Hotel Splendide Royal
What We Love
- The location: a quiet, well-heeled neighborhood close (but not too close) to the bustling Spanish Steps
- Antique decor in a stunningly refurbished former palazzo
- Chocolate soufflé at the rooftop restaurant Mirabelle
What To Know
- There is no spa, but guests have full use of the Prince Spa at nearby sister property Parco dei Principi
- Don’t expect a party; this is Rome at its most low-key and refined
- Free WiFi
- A city tax of $9 (€7) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Baroque bling. An original glass chandelier from Luchino Visconti’s 1963 classic The Leopard hangs in the gold-hued lobby, which is decked out with marble busts, porcelain vases and reproduction oil paintings. Burt Lancaster, the movie’s leading man, would not look out of place here, perhaps lounging on one of the pale green and burnished gold armchairs in the living room’s domed glass atrium.
Bed and Bath
The 19th-century opulence of this former palazzo extends to the grand, high-ceilinged guestrooms. Low lighting, ornate plaster cornices, gold silk damask wallpaper, burgundy deep pile carpets and oversize white wooden beds all fit perfectly with the glamorous, Old World vibe. Bathrooms are in black marble, all with powerful rain showers and Etro toiletries.
Book ahead to enjoy the hotel’s crowning glory: the seventh-floor restaurant, Mirabelle. The menu is suitably sumptuous: beluga caviar and blue lobster tempura appetizers followed by chianina beef with red chicory and morel sauce. Downstairs at Terrace La Limonaia, the smoked salmon and prosecco breakfast buffet is none too shabby either. But the food is nothing compared with the rooftop views; Villa Borghese, Villa Medici, and St. Peter’s Dome all vie for attention.
How to Get There
Located just within the ancient walls of Rome this beautiful hotel is a simple walk to the Spanish Steps and many other historical locations in this ancient city. Great restaurants surround the area which is clean and safe---much safer than almost any U.S. city with drug gangs and homeless. The rooms are well appointed, have A/C, serviced daily, quality linens and clean and the location is quiet. There is a breakfast buffet available on an upper floor with beautiful views and excellent food with superior service. At night there is an upper floor restaurant and bar with beautiful views of the city, including the Vatican.
You will save much time and transportation money by staying in this location and taking advantage of its location. I highly recommend this hotel.
Spent a few days in Rome and chose this hotel partly due to loyalty with Hyatt Hotels. This is on the edge of Borghese Gardens. Walkable to Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. We also walked to the Colosseum and Palazzo Navona but others will prefer taxi. They upgraded our room and it was very, very nice. Spacious and well appointed. The service level was outstanding. The breakfast was very nice. Sadly with an early flight and early Vatican tour, we didn't get to enjoy it but once.
I found this hotel as part of my loyalty to Hyatt Hotels. Used points to pay for the stay and was very satisfied with the 3-night stay.
I arrived earlier than the scheduled check-in time of 4 pm and was planning on doing a bag drop but was pleased to find that the room was ready.
The location of the hotel is in the Northern section of the city center and abuts the Borghese Gardens. For me, it was an excellent location as I was close to Termini Station, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and Pantheon.
I received a standard room which was beautiful and spacious. The room featured a king-size bed (which was extremely comfortable), a small sitting area, and a desk. Plenty of closet space as well as a large size TV. The bathroom was all marble and featured a double vanity, tub/shower combo, and a bidet was present as well.
During my stay, I found the service to be fantastic. All the staff was friendly, attentive, and went above and beyond.
The hotel has a restaurant and bar on its top floor that has views looking toward the Vatican and extraordinary sunsets. Breakfast was complimentary and consisted of a vast breakfast buffet with more items than I can write. The quality was excellent as well.
Overall, an excellent stay, and I would not hesitate to come back here in the future.