6 Dream-like Hotels in Rome

The Villa Spalletti Trivelli remains one of the most gracious settings in Rome and often welcomes diplomatic and noble guests. Recendy, the 15-room property added two garden suites suitable for families, as well as a rooftop terrace with three Jacuzzis, sunbeds and a bar.

There is also a small Wellness Center with gym and spa treatment rooms, where guests may enjoy massages given by Sachie, the resident therapist.

The 860-square-foot Palatino Garden Suite has a spacious enclosed private terrace with dining and seating; it sleeps four in a king bedroom and queen sofa bed in the living room. There are two full baths, one with both tub and shower. There is an open kitchen area, where guests may make coffee or a full meal. The villa will provide a chef or room service for both suites upon request.

The Campidoglio Suite (approximately 970 square feet) sleeps five and contains a separate kitchen. Outside dining is available on a large private and enclosed terrace, as well as a seating area. The suite features a double bedroom, a single room with en suite bath, a sofa bed in the living room and a second full bathroom.

Inside the main villa, on the other side of the formal gardens, the rooms are large and sumptuous — as are the public spaces. The villa is entirely furnished with original paintings and furniture, giving the public spaces the ambiance of a noble house. The formal gardens are a popular spot for weddings and private events.

The Spalletti Trivelli family offers guests a Friday evening wine tasting, as well as day trips to their Umbrian winery, Pomario.

There is a small restaurant in the hotel, which is open to guests and their visitors. Contact Raimonda for more information or questions.

Pepoli S (Via di Villa Pepoli 9) is a con-temporary boutique hotel nestled on one of Romes seven hills, with a view of an iconic site, the Baths of Caracalla. Opera lovers will enjoy the proximity to the ancient ruins of the baths, home of the famed outdoor summer opera season; enjoy either as part of the audience or while sipping a glass of wine on the terrace of one of the suites.


Pepoli 9 is a boutique hotel located on one of the seven hills of Rome. Shown here is a suite in the hotel

Owner/manager Aiessandra De Lorenzo also owns the five-star Mezzatorre Resort & Spa on the island of Ischia. For Pepoli 9, her designs for the nine rooms and suites (including two junior suites) were inspired by Roman women and their varied personalities, making them an inviting combination of mid-century modern, Art Deco and contemporary.

The key to the Grand Suite is the private terrace overlooking the Baths of Caracalla, the ancient spa where Imperial Rome went to relax and gossip. Two double window doors open to the wide terrace from the bedroom/ living room. There is a baldicchino (teester) king bed and sofa, as well as a table and chairs and large armoire. All the colors are neutrals — black, white and gray — popped with accents of purple and fuschia.

The Milena Suite continues with neutral colors — brown and white — as the base, but this time lime green is the accent. This suite also has a terrace overlooking the Baths of Caracalla, with centuries-old cypress trees adding the feel of a formal garden. There is a king bedroom and an alcove living room, with sofa and table. The bathrooms at Pepoli have a French feel, with black and white striped walls and black marble countertops. Some have double showers.

Also overlooking the Baths is the Camilla Suite, whose color scheme mirrors the Grand Suite. The junior suites, Caterina and Tiziana are smaller versions of the suites — smart, black and white bathrooms with large showers, neutral colors with bright accent colors, with plenty of light coming from the adjacent park and green space.

Crossing Condotti (Via Mario de’ Fiori 28) is a charming hideaway on one of those Roman streets with a colorful past. According to legend, Via Mario de’ Fiori in Rome’s historic center was once the street of case di tolleranza (literally, houses of tolerance, i.e., brothels). Today it is a chic location in the city’s designer shopping area, with beamed ceilings, sleek bathrooms, fine linens in light neutral colors and original paintings.

The top floor of the boutique hotel can be made into the Penthouse Suite Borghese by combining the Vittoria Master Room and the Sistina Double Deluxe. With almost 900 square feet of space, the suite has room for six guests. There are two queen bedrooms, a sleeper sofa in the living room, two kitchenettes, two en suite bathrooms with chroma- therapy showers and another bath with a steam bath wellness cabin. Each room may be booked separately.

The Junior Suite Margutta is on the ground floor and has a separate private entrance and small courtyard. At 375 square feet, there is room for a walk-in wardrobe, small sitting- room and bar-kitchenette. The bathroom includes a Turkish Bath with chromatherapy.

Among the double superior rooms, the Spagna is decorated with a draped queen, while the Condotti is designed with twin beds. Ail of the superior rooms have tall windows; the bathrooms in these rooms are fitted with tubs and showers.

Crossing Condotti will arrange a variety of Rome-based adventures for its guests. In addition, the hotel has an arrangement with the Antonelli winery in Umbria to provide wine for in-room tastings or day trips to the cantina.

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