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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
It was so wonderful to return to this hotel after an exhilarating but exhausting day touring Rome and relax by the beautiful pool and enjoy the spa. Just as important was the warm welcome we always received from the accommodating staff. We simply loved our visit to Rome Cavalieri!
Three nights and what a fabulous time! We upgraded to a suite overlooking the pool and the city. A fabulous view from a semi-private balcony. A bottle of Prosecco definitely enhanced our arrival as well as
evening entertainment from a location by the pool, directed at the hotel. (Here, the music was soothing and relaxing but was all music from the US when Italian classics would have been preferred. This is our only negative comment.)
We enjoyed a tremendous breakfast buffet with broad selection for everyone, including us - as flexible vegans (‘fleegans’).
Then there is the pool, which we enjoyed for lap swimming (though without lane lines or markers at the ends). We cooled off and unwound with an hour of swimming 2 out of 3 days - after tour sights in Roma.
Then there was dinner at the restaurant, not at La Pergola, a destination in itself (where reservations are needed months ahead), but rather, we went again to the restaurant downstairs. Delicious selections again!
I also had a massage at the spa and utilized their steam sauna. Both the massage and the steam sauna we great.
Then there is the art and elegance of this fine hotel.
Not being located in the center of Roma allows for a quiet hotel with great food and luxury.
Stayed here recently before going on a Mediterranean cruise. This hotel is incredible. Service was amazing and everyone was so helpful and courteous. I can't say enough good things about this experience and plan to return to it next time we are headed to Rome.
This hotel, though slightly outside the city center is the perfect place to stay in Rome. Downtown and the sights are easily accessible by cab or hotel shuttle. Restaurants and amenities are top class. Rooms spacious and very nicely equipped. I feel at home here.
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at the Cavalieri. It was a wonderful, relaxing time in the middle of a long vacation. The pool was divine, rooms were stylish and clean. The staff is fabulous here as is the spa. The only drawbacks are the distance from City Center (15 minutes via shuttle or taxi) and the very high prices for food and cocktails poolside.