corso, a 15-minute walk from the Colosseum
- Bulgari products in the bathrooms and eco-friendly Mitsubishi AC in the bedrooms
- The Lifestyle team can arrange personal shopping trips and tailor-made tours
What To Know
- It’s an intimate property with just 12 guestrooms
- Executive and Luxury Suites come with kitchenettes and living rooms
- Massages are available on request
- A city tax of approximately $4 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Set in an 18th-century palace, Corso 281 Luxury Suites is a contemporary home away from home with apartment-style suites and a killer location on Rome’s main shopping street, a 15-minute walk from the Colosseum. Designed by Milanese architects Caberlon Caroppi, the property features just 12 sleek guestrooms, which are decked out with parquet floors, monochromatic furnishings and graphic print linens. All come with Nespresso coffee machines and Bulgari toiletries in the modern marble bathrooms. Splurge on an Executive or a Luxury Suite for a kitchenette and a spacious living room. What the property lacks in traditional hotel trappings (there’s no restaurant, bar or spa) it makes up for in personal service; the lifestyle team is available 24 hours a day to arrange personal shopping trips, massages or tailor-made tours.
In the Area
Via del Corso stretches for a mile from the south side of Piazza Venezia to the Piazza del Popolo. It’s where you’ll find the Ferrari flagship store and all manner of designer boutiques. A five-minute walk from the hotel will take you to Gusto, a great place to enjoy a glass of Tuscan red and a Neapolitan-style pizza on the terrace. If you need a sugar fix head to Fatamorgana for organic ice cream in such eccentric flavors as wasabi, ginger and black forest gateaux. The property is within easy reach of the Trevi Fountain, the Forum and the picturesque Piazza di Spagna.
How to Get There
Corso 281 is a well-designed boutique hotel in easy walking distance to both the historic core and tons of shopping. My wife and I stayed here three nights, and had a large continental breakfast delivered each morning. The Executive room was spacious, clean and well-appointed. The bed was supportive and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. This is one of those places that you almost don’t want to review because it’s a little gem.
One tip: if you want to work out, there’s a gym around the corner called H2O. Corso is affiliated with a different gym, but it’s pricey at 35 euros for a day. H2O offered all the same amenities at 40 euros for 2 people.
Travelled for my wife’s special birthday.
The apartments are in a great location only minutes away from the famous Rome attractions.
The rooms were spacious and decorated to a 5* standard. Staff were all very polite and nothing was too much trouble for them. They arranged our luxury taxi arrangements from and to airport for €120 Euro return.
I’d highly recommend these apartments, you won’t be disappointed.
We will be back !
We booked here for our wedding anniversary to visit our favourite city.
Firstly, from the day we booked through Jet2 the service from this hotel was amazing. We emailed the hotel about how to get there by Taxi from Fiumicino airport, the hotel arranged for us to be picked up, and a taxi awaited for us on arrival. We arranged the return at the hotel. They get you a deal of €110 return. You could get the metro and go to Repubblica but you will need to change at Termini if coming from the airport.
This by far is the best city hotel we have stopped in, from arrival and the reception given by Roberta. We arrived early at 1:30 and as usual our room would be ready by 2:30. Roberta gave us secure luggage storage, and showed us highlights of Rome on a supplied map, informing us of places to eat near by.
After a refreshing Aperol spritz (or 2) and a bite to eat, we returned to the most fantastic room which by city standards around the world was far above the standard expected (see pictures). The bed was enormous and the best sleep we have ever had, is was so so comfortable. Bathroom towels were of exceptional standard and toiletries as stated before again are exceptional. We were in room 10 (there are 12) very high tech with touch sensitive lighting. The is a mobile phone of sorts, which gives you tour guides of Rome and free calls although we didn't use it. Coffee and tea facility's and a fridge full of every drink you can think of which are chargeable.
Breakfast well just wow wow wow, everything that is showing in the photos is included in the price, we never finished all of it, and what fantastic service. You book a time slot for breakfast in 1/2 hours blocks. All delivered to the room.
It was our wedding anniversary, and one night we came back to a bottle of bubbly and a wonderful card from the hotel. Incidentally they do a very nice turn down service ensuring the room is cosy from the touring of Rome.
Everything is so close. The Trevi and pantheon are both within 5 minutes walk and Rome being so safe is wonderful to walk around in this part of the city. The 'wedding cake' monument is only over the road. The Vatican is well within walking distance and took us 30 minutes. The Colosseum and the Forum are just around the corner and 10 minutes walk. This is by far the best located quality hotel in Rome. We wanted to visit the St Peter's on the Sunday, and Roberta recommended 12 noon, as the Pope addresses the public square (what an experience)
Even though this hotel is excellent, when we were talking with Roberta she was telling us about the ethos of the management on continuing ways of improving, which is something you dont hear very often and so refreshing.
This is our 3rd time visiting Rome, on our next visit, this will be the hotel we will visit. I have never written a review where I can honestly say I could not put a single fault to.
Thank you Corso 281 for helping make our anniversary so special.