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
Visited the hotel for a business meeting. Great location next to a parc but the hotel itself has had its best time. It is still beautiful but the carpets in the room smell, the cupboards smell as well.
The restaurant service was extremely poor. Personel did not know how to handle a group of 8 people although the restaurant was empty. It took them more than 30 minutes to bring a bottle of red wine ...
Would not recommend. We did a council there with more than a 100 people and half of the people did not have Access to their room when they arrived. Conference started at 1 and rooms were available after 2.
Set by the park this is a loverly hotel beautifully decorated. Very central if you don’t want to be in the madness that is Rome. Rooms nice but not overlarge. Bathroom a bit sad with a shower over the bath. Fabulous indoor pool, gym and spa as well as an outside pool. Free to use for guests. The sun loungers around the outside pool do not have mattresses so they are very uncomfortable. Food available on the terrace or outside the pool area. Taxis etc as you would want and expect
This is one top hotel to stay for your Roman holiday. Great situation, overlooking the Borghese Gardens with views to St. Peter’s Basilica - just amazing.
Nicely away from all the hustle and bustle but still easy to access. The staff were great, so friendly and efficient. We will miss you all. The restaurant, bar and lounges were something else. The pool area and eatery were spot on. From our room we had such tremendous views, it was quite splendid. The Buffet breakfast was incredible, so much choice.
All in all a truly great hotel, an oasis of calm and splendour.
Thanks so much to you all for a superb holiday.