Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
What We Love
- Impressive rooftop restaurant and cocktail lounge with sweeping city views
- Sofitel’s signature MyBed sleep system pairs innovative mattress technology with uber-soft bedding
- Top-notch personalized service from eager-to-please staff
What To Know
- Rooftop restaurant gets crowded with hotel guests and locals; dinner reservations are recommended
- The workout room is small and basic
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The hotel’s swanky, modern lobby showcases vivid charcoal and plum furniture, sumptuous curtains, sleek polychromatic marble floors and a floor-to-ceiling library of art books. Black-and-white photographs of iconic Italian stars adorn the walls. Wander the halls to discover all kinds of design surprises, including a grand neoclassical floor mosaic left over from the original 19th-century owners.
Bed and Bath
Room design and color schemes range from stately and traditional (regal hues, heavy curtains, dark wood furniture and neoclassical flourishes) to intimately lit modern crash pads with pops of slate-gray and lemon-yellow. Sofitel’s signature MyBeds combine mattresses and featherbeds atop slatted bases. Bose stereo systems and iPod docks come standard, and the spacious marble bathrooms have showers and tubs, large vanity mirrors and luxe Hermès bath products.
The award-winning rooftop restaurant, La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge, is the hotel’s star attraction. The sleek, modern space offers panoramic views from practically every table, and the outdoor terrace is the place to watch the sun set over the Eternal City. The roof is fully retractable to take advantage of sunny days. The menu combines the best of Italian and French cuisine, and the innovative cocktails are simply divine. For breakfast, head to the cavernous ground floor room, where a full spread of delectable regional specialties awaits, including a special, fun section of foods for kids.
In the Area
The Sofitel’s address is one of the finest in Rome, right down the road from the lovely Villa Medici and the Spanish Steps and within a minute’s walk of Via Veneto’s posh boutiques and restaurants. Those looking to burn calories from Italian overindulgence should grab a jogging map and iPod from the concierge and weave through the Villa Borghese gardens. On the edge of the park lies the Pincian Hill. Head to the Piazzale Napoleone I terrace for one of the best panorama photo ops in Rome. Overlooking Piazza del Popolo, the views stretch as far as the Vatican and the Pantheon.
How to Get There
We have been at Rome a few times, first at this hotel. We had great time since we step in. The breakfast is really something new with unlimited view. But the location is something for this place, everything is near by (10' walk from Trevi Hispanic plazza) and you have this feeling that you staying in a Italian Vila far away from city's noise.
My wife unfortunately had a fall and a hip operation while on holiday, we were forced to make last minute plans to stay in Rome for 4 days before flying. The Hotel arranged a room with suitable facilities and a wheel chair, we were transferred by ambulance to Rome and met on arrival. The care and consideration could not have been better, the room was perfect and the staff went out of their way to see that meals and transfer by wheelchair to the dining room for breakfast and dining was without fuss. Sometimes you take your hotel for granted, this was a stay we will remember for some time. Thankyou Accor. Michael and Margaret Rowan, now home in Sydney. Grazie Millie
Stayed here recently for our honeymoon. The hotel and service was excellent. The room was lovely, and the concierge and bar staff were very friendly and helpful. Special mention to Luca the barman for his fantastic service and going the extra mile. We had a perfect apart from the breakfast which fell below expectations. I had been on a strict diet for over a year and lost about 3 stone, so the honeymoon was the first time in ages I could finally eat a decent breakfast. We paid 30 euros each per morning for the "American Breakfast". I was expecting a large cooked breakfast with all the trimmings. Sadly, this wasn't to be. There was some thin bacon and scrambled egg and some strange mini sausages but the rest was healthy eating fruit and bread etc. All I wanted was a decent fry up! I'd been looking forward to it for months and months. Had I known that breakfast would be so underwhelming I'd have saved my money. It certainly wasn't worth paying 30 euros for. Apart from the disappointing breakfast, everything else was flawless.
Enjoyed every moment of our stay. Extremely professional receptionists, nice room in a quite neighborhood. Helpful and pleasent staff. Close by attractions. Breath taking view from the terrace of Vatican. Highly recommend it
this is definitely a 5-star hotel so pricey, even for Rome, but worthy of a splurge. Even though it is a few minutes walk from the Spanish steps, the hotel is nested in the luxury part of Rome, and deliciously calm and quiet. When you check in the concierges tell you that the hotel is about to be renovated, so call in before you make reservations, but renovations will come right on time, with some of the rooms in need of a little TLC. The best feature of the hotel is the terrace, where you can have breakfast with one of the best views in Rome, with the Vatican in the distance. Service is impeccable in every way, and special Kudos to Maurizio at the reception, who was really helpful solving an issue with the room. VERY cool feature: my room had a local droid phone with local wifi that you can take around on walks with all sorts of tips about what to do, what to see, where to eat.