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
My fiancé surprised me with a trip to this restaurant on our second night in Rome and proposed as we watched the sunset over Rome!
It was spectacular from start to finish , he had been planning it with staff over emails and they made sure we had the best table.
The food that we had was gorgeous and the cocktails were amazing! I think because we were so full of adrenaline (and my partner nerves) we only managed one course however would have loved to have eaten more!!
we were given a complimentary plate of macaroons and various desserts saying congratulations in chocolate.
The staff were lovely , friendly and attentive!
A gorgeous gorgeous restaurant!! Would love to return if we return to one day!
We recently had the pleasure of staying at the newly renovated Sofitel in Rome. From arrival to deprture this place was very special. AMAZING.
The concierge service was excellent, rooms beautiful presented with all quality fixtures
Breakfast served on the Terrace was fresh, amazing choices and lovely staff
Overall, One to Remember, but we will be back.
An outstanding and different view of Rome with Saint Peter’s Basilica centre stage. Just a few steps from the Villa Borghese and so it makes for a romantic pre and post amble for aperitivo. Brilliant spot for sunset and a beautiful room and service to match. Highly recommend for those who can afford it.