Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
What We Love
- An opulent retreat with resort-style amenities
- Home to one of Italy's best restaurants, the three-Michelin-starred La Pergola
- Free shuttle to/from the city center
What To Know
- It's a 30-minute taxi ride to the main sights, like the Colosseum
- Popular with business types and the conference crowd
- La Pergola is very pricey and reservations must be made weeks in advance
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Atop Monte Mario, the hill that dominates the Eternal City, Rome Cavalieri is an opulent retreat that offers five-star service and views to match. Set within 15 acres of lush parkland, the hotel is tricked out with the kind of luxe trappings you’d expect from this Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property, including one of Italy’s best restaurants, the three-Michelin-starred, La Pergola. Interiors are typically Italian, with acres of marble, chandeliers, elaborate wall paintings and a museum-quality art collection and all of the 345 spacious guestrooms feature balconies. Resort amenities include four swimming pools, five restaurants and bars, a palatial spa with a Turkish bath and two Davis Cup clay tennis courts.
In the Area
The hotel is a good 30-minute taxi ride (or free shuttle) to the city center for Rome’s classic sights including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon. Stroll across the Tiber to Trastevere, arguably Rome’s loveliest pedestrian district; it’s home to the famed Porta Portese flea market, some the city’s best traditional thin crust pizza joints, and the hypermodern Glass Hostaria (try the chestnut tagliatelle). And don’t miss a peek at La Bocca della Verita (The Mouth of Truth), featured in the classic 1953 Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday.
How to Get There
We arrived early via a red eye flight and our room was not ready upon arrival despite a previous email alerting their Guest Relationships department about our early check in. The Front Desk agent promised to rush one for us and so we just headed to the restaurant for breakfast while waiting. We were taken to a table right by the poolside which was particularly delightful for a sunny morning. Must be the magic of the breeze and the pool, it was one of the most relaxing hotel breakfast I have ever had. Upon returning to the Reception, our room was ready. Thanks to Alessandro, the nice gentleman at the Front Desk. The room was considered quite spacious by European standard. It overlooked the garden and had a nice little balcony with a small table and two lounge chairs. We had to quickly take off for a Colosseum tour and the cab ride was pretty quick and easy from the hotel. Overall it was a nice experience. Majority of the staff is courteous, not quite cordial but professional enough. It was a short two-night stay and next time, we would like to try their award winning restaurant and the spa.
Thank you very much for everything. From the moment we arrived at the hotel you made us feel special. Special credits to Michaela who made us feel very welcome during check-in. No better hotel to stay at when spending time in Rome!
Stayed here for five days 11/29-12/4 for my girlfriends birthday, on the first night woke up and 6am their time to find bedbugs in the bed. Called front desk, two employees come to the room, I show them the bedbugs(which I caught) and there was one actually crawling in the bed while they were in the room, so they witnessed it first hand. So now we move to another room where they place two full/queen size beds together to make a king due to the hotel being completely booked, understandable. Now in the new room I’m paranoid so I’m looking around for bedbugs and the coast is clear, but low and behold, I wake up for with new bite marks. Long story short, they were coming from the headboard at night, mainly 5-6am(11pm-12am est). Mind you they are only biting me, not my girlfriend which was even more weirder. My girlfriend has emailed corporate and have yet to get a response, thus the reason I’m even writing this complaint. I have video and pics to prove everything. Just a sad situation, I expected way more from Hilton. For some reason I can’t upload the video or screenshots from the video, saying the pictures is too large and the max is 5MB but it did let me update the one picture of my back on the first night
My experience was excellent I am a regualr traveller and I was impressed im this hotel we had the luck to be the guests of the day . The city view was amazing service was great . We enjoyed the spa. The staff was really helpful and professional. Recommend it
Pros: Customer service, breakfast, elegant property.
Cons: Located far from city center and shuttle stops running early. Not much within walking distance. Room decor mostly out of date, old carpet, blinds, furniture, etc.