The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast and a bottle of water on arrival
Residential neighborhood lends authentic experience, with few tourists
All 32 guestrooms are decorated differently
The chic lounge and lauded restaurant
What To Know
It’s a 25- to 30-minute walk to most of the city’s major sights, or about a 10-minute cab ride
Free bikes for hire
Some local businesses are closed from the end of July through September
Siesta hours are generally 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A city tax of $9 (€7) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout (for guests 10 and over)
Parking on site
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Elegant Art Deco villa in Rome's well-heeled Parioli neighborhood with a lauded restaurant and wine cellar
On a prized piece of Rome real estate in the upscale Parioli district, the Hotel Lord Byron has a hilltop location that makes for jaw-dropping views of both the city and the lush gardens of the Villa Borghese (best ogled from many of the bedroom balconies and terraces). It's been beautifully refitted from its former incarnation as a private villa, seamlessly mixing Art Deco and modern style. Paintings by artists Maurice Paul Joron and Nicolas Granger-Taylor decorate the walls in the public spaces.
Bed and Bath
The Art Deco theme continues in the guestrooms and suites, each uniquely decorated with antiques. The rooms are dressed in rich linens and window treatments and painted in a variety of reds, greens, blues, browns and creams. The effect is elegant and layered and creates a sense that you're staying in a handsome, noble estate. There’s a mixture of stylish mahogany and rosewood furniture throughout, and in the bathrooms vintage marble tubs up the luxe factor a notch.
Sapori del Lord Byron, the on-site restaurant, is known for its well-stocked wine cellar and variety of Italian specialties, such as homemade pasta rolls with trout and black truffle sauce cooked up by chef Raffaele Picariello. White linen tablecloths, high-backed velvet chairs and Art Deco mirrored walls complete the dining experience. Il Salotto Lounge & Wine Bar is a charming spot for a nightcap or an aperitif, decked out in exotic furnishings, giant portraits and marble details.
In the Area
The Hotel Lord Byron is right near the Borghese Gallery and Museum. Reservations are required, so book ahead if you want to see the famous works on display there — classics by Caravaggio, Bernini and Raphael, to name but a few. If you want to see more of Rome’s sights, rent a scooter or bicycle to explore the residential expanse around the hotel, or make your way to St. Peter's, the Vatican and the Colosseum. If you’re heading to the Spanish Steps, have the concierge snag you a table at Dal Bolognese, a hip spot dishing up classic Italian lasagna and straightforward Bolognese fare. If you don’t have a reservation, get there early and you’ll likely be seated. Afterward, don’t miss a scoop (or three) at Il Gelato di San Crispino, an ice-creamery so sure of its high-quality products that it doesn’t use cones — they would interfere with the taste. Flex your credit card along Via Condotti, which starts at the Spanish Steps and extends down to Via del Corso. Requisite stops include Bulgari (the first of three locations in the city), Armani, Ferragamo and Battistoni.