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
- 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
Very clean, excellent staff, fairly central. We were upgraded being Gold accor members. So we had to climb a 20 stair stairway, not a problem.)Rooftop bar has great views, and the food wasn't bad either.
Booked a junior suite it resembled a student bedsit on two floors! In fairness the hotel upgraded us free of charge to a suite but the quality of rooms is really disappointing.
The hotel is in desperate need of upgrading it is run down and grubby and definitely not a five star hotel.
Location is great and view from rooftop bar is great but the menu is really limited and overall very expensive
This hotel could be amazing but sadly it’s not
Worse ever M Gallery I have stayed so far.. Other than the location, the hotel is old and the M Gallery brand standard was not there. Is more of a Mercure hotel. The lobby is nice. The bath room is very basic
Having read a few poor reviews before we left for our holiday I was concerned that I may have made a mistake to rely upon Accorplus membership and book a M Gallery rated hotel
We are very happy with the Accor Plus membership but unfortunately this time it was disappointing.
The positives for La Griffe Roma is the central location. It’s near the main train station and close to some of the landmarks you want to visit. We enjoyed the location, it’s restaurants and shops
Staff - some are helpful and some are not.
Breakfast is average but OK. Main issue is that they don’t keep the food coming despite the demand when busy. The restaurant would be much better and probably a draw card if they refurbished.
The rooms - we were luckily upgraded. The rooms are bit strange. Layout is awkward
Mezzanine levels with bedrooms are not great when you have luggage
I would strongly suggest before you book this hotel or others that you find out what room you will be getting.
Some previous La Griffe reviews are not good in describing the standard rooms and I would not recommend the standard or deluxe rooms
I would agree with other reviewers that the decor is odd - bright red, Lino flooring in hallways. Maroon colour leather chairs and red tiled bathrooms
As a Accor member I was disappointed. Wouldn’t stay again if I returned to Rome and would carefully check out other Italian Accor hotels before booking in the future.
Rome hotels are on the expensive side and three - four stars doesn’t equate to what we were use to or what we have experienced in other major cities worldwide
Location is excellent. This is the only reason for staying at this hotel. The room was horrible. Definitely not a Sofitel quality and standard.The amenities were just average and after staying at other Mgallery hotel by Sofitel, this is definitely without a doubt a very poor cousin.
The breakfast starts at 7 a.m. but it was not even ready at 7 a.m. Food items were slowly taken out from the kitchen. The orange juice was so diluted until I am not sure if I am drinking an orange juice.
The bed was terrible, pillows were mediocre. The shower room has drainage issue and water starts to accumulate quickly and takes a while before it was drained.
I concurred with all the bad reviews by all the guests who have stayed here. It is really horrible. No where near to the standard of Mgallery in Florence and in Venice.