Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SPA
What We Love
- Sweeping views across Villa Borghese gardens to St. Peter’s dome
- Indulgent Decleor treatments at Prince spa
- The blue mosaic-lined outdoor pool set amid the swaying palms of the botanical gardens
What To Know
- The interior is uniformly palatial but the façade looks like an unprepossessing '60s building
- This is the embassy district — and very posh it is, too — but you’ll need to walk or take a cab to get to the best bars and eateries
- Free WiFi
Gold and marble dominate the recently revamped lobby, originally designed in 1964 by much-lauded Italian architect Gio Ponti. The interior is awash with Italian finery: colossal chandeliers and olive-green and burgundy silk curtains. Marble busts of stern-faced Roman emperors complete the illusion that you’re a venerated guest in a grand 17th-century palazzo.
Bed and Bath
Bedrooms are smartly traditional, and have fantastic views of the city, the Villa Borghese gardens and St. Peter’s dome. Oversize mirrors in burnished gold set the tone of sturdy Roman opulence. Bathrooms are dressed in black and toffee marble with tubs, power showers, fluffy white robes and Etro toiletries.
Jazz classics burble discreetly over the sound system in the Pauline Borghese restaurant, which overlooks the terra-cotta terrace and botanical gardens. Here, swaying palms, daybeds and lanterns surround a mammoth blue mosaic pool, where guests in designer swimwear sip prosecco in spring and summer. Be sure to check out the Decleor facial treatments at Prince spa — more than 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indulgence.
How to Get There
We were with friends in Rome to see the Italy v Wales 6 Nations and had the wonderful privilege to stay in the same hotel as the Welsh Team and Coaching Staff. Fabulously decorated hotel with wood panelling, oil paintings, and chandeliers. Bedrooms very comfortable with the same opulent furnishings. Bathroom however was small and cramped with an over bath shower. Toilet very near the sink and to say the flush was weak and sporadic would be an understatement. Toiletries of good quality though as were the towels. Small balcony looked out over the swimming pool and the Villa Borghese Park where the team did some running. No coffee station in the rooms as this is deemed dangerous ! Nanny state or what ! Well stocked mini bar which we didn’t raid for fear of bankruptcy ! Breakfast cost 30 euros and really was nothing to write home about. However, the staff were exceptionally polite, welcoming and efficient and the overall ambiance was superb. Rome is one of our all time favourite cities and this hotel made our stay this time all the more memorable.....along with the fact that wales won the game !
Nice hotel , not too far from the center (10 min in taxi) nothing much around . The spa is very good . Limited food options within the hotel but overall clean , helpful staff , nice view on the villa borghese park . the rooms are quite in general
First, we had a 2 day event there and our rep there was super nice. Be very aware that they charge you FOR EVERYTHING. Like every water, every refill of coffee and if you want to borrow scissors, they will tell you no because its a hazard lol. The restaurant was SO SLOW it was ridiculous. 20+ euro for a cold sandwich that took 90 min. 35 euro per person per day for a measly breakfast + 21 euro city tax per day. For what? Yes the hotel lobby is impressive and grand, but the conference rooms are dated and they have THE MOST uncomfortable seating on the planet. The floor was more comfortable honestly. Make sure you know every detail before booking so you are not surprised (meaning totally floored) by the extra expenses. We asked for a plastic tarp to cover the stage and they said it was 800euro lol hahahah. Really? Not eight but eight hundred! To borrow a bed sheet to drape our model - to borrow - 10 euro. Every single cup, saucer, water (they apparently don't do pitchers of tap water, only expensive bottles with tax, service etc and you can't bring in your own = trap) is charged. They were all very nice, but in the future, a 5 star hotel should have their food situation dialed in better. We felt taken advantage of with the food thing and although they did a great job of setting up our room, it was extremely over charged.
Well educated staff, friendly welcome and unique surroundings in romantic classic style for all possible needs.
Probably one of the best spas in Europe. Definately the best gym ever visited.
Upper lever price hotel that attracts celebrities from all the world
We visited the Parco Dei Principe on our first every stay in Italy and it has become one of our favorite hotels in the world. The Roberto Naldi collection of hotels are all known for their luxury settings and fantastic service, and the Parco upholds those to the utmost standard. We were traveling with two young kids and they made us feel right at home, while providing fun and frivolity for the kids and recommending all sorts of great activities for us to do!