The St. Regis Rome
What We Love
- Butler service, available at any hour of the day via email
- Contemporary a la carte dining at Chef Francesco Donatelli's Vivendo restaurant
- Signature suite designed by Bottega Veneta's creative director, Tomas Maier
What To Know
- Excellent access to all modes of transport, including Rome's central train station that links guests to destinations all over Italy
- 12-hour services at the St. Regis' KamiSpa
- Babysitting services and a variety of baby supplies, including diapers and cribs, available upon request
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The St. Regis’ Roman outpost is chic, romantic and timeless. Think regal timber and marble paneling, soft Italian leathers of every shade and grand antique mirrors and chandeliers alongside modern linens and furnishings. The brilliant original frescoes, contemporary artworks by Ubaldo Bartolini and Paolo Fiorentino and fabulous views of the ancient city make this one of Rome’s most over-the-top stays.
Bed and Bath
From its standard guestrooms to its superior Couture and Bottega Veneta suites, St. Regis’ accommodations are spot on. Rooms play on the opulence of Roman royalty, with wide windows and picture-perfect views of Roman ruins. Damask fabric and Murano glass chandeliers decorate the bedrooms, while marble confections gild nearly every surface of the spacious bathrooms, which are stocked with spa-like Remède products.
Apart from the hotel’s unbeatable location on the Via Vittorio, the true star of the St. Regis is Vivendo, a retro glam restaurant with a sophisticated, seasonal menu to match. In the dining room and beyond, St Regis’ platinum customer service is always on display: Guests staying in suites have 24/7 butler assistance that includes packing/unpacking and garment pressing. Also onsite? The Asian-inspired kamiSpa, a state of the art fitness center and a buzzy bar.
In the Area
The shops on Via Condotti are just minutes from the hotel. After a retail splurge, eat your way through some of Rome’s best restaurants and markets, namely Piperno and Campo dei Fiori. Make time to take in the city’s best cultural attractions, like the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, Michelangelo’s Campidoglio, the Coliseum, Piazza Navona and the Baths of Dicoletian and Caracalla; they’re all a short walk from the hotel.
How to Get There
First time in Rome hence needed a good base from which to run around. Playing the tourist for the week. The St Regis in Rome is definitely a grande dame style hotel which is nearing the end of its renovations. Indeed on checking in I was told that I was getting one of the newest rooms available.
Walking into the lobby it reminded me distinctly of the Fairmont in San Francisco. However, there is no real comparison as that is how I would think of the St Regis pre renovations - ie dark woods with a general absence of lighting. The lobby renovations were complete by the time I visited and it gave off a fresh, light filled, modern, elegant and welcoming feel to the place.
The room was gorgeous and bright with a inner courtyard view. Colours were warm and soft with some nice decorative touches. The room had an unusual walk in wardrobe which slid off the side of the bedroom snaking around the bathroom - a bit of a shame as that ample space could well have given the room a more spacious feel had it been used - it could well have been made part of the bathroom itself.
It was evident that the room has just been finished as there were some minor slips - such as the walk-in’s window not quite locking or the leaking shower room seal. Neither of these took anything away from the comfort of the room however. As I was out most of the day playing tourist I didn’t notice the continuing renovations taking place - some mornings you could hear the odd thump of a hammer or buzz of a drill but not enough to make an impact.
Service throughout was unstinting, warm, engaging and friendly. Check in was most welcoming.
The food was also uniformly good. The breakfast buffet has an egg station where the chef will cook eggs to order - and the range available is relatively limited but of a high standard throughout. Due to a bit of jet lag on the first evening I ordered room service and again thought the food good quality but I very quickly got used to the fact that within a stone’s throw of most street corners there would be very decent food at very reasonable prices - just a case of avoiding the tourist traps (the trick always seems to be to find those places that locals would frequent - generally meaning avoid the larger places on main streets and wandering off the beaten track a little).
The location of the St Regis is close - within 10 minutes walk - to Termini Railway & Bus station which proved fortuitous given that a lot of my own sightseeing involved jumping on the local BigBus Hop On Hop Off buses the first stop of which is conveniently located at the station.
Rome itself is not a huge city and it is feasible to walk a good few hours a day. The first couple of days saw me walking anything up to 6 hours but the aforementioned BigBus 3 day ticket was a good way to take the weight of my feet in the latter half of the week.
All in all a highly enjoyable and comfortable stay. In any other world the St Regis is a worthy 5 star hotel - I mark it a 4 for a couple of reasons - the first is a lack of a pool (not many in Rome have one it seems) and the second - and I would recognise it is a touch unfair to the St Regis - is to make a clear distinction between the other hotels I stayed at during this Italy trip.
We stayed at the St. Regis for 4 nights as part of a family trip to Italy. The hotel and service in one word: exceptional. The hotel is stunningly beautiful. They are completing renovations on the hotel, it's like staying in a modern, classic Italian Palazzo with beautiful decor. The lobby, bar, and rooms were all beautiful. We stayed in an Imperial Room (room 332) and kids were in a Deluxe room (room 317). Both rooms were lovely. The Imperial room was absolutely gorgeous with high ceilings, large windows, a spacious room, bright, fresh, and modern yet with a classic Italian look. The decor throughout the lobby and hotel was perfection. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in at any hotel in years. The service at the St Regis was impeccable, particularly the butler service. We received excellent service from both Chiara and Lucca, so kind and truly took great care of us. They were always right on time with our morning coffee and everything was prepared perfectly. The rest of the staff (concierge, check-in, bar, and doormen) at the St Regis were all amazing too. Each of them were so courteous, genuine, and helpful which made our stay so comfortable. I loved the Bellinis in the bar and the evening Champagne was a nice touch after a long day of sightseeing. This hotel is simply wonderful and I strongly recommend it for a true 5-star experience. I can't wait to find another reason to come back to Rome again just to stay at the St Regis.
We recently returned from a few nights at this hotel and it was exceptional. It is undergoing a renovation and not all the rooms are open yet, but the open rooms are stunningly beautiful, with every detail taken into account for comfort. The lobby bar perfectly matches the details in the room and provides an oasis from the busy streets of Rome. We enjoyed drinks in the lobby bar each evening because the staff made us feel so welcome. Maurizio Felli, the bar manager, and his staff of Emanuele, Pietro, and Gabriel went above and beyond for all of the patrons in the bar to ensure everyone enjoyed the nightly Champagne ritual and cocktail hour.
I highly recommend this property for anyone looking for an elegant and unstuffy experience in Rome. We are looking for a reason to return!
My family and I spent 4 perfect nights at this stunning property and found that the service from the entire staff was better than perfect. The lobby is stunning, the breakfast was absolutely delicious, the bar was fun and inviting and the newly renovated rooms are spectacular. Mr. Giuseppe De Martino and his entire team went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was perfect, and indeed it was absolutely perfect and memorable. What a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful City of Rome by staying at the St. Regis Rome, one of the top elite hotels in Rome!
We stayed at the St. Regis in May on a trip to celebrate our 52nd anniversary. When we entered our room, the bed was adorned with rose petals and there were balloons to welcome us as well. While our room was not yet remodeled, it was still elegant.
The head concierge, Mario Santulli, was the most conscientious hotel professional I have ever encountered. Not only did he go out of his way to suggest excellent tours, restaurants, and itineraries for each day, he would check with us to see how we liked his recommendations. We will always remember his excellent service.
The newly renovated lobby was breathtaking.