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What We Love

  • A historic and luxurious stay at the former residence of Napoleon, with breakfast and wine
  • Staying in an exquisite and peaceful residence, near some of Rome's most iconic monuments
  • The incredible history of this 16th-century palace, where Napoleon once lived
  • Savoring into a delicious continental breakfast in the privacy of your room
  • Your opulent and spacious suite – truly fit for royalty

What To Know

  • There's no lounge, bar or restaurant on-site, but some of Rome's best eateries are nearby
  • You'll feel like royalty staying in guestrooms with gold-leaf detailing, marble floors and luxe four-poster beds
  • Located in the heart of Rome, a short walk to the Spanish Steps
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A luxurious suite stay at an exquisite 16th-century palace that was once the home of Napoleon Bonaparte, including breakfast and a bottle of wine

The Lowdown

In the heart of historic Rome lies Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte, a rare and exquisite luxury hotel with a fascinating past. A palace dating from the 16th century, it was once the home of the young Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his mother, Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen Consort of Holland.
The palace’s august history is evidenced throughout, from the magnificent flower arrangements, marble tiles, stunning corridors, gold-leaf flourishes and impressive statues to the elegant touches, like four-poster beds, parquet floors and sumptuous suites. With the ability to indulge in a massage or hair-salon service right at the hotel, you might feel like royalty here yourself.
Situated right in the historic heart of Rome, you’ll be perfectly primed for exploring the city’s world-famous art and shopping streets. You’ll be just minutes from the iconic Spanish Steps and a hop and skip from the shops of Via Condotti and Via del Corso – proof that even this stately abode’s address is regal.


The beautiful Princess Pia suite fills its more than 1,000 square feet with a comfortable living room, two en-suite bathrooms, a cozy master bedroom – complete with a four poster bed – and second room with two single beds. Thoughtful extras include an exercise machine, two desks and a child cradle (upon request).Alternatively, stay in the Emperor or Queen Ortensia suite, which can respectively accommodate four and three people. Black and white marble tiles, an elegant lounge, fireplaces with gold-leaf detailing and a luxurious bathroom are just a few of the perks in these sumptuous abodes.
Amenities- Two flat-screen TVs- Safe- Minibar- Wi-Fi access- Daily cleaning


The hotel’s delicious continental breakfast is brought to your suite between 7:30 and 10am every morning, so you can enjoy fresh juices, fruits and pastries while reclining in your very own private lounge (or four-poster bed).


Situated in the historic heart of Rome, Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte is a short walk from some of the city’s most iconic attractions, including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo, the Colosseum, Piazza Navona and Ara Pacis. The Spagna Metro, on Line A, is less than a 10-minute walk away.

How to Get There

Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte
Via della Fontanella di Borghese, 56
Rome, 00186 Italy


Incredible building, ho-hum place to stay

From the Napolionic and Handel history, to the 10 foot single-piece marble steps, to the corridor of busts and massive statues, picturesque corridors and staggeringly beautiful interior, this is an amazing place to visit. The lady in the lobby was very welcoming and showed us around. Location-wise it's perfect: literally about 300 yards from the Spanish steps and in the middle of everything.

Downers: it was hot, and the single A/C unit in the main bedroom couldn't keep up (v high ceilings). The adjacent bedroom was worse. The bathroom (accessible only by walking through bedroom 2) had a minute shower unit with a head far too big for either the unit size or the available water pressure.

The living area and patio, although view-less, would have been lovely places to sit except they're hemmed in by other buildings so there's no draft to mitigage the heat.

Great place to stay for a night, but I'd rather move to a hotel for night no.2.

Outstanding location

This palace is a delight to stay whilst in Rome. Our room was magnificent and quiet which was more important to us than toiletries and beverages. The location was wonderful, being in the heart of Rome and central to most tourist attractions. The cafe opposite The Lego Shop situated nearby was the best.

An excellent, luxurious B&B with grand Napoleonic history

Excellent, luxurious b&b in the heart of Rome. It is full of history and you can really feel it around you. Breakfast can be requested. We stayed in the Ortenza suite which is stunning as the pictures, huge and spacious, felt like we were king and queen!! It also has an additional two single beds in an adjacent room. The Princess was lovely to meet and Riccardo and Alfonso were a great help and lovely too!! We would definitely stay again.