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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Newly refurbished to a very high standard. Rooms ok for size but lacked storage space. OK for overnight but I don't want to leave my clothes in the suitcase for three nights.
Terrace restaurant very expensive but lovely views. Breakfast outstanding. All staff were excellent, good English spoken throughout.
Location is a big drawback. It sits above the Spanish Steps and then up another steep hill. It's a pretty forbidding climb up from most of the local sights. Also it is on the junction of two one way streets so taxis have to make a circuitous route to get to it. No bus service or Metro close by.
We had a fantastic stay at the Villa Borghese, from September 26-29, 2019! We were in Rome for 3 nights, beginning our 50th Wedding Anniversary trip. The hotel was beautiful, the staff was OUTSTANDING, and our upgraded suite exceptional. The rooftop restaurant was wonderful, and the Breakfast was amazing. We also had a wonderful dinner there.
We have to give a huge thank you to Agostino, Angelo, Ivan, Serena, and Michele. They were so very helpful to us first time international travelers during our stay. Sorry if we missed any of the other staff by name, everyone was great. We will definitely stay at this hotel again. Also, thank you to the General Manager, Edoardo Giuntoli, for everything you and your staff did for us.
The location is pretty good whee your walking distance from the Spanish steps where you can walk you way to the fountain and a couple of other known places all in walking distance. We were in the new and renovated rooms, their pretty good and clean. Breakfast tasted good but lack of variety. The breakfast in on the 7th floor terrace with a beautiful view showing the city. The staff are friendly and helpful. Only one issue which happens sometime when we arrived at the hotel there was no doorman or anyone to assist with the bags from the car. Turned out he was occupied inside for some reason. Would go there again. I noticed though that most clients are senior citizens. Not a teenage friendly hotel.