La Griffe Roma MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Bold modernist design flourishes in a 19th century building
- Restaurant with sweeping views of St Peter’s Basilica
- Champagne cocktails on the rooftop bar
What To Know
- Within walking distance of attractions like the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps
- Guestrooms feel modern and have large private balconies
- Meeting space is available
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Built in the 19th-century, and fully revamped in 2013, this luxe urban retreat on Rome’s buzzy Via Nazionale feels thoroughly modern. Behind the property’s cream and pale yellow façade, sit slick, minimalist interiors of bold red, black and grey. In the guestrooms, you’ll find large private balconies, chunky leather chairs and modern Italian artwork. For added space, book a suite with extra goodies like split-level rooms, saunas and hot tubs. Curl up with a book in the hotel library or book an in-room massage with the concierge. In the evening, take the elevator to the top floor and feast on squid ink cannelloni or breaded red tuna with sautéed cabbage at the hotel’s al fresco restaurant, La Luna. The wrap-around balcony is nearly 150 feet above street level, affording dazzling views of the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Opera House. After dinner, slouch off to the adjoining Champagneria Mumm for a glass of bubbly under the Roman stars.
In the Area
The hotel’s prime location makes sightseeing a breeze: cultural heavy-hitters like the Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain are all a short walk away. For a shopping fix, you don’t have far to go, either; posh boutiques and eateries abound on this busy stretch of Via Nazionale. If carb loading or card maxing don’t appeal, try a stroll the through the dazzling Villa Borghese gardens; or head to nearby Repubblica metro station and hop on a train to Vatican City to see the Sistine Chapel.
How to Get There
Everything in Rome is expensive. This place is almost worth it. I had a great room with a window overlooking the city. My colleague had an interior room, no window but two stories with a lofted bedroom. He wasn’t pleased but I thought it was awesome.
The best part of this hotel is the bar tender. He is a true drink genius. We all pay too much for hotel drinks but these are worth it. The best dirty martini and old fashioned I have ever had. This guy has skills. Do yourself a favor and have him make your favorite drink. I’m sure it’ll be the best you’ve had.
Hotel is great too...
Staff are not prepared, dosent see like a 5 stars hotel, of all the problems I had, the hotel did not give me an answer and the problems were repeated.
In the first night, we went out to dinner and somebody enter in our room and moved our personal belongs, when I called asking why they were very evasive.
I dont recomend at all.
The La Griffe Hotel Roma is perfectly situated for tourists arriving in Rome by train, being less than 10 minutes walk from Roma Termini. But make sure you use Google maps to find your way, otherwise it's not so easy.
Easy walk to the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Forum Romanum.
The hotel itself is incredibly welcoming, the staff smiling and multilingual, the room was modern and very well equipped. The bar on the 9th floor is a great place for an apéritif with extensive views over the city skyline. The restaurant is also very good, excellent service and reasonably priced.
Would certainly stay here again if we returned to the eternal city.
The Griffe Roma - MGallery is a fantastic hotel in a great location. The staff is very helpful and kind. Yet, we had to change rooms twice.
The first room (222) had two single beds instead of a double one and was smelly with cigarette smoke, which was unbearable for non-smokers.
The second room (523) had mould in-between the shower tiles, which shows that bathroom hotels really should be thoroughly cleaned more frequenty.
In both cases, we asked to change rooms and the staff promptly tried to do it. Finally we changed rooms to number 506, which was a fantastic room, large and airy,
Describe the service you experienced : Very Good and pleasant
Tell us how you liked the room : The charm
Talk about the location & amenities : Very practical in the town
Say what you liked best & least : The view from the terrace