Hotel Lord Byron
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast and a bottle of water on arrival
- Residential neighborhood lends authentic experience, with few tourists
- All 32 guestrooms are decorated differently
- The chic lounge and lauded restaurant
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- It’s a 25- to 30-minute walk to most of the city’s major sights, or about a 10-minute cab ride
- Free bikes for hire
- Some local businesses are closed from the end of July through September
- Siesta hours are generally 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- A city tax of $9 (€7) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout (for guests 10 and over)
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
On a prized piece of Rome real estate in the upscale Parioli district, the Hotel Lord Byron has a hilltop location that makes for jaw-dropping views of both the city and the lush gardens of the Villa Borghese (best ogled from many of the bedroom balconies and terraces). It’s been beautifully refitted from its former incarnation as a private villa, seamlessly mixing Art Deco and modern style. Paintings by artists Maurice Paul Joron and Nicolas Granger-Taylor decorate the walls in the public spaces.
Bed and Bath
The Art Deco theme continues in the guestrooms and suites, each uniquely decorated with antiques. The rooms are dressed in rich linens and window treatments and painted in a variety of reds, greens, blues, browns and creams. The effect is elegant and layered and creates a sense that you’re staying in a handsome, noble estate. There’s a mixture of stylish mahogany and rosewood furniture throughout, and in the bathrooms vintage marble tubs up the luxe factor a notch.
Sapori del Lord Byron, the on-site restaurant, is known for its well-stocked wine cellar and variety of Italian specialties, such as homemade pasta rolls with trout and black truffle sauce cooked up by chef Raffaele Picariello. White linen tablecloths, high-backed velvet chairs and Art Deco mirrored walls complete the dining experience. Il Salotto Lounge & Wine Bar is a charming spot for a nightcap or an aperitif, decked out in exotic furnishings, giant portraits and marble details.
In the Area
The Hotel Lord Byron is right near the Borghese Gallery and Museum. Reservations are required, so book ahead if you want to see the famous works on display there — classics by Caravaggio, Bernini and Raphael, to name but a few. If you want to see more of Rome’s sights, rent a scooter or bicycle to explore the residential expanse around the hotel, or make your way to St. Peter’s, the Vatican and the Colosseum. If you’re heading to the Spanish Steps, have the concierge snag you a table at Dal Bolognese, a hip spot dishing up classic Italian lasagna and straightforward Bolognese fare. If you don’t have a reservation, get there early and you’ll likely be seated. Afterward, don’t miss a scoop (or three) at Il Gelato di San Crispino, an ice-creamery so sure of its high-quality products that it doesn’t use cones — they would interfere with the taste. Flex your credit card along Via Condotti, which starts at the Spanish Steps and extends down to Via del Corso. Requisite stops include Bulgari (the first of three locations in the city), Armani, Ferragamo and Battistoni.
How to Get There
Booked for a four day trip to Rome. Decided to spend a little bit extra for a nicer area. After trawling through the usual sites we settled on this hotel. This is quite simply the best hotel my wife and I have ever stayed in. The staff are excellent and very friendly, the rooms are amazing and breakfast was superb. It is easily worth that little bit more to make your trip more memorable.
From reception, to room, to breakfast, all the staff will make you feel spoiled! We could not have chosen a better place to stay in Rome. It was perfect for the quiet, adult environment we were looking for our family trip.
I love this hotel.
First of all we were given a free upgrade to a suite or alternatively an upgrade to a superior suite for a small cost. We actually preferred the suite so was delighted that the upgrade was free, our room was lovely and roomy with a luxurious bathroom and a separate changing room/dressing room. The staff were extremely helpful. The complimentary breakfast was delicious, lots of variety for all tastes. The decor is very traditional but quite luxurious. The setting is very quiet but easy to get to various attractions, taxi ride about 20 euro's (including tip) to the Colosseum. Would thoroughly recommend.
Excellent hotel. Staff is wonderful. The restaurant food was excellent but very rich. It’s in a very secluded area that requires taxi rides if you want to see old Roma. Not within walking distance of any shopping or other restaurants. Absolutely no complaints about the hotel at all- we were just disappointed in its location but that’s an issue to take up with our travel agents.
The Lord Byron is the perfect place to stay. The rooms are stylish, clean and comfortable, the staff wAm an welcoming and breakfast is great too.
For those that like to explore, the city centre is a brisk 25 minute walk or you can hop in a taxi for about £10.00. But ensure you buckle up and hold on to your hats for your ride.